Big Band Swing - San Francisco

    Authentic 1920s Jazz - Dixieland - 1930s & 1940s Swing - Rat Pack - Max Raabe Orchester Style
                                        Special Events - Parties - Concerts - Weddings - Cocktail Parties

      Theme Parties - Roaring '20s Great Gatsby - Vintage Weddings - Speakeasy - USO - Boardwalk Empire

                     Romantic Background Music - George Gershwin-Cole Porter - Tango - Paris 1920s Jazz

                               Royal Society Jazz Orchestra
                                                  Orchestra - Small Ensembles - Vocalists

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The Royal Society Jazz Orchestra and our small ensembles have performed at the most prestigious social events in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Don Neely, Royal Society Jazz Sextet, Quartet, Orchestra, 1930s swing, big band swing, 1920s jazz, traditional jazz, san francisco jazz

     Don Neely's Royal Society Jazz Orchestra performing at the Ahwahnee Hotel, in Yosemite for the special annual event,
        The Heritage Holidays, celebrating the styles of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s.

Don Neely's Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, Sextet, and Quartet play their authentic Big Band Swing, 1920s Jazz, Dixieland,
and other styles including songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the Rat Pack

Special Events

  • Wedding Receptions - from Ceremony to Celebration
  • Vintage Weddings - Retro Weddings, Swing Weddings, Great Gatsby Weddings, Roaring Twenties Weddings
  • Fundraising Events
  • Dinner Dances
  • Concerts
  • Cocktail Parties - Romantic Background Cocktail Music - Songs by Cole Porter, George Gershwin for sophisticated gatherings
  • Vintage Theme Parties - Great Gatsby, Speakeasy, Roaring Twenties, Cotton Club, Mardi Gras
  • Anniversary Parties
  • Corporate Parties
  • Conventions
Our Musical Specialties
  • Big Band Swing
  • Roaring Twenties - 1920s Syncopated Jazz
  • Swing - 1930s style
  • Swing - 1940s style
  • Max Raabe Palast Orchester style
  • Cocktail Music - Perfect for Sipping Martinis! Romantic and sophisticated background music - songs by Cole Porter, George Gershwin and more.
  • Rat Pack Era - 1950s - 1960s style (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin)
  • Dixieland, Authentic New Orleans Style, Traditional Jazz, Preservation Hall-style Jazz, Vintage Jazz
  • Ragtime - Solo Piano and Small Ensembles
  • Latin - Tango, Rumba, Cha Cha, Samba, Bossa Nova
In addition to the eleven-piece Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, Don Neely leads a superb Sextet and Quartet.
The ensembles play nightly at special events in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. For smaller events such as cocktail parties, Don Neely's Quartet/Trio sets a mellow and romantic mood perfect for sipping Martinis. Vocalist Carla Normand provides period-perfect singing. From full-out exciting Big Band Swing and Hot Jazz, to romantic background cocktail music, you'll find our experience and versatility exceptional.

Following are a few of the special events for which the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra has performed:

  • San Francisco Black and White Balls
  • Opening Night Galas: The San Francisco Symphony, Ballet & Opera
  • Yosemite Fund's 100th Anniversary Gala, San Francisco
  • New Years Eve at Davies Hall, San Francisco
  • Corporate Parties, Kuai, Hawaii
  • Several International Ocean Cruises
  • Rolls Royce Corporate Party
  • Opening night galas for the San Francisco Film Festival
  • Lucas Film Christmas Parties
  • Coca Cola Corporation President's Dinner Dance, San Diego
  • Swan House Ball, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Art Deco Society's Preservation Balls and Gatsby Summer Affairs
Complimenting your vision, Don Neely and his Orchestra, Sextet or Quartet will work with you to set the perfect tone for your festivities. If you would like more information about the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra for your special event, please contact us at:

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Telephone and FAX: 707-765-2055

P.O. Box 750663 
Petaluma, CA 94975

"The Royal Society Jazz Orchestra has brightened many an otherwise dull party."
- Herb Caen, San Francisco Chronicle

Authentic 1920s Music - Big Band Swing San Francisco - Dixieland - Max Raabe Style - Traditional Jazz - Rat Pack