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Many amazing bands, one seasoned bandleader

My name is Chuck Braman, and I’m a jazz drummer-bandleader who’s been active in New York City for over twenty-five years. During that time I’ve discovered the very best musicians that I love making music with and organized them into ensembles based on ideal combinations of instrumentation, personnel, style and repertoire. Over the years, we‘ve played in every setting imaginable, from jazz clubs to concerts, restaurants, corporate events and weddings. I love what I do and I pride myself on being able to provide truly great jazz bands for all of these musical contexts. I hope I can have the opportunity to do so for you too.

Hire an real New York jazz band for your party.

Why hire a pickup band that only dabbles in jazz, when you can have the real thing? I offer
real working New York City jazz groups, each with it's own unique personnel, style and repertoire.
Members of my groups are world-class jazz musicians who have performed, toured or recorded
with a who’s who of music, including Diana Krall, George Benson, John Scofield, Michel Legrand,
Phil Woods, Yo-Yo Ma, and many others. Choosing us for your event will provide
a sophisticated New York City experience that your guests will long remember.

A distinguished roster of past clients and venues.

From Fashion Shoots to Hollywood Premieres, serving clients from General Electric to Mercedes Benz, with multiple performances at the most prestigious institutions in New York City, including both Chipriani's, The Museum of Modern Art, New York Athletic Club, New York Public Library, New York Stock Exchange, The Plaza Hotel, The Rainbow Room, The Ritz Carlton, Rockefeller Center, USS Intrepid, The Waldorf Astoria, The Ziegfeld Theatre, and many others too numerous to list, we are representative of the best of New York City.

Great music that doesn't overshadow your party.

We combine great music with a focus on the comfort of you and your guests. Whether you need a piano trio or a classic jazz quintet, our music can serve as background extremely well, yet it is the exact opposite of  “elevator music”; it is real jazz that can “slow down a conversation and make a table listen,” as one commentator put it.

Professionalism and personalized service.

My professional attitude emphasizes courteousness and reliability. Upon choosing us to play for your party, I will have a one-on-one consultation with you to coordinate repertoire, schedule, setup, and everything else to make sure everything flows smoothly. On the day of  your party my band will arrive early, start on time, look great, and we will adjust our volume levels to suit the needs of you and your guests.

Extraordinary music for an unforgettable party.

Your choice of music and musicians sets the tone for your entire party. My band’s world-class jazz,
combined with my reliability, resourcefulness and attention to detail, will help to make your party
an occasion that you and your guests will never forget. Contact me now to receive a personalized quote,
along with a free consultation, usually within 24 hours.

Party planner Adrienne O’Connor
Q&A with bandleader Chuck Braman

(Just) A Few Of Our Previous Parties

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These pages include Trios, Quartets and Quintets featuring both instrumentalists and vocalists, with a repertoire emphasizing Great American Songbook standards by composers such as George Gershwin and Cole Porter

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New York, NY 10014-4392

(212) 989-5281

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 The Restaurants page features instrumental Trios,
while the Concerts page features instrumental
Quartets and Quintets, with repertoires
emphasizing jazz composers such as
Bill Evans and Thelonious Monk.