Our Testimonials

Couldn’t thank the team from Sydney Jazz Collective enough for their absolutely fantastic night of toe-tapping, soul soothing, booty-shaking tunes. Tom and Matt were polite, professional and prompt to deal with. The guys were perfectly dressed for the theme of our event, arrived on time and most importantly truly played awesome tunes all night. Thanks so much for creating the perfect atmosphere for our event!

Lucy Richards, NSW Health Doctors Ball 
@ Australian Technology Park

My sincere thanks for your work on the Premier’s Awards – the band sounded great. The night was a huge success and we have had very positive feedback from senior leaders in Government.

Mischa Warren, NSW Premier’s Awards for Public Service 
@ Sydney Town Hall

Please thank the boys for their amazing set last night at our wedding. We were incredibly impressed with their talent and skill. They really set the mood for our night and involved the guests with a stunning performance. We are very happy that they were part of our celebrations.

Barbara Dias, Wedding 
@ Centennial Parklands Dining

Quite honestly, the band were phenomenal. Not only were they able to organise and perfectly perform 5 different special song requests for our wedding reception entrance, especially in limited time to prepare, but the energy and buzz they gave to the to the room created an electrifying atmosphere through out the night. People all night were commenting on how good they were and how they wanted to hire them for their own functions. Thank you to sydney Jazz collective – you really helped bring the night alive and made our wedding just that extra bit more special 🙂

Sophia Kolnar, Wedding 
@ Sebel Kirkton Park, Pokolbin, Hunter Valley

Ben and I wanted to thank you so much for the exceptional music you played at our wedding at the Grounds earlier this month. We booked the Vocal Sextet and all of our guests commented during the night how fantastic it was to have such great live music playing in that beautiful garden – it just all came together. We couldn’t speak higher of your group – they were amazing. It was a perfect day for us and your team should be very proud of themselves, they are just fantastic at what they do. Cheers, Mr and Mrs Roberts!

Ben Roberts & Liz Zacka, Wedding 
@ Grounds of Alexandria

It was definitely at the upper end of our budget for a trio, but well worth the cash. Many other elements of the night were very stressful, so it was really nice how self-sufficient and professional the guys were – they just turned up and did their thing, and were definitely a hit.

Scott Moore, Illuminati Party @ Private Home

Sydney Jazz Collective performed at our Charity Ball. The band was highly talented and enjoyed by all our guests. Held on Halloween, the band was able to capture the theme and greatly enhanced the mood and tone of the evening. Our experience has been overwhelmingly positive from enquiry to booking and right through to the performance on the night. The band were on time, professional and most importantly, provided wonderful entertainment. Great communication and an empathetic understanding of our budget requirements were shown by management and we greatly appreciated the concessions given to us as a charity organisation. Sydney Jazz Collective comes highly recommended and we would not hesitate to book them again.

Charlene Vien, Rare Cancers Australia Fundraiser @ Intercontinental Hotel Sydney

My husband and I cannot recommend the Sydney Jazz Collective enough! From day one, they were incredibly friendly, helpful and approachable and really made us feel at ease throughout the whole process. They played perfectly to the atmosphere of our reception, and everyone kept coming up to us and telling us how great the music was! Excellent music performed by very talented and down-to-earth musicians.

Emma & Paul Goldrick, Wedding 
@ Sydney Yacht Squadron, Kirribilli

Thank you! Sydney Jazz Collective was absolutely phenomenal. I have mentioned you to a colleague who is getting married, as well as to many others! I can’t wait to use you guys again in the future, or to be at a function where you are playing!

Meg & Bosco McDowell, Wedding @ Peterson House, Pokolbin Hunter Valley

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding at the Park Hyatt. First off what a pleasure to deal with Tom, nothing was a problem, all calm all cool exactly what we needed leading up to and on the night. The music was brilliantly played and filled the space with the warm sounds we were after, thanks again for making our wedding day that extra bit special.

Garth & Grace Bell, Wedding @ Park Hyatt Sydney

Hi Tom and the band, Huge thank you to you and the brilliant group for being the icing on our totally magic wedding day. The Sydney Jazz Collective was superb! They really set the tone for our reception with their playlist and ensured that a good time was had by all. Sooo many of our guests commented on how awesome the duo and the band were. The look, feel and sound of the band were exactly what we were looking for and the quality and variety of the music was fantastic. This is the first ever family gathering where all my aunts and uncles and parents got up to boogie… truly boogie! My cousins and I were totally jaw-dropping shocked! Thank you again for making our day so much more memorable.

Margaret & Quinton Clark, Wedding @ Bradley’s Head Amphitheatre + Athol Hall, Mosman

We would like to thank Sydney Jazz Collective for the fantastic entertainment provided at the 2013 Mission Australia Employer Awards Gala Evening. You provided an atmospheric and sensitive performance, and your performers were of a very high calibre. In addition, dealing with Sydney Jazz Collective has been a dream – you have been responsive to all our requests, and helped the evening go off without a hitch. Thank you again!

Sarah Powell, Mission Australia Gala Awards 
@ Marriott Hotel, Circular Quay

It was an absolute pleasure to have Sydney Jazz Collective perform at our wedding. What a breeze!!!!! From contacting you for a quote through to receiving details, answering all my weird and wonderful questions and just letting the band ‘do their thing’. It was so nice to have that element of surprise when everything else in the day is so meticulously planned. And it was the right choice. The band just knew what to do. I wish I could’ve chatted to the guys for longer to say another few times ‘thank you’. We could not have asked for anything better. It was exactly what we wanted. I will certainly recommend you to anyone/everyone. Thank you for all your time and support, the whole process was truly so easy and hassle free, and thanks for contributing to the day that both Andrew and I deem as the best day of our lives.

Jill Farac & Andrew Creswick, Wedding 
@ Sergeant’s Mess, Chowder Bay

We were absolutely blown away by how talented and professional you guys were. We’ve had a lot of feedback since and during the wedding with the message that your band was so inspiring and fun. One of my mates became a fan of yours during the night and wanted to know what kind of sax you played! Weddings can be a roller coaster in many ways and your band was a blessing. Apart from bailing us out by agreeing to provide your quintet all night at short notice and getting Edoardo in the show, you managed to exceed expectations and get everyone dancing enthusiastically with ease. I was grateful for your wise and calm counsel in the lead up and am very impressed by how you lead your band.

Em & Jay Cooper, Wedding 
@ The Grounds of Alexandria

My now husband and I saw SJC play at a friends wedding a few years ago. We danced all night long and had such an incredible night. From that night we knew we had to have them at our wedding. So much so that they were the first thing I booked for the wedding, the week after we got engaged! SJC sure did deliver on the night, my guests couldn’t wait to dance and the dance floor was full all night. I just wish it didn’t have to end. They really made the night!

Monique Carceller & Andrew Tregent, Wedding 
@ Peppers Convent, Pokolbin

We were so happy to have Sydney Jazz Collective perform at our wedding. The band arrived at the wedding and set up with no fuss and were organised and ready to go in no time. Having booked the band without seeing them perform previously they managed to knock our socks off as soon as they started playing! They knew what to play and when with little or no instruction and they really got the dance floor going when the time was right! The band had also worked on their own version of our two requested songs for the ceremony and the first dance which were just perfect and the versions that they played will stay in our memories forever. We can’t tell you the number of guests that were raving about the band. We are so happy that we chose you out of all the bands we looked at. We really picked a winner!

Belinda Post, Wedding 
@ Mindaribba House

The Sydney Jazz Collective provided us with the utmost fundamental joy of our party. They offered pure professional live music & it was an absolute pleasure to have had them perform in our home. The trio chose a fantastic music selection, superbly suited to the occasion & our crowd. I would highly recommend them & definitely use them again. Thankyou.

Rebeka Marosszeky, Party 
@ Private Home

Thanks so much for performing at our wedding, we really appreciated it. We had great feedback from our guest on the music and we absolutely loved it! You guys were so professional and we will definitely spread the word as you guys ROCK!

Yoong and Lilia Yap, Wedding 
@ Sergeants Mess, Mosman

From start to finish, I was completely happy with booking SJC for our wedding. I was able to sample their live performances on their website, and listen to their talented musicians online before booking. Tom’s advice was invaluable, and we booked the quintet to get guests up and dancing. On the day, the band were brilliant, very professional, with a great sound, and entertaining everyone from grandparents to the kids. Our guests were very impressed with the music, and we will be recommending them to friends in the future.

Nikki Wong Doo & Nick, Wedding 
@ Bathers Pavillion, Balmoral

Hi, Tom. We would like to thank you and the band for playing at our wedding. Our wedding day was everything we wanted, but if I’m being picky I can honestly say that Sydney Jazz Collective was the only provider-element that was completely flawless. We didn’t even get a chance to see you play before we booked you, but you did everything your website and other testimonials claim – you are a talented group of musicians who know how to set the perfect mood for an event in a manner that is responsive to the changing dynamics of the night. Your versatility was truly impressive, and your musicianship and song choices provided a soundtrack with credibility to our evening. In addition, you were an absolute delight to deal with during all our preparations correspondence, and you were more than happy to meet all our special requests. So thank you so much. We will definitely use you again and recommend SJC to others.

Emilee Gilbert & Morten Boyer, Wedding @ Quay Restaurant, The Rocks

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 @ Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour

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 Johnson, Wedding @ Manly Golf Club

Hi Tom and the band,

Thank you so very much for a fantastic day!!! We LOVED the music, many of our guests have asked us where we found you and I am sure that they will book you for future events as will we. We are sorry we didn’t say a special thank you in our speech!! We thank you hugely in our heart though!!

You made our day so special, every request our guests made you delivered on. You guys are fantastic, thank you so much and we look forward to having you play at many future events.

Suzie Norp & Rob Lewis, Wedding @ Gunners Barracks, Mosman

I just wanted to say how absolutely fantastic the band was. I engaged the services of Sydney Jazz Collective for a corporate Gala Dinner for 500. Tom and the rest of the band were excellent, they not only sounded and looked fantastic they were extremely professional and helpful to me on the evening.

They arrived on time, dressed in theme as requested, followed the run sheet to a tee and provided me with some great suggestions – everything you want in order to make an evening run smoothly which it most definitely did. I would have no hesitation in recommending Sydney Jazz Collective for any event you may be holding and I would certainly engage in their services again.

Ingrid Arndt, IPAA National Conference Gala Dinner @ Doltone House, Pyrmont

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 Giles & Damian Hoff, Wedding @ Peppers Manor House, Sutton Forest

We felt uneasy about booking live entertainment for our daughter’s christening and honestly did not know what to expect, it’s not really the type of thing you just go ahead and book without at least some type of recommendation through a friend. We took the plunge anyway and as the responses from our enquiries came back, it was clear very quickly, ‘Sydney Jazz Collective’ would be heading our way. Through my dealings with Tom, he made us feel very comfortable & was extremely professional, the experience was pleasurable and a lot easier than we had expected.

The performance was sensational! Sydney Jazz Collective added a touch of class and elegance to a great day, we couldn’t be any happier with how it all turned out. If you are even a little like us; appreciate quality sounds and are looking for a jazz band for a special event, but unsure who to choose or where to look – learn from our experience, Sydney Jazz Collective is who you want to use.

Tom I think the way you manage your customers, your band (and of course performance quality) was and is exceptional. Thanks for everything, good luck and see you next time.

Jeff, Daughter’s Christening

We felt uneasy about booking live entertainment for our daughter’s christening and honestly did not know what to expect, it’s not really the type of thing you just go ahead and book without at least some type of recommendation through a friend. We took the plunge anyway and as the responses from our enquiries came back, it was clear very quickly, ‘Sydney Jazz Collective’ would be heading our way. Through my dealings with Tom, he made us feel very comfortable & was extremely professional, the experience was pleasurable and a lot easier than we had expected.

I wanted to thank you personally for the outstanding job done by yourself and your fellow musicians at the recent Maccabi Awards Dinner held at Bondi Beach. The atmosphere you created was superb for the style of function and as a result, as you know, I subsequently hired you for our family function. Once again you were a delight and really made a difference.

I will recommend you highly to my members.

Michael Vasin, CEO Maccabi NSW Awards Night @ Hakoah Club, Bondi

I had a fantastic time at my wedding back on the 11 April! Your band were very friendly and accommodating. They kept the room alive with great music at all times, and were most approachable. They asked if I wanted to request songs, and played all of them for us. They were perfect for the reception venue. The mood was relaxed, sophisticated and upbeat. Thank you.

Jacqueline Baines, Wedding @ Doltone House, Pyrmont

It was a great pleasure having you and your band members from Sydney Jazz Collective play for our Cocktail party at HMAS WATSON. The service was fantastic and we have kept you on file and will be using you again for future functions.

Thank you for everything.

Bernice Longstaff, Cocktail Party @ HMAS Watson, Watsons Bay

I just wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you to you and the Sydney Jazz Collective for providing fantastic musical accompaniment to the DLA Phillips Fox Celebrating the journey event at the Powerhouse Museum yesterday. Initial feedback has been very positive and I wanted to thank you for your assistance throughout the planning process and for the great music on the night. I will pass your details to my colleagues and hopefully there will be another opportunity to book the Sydney Jazz Collective.

Thanks again for contributing to the success of our event.

Thank you for everything.

Denise Cheng, DLA Phillips Fox Christmas Party @ Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo

Thank you so much for your great performance on our wedding on the 15th of March. We couldn’t expect a better night of entertainment and amusement. My wish was to get everybody have fun on that precious day, it was wonderful to see that everyone was dancing and having a good time due to your great performance.

Thanks to all of you guys, and hope be able to hire you again for a near future.

Yasmine & Geoff Sutter, Wedding @ Northbridge Golf Club

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, Bluestone Finance Group Corporate Dinner @ Novotel Northbeach, North Wollongong

Thank you for Saturday you guys made the day so perfect, everyone came up to me and told me how you guys provided the most beautiful atmosphere and its true. When I was walking towards Alex and you guys were playing it really touched me. Thank you.

I will tell everyone about you.

Darmyn Calderon, Wedding @ Athol Hall, Mosman

I just wanted to say a quick thank you for the fabulous band that played at our house, they were brilliant. I work in marketing and quite often require entertainment so I will keep you in mind for future events.

I will tell everyone about you.

Richard Misso, Cocktail Party @ Private Home

Thank you for playing at our launch, your music really made the night and everyone really enjoyed it. We will definitely call you next time we have a function.

Amanda Smith, New Mercedes Benz Launch @ Sanderson Motor Group, Rushcutters Bay

I want to thank you for working with us to create such a lovely night. Yesterday evening turned out to be a huge success and the elegance and professionalism of the band truly added ‘spark’ to the night.

I look forward to our next opportunity to work with you guys again. Thank you.

Josephine Lau, 60th Birthday Party @ MV Pontoon, Sydney Harbour Cruise

We had a great night. The band was fantastic, and all our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The band created a great atmosphere and their music kept our guests tapping their toes, while enjoying the darling harbor views!

The band members were reliable, punctual, and very accommodative of our needs. I would highly recommend Sydney Jazz Collective for any corporate function!

Jennifer Moses, Nutricia Australia Cocktail Party @ Watershed Hotel, Darling Harbour

Thanks so much for your services on the night of our Brand Launch, I received extremely positive feedback from many people who were at the event and have passed on your details to a few of them. The music was really appropriate for the night and provided a great atmosphere and buzz to the whole event.

Please pass on our thanks to the rest of the band members. We will definitely book you again!

Ylana Mooring, THINK Education Group Corporate Function @ North Sydney

Just a quick note to let you know that everything went superbly with the Trio at our function on Wednesday night at the Amora Hotel. The music range and quality met our expectations, and I know that it was enjoyed by our attendees. The Trio were also very professional in the manner in which they set up and packed down, as well as being flexible with the timings when things were running late.

Please pass on my warmest thanks to the rest of the band.

Benseon Apple, Privacy Commission of Australia Corporate Function @ Amora Jamison Hotel, Sydney

Just dropping you a quick note to say thank you for helping me with such late notice on my wedding day. Despite the weather it was, yet again, another memorable day and your band did an excellent job. I received a lot of comments about the music and how it made the atmosphere very romantic for us. The band was very versatile and flexible with our changes.

With all of this, my husband and I thank you once again. We are both very appreciative and grateful that we had your band play (live music!!) at our special day. Many thanks.

Jo Lau, Wedding @ Dunbar House, Watsons Bay

Planning an event in another state is difficult, particularly without access to suppliers you are used to dealing with. I came across SJC via Google Search, and was very impressed from the start by the professionalism of the website communications and ease of obtaining a quote quickly. On the night the band arrived on time, dressed very smartly and took the initiative to use a piano available at the venue rather than their own keyboard knowing it would produce a better sound.

With very little direction the music perfectly suited the event. I was confident from the start that I would be happy with SJC, and was certainly not disappointed on the night. Thank you SJC for helping to make the event more successful with wonderful music and ambiance!

Stevie Halls, Business Spectator 1st Birthday Celebration @ Intercontinental Hotel, Sydney

These performers are no pub band, they were outstanding! I have had quite a few requests for your contact details and have forwarded them on. The community services team have said they would like to book you guys for the Burwood Festival next year too, so we will definitely be in touch again. Thank you very much.

Cory Nisbett, Enfield Olympic Pool 75th Anniversary @ Enfield Swimming Centre

Thanks so much Tom and SJC for such a great band. All our guests really enjoyed the music and commented on the band’s ability to set the most appropriate mood for our special day.

We found SJC very professional and were amazed by the ease of arranging the performance. SJC knew exactly what we were after and accommodated our needs – even an impromptu performance from the crowd!

Thanks again for all your help.

Adriana Casamento & Anthony, Wedding @ Ecco Ristorante, Drummoyne

Thanks so much for helping make our event a success. We were very happy with the quality of the music & received many compliments from the quests on our stand. It was very easy to deal with you guys in terms of making it all happen & your music made me really appreciate Jazz even more than before.

We will not hesitate to recommend you or contact you should we require a jazz band again.

Rozalb Naqshbandi, Essilor Australia Corporate Event @ Sydney Exhibition & Convention Centre

We just wanted to say thank you for contributing the music to another DLA Phillips Fox event – it was great to have you back! You and your band created the perfect atmosphere for our guests and was an important aspect of the evening.

It has been great working with you again and look forward to inviting you back for another event.

Rebecca Hembling, DLA Phillips Fox Corporate Entertainment @ Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

We thoroughly enjoyed the live entertainment of Sydney Jazz Collective on Saturday night. They were punctual, professional and most importantly, played great music.

I’d certainly recommend them to anyone who wants some high-quality live jazz to bring their event to life.

Marc, Birthday Party

Hi Tom – Thank you very much to you and your colleagues for last night, the music was amazing and created such a lovely atmosphere for our Christmas party.

Rebecca Straker, UNSW Xmas Party 
@ Main Courtyard, UNSW Kensington

The music was wonderful – we were getting compliments all night about how fantastic you were. Jo has a beautiful voice and it really set the right atmosphere.

Thank you for being so great all night, we will definitely keep your details for when we have more functions (ill also recommend you to anyone who is looking for a jazz band!)

Honestly, I cant thank you enough. I know 4 hours of playing may become a little tedious, but you guys really were great sports and kept up the enthusiasm right until the end!

Nicolle Dempsey, Haworth Furniture Australia Launch 
@ Warehouse, Pyrmont

Really great job Sunday… terrific sets and you pleased the crowd just right.

The band was very well presented and the sound was perfect. Thank you!

Pete Kost, Guest at Emma Hill’s Wedding 
@ Taronga Zoo Function Centre, Mosman

We just came back from our extended honeymoon, and I wanted to write and say thankyou for your amazing band on our wedding day.

I honestly can’t think of any improvements – everything was beautiful. Thanks so much and God Bless.

Evelyn Dayal & Dale Thomas, Wedding 
@ Watersedge Restaurant, Walsh Bay

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 
@ Level 28, George Street, Sydney

Just wanted to write and say thanks, the band was great. Renee and I had such an amazing day – better than anything I could have ever expected. Really appreciate all your efforts!

Mark Brereton & Renee Cross, Wedding 
@ Catalinas, Rose Bay

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising the band for the eve of our wedding. You guys were amazing!

Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment and many mentioned how fantastic you were. We were so lucky – it was just perfect.

Joanne Swain & James Boyden, Wedding 
@ Peppers Convent, Pokolbin

Sorry I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to you all on Friday night. Just wanted to send you a quick thank you for the Christmas Function.

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and loved the music you provided.

Sarah Wallace, Kemp Strang Lawyers Christmas Party 
@ Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney

Thanks so much! We had the best day ever! SO much fun and you guys were brilliant!! Thanks so much for doing such a wonderful job. We have had a number of people say it was the best wedding they had ever been too which is pretty big wraps in our group given so many have already been married!!

Sarah Harte & Roger, Wedding 
@ Quay Restaurant, The Rocks

Reliable and Talented!

Elizabeth Tam, Wedding @ Park Hyatt Sydney

Thanks for providing such great music and entertainment for our wedding. We had such fun on the day! We have been to many weddings in the past, but having a live jazz band really provided the elegance and style that we were looking for. All our friends and family loved the music – many thanks.

LeBinh Tu & Ryan Heng, Wedding 
@ Sergeants Mess, Mosman

We are extremely grateful that you accepted the booking for Savannah & Luke’s wedding. I know it was quite a distance for the band to travel however I hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as the wedding guests enjoyed listening & responding to Sydney Jazz Collective.

But seriously we couldn’t fault the band or the whole night. Everyone loved the band’s music; our next door neighbor hasn’t stopped talking about them. Our venue told us that in their history ours was the best function they have had. It was very relaxed but sophisticated, everyone mingled and the music went perfectly with the ambience of the evening.

In among our guests there were several engaged couples so hopefully there could be some bookings from them. We will certainly recommend Sydney Jazz Collective not just for the music but also because you are professional and reliable and friendly to deal with. Once again thank you so much for your contribution to a fabulous reception.

Sarah Easton & Michael Connolly, Wedding 
@ Gunners Barracks, Mosman

We had a fabulous night. There were many great comments regarding the band, and your female vocalist was sensational! I will definately be using you again.

Peter Kost, Ernst & Young Corporate Christmas Party 
@ Treetops Cafe, Taronga Zoo

I just wanted to say thank you for providing such fabulous music for our party on Saturday night. It created a fantastic atmosphere and we received so many favourable comments. I will be sure to refer you to others.

Erica Kidston, Baker & McKenzie Corporate Entertainment 
@ Private Home

Sydney Jazz Collective created the perfect atmosphere for our suave rooftop cocktail party. They were professional, easy to work with and above all, amazingly talented! The live music added the final touch to a wonderful night and I look forward to hiring you again soon.

Amanda Herbert, MOVIE NETWORK launch of ‘Mad Men’ series 
@ Omnilab Rooftop, East Sydney

Michael and I would like to express our sincere thanks to Sydney Jazz Collective for the beautiful music played you provided at our wedding in March. You were most professional and we would have no hesitation in recommending you to future brides and grooms. Thank you for making our wedding so special.

Michael Quayle & Corinne Mazzella, Wedding 
@ The Falls Retreat, Oxford Falls

Hi Tom, please could you pass on our thanks to the rest of the band for playing such amazing music at our wedding and creating a wonderful atmosphere. It is a day we will remember forever and there have been lots of compliments about the band already.

The music played by the band really added to the day and was everything we had hoped for. We will be sure to tell all our friends about you!

Luke Cook & Fiona Johnson, Wedding 
@ Aqua Dining, Milsons Point

We just wanted to express our gratitude and appreciation for the band’s efforts in playing such fantastic music for our wedding. EVERYONE we spoke to (even the most harshest of critics) was highly impressed with the band, particularly Jo’s amazing voice!

We were really impressed with the band’s flexibility of starting and ending the sets to keep the “flow” of the reception going, and we definitely won’t hesitate to recommend Sydney Jazz Collective to anyone we know needing live music.

We also want to thank you, Tom, for your help with co-ordinating plans to make everything work just right on the night. It’s been a pleasure dealing with you, we had a magical day and please thank every member of the band so very much for being a part of it!

Nicholas Gan & Michelle, Wedding 
@ Sergeants Mess, Mosman

We were very happy with SJC – we really wanted a young energetic atmosphere at the wedding and you were very accommodating and helpful regarding our budget too, and helping with the extra equipment. Great performance on the night! – thanks a lot.

Katie Mendra & Alberto, Wedding @ Ripples Cafe, Milsons Point

Just wanted to write and say thank you so much for everything. We had a fantastic night! Your band members added great music and ambience to our wedding. We particularly loved the band’s version of our first dance ‘Now and Forever’. We also received many positive feedback from our guests about how great the band was that night. Please pass on our sincerest thanks to the band members who performed at our wedding. They were really fantastic! Tom, thank you also for your professional service all the way through. You were easy and great to deal with, (which is a big plus for wedding planning!) and helped answer the many queries we had before booking.

To sum up, we were extremely happy with everything and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your band to our family and friends for future events!

Anny Ma, Wedding 
@ The Tea Rooms, QVB

I was very happy with the band. They were cooperative with all our requests, they were professional and courteous, well presented and entertained us very well. I would gladly recommend them to anyone for future corporate functions, and definitely will have them back again at Gateway.

Denisse Dufey, DEXUS Christmas Party 
@ Lobby of Gateway Building, Sydney

We would like to thank the band for their fantastic performance at our wedding. It was spectacular and all the guest have commented on what a wnderful wedding it was. We had the perfect day and memories that will last a life time.

Anne-Maree Lyons & Sal, Wedding 
@ Courtyard Cafe, Sydney Hospital

Thanks for organizing everything… the band were fantastic and so much better than the DJ or iPod option! It really gave the evening a more intimate and fun vibe. Will definitely recommend the band to others in the future.

Nicola Tonkin & Tom Bodor, Wedding 
@ Bathers Pavilion, Balmoral

I really have appreciated the way Tom Abbott and his colleague performed and helped us out with the sound system for our speakers. Thanks again and we will definitely recommend you to others. Kind regards.

Petra Groeneveld, Corporate Entertainment, Opening of New Bus Depot @ Smithfield

The band was great. So many guests commented on how fantastic they were, and Andrew and I are so glad we booked with you guys. They sounded fabulous! The whole process was very easy, from the booking stages, through to the event itself. Thanks for making it so effortless for us to have a great night!

Kelly McManus & Andrew, Wedding 
@ Vaucluse House Tea Rooms, Vaucluse

Thanks so much for the great entertainment we had from Sydney Jazz Collective the other week!

Yvonne Brown, Westpac Corporate Christmas Party 
@ L’Aqua, Darling Harbour

Hi Tom – Thanks for an amazing job on our wedding day. We loved your music and it was really the cream on the cake on an altogether perfect day. Thanks again for being so flexible in your work and for adjusting to our requirements.

Carl Brostrom & Marie Seifert, Outdoor Wedding 
@ Clifftops at North Head, Manly

I was so impressed by the level of customer service provided by Sydney Jazz Collective. Your band were very friendly and the music was just wonderful. Our residents thoroughly enjoyed the performance. I hope to be able to book Sydney Jazz Collective again in the future!

Kristen Woods, Hornsby Shire Council Music Festival 
@ McKell Park, Brooklyn

The APLMA members had a great time at L’Aqua and the music was a big highlight. Thanks also for being so helpful leading up to the event with all my little questions. The music selection was great and really fit the feel of the event.

Laura Green, APLMA Corporate Entertainment 
@ L’Aqua, Darling Harbour

The music complimented the theme of the night so well and we were really happy with the trio’s performance. You performed well beyond our expectations – thanks for everything.

Melissa Hawthorn, Corpac Partners Christmas Party 
@ Level 39, The Gateway Building

Thank you so much for making our wedding day more memorable. My husband was so glad i had convinced him to have you guys play, he was very impressed as was I. The live Jazz music was FANTASTIC and added an elegant, relaxing feel for our dinner reception.

All our guest thoroughly enjoyed it very much. Also the songs we specifically requested for the three waltz were beautifully sung and played. I wish i had another wedding to plan so I could hear you play again. 🙂 We will definitely be recommending you to all our friends and family. Again a very big thank you 🙂

Golda Bormate & Chi, Wedding 
@ Waterview Convention Centre, Sydney Olympic Park

Thank you to you and your band for a wonderful night of music. Everyone loved it … pity our speeches went for so long as we would have loved to of heard more of you!!

Emily Stephenson & Paddy, Wedding 
@ Armidale Services Club

We booked Sydney Jazz Collective to play at our Wedding and were absolutely impressed with the performance they put in. Numerous guests advised us on how they loved the live music, additionally the band were on top of events throughout the day so there were no gaps or issues we needed to manage.

I was able to book Sydney Jazz Collective without having seen them play based on the samples Tom provided and the band well and truly lived up to these. The value for money, even when having for our reception in the Hunter Valley, was well and truly there, accordingly I’d highly recommend SJC!

Dino Edwards, Wedding 
@ Iron Bark Hill Estate, Pokolbin

We can not thank you and The Sydney Jazz Collective enough for making our wedding day so special. Your professionalism, care and beautiful music made the whole day so memorable.

We have had several of our guests comment on the sociable atmosphere your music created on the day and many more have asked for your contact details, which we have passed on. Thank you again for making our wedding so special and for sharing your talent and passion for music with us, it was amazing!

Monique McCloghry & Phil Laing, Wedding 
@ Yester Grange, Wentworth Falls

We booked SJC for our wedding after hearing them perform at a friend’s wedding. The guys are wonderful musicians and their music perfectly suited our black tie wedding. They matched their music to the mood of the evening as it changed from arrival to dining to dancing.

We were delighted that they were able to use an on-site piano at our reception venue and integrate it into their set. We wished we had more time on the night to just sit back and listen!

Espie & Gabrielle Watt, Wedding 
@ The Intercontinental Hotel, Sydney

Hi Tom,

Thank you so much for your performance on Tuesday, it really set the tone and created a wonderful warm and inviting atmosphere for our wine sale. The music really suited the crowd – we were so happy to have you there. Very impressed by your punctuality, professionalism and ‘jazzy’ get-up! Will definitely call you again for future events.

Mary Simpson, Independent Liquor Group (ILG) Winter Wine Sale 
@ ILG Wine Warehouse, Erskine Park

Thank you, we had a fantastic evening. The band were fabulous and I hope you will pass on our appreciation for contributing to a very successful event. The style of music you provided was just perfect for the evening. We had a lot of very positive feedback about the music and I would have no hesitation in recommending the Sydney Jazz Collective to others.

Ann-Maree Lynch, KMH Environmental Corporate Dinner 
@ Wharf Restaurant, Walsh Bay

My wife and I couldn’t have been happier with the performance by Sydney Jazz Collective. They were consummate professionals and seamlessly fitted in to our plans for the reception. The choice of songs throughout the evening was perfect and they even went so far as learn one of our favourite jazz pieces for us (and play it perfectly on the night). I couldn’t recommend them more highly. We’ll definitely be passing on your details to friends, and will book you again if/when the opportunity next arises.

Clementine Davidson & James Allan, Wedding 
@ Sergeants’ Mess, Chowder Bay

Hi Tom, just a quick note to thank you and your band for helping make the global launching of our two new yachts at this year’s Sydney Boat Show such a success!

I was not only impressed with your music but very much appreciated your positive attitude despite the rainy and not so ideal conditions on the night. It was certainly very unique having your live band playing in the cockpit of our 44 foot sailing catamaran, and certainly very memorable for all our guests. I would not hesitate to recommend you and your musicians to anyone looking for a top class Jazz band to give their function an awesome ambiance and special feel.

From my first inquiry which from memory was late on a Sunday afternoon, you have been available, friendly and responsive which helps take the stress out of organizing an event. Many thanks, and we look forward to seeing you again at our next function!

Kim McKee, Multihull Solutions Boat Launch 
@ Sydney Boat Show, Cockle Bay

Thank you for making our special day so unforgettable. The music and atmosphere were just wonderful. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Monique & Phil McCloghry-Laing, Wedding 
@ Yester Grange, Wentworth Falls

I wanted to write and say a very big thank you to you and the band for putting on such a great night of music for our party! Our guests loved it, we loved it, and its something they will all remeber for a long time. Keep up the great work.

Rosana & Sam, Gangster Themed 40th Birthday Party 
@ Private Home

I just wanted to write to say how impressed we were with Sydney Jazz Collective. They were fantastic. Everyone was up dancing and was having a great time. They played all the songs I had requested at the right time and did the most sensational job.

I would recommend them to anyone. Some of our guests even asked who they were because they were that good. Thanks again for providing such awesome live music for our wedding!

Belinda Berto & James Riley, Wedding 
@ Woodbyne Boutique Hotel, Jaspers Brush

You guys were awesome!!! – fun, funky and upbeat, yet cool, groovy and relaxed. Definitely very professional and have no doubt you’re all properly trained musicians. It was fantastic having you guys there and the night definitely would not have been as good without you.

I will have no hesitation in recommending you if I hear of any friends/family/work colleagues etc looking to hire a great jazz band.

Tara O’Reilly, DEXUS Property Group Corporate Entertainment 
@ Lobby of Gateway, AXA Building

Thanks so much for providing the background atmosphere to the party. It was great to have a bunch of cool kats performing live! All our guests were very impressed.

You arrived on time, set-up without any fuss and were completely self organised. The music was first class and the musicians you assembled were a great bunch. I really enjoyed having the combination we choose. I hope we can do it again some time. Thank you.

Ian Porter, 50th Birthday Party 
@ Private Home

Just wanted to pass along my thanks to you and the band members. Once again the jazz duo were amazing and the ambiance created was perfect. We had a very successful evening and the music provided most certainly contributed greatly to the event.

I would have no hesitation in recommending the Sydney Jazz Collective to others for your great sound, reliability and overall professionalism. We will certainly be calling you again for our next function!

Ann-Maree, KMH Environmental Corporate Dinner 
@ Barracks at Fort Scratchley, Newcastle

THANK YOU SO MUCH!! Ant and I are so pleased that we decided to have SJC perform at our wedding, you couldn’t have fitted the bill more perfectly!

We can’t thank you enough for your contribution to what was honestly the best day of our lives! You’re a truly class act and added some real panache to our wedding. Luckily for us, we have a second wedding celebration in the UK to look forward to next year. Come to think of it, we don’t have the entertainment sorted out yet – fancy a trip to England?!

Cate Reynolds & Anthony Stuart, Wedding 
@ Dolton House, Pyrmont

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 
@ The Mint, Macquarie Street

I booked the Sydney Jazz Collective after finding their advertisement online, I was very impressed by their professionalism in confirming arrangements, and providing an outstanding selection of music that was perfectly suited to the atmosphere of our event.

Many of our guests commented on just how impressive the music was, and the wonderful tone that it set for the night. I would not hesitate to book them again!

Hayley Lia, Cormack Packaging Presentation Night 
@ Doltone House, Pyrmont

Thankyou so much to you and your band who provided live music at my wedding. They were just amazing and the talk of the night. The jazz band really set the mood and theme for my wedding, which was vintage romantic. They were very professional and I could not fault them at all. I will definitely be calling you again for live music at future events!

Kate Stone & Tim Carpenter, Wedding 
@ L’Aqua, Darling Harbour

Hi Tom, what a great night and so many people have commented on how enjoyable the band was. It really made the evening a great success, everything was just perfect – choice of music – it was terrific! Will certainly pass the word around and I’ll contact you again when we have some more functions. Again, many thanks.

Margaret Benjafield, St Vincents Hospital Christmas Party 
@ Stormanston House, North Sydney

I just wanted to write and pass on my personal thanks to the band; particularly the effort they put in to learning the ‘Pencil Full of Lead’ song; it was fantastic and made for a perfect first dance. The whole band performance was excellent; they performed each song not only professionally but with real zeal. They captured the mood of the reception perfectly, and really fitted in with our day.

We could not have been happier with the band and the choice of music played. My only gripe is that I wish we could do it all again! Many thanks.

Andrew & Helen Pope, Wedding 
@ Q Station, Manly

I’d just like to take this opportunity to thank you and Sydney Jazz Collective for performing at the recent ASC Media Awards. The band were friendly and professional, and their music created a fabulous atmosphere during our meal breaks & between presentations.

We will definitely keen your contact details on file for our next Sydney event. Thanks again.

Kirsten Drower, Australian Sports Commission Media Awards 
@ Doltone House, Pyrmont

The band was fantastic thanks, set the scene very well. Would highly recommend to anyone to make their night.

Glen Elsworth, Coffey Projects Company Function 
@ Red Oak Boutique Beer Cafe, Sydney

Hi Tom, Can you believe that I am back at work already?! No rest for the wicked here. Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to yourself and the rest of the band for making Friday such a great night. The night would seriously not have been the night that it was if it hadn’t had been for Sydney Jazz collective. And a big thank you to your lovely vocalist too – what an amazing voice!

Thanks for being so professional and friendly and easy to deal with. I really hope that I have an excuse to book you guys again. All the best!

Sarah Moore, Wedding 
@ The Boathouse, Palm Beach

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 
@ ECQ Bar, Sydney

I would like to say a big thank you to Sydney Jazz Collective for making our Christmas party a success. The sound was amplified perfectly across the crowd which had everyone bopping to the beats. The band members were very professional and good at engaging with the crowd.

The choice in songs was great and everyone was able to dance along to the music. Once again thank you for making our Chistmas party such a great success.

Sarah Dunphy, Addcom International Christmas Party 
@ Bathers Pavillion, Balmoral

Everyone really enjoyed the jazz trio who played at Richard’s 50th. Booking was easy and so was set up at the party. Thanks so much for helping us to create a great atmosphere for a great party!

Sarah Mandelson, Serendipity Ice Cream Party @ Private Home

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 
@ Centennial Parklands Dining, Centennial Park

Hi Tom, Thanks again for such a great day. Everyone really enjoyed your music.

Damien Finniss, Wedding 
@ Pilu, Freshwater

These guys are just awesome!!! Very talented and professional musicians. The highlight of the wedding for many. Despite the fact that the dance floor was outside and it started raining – the band kept playing and the guests kept dancing. Fortunately the rain stopped – the dancing continued and the band even agreed to stay for an extra half an hour.

We had a five piece band with a singer – worth every penny!!! This is really a good place to invest some money to guarantee a brilliant reception! 5 Stars (Easyweddings Review)

Xavier McKenzie & Quinn Holland, Wedding 
@ The Gunners Barracks, Mosman

Thanks so much to you and your fellow musicians for playing at our wedding! It was a wonderful night and the music was just perfect – we couldn’t have wished for anything better. Although we are now in Hong Kong, I will be sure to spread the word about our great experience with the Sydney Jazz Collective. Thanks again Tom.

Nicola Castle, Wedding 
@ Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Kirribilli

Thank you Sydney Jazz Collective for putting on an amazing performance for Transfield Services last night. The instrumental trio (sax, guitar, bass) performing at a Board function at the Transport Exhibition in the Powerhouse Museum was just the right touch to ease our guests into a relaxed and convivial evening.

Your musicians arrived on time, set up discreetly and then performed professionally with flair and elegance – first class entertainment. Next time we organise a similar function, we will definitely call on Sydney Jazz Collective again, perhaps even adding one of your vocalists to the mix.

Eve Roberts, Transfield Services Corporate Function 
@ The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

Thank you for your outstanding music at Helen’s wedding last Saturday. We all loved your jazz group with your upbeat & celebration-type style which created an excellent atmosphere for the wedding reception.

Would you please also thank on my behalf your fellow band members who played so well & who made a great contribution to the success of Helen’s wedding reception at Catalina.

Michael Davis (Father of bride Helen Davis), Wedding 
@ Catalina, Rose Bay

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 
@ Curzon Hall, Marsfield

What beautiful music on our wedding day! Your band was professionally dressed, and helped to set a smooth and relaxed tone for the evening. The music was very enjoyable and we had many lovely comments about it from our guests.

Thank you so much for everything Tom. The band was fantastic and really surpassed all our expectations. I’d have no hesitation in recommending the Sydney Jazz Collective to anyone wanting to host a stylish & sophisticated event.

Maria Kakakios & Phil, Wedding 
@ Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf

A great big thank you to the band for being part of our wedding and playing such an integral part in making our wedding reception extra special. It was lovely to have your wonderfully smooth and catchy tunes playing through the night and creating such a warm and fun atmosphere. We can’t wait to find another event to have you play again for us!

Anna Pham & Matthew Short, Wedding 
@ Waterview Convention Centre, Homebush

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

Georgie Duddy, Coca-Cola Amatil Awards Night 
@ North Sydney Leagues Club

Hi Tom, just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the rest of the group for playing at our Awards evening on Saturday night. You were all fantastic and we received such great feedback from the guests! Thanks again.

Jo Boyden, Pevonia Botanica Cosmetics Awards Night 
@ Dockside Darling Harbour

Great guys, great music & just an awesome night all round. Thanks once again.

Ed Lang, Private Party 
@ State Library of NSW

We thought you guys were fantastic and professional, and we just had such a blast that night. Thanks for the wonderful music.

Richard & Eileen Chen, Wedding 
@ Villa Capri, Cabramatta

We have just returned from our glorious honeymoon and are enjoying reflecting on our wedding day. In particular the fabulous band!! We were thrilled with the music – lead vocalist was just gorgeous and the saxophonist was outstanding! I play saxophone myself and it was such a treat listening to such talent. We were really happy with the atmosphere that was created throughout the night and the volume was absolutely perfect. We had a few elderly guests at our reception and we were so happy that they all felt so comfortable. All of our song request were played and it was such a memorable experience dancing with my dad to “Georgia on My Mind” which was performed so beautifully.

I was also extremely impressed with the attentiveness of the band – it was beyond their scheduled playing time when I threw my wedding bouquet and seamlessly, they starting playing, “All the Single Ladies” – it was perfect!! We were happy with the iPod song choices they played between sets and I was very impressed with how accommodating they were to play our Bridal Waltz from our iPod. We received multiple compliments throughout the evening from our guests who were highly impressed with the band’s musical talents, volume and pace of the evening – it was very hard to get people off the dance floor!! Thank you all very much for making our wedding night extra special and there are many of our guests (and ourselves!) who will be using you again!!

Apologies if this is too long but Sam and I were so so happy with the music (absolutely can’t fault it in any way) and we literally have not stopped receiving compliments from many people about the music! Thank you so much for making our night so special and memorable – what a perfect night. All the very best and many thanks again.

Sam & Georgia Black, Wedding
 @ Pacific Club, Palm Beach

Thanks again for providing such a wonderful evening of musical entertainment. You all were amazing. Hannah was over the moon with your sound and it made her 21st party an evening to remember. Thank you for being on time, being sensitive to how the evening was progressing and providing that extra song at the end of the night. If we ever need music for another function you will definitely be the first ones we call. I am more than happy to recommend you to anyone who will listen.

Bev Cameron, Daughter’s 21st 
@ Private Home

You did a brilliant job at providing a wonderful sense of ambiance. We will definitely recommend you and remember you for any future events that may come up. Many many thanks.

Paris Neilson & Todd Buncombe, Wedding 
@ Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour

I convinced my wife to have a live band on our wedding and she wasn’t disappointed. As someone who engaged the services of live bands for Masonic functions, I know that live music is the way to go if you want your guests to have an enjoyable and memorable night that they will remember! We visited several band shows to find the right one for our wedding but my mum ended up finding Sydney Jazz Collective!

I opted for the 6 piece including a female vocalist and my wife and I are very impressed with the results. Great music impressive talented musicians and very professional.Our guests enjoyed it very much and we are extremely happy that we had Sydney Jazz Collective to play on the day of our wedding. Rest assure that I will recommend SJC and definitely have them again for future engagements. Tom, thank you very much and please pass on our warmest regards to the team!

Jade & Kristan Regalado, Wedding
 @ The Crowne Plaza Norwest, Baulkham Hills

A note to thank you and the band for your performance this week. Really appreciated your flexibility and guidance in the lead up and, of course, the band’s outstanding performance on the evening. The band provided the perfect balance and atmosphere to help produce a very stylish successful event. I look forward to working with you all again and please pass on my thanks to the others!

Margo Weston, GWF Corporate Entertainment 
@ The Ocean Room, Circular Quay

Thanks so much for traveling up to the mountians for our wedding. Everyone thought you were so talented and it made our wedding extra special. Many thanks.

Heather Noakes & Gary Preuss, Wedding 
@ Yester Grange, Wentworth Falls

We had Sydney Jazz Collective play at our wedding in November 2011. They were extremely easy and professional to deal with and were just fabulous on the night. Our wedding guests totally enjoyed themselves and we keep getting messages from them about how good the band was. Sydney Jazz Collective completely understood our music requirements and would totally recommend them for any special events. Thanks guys – we very much loved having you play at our wedding, and we will be sure to recommend Sydney Jazz Collective for future events.

Tearne & Ryan Madden, Wedding 
@ The Deckhouse, Woolwich Dock

Sydney Jazz Collective added enormous atmosphere to our Christmas drinks party and all our guests loved the live music. Sydney Jazz Collective were extremely professional to deal with, all queries and e-mails were answered promptly and helpfully. We were extremely happy with the band – and everyone loved the music! Live music adds so much to any function and I would highly recommend Sydney Jazz Collective for any event.

Erin Devery, Christmas Party
 @ Private Home

Hi Tom, Just wanted to thank you, Jo and the group for performing for us at Leigh and Brian’s wedding on Sunday night. You were definitely a ‘hit’ and the music you played was very appropriate. We will be referring you on! Thank you all once again and best wishes for the festive season.

Tricia & Graeme Smith, Daughter’s Wedding 
@ Gunners Barracks, Mosman

I would like to thank you for your wonderful performance on our Christmas party. All guests had a great time. We look forward to working with you again and will recommend your band to our clients for their functions as well. Happy New Year to you all!

Wendy Zhang, SW Realty Corporate Christmas Party
 @ Hilton Hotel, Sydney

Thank you so much Tom & SJC for playing at our wedding at Mandalay, Lane Cove. The jazz duo was fantastic with a great repertoire! Our last minute decision to have live music and selecting SJC to play at our wedding was one of the best decisions ever – the vibe created by SJCs performance throughout the reception was fabulous and cheery, it was a very happy and fun mood befitting a lunchtime wedding. We still look back and recall fond memories of the day. Many (at each table we visited!) have all remarked that the music and tunes were absolutely great and we have passed on your information. One regret we both have is that we did not manage to personally speak to you and meet you during the reception – please accept our apologies! We would definitely love to have you again at any future event that we plan and will continue to spread the word to Sydney friends & family 🙂 Thank you once again for the swift and professional communication which made the planning go extremely smoothly!

PS: my husband Kev now has developed a great liking and affinity for instrumental jazz music thanks to you 🙂

Kim Tan & Kevin Leong, Wedding 
@ Mandalay Receptions, Lane Cove

We retained the services of The Sydney Jazz Collective for my wife’s 40th birthday. Ours was a small group of 30 people in a private dining room and the trio that attended were excellent. From the time of first contact, to selecting the play list and then dealing with the band on the night, I found Mr. Abbott and his team to be professional, accommodating and friendly. The guests and I were thoroughly impressed and I would have to say that The Sydney Jazz Collective band played a big part in the evening being a success. I would have no hesitation in using them again and I can sincerely recommend them to anyone who wishes to add some ‘class and polish’ to their next function.

Nicholas Tsanas, Wife’s 40th Birthday 
@ Wildfire, Circular Quay

We were delighted with the music the band provided. They were very considerate of the size of the venue and the age of the guests and played accordingly. The choice of music was excellent and they were always aware of what was going on, knowing when to pause or have a break. Their professionalism was obvious to all and our guests also loved the music. We couldn’t have been happier with them and would use them again in a heart beat. Thank you and kindest regards.

Lynne Low, Husband’s 60th Birthday 
@ Terrace Bar, Balgowlah

We really enjoyed the evening! The music perfectly fitted the mood of the party, and the crowd stayed on talking late into the night. We would (& have) heartily recommend Sydney Jazz Collective’s instrumental trio to anyone wanting a sophisticated mellow night and a good time. Thanks!

Brian Street, Son’s 21st Birthday 
@ Private Home

Wow – the band was INCREDIBLE!!! The music was amazing and they created such a fantastic atmosphere getting everyone on the dance floor and singing along. We are still buzzing from the Wedding and can’t stop talking about it! We absolutely loved it!!! Thanks so much guys.

Katie Richards & Carl Prins, Wedding 
@ Catalina, Rose Bay

The Sydney Jazz Collective performed for our clients Gala Dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour. Thank you to both the band and Tom for their sheer professionalism, flexibility and outstanding performance from the lead up right through to the event bump out. All our guests had a fantastic time with the perfect setting provided from dinner to upbeat dance floor mood. Our client requests were very particular but Tom and the team were more than happy to help offering flexibility and great ideas. We have no hesitation in recommending the Sydney Jazz Collective and certainly would engage their services for future events.

Nicole Vaughan, Event Manager for Mercedes Benz 
@ ‘MV Coast’ Cruise Boat, Sydney Harbour

I was extremely impressed with the band, they were fun professional and flexible. They catered for all the different moods / tempo of the night. I sure will be using your services again and will pass on to friends. Thanks again for making my birthday that much more memorable.

Vittorio Nuti, Birthday Party
 @ Bite Club House

Thank you for providing such a wonderful addition to our wonderful day. I feel that I have chosen the best in music, catering and photography, and all comments from the guests and bridal party were extremely positive including with regard to the trio, with a special mention for Jo’s wonderful voice. Everyone thought you were all wonderful.

Marion Cutting, Daughter’s Wedding
 @ Private Home

On behalf of Alex and I we would like to thank you and your band for performing so well on our wedding night. Your music helped make the evening perfect. It was great to meet you and everyone commented on how good the music was. Thanks again and kind regards.

Simon Shoebridge & Alexandra Pilton, Wedding 
@ Park Hyatt Sydney

We were so very happy with the musicians and the vocalist. The music selection for the cocktail party was very appropriate and exactly what we had asked for. The vocalist had a lovely voice. Most impressive, though, was how accommodating they all were! They had to move around several times, and did not bat an eyelash at any time. First, they had to move from the ceremony area to the cocktail party area. Then when the guests all moved outdoors, they willingly obliged and moved with the party. Very impressive display of kindness and customer service.

Thanks again, and I will certainly keep your contact details for the future! With much appreciation.

BJ Macatulad, Celebration Ceremony & Cocktail Party 
@ Bathers Pavilion, Balmoral

Sydney Jazz Collective were superb and created a wonderful ambiance for our cocktail party style wedding. The medley with the bag piper was especially cool!

Ross McGown & Yasmin Al-Baytar, Wedding
 @ Gap Bluff Centre, Watsons Bay

These guys are so cool. Their musicality is first class. They’re seriously talented and they know how to make a party come alive. We loved the way they knew the right thing to play for the right moment. Groovy jazz, classics that got everyone dancing. We just loved the awesome energy and atmosphere they brought to our special day. Perfect!

Lucinda & John Kelly, Wedding
 @ Peterson’s Winery, Armidale

Hi Tom, Great to meet you on Saturday and many thanks to you and Charlie for the wonderful music that graced our party! Everyone was impressed and I was really happy with the wonderful atmosphere it created ! Kind regards.

Hany Dimitri, Mother’s 60th Birthday Party 
@ Private Home

Thank you so much for playing at our daughter’s wedding last Saturday. The music was perfectly pitched to the audience and the occasion and made the reception all the more memorable. I will forward your email to Alex in case she can make any suggestions about ideas for the future but as far as I’m concerned it was just perfect! Thank you again.

Dairneen Pilton, Daughter’s Wedding 
@ Park Hyatt Hotel, Sydney

I was very happy with all aspects of your service. You were courteous, flexible and prompt, and the musicians did a fantastic job. They looked and sounded so professional. They were also lots of fun as they played various tunes to suit the changing events in the afternoon. Thanks and all the best.

Helen Jabbour, Christening 
@ The Deckhouse, Woolwich Dock

Thank you and your band for playing such an important part of our 10th Birthday celebrations last week. Both Will and myself were very happy with the music and thought you guys did a great job.

Howard Gill, General Manager 
@ Campos Coffee, Newtown

We would like to say a big thank you to you and the band members for creating such a fantastic atmosphere at our wedding. The guys were very talented and professional and knew exactly what to play to suit each stage of the evening. Our guests all had so much fun on the dance floor, especially my four year old nephew who has now been asking his mum to buy him a drum set! We will definitely be passing on your details to friends who are having events in the future. Thanks again and all the best,

Saul & Georgia Luby, Wedding 
@ The Park Hyatt, Sydney

Thanks so much in putting in a great performance, everyone thoroughly enjoyed your entertainment and we will certainly be recommending you in the future!

James & Sonia Baggetto, Wedding 
@ Sergeants Mess, Mosman

Thanks to the Sydney Jazz Collective for providing the soundtrack to our Christmas party with their sleek set. The music was just right for appealing to a range of generations that were in attendance at our function and made the night enjoyable and memorable for all! Great doing business with you, with minimal stress involved! Looking forward to hearing you play again in the future & will definitely pass on the recommendation. All the best.

Brenda McKenna, Slater & Gordon Lawyers, Corporate Xmas Function 
@ Castlereagh Boutique Hotel

Hi Tom, Just a quick note to thank you and the band for Saturday night. It was such a whirlwind that unfortunately I didn’t get to thank everyone on the night. They were absolutely wonderful. They really created a fantastic mood and all the guests complimented the music. Thank you again, kind regards.

Trevor & Boronia Morison, Wedding 
@ Park Hyatt Sydney, The Rocks

I just wanted to say a huge “thank you” for organizing a fantastic jazz quartet for our Christmas function at Gunners last Friday. It was just what we wanted and I have to say, having a professional music background myself (former flautist with the ACO), the quality was excellent! We hope to use your services again next year. Until then, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

Sophie Rae, Boroughs Australia, Corporate Entertainment 
@ Tea Room Gunners’ Barracks, Mosman

Just wanted to say thanks to your talented boys!! They did such a great job with the music – there was such a great vibe at the wedding and it’s definitely because of them! 😀 We had lots of people commenting on the band – will definitely be plugging you guys to my clients.

Linda Truong, Wedding 
@ Sydney College of the Arts, Rozelle

We would like to say a massive thank you to your band for providing such amazing music at our engagement party!! We thought the music was excellent and thoroughly enjoyed listening to the band. The atmosphere and vibe of the party was due in a large part to the music your band played and we really appreciate it. Lots of guests commented on the high quality of the music and wanted your details. Thank you again and we will always recommend you to anyone who is looking for a jazz band!

Nicholas Kerr & Karen Hungerford, Engagement Party 
@ Private Home

James and I arrived back from our honeymoon at the weekend, and we wanted to say thank you to you and the band for your professionalism and for setting the perfect mood for our wedding. A special thanks to the guitarist Charlie for accommodating our music preferences for the bridal entrance and the register signing. All our guests thoroughly enjoyed the music, as did we, and we will definitely be recommending you to others in the future. Many thanks.

Rue Liu & James Chatfield, Wedding 
@ Gunners Barracks, Mosman

The Jazz Dinner Dance is one of St Paul’s Colleges most prized and anticipated events in their calendar year. As the name of the event suggests, this meant we needed a Jazz band. Saying this though, there was quite a strict criteria of qualities that we needed the band to have in order for the night to run smoothly so the search for this ‘perfect’ band had become quite stressful. Sydney Jazz Collective matched these needs perfectly by being: – Able to fit our budget as you provided the best quality service for the best price – Easy to communicate with, Tom Abbott was a good mix of professional and casual in all communication, listened to all our needs and always did what he said he was going to do – Flexible on the night to play around dances and other entertainment and play for the extra hour that we ended up needing at the end of the night because everyone was loving the music so much – Able to follow the vibe of the crowd and notice when to move from the more formal jazz music to the dancey classics – Able to set up and perform in an organised manner without needing to badger us for information. Overall, the band was so easy to work with. Everyone enjoyed their work and we would be more than happy to work with them again and recommend them to anyone else that is looking for something similar. Thanks again.

Alex Sharp, Jazz Dinner Dance 
@ St Pauls College, Sydney University

We asked the Sydney Jazz Collective to play at our engagement party in Sydney, and they were so fantastic, that we asked them if they would consider playing for us again at our farm wedding on the East Coast of NSW. Tom was very professional to communicate with and the band fitted seamlessly into the events of the day. You’d only have just noticed their arrival and moments later relaxed jazz sounds filled the garden as our guests helped themselves to champagne. They knew how to pick the mood of the crowd, whether it was to fill the gaps between conversation or to get the party moving with some more well known contemporary grooves to fill the dance floor as the night got going. We also asked them to play live the song for our first dance – Angus & Julia Stone’s “The Wedding Song”. We had not heard their rendition before we took to the dance floor and were bowled over by how soulful and rich it sounded, and later, all the glowing comments from our guests indicate that we weren’t the only two impressed. We are definitely going to recommend you to our friends.

Cicely Sylow & Steve Ritchie, Wedding 
@ Private Property, Macksville

The entire experience was great – the band was absolutely awesome! The only regret we have was that it was too short. For the moments we did manage to catch, it brought such a smile to our faces. All our guests complimented on how fantastic the music was and kept asking for the name of the band that was playing. Thank you again for everything! 5 Stars (Easyweddings Review)

Ling Ee Tay, Wedding 
@ Dunbar House, Watsons Bay

I’ve been meaning to write for ages to thank the band for an amazing performance at our wedding at Pilu on the 1st of March. Being the bride, meant I had a whirlwind day and didn’t get to thank the band for how amazing they were at creating the perfect atmosphere for us. Everyone was in the swing of it all, largely due to the band keeping everyone going. It all went so very fast, I wished we could have spent another 5 hours just listening to the band play and enjoying the music. Your team seamlessly put on the songs we needed played from the ipad for the entry / wedding dance etc. without instruction at all. Brilliant effort. Please pass on Chris and my thanks to everyone involved. We both have commented many times since the wedding that it was money well spent. I’m hoping someone I know books you guys soon so that I can relax and enjoy it! Thanks again

Chris & Tessa Campbell, Wedding 
@ Pilu On The Beach, Freshwater

We had a lovely day it could not have gone better with fabulous weather, celebrating with friends and family and wonderful music. The Sydney Jazz Collective were absolutely fabulous! The music really set the scene and we were very impressed with the band by going out of their way to learn an italian folk song that is very dear to the italians that attended the celebration. Both Neil and I were touched by all the italian songs you played and the guests were up and dancing !! Thank everyone for their great efforts !!

Gloria & Neil Olivieri, Wedding 
@ Orso Restaurant, The Spit, Mosman

Having a party with a wide range of age groups and different personalities was made seamless by the live band. Sydney Jazz Collective had everyone in the mood and moving in one way or another the entire evening. Headed up by a dynamic lead singer Edoardo, the band provided great entertainment the entire night to provide the perfect mix of energy and fun for our special event. The music was exciting and original, interactive and personable. A fantastic experience was had by all! Thank you.

Total Image Group Team, Gatsby Themed Office Christmas Party @ Warehouse in Marrickville

We had a great day and everyone commented on the band – I think Tanya (the venue owner) is putting the Jazz Collective down on their recommended list. The Jazz Collective really made the evening so special, the band was so accommodating and did everything they could to set the right atmosphere.

Erika & Will Raxworthy, Wedding 
@ Peats Bite, Brooklyn

On behalf of Edward, Isabelle and our family, I’d like to pass on our thanks to the band members who played at our reception last night. The music was fantastic – exactly what we wanted if not more. Once again, thanks very much the great and memorable experience!

Ben Ting, Family Event 
@ L’Aqua, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour

What a breeze!!! My entire experience with Tom & the Sydney Jazz Collective band was perfect. The band were amazing, I just let them “do their thing” and they totally nailed it. What an amazing aspect of the day. If you book SJC you will not be disappointed. 10 out of 10. (Easyweddings Review)

Jillian Farac & Andrew Creswick, Wedding 
@ Sergeant’s Mess, Chowder Bay

The Sydney Jazz Collective performed at our Great Gatsby party, they all came dressed in theme and their music set the mood as soon as guests arrived. The female vocalist voice was perfect for this event, and the guests thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment. We would most certainly recommend them for anyone looking for that authentic jazz feel.

Greta Smith, Great Gatsy Party 
@ Private Home

I had the pleasure to celebrate my 40th birthday with mellow background tunes and cool jazz provided by the sax-piano duo of the SJC. Throughout the night I was asked many times by my guests: “Where did you find these guys? They are fantastic!” Well, I did the same as you may be just doing – looking for a professional band that can provide classy and stylish music for a night to remember. I found this web site and felt from beginning to end that I was in good hands. The duo provided the right atmosphere for my special night where we all dressed up along the Film Noir theme as Jazz Cats, Gumshoe Detectives and Gangsters. Thanks guys, you were the cream on the cake!

Sebastian Pfautsch, 40th Birthday (1930s Film Noir Theme) 
@ Imperial Peking, Circular Quay

The band was great. They played very tasteful selections and, importantly for the smaller style of room, were not overly loud. The singer was marvellous and the instrumentals also. Everyone who came said likewise, they were very happy we chose the Sydney Jazz Collective and not some noisy rock band!

Jonathan Shearman, Son’s Wedding 
@ Mercure, Hunter Valley Gardens, Pokolbin

We enjoyed Sydney Jazz Collective very much and heard nothing but positive feedback from our guests. They were definitely one of the highlights of the night and would be most happy to recommend you to anyone who’s interested, so please thank the band on our behalf.

Matt Fong & Evon Fung, Wedding 
@ Oatlands House

We are pleased to inform you that the Save Our Sons Charity Gala Dinner that took place on Saturday at Royal Randwick was a huge success. We have received a vast amount of positive feedback and were able to raise a considerable amount of money for the charity. We would like to thank your team for being apart of the SOS event. The duo were very professional and their performance contributed greatly to the mood and atmosphere in the VIP lounge. We look forward to working with you again in the future.

Georgie Scope Productions, Charity Gala Dinner 
@ Chairmans Club Lounge, Randwick Racecourse

Just came back from our honeymoon last night. Thank you so much for playing at our wedding reception . I had such a wonderful time and SJC definitely contributed to that fact. From the initial contact, Tom was professional and made sure all my concerns were addressed. My first dance request was executed perfectly and my groom was pleasantly surprised with the song arrangement. If you’re looking for an amazing sounding band, look no further. SJC are definitely worth every dollar! Will recommend you when friends are looking for a live band to play for any event!

Lorie Miranda & Michael Ho, Wedding 
@ Le Montage Function & Events, Lilyfield

Vapiano on King Street decided to use Sydney Jazz Collective for our Opening Night VIP Party and we extremely happy with their performance. They had a range of music which suited our night perfectly, light and easy from the start of the night through to late in the night where people were up dancing. A great night enjoyed by all. Thanks!

Will Cooke, Opening Night VIP Party 
@ Vapiano Restaurant, York St, Sydney

Cecelia and I would like to thank you for your incredible performance at our wedding. Music was a very important part of the wedding for us, we had high standards and having arranged the wedding from London we appreciate your professionalism throughout. When we arrived at the reception we were bombarded by compliments from the guests on the band, and we could see why when we sat down for dinner and got to hear it for ourselves! You clearly managed to create a really nice atmosphere through the drinks, the food, the first dance & then the party, and also struck a great balance across age ranges. Thank you for making our special day that bit more perfect, we wouldn’t hesitate recommending you to others.

Matt & Cecelia Storer, Wedding 
@ Sergeant’s Mess, Chowder Bay

Hello Tom and Sydney Jazz Collective, Pavle and I would like to say a very BIG thank you for the amazing music you played for us at our reception. It was perfect in every way, except the fact that we could have danced till the early hours of the morning if it were possible! The comments and feedback that we received for you all was amazing and we want to thankyou for your fabulous skills, in not only playing your music but in gauging the audience during the evening. Please pass on our thanks to all the band members.

Lindy & Pavle Kuburic, Wedding Reception 
@ Sergeants Mess, Chowder Bay

Thankyou for helping make my birthday party a magical night. Everyone has commented how much they loved the music. David and I would already like to book you for another function. That should be taken as a sign as to how much we enjoyed the music. I do hope you will be available!

Sylvia Hrovatin, Birthday Party 
@ Private Home

The band was fantastic on the evening and enjoyed by all! They really helped set the scene with their ambient tunes for our store launch. Thanks again and we’ll definitely keep Sydney Jazz Collective in mind for our future events!

Danielle Clennar, New Fossil Store Launch 
@ QVB Sydney

The Sydney Jazz Collective played at our wedding and reception in the Southern Highlands in December 2013. In the lead up to the day, Tom was very responsive and easy to deal with. He was only too happy to assist in making our day as special as we hoped. He was exceptionally professional. The band learnt the music we requested at the ceremony and played it beautifully. The reception music got everyone on the dance floor – young and old. You can’t ask for more than that at a wedding.

Brad Burden & Holly Hearne, Wedding 
@ Burrawang School of Arts, Southern Highlands

We really enjoyed the Sydney Jazz Collective performing at our Christmas Party. Having a live band really set the tone and, when they weren’t “bopping along” to the music whilst dining, some of our team got up and had a dance. A couple of our people also had a little sing along with the band, which was great fun. The repertoire of the band was excellent and we had a great night. We will certainly keep your details on file and are happily telling people what a great band you are.

Cassandra Mow, Mimo Corporate Christmas Party Entertainment 
@ Q Station, Manly

I am delighted to say our luncheon was a complete success and all went to plan. A huge thanks must go to the Opera House, and of course our wonderful musicians. The selection of music was perfect. I believe our committee has engaged you on previous occasions and I can see that continuing.

Vivienne Cumming, NSW Combined Insurers Luncheon 
@ Sydney Opera House

The band were fantastic. Very professional, easy to deal with, accommodating and their performance was top notch. I have had many comments from the guests saying how much they enjoyed the band from the oldest wedding guests to the younger guests. It is fair to say we were absolutely ecstatic to have them perform on our special day.

Peter & Liz Corbett, Wedding @ Moby Dick’s, Whale Beach

Working with the Sydney Jazz Collective was an absolute pleasure from beginning to end. Communication was clear and professional, and Tom was very happy to accommodate my request for some jazzy Christmas carols! The band’s music helped create the perfect seasonal mood for our cocktail party, and I look forward to booking the Collective again in the future.

Katie Wilson, TAL Life Insurance, Corporate Christmas Party @ TAL Head Office, Sydney CBD

Andrew and I wanted to write and thank you for performing at our wedding. We really appreciated your flexibility at accommodating our requests, and playing John Legend for the entrance song was great! Overall, you created a great atmosphere and ambience that suited the feel and tone of our day perfectly.

Lisa Tarry & Andrew Tracy, Wedding @ Pilu Restaurant, Freshwater

Thanks so much for the beautiful music! We will definitely recommend you for other events. Thanks again.

Anne-Louise Kitt, Cook And Waiter, Corporate Function @ Byron Kennedy Hall, Fox Studios

Great people and great prices. These guys read the room and really make the night a fun one. They are experienced and have a great reputation – it is easy to see why! 5 Stars (Easyweddings Review)

Mark Story & Claire Wilkinson, Wedding @ Deckhouse, Woolwich Dock

The band were as great as they were last time! We really enjoyed it. Thank you so much! I would recommend them to other companies, family or friends for a Jazzy event. The lead singer is amazing, you can see the passion from her beautiful voice! They were all fantastic. I also wanted to know if the band play together at public music venues? [We certainly do!] Thank you.

Hadeel Alamer, Sirona Dental, Corporate Launch @ Company Headquarters, St Leonards

Hi Tom it’s Isaac Esposito. Symone and I just wanted to thank you and the guys for your awesome job last night. The atmosphere was the best and people couldn’t stop commenting on how great you guys were. You were so good to deal with and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. Loved it – thanks! [SMS]

Isaac & Symone Esposito, Wedding @ Doltone House, Sylvania Waters

I recently had the very good fortune to use Sydney Jazz Collective for my birthday celebration at my home. We had 65 guests for dinner to celebrate my 52nd birthday. I found the band to have a very professional approach and a great sound. It was very obvious they had a wealth of experience in keeping up a very good supply of music appropriate to the occasion. The choice of music had many of the guests off their chairs and up on the dance floor, thus contributing to the sense of occasion. The lead singer did a marvellous job delivering the lyrics to different styles of music and impressed everyone at the function. A special mention also to the keyboard player, saxophonist and drummer for their great musicianship. All in all it was a delight to have them at the house performing and entertaining the guests. I have received many cards of thanks, particularly mentioning the band as a highlight of the night.

Sylvia Hrovatin, Birthday Party @ Private Home, Bronte

These guys were amazing. They took our chosen song and sung it perfectly! My only regret is that we didnt organise to have it recorded to listen to later. They can really work a crowd! I dont think my mum has ever danced so much in her life. Thanks guys! 5 Stars (Easyweddings Review)

Nicole & David Forrester, Garden Wedding @ Deckhouse, Woolwich Dock

Just wanted to say thank you very much to Sydney Jazz Collective for the FANTASTIC music on Saturday evening at my 1970’s tennis soirée. Our guests could not keep their feet off the dancefloor and said the music (plus the Moët!) absolutely made it the best party they’ve been to in years. Thank you so so much!

Lucie Clark, Birthday Party @ Private Home, Rose Bay

I saw SJC at a friends wedding and my then fiancé and I danced all night to them. We knew we had to have then at our wedding! They are so much fun and have an amazing sound. The dance was packed all night. 5 Stars (Easyweddings Review)

Monique Tregent, Hunter Valley Wedding @ Peppers Convent, Pokolbin

Thank you so much for the brilliant music you provided for us last Saturday at the Park Hyatt! Everyone commented on how good the performance was, and my Nan was over the moon with your rendition of Begin the Beguine. If we have another event in Sydney, or know someone who is, we will definitely contact you again. Thanks again.

Ben Mather, Grandmother’s 90th Birthday @ Park Hyatt, Sydney

The band was fabulous, performing high quality music which integrated perfectly with the other elements of the evening. We were thrilled by the number of guests who came up to us after the event to express their appreciation of the music. Thanks again for a totally professional service.

Tony McClelland, Rotary Annual Dinner @ Avondale Golf Club, Pymble

We were so thrilled with the band on the night and really couldn’t have asked for anything more. The song choice was great which kept everyone up on the dance floor! and they did a great performance of our wedding song! The music during the drinks ensured the night got off to a great start and the music during dinner provided the perfect atmosphere while still allowing people to chat. Please pass on our thanks to the entire band. We really did have a spectacular night!

Kate Treloar & Douglas Martin, Wedding @ Royal Sydney Golf Club, Rose Bay

Both myself and all our guests thoroughly enjoyed the music and it was very appropriate as it enhanced the mood and really complimented the family event.

Suresh Menon, Family Function @ Sydney Park Hyatt, The Rocks

Benn & I would just love to say how much we enjoyed the band’s performance! We will definitely be hiring the band again for more special events in the future. After the wedding, so many guests that were in attendance, complimented us on choosing such great entertainment for the night. And so many said how fun and great the band was. The Sydney Jazz Collective did a fantastic job at our wedding and we will certainly be referring them to any future events for ourselves, or family and friends that need entertainment. Once again, we thank you for doing such an amazing job. Kindest Regards.

Courtney & Benn Harper, Wedding @ Eschol Park House

We were so lucky to have the Sydney Jazz Collective play at our wedding. From beginning to end the team’s professionalism was incredible! As I walked down the aisle I knew our duo were going to be amazing! Needless to say they were a hit with the crowd. Jo and Charlie were absolutely amazing! The music selection was perfect for our venue, and we found ourselves just enjoying our favourite tunes. I only wish we had more time to express our gratitude to the band, so I’d like to say a BIG thank you! Thank you once again for joining us on our special day! We will definitely be recommending you guys in the future!

Angelica Ordonez & Carlos Cardenas, Wedding @ Jonahs Restaurant, Palm Beach

We had a wonderful day at our wedding and we really couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. We thought band were absolutely fantastic and everyone that attended our wedding commented on how great they thought the band was too. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to family and friends for the future. Will be in touch again.

Hayley Cotterill, Wedding @ Bathers Pavilion, Mosman

I have to say BIG thank you to the Jazz Collective. They guys were super stars… such a pleasure to chat to, best sense of humour and the tunes were amazing. Will definitely recommend to all.

Eddie Mendez, Surprise Marriage Proposal @ Palm Beach

What a fantastic thrill it was to have Sydney Jazz Collective play in our home for my 60th. The music was superb. Our favourite Jazz and Soul standards were all beautifully played and the vocalist was stunning. It was such a great party thanks to the band! Kind regards.

Trisha Heaton, Birthday Party @ Private Home

Thank you so much for the wonderful music on Saturday! It was definitely integral in creating the wonderful ambience of the evening. I was delighted when they played my request too, and they were so easy-going and professional about everything.

Tess Bennetts, Student Masquerade Ball @ Australia Museum, Sydney

We could not have been happier with the band 🙂 Thanks again.

Regina Emerzidis, Christening Reception @ Dedes Rowing Club, Abbotsford

Hi Tom, I’d like to thank you and your band for performing at our wedding last Sunday. I thoroughly enjoyed your performance and I hope you had as much fun as we did!

Lisa Chan & Kevin Liu, Wedding @ Kam Fook Seafood Restaurant, Bondi Junction

The evening went really well and we were very happy with the service and music! I’ll keep you contacts details on file for future events that we may be holding in Sydney. Thanks again and have a lovely Christmas.

Katie Finlay, Hotel Kurrajong Relaunch @ Button Bar, Surry Hills

The music was great and we all enjoyed the Christmas Party with the Christmas and Jazz music, especially in the kids’ gift presentation section, the band played some Christmas songs which really enriched the atmosphere in the party.

Joyce Wong, ACIC Christmas Lunch @ Park Hyatt, Sydney

I wanted to send you a note to say thank you so much for everything. It was so great working with you and the team – you made life very easy for us in the lead up and nothing was a problem. Loved the male vocalist roaming through our guests singing – it was a highlight! We have had some great feedback and will definitely pass on your contact details as well as work with you again. Many thanks.

Natalie Butler, Universal Sony Home Entertainment Event @ State Theatre, Sydney

To say that the Sydney Jazz Collective are superb just doesn’t seem enough! Having grown up playing multiple musical instruments from a young age, music has always been an important part of my life and due to this, was going to be an important part of our wedding. From the moment I saw the Sydney Jazz Collective website, I knew they were the band for our wedding. They came as a recommendation from the restaurant where we were getting married and were the only band we looked at in the end. We didn’t need to look anywhere else and they were just perfect. There is nothing I could fault, from the website with the live recordings, to the communication with the band and the organisation for the day. They were very professional and friendly, and so easy to deal with. I didn’t feel the need to guide them with what songs we wanted them to play, they just seemed to know exactly what we wanted and helped set the atmosphere that we wanted for our wedding. We had so much wonderful feedback from our guests of how fantastic the band was. The only complaint we had was that as Sydney had had the first sunny day in over a month, our guests were torn between being outside on the balcony lapping up the sunshine with the incredible view, or being inside dancing away to the band. I have no hesitation in recommending the Sydney Jazz Collective, and can’t thank them enough for bringing that extra special something to our special day.

Hayley & Warwick Cotterill, Wedding @ Bathers Pavilion, Balmoral

Just wanted to compliment you on your work last night. The tone of the music was just right. I know that you added an extra touch of class to the evening. Thanks for all your work.

Brenda Borg, Novartis Healthcare Christmas Party @ Park Hyatt, Sydney

I would like to thank the band for doing such a good job at our recent wedding. The music was of an excellent quality, and the band members were very nice people to have with us during the evening.

David Patch, Wedding @ Vaucluse Yacht Club, Watsons Bay

Sydney Jazz Collective played some great tunes to keep our guests entertained throughout our wedding. Our guests gave us only positive feedback about the music. Thanks again!

Nirosini Kandasamy & Dinesh, Wedding Ceremony @ Mulgoa Valley Receptions

The band did a stunning job on the day. From their accommodation of our 2 songs which we requested, to reading the mood of the room and playing some really good tunes, a fantastic evening was had. Will definitely recommend to others and keep you guys in mind for future events!! Thank you very much.

Abigail Hopkins, Wedding @ Bathers’ Pavilion, Balmoral Beach

Everything went really well and the band was great! They were extremely professional and really added another level of atmosphere to the event.

Amee Miranda, Corporate Box Entertainment @ 2015 Asia Cup Soccer Final, ANZ Stadium

We have to thank you! Your band’s performance at our wedding was great. They really helped set the mood perfectly in the way we had hoped for. Best regards from Geneva.

Frances & Jonas Voon, Wedding Ceremony @ Harbour View Lawn, Gunners Barracks, Mosman

Just a quick email to say thanks! Very happy with every aspect of SJC. Would defiantly recommend you guys.

Justin Barton, Wedding @ The Deckhouse, Woolwich

The band was awesome! So many of our guests have asked since our wedding day for the details… The music was fantastic. Jo and the team were lovely to deal with on the night and really went out of their way to make things work out brilliantly (esp. as our day had to be rearranged on the fly due to weather).

Lachlan James & Claudia Kaye, Wedding @ Simmer on the Bay, Dawes Point

I was so delighted that my bridal waltz was to That’s All played by Jazz Collective. Keep hearing from family and friends how amazing the singer was as she has such a beautiful strong voice and the band brought such class and elegance to the atmosphere. I heard Jazz Collective 5 yrs ago at a friend’s wedding and was so impressed back than and still am today. Thank you for making our day even sweeter by playing for us.

Mira & Kane Williams, Wedding @ Centennial Parklands Restaurant

Fab band sooo helpful in the lead up to our wedding day helped select songs that would suit our day & were completely honest and upfront about the sound and richness of the group (we selected a duo and had listened online to a 4-5 piece band which does sound slightly different). Professional on the day and the sound and songs were perfect, suited the mood exactly!

Catherine Bennett, Wedding @ Gunners Barracks, Mosman

We were really happy with the music and our guests thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance that the band created.

Jennifer Reeves, ANZGOSA Medical Dinner @ Sydney Opera House Marquee

Hi Tom! Just wanted you to pass on a huge thank you to the band who played at our ball on Saturday night! The music was fantastic and I had so much good feedback. It made for the perfect atmosphere. Thank you so much!

Rachel Kalman, RPA Resident Medical Officer Doctor’s Ball @ Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo

Tom and the Sydney Jazz Collective were absolutely fantastic & really know how to make an event swing. They played at our lunchtime wedding and were just great at building a musical landscape for our day. From our first contact to the final number on the day Tom and everyone involved were a pleasure to deal with. I would recommend SJC to anyone looking for a professional fun and talented group of musicians to make your event memorable.

Malcolm & Liz Duncan, Wedding @ Park Hyatt Sydney

The performance at Cardinal Freeman yesterday was absolutely fantastic!!

Stacey Wedlock, Corporate Entertainment @ Ashfield

Really professional. Sounded amazing. You guys knew exactly to do.

Omar Sierra, Wedding @ Hills Lodge Hotel, Castle Hill

Fab job! We’ll have you back anytime!

Gatsby Gala Ball @ The Epping Club

The band was AMAZING. So sexy, so soulful – EXACTLY what I was hoping for and more!

Leigh Woodgate, Corporate Dinner @ Chapman Eastway Head Office, Sydney

I just wanted to pop you a quick message to say thank you for last night. Everyone really enjoyed the music, it brought a great atmosphere into the room and really was excellent. Everything was so smooth and professional, so thanks again.

Anastasia O’Riordan, Corporate Entertainment @ Brooks Brothers, Sydney

Thank you! Your music was a wonderful decoration of our wedding!

Claudio Provenzale, Wedding @ Nielsen Park Kiosk, Vaucluse

Please pass on my thanks to the band for the fantastic performance. It really added a sophisticated ambiance to the night. Thanks again.

Samantha Johnson, Corporate Entertainment @ Grand Pavilion, Rosehill Racecourse

Just wanted to say we were very pleased with the performance of Lisa and Gavin last Sunday. The music selection was perfect and they sang/played very well. My 90 year old mum even had a dance with both her grandsons! Thanks for helping us organise it at such short notice.

Michelle Belgiorno, 90th Birthday Party @ Castlecrag

We thought you were great and really got the mood of the evening spot on! Thank you for your work at our wedding.

Maria Panos, Wedding @ Zest, Mosman

Band was fantastic – played all the music we love and were a bunch of great guys. Thanks so much.

Sarah Holey, Wedding @ Bathers Pavilion, Balmoral Beach

You guys were awesome!!!! Thank you so much, killed it!

Sean Miller, Wedding @ North Head, Manly

Fantastic band. Really set the tone for our wedding and guests have been giving non stop praise. Great work!!

Andrea Hissey, Wedding @ Gunners Barracks, Mosman

The band was fantastic, really added great atmosphere to the reception.

Stuart Brown, Wedding @ Phoenix Restaurant, Westfield Parramatta

Many thanks – the band were so professional and everyone commented on how wonderful they were – I am passing on your details to all my guests. You made the reception come to life and an absolute joy for us on our wedding day.

Susan Clifford, Wedding @ Fairmont Resort, Leura

Would just like to thank you guys for being apart of our special day. Although we were not there when you guys were playing, we heard great things from our guests.

Alana De Roma, Wedding @ Sergeants Mess

The guys over the weekend were absolutely charming, great music and lovely to work with. Would definitely recommend them and use them again. Thanks again for contributing to a wonderful event!

Charlotte Baldwin, Corporate Event @ Allianz Stadium

The band created such a great atmosphere and we had the best time dancing at the end of the night!

Christine Hyde Page, Wedding @ Dunbar House, Watsons Bay

I would highly recommend Sydney Jazz Collective. They were one of the best Jazz bands i have heard and very professional. Can’t wait to book them again!

Alana Humphries, Live Music @ Wests Ashfield Leagues Club

Thanks so much to the band that played at our wedding in Mudgee on Saturday!! They were just fantastic, we could not be happier. Jo’s voice blew everyone away and the music selection was just what we wanted – definitely exceeded every expectation we had and will absolutely be recommending them to everyone we know!

Nicola Davy, Wedding @ Pipeclay Pumphouse, Robert Stein Winery, Mudgee

You guys were amazing, well loved by all guests, thank you!

Elisha Kennedy, 50th Anniversary UNSW Institute of Languages @ Scientia Hall, UNSW Kensington Campus

Great music, which created an excellent ambiance for our party.

David Patch, Party @ Bronte

Great music, very classy. Well done as always!

Tim Channon, Corporate Luncheon @ Opera House Marquee

Both the Duo and Quartet worked perfectly. Neilson is just an amazing front man and happy to work in with the changing dynamics of a wedding. 110% happy.

Joanne Gillies, Wedding @ Freshwater Beach SLSC

The band was great adding great atmosphere to the evening and making our Gatsby wedding one of a kind. Thanks to everyone involved.

John-Paul MacCormick, Wedding @ Cell Block Theatre – National Art School, Darlinghurst

Very pleased with the Sydney Jazz Collective Band, they got everyone into the mood. We didn’t have to give them direction, we just let them do their own thing. We received many compliments from our guests on what a great time they had on the dance floor.

Vanessa Geoghegan, Wedding @ Bathers Pavilion, Balmoral Beach

Everyone loved the music! Song selection was perfect and fit in nicely with the mood and tempo of the night.

Peter Richardson, Wedding @ Dunbar House, Watsons Bay

Very happy with the performance & song selection.

Jane Russell, Party @ Rockdale

Great night had by all in no small part thanks to Sydney Jazz Collective!

Rachel Bartholomeusz, Wedding @ Cell Block Theatre, Darlinghurst

Total professionals. By far the easiest event provider we dealt with.

Ben Stack, Charity Function @ Noble Dining Room, Sydney Cricket Ground

Everything was outstanding and our guests absolutely loved the band! It made our night. Thank you!

Justine Hayes, 50th Birthday Party @ Gymea Bay

Thank you for such a fabulous performance on Saturday. We all thoroughly enjoyed listening to the beautiful music and I very much appreciated your professionalism up to and on the day – well done and many thanks!

Jackie Wenck, 50th Birthday Party @ Lindfield

It helped make the evening. The musicians were well presented. We loved how the band fitted in so well with the age range of the guests at the wedding. The vocalist was vibrant. We can’t imagine the event without the band. Thank you very much.

Andy Fowler, Wedding @ Deckhouse, Woolwich

Quite honestly, the band were phenomenal. Not only were they able to organise and perfectly perform 5 different special song requests for our wedding reception entrance, especially in limited time to prepare, but the energy and buzz they gave to the to the room created an electrifying atmosphere through out the night. People all night were commenting on how good they were and how they wanted to hire them for their own functions. Thank you to Sydney Jazz Collective – you really helped bring the night alive and made our wedding just that extra bit more special.

Sophia Kolnar, Wedding @ Sebel Kirkton Park, Pokolbin

A number of the people at the party wanted to know where the musicians came from as they are contemplating their own events. Even employees at the club asked for the contact details …these guys were great!!

Helen O’Connell, 50th Birthday Party @ Dooleys Waterview Club, Silverwater

The trio was brilliant. Exactly the kind of sounds we needed for some Friday lunchtime vibes in the Garden. Cheers for sharing your talent with all of us at Darling Park!

Maya Scheuch, Wear It Purple Day @ Crescent Garden, Darling Park Towers

Brilliant band! Thank you so much!

Claire Baker, Wedding @ ICMS, Manly

Just amazing band, great repertoire, amazing vocals. They were exactly what our party needed and were very professional, on time, just perfect. Everyone wanted your number!

Julia Coorey, 30th Birthday Party @ Lane Cove North

The band was perfect, very professional and well presented. Thank you.

Kirsty Luckins, Wedding @ Inglis Newmarket Stable, Randwick

Thanks so much Sydney Jazz Collective. Everyone at my 40th enjoyed your wonderful live music.

Divya Sachdev, 40th Birthday Party @ Bonnie Doon Golf Club, Pagewood

They were simply superb!!

Steve Richardson, 50th Birthday Party @ Catalina Rose Bay

They were absolutely amazing!!! Professional and fun! Completely made our event that much better.

Alex Coroneo, Wedding @ Vaucluse House, Vaucluse

We had an instrumental quartet play at our lunchtime wedding reception. They helped to create the laid-back atmosphere we were after. They provided great music without being too intrusive. I just wish we’d had more time to sit and listen! Tom and Matt were really helpful in the planning stages and I’d have no hesitation in recommending Sydney Jazz Collective for an event.

Clare Hughes, Wedding @ Public Dining Room, Balmoral Beach

Thought they were fabulous! Extremely professional and great music. Perfect for our Fundraising Dinner.

Jodie Wainwright, Charity Fundraising Event @ Intercontinental, Double Bay

Amazing service, great artists.

Svetlana Kostyuk, Wedding @ Jonah’s Restaurant, Whale Beach

One word: Awesome! We had so much fun (and it looked like the band did, too) – Thank you!

Alexandra Groom, Wedding @ Bistro Molines, Cessnock

You guys did a fantastic job. I thoroughly enjoyed the performance! Thank you!

Clara Chung, Wedding @ Sergeant’s Mess, Chowder Bay

The band was very professional and pitched the right tone of music for the event. I received good feedback from a number of our event attendees.

Paul Holt, Corporate Event @ MCA, Quayside Room

I first heard them play at Liberty Place on my lunch break and instantly loved their music so I gave my business card! We had an acoustic guitarist during our ceremony and the first part of the reception. Ollie was amazing! The music he played was perfect for our relaxed beach wedding. He even made his own arrangement for this special song I wanted as I was walking down the aisle it brought me to tears it was magical! Thank you for making our big day absolutely perfect!

Michelle Bernardo, Wedding @ Watsons Bay Hotel, Watsons Bay

Very friendly staff, beautiful music, created a great atmosphere.

Mandy Salib, Wedding @ Oatlands House, Oatlands

The guys were brilliant at our event.

Cheryl Hurnall, Corporate Event @ The Mint, Sydney

Very professional and a pleasure to work with. I am always recommending you guys when the situation arises or I am asked to recommend live music. Thanks again!

Rebeka Marosszeky, Party @ Randwick

Thank you! The band was great. Perfect for our event.

Jessica Hannaford, Corporate Event @ The Island, Sydney Harbour

We were blown away by how amazing Sydney Jazz Collective were at our wedding – thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! People are still talking about how great the music was and how lovely the people in the band were – including our other suppliers. What struck everyone was how they balanced the cool sophisticated sound of jazz with the latest music (Daft Punk!) and kept the dance floor full all night. Massive crowd pleaser – we never even got to serve our sticky wine as no-one was left at the tables. Even my 87 yr old uncle ditched his walking frame for a boogie! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Esther Pedersen, Wedding @ Bunnamagoo Estate, Mudgee

Very reliable. Great music. Thank you.

Michelle Beattie, Corporate Event @ Quay, Sydney

All the guests raved about how great the Sydney Jazz Collective was and are still talking about you a month after the wedding.

Jacqui Hyne, Wedding @ Q Station, Manly

They were great and surprised me with a song request that I thought they could not do. They were setup on time and were lovely to all of our guests. Overall great comments throughout the day and definitely a great choice. Thanks guys!

Michael Ullio, Wedding @ Gunners Barracks, Mosman

Very professional, easy to work with, and outstanding musicians. 10/10 would recommend.

Ryan Thomas, Corporate Event @ Berkshire Hathaway, Sydney

The music was really good, great choice of songs, not too loud, and created an wonderful atmosphere and backdrop for our celebration. We had many comments from our friends attending on how good the band was. It was just perfect and I wouldn’t hesitate to use the Sydney Jazz Collective again.

Mark Allaby, 50th Birthday Party @ Roseville Chase

Fab job! We’ll have you back anytime!

Victoria Louis, Member Entertainment @ The Epping Club, Epping

Fab band, sooo helpful in the lead up to our wedding day helped select songs that would suit our day and were completely honest and upfront about the sound and richness of the group (we selected a duo and had listened online to a 4-5 piece band which does sound slightly different). Professional on the day and the sound and song was perfect, suited the mood exactly.

Catherine Bennett, Wedding @ Gunners Barracks, Mosman

Sydney Jazz Collective were a great fit for our Winter Blues and Jazz Festival.

Kellie Purcell, Public Entertainment @ Memorial Park, The Entrance

Just wanted to say thank you to Sydney Jazz Collective for performing at our wedding. Unfortunately we personally didn’t get to hear too much of your wonderful playing but our guests thoroughly enjoyed the show and wouldn’t stop raving to us about your performance!

Sanjay Hettige, Wedding @ Sergeants Mess, Mosman

My new husband and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for providing us with the best band we could have asked for our big day. They were brilliant and had everyone up and dancing the whole time as well. It was also fantastic how we were able to dance our wedding waltz to the live band, even though we had no practice with them (except for 3min before doors) and had to slow the tempo down – it worked out beautifully! You all should be commended on how easily and professional you are to work with, and the band were very flexible with timing on the night (we had a lot of things happening that required them to not stick to the standard 45min sets – so a big thank you to them for this!). Even though it’s been almost 6 weeks since the wedding, we are still getting feedback from our guests on how great a day it was and in particular the music. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you again and we look forward to using you again in the future for a big celebration!

Scott & Nina Bowern, Wedding @ The Tea Room, QVB Sydney

The dance floor was full the whole night and that is exactly what we wanted, one big party. We requested some songs and left the rest up to them. The band moved the night along and all our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves. They made sure to play music for all age groups so everyone could equally get involved and relate. Highly recommended.

Kate McCullough, Wedding @ Gerringong Surf Club, Gerringong

Sydney Jazz Collective Band were faultless, they delivered above and beyond. They were part the great things that happened. We gave them a small brief and they certainly delivered, even learning a song for us and playing any of our guests requests. We hired the band for the whole day starting with two musicians and then expanded to five for the evening which lifted the volume and started the party. They made it easy and we received so many great reviews from our guests.

Bradley Field, Wedding @ Freshwater Beach SLSC, Freshwater

What can I say, the Band were perfect for my Great Gatsby event. I had many comments from my family and friends. They even adjusted their keys to some songs to make my 13 year old daughter sound great when she sang her 3 songs. Thanks so much I could not have asked for anything better, the band was magical and they made my night. Thank you.

Maria Stavrianos, 50th Birthday Party @ Hunters Hill Club, Hunters Hill

To the Sydney Jazz Collective, Thank you so much for performing at our wedding and for entertaining our guests all afternoon and night! We enjoyed the most perfect evening with you – the music was terrific. We are so thrilled we booked your services. So many of our guests are still raving about you! With gratitude and fond memories.

Mia and Phillip Joseph, Wedding @ Sergeants Mess

Excellent customer service. The music was fantastic. Thank you.

Heather Rodriguez, Event @ Government House

Just a quick email to let you know that the band’s performance on Saturday night was fantastic. We had great feedback overall on the event and specifically on the Sydney Jazz Collective band. We will definitely recommend you to others and will contact you again if we organise another event with live music.

Laure Bailly, Corporate Event @ Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rocks