747 ORCHESTRA is known for the soulful and authentic sounds of Funk,
Soul, R&B, Motown,Top 40 and Jazz. We have a repertoire of 700 songs.
The "killer" horn lines, vocals, interaction, instrumentation, energy and
musical talent of the musicians, together with the professionalism,
experience and seamless production 747 brings to every bandstand,
ensures the success of your event.
747 ORCHESTRA was founded in 1980 by Steve Jordan, who was a Berklee
College of Music graduate and mastered 8 instruments. He was Wilson
Pickett's musical director and toured with him, Pattie LaBelle and
countless others. He went on to form 747 Orchestra and had a flair for
playing the songs that kept the dance floor full throughout a reception.
He is credited with writing the stellar horn lines for 747 Orchestra that
we still play today!
747 Orchestra went on to become the most requested dance band in the wedding and special event industry, and his legacy is one we proudly carry on through the extraordinary talent of his musicians, under the leadership and direction of Nanci Silver.
747 Orchestra is honored to have provided our jazz trio for New York Magazine's wedding event for 8 consecutive years, and is the only music provider for their annual event.
747 Orchestra was our dream band come true. If you’re looking for an engaging, high-energy, interactive Motown band with the ability to play newer hits as well- this is it! Nanci, the manager and bandleader, worked in partnership with our venue, our DJ, our events coordinator and the kitchen to deliver a seamless experience that flowed without interruption and brought our vision to life. She ensured seamless production of our reception, and despite her initial reservations, entertained and implemented our crazy ideas. Nanci is a true professional and will get into the extreme details to ensure that nothing is missed. The band is out of this world. People are still talking about the night 2 months later. The floor was packed the entire evening.
747 Orchestra is by far the best band out there! The music, the energy and the professionalism are unparalleled! Thank you for giving me the wedding of my dreams. My guests and I cannot stop raving about 747 Orchestra. I’m a dancing queen and I was dancing all night long!! Dream come true!!!
747 Orchestra provided music and entertainment for our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception and did a phenomenal job! Our priority was to ensure that the dance floor was packed all reception long and 747 delivered! We are lovers of R&B, soul, and funk, so 747’s style fit us perfectly. In addition, they provided beautiful classical and jazz music during the ceremony and reception. Several guests contacted us after our wedding solely to compliment the awesome band. We had a fantastic and fun night and never left the dance floor. Working the Nanci, the 747 Orchestra bandleader, was a pleasure. She is professional, thoughtful, responsive and kind.
The 747 Orchestra was the apex of entertainment at my wedding. They were hands-down absolutely amazing. The band members were so great – as they sing and perform they also dance with the guests, truly giving an up close and intimate experience between the performers and the dancers. I’m confident my guests will always remember MY wedding because my band was so damn fantastic. They wasn’t a single person sitting down- everyone had a great time listening to great music and dancing their feet off.
747 gave us the best wedding reception ever. They brought an amazing energy and incredibly talented musicians. All of our guests had a blast dancing to their music all night! I highly recommend them for any event if you want all of your guests to dance and have an unforgettable time.
UNBELIEVABLE!!! If you are considering a band for your wedding, 747 Orchestra is a no-brainer. Their level of skill and professionalism is off the chart. The dance floor was packed all night. Two months later, it’s still all anyone talks about. Amazing does not begin to describe how good they were. Nanci Silver, the band leader, was fantastic. She did everything we wanted and then some. We only wished they could play for another 5 hours. They made an incredible wedding unforgettable. Thank you 747.
Best band ever!!! The professionalism alone is fantastic. They music is amazing! We had the pleasure of attending a wedding with 747 and knew we had to have them for our own. You will not be disappointed. The dance floor was packed the whole night. We received compliments from every guest about the band and how fantastic they were, how fun they were and how amazing their song selections were. They made our first dance so memorable. Each song was better than the last. Truly amazing and worth every penny! I would absolutely recommend 747 to anyone looking to have a fabulous dance party!
Incredibly talented band. Booking 747 was definitely the best decision we made for our wedding. Our guests are still talking about how great 747 Orchestra was at our wedding. Everyone danced the entire night (young and old). Highly recommend
We chose 747 Orchestra to provide our ceremony, cocktail and reception music. I can tell you they certainly lived up to their reputation and more! My guests were on the dance floor all evening. Their singers, musicians and energy was first class and to sum 747 Orchestra up in one word – SENSATIONAL!!
We heard amazing things about 747 Orchestra and booked them for our wedding in March. They are, hands down, THE most awesome band ever!! The musicians are so cool and their songs and arrangements were the bomb. Our guests did not stop dancing so we had to stay another half hour, but man, was it ever worth it! If you are fortunate enough to have 747 Orchestra for your wedding, you are in the best possible hands ☺
Anyone who attended our daughter’s wedding will be talking about “the band” 747 Orchestra for months to come. No Hollywood movie star could have a band as amazing as this orchestra. They are in a league of their own. The energy 747 brought to the party was through the roof! From the horn section and unbelievable singers, to the outstanding drummer with the cool sunglasses, I can tell you that your guests will be in awe! We loved then the band’s singers and horns came out onto the dance floor and played and sang directly to the bride and groom and everyone dancing! The music the band played kept the dance floor packed. All our guests were dancing and singing to every song the band played. It was like the room and party took on a life of it’s own. The best way I can describe the experience is “surreal”. The talent and the incredible hard work of 747 Orchestra helped to make our daughter’s wedding a night we will never forget. 747 you have our eternal gratitude and we will be recommending you to all our friends, acquaintances and colleagues who are planning celebrations. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.