Our recent outdoor patio engagement party had to move indoors when it rained. They found a lovely alcove for us to set up in for our jazz quartet (vocals, piano keyboard, upright bass, and drums). We even had time to … Continue reading →
Often we are contracted for both ceremony reception music. JJ (pianist) and I (vocalist) provide the wedding ceremony music, and then transition right over into jazz cocktail & dinner music in an adjoining room. It really keeps the celebratory vibrations … Continue reading →
The Diane Martinson Swing Jazz Quintet was well received at Bloomington’s Creekside Community Center luncheon. It was fun to see so many people singing along to hit jazz standard songs. They were familiar with the songs made popular by Frank … Continue reading →
Whether couples are having a dance or a social reception with live background music playing, there is almost always a First Dance. We tend to play instrumental music prior and save the first vocal song for this special time. Other … Continue reading →
Getting back to singing some new (to me) traditional jazz tunes for my Duo (Trio & Quartet). I had recently added some songs to my song list from other styles that included smooth jazz and pop jazz, but now I’m … Continue reading →
I really love singing with my Jazz Quartet. Here’s a picture of us having fun at a bridal fair. Whether it’s playing for dinner and a dance at a wedding, or adding background music to gala events, we have a … Continue reading →
So glad to have 2 inquiries today for 40’s era classic hit songs with my Jazz Swing Combo. One gig will be in my ol’ Bloomington hood at Creekside Center. I love swingin’ and crooning out the beautiful standards! … Continue reading →
The moon is so beautiful tonight with the rings of color around it. It makes me think of several Moon songs, like Moonglow by Will Hudson and Irving Mills and words by Eddie DeLange. Artie Shaw made a popular recording of it in 1941.
This recording of Moonglow is performed by Diane Martinson Jazz Combo (Diane Martinson, JJ Saecker, Kevin Teachout, and Jerry Gorman). It was recorded in Kevin Teachout’s basement 🙂 Love you guys!
It felt great to be a part of Patty and Brian’s wedding celebration. They chose Diane Martinson as vocalist for the ceremony (with myself on piano) and our Jazz Trio for the reception. Both took place in the Fireside Room … Continue reading →