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Goodbye and Thank You!!!

The following may be referred to as the Moonlight Jazz Swan song−Or is it Swing song? . . . Either way, it is with heavy hearts and much contemplation that we announce the official retirement of Rockford’s very own big band; the original, often imitated but never duplicated, Moonlight Jazz Orchestra. After 42 years and thousands of performances in the Stateline area, we've decided to end this wild ride on a high note.

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Music Library

We play everything from traditional big band to classic party music. We always have the right song for the right moment. Below is a list of our current library. We generally keep up to 400 songs in our book, but if you don't see something you would like at your event, contact us as we have over 1,000 songs in our extensive offline library.

Big Band & Swing

Title Song Year Artist
A Cool Shade of Blue Henry Mancini
A Foggy Day 1937 George Gershwin
Ain't Misbehavin' 1929 Fats Waller
All of Me 1931 Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons
Alright, Okay, You Win 1959 Peggy Lee
American Patrol 1942 Glenn Miller
April In Paris 1932 Vernon Duke
Autumn Leaves 1945 Joseph Kosma
Bandstand Boogie 1969 Charles Albertine
Basies Straight Ahead 1968 Count Basie
Beyond The Sea 1946 Bobby Darin
Big Spender
Big Swing Face 1967 Buddy Rich
Blue Bossa 1963 Kenny Dorham
Bugle Boogie Blues 1995 Howard Rowe
Bye Bye Blues 1930 Fred Hamm
Caravan 1936 Duke Ellington
Chattanooga Choo-Choo 1941 Glenn Miller
Cherokee (Indian Love Song) 1938 Ray Noble
Cherry Pink (and Apple Blossom White) 1955 Pérez Prado
Chicago (That Toddling Town) 1922 Fred Fisher
Cute 1958 Count Baise
Don't Be That Way 1938 Benny Goodman
Don't Get Around Much Anymore 1940 Duke Ellington
Elmer's Tune 1939 Glenn Miller
Fascinating Rhythm 1924 George Gershwin
Fly Me To The Moon 1954 Bart Howard
Flying Home 1939 Benny Goodman
Freckle Face 1975 Count Basie
Full Count Dan Sebesky
Hay Burner 1968 Count Basie
Hi-De-Ho (That Old Sweet Roll) 1970 Blood, Sweat & Tears
I Can't Get Started 1936 Ira Gershwin
I Remember Clifford 1956 Benny Golson
I've Got You Under My Skin 1936 Cole Porter
In A Mellow Tone 1939 Duke Ellington
In The Mood 1939 Glenn Miller
Indiana (Back Home Again in Indiana) 1917 James F. Hanley
Intermission Riff 1952 Stan Kenton
It Don't Mean A Thing.... 1931 Duke Ellington
It Had To Be You 1924 Harry Connick
Jumpin' At The Woodside 1938 Count Baise
Kalamazoo 1942 Glenn Miller
Kansas City 1952 Jerry Leiber
Kid From Redbank 1950 Neal Hefti
Lady Is A Tramp Lorenz Hart
Late Date 1984 Count Basie
Leap Frog 1945 Les Brown
Let The Good Times Roll 1960 Ray Charles
Little Brown Jug 1939 Glenn Miller
Mack The Knife 1959 Bobby Darin
Mack The Knife 1959 Bobby Darin
Marie 1937 Tommy Dorsey
Moonlight Serenade 1939 Glenn Miller
Night and Day 1932 Cole Porter
Night Train 1951 Jimmy Forrest
Nou's Blue 1999 Myles Colins
One O'Clock Jump 1937 Count Basie
Opus One 1943 Sy Oliver
Pennsylvania 6-5000 1940 Glenn Miller
Route 66 1946 Bobby Troup
Route 66 1946 Bobby Troup
Saint Louis Blues 1914 W. C. Handy
Satin Doll Duke Ellington
Shake, Rattle & Roll 1954 Bill Haley & His Comets
Shiny Stockings 1977 Count Baise
Sing, Sing, Sing 1936 Louis Prima
Some Like It Cool 1962 Dick Fenno
St. Louis Blues March 1943 Glenn Miller
Stompin' at the Savoy 1934 Benny Goodman
String of Pearls 1941 Glenn Miller
Summertime 1935 George Gershwin
Switch In Time Count Basie
Take The A Train Duke Ellington
The Stripper
The Way You Look Tonight Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern
Theme from New York, New York 1977 Frank Sinatra
Things Ain't What They Used To Be 1942 Mercer Ellington
Tickletoe Count Basie
Tribute To The Duke Sammy Nestico
Tuxedo Junction 1940 Glenn Miller
Two O'Clock Jump 1939 Harry James
Under The Boardwalk 1964 Bette Midler
Until I Met You (Corner Pocket) 1956 Count Baise
When You're Smiling 1929 Louis Armstrong
Who's Sorry Now 1923 Ted Snyder
Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey 1902 Hughie Cannon
Woodchopper's Ball 1939 Woody Herman

Dance & Party

Title Song Year Artist
Attitude Dance Tower Of Power
Best of the Doobies Doobie Brothers
Big Ten Inch Record 1975 Aerosmith
Blues Brothers 1967 Sam & Dave
Brick House 1977 The Commodores
Diggin On James Brown 1993 Tower of Power
Everbody's Everything 1971 Santana
Evil Ways 1969 Santana
Get It On 1971 Bill Chase
Gimme Some Lovin' 1966 Spencer Davis Group
Go Daddy-O 1998 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Got To Get You Into My Life 1966 The Beatles
Hip To Be Square 1986 Huey Lewis
Hot, Hot, Hot 1987 Buster Poindexter
House Is A Rockin Stevie Ray Vaughan
I Got You (I Feel Good) 1965 James Brown
I Heard It Through The Grapevine 1968 Marvin Gaye
I Wanna Be Just Like You 1999 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
I'm Just A Gigolo 1956 Louis Prima
It Had Better Be Tonight 2007 Michael Buble
It's Not Unusual 1965 Tom Jones
Jailhouse Rock 1957 Elvis Presley
Jump, Jive & Wail 1956 Louis Prima
La Vida Loca 1999 Ricky Martin
Love Shack 1989 B-52's
Make Me Smile 1970 Chicago
Mambo Swing 1998 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Minnie The Moocher 1931 Cab Calloway
Mustang Sally 1967 Wilson Pickett
Oye Como Va 1970 Santana
Peter Gunn 1980 Henry Mancini
Pick Up The Pieces 1974 Average White Band
Rock This Town 1982 Brian Setzer
Saturday in the Park 1972 Chicago
Shotgun 1965 Junior Walker & the All Stars
Shout 1959 Isley Brothers
Sir Duke 1976 Stevie Wonder
Smooth 1999 Santana
Stray Cat Strut 1981 Brian Setzer
Sweet Home Chicago 1937 Robert Johnson
Tequila 1958 The Champs
That's What I Like About You The Romantics
The Letter 1967 The Box Tops
The Twist 1960 Chubby Checker
Turn Back The Hands Of Time 1970 Big Twist And The Mello Fellos
Vehicle 1970 The Ides of March
What Is Hip Tower Of Power
Wonderwall 1995 Oasis/Paul Anka
You Me And The Bottle Makes Three 1998 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Zoot Suit Riot 2001 Cherry Poppin' Daddies

Dinner & Slow

Title Song Year Artist
A Child Is Born 1970 Thad Jones
After The Love Is Gone Earth Wind And Fire
All I Ask Of You 1986 Andrew Lloyd Webber
Can't Take My Eyes Off You 1967 Frankie Valli
Careless Whisper 1984 George Michael
Come In From The Rain 1975 Melissa Manchester
Danny Boy 1913 Frederic Weatherly
Desafinado 1959 Antonio Carlos Jobim
Evergreen 1976 Barbra Streisand
Fantasy Earth, Wind & Fire
Georgia On My Mind 1930 Hoagy Carmichael
Girl Talk 1965 Neal Hefti
Harlem Nocturne 1939 Earle Hagen
I'd Really Love To See You Tonight 1976 Parker McGee
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You 1932 Tommy Dorsey
I've Got A Crush On You 1928 George Gershwin
Ja Da 1918 Bob Carleton
Just You 'n' Me 1973 Chicago
Lil' Darlin' 1957 Neal Hefti
Love Is Here To Stay 1938 George Gershwin
Love Theme From Lady Sings The Blues 1972 Michel Legrand
Lover Man 1941 Count Basie
Makin' Whoopee 1928 Walter Donaldson
Memory 1986 Andrew Lloyd Webber
Midnight Freight 1975 Count Basie
Misty 1954 Erroll Garner
Moondance 1970 Van Morrison
Moonglow 1933 Artie Shaw
Mr. Lucky 1960 Henry Mancini
My Funny Valentine 1937 Richard Rodgers
Over The Rainbow 1939 Harold Arlen
Queen Bee 1968 Count Basie
Save The Best For Last 1992 Vanessa Williams
Send In The Clowns 1976 Stan Kenton
Sentimental Ballad Fred Hubbell
Smooth Operator 1984 Sade
Somewhere Leonard Bernstein
Sophisticated Lady 1932 Duke Ellington
Spring Can Really Hang You Up 1955 Tommy Wolf
Stairway To Heaven 1971 Led Zeppelin
Stardust 1927 Hoagy Carmichael
Stranger In Paradise 1953 Robert Wright
The Shadow of Your Smile Johnny Mandel
Theme From Beauty & The Beast 1991 Céline Dion
This Masquerade Leon Russell
What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
What Are You Doing The Rest Or Your Life Michel Legrand
When A Man Loves A Woman 1966 Percy Sledge
When I Fall In Love 1952 Victor Young
When Sunny Gets Blue 1946 Jack Segal

Concert

Title Song Year Artist
500 Miles High 1990 Chick Corea
America The Beautiful 1895 Samuel A. Ward
Blue Birdland 1989 Maynard Ferguson
Bone Voyage Lennie Niehaus
Bundle O' Funk 1977 Count Basie
Children Of Sanchez 1978 Chuch Mangione
Earth, Wind & Fire Medley Earth, Wind & Fire
Filthy Mcnasty Horace Silver
Four Brothers Woody Herman
Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky) 1977 Bill Conti
Gospel John Maynard Ferguson
Groovin' Hard 1970 Buddy Rich
Here, There and Everywhere 1966 The Beatles
Hey Jude 1968 The Beatles
Jazzman 1974 Carole King
Live and Let Die Stan Kenton
Magic Flea 1968 Count Basie
Mambo Jambo Perez Prado
Manteca 1947 Dizzy Gillespie
Open Wide Don Ellis
Pink Panther 1963 Henry Mancini
Pressure Cooker 1982 Sammy Nestico
Puffy Taco 1997 Victor Lopez
Quiet Breaker Sammy Nestico
Rhapsody in Blue 1924 George Gershwin
Salsa Caliente Chris Sharp
Starburst 1979 Spyro Grya
Sun Cat 1982 Jay Bocook
Sweet Georgia Brown 1925 Ben Bernie
Tall Cotton 1975 Count Basie
The Chicken Jaco Pastorius
The Flintstones Hoyt Curtin
The Residual Fire Dance Les Hooper
The Tiger of San Pedro 1975 John LaBarbera
Wave Frank Mantooth
Wind Machine 1979 Sammy Nestico