Rich Martini Orchestra

Swing - Big Band
Bay Music and Entertainment performer Rich Martini Orchestra

Rich Martini has been one of the Bay Area’s top bandleaders for 25 years and has performed for Herb Caen Days, countless benefits, high society, and generations of weddings. Featuring classic Big Band/Swing arrangements, Latin, Ballroom, Motown, Disco, Pop, R & B, and Rock & Roll, this elegant society orchestra is the perfect choice for classic events.

The band’s versatility is evident when performing with and backing artists such as Tony Bennett, Susanne Sommers, Rita Moreno, Smokey Robinson and many others. The band quickly transitions from dinner music classics to favorite dance hits from all decades including contemporary. Their repertoire spans musical generations delighting guests of all ages and backgrounds.

Whether you are looking for a Ricky Martin hit, a Sinatra or “Rat Pack” ballad, an Elvis classic, or you enjoy the smooth sounds of R&B legends Stevie Wonder or Aretha Franklin, this band is sure to please! Imagine dancing to the great classics of the Forties like “In the Mood” and “Fly Me to the Moon”, all in their original arrangements. Rich Martini will have you shakin’ to the tunes from the Fifties like “Runaround Sue.” The night wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Sixties Motown and you won’t want to miss Rich Martini’s revved-up versions of “Respect” and “Knock on Wood”. And don’t forget those great hits of the Seventies – “September,” “Brick House” and “Last Dance”. Finally, cap off your event with the party classics of the Eighties and Nineties – “Lady Marmalade”,”Love Shack”,”Express Yourself” and “La Vida Loca.” Partygoers can’t resist dancing to Rich Martini’s authentic sounds from every decade delivered with an energy and style that puts them in the mood to celebrate!

6-piece: Keyboards, bass, drums, guitar, male and female vocalist
7-piece: add saxophone
8-piece: add trumpet
9-piece: add trombone (creates 1/2 a horn section or what is referred to as a “mini horn section”)
10-piece: add another female vocalist or add another horn (saxophone)
12-piece band: Keyboards, bass, drums, guitar, 6 horns (2 trumpets, 1 trombone and 3 saxophone-2 altos & tenor) with a male and female vocalist

Printable Songlist

Rich Martini Orchestra Song List

Big Band / Swing

A Train
A Foggy Day
Aint Misbehaving
All Of Me
All The Things You Are
April In Paris
Autumn Leaves
Beyond The Sea
Blue Moon
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Bye Bye Blackbird
Chatanooga Choo Choo
Days Of Wine and Roses
Dont Get Around Much
Fly Me To The Moon
Green Dolphin Street
Hello Dolly
How High The Moon
I Found A New Baby
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
In A Mellow Tone
In The Mood
It Could Happen To You
It Had To Be You
Jersey Bounce
Just Friends
Kansas City
Lady Be Good
Love Is Here To Stay
Mack The Knife
Mood Indigo
Moonlight Serenade
My Blue Heaven
My Romance
New York, New York
Night Train
On a Clear Day
Opus One
Pennies From Heaven
Pennsylvania 6-5000
Satin Doll
 Sentimental Journey
 Side By Side
Sing, Sing, Sing
Smack Dab In The Middle
Speak Low
Stomping At The Savoy
String of Pearls
The Second Time Around
They Cant Take That Away From Me
Tuxedo Junction
Two O’Clock Jump


Blue Tango
Gentle Rain
Girl From Ipanema
How Insensitive
Look of Love
Never On Sunday
Night & Day
Once I Loved
One Note Samba
Our Day Will Come
Quiet Nights (Corcovado)
Samba De Orfeu
Shadow of Your Smile
Spanish Eyes
Tea for Two
Theme From MASH
Watch What Happens
When Sunny Gets Blue


A Child Is Born
All Blues
Anniversary Song
Are You Lonesome Tonight
Around The World
Could I Have This Dance
Moon River
Somewhere My Love
Tennessee Waltz
Waltz Across Texas

As Time Goes By
Body & Sou
 But Beautiful
Chances Are
Daddys Little Girl
Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
Dont Go To Strangers
Embraceable You
Harbor Lights
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Heres That Rainy Day
I Can’t Get Started
I Got It Bad
I Left My Heart In San Francisco
I Wish You Love
Ive Got A Crush on You
Makin’ Whoopie
Moonlight In Vermont
Moonlight Serenade
My Foolish Heart
My Funny Valentine
One For My Baby
Over The Rainbow
Polka Dots & Moonbeams
Scotch & Soda
Send In The Clowns
Small World
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Someone To Watch Over Me
Teach Me Tonight
Theses Foolish Things
Whats New
When I Fall In Love
You Made Me Love You

Uptempo Dance Music
All I Wanna Do Is Have Some Fun
Blue Suede Shoes
Boogie Ooogie Oogie
Brass In Pocket
Caribbean Queen
Dancing In The Dark
Dancing In The Street
Express Yourself
Freeway Of Love
Get Back
Get On Your Feet
Get Ready
Gimme Some Loving
Good Love
Heart And Soul
Heart Of Rock And Roll
Honky Tonk Woman
Hot Hot Hot
Hound Dog
How Will I Know
I Feel Good
I Will Survive
Im So Excited
 Isnt She Lovely
Jailhose Rock
Johnny Be Good
Kansas City
Knock On Wood
La Bamba
Lean On Me
Let’s Stay Together
Living In The USA
Louie Louie
Love Shack
Midnight Hour
My Babys Gone
My Guy
Old Time Rock And Roll
Piano Man
Pink Cadillac
Play That Funky Music
Proud Mary
Real Man
Rock Around The Clock
Rock This Town
Shop Around
Signed Sealed Delivered
Straight Up
Surfing USA
That ll Be The Day
The Heat Is On
Thing Called Love
Turn Your Love Around
Twist and Shout
Unchain My Heart
Use Me Up
What I Like About You
Wooly Bully
Medium/Soft Rock

Arthurs Theme
Blue Bayou
Brown Eyed Girl
Dock Of The Bay
Every Breath You Take
Feel Like Making Love
For The Love Of You
Going Out Of My Head
Great Pretender
Heart Of Mine
How Sweet It Is
Its Only Love
Just The Two Of Us
Lady Wants To Know
My Cherie Amour
On & On
Peaceful Easy Feeling
Route 66
Save The Last Dance For Me
Smooth Operator
Spanish Harlem
Take It Easy
Till You Come Back To Me
Time After Time
Under The Boardwalk
Up On The Roof
Walking After Midnight
Were In This Love Together
What You Won’t Do For Love
Your Song

Pop Ballads

All My Life
And I Love Her
Anything For You
Blue Bayou
Cant Take My Eyes Off Of You
Crazy For You
Get Here
Have I Told You Lately
I Cant Make You Love Me
I Cant Stay Away From You
I Just Called To Say
I Only Have Eyes For You
If I Were A Woman
Love Me Tender
Natural Woman
Only You
Ooh, Baby Baby
Piano In The Dark
Power Of Love
Save The Best For Last
Saving All My Love
Since I Fell For You
Stand By Me
Through The Fire
Weve Only Just Begun
What A Wonderful World
Whole New World
Wind Beneath My Wings
Words Get In The Way
You Dont Know Me
You Send Me

New additions!

Artificial Flowers
Best is Yet to Come
From this Moment On
Jump Jive & Wail
La Vida Loca
Last Dance
Minnie the Moocher
Stones Medley
The Way You Look Tonight
Truly Real
You and Me and the Bottle Makes Three
Zoot Suit Riot

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