Diane Martinson Jazz & Swing Band has entertained at hundreds of company parties, anniversaries, birthdays, galas, and fund raisers in the Twin Cities. Music styles include: classic jazz hits, retro 1920's and 30's, Sinatra style 40's Big band Swing, Ballroom dance, and Latin. 6 and 7-piece groups can also include Blues, light rock, and Motown R & B.
Great dance and listening music for Big Band style songs from a small size band.
Diane Martinson jazz / swing bands deliver the classic jazz and wonderful Big Band era hit songs without the need for a large band area, or large budget. They have earned rave reviews from hundreds of Twin Cities weddings and special events since 1995.
Our swing jazz combos can be extended to include our larger group - Elevation Swing Jazz and Variety Band with styles including Swing, Jazz, R & B, Rock, 40's Big Band, Ballroom, Motown 60's, Disco 70's, Soul and 50's - 90's Pop music.
Our clients say it best -
"Diane, Thank you to you and the members of the jazz combo! Our guests loved having a band for the dance - a rarity in this community. I loved the selections you played." — Judy R.
"Martinson Jazz Quintet - The music fit perfectly, we were able to talk to each other and people got up and danced when they wanted just as we had hoped. Also thank you for backing me up on my special song. We had found other instrumental groups but having the vocalist just makes it that much more special and the sax is one of my favorite instruments. Thank you." — Don & Doris L., 50th Anniversary party
"We received great feedback on you and your jazz combo. You provided a sense of elegance with a playful spirit" — Anne K.
"Your great music made my Mom's retirement party wonderful. She has been talking about it ever since. Thank you for everything." — Lisa (Diane Martinson Jazz rated 5 out of 5 stars on EventWire.com)
"Diane, I heard you (Jazz Quintet) at Mystic Casino and loved the sound. I hope you will have some public gigs. Let me know, I'll be there. " — Cary
"I just wanted to thank you for supplying the music for our reception. The musicians were absolutely wonderful. They were as pleasant to deal with as they were talented, which was a nice treat, and they played exactly the type of music that we were wanting." — Stephanie H.
"We wanted good listening music and good dance music and you definitely provided both, thank you!" — Kathleen K. Family 100th birthday celebration
"Thanks for playing our requests. You did a beautiful job at making our banquet the most elegant the company has ever seen. The CEO commented that you were a real class act." — Sara L.
"...we received rave reviews from the audience. I would recommend you highly to anyone. —Lori G.
"Diane, Thank you so much for coordinating very talented musicians for our American Heart Association event. I sent [your solo pianist] Joy a thank you, but please let Jerry and 'the [jazz combo] crew' know how fabulous they were! We raised over $12,000 and could not have done it without you. Sincerely" — Julie C, Minnesota Monthly
"Music was beautiful. Diane's group was professional, flexible with our evening events and worked with our theme. Even Dressed the part :) I would recommend them for any corporate event or wedding." — Mercedes B, Corporate Recruiter, Buffets Inc. (Diane Martinson Jazz rated 5 out of 5 stars on EventWire.com)
"Diane Thank you again for performing with your Jazz quartet on Friday evening. You were wonderful! Our guests really enjoyed you. Regards" — Amy R. Marketing Events Coordinator, Medica