Melbourne jazz band “ Orlando Combo” is one of Melbourne’s best working jazz bands and was formed in 1996.
Orlando Combo play sophisticated/acoustic Swing & Lounge from 'The Jazz Age' and 'Great American Songbook' through to old school Rhythm & Blues, retro Rock & Roll party starters from the 50's and 60's and dance floor Soul and Pop classics.
From the bands compact acoustic trio format for sophisticated background ambient tunes through to their quintet for lively Swing and Soul dance songs, Orlando Combo can provide the genuine live Jazz experience for your venue or next event.
Orlando Combo options
Trio/3 Piece – (male vocals/bass, guitar, drums/percussion) - Swinging, sophisticated and atmospheric background music but also able to provide upbeat music for dancing. For smaller functions or where budget is a consideration
Quartet/4 Piece – (trio + trumpet/saxophone) A more diverse option. Able to play background music but also able to get all of your guests on the dance floor. Our most cost effective complete function option
Quintet/5 Piece – (trio + trumpet and saxophone/double bass/trombone) Highly recommended for where budget allows. This is our most dynamic and versatile option for providing both background music and dance music
Sextet/6 Piece - (trio + saxophone/trombone, trumpet and double bass) The ultimate line-up and wow factor for festivals/major events and lavish corporate and wedding functions
Orlando Combo are available for weddings, corporate events, private functions, cocktail parties, special occasions, venues/restaurants/clubs and hotels etc…
From the smooth Jazz as your wedding guests arrive for pre-dinner drinks to the background dinner music set, bridal waltz and lively dance brackets, Orlando Combo has the experience and professionalism to CREATE AN ATMOSPHERE OF SOPHISTICATION, FUN, JOY AND ROMANCE ON YOUR MOST IMPORTANT DAY.
Inspiration and repertoire comes from the swing of LOUIS ARMSTRONG and the Vintage 1920's 'GREAT GATSBY' era, standards and show tunes of FRANK SINATRA/MICHAEL BUBLE', old school R&B of RAY CHARLES, retro 1950's & 60's Rock & Roll party starters of THE BEATLES and Louis Jordan and the dance floor soul and pop classics of VAN MORRISON, STEVIE WONDER, MARVIN GAYE and AL GREEN (along with the bands own very hip take on a selection of current day hits).
Orlando Combo specialise in making a seamless transition from sophisticated Jazz to accessible dance floor Soul and Pop classics to appeal to a range of ages. The bands repertoire is carefully selected to suit their instrumentation as the band are a 100% live band - no backing tracks, electronics, synthesizers or cheesy-tired-typical wedding band material.