About JMO - The Premier New Orleans Band!

Whether you're seeking a New Orleans band for a corporate event, wedding band or fundraiser, JMO will keep your guests rockin' all night long!

 YOU can see and hear them before booking them, then pick and choose the size and configuration of your dream band. These full-time professional musicians focus squarely on getting you up and jumping! Best of all, they are self-managed which makes them less expensive than other bands of comparable size. Pricing from $2500 to $6500 depending on the size of the band and amount of sound & lights.

We play all your favorite songs!  JMO plays all the classics, New Orleans favorites and the latest hits too! From Ella to Lady Gaga, from Michael Bublé to Beyonce & Timberlake, we cover all of it! Although this band was built from the ground up to fill the dance floor, all of the musicians are trained to play cocktail music, acoustic covers, and all of those tunes that work best at the beginning of the night, before the party has really fired up! When it’s time to fill the dance floor, the band really excels! They pride themselves on knowing exactly the right songs to play at just the right time to pack your dance floor. See our full list of songs.

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If you don’t see your favorite song, please let us know and we will gladly add it for your event!

Top Dance Hits

  1. Draft Punk - Get Lucky
  2. Pharrell - Happy 
  3. Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass 
  4. CeeLo Green - Forget You
  5. Bruno Mars -Uptown Funk 
  6. Black Eyed Peas - Gotta Feeling
  7. Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
  8. Jennifer Lopez - Live It Up
  9. Amy Winehouse - Rehab
  10. Justin Timberlake - Suit And Tie

Top Scream-A-Longs

  1. Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
  2. Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
  3. Garth Brooks - Friends In Low Places
  4. Kenny Loggins - Footloose
  5. Isley Brothers - Shout
  6. Aretha Franklin - Respect
  7. Michael Jackson - Billy Jean
  8. Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
  9. The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
  10. Otis Day & The Knights - Shout!

Top 80s & 90s Rock Hits

  1. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. 
  2. Bryan Adams - Summer Of 69 
  3. Billy Idol - Mony Mony
  4. Kenny Loggins - Footloose 
  5. Robert Palmer - Addicted To Love 
  6. The Black Crowes - Hard To Handle 
  7. Blondie - Call Me - Heart Of Glass 
  8. Lenny Kravitz - American Woman
  9. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean

Top Dance Hits

  1. Justin Timberlake - Sexy Back
  2. Sir Mix-A-Lot - Baby Got Back
  3. Outkast - Hey Ya
  4. Bee Gees - Stayin Alive
  5. Donna Summers - Last Dance
  6. Ne-Yo - Closer
  7. Weather Girls - It's Raining Men
  8. ABBA - Dancing Queen
  9. Christina Aguilera - Ain't No Other Man
  10. Berry Manilow - Copacabana
  11. Gloria Estefan - Conga
  12. LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem
  13. Usher Feat. Ludacris & Lil John - Yeah
  14. Flo Rida - Low
  15. Beyonce- Crazy N Love - Single Ladies
  16. KC & The Sunshine Band - That's The Way I Like It
  17. Prince - Purple Rain - 1999
  18. Pink - Get The Party Started
  19. Betty Everett - It's In His Kiss
  20. Earth Wind & Fire - September

TopMotown - Soul - Shag

  1. Aretha Franklin - Respect
  2. Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On - Sexual Healing - I Heard It Through The Grapevine - What's Going On
  3. Al Green - Let's Get It On
  4. Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself - Reach Out I'll Be There - Baby, I Need Your Lovin
  5. Jackson 5 - ABC - I Want You Back - Shake Your Body - I'll Be There
  6. Barry White - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love - You're The First, The Last, My Everything
  7. Sister Sledge - We Are Family
  8. Rick James - Superfreak - Give It To Me Baby
  9. Gap Band - You Dropped The Bomb On Me
  10. Earth, Wind, & Fire - September - Shining Star - Boogie Wonderland - In The Stone - Let's Groove Tonight
  11. Temptations - Ain't Too Proud To Beg - My Girl - Papa Was A Rolling Stone - I Can't Get Next To You - The Way You Do The Things You Do
  12. Rose Royce - Car Wash
  13. Pointer Sisters - I'm So Excited - Jump - Neutron Dance
  14. Sly & The Family Stone - I Want To Take You Higher - Everyday People - Dance To The Music
  15. Chic - La Freak - Good Times
  16. Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
  17. La Belle- Lady Marmalade
  18. Emotions - Best Of My Love
  19. O'Jays - Love Train - Used To Be My Girl
  20. Tower Power - What Is Hip - Diggin’ on James Brown
  21. Vickie Sue Robinson - Turn The Beat Around
  22. Tina Turner - Proud Mary
  23. Otis Day & The Knights - Shout
  24. James Brown - I Feel Good
  25. Natalie Cole - Pink Cadillac
  26. Ben E. King - Stand By Me
  27. Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go - Baby Love - Stop! In The Name Of Love - You Can't Hurry Love
  28. Martha & The Vandellas - Heatwave - Jimmy Mack
  29. Stevie Wonder - Superstition - You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Uptight (Everythings Alright) - Signed, Sealed, Delivered - I Wish
  30. Mary Wells - My Guy
  31. Contours - Do You Love Me
  32. Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Upside Down
  33. Smokey Robinson & Miracles - Tracks Of My Tears - Tears Of A Clown
  34. Average White Band - Pick Up The Pieces
  35. Jr. Walker & The Allstars - Shotgun - What Does It Take
  36. Lionel Richie - All Night Long - Hello
  37. Glady's Knight & The Pips - I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Midnight Train To Georgia
  38. Ray Charles - What'd I Say
  39. Sam & Dave - Hold I'm Coming - Soul Man
  40. The Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me - Under The Boardwalk
  41. Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
  42. Archie Bell & The Dells - Tighten Up
  43. Jackie Wilson - Higher & Higher
  44. The Chairman Of The Board - Carolina Girls
  45. Embers - I Love Beach Music
  46. Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs - Stay
  47. Tams - Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy
  48. Bruce Channel - Hey Baby
  49. The Platters - With This Ring
  50. Clovers - Nip Sip- One Mint Julip

Top Classic Rock Hits

  1. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody - We Will Rock You
  2. Doobie Brothers - Long Train Running-
  3. Aerosmith - Walk This Way - Dream On - Sweet Emotion
  4. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama - Gimme 3 Steps
  5. ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man - Tush - La Grange
  6. The Beatles - Let It Be - I Want To Hold Your Hand
  7. Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride - Born To Be Wild
  8. The Eagles - Hotel California
  9. Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
  10. The Rolling Stones -Honky Tonk Woman
  11. Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
  12. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
  13. Bob Seger - Old Time Rock & Roll
  14. Kiss - Rock & Roll All Night
  15. .38 Special - Hold On Loosely
  16. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - I Won't Back Down
  17. Rod Stwart - Maggie May
  18. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
  19. Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze - Fire
  20. The Doors - Light My Fire

Top Country Hits

  1. Zac Brown - Chicken Fried
  2. Eric Church - Smoke a Little Smoke
  3. Toby Keith - As Good as I Once Was
  4. Brad Paisley - This is Country Music - Old Alabama
  5. Uncle Cracker FT. Kidd Rock - Good To Be Me
  6. Rascal Flatts - Life is a Highway
  7. Keith Urban - Put You In A Song - Somebody Like You
  8. Carrie Underwood - Cowboy Casanova
  9. Jason Aldean FT. Kelly Clarkson - Don't You Wanna Stay
  10. Tim McGraw - Felt Good On My Lips - My Next Thirty Years
  11. Dierks Bentley - What Was I Thinkin - Up On The Ridge
  12. Martina McBride - Teenage Daughters
  13. The Band Perry - If I Die Young
  14. Sara Evans - Perfect - As If
  15. Charlie Daniels - Devil Went Down to Georgia
  16. Big & Rich - Save a Horse, Ride A Cowboy
  17. Kidd Rock - All Summer Long
  18. Shania Twain - Man, I feel Like A Woman
  19. Gretchen Wilson - Red Neck Woman
  20. Brooks & Dunn - Boot, Scootin & Boogie
  21. Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire - I Walk The Line
  22. Garth Brooks - Friends in Low Places
  23. Lonestar - Amazed
  24. Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman
  25. Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffet - It's Five O'clock Somewhere

Top Wedding First Dance Songs

  1. Etta James - At Last
  2. Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
  3. Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
  4. Harry Connick Jr. - It Had To Be You
  5. Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
  6. Bread - If
  7. Elton John - Your Song
  8. Barry White - My First, My Last, My Everything
  9. Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
  10. Van Morrison - Crazy Love
  11. Shania Twain - From This Moment
  12. Frankie Valli - Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
  13. The Beatles - In My Life
  14. Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You - I'm Every Woman - Want to Dance
  15. Bryan Adams - Everything I Do
  16. Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me
  17. Train - Marry Me
  18. Eric Clapton - You Look Wonderful Tonight
  19. Elvis - Love Me Tender
  20. Bette Midler - Wind Beneath My Wings

Top Cocktail & Dinner Music Hits

  1. Diana Ross - If We Hold On Together
  2. Jewel - Your Were Meant For Me - Break Me
  3. Olivia Newton John - Hopelessly Devoted To You
  4. Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
  5. Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You
  6. Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are
  7. Paul Anka - Put Your Head On My Shoulder
  8. The Commodores - Three Times A Lady
  9. Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes - Up Where We Belong
  10. Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman
  11. Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On
  12. Lionel Ritchie & Diana Ross - Endless Love
  13. Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
  14. The Police - Every Breath You Take
  15. The Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me

Love Notes from Our Clients!

My wife and I have recently been to a few weddings that featured high-energy bands; the kind that rocked the house and kept the dance floor packed all night. But we knew we wanted to capture a unique evening for our daughter (and now son-in-law). We interviewed some other bands we had previously seen, but they were either booked, or were overpriced.We were so fortunate to happen upon JMO. Hiring them for our daughter’s wedding was one of absolute best decisions we made. Seriously. Working with Robert was easy. We talked about what kinds of music we'd want to hear at our wedding, talking mostly about music preference specifics. He responded very quickly, and best of all is passionate and knowledgeable about what he does. Robert gives you many singers to choose from (we had five!), all with different backgrounds and styles, so you can essentially design your own band and get a custom sound. It's really unique and incredible! And the price was reasonable! JMO was incredible - there's no other way to put it! They read the crowd, chose great songs, , reacted to the crowd on the floor and kept EVERYONE dancing the entire night! They played everything from Beatles to Stevie Wonder to Elton John to Daft Punk and on and on. And they maintained their energy level through to the very end. There was not a single moment (meals excluded) where the dance floor was not utterly packed! My wife and I are still receiving comments from our guests about how it was the best wedding they'd ever been to and the band was amazing. We cannot thank you and JMO enough! If you want an absolute knockout wedding that your guests will remember for a long time, these are your guys. Period.

Harry & Susie 


WOW! That is about all I can say. This band kept the party alive and our guests on their feet the entire they were performing. Not only is the band professional, but they are extremely talented individuals who use their musical abilities to keep everyone entertained. They can play any type of music at the drop of a hat. At a party, the band can start with classics from Frank Sinatra, and they can end the night with the latest modern hits like "Uptown Funk." This band was the reason why my event was so successful, and I cannot wait to hire them again in the future!

Elodie S.


We were thrilled to have discovered the JMO Band. Our incredible journey began when we first met him for coffee and he introduced us to the unique concept behind JMO. From that first meeting until our wedding day, Robert never failed to exceed my expectations. Not only is he an honest and reliable businessperson, but he is also a very talented musician. Because Robert is so tapped into the New Orleans music scene (he conducts many of the Mardi Gras Balls in the City), he has cultivated relationships with an amazingly talented and diverse group of musicians. Depending on your musical tastes and song choices for your event, he takes time to personally select a group of talented performers who create the perfect sound for your event. Given how important music is to your wedding, it’s vital to find a band that can keep your guests on the dance floor and having a blast. By hiring Robert and JMO, you can be sure you’ll end up with much more a run-of-the-mill wedding band. All of our wedding guests left raving about the music - who could ask for anything Thank you

Eddie and Mary

married July 2015

We can't thank JMO - The JIMMY MAXWELL ORCHESTRA enough for your awesome performance at our wedding. We had the best time dancing as did our guests! The music was EXACTLY what we were looking for. Everyone keeps commenting on how great the band was and asking me about how we found them. We were so happy with the mixture of oldies and new songs that you played. JMO truly made the reception a great time for everyone! You were professional, enthusiastic and handled the introductions and announcements with style! From the beginning of the wedding planning process, it was a pleasure to work with JMO. We will definitely recommend you to any friends getting married in the future. Best Wishes! -

Babs & Henry


We danced from start to finish!

Jimmy and Robert were so kind and excellent to work with. JMO's reputation speaks for itself and the additional pluses were:
1. they were up for learning new songs (we live in London, so we wanted to British songs)
2. they politely embraced guest singers (we have talented singers as best friends from the UK that I wanted to incorporate)
3. the range of songs they were able to play suited the range of generations we had as guests which was very important to us
4. They were able to suit our budget by adding/reducing number of musicians
5. they were very responsive, including willingness toSkype etc.
6. Jimmy's wealth of experience can advise you on the best order of the reception.

The music was so good, our guests started dancing before we (the bride and groom) even entered the room, which made us very happy that everyone was having a good time. They played throughout dinner and ended the dancing perfectly with the Second Line. 

Mary D.

Post 11/2/2012

Best Big Band Sound! Not just another 'wedding band'.

We couldn't have been happier with our choice of the Jimmy Maxwell Orchestra.
We were looking for a big band sound for our reception in the Blue Room of the Roosevelt Hotel and going for the classy feel of the cocktail era supper club when Sinatra had played in that same room. They did not disappoint. Their choice of songs was spot on, and we were really impressed with their range - everything from old school swing to crooners to new music like Beyonce. They really rocked it all. Far and away better than just another "wedding band" they were quality musicians.

Our guests danced the night away and told us the next day how impressed they were with our choice of band. And for the number of musicians the price was very reasonable.

Jimmy and his son Robert were also very accomodating, meeting us beforehand and asking for our preferences. They really listened to what we requested but obviously had lots of experience doing this before so I felt comfortable with their song choices to fit the mood of the crowd. They are real pros.

Dave & Jess