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"Let’s Play – Super Mario Bros. LIVE with FULL ORCHESTRA!" — The 8-Bit Big Band

October 8th, 2018Share | Tweet

The entire first two worlds of gameplay from Super Mario Bros. for the NES with music accompanied LIVE by a full sized jazz big band, orchestra, and choir! All sound FX performed live on drum pads! Featuring George Salazar on the controller!

Featuring all musical themes from Super Mario Bros re-orchestrated in styles such ranging from Swing, Fusion, Classical, Mambo, Strauss Waltz, Rock, Metal, Stravinsky, Burning Up-tempo, and more!


The 8-Bit Big Band is a full sized Jazz/pops orchestra that formed to celebrate and realize some of the best musical themes written from various video games from all consoles!


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The 58 members of The 8-bit Big Band: Let’s Play Live:

Conductor/Arrangement/Orchestration/Bandleader – Charlie Rosen

Nintendo Entertainment System – George Salazar

Harp – Lianne Cline
Flute – Mira Magrill
Oboe – Steve Lyon
Bassoon – Jenice Rosen

Alto Sax 1 – Andrew Gould
Alto Sax 2 – Josh Plotner
Tenor Sax 1 – Sam Dillon (solo on world 2-3)
Tenor Sax 2 – Zac Zinger
Baritone Sax – Andrew Gutauskas

Trumpet 1 – Bryan Davis
Trumpet 2 – John Lake
Trumpet 3 – Gabe Medd (solo on world 1-2)
Trumpet 4 – Danny Jonokuchi

Trombone 1 – Alex Jeun
Trombone 2 – Jimmy O’Connell
Trombone 3 – Mariel Bildsten
Trombone 4 – Becca Patterson

Violin 1 – Katie Kresek (CM), Tomoko Akaboshi, Lavinia Pavlish, Frederique Gnaman, Mary Jo Stilp, Emily Gelineau
Violin 2 – Kiku Enomoto, Sita Chay, Kevin Kuh, Ally Jenkins, Ellie Goodman, Erikka Walsh
Viola – Tia Allen, Elise Frawley, Will Marshall, Sarah Greene
Cello – Alon Bisk, Marta Bagratuni, Susan Mandel

Piano – Natalie Tennenbaum
Guitar/Tres – Charlie Rosen
Bass – Adam Neely
Drums – Jared Schonig
Mallets – Sarah Tompkins
Congas/Bongos/Hand Perc – Wilson Torres
Roland SPD 1 – Jamie Eblen
Roland SPD 2 – Josh Bailey

Sopranos – Danielle Gimbal, Kate Bullock, Jane Kivnic, Grace Choi
Altos – Gracie Nash, Ashley Sweetman, Badia Farha, Jane Bruce
Tenors – George Slotin, Vanjah Boikai, Troy Burton, Josh Greenblatt, Sommer Carbuccia
Baritones – Sean Switzer, Josh Page, Keith White

Directed by Hunter Bird
Recorded at The Power Station NYC
Engineered and Mixed by John Kilgore
Mastered by Alan Silverman – Arf Mastering
Shot and edited by Halleloo Creative