Viva the Band
jazz band for hire at reasonable rates in Sydney, Newcastle, The Central Coast, Hunter Valley, Wollongong and Bowral

Jazz musicians, jazz bands and entertainment for hire for functions, wedding receptions, parties and anniversaries, contact information

Jazz bands that are available at Sydney, Central Coast Newcastle, Pokolbin, The Hunter Valley, Bowral, Southern Highlands and Wollongong areas

The Viva bands are prominent on this site, they provide a alternative to brass jazz bands and perform at most jazz Festivals and Jazz venues in NSW. The bands repertoire extends beyond just Jazz with eclectic European styled Jazz, French, Spanish, Latin and Cuban music

Our very good friend Don Burrows

Don Burrows

live jazz music

Jazz bands that regularly perform throughout Europe

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A poster in San Marco Piazza, Venice whilst we were on our tour of Europe

jazz in Venice

Martin Taylor, guitarist in Sydney

Sydney musicians with Martin Taylor

(photo) Martin Taylor at Avalon with Peter and Marie from Viva the band (duo)

Martin Taylor is performing a series of concerts throughout Australia in March, his daughter in law Alison Burns is also featured at Martin's shows. We caught up with Martin at our local Avalon RSL and had a pleasant conversation with Martin and his wife, Elizabeth Taylor. Click on the link to Martin Taylor: website

The Viva bands

jazz performance Viva the duo

We play our special music for a diverse number of venues in Sydney, the Hunter Valley, Central Coast, Newcastle, Bowral, Mittagong and Wollongong

The map (below) shows where we have toured in the world, we also performed over 400 concerts in Vietnam for armed forces

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TOURS: Asia (pre 2005) - Europe 2010 - Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, New Orleans, Mexico 2014

Videos of Music of New Orleans, Music of Argentina, Music of Brazil and music of Cuba have been posted on our : youtube links page

Music for a wedding reception or function

  • Jazz standards, bossa nova's for background or dinner music
  • Swing, bossa nova's tango's for dance music at dinner parties
  • French, Spanish, classic show tunes for a cabaret concert (If required)
  • Jazz, Swing, Latin, Salsa music for up beat dance music at receptions or functions

The Sydney jazz club is at this Link

Jazz and Latin bands for hire in Sydney with links to web sites and contact details

A Band For All Occasions for weddings email web 0417 249 313
Adrian Cunningham Quartet jazz specialists email web
Alex Compton Duo (Bass and Guitar) email web 0425 260 803
A Jazz Affair (for corporate and private events) email web
Avoca Beach Big Band email 0414 318 043
2 cool for jazz weddings 9326 7342
Andrew Oh for Jazz wedding band email 9999 3646
Ben Jones for weddings and functions email 0403 372 620
Blues Point Singers for weddings email web 9386 0682
Bop for jazz wedding receptions email 9716 0496
Brazzof for jazz weddings email web 9319 5193
Barry Leef band for functions email web 9940 0603
Basin Street band for jazz music email 9638 3700
Bennys Boys traditional jazz
Blues Point Jazz and Vocal Group email web 0402 091 081
Carrie Lakin Quintet, a band for weddings
Catherine Hunter Quintet for weddings email 9419 4200
Charlotte Jane string musicians for weddings email 9799 7749
Cotton Club Band jazz band for weddings email 0417 358 173
Cuban Vibes for weddings
Dan Barnett Big Band for functions email web 9960 8992
Darryl Aberhart Octet function band
Delilah and band function entertainment
Di Bird and friends lounge jazz for functions email 0407 935 390
Don Reids Blue Rondo traditional jazz
Down South Quartet traditional jazz
Doug Parkinson high profile vocalist
Errol Buddle Quintet, jazz for functions email
Finis Tasby band for functions
Foreday Riders, traditional jazz band for functions
Funky Doo Das, a bop band for functions email
Galapogas Duck, jazz band for functions email web 4194 930 599
George Nikolopoulos Group email 0410 693 556
Geoff Atchison's Soul Diggers
George Washingmachine Laundromates email web
Greg Poppleton Bakelite Dance Band email web 9519 4195
Grover band email 0414 239 387
Harlem Swing email 0414 318 043
Ian Cooper email web
James Morrison email web 9979 8524
Jan Preston Trio
Jenny Sheard Quartet email 9692 0540
Jeff Dorset email web 9484 0321
Jeff Duff email web
John Harkins Trio
John Morrison email web
Jubilation Choir 9979 7113
Jugalug Swing Band
Kirsten Allison Jazz Band email web 0402 835 035
Leonie Smith email web 9949 5013
Louisiana Shakers email web
Lucinda Peters email 9420 8245
Marie Wilson email 9502 3453
Moondance email web 9584 9698
Monsieur Camembert French, Klezmer, European style Jazz email web
Musique International Jazz, swing, French, European style Jazz email web 9970 6006
New Orleans Wanders
New Wolverine Jazz Orchestra email
Nolan's Groove email
3 Oceans band
Papa Groove email web 0416 275 569
Paul Furniss email 9869 7046
Phycho Zydeco band email web 9716 0162
Rachel Hannan's Little Big Band email web 4757 4613
RAAF Jazz Ensemble email web
Red Hot Papas email 0414 318 043
Sally Street email web 61 414 508 880
Salute to Freddy Hubbard
San Francisco Jazz Band
Sarah J Hyland email web 0425 290 720
Shakedown 0411 216 907
Shirley Smith Soul Explosion email web
Slide McBride email web 9388 9771
Smokey Mary Jazz Band email
Steve Brien email 9557 2760
Steve Clisby band
Straight Up
Susan Gai Dowling email 9663 1106
Swingshift band
Sydney Zenith Band email 9439 3000
Tango Mama email 9386 0682
Taylor Made Jazz email 0411 216 907
The Bogalusa Strutters email
The Capitols email 9388 9771
Janet Seidel Trio email web 9360 5928
The Moods Band email web 9958 0534
Original Otto Orchestra email web
The Ozcats band email
The Lonely Swingers email 4747 2151
Tod Hardy Quintet email
Wayne Kelly Quartet email
Wild Rice band email
The Two Tenors email
Viva the band - quartet for weddings email web 0417 249 313
Viva the duo - accordion, bass, flute and guitar for weddings email web 0417 249 513
Zenith New Orleans Jazz band email

List of bands performing at the Manly food and wine festival 2008

  • Viva the duo
  • Bogalusa Strutters
  • Philharmonix
  • Mimesis
  • Brothers of Oz
  • Errol Renaud and Caribbean Soul
  • Inka Marka

List of Bands and Artists performing at the Newcastle Jazz Festival 2008

  • Viva the band (quartet function specialists)
  • Lee Gunness
  • Paul Griffith Orchestra
  • Cary Bennett and Swing out Band
  • Hendo's Early Roots
  • Dan and Howler Strictly Swingin'
  • Trevor Furner
  • Daryl Aberhart Trio
  • Ben Jones Quartet
  • Sally Street Trio
  • Geoff Bull's Olympia Jazz Band
  • Al Davey's Monstars
  • Dr. John's Double Dose
  • Boots'n'All Jazz band
  • Diana Heather,Tribute to Bessie Smith
  • Jugalug String Band
  • Bob Malone (USA)
  • Stephan Schafer Quartet
  • Jeremony Borthwick Quartet
  • Howler's Cotton club
  • New Orleand Ramblers
  • Short'n' Horny
  • Bob Barnard Quartet
  • Sweeny (Ireland)
  • Monique Lysiak
  • Dave Longo Quartet

Agencies for listings of bands and musicians in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth

  • Melbourne musicians and band listings at Entertain oz web
  • Adelaide musicians and band listings at Dial a Musician Web
  • Brisbane musicians and band listings at EntertainOZ Web
  • Perth musicians and band listings at Entertain Oz Web

Contact details

If you would like to discuss your requirements for a band, please phone me at Sydney (02) 9970 6006. Please note: I am the guitar player in the band, so if we are not at home, please leave a message on our answer machine or email:

list of jazz musicians and bands in Sydney