Diane Martinson Jazz & Swing Band has entertained at hundreds of weddings 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.
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Wedding reception entertainment is available in varied price ranges, from solo pianist and small group combos for the dinner to the Quartet, 5, 6 or 7 piece dance 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 -
"The music was fabulous! Everyone so enjoyed listening to you sing during the wedding and then with your jazz quartet at dinner and the dancing. Your voice is so beautiful and your music made our daughters reception just perfect. Thank you so much" — Marisol & Anibal L.
"Diane Martinson Quintet, Everything was wonderful. So many people have told us the music was extraordinary and so special. Your duo dinner music was perfect; romantic and at the perfect level so Dave and I could talk with everyone. Thank you for customizing our first dance to our rehearsed dance arrangement too, we really appreciated that extra effort." — Tracy & Dave
"Their music was surely music to my wife's ears. She loved it, and was very pleased with my choice. I do have to say, they did a fantastic job. " — John (rated 5 out of 5 stars)
"Diane Martinson Quintet, Thank you so much, our guests at the Minneapolis Club raved about you all during the night. The music was wonderful!" — Eunice B, mother of the bride
"Thanks Diane for your help coordinating our reception music. We really were impressed by the talent of your group!" — Heather
"The music was wonderful and I have received several compliments. I will definitely refer your groups to anyone that is looking for referrals. Thanks again for helping to make our wedding special!" — Corrie
"Dear Diane Martinson Music – Thank you so much for your musical services at our wedding reception. We were pleased to have you & appreciate you so much! With gratitude," — Tamara & Ken L.
"We wanted good listening music and good dance music and you definitely provided both, thank you!" — Kathleen K. Family 100th birthday celebration
"Diane, Shane and I want to thank you and your jazz quartet for your wonderful performance at our wedding reception at Bearpath on May 25th. Everyone commented on how they enjoyed the music, and we thought it was perfect! It is exactly how I envisioned the evening. Thanks again for making it so fabulous." — Valerie & Shane
"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.
"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.
"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
Wedding entertainment is available in varied price ranges, from solo pianist and small group combos for the dinner to the Quartet, 5, 6 or 7 piece dance band. Diane offers advice on planning the music and the best combination of musicians for your particular wedding reception.
Instrumentation includes- piano, bass, drums, vocalist, saxophone, guitar & 7th pc trumpet. The band can provide a Portable Piano Keyboard, and sound system PA for indoor or outdoor receptions.
Whether the musicians perform background music at the cocktail hour & dinner or are the featured band at the reception dance, the live music infuses the room with vibrant energy!
Diane Martinson musicians are always mindful of the appropriate volume for guests to socialize comfortably so there is plenty of room for conversations while enjoying the music.
We will tailor the music to fit your wedding reception and work with your schedule. We also welcome special requests from all styles of music.
The Martinson Jazz Combos fit best with a minimum stage area size of 4' x 6' for up to three musicians, 8' x 10' for up to five musicians, and 10' x 12' for six jazz musicians
One electrical outlet is required. We can bring all the other equipment needed including up to 100 ft of extension cord if notified. Or request our battery operated equipment
Outdoor events -A covering canopy, tent, or building shelter must be supplied to protect our equipment and instruments from direct sunlight, precipitation, and windy areas.
We require 45 minutes to 1¼ hours of set up time depending on the group. It is preferable to know what time the room is available. In addition to prior planning, Diane will contact the location to arrange the details a week before the event.
Many Clients opt to start out with our solo pianist or small group for cocktail / dinner music and then add in musicians for dancing. Our Quartet is quite adept at both background music and dance music. Our Quintet and 6-piece also have dinner music, and are most popular for the dances.
Solo pianists for cocktail and dinner music are also available.
Cocktail and dinner music pianists can use an on-site piano or our portable piano keyboard.
Music selections include jazz standards, Broadway show tunes, and popular music favorites.
The pianists also lead instrumental combos for Diane Martinson Music. Contact Diane for arrangements.
Diane Martinson Jazz Musicians serve the following Minnesota city areas: Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Afton, Apple Valley, Andover, Anoka, Arden Hills, Blaine, Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Buffalo, Buffalo Lake, Burnsville, Cannon Falls, Cambridge, Carver, Castle Rock, Cedar, Center City, Centerville, Champlin, Chanhassen, Chaska, Chisago City, Circle Pines, Clear Lake, Columbia Heights, Coon Rapids, Cottage Grove, Crystal, Deep Haven, Eagan, East Bethel, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hastings, Hopkins, Howard Lake, Inver Grove Heights, Lake Elmo, Lakeville, Lino Lakes, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Grove, Maple Plain, Mankato, Mendota Heights, Medina, Milaca, Minnetonka, Monticello, Moundsview, New Hope, North Oaks, Norwood, Oakdale, Osseo, Otsego, Plymouth, Prior Lake, Red Wing, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Rochester, Rosemount, Roseville, Savage, Shakopee, St. Louis Park, St. Paul, Stacy, Stillwater, Vadnais Heights, Wayzata, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, and Young America. Diane Martinson Event Musicians serves the following Wisconsin areas: Dresser, Hudson, Osceola, Prescott, River Falls, and Somerset. Among other Minnesota counties Diane Martinson Music, Inc. provides live Jazz and swing music for Hennepin County, Dakota county, Ramsey County, Anoka County, Carver County, Sherburne County, Washington County, Wright County, Chisago County, Scott County, Goodhue County, Mcleod County, Isanti County, Rice county, Meeker County, Minnesota, and in Wisconsin St. Croix County, Pierce County