DB Orchestra

Jazz Band from Madison, WI - Will travel up to 100 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2017
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BOOKED 54 days ago

$1000 - $3000 per event
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About
Lively, loud, and local, the DB Orchestra is one of the hottest new bands in Madison. Bringing the nuanced harmonies of a Doo-Wop group, the intensity of a marching band, and the flair of great jazz ensembles of yesteryear, the DBO sets the stage for an infectiously fun and uniquely electric live performance. Expect to hear everything from timeless swinging' hits from the 1930s and '40s, rock'n'roll classics, show tune medleys, and even some tracks on the radio today. With a roster of nearly 20 musicians, the hot horns, smooth saxes, and driving drums of the DB Orchestra will keep your head humming and toes tapping long after the show's over.

Why hire the DB Orchestra? We'll let some folks tell you themselves:

We hired the DB Orchestra to play our wedding reception and it was one of the best decisions we made about the entire wedding weekend. First, in the weeks and months leading up to the wedding, the bandleader made sure all of our favorites were on the playlist, he met us at the venue to make sure it was a good fit, and he went the extra mile arranging some tunes that were special to us. The Hot 5 set a great mood during the cocktail hour and when it came time to dance, the Orchestra was an absolute hit. The dance floor was packed until the last note and all night (and ever since), all we heard from our guests was how great the band was. In fact, several of our friends told us it was the best band they had ever seen at a wedding. For our first dance, we had planned to dance to a recorded song. When technical difficulties with the venue's AV systems got in the way, the DBO sprang into action and played a beautiful arrangement of another song—it ended up being a better first dance than we had planned, thanks to the DB Orchestra. We can't recommend the DB Orchestra strongly enough and we're already looking forward to the next time we're lucky enough to be on the dance floor in front of them!"
-Kate and Nolan, Bride and Groom

“I always knew I wanted an actual BAND at my wedding reception. So after my engagement, my UW-Madison-attending younger brother told me his friend had a swing band called the DB Orchestra & I should check them out. After seeing them perform “Friend Like Me” from Aladdin once in Madison, I was sold! Having them play at our wedding reception was absolutely once of the best decisions we could have made – they were just a sheer joy. Everyone, and I mean everyone, at our wedding gushed about how it was one of the most fun receptions they had ever been to. The dance floor was packed from the first song until their last (and then a little bit after that!) and there were even times when I had trouble finding room on the dancefloor for myself! Andrew was a delight to work with and he generously did some special arrangements just for us, including Lady Gaga, Toto, and Disney. They were even willing to play the Notre Dame Fight song for us (with some Sconnie flair, I believe)! Needless to say, the variety of songs was a great hit. I was a band kid myself in college and it was so wonderful to see a bunch of 20-something young men and women having so much fun doing what they love – making music and giving people a reason to dance. I can't emphasize enough how great they all were!”
-Natalie, bride

We offer not only the exciting 17-piece big band, but also a 5-piece combo perfect for cocktail hour, as well as ceremonial music! We custom-arrange all our music, so we can accommodate any request imaginable! There's nothing quite like hearing your childhood favorite song played as your first dance, and hearing that song from a live band will make that experience absolutely unforgettable! You can hire just the combo, or ceremony music, or any combination!
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The best , worth it. I would hire them again for sure . Andrew is great !

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The DB Orchestra was the highlight of out event! They looked great and sounded fantastic! The music was interesting, fun, and really did swing. We had many comments the night of our fundraiser and could not have been more pleased with our decision to have this energetic, vibrant and talented group. It was easy to work with, Andy the director who was professional, friendly, and positive. The orchestra did a great job making it truly "A Night to Remember," which happened to be our theme.

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The band was great, easy to work with, very accommodating and very professional. I would definitely hire DB Orchestra again!

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Discount for nonprofit groups
Starting at $200
  • Drastically reduced pricing available for nonprofit groups!
  • Extensive nonprofit performance experience
  • Will work with whatever budget you have
WWII-era Swing Evening
Starting at $800
  • Ideal for veterans and senior citizens groups
  • Bringing the sounds of the classic big band era alive!
  • 1- or 2-hour program, either a concert or background music for social event
  • Feat. the music of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw and more!
Valerie
Amy Winehouse
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Andrews Sisters
Respect
Aretha Franklin
Begin the Beguine
Artie Shaw
The Thrill is Gone
BB King
Twist & Shout
The Beatles
In My Life
The Beatles
Something
The Beatles
I Saw Her Standing There
The Beatles
Stand By Me
Ben E. King
This Magic Moment
Ben E. King
Sing Sing Sing
Benny Goodman
Go Daddy-O
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Shake Rattle & Roll
Bill Haley & His Comets
Rock Around the Clock
Bill Haley and His Comets
Tell Her About It
Billy Joel
Only the Good Die Young
Billy Joel
Soul Man
Blues Brothers
Sweet Home Chicago
Blues Brothers
Minnie the Moocher
Cab Calloway
Zoot Suit Riot
Cherry Poppin' Daddies
The Twist/Let's Twist Again
Chubby Checker
Johnny B. Goode
Chuck Berry
Anything Goes medley
Cole Porter
Karma Chameleon
Culture Club
Can't Hurry Love
Diana Ross & the Supremes
Can't Help Falling in Love With You
Disney
Friend Like Me
Disney
Beauty and the Beast
Disney
It Don't Mean a Thing
Duke Ellington
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Elton John
Can't Help Falling in Love
Elvis Presley
Jailhouse Rock
Elvis Presley
Hound Dog
Elvis Presley
Burning Love
Elvis Presley
Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis Presley
Wonderful Tonight
Eric Clapton
At Last
Etta James
Build Me Up Buttercup
the Foundations
I've Got You Under My Skin
Frank Sinatra
New York New York
Frank Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight
Frank Sinatra
Come Fly With Me
Frank Sinatra
That's Life
Frank Sinatra
You Make Me Feel So Young
Frank Sinatra
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Frankie Vallie & the 4 Seasons
In the Mood
Glenn Miller/Doc Severinsen
Greased Lightning
Grease (The Musical)
Vehicle
Ides of March
Proud Mary
Ike & Tina Turner
Shout
The Isley Brothers
I Want You Back
Jackson 5
I Got You (I Feel Good)
James Brown
North Side Gal
JD McPherson
Ring of Fire
Johnny Cash
Bad Romance
Lady Gaga
Bandstand Boogie
Larry Elgart
La Vie En Rose
Louis Armstrong
Bourbon Street Parade
Louis Armstrong
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Louis Armstrong
What a Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong
Jump, Jive, an' Wail
Louis Prima
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Buble version)
Michael Buble
I'm a Believer
The Monkees
It's Only a Paper Moon
Nat King Cole
Unforgettable
Nat King Cole
L-O-V-E
Nat King Cole
Dance With Me Tonight
Olly Murs
Tiger Rag
Original Dixieland Jazz Band
You Can Call Me Al
Paul Simon
Blues in the Night
Peggy Lee
Earth Angel
The Penguins
I'm So Excited
Pointer Sisters
Georgia On My Mind
Ray Charles
Shake a Tailfeather
Ray Charles
Hit the Road, Jack
Ray Charles
Hallelujah, I Love Her So
Ray Charles
You Are the Best Thing
Ray LaMontagne
Rocky Horror Picture Show
RHPS (The Musical)
Twistin' the Night Away
Sam Cooke
Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke
Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered
Stevie Wonder
My Girl
The Tempations
Get Ready
The Tempations
Africa
Toto
Just a Closer Walk With Thee
Traditional
You Are My Sunshine
Traditional
When the Saints Go Marchin' In
Traditional
Hey Soul Sister
Train
Crazy Love
Van Morrison
Doo-Wop Odyssey
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Please note DB Orchestra will also travel to Cottage Grove, Mc Farland, Sun Prairie, Waunakee, Windsor, De Forest, Middleton, Deerfield, Morrisonville, Oregon, Stoughton, Dane, Marshall, Verona, Arlington, Cross Plains, Cambridge, Brooklyn, Waterloo, Belleville, Lodi, Lake Mills, Black Earth, Poynette, Columbus, Edgerton, Evansville, Mazomanie, Mount Horeb, Rio.
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