Metro Retro began in 2006, inspired by an idea to assemble a band made up of top flight professional musicians who love their work and are dedicated to performing at the highest level for fund raising galas, corporate events, and private parties.
The band focuses on four fundamental principles:
- To specialize in traditional jazz, swing, and blues.
- To concentrate on playing for clients who expect our music to contribute to their event’s success.
- To be able tailor the band’s size and style to the needs of each client without sacrificing musical quality.
- To draw from a core of respected musicians who adhere to the highest quality, performance, and professional standards.
It took almost a year to decide on a name, accumulate arrangements, and identify the musicians that appeared to be the right fit for the band’s objectives. The band made its official debut in January, 2009, at the Minneapolis/Bloomington Hilton’s American Ballroom.
The group has steadily gained momentum, playing high visibility corporate and fund raising gala events at country clubs, hotels, and special event locations around the Twin Cities, as well as private parties in homes and smaller venues.