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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.

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

My bands are comprised of some of the very top jazz musicians active in the New York City jazz scene,
yet we can meet all of the musical needs of a traditional wedding.
We can play background music for your guests during the cocktail and dinner hour,
swing music for dancing later in the evening, and even traditional wedding music for your ceremony. 
Our music is both elegant and classic, but most importantly, it is authentic—it’s the real deal.

Real working jazz ensembles in a variety of instrumentations.

Each one of my bands is a real working group, with it’s own distinctive personnel, style, and repertoire. Enjoy a unique experience by viewing the videos above that I personally edited, recorded and mixed in order to allow you to see and hear the musicians and music I offer, or request a personal consultation with me and I’ll help you select—or create—the ensemble that perfectly fits your needs.

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.

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.

Performances at nearly every New York landmark.

We've performed at nearly every prestigious wedding venue in New York, including The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Bryant Park Grill, 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 Puck Building's Skylight Ballroom, The River Cafe, Sofitel New York, The Vanderbilt Mansion, The Water's Edge Restaurant, and many, many  others too numerous to list.

Extraordinary music for an unforgettable wedding.

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. Contactme now to receive a  quote for your favorite band along with a personal consultation, usually within 24 hours.

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

(Just) A Few Of Our Previous Weddings

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January 1, 2030

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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.