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Album 1 - Press Start!

by The 8-Bit Big Band

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The 8-Bit Big Band is a 25 member Jazz/Pops orchestra that formed to celebrate and realize some of the best musical themes written from various video games from all consoles! The members of the 8-Bit Big Band come from all around the world, but most reside primarily in New York City, and are some of the most highly sought after musicians and performers, all gamers at heart who enjoy playing their favorite games of all time!

In May of 2018 the 8-Bit Big Band released it's first album "Press Start!" which features the music of the Super Mario series, The Zelda series, Ganbare Goemon, F-Zero, and Final Fantasy. It is the result of the talents of almost 50 incredible performers and artists!


released June 24, 2017

Lead Vocals: Kaho Kidoguchi Gen Parton Shin
BG Vox: Kate Steinberg Gracie Nash Danielle Gimbal

Clarinet: Felix Peikli
Flute: Sarpay Özçağatay Anne Drummond
Alto Saxes: Andrew Gould Mercedes Beckman Josh Plotner Grace Kelly
Tenor Saxes: Zac Zinger Jordan Pettay Sam Dillon Chad Lefkowitz-Brown
Bari Saxes: Sawa Tamezane Andrew Gutauskas

Trumpets: Bryan Davis John Lake Enrique Sanchez Joey Lamb Gabriel King Medd Chloe Rowlands Benny Benack III

Trombones: Robert Edwards Darius Christian Jones Jimmy O'Connell Nick Grinder Becca Patterson

Violins: #kevinkuh Tomoko Akaboshi Lavinia Pavlish Frédérique Gnaman

Viola: Tia Allen

Guitars: Nir Felder Alex Wintz Charlie Rosen

Piano/Keys: Julian Pollack Natalie Tenenbaum Steven Feifke

Synths: Julian Pollack

Upright/Elec Bass: Charlie Rosen

Drums: Jared Schonig

Engineered/Mixed by John Kilgore Sound and Recording

Mastered by Alan Silverman at Arf Mastering

Bomb-Omb Battlefield:
Alto Sax - Andrew Gould
Drums - Jared Schoenig

Overworld theme:
Piano - Steven Feifke

Athletic theme:
Clarinet - Felix Peikli
Trumpet - Benny Benack III
Trombone - Jimmy O'Connell
Drums - Jared Schoenig

Super Mario Bro's Mambo:
Flute - Anne Drummond
Trumpet - Benny Benack III
Trombone - Jimmy O'Connell
Timbales - Wilson Torres

Lonely Rolling Star:
Vocals - Kaho Kidoguchi
Trumpet - Benny Benack III

Zelda's Lullaby:
Flute - Sarpay "Sharpeye" Ozcagatay

Tenor Sax - Chad Lefkowitz-Brown

I Am Impact:
Vocals - Gen Parton Shin
Synth - Jullian Pollack
Shakuhachi - Zac Zinger

Big Blue:
Alto Sax - Grace Kelly
Piano - Natalie Tennenbaum


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The 8-Bit Big Band New York, New York

"The 8-Bit Big Band" a 30-65 member Jazz/pops orchestra that formed to celebrate and realize some of the best themes from video game music from all consoles and eras arranged in a large ensemble Jazz/Orchestra/Pop/Rock setting!

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