wedding jazz band NYC with march parade clarinet trumpet banjo

Baby Soda loves playing weddings, and this early traditional jazz is the perfect wedding music. The older generation remembers it fondly, their children are discovering the music for themselves and the toddlers dance.

We can provide music for the ceremony, cocktail reception, dinner and dancing, or any portion of the event. We can play traditional Jewish wedding music as well as our jazz repertoire.

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We are a family of amateur musicians, so we were seeking true music, rather than a traditional wedding band. Baby Soda was absolutely terrific for our event. They were spot on regarding the choice of pieces. And they were super flexible and creative in thinking about music for the ceremony. Highly recommended.

We count hiring Baby Soda Jazz Band as one of the best decisions of our entire wedding. Aaron, Peter and the whole band are total pros — they also went above and beyond setting the mood and making the ceremony and cocktail hour feel like a fairy tale come to life. They set the vibe for the whole night and our friends and family continue to mention their immense talent. We repeat — one of the most special parts of our day!

We knew we wanted a really cool, unique music experience for us and our wedding guests on our big day. We love New Orleans-style jazz music, and if you do, too, and you’re getting married in or around NYC, you cannot do any better than Baby Soda. They are excellent musicians, Aaron (their manager) is cool and easy to work with, and the band played everything we wanted, setting the mood perfectly for the pre-ceremony cocktails, ceremony, and the first part of the reception (we had a DJ for the last part of the reception). And they totally rocked the Hora! Definitely worth the money.

We can’t recommend Baby Soda Jazz Band enough. At our wedding, they provided stellar musicianship, perfect sensitivity to the room and the guests, and a wide knowledge of their musical idiom. Attire, and overall presentation worked perfectly with our retro, art-deco, refined vibe, and the music was absolutely swinging. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Baby Soda Jazz Band.

We hired Baby Soda to play before our wedding ceremony, the processional and recessional and for our cocktail hour. The band were fantastic, they set the mood beautifully with their 1920’s style jazz and really looked the part as well. The guys were really professional, turning up early, setting up with no fuss and knowing exactly what they needed to do. Organizing the band to play was also very easy, contacting their manager Aaron to sort out the details, he was very helpful and assisted us with everything we would need to know. We were so happy to have Baby Soda play our wedding and would highly recommend anyone do the same.

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The bold titles are all song suggestions that could work as instrumental numbers for the processional or recessional.
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After You’ve Gone – F 1918 Layton-Creamer
Alabamy Home
Alexander’s Ragtime Band – F 1911 Berlin
Alice Blue Gown – C 1919 Thiery-McCarthy
All Of Me – C 1931 Marks-Simmons (processional)
All or Nothing at All – C 1940 Altman-Lawrence
All by Myself – C 1921 Berlin
Always – (processional)
As Long as I Live – F 1934 Arlen-Kocliles
A Kiss to Build a Dream On – C (processional)
At The Jazz Band Ball – Bb 1917 LaRoca-Shields-Mercer
At Sundown – F 1927 Donaldson
Avalon – F 1920 Rose-Jolson
Ain’t Misbehavin – Eb 1929 Waller-Razif-Brooks
Anniversary Waltz
Ballin The Jack – Bb 1913 Smith-Burris
Basin Street – Bb 1928 Williams
Baby Won’t You Please Come Home – F 1919 Warfield-Williams
Back Home in Indiana – F 1917 MacDonald-Hanley
Beale Street Blues – Eb 1916 W.C.Handy
Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen – Am 1937 Sholom Secunda-Jacob Jacobs [Cahn/Chaplin] English
Bill Bailey Won’t You Please Come Home – F 1902 Cannon
Bourbon Street – Ab
Big Butter & Egg Man – F 1926 Percey Venable -Armstrong
Black & Blue – C 1929 Waller-Razif-Brooks
Black and Tan Fantasy – Bbm 1927 Ellington-Miley
Blue and Sentimental – Eb 1938 Basie-Livingston-David
Blue Because of You – Db 1934 Carpenter-Dunlap-Wilson
Blue River – Eb 1927 Meyer-Bryan
Blue Skies – Ab 1927 Berlin (processional)
Blue Turning Grey Over You – C
Blues for Cootie – Bb
Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me -Gm/Bb 1919
Blue Drag – Dm 1935 Django Reinhardt
Body and Soul – Db 1930 Green-Eyton-Heyman-Sour
Buddy Bolden’s Blues – C Jelly Roll Morton
Buddy’s Habits – Eb 1923 Nelson-Straight
By and Bye – Bb
Bye Bye Blackbird – F 1926 Dixon-Henderson
Cake Walking Babies From Home – Bb 1924 Troy-Smith- Williams
Careless Love -F 1921 W.C.Handy
Caravann – C 1936 Juan Tizol-Ellington-Mills
Charleston – Bb 1923 J.P.Johnson-Mack
Chicago – F 1922 Fisher
Chimes Blues – C 1923 King Oliver
China Boy – Bb 1922 P.Boutelje-D.Winfree
Chinatown – C [Eb] 1910 Jean Schwartz- William Jerome [1906]
Clarinet Marmelade – F 1917 Shields-Reyes
Closer Walk With Thee –Bb
Cornet Chop Suey – F 1926 Armstrong
Coquette – Eb 1928 Green-Lombardo-Kahn
Crazy Rhythm – F 1928 Kanh-Mayer-Caesar
Creole Love Call – Bb 1927 Ellington-Miley-Jackson
Daddy Won’t You Please Come Home
Dardanella -C 1919 Felix Bernard-Johnny S. Black
Dark Eyes – Dm
Darkness on the Delta – Eb 1932 J.Levinson-A.J Nieburg-M.Symes
Dark Town Strutters Ball -C 1915 Brooks
Dead Man Blues – Gm/Bb 1926 Jelly Roll Morton
Deed I Do – Eb 1926 Rose-Hirsch
Delta Bound –
Dinah – Ab 1925 Harry Akst-Sam Lewis-Joe Young
Diga Diga Doo – Dm 1928 McHugh-Fields
Dream A Little Dream Of Me -Ab 1931 Schwandt-Khan (processional)
Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me – F 1940 Ellington
Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans – C 1946 Alter-deLange
Drop Me Off in Harlem – C 1933 Ellington-Kenny
East St. Louis Toodle-oo Cm/Eb 1926 Ellington-Miley
Egyptian Fantasy-Gm/Bb 1941 Bechet [based on Egyptia; minus 3rd strain]
Embraceable You -F 1930 George & Ira Gershwin (processional)
Everybody Loves My Baby – Fm/Ab 1924 Williams-Palmer
Exactly Like You – Bb 1930 McHugh-Fields
Fascinating Rhythm – Eb 1924 Gershwin
Fidgety Feet – Ab 1918 LaRoca-Shields
Four or Five Times – Eb 1927 Byron Gay-Marco Helman
Georgia on my Mind– F 1930 Carmichael (processional)
Glory Glory – Ab
Happy Feet – Cm/Eb 1930 Ayer-Yellen
Hindustan – C 1918 Wallace-Weeks
High Society – Bb 1929 Pirou-Williams
Home – Eb 1931 Harry & Geoffrey Clarkson – Peter van Steeden
Honeysuckle Rose – C 1929 Waller-Razaf

If I could be With You One Hour Tonight – 1926 J.P.Johnson-Creamer
If I Had You – Bb 1928 Campbell-Connelly
I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love With Me – C 1926 McHugh-Gaskill
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love – Eb (processional)
I’m Alone Because I love You – F
I’m Confessin That I Love You – Ab 1930 Neiburg-Daugherty-Reynolds
Att: earlier version 1929. different lyrics -Chris Smith-Sterling Grant
It’d D’Lovely – F 1936 Cole Porter
I Cover the Waterfront – F 1933 Johnny Green-Edward Heyman
If We Never Meet Again
Found A New Baby -Dm 1926 Williams-Palmer
I Get The Blues when It rains
I Surrender Dear – Dm/C 1930 Barris-Clifford
I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead; You RascalYou
I’ll Get By, as Long as I Have You – C 1928 Fred Alhert – Roy Turk
I’ll Never be the Same – G 1932 Matty Malneck-Frank Signorelli-Gus Kahn
I’m Coming Virginia – Fm/F 1925 Donald Heywood-Marion Cook
I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles
I’m Crazy ‘Bout My Baby – Eb 1931 Waller-Hill
In a Mellow Tone – Ab 1940 Ellington-Gabler
Indian Summer – G
I’ve Got A Right to Sing the Blues – Eb
I’ve Got it Bad and That Ain’t Good
Ida – Eb 1903 Eddie Leonard (recessional)
I’ll See You In My Dreams – F 1924 Jones-Kahn
Jazz Me Blues – Eb 1921 Delaney
Jazzin Babies Blues – Bb 1923 R.M.Jones /King Oliver
Jitterbug Waltz – Eb 1942 Waller
Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho – Dm
Jubilee – F 1937 Carmichael-Adams
Jubilee Stomp 1928 Ellington
Just a Little While – F
Lady Be Good – F 1924 Gershwin
Lime House Blues – Ab
Linger Awhile – F 1923 Rose-Owens
Louisiana – Ab 1928 Johnson-Razaf-Schafer
Louisiana Farytale
Lover Come Back to Me – Ab 1928 Romberg-Hammerstein
Lullaby Of The Leaves – Cm 1932 Bernice Petkere-Young
Mahogany Hall Stomp – Eb 1929 Spencer Williams
Manhattan – F 1925 Rodgers & Hart
Marchand De Poissons – Bb 1952 Bechet-Bouifay
Mardi Gras New Orleans
Margie – F 1920 Conrad-Robinson-Davis
Mean to Me – F 1929 Abbott & Fusk ?
Millenberg Joys – F 1925 Morton
Midnight in Moscow – Cm
Minor Swing – Am 1937 Reinhardt-Grappelli
My Bucket’s Got a Hole In It – G
My Blue Heaven – Eb 1927 Donaldson-Whiting
My Gal Sal – Bb 1942 Paul Dresser [younger brother is Theodore Dreiser]
Monday Date – Bb 1956 Earl Hines-Sid Robin
Moon Glow – Bb 1934 Hudson-Mills (processional)
Moonlight on the Ganges – 1926 Wallace-Myers
Mood Indigo – Bb 1930 Ellington-Bigard-Mills
Muskrat Ramble – Ab 1926 Kid Ory
New Orleans – Gm 1932 Carmichael
Nobody’s Sweetheart Now – Ab 1924 Meyers-Schoebel-Kahn-Erdman
Nuages – G 1940 Reinhardt
Old Miss – F/Bb 1916 W.C.Handy
Old Rugged Cross – Ab
Old Fashioned Love – F 1923 Johnson-Mack (processional)
Once in Awhile – 1927 Armstrong-Butler
On The Sunny Side Of The Street – C 1930 McHugh-Fields
Oriental Strut – Dm/F 1926 Johnny St.Cyr
Original Dixieland One-Step – Ab 1912 LaRocca-Robinson-Crandall
Out of Nowhere – G 1930 Green-Heyman
Over In Gloryland – Ab (recessional)
Over The Waves
Panama – Ab 1911 Lambert-Dolin
Paul Barbaran
Pennies From Heaven – C 1936 Johnston-Burke
Persian Rug – C 1927 Moret-Kahn
Petite Fleur – Gm 1952 Bechet-Bouifay
Please Don’t Talk About me When I’m Gone-Eb 1930 Sam Sept-Sidney Clare
Poor Butterfly – Ab 1916 Hubble-Golden
Potato Head Blues – F 1927 Armstrong
Preacher – F 1955 Silver-Gonzales
Promenade aux Champs E’leyeese
Putting on the Ritz -Gm


Redwing – Bb 1907 Kerry Mills-Thurland Chattaway [jazz -by George Lewis]
Riverboat Shuffle – Gm/Eb 1924 Carmichael-Parish-Mills-Voynolv
Rockin’ Chair – Eb 1929 Carmichael
Rosetta – F 1933 Earl Hines-Henry Wood
Rose Room – Ab 1917 Hickman-Williams
Rose of the Rio Grande – C 1922
Royal Garden Blues – F/Bb 1919 Clarence & Spencer Williams
Running Wild – Bb 1922 Grey-Woods-Gibbs
Russian Lullaby -Dm 1927 Berlin
San – F/Ab 1920 McPhail-Michels
Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down
Shine – Eb
Si tu Vois Ma Mere (processional)
Singing the Blues – Eb 1920 Conrad-Russell Robinson-Lewis
Sister Kate – C
Sleepy Time Down South – Eb
Small Hotel
Smiles – F 1917 Roberts-Callahan
Snake Rag – Eb/Ab 1923 Oliver-Picou
Softly as in the Morning Sunrise – Eb 1928 Hammerstein
Solitude – Db 1933 Ellington-DeLang-Mills
Some Of These Days – F 1910 Brooks
Somebody Stole My Gal –
Someday Sweetheart – F 1919 Spikes
Someday You’ll be Sorry – Db 1946 Armstrong
St. James Infirmary – Fm/Dm [ based on 18th.c.The Unfortunate Rake]
St. Louis Blues – G 1914 W.C.Handy
Struttin’ With Some BBQ – Ab 1927 Hardin-Armstrong-Raye
Sheik Of Araby – Bb 1921 Snyder-Smith-Weeler (recessional)
South – Eb 1924 Morton-Hayes-Charles
Squeeze Me – F 1925 Fats Waller-Williams
Stardust – Db 1929 Carmichael-Parish
Stars Fell on Alabama – C 1929 Perkins-Parish
Sugar – F 1926 Pinkard-Mitchell-Alexander (processional)
Sugar Blues – C Williams-Fletcher
Sunday – C 1926 Kruger-Stein-Cohn-Miller
Sweet and Slow 1935 Warren-Dubin
Sweet Lorraine – G 1928 Parish-Burwell
Sweet Georgia Brown – Ab 1925 Ben Bernie-Maceo Pinkard-K.Casey
Sweethearts on Parade – F 1920
Sweet Substitute – Ab 1938 Morton
Sweet Sue -F 1928 Harris-Young
Swing That Music – Bb
Swing 42 1941 Reinhardt
Tain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do – Bb
Take my Hand Precious Lord – Ab
Tell Me You’re Dreams – F (recessional)
That’s a Plenty – Dm/F 1914 Pollack-Gilbert
The Song is Ended
The Sunny Side of the Street – C 1930 McHugh-Fields
The Tennessee Waltz
The Mooch – Cm/Eb 1928 Ellington-Mills
The Man I Love – Eb 1924 Gershwin
The World is Waiting for the Sunrise -C 1919 Scite-Lockhart (recessional)
Them There Eyes – Bb
There’ll be Some Changes Made -Bb 1921 Higgens-Overstreet
These Foolish Things – Eb 1935 Strachey-Link-Marvel
Thou Swell – Eb 1927 Rodgers-Hart
Three Little Words – C 1930 Ruby-Kalmar
Tiger Rag – Bb 1917 LaRocca-deCosta
Till We Meet Again
Tin Roof Blues – Bb 1923 Melrose
Tishomingo Blues – F 1917 Williams
Topsy – Bb 1937 Battle
Twelth Street Rag – C Bowman
Them There Eyes – Eb
Undecided – Bb 1938 Shavers-Robin
Up a Lazy River – F
Wabash Blues – Eb 1921 Ringle-Meinken
Way Down Yonder in New Orleans – F 1922 Layton-Creamer
Weary Blues – F/Bb
West End Blues – Bb
Write Myself A Letter – C
When I Grow Too Old to Dream -F 1934 Romberg-Hammerstein(recessional)
When My Dreamboat Comes Home -F 1956 Franklin-Friend (recessional)
When You’re Smiling -Eb
When You Wore a Tulip – Bb 1914 Wenrich-Mahoney (recessional)
Whispering – Bb 1920 Coburn-Shoenberger-Rose
Wolverine Blues – F 1923 Jell Roll Morton-Spikes
Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams – C 1931 Barris-Koehler-Moll
You’re Driving Me Crazy – Eb 1930 Donaldson