Press, Reviews, Comments


Thank you so much for making our wedding night so magical. Your orchestra is breathtaking. Your performance exceeded our expectations in every way. We will never forget the beautiful sounds of the MICHAEL ROSE ORCHESTRA. MELANIA AND DONALD TRUMP in a letter to Michael Rose dated January 31, 2005

The event was a huge success. Your musicians were top notch and a delight to work with!
Mrs. Kate Neary-Powell, Schneider Electric, Nashville, Tennessee, June 9, 2010

We all think the wedding was perfect in every detail, including all the music Michael provided. We heard it from everyone there (including the staff) that it was the best orchestra they had ever heard at Isleworth. From my wife and myself and the bride and groom, thank you for a job well done and helping to make the wedding a beautiful and memorable success.
Paul and Gladding Markunas, Windermere, Florida, April 30, 2008

We cannot thank you enough for making our wedding celebration so special!
Sharon and Jim Mattei, The Everglades Club, Palm Beach, April 9, 2005

Your Orchestra absolutely made our Gala the success that it was.  Thank you!  Everyone is saying that it is a dream to hear professional Musicians that care.
Joan Weiss, Chairman of the first annual St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Gala, Donald Trump’s Mar a Lago, Palm Beach, March 2006

Sandra, it was a great event and the music was fabulous. Please thank Michael and the other musicians for making it such a special evening. Thanks again, and best wishes.
George Sacks, Private Party held at Les Jardins, Boca Raton, March 5, 2005

Thank you Sandra…everything you and Michael, and his orchestra did for us was very, very impressive. — a huge success!…Good luck with the rest of the social season.  All my best, Ryan
Ryan D. Cairns, Coordinator of Special Events, American Red Cross, Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter (February 25, 2005)

Greetings from Spain!  Your superb and wonderful CD, ‘Rose Colored Classics’ is one excellent exercise of big band music, great sound, very fine musicians…  Your splendid big band is one of the best big bands I’ve heard…one great pleasure to remember these great tunes and classics of all times.
Isidre Freixas Clara, Llagostera, Spain (August 2004)

Thank you for making our party the overwhelming success that it was! We are indeed a grateful couple who truly appreciates your sound. You have gained many more appreciative followers.
Jim and Marie Ross (Party at Ragtops, W. Palm Beach, March 2003)

Your music is divine and an inspiration for everyone to dance. You contributed greatly in making our 2002 Navy Ball a huge success!
Harriet Arndt, Chairman, U.S. Navy League (October 2002)

The Michael Rose Band’s newest CD recording, “Rose Colored Classics” is “truly a masterpiece for anyone who appreciates fine music.
Harry Harris, KREL Radio, California, MO

The Band was very upbeat. We could have danced all night!
Karen Morrish, Executive Director, American Cancer Society, Palm Beach Regarding the American Cancer Society Gala held at The Breakers

The music you provided was superb!
Nancy Stewart and Kathy Smith, Co-Chairpersons, Moonlight Magic Gala, St. Edward’s School, Vero Beach, Florida, April 2003

The Michael Rose Orchestra is a world class orchestra.
Dick Robinson, Palm Beach Philanthropist, President of Connecticut Schools of Broadcasting, Host of the nationally syndicated radio show “American Standards By The Sea”  February, 2003

Michael Rose’s big band is A Number One.
Dan Neal, Palm Beach Post, April 2002

Never have so many people stayed so long and danced so much to an orchestra.
Catherine Tolton, Senior Corporate Director, The Heart Ball Palm Beach, February 2002

What is unique about this big band besides its ultra talented players, is its library of arrangements written especially for Michael Rose, playing his lilting sterling silver Bach Stradivarius trumpet in front of a well rehearsed unit that is all things to all people… Even more amazing is that this authentic re-creation of a 1940s swing band can respond to every audience request from tunes of the 40s to light rock and contemporary… From the massive ballrooms of the new Hollywood Diplomat Resort and Club to the serene corners of Stuart’s most exclusive private oceanfront country club, the Michael Rose Orchestra can hold an audience spellbound.
Palm Beach Society Magazine, July/August, 1999

… at Mar A Lago, Donald Trump’s Palm Beach mansion-turned-private club, … the ensemble accompanies the likes of Tony Bennett, Wayne Newton and Bernadette Peters. ‘Our members love to dance,’ says Bernd Lembcke, the club’s managing director, ‘And they – how shall I say? – have discriminating taste. They have been throughout the world. They know what a good band it is. The bottom line is if you like big-band music – and these days, it seems everybody does – you’ve probably encountered the Michael Rose Orchestra. It’s among the best in town. Heck, some music industry insiders say it’s among the best in the country.
Charles Passy, Palm Beach Post, August 9, 1998

Not in a long time on this illustrious island, has anyone experienced the sensation of a truly exceptional big dance band like the 17-piece Michael Rose Orchestra. Virtually leaping onto the Palm Beach scene this year … Michael Rose has heralded the arrival of the season in the most notable and historic of Palm Beach’s private homes, as well as regaling exclusive country club audiences from Boca Raton to Vero.
Palm Beach Society Magazine, July/August, 1997