With Marty Stevens, you can be sure that your guests will not only remember what the bride wore, but also how they couldn't stop dancing.
Our in-house event planner, Carol Stevens, will work with you—including a pre-wedding meeting one month before your event—to craft a party with your tastes in mind. Carol has been designing events for 15 years, and has the experience to create a celebration that is seamless, exciting and uniquely yours.
Marty Stevens has been making parties spectacular for three generations. After joining the orchestra started by his father in 1946, Marty Stevens came to prominence in New York City in the mid 1980s when he achieved the prized position of recommended house band at the Carlyle Hotel, and created the new orchestra at Pierre Cardin's chic Maxim's restaurant.
Marty's dazzling performances of songs by great American composers such as Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Glenn Miller, combined with the contemporary music of the day and an astonishing array of ethnic and continental music, made him one of the most sought-after musicians in New York. His reputation for outstanding musical quality and personalized service grew at a rapid pace.
The Marty Stevens Orchestra quickly became the recommended band at venues such as the St. Regis Hotel, Westbury Hotel, Union Club, Junior League, United Nations Plaza Hotel and the Hudson River Club. Marty was joined by his son in 1990, and subsequently retired in 1998.
The repertoire of Marty Stevens Music is limitless. With nearly 50 years of experience and some of New York's finest musicians, Marty Stevens is comfortable in virtually any genre of music.
Sounding as good while playing today's top hits as they do with the pop of the 1980s and 1990s; the soul, funk and disco of the 1970s; the raw energy and emotion of the 1960s; the freshness and excitement of pure 1950s rock-n-roll; and of course the swing, society, dixieland and ballroom music of the 1920—1940s.
We can also incorporate rich jazz and ethnic musical styles—from Horas, Freilachs, Klezmer, Italian (folk and tarantella), Irish (folk, waltzes, jigs), Arabic, Greek, German (oompah, waltzes and polkas) and Russian, to classic French and continental music. Various Marty Stevens groups even specialize in Caribbean, Steel Band, Calypso, Zydeco, Reggae, Mariachi, Modern Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Dixieland, African and Ska music.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email us for more information.