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Italian Swing & Jazz Band

Portofino performs international Italian Swing and Jazz music in an elegant and sophisticated but energetic style, this ensemble can entertain and astonish any kind of audience around the world. Composed of five finest Jazz musicians, this band presents a set list with revised and fresh musical arrangements of well known Italian songs, international evergreen compositions and pop hits. Their repertoire is very large and can be tailored to any event.

The Italian swing and jazz band’s setlist goes from Italian and Italy theme based songs to American Jazz, Spanish, French, German and Portuguese classics to international evergreen, contemporary and ‘80s ‘90s pop to ‘50s ‘60s and ‘70s. The lead singer performs songs in English, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese and German.

The Italian Swing and Jazz Band’s sound is well balanced between vintage glamour and contemporary jazz, sure to please a wide audience with fun, uplifting rhythms and captivating vocals. Indeed, Portofino performs regularly for international audiences in destination weddings in Italy and international corporate events. Due to its elegant sound and look, Portofino has recently performed for Bvlgari in Amman (Jordan) while in the past years has performed for clients such as Versace, Trussardi, Porsche and Axpo.

Thanks to the Italian Swing and Jazz band’s expertise, these talented musicians can provide outstanding live music to suit the mood of your event. From elegant cocktails and receptions, background music at classy dinners to warming up the dance floor with vintage swing atmosphere and right up to up tempos after dinner shows with contemporary hits, still keeping a refined ambience. Portofino is led by a charismatic female vocalist with an old fashioned diva sound, this Italian Swing and Jazz band is a must for luxurious and chic events. Portofino are well known for performing at Luxury weddings, corporate events, gala dinners, yacht parties, luxury cruises, luxury hotels’ entertainment and many more.

The original five piece ensemble is composed of
Female vocals
Piano
Saxophone
Double bass
Drums

Portofino is also available as :
A Duo – female vocalist & piano
A Trio – female vocalist, piano & double bass,
A Quartet – female vocalist, piano, double bass & drums.

Extra services
The Swing and Jazz Band can add a percussionist and/or a male singer to the band on request.

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Performed for big brands like Versace & Bvlgari

Elegant and sophisticated presence on the stage

The lead singer can perform in English, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese & German

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TESTIMONIALS

Here’s what Italian Swing & Jazz Band – Portofino’s clients said:

“Wow! It is really hard to put into words how absolutely incredible Celeste and her pianist are! From personality to communication to professionalism. They both have a talent that is so adored! Myself (the bride) and the 30 people at my wedding in Positano were blown away with their performance. Celeste has the voice of an angel and I knew the moment I heard her in her video that I had to have her perform at my wedding. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making our special day that much more special! All of us want to fly you to the states to perform again!! Much love!! I would recommend them EVERY SINGLE TIME!”
– Mia – USA

“We have nothing but amazing things to say about working with the Swing Band. We’ve been receiving raving reviews about the musical performances at our wedding from the moment it began. Celeste and the team made our whole event more magical than it could’ve been and we can’t thank them enough for their stellar performance. On top of it all, they were all incredibly nice and friendly. What more could you ask for? Thank you a million times.”
– Timur – USA/France

“Amazingly matching with the style of the event, stunning voice and presence. Thank you!”
– Axpo – Switzerland

“The Swing & Jazz Band were simply amazing. Highly professional and considerate throughout, and incredibly talented musicians. They really helped make our wedding day that much more memorable, and I can’t thank them enough for their collaboration in helping us build the perfect wedding set list! They were a joy to work with, the music was superb, and I’d highly recommend to anyone looking for a band in Italy.”
– Brenden – USA

REPERTOIRE

Italian Swing & Jazz Band – Portofino’s repertoire:

Italian and Italy themed songs
Ancora – Edoardo De Crescenzo
Arrivederci Roma – Dean Martin
Azzurro – Adriano Celentano
Buonasera Signorina – Fred Buscaglione
Caruso – Lucio Dalla
Che cosa cè – Gino Paoli
Che sarà – Ricchi e Poveri
Ciao amore ciao – Luigi Tenco
Con te partirò – Andrea Bocelli
E la chiamano estate – Bruno Martino
E se domani – Mina
Estate – Bruno Martino
Grande, grande, grande – Mina
I found my love in Portofino – Fred Buscaglione
Il mio mondo (You’re my world) – Umberto Bindi
Il mondo – Jimmy Fontana
In cerca di te – Natalino Otto
Io che amo solo te – Sergio Endrigo
Io che non vivo – pino Donaggio
L’Italiano – Toto Cotugno (Swing Version)
La bambola – Patty Pravo
La notte è piccola per noi – Sorelle Kessler
La voce del silenzio – Mina
Malafemmena – Totò
Mambo Italiano – Rosemary Clooney
Meglio Stasera – Henry Mancini
Mille lire al mese
Napule è – Pino Daniele
Nel blu dipinto di blu – Domenico Modugno
O sole mio (It’s now or never) – Roberto Capua
Quando, quando, quando – Tony Renis
Roma nun fa la stupida
Se stasera sono qui – Luigi Tenco
Senza fine – Gino Paoli
That’s amore – Dean Martin
Torna a Surriento – Enrico Caruso
Tu dimmi quando – Pino Daniele
Tu si ‘na cosa grande – Domenico Modugno
Tu vuo’ fa l’americano – Renato Carosone
Una carezza in un pugno – Adriano Celentano
Vorrei che fosse amore – Mina

American Jazz standard
All of me – Billie Holiday
All the way – Frank Sinatra
As time goes by – Dooley Wilson
Autumn Leaves – Chet Baker
Beyond the sea – James Darrin
Blue skyes – Frank Sinatra
Caravan – Duke Ellington
Cheek to cheek – Frank Sinatra
Come fly with me – Michael Bublè
Do nothing ‘till you hear from me – Duke Ellington
Feeling good – Nina Simone
Fever – Peggy Lee
Fly me to the moon – Frank Sinatra
For all we know – Nina Simone
Georgia on my mind – Ray Chrales
God bless the child – Billie Holiday
Hello Dolly! – Louis Armstrong
I can’t give you anything but love – Louis Armstrong
I get a kick out of you – Franck Sinatra
I got rhythm – George Gershwin
It don’t mean a thing – Duke Ellington
I’m a fool to want you
I’m confeessin’ that I love you
I’ve got the world on a string – Tony Bennet
I’ve got you under my skin – Frank Sinatra
L.O.V.E. – Nathalie Cole
Love for sale – Cole Porter
Love is here to stay – George Gershwin
Mille lire al mese – Gilberto Mazzi
Moon river – Henry Mancini
My baby just cares for me – Nina Simone
My favorite things – John Coltrane
My romance – Hoagy Carlmichael
New York, New York – Liza Minelli
Night and day – Cole Porter
Over the rainbow – Judy Garland
Pennies from heaven – Tony Bennet
Route 66 – Chuck Berry
Sing, sing, sing – Louis Prima
Smile – Charlie Chaplin
Someday my prince will come – Bill Evans
Someone to watch over me – George Gershwin
Stormy weather – Ella Fitzgerald
Strangers in the night – Frank Sinatra
Sway – Michael Bublè
Take the A-Trane – Duke Ellington
Taking a chance on love – Jane Monheit
The lady is a tramp – Ella Fitzgerald
The lady is a tramp – Frank Sinatra
The man I love – George Gershwin
The nearness of you – Hoagy Carlmichael
The way you look tonight – Frank Sinatra
They can’t take that away from me – George Gershwin
This masquerade – George Benson
Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
What a difference a day made – Sarah Vaughan
What a wonderful world – Louis Armstrong
Whatever Lola wants – Sarah Vaughan
When I fall in love – Nat King Cole
You don’t know what love is
You make me feel so young – Frank Sinatra

Spanish
Amapola – Carlo Buti
Besame Mucho – Consuelo Velazquez
Contigo and la distancia – Caetano Veloso
Guantanamera – Buena Vista Social Club
Oye como va – Buena Vista Social Club
Perfidia – Lupita Palomero
Piel Canela – Nat King Cole
Quizas, Quizas, Quizas – Nat King Cole
Tuyo – Rodrigo Amarante

French
Champs Elysee – Joe Dassin
C’est ci bon – Eartha Kitt
Et si tu n’existes pas – Joe Dassin
Je t’aime – Lara Fabian
La javannaise – Serge Gainsburg
La vie en rose – Edith Piaf (Swing version)
Ne me quitte pas – Jaques Brel
No, je ne regrette rien – Edith Piaf

German
Danke Shoen – Wayne Newton
Die Moritat von Mackie Messie – Ute Lemper
Lili Marlene – Ute Lemper

Portuguese
Agua de beber – Antonio carlos Jobim
Desafinado – Joao Gilberto
Mas que nada – Sergio Mendes
One note samba – Antonio Carlos Jobim
Sina – Djavan
The girl from Ipanema – Astrud Gilberto
Travessia – Milton Nascimiento
Tristezza – Elis Regina

International Evergreen
A natural woman – Aretha Frenklin
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone – Bill Wither
Amado mio – Rita Haywortth
At last – Etta James
Can’t help falling in love – Elvis Presley
Close to you – Burt Bacharach
I say a little prayer or you – Dionne Warwick
I will follow him – Peggy March
Imagine – John Lennon
Just the way you are – Billi Joel
Killing me softly – Roberta Flack
Lean on me – Bill Withers
Let it be – The Beatles
Moondance – Van Morrison
My way – frank Sinatra
Sittin’ on the dock of the bay – Otis Reding
The greatest love of all – George Benson
The long and winding road – The Beatles
The look of love – Dusty Spingfield
The way we were – Barbara Streisand
Walk on by – Dionne Warwinck
Whiter shade of pale –
You are so beautiful – Joe Cocker
You are the sunshine of my life – Stevie Wonder
You don’t know me – Michael Bublè
You were always on my mind – Elvis Presley
Your love is king – Sade
Your song – Elton John
You’ve got a friend – Carole King

Contemporary pop
A thousand years – Christina Perri
Adventure of a lifetime – Coldplay
All about that bass – Meghan Trainor
All of me – John Legend
Beautiful that way – Noa
By your side – Sade
Can’t feel my face – The Weeknd
Can’t stop the feeling – Justin Timberlake
Don’t know why – Norah Jones
Get lucky – Daft Punk
Happy – Pharrel Wiliams
I am a believer – Smash Mouth
If I ain’t got you – Alicia Keys
Locked out of heaven – Bruno Mars
Love is a losing game – Amy Winehouse
Make you feel my love – Adele
Mercy – Duffy
Ordinary people – John Legend
Please don’t stop the music – Jamie Cullum
Rehab – Amy Winehouse
Rolling in the deep – Adele
Rome wasn’t built in a day – Morcheeba
Someone like you – Adele
Sugar – Maroon 5
Sunrise – Norah Jones
The message – Nate James
Thinking out loud – Ed Sheeran
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
You are the best thing – Ray Lamontagne

‘80s & ’90s POP
Baby can I hold you tonight – Tracy Chapman
Beauty and the beast – Celine Dion
Calling you – Jevetta Steele
Dance me to the end of love – Leonard Cohen
Dancing in the moonlight – Toploader
Don’t you worry about a thing – Incognito
Don’t let me be lonely tonight – James Taylor
Eternal flame – The Bangles
Every breath you take – The Police
Everything I do, I do it for you – Bryan Adams
Fields of gold – Sting
Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
Have I told you lately that I loved you – Rod Stweart
Have a little faith in me – John Hiatt
Human nature – Michael Jackson
I can’t feel my face when I’m with you
I just called to say I love you – Stevie Wonder
I still haven’t found what I’m looking for – U2
I will always love you – Whitney Houston
If you love somebody set them free – Sting
Kissing you – Des’ree
Overjoyed – Stevie Wonder
September – Earth Wind and Fire
Smooth Operator – Sade
Time after time – Cindy Lauper
Why – Annie Lennox
You gotta be – Des’ree

‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s
Ain’t no mountain high enough – Marvin Gaye
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Can’t take my eyes off of you – Gloria Gaynor
Don’t let me be misunderstood – The Animals
Everybody loves somebody – The Blues Brothers
Higher and higher – Jakie Wilson
Kiss – Prince
I wish – Stevie Wonder
It’s not unusual – Tom Jones
Respect – Aretha Franklin
River deep, moutain high – Tina Turner
Signed sealed delivered – Stevie Wonder
Stand by me – Ben Lee King
Street Life – The Crusaders
Sunny – George Benson
These boots are made for walking – Nancy Sinatra
Unchain my heart – Nancy Wilson
This will be (an everlasting love) – Nathalie Cole
You make my dreams come true – Daryll Hall and John Oates
We are family – Sister Sledge

PREVIOUS CLIENTS

Italian Swing & Jazz Band – Portofino’s previous clients:

AgustaWestland (Lake Maggiore)
Axpo (CH)
Bacardi (Monte Carlo)
Bvlgari (Amman, Jordan)
Galleria MaGa (Milan)
Huawei (Rome)
Perini (Lucca)
Porsche (Florence)
Trussardi (Turin)
Versace (Kiev, Uc)
Distinctive Italy Weddings (USA)
Erin Lindeman Weddings (USA)
Italia Celebrations (USA & IT)
Karen Tran – The Floral Experience (USA)
Lanza & Baucina (UK)
Laurie Arons (USA)
Wedding Factory VS Design (RU)
Wow Weddings (RU & IT)

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