Top Jazz bands in New York City

Hire a Jazz band in New York for your wedding, party or event. If you're looking for an instrumental jazz trio, gypsy jazz band or post-modern jukebox group, you'll find what you need here. Choose from our handpicked selection of the 14 best professional Jazz bands now!
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Whether it’s going to be cocktail hour at a wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, or a luxury social event - The Gallants will provide exquisite services for any event. 

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AffinitiNYC is a Top Tier jazz band specializing in curated playlists designed to elevate your special event. Available for weddings, corporate events, and private parties.

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The Eli Chalmer Trio is available for weddings, cocktail hours, dinner receptions, corporate events, restaurants, and other special events.

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Brooklyn's Sweet Tooth Jazz Band restores vintage jazz and dance music to enhance your next event.

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Kyla Quinn & Her Boyfriends embody the essence of vintage jazz especially in the style of Billie Holiday.

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Double Down is a Brooklyn-based jazz band, known for their unique and modern takes on classics like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and more.

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The Rotker-Lynn Trio are a NYC based band playing anything from 1920's swing jazz and Bossa Nova to Funk/Fusion and everything in between!

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The Creswell Club play everything from swing to Bossa, Motown to Sinatra, Edith Piaf to Lana Del Rey. Available for weddings, corporate events, and private parties.

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Sarah King & The Smoke Rings are an extraordinarily elegant band that plays music from the '30's - 40's with wit and style. Available for weddings, corporate events, and private parties.

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The Milkman and sons are a Brooklyn based band, who mix acoustic Prohibition Jazz, Traditional Blues and Parisian Gypsy Jazz for their unique sound.

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The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn is a Brooklyn-based early jazz, swing, and blues wedding band with a collection of witty songs from the 1920s and 1930s.

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A wedding ensemble in New York, New York, Acute Inflections specializes in sophisticated and enchanting wedding performances.

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The Ryoju Fukushiro Jazz Unit is specialized in authentic Jazz music. They accept your requests in a variety of genres, such as Bossa nova, R&B, etc.

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This joyous jazz ensemble can be found busking in the streets of NYC or swinging on festival stages, they have also played many weddings & events.

Frequently asked questions

What's the difference between a trad/vintage jazz band, a swing band, a post-modern jukebox band, and a gypsy jazz band?

Jazz bands come in all shapes and sizes - that's what's so great about them! They'll usually specialise in a specific style, like the following: Trad/vintage jazz band: perform Dixieland and ragtime jazz music from the early 20th century. Swing band: perform a style of jazz music developed in the 1930s & 1940s in the USA. Post-modern jukebox band: a style of music incorporating modern songs, or songs from different genres, into an upbeat jazz style (along with jazz instruments) Gypsy jazz band: a style of jazz developed by virtuoso Romani guitarist, Django Reinhardt, in the 1930's. Also known as 'jazz manouche'

What kind of performance should I expect from a jazz band?

Jazz bands come in all shapes and sizes - so depending on that context, they can either perform background music or play a headline performance. For most jazz bands, a background performance is the natural choice. Jazz musicians are masters of keeping the music lively, while not being so loud as to take over conversation. However, with the rise of post-modern jukebox, jazz bands are becoming more adept at headline performances. These are designed to get guests up on their feet and dancing during the evening party at a wedding or function. So, if you're after a band who mix the roaring 20s with the swinging 60s with the naughty 90s, this'll be your go-to!

What songs will a jazz band perform?

Professional jazz bands usually have extensive song lists - that said, make sure you let them know if you have any special requests! The jazz bands we asked said the following 5 tunes are their most popular: At Last - Etta James My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing - Duke Ellington Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra Take Five - Dave Brubeck

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