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 ...
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
Modern sounds serve up a contemporary arrangement of a Rat Pack style number with a flair of kitsch reflecting American Cocktail Culture of the 50’s and 60’s. Cool, smooth and jazzy sounds for swingers only! 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
This Tune un-intentionally became the ultimate Elevator tune ! Jazz Intro followed by a Jazz Waltz Guitar lead doubled by strings with brass undertones gives this song a light bouncey feel, it reminds one of those elevator rides while hearing a full orchestration of an old tune. A real nice theme. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Orchestral Jazz
Reminiscent of Al Bowlly's version of "Guilty", featured in french film Amelie's soundtrack, this vintage rendition is excellent if you need to add a retro flavor to your project.
A 30s jazz ensemble featuring a solo clarinet and strings, recorded and processed so it sounds like an old vinyl. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Orchestral Jazz
Very romantic and melodic track. Easy Listening. Love, Soft/Smooth, Exciting, Romantic, Pleasant/Nice, Affecting/Touching, Soulful, Easy, Gentle/Tender, Emotional. Strings, Piano. Romantic/Melodrama. An old-fashioned Valentine, elegant candle light dinner, big city, late night, silk sheets, Instrumental, Jazz Music, Orchestral Jazz
Once round a slow jazz guitar blues with another jazz guitar for rhythm plus strings (for a slightly orchestral overtone) and double bass on a guitar synthesizer and very light drums. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Orchestral Jazz
Golden leaves fall to the ground as a couple in love take a Sunday morning walk through this beautiful city park. Gentle jazz ensemble sound with lush strings create this happy and contented, if a little sentimental, feel. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Orchestral Jazz
Classic Hollywood lounge number with an elegant and sophisticated Grand Ballroom arrangement. Designed for hotel lobbies, shopping malls, elevators, Muzak and cocktail receptions. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Orchestral Jazz
Classic dance orchestra arrangement of The Continental, danced to by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers in the 1934 film, "The Gay Divorcee". Features piano. Very evocative of the period and great for background music in films or commercials that require elegant and sophisticated vintage dance music. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Orchestral Jazz
Light jazz waltz featuring piano, strings and rhythm section. Cool, swinging, easy and playful, this track works well for any number of commercial spots, corporate venues and TV underscore. Cool, Uptempo, Lilting, Jazz Piano, Fun, Playful, TV Underscore, Commercials, Talk shows, Oprah, The View, Instrumental, Jazz Music, Orchestral Jazz, Richard Freitas
Remember when gang members used to dance to jazzy orchestral arrangements. It's that sound that came just before rock and roll. Reminiscent of West Side Story and The Jetsons. Space Age Urban. Good for comedy segues, parodies of fifties material, louge and cocktail scenes. Rat Pack era scenes. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Orchestral Jazz
A lush, sophisticated, Ellingtonish, instrumental ballad featuring a full brass section. piano, bass, and drums playing a beautiful romantic melody. Great for a period piece or when needing background ballad for party/anniversary/wedding scene, romance. 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