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Lapis Luna

Jazz Band from New York, NY - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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The only jazz band in THE KNOT's highly acclaimed Best of Real Weddings 2008-2013! Trendsetting Lapis Luna is the original, authentic, and ultimate vintage wedding music band in NYC. Lapis Luna brings you the captivating music of 1930s, 40s & 50s jazz with a classic glittering sound. Their specialty is playing timeless melodies the way they were meant to be heard: vibrant, fun, romantic & cool. This band is the real deal.

Led by jazz chanteuse Shawn Aileen Clark, Lapis Luna transports you and your guests to a long-gone era of genuine romance and spirited swing. The sparkling lounge quartet with guitar, upright bass and vocals will truly delight. Add sax, trumpet, vibraphone for an ultra hip band for dinner music. Put all of it together for the swingin' 7 piece little big band that will keep your toes tapping and everyone dancing. Your guests will never forget the night you threw a party and invited Lapis Luna!

There is only one Lapis Luna and they don't perform the run-of-the-mill wedding-band 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.

As New York City's premier jazz and swing band, they have provided live music for all occasions, public and private, intimate and grand. Their style is an ideal match for a swinging gathering at a modern loft, an elaborate celebration for hundreds at a museum, a simple garden party, or cocktails at a cafe.

Highlights:
-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 & weddingchannel. 'Best of the knot' 2008-2013

-Lapis Luna provided dinner & all night dancing for the wedding of Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) and Geoffrey Arend in NYC.

-Opened for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy in NYC several times

-September 2013 the group was handpicked to perform at an exclusive Clinton Family event at the Italian Embassy in Washington DC.

-November 2013 played for the nuptials at Senator Wally Bewster's wedding at the Hay-Adams, as well as his swearing in ceremony as Ambassador of the Dominican Republic.

-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.

Based in New York City, Lapis Luna travels worldwide.

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.

Lapis Luna:
Shawn Aileen Clark, vocals/ukulele
Tom Abbott, saxophones/clarinet
Dan Blankinship, trumpet
Tom Beckham, vibraphone
John Merrill, guitar
Chris Pistorino, bass
Brian Floody, drums
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We hired Lapis Luna for our wedding. They did a superb job playing all of the songs and Shawns voice was amazing!! They were very accomodating to all of our requests, some of them being singing Besame Mucho in Spanish as well as learning and playing L-O-V-E in French. They were extremely pleasant to work with both before and during our wedding. We highly recommend Lapis Luna and hope to hire them again in the future for any other parties or celebrations we might have. They are the perfect fit for an elegant event.

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We all had a wonderful evening..the band was great, very accomadating. Fun, music that fit cocktails, dinner and dancing.They also played at the ceremony, which was very beautiful. They were easy to work with and knew how to make the night flow. Shawn is a good leader...cute, charming, great singer and dancer and can draw in the crowd.(They also have a really great look!!) We would reccommend them and would invite them to Maine again!!

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The band leader, Shawn Clark, was wonderful to work with and very responsive to all of my questions and ideas. They exceeded our expectations in terms of their talent and professionalism. Our guests loved their music and it definitely played a role in creating the wedding day of our dreams.

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2016
Oct
14
Concert
Oyster Bay, NY
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2014
Jan
30
The Plaza Hotel
New York City, NY
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
2014
Jan
23
The Plaza Hotel
New York City, NY
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
2014
Jan
21
Corporate Function
New York, NY
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2014
Jan
16
The Plaza Hotel
New York City, NY
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
2014
Jan
9
The Plaza Hotel
New York City, NY
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
This is a brief list of our songs
The Best Is Yet to Come
Frank Sinatra
Tenderly
Ella and Louis
Crazy He Calls Me
Billie Holiday
Night And Day
Cole Porter
They Say It''s Spring
Blossom Dearie
Love Is Here To Stay
George & Ira Gershwin
S''Wonderful
Gershwin & Ira Gerswhin
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Nina Simone
Blue Skies
Bing Crosby
50s Band
Big Band
Blues Band
Dixieland Band
Jazz Band
Swing Band
Concert Band
20s Band
30s Band
40s Band
Cabaret Band
Wedding Band
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Happy Hours
Picnic
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Please note Lapis Luna will also travel to Brooklyn, Hoboken, Jersey City, Long Island City, Union City, Weehawken, Flushing, North Bergen, West New York, Bayonne, Kearny, Secaucus, Staten Island, Cliffside Park, Fairview, Jamaica, Bronx, Edgewater, Harrison, Newark, North Arlington, Ridgefield, Fort Lee, Little Ferry, Lyndhurst, Moonachie, Palisades Park, Ridgewood, Belleville, Carlstadt.
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