There's a reason why The Martini Kings were named #1 live event band in Los Angeles by KTTV-LA. They've performed for everyone from Oscar winner actor/director Clint Eastwood, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, author Stephen King, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Kim Kardashian to Grammy award winning musicians as diverse as Kanye West and Carole King. Our events range from big name clients such as Honda Motors, The Getty Center and Universal Studios, to simple backyard cocktail parties. When event planners and party pros are looking for sophisticated and modern, with a hint of retro-style thrown into the mix, they always call on The Martini Kings.
From wowing the red carpet celebrities for the 7th straight year at The Academy Awards, to entertaining important corporate clients such as Warner Brothers, Universal Studios, Mattel and Honda, The Martini Kings are a perennial favorite with 'A' listers around Los Angeles and beyond.
Industry insiders have called The Martini Kings to provide their unique brand of retro jazz on projects as diverse as HBO's award winners Entourage and Six Feet Under to Fox's K-Ville, and have made new fans from clients like C.S.I. New York and The Los Angeles Director's Guild.
If you're looking for an alternative to the 'typical' for your wedding, cocktail hour, wrap party, corporate event, birthday or anniversary you've arrived. Our versatility allows us to adapt to your needs by providing anything from a solo pianist, a duo consisting of (piano/organ and acoustic bass) or (guitar and acoustic bass) to a deluxe 9 piece band (piano,sax,guitar,vibraphone,acoustic bass,drums,percussion,female vocalist,male vocalist.)
We are seasoned players who have toured, recorded and played with a variety of musicians the likes of which include Tom Jones, Etta James, Cher, Rod Stewart and Matthew Sweet - just to name a few! In addition we've been called on to appear in and score numerous movies, television and commercials. Group members haved appeared on The Jay Leno Show, Late Night with David Letterman, Saturday Night Live, Conan O'Brien and MTV.
The Martini Kings are the antidote to average. We know that it's your special event and you want things your way. The Martini Kings will satisfy your hippest guests (both young and old), with retro classics from the great American songbook, jazzy standards, bossa novas and cool jazz hits from the 1930's thru the 1960's. Our swingin' style will create a hip and elegant vibe that is perfect for listening or dancing-- sophisticated, but never sleepy!
simple - elegant - modern……The Martini Kings.