Looking for a Jazz Band?
  • If your venue is a large venue such as a hotel, please be as specific as possible in regards to the location of your event within that venue.

    If your venue is not yet confirmed or subject to change, please indicate that here.
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    Please enter the time that you want the musicians to start performing (NOT including set-up or soundcheck time).

    If the performance start time is not yet confirmed (or subject to change) please enter a guesstimate. Most musicians will quote based on the hours they are required, so please try to be as accurate as possible.
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    Please enter the time that you want the musicians to finish performing for the night (NOT including pack-up or load out).

    If the performance end time is not yet confirmed (or subject to change) please enter a guesstimate. Most musicians will quote based on the hours they are required, so please try to be as accurate as possible.
  • If you have specific information about set times that you want the band to quote for, then enter that information here.

    Please note that the start time of the bands first set should be the same as the "start time of performance" and the end time of the bands last set should be the same as the "end time of performance"

    Most groups will play sets with lengths of 45-60 minutes per set, with breaks of around 20-25 minutes, depending on the specific group and the overall duration of the performance.

    If you want the band to perform a set of non-standard duration (ie. for longer than 1 hour) then you should indicate that here.

    If you have not yet decided on set times, or are unsure, then you can leave this space blank.
  • Most musicians/bands will aim to be set-up and ready to go no less than 15 minutes before the performance start time. If you want musicians to be on stand-by for longer than 15 minutes then this may cost you extra.
  • Choose 1 or more of the above jazz styles
  • For example, list some jazz artists that play the sort of music you like, or indicate some of your favourite songs or albums.
  • For example, if you love the sound of Jazz Guitar and you want to make sure the band has a guitarist, please indicate that here.
  • A "Front line" instrument in a jazz band is usually either Saxophone, Trumpet or Trombone but sometimes also Clarinet, Violin, Flute or Harmonica.

    A "Chordal" instrument in a jazz band is usually either a Piano/Keyboard, or Guitar but sometimes also a Vibraphone, Banjo or Accordion.

    Some of the most common formats are listed here:

    SOLO
    1 x Chordal instrument ie. Piano OR Guitar
    1 x Frontline instrument ie. Saxophone
    1 x Pianist who also sings
    1 x Guitarist who also sings

    DUO
    1 x Chordal instrument and Vocals
    1 x Chordal instrument and Doublebass
    1 x Chordal instrument and 1 x Frontline
    2 x Chordal instruments ie. Piano AND Guitar

    TRIO
    1 x Chordal instrument, Vocals and Doublebass
    1 x Chordal instrument, 1 x Frontline and Doublebass
    1 x Chordal instrument, Drums and Doublebass
    1 x Frontline, Drums and Doublebass
    Piano, Guitar and Doublebass

    QUARTET
    1 x Chordal instrument, Doublebass, Drums and Vocals
    1 x Chordal instrument, Doublebass, Drums and 1 x Frontline
    2 x Chordal instruments, Doublebass and 1 x Frontline
    2 x Frontline instruments, Doublebass and Drums

    QUINTET
    1 x Chordal instrument, Doublebass, Drums, Vocals and 1 x Frontline
    1 x Chordal instrument, Doublebass, Drums and 2 x Frontline
    2 x Chordal instruments, Doublebass, Drums and 1 x Frontline

    SEXTET
    1 x Chordal instrument, Doublebass, Drums, Vocals and 2 x Frontline
    1 x Chordal instrument, Doublebass, Drums and 3 x Frontline
    2 x Chordal instruments, Doublebass, Drums, Vocals and 1 x Frontline
    2 x Chordal instruments, Doublebass, Drums and 2 x Frontline

    Groups larger than a Sextet usually have a "Rhythm Section" of 3-4 members; consisting of Piano AND/OR Guitar as well as Doublebass and Drums. The rest of the group would usually consist of a Vocalist and/or Frontline instruments.

    BIG BAND
    Piano AND/OR Guitar, Doublebass, Drums
    4-5 x Saxophones
    3-5 Trumpets
    3-5 Trombones
  • If you want a vocalist in your band, then you will almost definitely require a PA system - except perhaps if the venue is very small, the performance short in duration and if the audience will be very attentive (ie. not talking at all during the performance)

    If you are after background music only, and your venue is small to medium sized, then some instrumental groups may not require a PA system either.

    *Technical Requirements (also called "Tech Specs")
    If you are planning to organize your own PA system & operator, then you need to make sure that the equipment you hire will suit the needs of your chosen band. The tech specs are a list of the bands technical requirements that you can forward to the PA hire company to ensure you get the right equipment.
  • Use this space to indicate any special requirements that you have of the band/musicians

    One example of a special requirement would be that you want to hear the band play a specific song at a specific time during the event.
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  • I confirm and fully understand and agree that this online service ("Looking for a Jazz Band") is provided by JAZZWA as a no charge community service for which it receives no payment whatsoever from anyone and that as such no contractual or any other legal relationship is created or is to be construed as being created between JAZZWA and anyone using this service. To the extent permitted by law JAZZWA will not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage or injury arising from or in connection with anyone directly entering into a music performance agreement or contract with any musician or musicians to which anyone has come into contact with via this service.