The Amy Manette (Ma-Nay) jazz band is professional, talented, and easy to work with. Our main priority is to provide the perfect music for your event with zero stress or worry. We bring everything for a performance. All that we need to know is where to set up and where to plug in for power. A standard plug-in is required for electricity. We are very adaptable in the size and type of area we set up in as long as we have approximately 150 square feet, which would be roughly a 12-foot by 12-foot area, give or take each direction.
Our playlist consists of swing, jazz, blues, big band, pop and some 50's rock & roll. Amy is constantly adding new music selections to the playlist to keep our act fresh and entertaining.
The Amy Manette band are well-dressed professionals offering a great presentation. Our wardrobe varies from semi-casual to full formal, depending on the occasion.
Singer Amy Manette and trumpet player Dustin Voges take their places in the front of the band and stand during the performance. Pianist Ed Thorpe and drummer Marvin Topp are seated behind their instruments at the back of the band.
Amy Manette jazz band is not a Dance Band, although much of our music is very suitable for dancing. A true Dance Band is a high energy act, playing a wide variety of cover songs at a louder volume, similar to hiring a DJ. The Amy Manette Band has a more moderate approach to our performance, adapting our volume to our customers' needs. Our sound, talent, and tasteful playing are second to none. We pride ourselves on our reputation of satisfied customers.
Amy, Ed, Dustin and Marv are all personable individuals who look forward to meeting you and making your event a memorable one.
Amy Manette has an amazing dynamic range unmatched by most singers. She has a soulful voice reminiscent of Etta James or Beth Hart. Amy fronts the band.
Ed (Doc) Thorpe hails from St. Paul Minnesota and has been playing jazz and pop organ and piano for over 50 years. Doc is our mentor and is truly a master of his trade!
Marvin Topp is Amy's manager and drummer and also sings. Marv's style mixes elements of Big Band, Jazz, Latin and Pop to provide the rhythms.
Dustin Voges plays jazz trumpet and also sings. Dustin's schooling was in Concert Trumpet. He makes extensive use of trumpet mutes in his classy. jazz style of playing.
Laurel M. * February 15, 2018
Very Fun and Amazing Talent!
They were so entertaining and fun! I have never booked a band before and they made it so easy and stress free. The evening was so fun and we are very happy with how everything worked out.
Bobby A. J. P. * December 10, 2017
My husband and I were out on our date night, just so happened Amy Manette was performing that evening, we fell in love the band!!
In that moment we knew they had to perform at our wedding reception, we asked and they accepted.
We had special music requests,without a doubt, they nailed it, we could not have been happier with the band!!!
Our guests from our wedding are still commenting how wonderful you all are!!
Mark C. * November 14, 2017
Professional and Engaging Group The band was great from beginning to end. Each member was fun and professional. They were very engaging and skillful with their instruments and voices. They have a perfect jazz sound that complimented our brunch event wonderfully. I could not recommend them more and would welcome them back any time for future events.
Kent S. * June 12, 2017
Totally Enjoyed the Concert Amy Manette gave an upscale performance at the Waseca Art Center auditorium on June 2nd. The crowd thoroughly the variety of music ranging from easy listening favorites to sassy jazz hits and the presentation was outstanding.
Sam S. * May 9, 2017
Phenomenal! The music was perfect during the cocktail hour and silent auction bidding of our fundraising event. Amy Manette played jazz music to go along with our 1920's theme. Marv was great work with and very responsive. I would highly recommend for any event, large and small!