Marshall Vente's Orchestra,

"Marshall Vente Pop"

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

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Track List

Set 1 - A quick 5" overview!
What's Goin' On? Marvin Gaye
Black Cow Steely Dan
And I Love Her Beatles
Angel Jimi Hendrix
Tune 88 Jeff Lorber
Layla Eric Clapton

Set 2 - Overview, con't
Come Together Beatles
Josie Steely Dan
Kissing on the Beach Earl Klugh
Leave A Tender Moment Alone Billy Joel
Watermelon Man Herbie Hancock

Set 3 - Cocktail & dinner music
Something Beatles
Know It All Wes Montgomery
Angel Jimi Hendrix
Velas (Sails) Ivan Lins
When A Man Loves A Woman Percy Sledge
Dolphin, The Tamba
You Are So Beautiful Joe Cocker

SKJ Milt Jackson 23


Set 4 - Party on, now we're jammin!
I Shot the Sheriff Bob Marley
Black Cow Steely Dan
Cantaloupe Island Herbie Hancock
Birdland (intro) Weather Report
Jammin' Bob Marley
Shaker Song Spyro Gyra

Set 5 - Encore!
Birdland Weather Report
What's Goin' On? Marvin Gaye
Letterman Theme Paul Schaffer


Oops I Did It Again Brittany Spears
Respect Aretha Franklin
Backstabbers O'Jays
Let's Stay Together Al Green
I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
Rio d'Janeiro Blue Randy Crawford
Last Dance (slow intro) Donna Summer

An energized instrumental mix…

Featuring background and party music for dinners, dances, award banquets, galas, charity fundraisers, wedding receptions, festivals, cruises, parties and more… One of Chicago’s finest rhythm sections featuring multiple keyboards, hot guitar, bottomless bass and spectacular drums. Vocals are also available for serious dance parties. The repertoire is perfect for all those who have heard enough of our parent’s music and are more interested in rock & roll, R & B, Motown, Steely Dan, Beatles, Clapton, Hendrix, fun fusion and some jazz. Most of all, Marshall knows how to read the audience, play the correct music at the right time and always “brings elegance, class and excitement to every party.”


Our clients say it best:

“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

“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

“It was a super event in terms of the weather, the catering and the band which was perfect for our party. Thank you for making it such a great outing for us, you are all truly accomplished musicians. And we will remember you.” – The Reef Funds

“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

“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

Serious inquiries are welcome to call for a free copy of the MVP demo CD. See the sound samples below:

And I Love Her - Beatles (0:57)

I Shot the Sheriff - Bob Marley (0:44)

Layla - Eric Clapton (0:45)

What's Goin' On - Marvin Gaye (1:14)

Black Cow - Steely Dan (2:33)


MVP with the Vocal Option

Backstabbers - O'Jays (1:11)




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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