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Vicho Vicencio

Vicho Vicencio Big Band

 

Music: Big Band/Orchestra, Combos, Mid Size Band, and Latin/International Band

Add a note of elegance to your next event. Choose from the variety of groups led by a versatile Bandleader who feels equally at home in the intimate setting of a trio, fronting his dynamic Jazz and Pop Combo, Variety 8-piece ensemble, Latin/International Band or surrounded by the ever appealing harmonies of the Big Band Sound. Vicho Vicencio will help you find the musical style suited for your festive event.

BIG BAND: 12 to 17 musicians, including a female vocalist and/or male vocalist. Dynamic trumpets and trombones, elegant saxophones doubling woodwinds, backed by precise rhythm provided by piano, bass , drums and guitar. All are experienced professionals able to switch easily from traditional to contemporary styles. The authentic Big Band Sound of Goodman, Dorsey, Basie and Ellington plus recent hits adapted to the big band format. Expect New York swing, West Coast push, romantic boleros, fiery Sambas and Mambos. And suddenly find yourself back in our times with the songs you love by Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Cheryl Crowe and Ricky Martin.

THE MOONDANCE ORCHESTRA: For very special gala events our Big Band becomes a traditional orchestra with the addition of 9 strings. The library is reminiscent of Hollywood and Broadway and very much inspired by one of Vicho's heroes, Henry Mancini. While the pop/rock segment of the band's library remains the same, the lush strings add another dimension to the overall sound.

7-PIECE BAND Plus Vocalist: Four horns, piano, bass and drums. This is the reduced version of the traditional Big Band sound yet more flexible and easier to accommodate in limited spaces (small ballrooms, private homes)

9-PIECE FORMAT: Add guitar and an extra horn to the above for a fuller, livelier sound making use of our extensive Standards and Pop-rock-disco repertoire. From Glenn Miller through Sinatra, Bacharach and Jobim, THE MOONDANCE BAND will recreate Van Morrison, Motown and all those happy dance songs that will instantly entice the young and the young-at-heart to the dance floor!

THE VICHO VICENCIO DUOS AND TRIOS (featuring woodwinds, guitar, bass) will provide a delicate background sound to Wedding ceremonies, house parties and other intimate reunions.

The QUARTET is the crowd-pleasing mini-band ideal for listening and for DANCING ! A mix of yesterdays hits and today best instrumentals. A unique alternative for your upcoming wedding, cocktail party or any gathering that requires soft, elegant background music.

MOONDANCE WOODWINDS is a quartet composed of flutes, clarinet and soprano saxophone in different combinations, backed by guitar as an accompanying instrument as well as soloist.

The repertoire ranges from Classical (Haendel's Water Music, Purcells's Trumpet Voluntary, J.S.Bach Ave Maria) to romantic songs (All I ask of you, Unforgettable, When I fall in love, Windmills of your mind, Someone to watch over me) and contemporary instrumentals (The look of love, Songbird, Overjoyed, St. Elmo's fire theme, Yesterday, In my life (Beatles) etc..  Ideal for house parties, this small group doesn't need much space and can perform totally un-amplified, if acoustic conditions allow.

LATIN: Vicho Vicencio's current Latin ensemble is a reincarnation of the original Casino Band, a very popular 7-piece outfit headquartered for four years at GENARO'S TROPICAL Mexican Restaurant in the Lakewood area of East Dallas during the eighties. The early nineties brought back the passion for Latin dancing, so Vicho reorganized his latin group, this time up-dating its name to THE NEW CASINO BAND. Now concentrating mostly on private and corporate parties and a few prestigious club spots (Sambuca Jazz Cafe 1999-2000), the band is enjoying a new life playing Latin Jazz, Salsa, Caribbean and Brazilian styles, while making new fans and friends.

 

 

Music Samples

Big Band

 

Combo

 

Mid Size Band

 

Latin Band

 

 

Sample Song List

Standards and Showtunes

Chances Are
When I Fall In Love
Send In The Clowns
Moondance
Route 66
At Last
The Way You Look Tonight
Moon River
Mack the Knife
All I Ask Of You
It Had To Be You
What A Wonderful World
My Funny Valentine
Lara's Theme (Zhivago)
Kansas City
Unforgettable
Over the Rainbow
Unchained Melody
New York NY
Embraceable You

 

Big Band Classics

Tuxedo Junction
Sentimental Journey
Begin the Beguine
A String of Pearls
Take the A Train
Moonglow
The Continental
Puttin on the Ritz
Jersey Bounce
Stomping at the Savoy
American Patrol
Stardust
Woodchopper's Ball
Leap Frog
Bandstand Boogie
I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo
Song of India
Don't Be That Way
So Rare

 

Pop/ Rock, Oldies,Motown, Disco

Rescue Me
I'm So Excited
Brown Eyed Girl
Respect
Sweet Caroline
Johnny B. Goode
Old Time R&R
Twist and Shout
Turn the Beat Around
On the Radio
Pink Cadillac
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?
Jump
Dancing In the Street
Land of 1.000 Dances
Knock On Wood
Proud Mary
Heartbreak Hotel
Lady In Red
Mustang Sally
I Feel Good!
All I Wanna Do
I Will Survive
YMCA
We Are Family
Destiny
The Hustle
First Time Love
Rockin Robin
Celebration
Lady Marmalade
Stormy
Since I Fell For You

Latin, Caribbean, Brazillian

Siboney
I Go To Rio
Oye Como Va
Jamaican Farewell
Corcovado
Frenesi
Espana Cani
Moliendo Cafe
Girl from Ipanema
Negro Jose
Lambada
Living la Vida Loca
Perfidia
Copacabana
Compadre Juan
Tico Tico
Matilda
Bamboleo
La Bilirrubina
Besame Mucho
San Fernando
Los Marcianos
Mambo #5
Usted Abuso
La Pruebita
La Puerta
Piel Canela
A Cumparsita
El Gato Montes
Almendra

 

Jazz

Lullaby of Birdland
Take Five
A Night In Tunisia
Caravan
So What (Miles Davis)
Muskrat Ramble
Jazz Me Blues
Billie's Bounce (Chas. Parker)
Forever In Love
Songbird (Kenny G.)
Shaker Song
Cafe Amore
Morning Dance (Spyro Gyra)
Overjoyed
Bird of Beauty (S. Wonder)
Winelight
Mister Magic (G. Washington Jr.)
Soul Bossa Nova (Quincy J.)

 

Swing Faves of Today

Sing Sing Sing
Zoot Suit Riot
Jump Jive and Wail
Choo Choo Ch Boogie
Beyond the Sea
One O'clock Jump
Jumping at the Woodside
Is You Is (Or Is You Ain't)
Hit the Road Jack
Rag Mop
More
Kansas City
Witchcraft
Fly Me to the Moon (Sinatra)
Drumboogie
Jumpin' Jive
Cloudburst
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)

 

International

C'st Si Bon
Time To Say Goodbye (A. Bocelli)
Under Paris Skies
Tzena Tzena
Hevenu Shalom Alehem
The Windmill Of Your Mind (Legrand)
Non Dimenticar
Lichtensteiner Polka
Bachianas Brasileiras #5
Bel Mir Bist du Schoen
Rosamunde (Beer Barrel Polka)
Al Di La
Tarantella
Funiculi Funicula
Moulin Rouge
Jalousie Tango
Nuages