This page was last updated on: September 26, 2016
The Starduster Orchestra is a traditional big band.  While  playing music from all periods, we specialize in swing, and other dance music, from the 30's, 40's and 50's.  Because we perform original arrangements with original instrumentation, our audiences get to enjoy the swingin' sound of the Big Band Era the way it was played... the excitement of our music compels audiences from eighteen to eighty to get up and dance.

Based in Marin County, The Starduster Orchestra  performs at private parties and public venues throughout the Bay Area.  Some of our regular venues have been the Coconut Grove, where we performed monthly for over three years.  We have also played to sell-out audiences at The Great American Music Hall, The Fillmore, Joe LoCoco's and the Seafood Peddler.  A more complete list of venues and organizations we've played for appears below in this web page.

First organized in June of 1996, our objective has always been to give our audiences the highest quality music and dance experience possible while staying true to our original goal of playing the very best original and custom arrangements available.  While we have had a number of personnel changes since we started, many of the original musicians are still with us.

The Starduster Orchestra can play dance or show performances for your event.  We often perform with one or more vocalist and can include dance demonstrations and lessons.  Also, we can be scaled down to better fit your space or budget, if necessary.

For more information about having The Starduster Orchestra play for your upcoming event, or to find out where we will be playing, please check our web site periodically ( or call Joe Agro at
(415) 331-9999.
Some Places
We've Played

Sausalito's Jazz and Blues By The Bay
Creekside Fridays
Great American Music Hall
The Fillmore
Coconut Grove
Joe Lococo's Resturant
The Seafood Peddler
Starlight Room of the Sir Frances Drake Hotel
Venetian Room of the Fairmont Hotel
Ritz Carlton Hotel
World Trade Club
Golden Gate Club
Meadowood Resort
Marin Country Club
Jeremiah O'Brien
Alameda Hotel
Marin Civic Center
Embassy Suites
Orocco East West Supper Club
Broadway Studio
Alpine Club
Marin Headlands
Wyndham Garden Hotel
Sausalito Women's Club
Verdi Club
Design Mart
Maritime Museum
Canterbury Hotel
McClarin Hall
College of Marin
New George's
San Rafael Community Center
Ross Masonic Lodge
Fireman's Fund Hall
Benziger Winery
Laurel Hills Primary School
San Francisco Yacht Club
ANA Hotel
Saint Sabastian's Hall
Mountain Theater on Mount Tamalpais

Some Organizations We've Played For
Some Organizations
We've Played For

Sausalito Arts Festival
San Francisco Symphony
American Heart Associations
Golden Aires
Marin Senior Fair
Agnew Development Center
Children's Hospital of Alameda
Hong Kong Association
The Center for Attitudinal Healing
   Hospice By The Bay
SPL WorldGroup
World Trade Club
Team Singles
Rotary Club of Mill Valley
Belvedere Cotillion
Saint Mark's School
Marin Primary School
Cappa and Graham Meeting Planners
Mill Valley Arts Commission
Mill Valley Centennial Celebration
Meadow Club
The Mountain Play Association
Fairfax Jazz Festival
World Wings
Singapore Society
John Posey Fund Raiser

...and many private parties just like yours.
For more information
or bookings
e-mail Joe Agro at
or call
(415) 225-2476