Jazz Band for Hire
available for hire in Wellington, Porirua, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, Lower North Island regions
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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|April Phillips||jazz and blues singer duo or quartet|| Her forte is jazz and blues and she has appeared in many jazz festivals throughout New Zealand. Jazz reviewers have described her as having “a voice of honey” and she has been compared to Diana Krall and Ella Fitzgerald-more.....
|Bag's Groove||Guitar/vocals and sax - Jazz, folk, blues, easy listening||an
ideal Corporate event background band, or wedding reception option
where the music needs to "heat up" during the event -
|Crooner Central||Steve Carlin sings swing||He then sang at NZ's premiere wine festival “Toast Martinborough” in November to several thousand revellers. Following this he performed at NZ's celebrity wedding of the year – Dan Carter and Honor Dillon – with his group Uncle Monkey - more....
|solo singer pianist|| Emma adores performing and thrives in social environments therefore
providing a welcome, enjoyable environment for guests to be entertained.
She is versatile and can provide upbeat funk when needed but can
also knock out a ballad when requested. She has experience in performing
at corporate events and weddings - more....
|Erna Ferry||Jazz vocalist - solo or with trio||Whether
she is singing a slow sultry ballad or belting out a swinging blues,
you are in no doubt that Erna is giving the song her utmost. “For
this reason I invited Erna to Sing at my own wedding” Pete
|Hot Club Sandwich||zany trio performing jazz blues country||a
Wellington-based trio who play a repertoire of jazz, blues and country
swing standards and original songs.-more...
|Jenny Blackadder||dixieland - solo or with band||Jenny
usually works with a band of at least 3 or more musicians although
she can also play with backing tracks but much prefers to play with
a live band.-more...
|Kevin Clark||award winning jazz pianist, solo, or duo with Fran Barton||a
regular star attraction of prestigious jazz festivals around the
country, Kevin Clark is Immensely talented and versatile, Kevins'
musicians turn in performances suited to the broadest of tastes,
from light jazz and lounge music, show tunes etc. Also available
as a solo artist, or quartet. -more...
|Michael Munro||jazz singer pianist||Michael’s piano style has a strong swing-jazz feel. Having spent time in Cuba and Brazil, he also has a flair for Latin jazz and Afro-Cuban music. He has been influenced by pianists such as Keith Jarrett, Dave Gruisin and Ruben Gonzales. Michael’s bluesy vocals have been influenced by artists such as Donny Hathaway, Billy Withers and Al Jarreau. -more...
|Paul Dyne band||well known bassist with various jazz lineups||Paul
Dyne teaches jazz at the wellington jazz school. Paul is an internationally
reckognised performer and puts together a top flight band
|Petone Bennett Duo||from jazz to swing to rock and roll||play
swing, jazz, rock and roll, along with recognized favourites from
the 40s through to the 90's. Petone Bennett has been entertaining
dance audiences for 10 years in New Zealand, first with the Kings
of Swings, and later adding old school rock and roll to the mix.
They also cater to Ceroc dancers. - more...
|Rodger Fox Big Band||one of NZ's most popular jazz big bands||Rodger
has promoted live concerts with his Big Band in the Global Festival
arena, Montreux Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Manly Jazz
Festival, Wichita Jazz Festival, The International Association of
Jazz Educators Concert 1997 & 1999 and concerts in London, Singapore,
Australia, Poland and the USA-more...
|Rodger Fox Jazz combo||background jazz for cocktails||Small
Combo: Ideal for: background for cocktails, corporate function,
private party. - more...
|Simply Jazz||instrumental jazz duo|| tasteful cocktail jazz as background music for weddings, corporate
functions, show openings and private functions. Their repertoire
utilises material derived mainly from the ‘Great American
Songbook’, plus Latin music from composers like Antonio Carlos
Jobim and Louis Bonfa - more.....
|Tessa Quayle||jazz vocalist|| Tessa’s voice has been described as having a “milky
sparkle” who “scats and purrs” her own unique
flavour of various jazz styles. Her repertoire is from Billy Holiday
and Ella Fitzgerald right through to Diana Krall and other modern
singers - more....
|The Benson Brothers||jazz trio||The
instrumentation of the trio; saxophone, double bass, and drums.
Having no “chordal” instrument creates space, which
lends to the trio’s playfulness, making the music so exciting
to be around. But, we do also have the option of adding a pianist,
if requested- more.....
|The Chicago Jazzmen||strolling Dixieland jazz trio||Strolling
Dixie bands are fun bubbly entertainment for party or street event
(no web page sorry please email us)
|The Snazz Jazz Set||
-vocal and piano smooth jazz duo - can expand up to quintet for funky sound
Snazz Jazz primarily consists of vocalist Katie and pianist Jessi,
they are able to provide additional instrumentation by request (such
as saxophone, bass and/or drums) to form a trio, quartet or quintet
dance band and they can often be seen in any of these formats playing
|The Valley Stompers||dixieland jazz band||Mix
a march from the American civil war with a stately measure of quadrille,
a creole love call and a double dose of blues. Blend through three
horns and serve over smoking hot rhythm garnished with fun. Do that
right and you've cooked up something like a mess of New Orleans
|The Velox Brothers||swing, jazz, blues combo||Their
repertoire is borrowed from Sinatra, Bennett, Nat King Cole with
songs from Cole Porter, The Gershwins and other jazz standards.
|The Zak Pack||5 piece jazz band||Accompanied
by Wellington’s finest musicians, band leader Zak Dikvert’s
smooth vocal texture and unique interpretation to lyrics transforms
each song into a musical experience. - more...
|Twin Set||quiet background jazz||A unique funk jazz sound created by organ and sax featuring twin brothers Daniel and Christopher Yeabsley plus drummer Paul Hoskin. They perform a mix of standards and originals from their successful albums.-more...
|Wellington Heads||swing, rhythm and blues, funky jazz, South American Cuban flavours||Music that is interesting. There's lot's of humour in the lyrics and skill in the paying with tight arrangements, loose feels and a range of musical styles to keep it interesting.-more...
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