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The Manhattan Dance Orchestra is a full time group of professional musicians who have performed extensively throughout the United States providing exciting and memorable dance music at major conventions, fund raisers, elegant events, and private parties.

At our core is a five member partnership known as Club Fred Inc. represented primarily by Jim Long and is also available through all major talent agencies in the Southern US.

We have performed at Inaugural Galas for three Presidents of the United States, the Governor of Tennessee, and Princess Anne of England.

Members of this group have performed with many nationally known artists such as Aretha Franklin, Aaron Neville, Deniece Williams, Howard Hewitt of Shalamar, Patti Austin, Christopher Cross, Leon Russel, Joe Piscopo, Regina Bell, Cissy Houston, Gary Chapman, Lucy Arnaz, Bernadette Peters, Toni Tennille, Paul Williams, Bob Hope, Tommy Dorsey, Lou Rawls, Bobby Vinton, Roger Miller, BJ Thomas, Albertina Walker, Al Green, Rufus Thomas, Steve Cropper, Smokey Robinson, The Coasters, and The Drifters.

This Band Rocks! You can hear for yourself, just check out our online audio demo.

Our Goal:
To create the perfect party atmosphere for each of our clients, and have fun!


The Manhattan Dance Orchestra never double books a date. When you contract with MDO, you get the real band, not a second string version. (Please be advised that most other bands double book, and sub-contract frequently)


There is a high demand for weekend bookings. Since there is only one Manhattan Dance Orchestra, make sure you reserve the date of your event well in advance.



We will happily put a full service music package together for you!



The Manhattan Dance Orchestra
615-646-1630 / 800-531-1630



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