Marshall Vente Band

"Marshall Vente Orchestra"

Marshall Vente Octet
Tribute to Steely Dan
• MVP (Marshall Vente Pop)


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Marshall Vente Band

"Marshall Vente Orchestra"

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Marshall Vente Band

Chicago's sought-after band for dance and party music, the MVB will create a memorable experience for your guests - they won't be able to leave the dance floor enjoying a mix of Top 40 dance hits, rock & roll, funk, Earth Wind & Fire, Motown, contemporary, Jimmy Buffett, Sinatra, Latin, swing and more! With groove masters in the rhythm section, exceptional and stunning vocalists and a red-hot horn section - all with a strong beat great for dancing, you can count on the MVB to deliver elegance, fun and excitement to every event!

A Theme Gala with Marshall Vente!

  • Chicago Blues
  • A Night in Rio
  • Salsa dance party
  • A Night in the Caribbean
  • Brazilian Carnival
  • New Orleans Marti Gras
  • Chicago Blues and Jazz All-Stars
  • James Bond Night
  • A Night with Frank Sinatra
  • A Night in Hollywood
  • All Motown
  • '20's Chicago Gangsters
  • '70's Disco
  • '50's & '60's Rock-and Roll Party
  • The David Letterman Show
  • All French and Bastille Day
  • Patriotic Fourth of July
  • Christmas and Holidays
  • and more!
The Marshall Vente Band CD
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Contemporary dance music: old and new school, Motown, Disco, Earth Wind & Fire, classic rock, James Brown, legendary tunes from the '50's, '60's, '70's, 80's and '90's. Also, fun jazz & swing, solo piano, jazz trio, classical strings and other musical surprises!

Marshall Vente Band & Ramsey Lewis at Wrigley Party


Marshall Vente Band Sampler

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Click here for Detailed Track List

Hot Dance Party!
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Big Band, Sinatra and Traditional Latin
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Dance Party!
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Dance Party 2!
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Solo Piano, Cocktail and Dinner Music
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Jazz Trio and Vocalist
(click for demo)

Classical Strings, Harp and Flute
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International Specialty Music
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Caribbean Steel Drums
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Fun Jazz and Pop
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Letters of Recommendation

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Sunrise Rotary




Here are just a few of our compliments that we have received in the past from some of our clients.  Why don't you also become one of our growing list of satisfied customers


Dear Marshall,

On behalf of everyone at the DuPage Children's Museum, I would like to thank you for the wonderful job you and your group did for the Museum's 2002 Gala Benefit.

Your orchestra was amazing and the tropicale touch helped to make the evening sizzle with excitement! The music in the Museum was perfect and you surely kept everyone on their toes during the event. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and heard nothing but compliments about the band from all attendees. You really helped to make things go smoothly with your professionalism and talent.

I hope you enjoyed yourself during the Gala - the night was met with rave reviews thanks to your involvement. We truly value your commitment to the Museum's work and look froward to continuing our efforts toggether in the future on behalf of all the young children and families that we serve throughout the area.

Best Wishes

Deb Newman - Gala Committee Chair

Kate Dell - Development Manager

"Well again this year everyone had a great time dancing to your music. I received many compliments on the band and the music. You guys do a terrific job and I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for a talented, professional band."

-Mike White, Solomon Cordwell Buenz

"You surpassed our expectations. The guests had a magnificent time. You kept the dance floor packed and your band was professional, energetic, fun and your repertoire was wide and diverse."

-Cleo F. Wilson, VP the Playboy Foundation

"Any band who will play 'Sweet Home Chicago' twice in the same 3 hour period, just to satisfy the whims of the event manager, deserves a large round of applause. Your band did a wonderful job of setting the mood on the John Hancock 95th. You looked great and were incredibly receptive to the needs of our function. Thanks for helping make our party a success."

-Barbara Jones, US Robotics

"Thanks for making our wedding day a big hit!  The music during dinner was terrific, it set the tone we were hoping for - kind of a quiet elegance.  The band did a great getting the party going after dinner." 

-Sharon L. Johnson, IBM Corporation

"Because there is over a 50-year age difference between the most junior members of our firm, it is often difficult to find a band that presents 'something for everyone.'  Your sound and your music were perfect, from the evening '40's and '50's music to the hotter stuff for the wee hours of the morning." 

-George Grumley, Arvey, Hodes, Costello & Burman

"We could not have had better entertainment that evening.  Your efforts in keeping the crowd motivated were wonderful, the music selections were perfect frrom the cocktail hour on to the post dinner fun.  Everyone was having a good time, and it was evident by how many people were out on the dance floor!"  Thank you for all of your efforts and we look forward to using you and your orchestra again in the future." 

-April Arnold, Illinois Arts Alliance

“Our guests are still talking about you! I thank you so much for helping make the EAM gala such a success. At a time when finding the right musical entertainment is tougher than ever, there is no reason to search further now that we have found you! Your versatility, showmanship and professionalism say it all. Thanks again for such great music and good fun.  We look forward to working with you again soon!”

Director of Development & Marketing, Elmhurst Art Museum

"I've known Marshall for many years, he is a real professional and you can always count on him to deliver high quality music."

James Kravcik, GM, Hinsdale Golf Club

“Since we have worked together on several events, I must point out the I have seen a pattern emerge: you consistently raise the level of our parties.”

Events Coordinator, O’Hagan, Smith & Amundsen

“The best bad we have ever had! Not only did I love the band, but also working with Marshall during the planning was fun and easy. We  already have him booked for the next year.”

Alumni Relations Director, Benedictine University Scholarship Ball

“Your orchestra was amazing and the tropical touch helped make the evening sizzle with excitement”

- DuPage Children’s Museum Gala

“Everyone had a great time and agrees that your music help set the tone of the event. They especially enjoyed your upbeat personality and of course, Eldee Young.”

La Rabida Children’s Hospital

“Thank you very much for your excellent performance at our client appreciation party aboard the Windy sailboat.  The event went perfectly and your music was a large contributor, especially the ability to play such a variety of music to appease our group.”

Di Meo Schneider & Associates

“Once again, many thanks for the wonderful performance at ‘al la Bastille’!  The opening music set the mood for the French flair of the evening.  The dinner music was a perfect background to the formal meal - yet keeping the tables alive with laughter and conversation.  The evening progressed with the orchestra keeping the dance floor busy. Looking forward to next year!” 

Downtown Wheaton Association

“As always, you were professional and the music was delightful.  We would not hesitate to use your services in the future.”

 - Illinois Spina Bifida Association

“Now I know why BOSSA made the comment, ‘Marshall Vente loves a party!’  We were so lucky to have you and the group electrify our holiday party.  It was simply terrific and very exciting!”

Chicago Magazine

“We want to thank you again for the fabulous job you and the band did at our wedding.  You guys were spectacular and truly made the evening wonderful.  All of our guests were complimenting you for days after the event!”

- Matt & Lisa Young

“Not only is he a fine professional with outstanding talent as both a performer and composer, he and his sidemen conduct themselves in an exemplary manner with the Lion Bar management and its patrons.”

 - Restaurants Manager, the Westin Hotel, Chicago

“Thanks for making our wedding day a big hit! The music during dinner was terrific, it set the tone we ere hoping for – kind of quiet elegance.  The band did a great job of getting the party going after dinner.”

Sharon L. Johnson – IBM

“I’ve been to so few of these parties where people actually danced all night, you really kept everyone on the dance floor!”

Cleo Wilson, VP, Playboy Foundation for Family Focus Gala

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You may contact Marshall Vente 
by phone at: (630) 541-3381

Cell phone: (630) 430-5113

or by e-mail at


Marshall Vente 
P.O. Box 1135
Westmont, IL 60559


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