The one and only MELODYVILLE SWINGTET is brought to you by New York City's most beloved vintage music band, Lapis Luna. They are the original band in the retro music craze, and they don't perform the run-of-the-mill party mix. This delightful and professional band of elite jazz musicians have set themselves apart with an unmatched authentic presentation of 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, high energy big band, bebop & retro cha-cha, bossa, and rumba – the tops for listening & dreamy for dancing! Performance attire completes the mood with chic cocktail attire, dapper suits, one-of-a-kind instruments and a vintage microphone. The band embodies the style of 1940s & 1950s jazz & popular music, and incorporates 20s & 30s hot jazz. Whether you are looking for dancing, background music, cozy lounge sounds, or a concert setting for your wedding, gala, cocktail party or soirée....we have the experience, talent, and dedication to make your event unique, romantic & unforgettable. Music of Porter, Gershwin, Ellington, Goodman, and the vocalists from the golden era of song are made fresh and new, witty and fun. Bewitching Old Hollywood style and bold New York jazz combine to make an intoxicating mix, one you'll never forget! Melodyville is available from trios through the exceptional 7 piece 'little' big band with vocalist Hi Fi Honey, guitar, upright bass, vibraphone, and horns.
Some recent highlights include:
The musicians performed at an exclusive event for the Clinton family. President Clinton hung out with the band!
They provided dinner & all night dancing for the wedding of Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) and Geoffrey Arend in NYC.
Received 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
Is the swing band in the background of kate spade's ad for the fragrance 'Twirl'!
New York Magazine's 'Ultimate NYC Wedding Guide' names them as one of the few select best bands 'to keep the party on the floor all night' and an 'ultimate band pick.' 2008-2012
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!
The SWINGTET is also the tri state area's go-to band for Vintage and Classic Holiday Music. The group's holiday repertoire 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. You'll feel as if you stepped into the coolest ski lodge around!
The band is based in Philadelphia and New York City, and travels worldwide.