Martinis & Mistletoe is brought to you by trendsetting Lapis Luna - the original, authentic, and ultimate vintage music band in NYC. Along with the captivating music of 1930s, 40s & 50s, Lapis Luna is New York's go-to band for holiday, winter and Christmas music. Their top selling holiday album 'Snowbound' is a favorite this time of year!
Led by jazz chanteuse Shawn Aileen Clark, Martinis & Mistletoe by Lapis Luna transports you and your guests to a snow globe full of hot swing and a wintry mix of holiday jazz classics, along with unexpected Christmas songs. Rounding out the ski lodge-esque band is guitar, upright bass, vibraphone, drums, and sax & trumpet. You'll think you stepped into a Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye movie, or the holiday scenes from "When Harry Met Sally."
The band is based in New York City, and travels worldwide.
There is only one Lapis Luna and they don't perform the run-of-the-mill corporate party mix. This dynamic band of elite NYC jazz musicians have set themselves apart with an authentic presentation of vintage jazz standards, enchanting ballads, and obscure swing era gems. Their style embraces all forms of American music from the first half of the 20th century including hot jazz, early blues, big band, bebop & retro cha-cha, bossa, and rumba – the tops for listening & dreamy for dancing! Performance attire completes the mood with a fabulously chic cocktail dress, dapper suits, one-of-a-kind instruments and a vintage microphone.
The band performs in the style of 40s & 50s jazz, and incorporates Dixieland, 20s & 30s hot jazz.
-Lapis Luna performed at an exclusive event for the Clinton family. President Clinton hung out with the band instead of his esteemed guests!
-Lapis Luna provided dinner & all night dancing for the wedding of Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) and Geoffrey Arend in NYC.
-Lapis Luna receives the highest 3 star 'above and beyond' rating in The Knot Best of Real Weddings for 5 years in a row. See testimonials on theknot & wedding channel
-Lapis Luna is the swing band in the background of kate spade's ad for the fragrance 'Twirl'!
-performed for hundreds at the knot's ultra-swank annual gala at the NY Public Library.
-New York Magazine's 'Ultimate NYC Wedding Guide' names Lapis Luna as one of the few select best bands 'to keep the party on the floor all night' and an 'ultimate band pick.' 2008-2012
-Lapis Luna can be seen in print and online at Martha Stewart Weddings. You can see coverage of the band performing at the 15th anniversary party at the Plaza in NYC!
Whether you are looking for dancing, background music, cozy lounge sounds, or a concert setting for your wedding, gala, or soirée....we have the experience, talent, and dedication to make your event unique & unforgettable.
See the quartet live at the PLAZA HOTEL ON THURSDAY EVENINGS in the Rose Club. Check the Lapis Luna website for updated times and other performances.
Shawn Aileen Clark, vocals/ukulele
Tom Abbott, saxophones/clarinet
Dan Blankinship, trumpet
Tom Beckham, vibraphone
John Merrill, guitar
Chris Pistorino, bass
Brian Floody, drums