New York City Jazz bandleader Chuck Braman

Are you considering live jazz for your restaurant?
You’ve found the right bandleader.

For over three decades, I’ve led jazz trios in some of the finest restaurants, landmarks, and hotels in New York City. Throughout that time, I’ve learned how to combine the requirements of creating incredible jazz that your customers will love with the requirements of properly “playing the room,” i.e., adjusting our volume levels and manner of performance to suit your diner’s needs.

Piano Trio “Sonora”
Piano Trio “The Duke”
Piano Trio “Heyoke”
Piano Trio “Tommy Flanagan”
Piano Trio “Falando de Amor”
Piano Trio “E.S.P.”
Piano Trio “In April”
Piano Trio “The Island”
Piano Trio “34 Skidoo”
Piano Trio “Este Seu Olhar”
Piano Trio “Ida Lupino”
Piano Trio 2 “Bom Amigos”
Chuck conducted himself and ran his business with the highest degree of professionalism and class. He has an incredible network of professionals so when we wanted to mix it up a bit Chuck always had the right musician on deck. Running one of the highest volume restaurants in Manhattan and offering live jazz seven nights a week, I can confidently say that Chuck and the trios he assembled were the best of the bunch!
—Joel Halperin, former Regional Supervisor and Executive General Manager, Hillstone Restaurant

Why have one good band,
when you can have three great ones?

Because I’m a drummer rather than a lead instrumentalist, I use a variety of lead instrumentalists for my trios, from guitarists to pianists to vibraphonists, thereby offering you a variety of bands with unique repertoires, sounds and styles. I moved to New York City to be inspired by the greatest jazz musicians in the world. When you choose me, you’ll be choosing these incredible jazz artists as well.

Vibraphone Trio “Strollin’”
Vibraphone Trio “Verbos Do Amor”
Vibraphone Trio “Luz Do Sol”
I was extremely happy with the band and the selection of music played. Mr. Braman always conducted himself in a professional manner, the band always on time, and the music performed set a festive atmosphere for the outdoor bar and dining crowd. I have gotten many comments from my regular guests and employees on how much they enjoyed the music that Chuck and the band played. I feel the music generated additional business to The Rink Bar.
—Ken Gordon, Vice President of Operations at Patina Restaurant Group, former manager of The Rink Bar (Rockefeller Center)

Treat your customers to a classic New York experience

There are a lot of great restaurants in New York City. Distinguish yourself from your competitors by offering something special that they don’t have. Live jazz is one of the features that makes New York City the greatest city in the world. Treat your customers to the best that New York has to offer.

Guitar Trio “Sing Song”
Guitar Trio “A Sleepin’ Bee”
Guitar Trio “The Dolphin”
Guitar Trio/Quartet “So In Love”
Guitar Trio “Paramour”
B.R. Guest has been enjoying the musicianship of Chuck Braman for a period of over 5 years. Chuck Braman has always shown the utmost professionalism and tact while also providing progressive yet listenable jazz for our customers. I hope to continue working with Chuck for as long as he permits and I also have chosen to recommend Chuck Braman for any special parties that I get for the same reasons listed above; professionalism and musicianship.
—Andrew Emer, former Musical Director for B.R. Guest Restaurants (Blue Fin, Blue Water Grille)

Let me help you choose the perfect jazz band for your restaurant

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—Chuck Braman, bandleader/drummer

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