Italian Folk Songs * Gypsy Jazz * Italian Standards * Classic Jazz

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The Retro Italiano Jazz Band

Retro Italiano is an Italian Jazz Band that plays Italian folk songs, gypsy jazz, Italian standards, and classic jazz. They are located in the Baltimore-Washington area, led by trumpet player Michael Grasso, and are part of the Not 2 Cool Jazz community. The band is perfect for Italian Theme events, jazz cocktail hours, weddings, night clubs, corporate functions, and holiday parties. Listen to romantic music from Venice and Rome with songs like That's Amore, Volare, and O Sole Mio. Liven up your next event with a taste of la dolche vita. The band is affordable, flexible, and can play in different configurations tailored to the needs of your event. They can play inside or outside, amplified or acoustic.

Instrumentation - Trumpet, Harmonica, Guitar, Bass.

Repertoire - The band plays many of your Italian favorites with a modern jazz flare.

  • Botch-A-Me (Ba-Ba-Baciami Piccina)
  • Bella Notte
  • Besame Mucho
  • C'e La Luna Mezzo Mare
  • Cinema Paradiso Love Theme
  • Estate
  • Godfather Love Theme
  • Godfather Tarantella
  • Mambo Italiano
  • Mattinata (You're Breaking My Heart)
  • Mi Sono Innamorato Di Te
  • More (Theme from Mondo Cane)
  • Musetta's Waltz
  • Non Dimenticar
  • O Sole Mio
  • Quando, Quando, Quando
  • Tarantella Napoletano
  • Time To Say Goodbye
  • That's Amore
  • Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu)
  • And many others