Lapis Luna is the trail blazing & trendsetting
vintage music band of NYC
Enchanting and glamorous Lapis Luna creates a reflection of yourself with a signature soundtrack for your party. The band has performed at hundreds of social gatherings including weddings, galas, salons, jazz clubs, festivals, swing dances, cocktail & dinner parties, and fundraisers. Your guests will never forget the night you threw a party and invited Lapis Luna!
Lapis Luna transports you and your guests to a long-gone era of genuine romance and spirited swing, with an authentic style embracing 30s and 40s big band, 50s popular jazz, early blues, bebop and retro cha-cha, bossa nova, samba, mambo & rumba. Led by provocative singer Shawn Aileen, the lounge quartet with guitar, upright bass, and drums sparkle all night. Add sax, trumpet, and vibraphone for an extra degree of hip, while the swinging Lapis Luna Orchestra will keep your toes tapping and guests dancing! The band is visually striking and lend a festive and elegant atmosphere to every soiree.
They have been highly rated by their couples so many times they are in the knot's Hall of Fame for "Best Of Weddings"
New York Magazine declared the band as an ‘Ultimate New York City Wedding’ band choice.
They were the wedding band for Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) and Geoffrey Arrend.
The Mad Men cast is loads of fun. Christina says:
“Every single one of our guests raved about you and everyone danced because Lapis Luna is pure, swinging romance!”
The band was handpicked to perform for the Clinton family at an exclusive event in Washington DC.
"Thank you very much for helping to make the Clinton Foundation event in Washington an unforgettable one. Lapis Luna was a wonderful addition to the evening!"
The swingtet was the house band every Thursday night for 5 fantastic years at the historic Plaza Hotel's Rose Club, NYC.
Played the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner + dancing for the wedding of SNL star Bobby Moynihan and Broadway bombshell Brynn O'Malley.
The 12 piece Lapis Luna Orchestra was the live powerhouse big band soundtrack for the Bryant Park Christmas Tree Lighting, December 2016, 2017, and 2018! Led by Shawn Aileen and Chris Byars (who arranges the scoring for the show), the band played alongside narrators Carrie Ann Inaba, Jane Krakowski, Alan Cumming, Olympic and World Champions Johnny Weir, Javier Fernandez, Kimmie Meissner, Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, and The Haydenettes.
The Lapis Luna Orchestra was the headliner at the opening night gala at the Edison Ballroom for "Breakfast at Tiffany's" on Broadway, starring Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones).
Partnered with the knot and XO Group to surprise the adorable, lovely newlyweds at NYC's City Hall on Valentine's Day!
Lapis Luna is the swing band in the ad campaign for Kate Spade's fragrance 'Twirl.'
The lounge quartet was a headliner for "A Week With Revlon" at the Breakers in Palm Beach, hosted by Jessica Biel.
Performed for Uma Thurman's intimate holiday party at the Chopard Showroom in NYC.
The Lapis Luna Orchestra can be seen on the Gatsby Bride episode of David Tutera’s ‘My Fair Wedding’ on the WE Network. The band is also in his wedding book.
The orchestra performed for hundreds at The Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine 15th Anniversary Gala at the Plaza Hotel, and for the knot’s annual gala at the New York Public Library. They also performed for thousands at the Library’s 100th Anniversary Gala.
Played the nuptials for Senator Wally Brewster at the historic and storied Hay-Adams with an esteemed 'who's who' of DC guest list, as well as his swearing in ceremony as Ambassador to the Dominican Republic.
Lapis Luna continues to provide fabulous music and inspire romance for all occasions, public and private, intimate and grand, at places such as the Empire State Building, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ellis Island, Rockefeller Center, The Carlyle, ‘21’, Rainbow Room, Grand Central Station, New York Botanical Gardens, Museum of Natural History, Tavern on the Green, National Portrait Gallery, The Plaza Hotel, Waldorf=Astoria, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Russian Tea Room, as well as gardens, restaurants, lounges, hotels, lofts, vineyards, yachts, casinos, estates & private homes all over the country.