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The Martini Brothers Band has been getting phenomenal response
from Bay Area music and dance lovers who love their smooth 1930s,40s and 50s style of swing from the golden era of "Hollywood Night Life". A favorite of the San Francisco social scene for over ten years, the Martini Brothers Band is both sophisticated and upbeat. You've just got to see and hear them!


The Martini Brothers Band have performed at almost every San Francisco hot spot including Le Colonial, Trader Vic’s, The Top of The Mark, The Compass Rose, The Garden Court at The Sheraton Palace, The Coconut Grove, Enricos, The High Ball Lounge, Julie Ring's Heart and Soul and many more. In addition to night clubs, The Martini Brothers Band have been regularly called on to perform at gala events such as: The Napa Valley Wine Auction, The S.F. Symphony (Summer in the City Pops concerts and their New Years Gala for the last 10 years). The Black and White Ball, The Red and White Ball and some of the Bay Area's most exclusive corporate events and private weddings.


The Martini Brothers Band generally perform as a six-piece band: a vocalist, guitarist, horn, piano, bass & drums. They can also expand to meet the needs of your event, using multiple horns to get that swingin big band sound. If you are planning an event you will appreciate this: The Martini Brothers Band sounds great, looks great, dresses with style, is on time, professional and can help the flow of the event.


Meet the Band

The Martini Brothers

Bob Dalpe, co-founder of The Martini Brothers, band leader, vocalist and arranger. Bob began his Bay Area singing career in the early 90s and gained popularity with rave reviews for his outstanding interpretations of jazz standards. Bob's repertoire consists of the classic songs written by song-writing giants including Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Rogers and Hart, and Lerner and Loewe, as well as some of Bob's own original tunes. And if you're a Sinatra fan, you'll see why much of Bob's claim to fame is from the incredible likeness of his voice to that of the great Sinatra.

Mr. Rick, co-founder, band leader, guitarist, singer and event producer. He brings a special background to the Martini Brothers Band. His guitar playing style is one of the rich acoustic and rhythmic-bluesy sound, reminiscent of Freddy Green of the Count Basie Orchestra and straight ahead swingin blues. He is also known for his role in Mr. Rick's Martini Club event productions, (a kind of "floating" 30s - 40s style cocktail/dance/supper club), of San Francisco and Oakland. Also, considered and expert on all things Art Deco, he is proprietor of two shops in the Bay area called: Art Deco Collection.com.

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Horns

jeff sanford                     Jeff Sanford


Bay Area aficionados know Jeff's work as one of the hardest working horn players around. He is also known for his work as leader of the " Jeff Sanford Cartoon Band" He has been playing with just about every other great band in the Bay Area. He has worked with The Martini Brothers Band now for many years as he leads the band playing saks, clarinet, flute and whatever else he decides to incorporate into his arsenal of horns on any given night.


Piano & Keyboards

andy ostwald
                 Andy Ostwald

Pianist, Andy Ostwald, has been an active member of the Bay Area jazz scene for the past twenty years. He has recorded with Peck Allmond, Jacqui Naylor, Mem’fis, and the Martini Brothers, and has toured extensively with Diane Witherspoon. Ostwald teaches at Oaktown Jazz Workshops, Feather River Jazz Camp, and at his home studio in Oakland. His best-selling book/CD series, "Play Jazz, Blues, Rock Piano by Ear," was published in January of 2004.


Drums:

bob blankenship
   
            Bob Blankenship


Bob has been in the bay area since 1972, he has played with John Handy,
Eartha Kit, Red Holloway, Bill Watrous
and all the local cats. He has worked with the Martini Brothers as our main drummer for 2 years in addition to playing professionally, he currently teaches at Drum World
in San Mateo.


Bass


                   Ari Munkres

Bassist, Ari Munkres, is known as one of the swingingest bass players around. He is fortunate to have worked with such jazz greats as Louis Bellson, Bud Shank, Shorty Rodgers, and poet Allen Ginsberg. When he's not playing with the Martini Band, he can be found playing with The Hot Club of San Francisco, Gaucho, and The Big Butter and Egg Band.

 

 

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