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James Martin's

Big Easy Band


The Band

Whether a small background Jazz ensemble, a traditional New Orleans Brass Band, or a high energy party dance band with a full horn section, the Big Easy Band will tailor fit your needs. Have any special requests not on our song list? We will be more than happy to play your favorite songs. We also offer MC services and up to 3 iPod requests at no additional charge.


Comprised of the most accomplished and in demand musicians in the New Orleans region, our goal is to make your party as easy and memorable as possible. We will work with you and your other vendors to ensure your timings for dinner and formalities are perfected to optimize time on the dance floor.


No one event is exactly like the other and so we will work with your needs and budget. We also offer several services in house such as a professional sound system and lighting that will help lower your costs.

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James Martin's Big Easy Band:

A lively party band performing popular hits with a New Orleans flavor.

James Martin Trio:

Whether setting the mood at your event with light background jazz or getting the party started, the trio is a great option for cocktail hours and corporate events.

James Martin Brass Band:

One of the greatest traditions in New Orleans music, our brass band is portable, professional, and features some of the top talent that New Orleans has to offer.


James Martin Band:

A force in the New Orleans music scene, the James Martin Band performs and records original music. Some recent performances include the Monteleone Carousel Lounge, the Spotted Cat, Tipitina’s, French Qaurter Fest and the Copenhagen Jazz Festival. See them live:

Trio Background Samples

Quartet Background Samples

Song Lists

  • Due to personnel/instrumentation requirements, please let us know when booking if there are any specific songs on the list that must be played. We'll gladly include any requests not on this list for an additional charge.

New Orleans:

All By Myself - Fats Domino

Big Chief - Professor Longhair

Brickyard Blues - Allen Toussaint / Three Dog Night

Carnival Time - Al Johnson

Certain Girl - Ernie K. Doe

Hey Pocky Way - Meters

Iko Iko - Dixie Cups

I’m Walkin - Fats Domino


Mardi Gras Mambo - The Meters

New Orleans Ladies - La Leroux

Right Place, Wrong Time - Dr. John

Southern Nights - Allen Toussaint / Glen Campbell

Such a Night - Dr. John

Way Down Yonder in New Orleans

What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong


Black Bird Special

Bourbon Street Parade

Do Watcha Wanna - Dirty Dozen

Grazin in the Grass

Lil Liza Jane

Mardi Gras

Second Line

Treme Song

When the Saints Go Marching In


At Last - Etta James

Autumn Leaves

Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra

Girl From Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim

In a Mellow Tone - Duke Ellington

Just the Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra

L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole

Misty - Ella Fitzgerald


St. Thomas - Sonny Rollins

Sunny Side of the Street

Take the A Train - Duke Ellington

Unforgettable - Nat King Cole

Wave - Antonio Carlos Jobim


All About that Bass*

Blurred Lines

Cupid Shuffle*

Hey Ya

I’m Yours

Thrift Shop

Uptown Funk*



Boogie Shoes

Brick House*

Bring it on Home - Sam Cooke

Brown Eyed Girl

Can’t Get Enough of Your Love

Can’t Stop Till You Get Enough

Come Together

Easy Like Sunday Morning

Groove Me - King Floyd

Groove Tonight*

Higher and Higher*

How Sweet it Is

I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey bunch)

I Feel Good - James Brown

Just Dance - David Bowie

Just My Imagination

Kiss - Prince

Let’s Get it On - Marvin Gaye

Let’s Stay Together - Al Green

Love the One You’re With

Love’s in Need - Stevie Wonder

Mustang Sally

My Girl

New Orleans Ladies

Oh! Darling - Beatles

Play That Funky Music

Proud Mary


Signed Sealed Delivered

Soul Man

Stand By Me


Sweet Soul Music

Wonderful Tonight


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