The Mark Michielsen Big Band is an authentic and powerful 17-piece Big Band that hosts a rambunctious crew of gifted musicians, which are hand selected from advanced musical professionals in the tidewater area. The musicians have performed all over the world, throughout Japan, Europe, and the Middle East. The musicians are highly educated, adamant performers who have been on numerous recording projects for movie soundtracks and CDs. They have had the honor of performing for several US presidents and Congress at the White House as well as other dignitaries and heads of state from around the world. They come together, retired and active military musicians, musical professors and professional to form this eclectic powerhouse group. Lead by the famous band leader and trombonist, Mark Michielsen, who is an Iraqi war veteran, has a Master of Music Composition degree, who retired from the United States Marine Corps Band to Virginia Beach performing today's Funk, Rock, Jazz, Latin, and Big Band sounds that you know and love. Wait until your hear this band, you will not be disappointed. Hear the Buzz for yourself! Contact your EastCoast representative today about hiring this band for your next event!







This is a Sample Songlist

  • Ballads
    Alec Wilder  - I'll Be Around
    Arthur Herzog Jr. & Billie Holiday  - God Bless' The Child
    B. Kidd  - After The Lovin'
    Benny Golson  - I Remember Clifford
    Burke & Van Heusen  - Here's That Rainy Day
    Chuck Mangione  - Feel So Good
    Cooti Williams & Thelonious Monk  - 'Round Midnight
    Earle Hagen  - Harlem Nocturne
    Eddie Delange, Irving Mills, Duke Ellington  - Solitude
    Frank Loesser, Milton Kelugg  - Polka Medley
    Frank Mantooth  - Angelika
    Harlod Arlen  - Over The Rainbow
    Ira & George Gershwin  - I've Got A Crush On You
    Joe Raposo  - Bein' Green
    Mack Gordan & Harry Warren  - At Last
    Mark E. Michielsen  - I'm So In Love
    Ned Washington and Geo. Bassman  - I'm Getting' Sentimenetal Over You
    Pat Metheny  - Always and Forever
    Patrick Williams  - Aurora
    Ralph Burns & Woody Herman  - Early Autumn
    Ray Bauduc, Bob Haggart  - South Rampart Street Parade
    Sammy Nestico  - Carefree (Des Preocupado)
    Sammy Nestico  - Londonderry Air
    Seymour Simons  - ALL OF ME
    Stan Kenton & Pete Rugolo  - Collaboration
    Tom Kubis  - Hospital Blues
  • Blues
    Adrian Drove  - Hey Jude
    Frank Foster  - Blues In Frankie's Flat
    Maynard Ferguson  - Country Road
    Rob McConnell  - Back Bacon Blues
    Rob McConnell  - Can't Stop My Leg
    Tom Kubis  - Bloozin' It Up
    Tom Kubis  - High Clouds And A Good Chance Of Wayne Tonight
    Traditional  - Blue Birdland
  • Brazilian, Latin, and Calypso Standards
    Antonio Carlos Jobim  - Meditation (Meditacao)
    Bart Howard  - Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)
    Cole Porter  - Begin The Beguine
    Dizzie Gillespie  - Manteca
    Gordon Goodwin  - Horn Of Puente
    Kenton/Bill Russo  - 23 N - 82 W
    Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays  - The First Circle
    Sammy Nestico  - Go Fill Your Dreams
    Santana  - Sway
    Traditional  - O Come, O Come Emmanuel
  • Latin
    Dizzy Gillespie  - A Night In Tunisia
    S.K. Russell Ary Barroso  - Brazil
    Sammy Nestico  - Montego Bay
    Traditional  - Deck The Halls
  • R&B, Funk, and Disco
    Bob Mintzer  - Computer
    Bob Montgomery  - Attya' Babe
    Gordon Goodwin  - Count Bubba's Revenge
    Gordon Goodwin  - High Maintenance
    Gordon Goodwin  - There's The Rub
    Graham Breedlove  - Festival Time In The Ville
    Maurice White  - The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire
    Nick Lane  - The Spirit of St. Frederick
    The Embers  - I Love Beach Music
  • Rock and Roll
    Dave Wolpe  - Apple Strudel & Cheese
    Frank Mantooth  - Council Grove Groove
    Gilbert O'Sullivan  - ALONE AGAIN (NATURALLY)
    Herbie Hancock  - Chameleon
    Jeff Steinburg  - Gospel John
    Ken Kaplan  - Make Your Dreams Come True
    Maynard Ferguson  - Give It One
    R. Ortolani & N. Oliviero  - More
  • Standards, Swing, and Jazz
    Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe  - Almost Like Being In Love
    Andy Weiner  - Cruisin' For A Bluesin'
    Arthur Altman  - All Or Nothing At All
    Bart Howard  - Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)
    Benny Goodman  - Sing, Sing, Sing
    Bobby Haggart  - (SO), What's New?
    Bud Coleman  - Tijuana Taxi
    Cole Porter  - It's All Right With Me
    Cootie Williams & Thelonuous Monk  - 'Round Midnight
    Count Basie  - Basie-Straight Ahead Pro.
    Count Basie  - The Blues Machine
    Dave Wolpe  - Raw Bones
    Dizzy Gillespie  - Groovin' High
    Doors  - Moondance
    Duke Ellington  - C Jam Blues
    Duke Ellington  - It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
    E.Y. Harburg & Vernon Duke  - April In Paris
    E.Y. Harburg, Vernon Duke  - April In Paris Special Dance Arrangement
    Frank Foster  - Didn' You
    Frank Foster  - Easin' It
    Frank Foster  - Satin Doll
    Frank Foster  - Shiney Stockings
    Frank Senatra  - Come Fly With Me
    Frank Sinatra  - I've Got You Under My Skin
    George & Ira Gershwin  - A Foggy Day
    George Gershwin  - Love Is Here To Stay
    George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin  - Embraceable You
    Glen Miller  - Glen Miller Medley
    Glen Miller  - In The Mood
    Gordon Goodwin  - Sing Sang Sung
    Herb Albert  - Taste Of Honey
    Hongy Carmichael  - I Get Along Withouut You Very Well
    Ian E. Charleton  - Not A Cloud In Sight
    Ira & George Gershwin  - Loved Walked In
    James Van Heuson  - Luck Be A Lady
    Jerry Gray  - A String Of Pearls
    Jerry Mulligan & Jack Zoot Sims - The Red Door
    Jimmy Van Heusen  - I Thought About You
    Joe Derrico  - Just The Way Your Are
    Joe Garland  - In The Mood
    John Philip Sousa  - The stars & Stripes Forever
    Josef Zawinul  - Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
    Jule Styne  - Saturday Night(is the loneliest night in the week)
    Les Brown Ben Homer  - Sentimental Journey
    Les Hooper  - New Suit For Zoot
    Louis Prima  - Sing, Sing, Sing
    Mark Taylor  - The Buzz
    Mercer Ellington  - Things Ain't What They Used To Be
    Miller  - Little Brown Jug
    Mitchel Parish and Hoagy Carmichael  - Star Dust (special dance arrangement)
    Neal Hefti  - Cute
    Neal Hefti  - Li'L Darlin
    Oscar Hammerstein II  - All The things You Are
    Philip Branham  - Limehouse Blues
    Richard Rogers  - Lover
    Rick Stitzel  - Beautiful Friendship
    Rob Vuono, Jr.  - Blues For Cat
    Ronald Miller & Orlando Murden  - For Once In My Life
    Ruth Lowe  - I'll Never smile Again
    Sammy Nestico  - A Warm Breeze
    Sammy Nestico  - Fun Time
    Sammy Nestico  - Groovin' Easy
    Sammy Nestico  - Hay Burner
    Sammy Nestico  - The Queen Bee
    Sarah Vaughn  - But Not for Me
    Sinatra  - I've Got You Under My Skin
    Standard  - It's Onlny A Paper Moon
    standard  - Moanin'
    Steve Wiest  - ICE-NINE
    Thelonious Monk  - Straight No Chaser
    Tom Kubis  - Exactly Like this
    Tommy Dorsey  - Marie
    Tommy Dorsey  - The Continental
    Toshiko Akiyoshi  - Tuning Up
    Traditional  - Armed Forces Medley
    Unknown  - Endless Love
    Unknown  - I Remember You
    Unknown  - Jeepers Creepers
    Unknown  - L.O.V.E.
    Unknown  - O Sole Mio!
    Unknown  - Satin Doll
    Unknown  - Shout
    Unknown  - Sweet Georgia Brown
    Unknown  - The Preacher
    Unknown  - Walkin' My Baby Back Home
    Unknown  - Who's Sorry Now
    Various  - Authentic Sounds Of The Big Band Era - BOOK
    Various  - Big Band Swing Medley
    Various  - Blue Moon - Whoopee - Vermont
    Various  - Exciting Sounds Of The Big Band Era - BOOK
    Various  - That's All - When Your Love Has Gone - Moonglow
    Various  - The Fabulous Big Band Era BOOK
    Various  - Vilia - Show Me - Confession
    Voctor Schertzinger  - Tangerine
    Young  - Stella By Starlight
  • Waltz
    Jean Thielemans  - Bluesette
    Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini  - Moon River
    Nick D'amico, Gil Mills, Billy Faber  - The Wedding Waltz