Orchestral jazz is a jazz genre developed in the United States in the 1920s, although it has proceeded to be performed to this day, often in the form of string accompaniments to big bands.
Among the most significant composers of Orchestral jazz was Duke Ellington, developing his mode at Harlem's Cotton Club in the late 1920s and early 1930s.
As early as the 1910s there had been dance orchestras playing the popular songs of the day along with a smattering of jazz. But the first to truly perform and record orchestral jazz was Fletcher Henderson, starting in about 1923, who gathered from smaller quintets and sextets a number of notable New York based players and formed the ...
A fusion of a happy Dixieland stlyle jazz band off the top leads to a smoother, silkier, smarmier second theme for strings and winds. In the vein of Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story. Great for nostalgia, comedy, period pieces, musical theater, dance music from an innocent age. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Orchestral Jazz
Beautiful male vocal love song styled after Tony Bennett's song, In My Solitude, featuring mellow trumpet solo, sexy drum brushes and gorgeous orchestral backing. Real instrument players. Heart-breaking memories with a plea for a second chance. What man doesn't want another shot at perfection? Male Vocals, Pop Music, Easy Listening
Morning traffic meets West Side Story. Big Band/modern classical fusion. Great for urban scenes of the forties through early sixties, wild swing dancing, old time gangster or Rat Pack scenes. Also good for retro Space Age scenes a la Jetsons. Mr. Burns would dance to this. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Orchestral Jazz
Mid-tempo, relaxing mood with a bit of sentimental melody outlined by piano and violin. Performed by retro-styled swinging jazz combo could be placed anywhere between 20's and 50's of the twentieth century. This performance is influenced by classical or european, Instrumental, Jazz Music, Lounge Jazz
The reunion of family and friends. barbecue in the garden, a lively conversation, laughter, children playing. Comedy scenes of joyful and optimistic. Bright and Cool Jazz, Fresh, contemporary, upbeat and moving forward Jazz instrumentals, modern ensemble. Music for TV and film, corporate, radio, Instrumental, Jazz Music, Orchestral Jazz
The 1950's is known for being the decade that saw the rise of rock n' roll but pop/big band music was also prevalent at this time... This track is an example of the style which appeared on hit records and film soundtracks from that period, Male Vocals, Jazz Music, Orchestral Jazz
Original uptempo positive and kitschy 40-50's style pop orchestra and big band swing suitable for nostalgic night club dance floor movie scenes, retro tv commercials, product presentations, introduction videos, reality tv moments or old world pictures. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Swing | Big Band
Fantastically charming, smooth & elegant kitch 50's/60's Jazz track. Colorful instrumentation with lively flutes, trombones & french horns, funfilled feel good Jazz. Richard Freitas, Instrumental, Jazz Music, Orchestral Jazz
Sophisticated High Society Cocktail Jazz. Quirky, Lighthearted & Joyful, the elegance of the track will take your production in to a class of it's own. Richard Freitas, Instrumental, Jazz Music, Orchestral Jazz
Contemporary orchestral jazz. Interesting fusion of minimalist and jazz elements. Inquisitive, cool, original, good for dance, fashion, design, high tech and visual media. Part of the Homelands Suite. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Orchestral Jazz
Sultry, smooth piano piece, mellow, quiet Classic jazz/cabaret groove, great for scenes of elegant parties, sophisticated lovers, savoring wine, dinner music, muzak, restaurant, car commercials. adverts, infomercials, romance, love making, proposal, wedding music, big band, be bop,, Instrumental, Jazz Music, Orchestral Jazz
Cool, funky Swing Track. Cool walking double bass makes you feel like your in in an old movie club scene. Intricate piano phrasing and sexy changes make this perfect for commercials and film. Richard Freitas, Instrumental, Jazz Music, Orchestral Jazz
Big sweet brass and strings orchestral jazz, exciting and fun, upbeat with elements of disco, perfect for travel and theme park commercials, ocean cruises, and other happy thrilling experiences, by Anthony James, Instrumental, Jazz Music, Orchestral Jazz
Engrossing big band jazz track with a Saturday Night Show feel. Brass, horns, solo jazz guitar and sax. Glamor, glitz, sparkling nights, high society, red carpets and the very essence of enjoyment come together in this track. Mad Jazz & All That, by Anthony James. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Orchestral Jazz
Classic jazz track with Fast paced rhythm. Brass, strings & horn melodies. Evening expedition on the Grand Continent, exquisitely dressed ladies, the night lights, the fashion and fun loving crowds, the aristocrats, great for comical situations too. Mad Jazz & All That, by Anthony James, Instrumental, Jazz Music, Orchestral Jazz
Classic Cartoon Cue. Similar in style and theme to the classic Warner Bros. Looney Tunes Merrie Melodoes theme used to intro and outro Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Michigan J. Frog, other memorable characters Anthony James, Instrumental, Jazz Music, Orchestral Jazz
A bouncy Big Band orchestrated track straight from the roaring 20's and 30's. Starts with an enchanting trombones line, continuing to cool and elegant saxophones ensemble and culminating in an frantic explosion of melody and harmony. Great for periodic films, funny commercials and detective stories. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Orchestral Jazz