Why hire The Legacy Jazz Band?
Legacy Jazz Band is a New York based group available for wedding receptions, ceremonies, concert venues, parties, cocktail hours, and corporate affairs. All styles of music available upon request. We have 10 years experience playing throughout Long Island, NYC, Queens, the Bronx, and the tri-state New York metropolitan area. Specializing in Frank Sinatra, Swing, Latin, Brazilian, Cha-Cha, Merengue, Mambo, Big Band, Rock, Funk, DJ's, dance music and more.
“Legacy Jazz Band brings ambiance and sophistication to any affair”
"Smooth sounds, melodic, on-time, able to play a full catalog. This arrangement of musicians is graceful and stylistic. Legacy holds themselves to a high standard and their audience can hear it. Legacy Jazz Band, a local jazz team with style." Joe Manfredi wcwp radio
Legacy Jazz specializes in music of all styles for all occasions: Corporate functions, private parties, cocktail hours, wedding receptions, ceremonies, and concert venues. Legacy Jazz offers ensembles that range from solo performers, duos, trios, quartets, to full orchestras. Each member of LJB has years of experience playing weddings and society events. All genres of music and instrumentation available upon request. Kick your heels up to the sounds of screaming trumpets and explosive swing. LJB plays the music of the 30’s and 40’s for your ballroom dancing pleasure. LJB performs all of your favorite dances: Salsa, Cha-Cha, Swing, Lindy Hop, Calypso, Fox Trot, Merengue, Tango, Mambo, Rumba, and many more...Selections include the classics of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Tommy Dorsey, Woody Herman, Nat King Cole, and Harry James to name a few..... For elegant and delicate sounds, background ambiance, cocktail parties, dinner music dinner/dance shows and cabaret venues, LJB performs the timeless classics of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Rodgers and Hart, Billy Strayhorn, Hoagy Carmichael, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and many other noteworthy composers in the jazz idiom. Legacy Jazz Band also performs traditional jazz (Dixieland Jazz). Paying homage to the great founders of the music like Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Scott Joplin, Fats Waller, "Jelly Roll" Morton, Dukes of Dixieland, and Al Hirt. Ragtime, Stride Second Line, and many others reminiscent sounds are brought back to life in our tribute to the past.
John X-Ray: Bass
Richie Scollo: Tenor Sax
Ian Petillo: Band Leader/Drums/Vocals
Mike Giordano: Piano
Mike Lewis: Trumpet
The Fez: Percussion
2006: 182 gigs
2007: 225 gigs
2008: 237 gigs