Seeing and hearing is believing!

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. When you choose us, instead of filling out a form on a generic directory site, or talking to a salesman at an agency, you will work one-on-one with me—a drummer who loves the music he plays, and a bandleader who prides himself on being able to provide some of the very best jazz bands, comprised of some of the very best jazz musicians, in New York City.

First Dance: “At Last”

Jazz bands that play weddings,
not wedding bands that play jazz.

Unlike most of the bands you‘ll find on the Internet, my bands are comprised of some of the most active musicians on the New York City jazz scene, top artists who have both traveled the world and have performed at all the top jazz clubs in Manhattan alongside the legends who have shaped—and are shaping—jazz history. While we can expertly fulfill all of the traditional musical needs of a  wedding—from background music during the cocktail hour to music for dancing later in the evening, and even traditional music for the ceremony—
we are more than authentic: we are the real deal.

First Dance: “When I Fall In Love”

Prices that offer you the best value in New York City.

When searching for a jazz band for your wedding, you can find the cheapest in the generic Internet directories, or the most expensive at the all-purpose music agencies, or the best, right here: artists who are among the elite of the New York jazz community, assembled into perfect ensembles by a seasoned bandleader,
and offered to you at the most reasonable price points possible.

Cocktail Hour: “Nice ‘n Easy”

Professionalism combined with personalized service.

My professional attitude emphasizes courteousness and reliability. Upon choosing one of my bands to play for your wedding, I will work with you to coordinate repertoire, schedule, ceremony music selections, setup, and everything else to make sure everything flows smoothly. On the day of  your wedding my band will arrive early, start on time, look great, and adjust our volume levels to suit the needs of you and your guests.

First Dance: “Embraceable You”

An extensive repertoire of timeless classics.

Our repertoire incorporates the best-crafted popular music of all time, from Great American Songbook standards to classic bossa novas from Brazil that will delight guests of every age.
Choose from our enormous song list, and add to it your favorites.

Cocktail Hour: “The Duke”

Working jazz ensembles that have performed
at New York City‘s most prestigious landmarks.

Each one of my bands is a real working group, with it’s own distinctive personnel, style, and repertoire.  My sidemen have performed at all of the top New York jazz venues, from the Blue Note to Jazz at Lincoln Center. Together, we've performed at nearly every prestigious wedding venue in New York, including The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, The Central Park Boathouse, The Central Park Zoo, The Harold Pratt Mansion & Peterson Hall, The Hudson Theater, India House, Landmarc at Time Warner Center, The Lighthouse, The Lotus Club, New York Botanical Gardens, The River Café, Sofitel New York, The Vanderbilt Mansion, The Water's Edge Restaurant, and many others too numerous to list.

First Dance: “But Beautiful”

Our extraordinary music will help to make
your wedding unforgettable.

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

Interview With Wedding Planner

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

(Just) A Few Of Our Previous Weddings

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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

New York Jazz Bands

76 Carmine St Apt 3D

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.