Dan Martin Music

Why book Dan Martin Music?

Dan Martin Music provides world-class musicians for weddings, parties and events. We perform as a duo, all the way up to a swinging sextet, with vocals or all-instrumental. Take a look at our videos featuring our jazz quartet, and the quartet plus vocals. We have a huge repertoire of standards, swing, bebop, Latin jazz, Broadway favorites, Brazilian music, and more.

We also feature the Grand Central String Quartet, perfect for any wedding, party or corporate event. Listen to audio samples, featuring standard and not-so-standard classics that will makes your guests smile.

We know how to set just the right tone to make your event special. You'll love what we do!





absolutely the right choice

We booked Dan Martin's group for our Mother's 90th birthday party and they were all we ever hoped for. The party was geared to an older age group and the music they performed was timely (the 40's and 50's). They were professional and did everything we asked them to do. On top of all that, they are terrific musicians. I have no doubt we will be using them again in the future. I highly recommend Dan Martin Music for any event.

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Reviewer: Tony B.
Event: Birthday Party in Ambler, PA
Event Date: Mar 8, 2014
Hired As: 1940s Era Entertainment, 1950s Era Entertainment, Easy Listening Band

Jazz Duo for retail event

Dan Martin Music was great and really easy to work with! They helped us out last minute with two great musicians to play music during a retail event. The musicians were prompt and professional, and open to playing a mix of songs I provided. It was a great event that made our customers very happy. I highly recommend hiring them for any event, corporate or private.

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Reviewer: Liz G.
Event: Corporate Event in New York City, NY
Event Date: Dec 20, 2013
Hired As: Jazz Band, Easy Listening Band, Jazz Guitarist, Oldies Music

Great Musicians - Wonderful Performers and Wonderful People

We reached out to Dan to inquire about playing a funeral - not only was he responsive and caring, he got terrific musicians together on one day's notice - it was truly a blessing.

The performers who played were perfect in terms of repertoire and instruments and arrived nearly and hour early. They had terrific personalities and were genuinely likable. They also consulted with family members to make sure everything in the service was perfect, from start to finish.

I cannot say enough good things about my experience working with Dan Martin Music and only hope we have an opportunity to use them again for a more festive occasion.

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Reviewer: Jonathan S.
Event: Funeral Service in Staten Island, NY
Event Date: Nov 8, 2013
Hired As: New Orleans Style Entertainment

I had a great experience with Dan Martin Music.

I'd highly recommend Dan. We had a wonderful time with the 3 piece jazz band he provided.

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Reviewer: Chris G.
Event: Public Event in Trenton, NJ
Event Date: Aug 22, 2013
Hired As: Jazz Band

Response from Dan Martin Music:

Thank you very much. It was a pleasure playing for you!

Reception for about 100

First time using Dan Martin and they were fabulous. Very professional but very friendly. Willing to do whatever was needed. The music was so appropriate for the event- I didn't have to spend time explaining what we needed, they just knew. Would hire them again and they would be my first choice -

Professional Event Planner.

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Reviewer: Elizabeth B.
Organization: Evergreen Partners
Event: Private Party in Montvale, NJ
Event Date: Aug 8, 2013
Hired As: Jazz Band, Bassist, Jazz Band, Jazz Guitarist

Class act.

We were very impressed with Dan and his band. It added just the right touch to our daughter's wedding! A nice change from a regular string quartet. Thank you guys for adding a touch of class to the day!

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Reviewer: Deborah A.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Manahawkin, NJ
Event Date: Jun 22, 2013
Hired As: Jazz Band, Bassist, Jazz Guitarist

Response from Dan Martin Music:

It was a beautiful wedding. I'm so happy we got to be a part of it!

Great Jazz Trio!!!

These guys were great! Joshua on the piano was especially accommodating. We had piano, drums and double Bass.

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Reviewer: Dean L.
Event: Anniversary Party in Greenwich, CT
Event Date: Jun 22, 2013
Hired As: Jazz Band

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 10 - 360 minutes
  • Fee: $500 and up
  • Insurance: $2,000,000 - We have full liability coverage. We can provide a copy of our certificate of coverage upon request.
  • Languages: English, Spanish


We find out from our clients the kind of mood they want to set, and tailor our performance accordingly. We can be foreground or background. We can play just one style, or a fun mix. Some recent examples:

-Lively piano/bass/drums/sax jazz for a casino night at the Yale Club

-Fun and festive guitar/bass/sax jazz for an Oaktree Capital Management holiday party at the Museum of Natural History

-Flute/guitar/bass classical music, then sax/guitar/bass jazz for a wedding at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn

-Quiet guitar/bass/sax jazz for an OppenheimerFunds dinner in the board room of the New York Stock Exchange

-Solo harpist playing pop and jazz for a Saks Fifth Avenue awards ceremony/dinner at the Palace Hotel

-Lively guitar/bass/percussion Latin jazz for a Dun & Bradstreet party at Madame Tussauds

Upcoming Booked Events

06/14/14 Wedding, Laurita Winery, NJ

Past Booked Events

04/06/14 Christening Party, Vista Sky Lounge, NYC
03/29/14 Wedding Reception, reBar
03/08/14 Cedar Brook Country Club, Blue Bell, PA
03/03/14 Crowne Plaza, New York City
02/13/14 The Tippler, NYC
02/01/14 Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City
01/31/14 Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City
01/30/14 Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City
01/16/14 Private Party, NYC
12/21/13 Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City
12/21/13 Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City
12/20/13 Thomas Pink, New York City
12/19/13 Brookfield Properties Holiday Concert, 300 Madison Avenue
12/17/13 Brookfield Properties Holiday Concert, 245 Park Avenue
12/14/13 Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City
12/14/13 Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City
12/13/13 Brookfield Properties Holiday Concert, One New York Plaza
12/12/13 New-York Historical Society
12/12/13 Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City
12/07/13 Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City
12/07/13 Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City
12/05/13 Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City
12/05/13 Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City
11/30/13 Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City
11/08/13 Baron Hirsch Cemetery, Staten Island, NY
10/24/13 620 Garden & Loft, New York City
10/21/13 Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia
10/20/13 Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia
09/21/13 Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City
09/20/13 Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City
09/19/13 Queens Library, Astoria Branch
09/19/13 Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City
09/16/13 Queens Library, Windsor Park Branch
09/13/13 Queens Library, Hollis Branch
09/12/13 Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City
08/08/13 Bacari Grill, Washington Township, NJ
08/08/13 Wells Fargo
06/29/13 Fairview Country Club
06/22/13 Mallard Island Yacht Club
06/22/13 Jazz Trio at Burning Tree Country Club
06/21/13 Make Music New York at 300 Madison
06/08/13 Rose Bank Winery, Newtown, PA
05/22/13 Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City
05/09/13 Saks Fifth Avenue
04/05/13 Oaktree Capital Management
03/23/13 Saks Fifth Avenue
03/22/13 Saks Fifth Avenue
03/21/13 Saks Fifth Avenue
03/14/13 Saks Fifth Avenue
02/24/13 Park Avenue Christian Church
01/21/13 Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Inauguration Party
12/13/12 Saks Fifth Avenue
12/13/12 245 Park Avenue, Lobby
12/12/12 Saks Fifth Avenue
12/06/12 300 Madison Avenue, Lobby
12/02/12 Cocktail Party
11/29/12 One Liberty Plaza
11/19/12 Private Party
11/08/12 Saks Fifth Avenue
11/01/12 Private Party
10/25/12 Saks Fifth Avenue
10/17/12 Relais & Chateaux
09/22/12 Sardi's
09/15/12 Garden City Hotel
09/12/12 Saks Fifth Avenue
08/25/12 Private Party
07/13/12 Wedding Reception
06/16/12 Saks Fifth Avenue
06/09/12 Saks Fifth Avenue
05/10/12 New York Stock Exchange
05/02/12 Grace Plaza
05/02/12 Private Party
04/16/12 Palace Hotel
04/15/12 Birthday Party
03/15/12 Saks Fifth Avenue
03/08/12 STK Restaurant
01/25/12 Palace Hotel
12/22/11 Newport Tower
12/21/11 Newport Tower
12/21/11 One New York Plaza, Lobby
12/19/11 Newport Tower
12/19/11 One Liberty Plaza
12/15/11 245 Park Avenue, Lobby
12/15/11 Museum of Natural History
12/14/11 One Liberty Plaza
12/13/11 3 World Financial Center
12/08/11 245 Park Avenue, Lobby
12/05/11 City Hall Restaurant
12/05/11 One Liberty Plaza
11/14/11 Municipal Credit Union
11/07/11 La Grenouille
11/03/11 New York Stock Exchange
10/27/11 Saks Fifth Avenue
10/25/11 Stone Rose Lounge/Time Warner Center
10/20/11 New York Stock Exchange
06/21/11 New York Stock Exchange
06/16/11 New York Stock Exchange
05/19/11 Saks Fifth Avenue
05/12/11 New York Stock Exchange
04/28/11 New York Stock Exchange
04/08/11 Office Party
03/10/11 Saks Fifth Avenue
01/25/11 Palace Hotel
01/17/11 Private Party
12/22/10 245 Park Avenue, Lobby
12/15/10 NASDAQ Headquarters
12/13/10 Grace Building
12/10/10 300 Madison Avenue, Lobby
12/09/10 One New York Plaza, Lobby
12/08/10 245 Park Avenue, Lobby
12/03/10 Grace Building
12/02/10 One Liberty Plaza
12/02/10 Harlem Children's Zone
12/01/10 300 Madison Avenue, Lobby
12/01/10 One Liberty Plaza
11/11/10 Saks Fifth Avenue
11/10/10 Saks Fifth Avenue
11/09/10 Le Bernadin
10/22/10 New York Stock Exchange
09/24/10 Ellis Island
09/23/10 River to River Party
09/16/10 Saks Fifth Avenue
09/15/10 Saks Fifth Avenue
07/14/10 River to River Festival
06/24/10 Central Park Boathouse
06/14/10 Uptown Grand
06/10/10 Saks Fifth Avenue
04/28/10 New York Stock Exchange
04/24/10 Private Party
04/20/10 Yale Club
04/09/10 Office Party
03/18/10 Bridgewaters
03/11/10 Saks Fifth Avenue
01/20/10 Council on Foreign Relations

Dan Martin Music


Jazz standards
Roaring 20s music
Broadway favorites
Brazilian music
Latin jazz

Polo Ralph Lauren
Forbes magazine
Saks Fifth Avenue
GQ magazine
Elie Tahari

Woody Allen & the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band
Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra
Kenny Barron
Joshua Bell
Dave Brubeck
Gary Burton
Cab Calloway
Ray Charles
Harry "Sweets" Edison
Herb Ellis
Benny Golson
Jon Hendricks
Nelly McKay
Clark Terry
Barry White
Phil Woods


The members of the Grand Central String Quartet bring a wide variety of musical experiences to their performances. They have performed in orchestras including the Brooklyn Philharmonic and the New Jersey Symphony, on such television shows as Late Night with David Letterman and Live with Regis and Kelly, and on Broadway in The Lion King and The Phantom of the Opera.

They have been heard on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, and other venues throughout the country and beyond, performing with renowned artists including Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Nelly Furtado, Courtney Love, Plcido Domingo, and Itzhak Perlman. They have studied at the Juilliard School of Music, the Mannes School of Music, and the Aaron Copland School of Music.

The GCSQ has an extensive repertoire, and will work with you to create the perfect musical backdrop for your wedding, party or corporate event. Whether it’s Pachelbel or Piazzola, Bach or the Beatles, we have a sound that’s perfect for you and your guests.


–"Thank you! We loved your music!"—Ben Zion, Smart Catering
–"Thank you again for the beautiful music at my son's wedding"—Patricia McNally
–"They were wonderful. Thank you very much"—Denise Shehab, El Museo del Barrio
–"The music was perfect! You guys were great! You are all great to work with! Thanks again!"—Julie H. Cosenza, Odin Marine Group
–"All was great. Thank you so much!"—Megan Birdwell, Saks Fifth Avenue
–"Dan and his musicians were the perfect addition to my mom's 60th birthday party! I would highly recommend them to anyone throwing an event! They were delightful" —Kendra M, Hoboken, NJ
–"Thanks, Dan! The client was thrilled with the evening!" —Rena Fischler, Type Social
–"Thank you very much for playing the event. You were a pleasure to work with" —Erika Burho, NYSE Euronext
–"Thanks so much for your great performance!" —Ashley Firestone, Brookfield Properties
–"You were really great. You made the event so much nicer. Thanks for everything!" —Elizabeth Fuchs, Forbes
–"Dan, I cannot thank you enough!" —Maria Seremetis, Maria Seremetis Events
–"Thank you so much. You did a wonderful job. You were just what I was looking for!" —Jessica Wilkins, Dun & Bradstreet
–"Thank you! Your performance was fantastic" —Jennifer M. Cutler, Madame Tussauds New York

The team providing the talent:

Dan Martin

Bassist/Band Leader

Set List

We can play any special songs you may want for your event. Here is small sample of songs we play:

After You've Gone - Django Reinhardt
Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller
Airegin - Sonny Rollins
Airmail Special - Benny Goodman
Alfie - Dionne Warwick
All Blues - Miles Davis
All of Me - Frank Sinatra
All of You - standard
All or Nothing at All - Frank Sinatra
All the Things You Are - Frank Sinatra
Almost Like Being in Love - Nat King Cole
Am I Blue? - standard
And I Love Her - The Beatles
Angelica - Duke Ellington
April in Paris - Count Basie
At Last - Etta James
Autumn in New York - Ella and Louis
Autumn Leaves - Nat King Cole
Autumn Serenade - Johhny Hartman and John Coltrane
Avalon - standard
Baby Face - Al Jolson
Baby It's Cold Outside - standard
Baby Won't You Please Come Home - standard
Back in Baby's Arms - Patsy Cline
Basin Street Blues - Louis Armstrong
Bemsha Swing - Thelonius Monk
Besame Mucho - standard
The Birth of the Blues - Frank Sinatra
Black Orpheus - standard
Blame It on My Youth - Nat King Cole
Bluebird - Charlie Parker
Blue Bossa - Joe Henderson
Blue in Green - Miles Davis
Blue Monk - Thelonius Monk
Bluesette - Toots Thielemans
Body and Soul - Frank Sinatra
But Not for Me - Ella Fitzgerald
Bye Bye Blackbird - standard
Caravan - Duke Ellington
Cheek to Cheek - Ella and Louis
The Christmas Song - Mel Torme
Come Rain or Come Shine - Ella Fitgerald
Confessin' (That I Love You) - standard
Con Te Partiro - Andrea Bocelli
Coquette - Django Reinhardt
Corcovado - Stan Getz
Cousin Mary - John Coltrane
Days of Wine and Roses - Andy Williams
De los Amores - Susana Baca
Desafinado - Stan Getz
Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend - Marilyn Monrow
Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me - Duke Ellington
Don't Be That Way - Ella and Louis
Don't Fence Me In - Bing Crosby
Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Duke Ellington
Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans - Louis Armstrong
East St. Louis Toodle-Oo - Duke Ellington
Embraceable You - Ella Fitzgerald
Emily - Frank Sinatra
Exactly Like You - standard
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
A Foggy Day - Ella Fitzgerald
Footprints - Miles Davis
For Sentimental Reasons - Nat King Cole
Freddie the Freeloader - Miles Davis
Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You - Billie Holiday
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
The Girl from Ipanema - Stan Getz
God Bless the Child - Billie Holiday
Green Dolphin Street - Miles Davis
Honeysuckle Rose - Fats Waller
How About You - standard
How Deep Is the Ocean - standard
How High the Moon - Les Paul
I Can't Get Started - standard
I Concentrate on You - standard
I Could Write a Book - standard
I Cover the Waterfront - Billie Holiday
I Got It Bad - Duke Ellington
I'll Take Romance - standard
I'm Old Fashioned - Ella Fitzgerald
In a Mellow Tone - Duke Ellington
In a Sentimental Mood - Duke Ellington
In the Mood - Glenn Miller
Invitation - standard
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby - Louis Armstrong
It Don't Mean a Thing - Duke Ellington
It Never Entered My Mind - standard
I Thought About You - Billie Holiday
It's Only a Paper Moon - Nat King Cole
I've Found a New Baby - standard
I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm - Ella and Louis
I've Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra
I Will - The Beatles
Just Friends - standard
The Lady Is a Tramp - Frank Sinatra
Let There Be Love - standard
Limehouse Blues - standard
Love for Sale - Tony Bennett
Love Letters - Nat King Cole
Lullaby of Birdland - George Shearing
Make Sure You're Sure - Stevie Wonder
Makin' Whoopee - Louis Armstrong
Mean to Me - standard
Misty - Johnny Mathis
Moon River - Henry Mancini
My Little Suede Shoes - Charlie Parker
My One and Only Love - Johnny Hartman and John Coltrane
My Ship - standard
Nica's Dream - Horace Silver
Night and Day - Frank Sinatra
A Night in Tunisia - Dizzy Gillespie
Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Now's the Time - Charlie Parker
Oh Lady Be Good - Ella Fitzgerald
Once in Love with Amy - Frank Sinatra
One Note Samba - Stan Getz
On the Sunny Side of the Street - Nat King Cole
Opus No. 1 - Tommy Dorsey
Our Love Is Here to Stay - Ella and Louis
Out of Nowhere - standard
Over the Rainbow - Judy Garland
Perdido - Duke Ellington
Petite Fleur - Sidney Bechet
Recordame - Joe Henderson
Reflections - Thelonius Monk
Rumba Azul - Caetano Veloso
Saint James Infirmary - Louis Armstrong
Saint Louis Blues - Louis Armstrong
Saint Thomas - Sonny Rollins
Satin Doll - Duke Ellington
Secret Love - Doris Day
September in the Rain - Frank Sinatra
Shiny Stockings - Count Basie
So Danco Samba - Stan Getz
Solitude - Duke Ellington
The Song Is You - Frank Sinatra
So What - Miles Davis
Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most - June Christy
Spring Is Here - Frank Sinatra
Star Dust - Nat King Cole
Star Eyes - Charlie Parker
Stars Fell on Alabama - Ella and Louis

Influences & Inspiration

Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Stan Getz, A.C. Jobim, Django Reinhardt and Miles Davis.

Setup Requirements

We travel light! Most often, we just need chairs and access to a standard power outlet.