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Your Own Wedding Song
A completely original musical and lyrical creation, designed just for you.

Marc Albanese and the Upstream (Boston)
Great cover song list from Bob Marley to Dave Matthews.

Jerry Costanzo (Long Island)
Crooning the Great American Songbook

Cracked Ice (Connecticut)
NYC touring pros conspire to create a great cover band

The Daddy Mack Blues Band (Memphis)
Blues music so authentic you'll feel the Mississippi Delta heat!

The New Five Satins (New Haven, CT)
Relive the glory days of rock and roll with the Five Satins!

Michael Garin (NYC)
Pianist, vocalist bon vivante - repertoire from Cole Porter to Jerry Lee Lewis.

Vince Giordano and His Nighthawks Orchestra (NYC)
Flappers, bathtub gin, the roaring 20s - these are your guys!

Hip Pocket Orchestra (Massachusetts)
An awesome nine-piece dance band with three vocalists and an amazing repertoire.

The Kattawar Brothers (Memphis)
Dynamic boogie-woogie duo

Danny Klein's Full House (Boston)
"Celebrating the Music of the J. Geils Band"

Manteca Beat (Austin)
"Cool Beats with a Little Grease"

Montgomery Marshall Duo (Rhode Island)
Acoustic Blues duo featuring two nationally renowned players

James Montgomery (Rhode Island)
World-class Blues from a guy whose roots in Blues run extremely deep.

Mystic Bowie (Connecticut)
Lead singer of the Tom Tom Club, internationally renowned reggae, funk and zydeco artist.

The Nu-Cullers Band (Connecticut)
New England's hottest R&B dance band!

Jason Roseman and Tropical Gems (Rhode Island)
Flavor from a different island!

Secret Service (Boston)
Absolutely one of the best party bands you'll ever hear!

Soul Shockers (Memphis)
Nationally known as a great R&B party band!

The Soul Band (Boston)
Classic Memphis Soul - phenomenal talent!

Super Chikan (Mississippi)
The real-deal -- authentic Delta blues

Andy Farber's Swing Mavens (Long Island)
Reminiscent of the Royal Kings of Swing - Duke Ellington and Count Basie

The Venus Mission (Memphis)
Awesome, energetic party band, with 3 female singers and hours of dance music. VIDEO AVAILABLE!

 
    
Vince Giordano and His Nighthawks Orchestra (NYC)

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks are generally acknowledged as the finest practitioners of music from the "flapper" era of the 20s and 30s playing today.
Vince's attention to the authenticity of transcribing arrangements from old recordings, his insistence on precision, and his love of re-creating the music has made his Nighthawks into the most sought-after jazz band in New York City, booked for black-tie galas at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, the New York City Ballet, the Waldorf Astoria, and for private parties for many prominent New Yorkers, as well as the Rainbow Room, the Carlyle Hotel, "21," and the Copacabana.

Vince has been invited to perform at the Smithsonian, Carnegie Hall, the JVC Jazz Festival, Lincoln Center, and the Breda Jazz Festival in Holland. Described by one critic as a "poet of the jazz repertory frozen by time... the authenticity of the music coupled with his first-hand knowledge of the original material provides him with insights, experiences, and an integrity that is unique to the musical world."

Giordano also lent his talents to Bix: An Interpretation of a Legend (RCA), the original soundtrack from the 1990 film. He was typecast as a bass player in Sean Penn's band in Woody Allen's Sweet and Lowdown, and he and the band are featured in the Gus Van Sant film, Finding Forrester. Perhaps most notably, the Nighthawks recorded 22 note-perfect recreations of vintage hits for the soundtrack of The Aviator, Martin Scorsese's Howard Hughes biopic, and Vince himself appears in the film in the center of a vocal trio singing “Happy Feet” ala Paul Whiteman's Rhythm Boys.

Also a big-band historian and collector, Giordano has more than 30,000 scores in his collection, most of which were found on cross-country trips spent poking around in musicians' basements. Ths songlist of the Nighthawks includes an astonishing 1,000+ charts.

To summon up the days of Busby Berkeley and bathtub gin, look no farther than Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks.

“I had no idea that this music had so much vitality and so much energy to it.” - Leonardo DiCaprio, discussing Vince's work on "The Aviator" in which DiCaprio played Howard Hughes
 
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Cotton Club Stomp (instr.)

Minnie the Moocher

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Cheek to Cheek

The Carioca (instr.)

Top Hat, White Tie and Tails

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