Jazz Band for Hire
available for hire in Auckland, Whangarei, Northland region
A great site to find a Jazz Band
|All sorts of jazz bands to choose from. Ranging from instrumental only, to jazz vocalists with their bands, and even big swing bands.
Styles of jazz range from easy listening standards, through to bebop, funk and fusion.
A Jazz Band is ideal as theme setting background music for corporate events, private parties and product launches
You can also choose some of New Zealand's best known jazz musicians and jazz artists for concert or festival style performance.
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|37psi||5 piece jazz and covers band||
They play jazz music - smooth, sophisticated grooves that are perfect behind dinner, over drinks, and as your guests mix and mingle - more....
||from background swing to pop and rock and roll||This
is a very experienced entertainer. One who knows how to "work"
the crowd to make for a fun evening of entertainment.
Adrian performs from a huge repertoire including the crooners like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin. But the great thing about Adrian is his ability to also perform more modern numbers -more...
|All That Jazz||sophisticated jazz combos, duo, trio, quartet. with or without vocals||Pete
McGregor Auckland jazz bassist leads jazz bands from duo to quartet.
The bands all play a wide variety of jazz styles and are ideally
suited as sophisticated background for events. Vocalist can be added
if desired. Dance music also can be performed -more...
|Angela Franklyn-Lewis||solo jazz singer||Angela
performs as a solo singer accompanied by professionally recorded
backing tracks from the USA, giving you the exact sound of a live
jazz trio without the cost and extra space a band would require-
||solo sax or jazz trio||Brian
to make his mark in Auckland New Zealand in 1958. and apart from
a stint in Australia working on the Gold Coast for 2 years, he established
himself as an in demand tenor player backing local & touring
He moved to London in 1964, performing at Ronnie Scott's - more...
has a fine voice and is the master of the sultry ballad
This "torchy" vocalist is usually accompanied by piano (keyboard) and bass - more....
|Cabaret Covers||2 or 3 piece band||perform covers of popular hits in (different) jazz style
| Carolina Moon
and her musicians create a warm, vibrant atmosphere with a wide
selection of songs to change the mood and style from jazz classics,
samba, tango and bossa nova rhythms from Latin America, popular
song from France and Spain, and contemporary jazz classics.- more...
|Chris Mason-Battley group||background jazz world music to funky dance||popular
Auckland sax player and songwriter who has enjoyed enormous success
particularly with his world music internet MP3 sales (second most
popular jazz artist)
He is available either solo using backing tracks or with his 3 or 5 piece bands - more....
|Chris Melville||solo jazz swing singer||
one of the top jazz vocalists in NZ, with a warm, velvet vocal delivery he sings classic jazz songs from an era of style and class - more.......
|Craig Anthony||lounge swing singer||grew
up with the sound of legends such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin
and Tony Bennett filling the air. It’s no surprise Craig Anthony
is a catalyst behind the burgeoning new supper club lounge scene
that’s putting the swing back into the 21st Century -more..
|Darktown Strutters||strolling dixie trad band||As
seen on Shortland Street.
The authentic sounds of the Golden Era of Dixieland Jazz.
This hot little trio specialises in entertaining people with popular Dixieland jazz standards (1920s, 1930s, 1940s) played on period instruments.- more...
|Elijah||solo jazz guitar||swing,
latin/bossa, bebop, ballads or grooving funk you will receive a
full band sound from the combination of lead jazz guitar and professionally
recorded backing tracks. The advantage of hiring Elijah is that
the integration of live guitar and backing tracks through a single
sound system will give you a perfectly balanced sound - more....
|Face It||modern funky rhythms with jazz sax wailing over top||Led
by Auckland Bassist Pete McGregor Face It describe their music as
"in your face background music"! Big fat electronic keyboard
with funky bass and drums form a basis for virtuoso saxophonist
to solo over. - more...
|Graeme Webb Trio||Jazz Guitarist||
founder member/arranger of the well-known group Fondue Set featuring
|Grant Winterburn||Solo Piano or Jazz trio||Grant
Winterburn has emerged as one of NZ's leading keyboard players and
is igniting a new generation of listeners with his blistering piano/organ
performance. He represents a time warp in jazz splendour, recreating
the verve and passion of the heyday of jazz showmanship. - more...
|Hip Flask||high energy funky jazz blues instrumental||
Imagine the sounds of a great hammond organ , crisp drums and, souring over the top, one of New Zealand's and indeed Australasia's top saxophone players. This is Hip Flask.Featuring Roger Manins saxophone- more....
|Jazza Latina||Latin Jazz background music||A
striking fresh instrumental combination of flute, keyboards, double
bass and drums performing Latin American and jazz standards with
verve and style. Outstanding performances always from these top
full time professional musicians. Sax will sometimes intersperse
with flute for variety of sound.
| Jazz Vibes n Yachts
||Jazz duo / trio featuring vibraphone||a
smooth sounding warm and genuine Jazz experience featuring the unique
sound and appearance of the Vibraphone accompanied by the beautiful
J.V.Y. can also be a bright wee trio with the addition of drum set or Saxophone or guitar more...
|The Jazz Santas||strolling dixie jazz music with christmas theme||
great choice for your Shopping centre, Christmas function or old folks home; classy, dynamic, fun Christmas music that people of all ages will enjoy. All the Christmas favourites done in a Dixieland Jazz - more...
|The Jazzin' Jingle Bells||specialist christmas themed jazz band||The
Jazzin' Jingle Bells can perform in Xmas style for 2 x 45minute
sets. However this is being expanded and can be augmented by jazz
standards if required for longer performances. the band is made
up of very experienced performers. - more....
|Toni Randle||jazz vocalist||Toni
works with various band sizes from duo to quintet - more....
|Jessie Bradshaw||Jazz Vocalist||Nominated
by the Variety Artists club for "Rising Star" Jessie performs both
Jazz standards and some lesser known jazz tunes carefully selected
to display her strong singing voice.
Jessie is rare in New Zealand in that in addition to singing, she is an entertainer. Her boisterous good humour is infectious. - more....
|Julie Mason||jazz vocalist / pianist /educator||jazz
vocalist and pianist Julie Mason is a very high profile artist who
has performed extensively through New Zealand, appearing at all
the major arts and jazz festivals along with her band of this country’s
foremost jazz musicians. She has appeared at several major Australian
jazz - more....
|June Hayes||jazz swing vocalist||June
Hayes is a charming lady and just loves to sing! Be it Ella Fitzgerald,
Carmen McCrae,or Diana Krall, June loves to sing you their songs
to the arrangements of her husband Barry Clewett. This band is ideal
for small restaurant or intimate event where smooth background -
|Karen Hunter||jazz standards and pop covers||Vocalist
and guitarist Karen Hunter is a famliar name in the New Zealand
original music scene. Reknown as a 'funky acoustic singer/songwriter'
and as a regular player at Auckland venues Java Jive and Temple
bar in the 1990's, Karen has toured several critically acclaimed
albums nationally and has also performed at international festivals
such as Melbourne's - more...
|Lewis McCallum and Thrive||fusing modern beats, grooves and electronics plus jazz sax||one
of Aucklands most versatile and exciting saxophonists.
Lewis features his own original compositions with his band "Thrive", fusing modern beats, grooves and electronics with the improvising and creative
nature of jazz. " - more....
|Mike Murane||swinging singer with trio or quartet||Mike
has been featured regularly at the Tauranga Jazz Festival, the Christchurch
Jazz Festival, the Auckland Jazz and Blues club and many gigs in
and around Auckland. Mike sings and swings with obvious enthusiasm
and talent. His style is very much that of the popular Michael Buble,
with modern feel arrangements of old standards - more...
|Mike Nisbet Trio||strolling dixie trad band||Strolling
Dixie bands are always popular with young and old alike. It is fun
bubbly music. This band is one of the best around with banjo, double
bass and leader Mike Nisbet on Clarinet.
Requiring no power and very little space this band can - more....
|Mike Walker Trio||jazz
pianist - solo, duo, trio
plus the Montmartre quartet
| a New Zealand jazz icon. Mike packed the crowds into the Montmarte
years ago with his Jazz Trio, and is still one of our most exciting
He also has spent years as a session musician and played with such well known N.Z. bands as - more....
|Mojave||Latin or Jazz background||Mojave
introduces a creative and fresh approach to jazz. Repertoire covers
a broad range of styles, from Jazz to Brazilian Bossa Nova, the
percussive excitement of Salsa combined with tasty arrangements
of favourite jazz and lounge standards, as well as fresh new original
music. - more...
|National Dixie||traditional New Orleans style band||describe
themselves as the best little Dixie band outside of the Confederation
US of A.
As a regular traveler overseas including New Orleans I would say that no Dixie band I have seen there compares with this very polished, professional, and very authentic group. They perform very tight well rehearsed arrangements of Dixie standards - more....
|New Groove||vocal and keys duo||easy
listening cruisy covers to create a relaxed atmosphere for your
event. Great for a home party. If dance music is required later
in the evening bass and drums can be added as an extra option. -more....
band for background, concert, even for dance -
latin funky cool smooth
jazz bassist leads jazz bands sized from duo to quintet. The bands
all play a wide variety of jazz styles and are ideally suited as
sophisticated background for events and private parties
Pete's combos take several forms depending on venue and client requirement - more....
|Phil Broadhurst||Jazz pianist - Jazz Trio - educator||one
of New Zealand's best known Jazz Musicians. For many he is the voice
of New Zealand jazz through his jazz program "The Art of Jazz"on
Concert FM. Phil was recently awarded a Queens Birthday honour for
his services to Jazz. A graduate of the Berkley - more....
|Preservation Dixie||New Orleans style strolling dixie band||This
Strolling Dixie band is fun music for Weddings, Picnics and Birthday
Named after the famous Preservation Hall in New Orleans, this band includes banjo, clarinet & bass. Everyone loves Dixie Music - its heaps of fun and the band fits in almost anywhere - more....
|Rodger Fox Big Band||big band jazz||
In 2004 The Rodger Fox Big Band celebrated 30 years of performing and promoting New Zealand jazz. The big band has performed in concert with some of the biggest names in the business, from the jazz and entertainment world, including Michael Brecker, Steve Smith, Louie Bellson, Bill Reichenbach, Chuck Findley, Randy Crawford, Bobby Shew, Lanny - more....
|Rodger Fox Jazz combo||4 or 5 piece jazz combo||New
Zealand’s foremost Jazz Trombonist, Big Band Leader, Jazz
Educator, Arranger and Producer. - more....
ROUNDhouse began with friends getting together to play the jazz we never had much chance to play in other groups. The experiment was successful enough that we decided to turn it into a working band. The band playlist includes classics by Miles Davis (All Blues, Freddie Freeloader), Herbie Hancock - more....
|Samsom Nacey Haines||jazz trio||An
intimate guitar/bass/drum jazz trio featuring three of the country's
premiere jazz artists. Playing material ranging from arranged standards
& upbeat Latin tunes to lounge style background jazz –
this stylish trio is perfect for any event: -more....
|Society Jazzmen||jazz show band||formed
in 1969 and have been entertaining people of all ages ever since.
They have made many TV appearances, radio broadcasts, and have travelled New Zealand and the Pacific playing their own style of music which can probably best be described as "British American Dixieland". - more....
|Standard Deviation||4 piece jazz band||The repertoire is taken from the samba, Latin and jazz genres, with a bit of rock ‘n’ roll thrown in for good- more....
|Susan De Jong||jazz swing vocalist||in
a variety of groups, from a duo up to an 8-piece swing band.
Inspired by the Great Swingers on the 20th century including Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald, Susan is known for her style of Swing with a ‘Modern Edge’, all performed with sophisticated individuality-more...
|TCM Trio||jazz trio||
repertoire is a mixture of jazz and latin standards as well as original compositions. They will provide a sophisticated, professional and intimate soundtrack for your event, from weddings to corporate functions and festivals - more....
|Vince Martin||internationally recognizable jazz crooner||His 25 year campaign for Beaurepaires New Zealand has won international advertising awards and places him as one of the most recognised performers in New Zealand. Vince interprets the music of the extraordinary singers of our time including Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Van Morrison, Michael Buble, Stevie Wonder, Robbie Williams and many more- more......
|ZeJazz||20's 30's 40's hot jazz standards||Ze
Jazz perform hot jazz standards of the 20s, 30s & 40s (also
Tangos, French music and an eclectic mixture of well known tunes
and songs from Beatles to Celtic.)
Uptempo and swingin' renditions of well know jazz standards. Great for weddings, restaurants, anniversaries, garden & house parties, corporate promos and events. - more....
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