The Revisionists

Jazz Band from New York City, NY - Will travel up to 300 miles
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$1000 - $10000 per event
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About
The Revisionists specialize in American jazz traditions with original songs and and arrangements inspired by all your favorites--from Billie Holiday and Duke Ellington to Nina Simone and Frank Sinatra. Whatever you need, we're here to deliver; whether that's beautiful cocktail-hour ambiance or music that will inspire an active dance floor. Our new album "Let Me Off Uptown" is now available on all streaming platforms!

The members of the band are at the very top of their field and can be heard performing on Broadway, in celebrated jazz clubs, and backing up today's top artists and celebrities. We regularly perform at large private events for corporate galas and award ceremonies, held in such places as Hudson Yards in New York City and The Ritz-Carlton in D.C.; as well as intimate celebrations like weddings and birthdays; plus, special events like the Guggenheim Museum's 60th Anniversary and the New York Transit Museum's annual Subway Swing festival.

By request, the ensemble can be customized to meet your specific needs. Our standard 7-piece band includes both Female & Male Vocals, a dynamite horn section (Trumpet, Alto Saxophone/Clarinet, Trombone), and a driving rhythm section (Piano, Upright Bass, Drums). Depending on your needs, we can perform as a light, acoustic trio or and even as an authentic 17-piece big band!

Let us know if you're looking for Gatsby-esque party music, timeless melodies from the Great American Songbook, traditional or New Orleans-style jazz, a group of incredible swing dancers, flapper girls, or anything else! We love playing all styles of American jazz.

If you would like to hear us live we frequently perform at several venues around New York City, including The Django in Tribeca, Swing 46 on Restaurant Row, and Hofbrau Bierhaus near Grand Central Station. Check our calendar or reach out to find out where you can hear us live!

Why the Revisionists?

1. Professional: easy to work with, friendly, and prepared to meet your needs
2. Ready to entertain: whether you want gentle background music, high-energy brass sound, or even interactive dance lessons for your guests
3. Built-in emcee: if you need someone to make announcements, or simply use our speakers to amplify speeches
4. Quality: full-time professional musicians at the top of their field, each member performs nightly in the NYC music scene
5. Affordable: Customize the band size to accommodate your budget and vision
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50+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2018!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
2016 - Top Swing Band

Wedding Reception

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BOOK. THIS. BAND. We booked the Revisionists for our wedding reception and it was the best decision we could have made. They truly were the highlight of the entire wedding. The band was SO MUCH FUN, and everybody danced the entire time. At various points the musicians came out into the crowd and played, which was incredibly well received by the crowd. Danny was also a joy to work with. After the wedding, all we heard was “THE BAND WAS SO GOOD. Where did you find them?” I would recommend this band for any event without hesitation. They left us with a night full of incredible memories.

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Holiday Party

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This band is AMAZING!!! Totally exceeded our expectations! In a matter of fact, we will be using them for our yearly holiday employee event. If we could give them a 10-star rating we would!!!!!!

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The Revisionists ’s Response:

Izzy, thank you so much for the kind words! We had an incredible time performing for you all and we look forward to working with you again in the future. - Danny

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We hired The Revisionists to perform as guests arrived at our wedding and then again at our cocktail hour after the ceremony. They arrived and set up promptly and looked the part-very dapper boys! They were all incrediblely talented on each of their respective instruments and it was clear to see that music is a life-long passion for all of them. Our guests absolutely loved them and they brought the party! Great communication in the run-up to the wedding and made the day incrediblely fun and stylish. Thanks again to you all

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The Revisionists are outstanding performers. Professional, versatile and accommodating. Many, many guests told us they were the highlight of a fantastic wedding. We were looking for a jazz band to play jazz and swing standards, and The Revisionists were outstanding in every respect.

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This band is AMAZING!!! If you are looking for something cool, classic, elegant and hip for your special day this is your band. These are some of the finest young jazz musicians around. Their rep list is filled with all of the classic Jazz standards as well as all of the Great American Songbook favorites. Every single person at our wedding raved about them and said "This was the best wedding band they had EVER heard!" They do not play contemporary American pop music but their elegant and timeless repertoire was absolute perfection for our event. Danny their band leaders is easy to work with and very accommodating. If we could give them a 10 star rating we would!!!!!!

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New Year's Eve Party

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The Revisionists were brilliant. Professional, talented and a general pleasure to have playing at our event!

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Corporate Function

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Working with Danny for our holiday party was a breeze. He was prompt with his replies, flexible with my requests and very much perfectly paired with our Vegas themed event. They play it all! Our employees came up to me all night saying, "This band is amazing! - And they're so young!" - they were VERY much appreciated. Every band member dressed the part, was thoroughly professional and got a chance to shine on stage. Their singing talent matches, if not somehow exceeds their instrumental skills! I had one employee tell me when they sang they sounded like a recording - perfection! Even our casino dealers took breaks to just stop and swing. Don't be a fool, book NOW!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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They were terrific. The party goers all commented on how wonderful they were. Music was perfect--we had a good mix of ages from 3 to 88--little heavy on the 65 to 88 side as it was an 85th birthday party--but every one enjoyed them. Thank you, Revisionists, for doing such a great job. kelly

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Since our wedding was a themed "Roaring 20's" affair, we knew we needed the right band to really pull this time period together and Danny and his band members did not disappoint! They had such a relaxed air about themselves, that as the bride and groom, we appreciated immensely. Communication was easy, they delivered on all the special requests we had and days later our guests were still talking about how good the band was! Well done on all fronts and we would highly recommend The Recessionals Jazz Band! Mr and Mrs Bruce Kern

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The band was very professional and responsive from the first request. They were enthusiastic and flexible about meeting our unique performance request and were an overall great choice for talent!

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Private Party
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Guggenheim Museum
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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19
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Private Party
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Wedding Ceremony
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Celebration
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Vintage Jazz Wedding
Starting at $2,300
  • Cocktail Hour (Instrumental Music)
  • Reception Performance (Dance Set)
  • 3 hour performance within 30 miles of NYC
Jazz Brunch
Starting at $450
  • 3 Sets of live music in NYC
  • Instrumental quartet with or without a vocalist
Music + Dance Instructors
Starting at $3,000
  • 7 piece band
  • 2 professional swing dance instructors
  • NYC only
  • 3 sets of dance music
Big Band Night!
Starting at $3,500
  • Full 17-piece jazz orchestra (NYC only)
  • Classics made famous by Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, and more.
  • Can include male or female vocalists, or both!
A Kiss to Build a Dream On
After You've Gone
Creamer/ Layton
Ain't Misbehavin
Fats Waller
All of Me
All or Nothing at All
Almost Like Being In Love
Frederick Loewe
Angel Eyes
April In Paris
Vernon Duke
At Last
Avalon
Big Butter and Egg Man
Blue Skies
Blue Moon
Bourbon St Parade
C'est si Bon
Can't We Be Friends
Caravan
Duke Ellington
Cheek to Cheek
Come Fly With Me
Comes Love
Coquette
Cry Me a River
Darn that Dream
Day In, Day Out
Deed I Do
Dinah
Do Nothin Til You Hear From Me
Do You Know What it Means
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Duke Ellington
Down by The Riverside
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Embracable You
George Gershwin
Everybody Loves My Baby
Exactly Like You
Falling in Love With Love
Fly Me To The Moon
Bart Howard
Flying Home
Georgia on My Mind
Hoagy Carmichael
Hallelujah I Just Love Her So
Hello Dolly
Holiday Classics!
Variety of Artists
Home (When Shadows Fall)
Honeysuckle Rose
How High the Moon
Morgan Lewis
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Jimmy McHugh
I Could Write a Book
I Get a Kick Out of You
I Got Rhythm
Gershwin
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
I Should Care
I Wish You Love
I Won't Dance
I'll Be Seeing You
Sammy Fain
I'll See You in My Dreams
I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down
I'm in the Mood for Love
I'm Just a Lucky So and So
I've Found a New Baby
I've Got the World on a String
I've Got You Under My Skin
In a Mellotone
Duke Ellington
Indiana
It Don't Mean a Thing
Duke Ellington
It's a Sin to Tell a Lie
It's Only a Paper Moon
Just a Closer Walk With Thee
Just in Time
Just Squeeze Me
Just You, Just Me
Jesse Greer
Keepin' Out of Mischief Now
L-O-V-E
La Vie En Rose
Let Me Off Uptown
Limehouse Blues
Love For Sale
Cole Porter
Love Me or Leave me
Luck Be a Lady
Lulu's Back in Town
Mean to Me
Memories of You
Me, Myself, and I
Midnight, The Stars, and You
Misty
Erroll Garner
Mood Indigo
Moonglow
Moonlight in Vermont
My Blue Heaven
My Ideal
Nice Work if You Can Get It
Night and Day
Cole Porter
No Moon at All
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Jimmy McHugh
Our Love is Here to Stay
Pennies From Heaven
Arthur Johnston
Please Don't Talk About Me
Puttin on The Ritz
Rose Room
September in the Rain
Shiny Stockings
Smooth Sailing
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Harold Arlen
St. James Infirmary
St. Louis Blues
W.C. Handy
Stairway to the Stars
Stardust
Hoagy Carmichael
Stars Fell on Alabama
Stompin at the Savoy
Benny Goodman
Struttin With Some BBQ
Summertime
George Gershwin
Sweet Georgia Brown
Bernie/Casey/Pinkard
Sweet Sue
The More I See You
The Nearness of You
The Very Thought of You
The Way You Look Tonight
Jerome Kern
Them There Eyes
There'll be Some Changes Made
They Can't Take That Away From Me
This Can't Be Love
Richard Rodgers
Tonight You Belong To Me
Unforgettable
Until the Real Thing Comes Along
What a Little Moonlight Can Do
What a Wonderful World
What Is This Thing Called Love?
Cole Porter
When I Get High I Get Low
When Its Sleepy Time Down South
When You're Smilin
Where or When
Whispering
Witchcraft
Yes Sir, That's My Baby
You and the Night and the Music
Arthur Shwartz
You Turned the Tables on Me
You'd be so Nice to Come Home to
Brass Band
50s Band
Big Band
Blues Band
Dance Band
Dixieland Band
Jazz Band
Swing Band
20s Band
30s Band
40s Band
Wedding Band
Jazz Orchestra
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note The Revisionists will also travel to Long Island City, Brooklyn, North Bergen, Bronx, West New York, Union City, Weehawken, Flushing, Fairview, Edgewater, Hoboken, Jersey City, Ridgefield, Cliffside Park, Palisades Park, Fort Lee, Secaucus, Ridgefield Park, Leonia, Englewood Cliffs.
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