Tom Abbott
Corporate Bands
Why We Exist
Sydney Jazz Collective was founded to provide top quality live music to enhance the overall experience of any function, venue, festival, wedding or corporate event.

What We Do
We employ musical entertainment as a proven way of adding emotional richness to any situation – by delivering a fantastic sounding band that matches client preferences as closely as possible.

Our Aim
We aim to be the #1 band in Sydney for anyone looking to create an amazing function/wedding/corporate event with the unique ambiance of top quality live music.
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She said yes! So you’re both taking the plunge of a lifetime & now it’s time to organise the big day. Planning a wedding can be a complex task, and for most people it’s the first time they’ve put together a large event like this, so we’ve designed a booking process & live music product to make this easy for you.
Wedding Music
When it comes to live wedding entertainment Sydney Jazz Collective Band offers an unsurpassed combination of top quality music, industry experience, and all round professionalism. The band performs at approximately 100 weddings every year, and from the first phone call with our clients right through to the last song of the night – we work hard to ensure the booking process is streamlined & stress free, and the atmosphere at your wedding is nothing short of sublime.

We’re very happy to share our tips & extensive knowledge about what has worked well at previous weddings, and would usually work closely with you in the planning process to ensure the song choices and flow of ambiance on the night closely matches your preferences. We have also performed many times at most of the popular wedding venues around Sydney – so we know how to pull a good sound from the room, work productively with the function coordinator, and optimise scheduling arrangements to get the most from your live music time.
A Typical Wedding
On a typical wedding performance, we would generally open with some relaxed background jazz to set the perfect scene over drinks & canapes. This can be from an acoustic duo or trio, and sometimes takes place on a balcony or separate space from the main reception area. The main focus at this stage is to generate a fantastic atmosphere, so as soon as each guest arrives and picks up their first drink they are already thinking ‘this is going to be a great night!’

A vocalist would often be added during dinner to keep the good times flowing with some sophisticated jazz standards – mellow enough to allow conversation to flow, but adding a bit more vibe in the room as the evening progresses.

Then after speeches and other formalities, we’ll usually crank up the energy with some more upbeat popular music to get everyone up and dancing! We are also happy to prepare a special arrangement of your favorite song for the band to perform live for your first dance together.

For the dance music we usually perform an energetic selection of well known songs from popular artists such as: Kanye West, Estelle, James Brown, Van Morrison, Michael Buble, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Cee Lo Green, Maroon 5, Amy Winehouse, Jason Mraz, Adele, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Foster The People, Beyonce, etc.
Corporate Entertainment
Sydney Jazz Collective Band provides top quality corporate entertainment for functions and events hosted by Australia’s largest companies and multinationals. Whether you’re looking for a sophisticated lounge trio for a cocktail party to celebrate the opening of a new office space, or a roaring 12 piece big band to fill the dance floor at your annual Christmas party for thousands – we’ve got a live music option that will work for you.
Corporate Event Priorities
Our corporate clients are often seasoned event planners, but if this is the first time you’ve booked a live band for a corporate function then we’re happy to help guide you through the process based on our experience at previous events. We understand that many of our corporate clients are under time pressure, so we have developed a service with the following priorities in mind:

  • * Streamlined & reliable booking process for hassle free booking
  • * Top quality musical performance & professionalism every time
  • * Understanding the role of live music at corporate events (eg. creating a sophisticated background atmosphere to facilitate networking)

Corporate Experience
Please read through some reviews & testimonials about Sydney Jazz Collective Band from our long list of happy corporate clients including:
James Packer
Mercedes Benz
Hilton Hotels
+ hundreds more
Typical Corporate Event
Our polished corporate entertainment service will provide some relaxed ambient jazz to set the perfect scene over drinks & canapes – with the volume soft enough for conversation to take place, while still maintaining a great social atmosphere. We can also turn up the energy later in the night to fill the dance floor if desired. We’re also happy to provide acoustic and roving options, so let us know if you have a particular vision for your event and we’d be happy to work with you to bring it to life.

What people say about this show:

Recent Testimonials

I just wanted to say a big thankyou to you and your band for providing excellent music for our party on Friday evening. I have already had some great feedback, and it was a very complimentary addition to our event.

Jade Everill, National Australia Bank (NAB) Christmas Party

Thanks to the Sydney Jazz Collective for helping us create the perfect atmosphere for our Christmas Party. It’s often hard to select a band that will appeal to all ages and in the past this has caused us some trouble. I am relieved to know this will no longer be an issue!

Tom and the guys were so professional, played great music and fit seamlessly into the celebrations. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone.

Anna Dampney, Rice Daubney Architects Christmas Party

Nicola and I have just arrived back from our honeymoon, and we wanted to express just how incredible the band was on the night. From the outset, you created the perfect atmosphere – I was upset that we were so distracted with photo obligations that we weren’t able to enjoy the music with all of the guests! The music for our entrance was ideal. The song selections for the dance floor were similarly impeccable.

I must say that the band’s performance on the night exceeded my very high expectations! Every guest I have spoken to agreed that the band was one of the best aspects of what turned out to be a fantastic night.

We will certainly be recommending you to others, and will no doubt need your services again for some future function. Many thanks.

Greg & Nicola Bodor, Wedding

We were very impressed with Sydney Jazz Collective’s performance at our Spring Party last Thursday.

A slick and professional outfit who successfully set the mood and create a wonderful atmosphere. Feedback has been great. We will definitely keep you in mind for future events.

Georgia Hopkins, Morgan Stanley Spring Party

Dear Tom,

I now know why your website testimonials are so glowing. From my initial inquiry until the last chord was played at my daughter’s 21st last Saturday night I have been so impressed with your professionalism, communications and of course talent!

Everyone agreed that your live music far surpassed any DJ experiences that are often the norm at younger people’s parties. Your repertoire suited all tastes and reflected your flexibility in adapting to the mood and pace of the party. We especially appreciated your staying extra time at short notice.

I have never seen my daughter so happy and have no hesitation in recommending you and the Sydney Jazz Collective as a wonderful bonus to any event, especially when the organiser seeks class without pretentiousness. Your warmth and good humour and assistance with the provision of the cordless microphone for speeches were an added bonus for me.

Thank you so much guys for ensuring the success of our night. I will never forget it or you!

Beverley Evans, Daughter’s 21st Birthday

Thanks for much for the music on Wednesday! The music was exactly right, the right volume, the right feel, and we were all very happy with the choice so thanks to you and the band.
People commented yesterday on how lovely the sound and songs were and that it just perfectly suited our cocktail party for the launch. I will certainly recommend Sydney Jazz Collective for friends and colleagues in the future.

Hannah Temby, Bloomsbury Publishing Australian Launch

Music was always an important component of the wedding for us, so we wanted to ensure that we got it right. We were confident the group was going to be good, based on the CVs on your website, but they really exceeded our expectations. Never have I been at a wedding where the dance floor was full the whole evening – even from before we had expected the dancing to kick off! As you had said, they picked the mood perfectly, did not play one song that people (of all ages) didn’t respond well to, and Jo’s performance was just stunning. Please also pass on my appreciation to her for playing the extra number at the end when the missing groom had reappeared!

I really can’t speak highly enough of the band. I’ve had so much positive feedback from the guests. I think a large part of the success of our reception was the music, which everyone could enjoy regardless of age and regardless of whether they were on the dance floor or just sitting and appreciating it.

My only complaint is that I had very sore feet by the end of the night because I couldn’t stop dancing! Thanks for being so efficient and professional to deal with and, most importantly, for providing such fabulous music at our wedding.

Sarah & Damian Hoff, Wedding

The band was very professional, reliable and gave our awards night just the feel that we were looking for.

Overall a great performance.

Aphrodite Petridis, Coca-Cola Amatil Awards Night

The band were great and super professional. Everyone commented on how classy they were and sounded, which is definitely the theme we were aiming for. Will definitely be using you again!!

Karen Touma, Bluestone Finance Group

What can we say??! The band was BRILLIANT!!!!!! We had a superb night. Everybody was raving about the music and we couldn’t have been happier! We certainly made the right choice. Thank you for your patience and insights leading up to the big day and helping alleviate all our fears (which were completely unnecessary!)

Many many thanks indeed ! Great sounds all night !

Hany & Rhiannon Dimitri, Wedding