Why hire Chuck Braman Jazz Groups?
View professionally produced videos of my groups featuring piano, guitar, vibraphone, saxophone, or female vocal as the lead instrument depending on your preference. Each group has its own unique personnel, style and repertoire, and is comprised of great New York City jazz musicians who have performed together under my leadership for many years. Our music serves an ambient function extremely well, but it is not ambient music; it is real jazz that will compliment your event perfectly. In addition to providing great music, my groups always arrive early, start on time, and match our volume level, attire, and energy level to the venue we are performing in and the occasion we are performing for.
Are you looking for a real working jazz group that can also play private events expertly? Then visit my website, NYCJazz.com, to quickly see and hear professionally-produced videos of all of my groups. These videos take all of the risk and guesswork out of choosing a band for your event, in that you can literally see and hear exactly what I have to offer, which is the best jazz musicians in New York City organized into real working jazz groups in a variety of instrumentations and styles. Then give me a call and I'll work together with you to best accommodate your particular needs in order to make your event a complete success.
A FEW VENUES WHERE WE'VE PERFORMED:
The Ritz Carlton, The Harold Pratt Mansion & Peterson Hall, USS Intrepid, Tribeca Grand Hotel, The Atlantica Yacht, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Water’s Edge Restaurant, Alger House in the Village, Gotham Hall, Manhattan Penthouse, New York Botanical Gardens, The Harmonie Club, Blue Hill at Stone Barnes, Sofitel New York, The Waldorf Astoria, New York Yacht Club, Bryant Park Grill, Hotel On Rivington, The Javits Center, The Museum of Modern Art, The Central Park Zoo, The Rainbow Room, The Heights Casino, Del Posto Ristorante, The Pierre Hotel, City Hall Restaurant, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
Like many groups on this site, we are able to play any of the thousands of "great American songbook" standards from composers such as George Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, and Antonio Carlos Jobim. In addition, each of my groups has its own unique repertoire of more challenging and less common music that is custom-tailored to its particular style.
SAMPLE THANK YOU NOTES FROM PREVIOUS CLIENTS:
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding and helping in making it such a beautiful event.
When we were looking for music for our event, we were disappointed to meet with "professional" music producers who offer "jazz bands" which are so remote from the spirit of jazz. So we were looking for something better. The other choice was to try and speak with some performers at a Jazz club and see whether they could come. The risk was, however, that one never really knows how well such players would adjust to a wedding event, that requires not only a great vibe, but also someone who is reliable, attentive to details, and respectful of the occasion.
When we saw your website we knew immediately we came to the right place. The site gives a very clear view of the options one has, the quality of the music and seriousness in which you take this project. The preparations for the event were great - everything went smooth, and we were happy to see you arriving at the place prior to the event in order to make sure you understand everything. At the same time, the band adjusted itself to the place, its acoustic and vibe and allowed those who wanted to, to listen to a very high level of performance, while others - who wanted to speak with their friends at the table - could still do so without feeling overwhelmed by the music. Most importantly, the music was fabulous.
In short - a great experience which we highly recommend those who'd like to celebrate an event with a wonderful balance of real jazz, and the elegance and high seamless performance that an event such as a wedding entails.
We'd be happy to recommend you to anyone. Feel free to put such inquirers in touch with us via my email.
Diana and David
Hi Chuck! Thanks again for last night. You and the guys were wonderful, so easy to work with and of course sounded great!
I have been meaning to write this note forever. I just wanted to let you know that our wedding was incredible and your music was a big part making it such a special event. Thank you so much for setting the mode for the event and putting on a great show. Our guests loved you guys and we will certainly pass your name on to friends and family.
Gerald and Jenifer
The casino night was such great fun! Every one of the members who went said they had a terrific time. We want to thank you for your contribution in making the event a great success!! Please extend our thanks to your band members.
Simon J. Russell
The Heights Casino
I would just like to thank you for making my husband's 40th Birthday so memorable. You know exactly what type of music selections to play and created the perfect mood and setting. The sound and acoustics were perfect for the room, which many commented on. All of our guests had such a wonderful time and said your band was "the perfect choice." We were so happy how the party turned out and you were a big part of that. Thanks again!
Richard & Jennifer
Esther and I wanted to thank you for the great performance of your jazz band during our wedding reception. The quality of the music and the flexibility you demonstrated helped to make the reception extremely memorable.
Your music created the ambiance we were seeking, and (based on the feedback we received) everyone truly enjoyed the listening to the classy riffs during the cocktail hour and dinner- We wish you and your bands continued success in the future.
I loved our wedding. And my husband loved our wedding. The guests loved our wedding, my Mom loved our wedding (imagine that) and Trixie, my Pup of Honor, loved our wedding.
It was exactly as I pictured it… yet nothing I could have ever imagined. It was a dreamy, wonderful, laid-back, stylish and “cool” Saturday afternoon. You and your band provided the perfect soundtrack to the most perfect day – the smooth jazz classics and songbook standards were exactly what Steve and I envisioned.
Thank you for your enthusiasm and patience the weeks leading up to the wedding. I enjoyed chatting with you about music, in general and specifically as it pertained to our wedding. Oh, and thank you for the cool, jazzy Hava Nagila. My mom wanted to hora… and you guys accommodated so sweetly. I hope to have the opportunity to hear you all again sometime. You are all incredibly talented.
What a delight it was to have your Quintet perform at the Garden yesterday! Please thank the group for a phenomenal performance. Please do keep in touch as I would love to have you back (on a "non-blizzard" day). Have a terrific holiday season and a musical, create, and fun New Year!
Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
To Whom it May Concern:
B.R. Guest has been enjoying the musicianship of Chuck Braman for a period of over 5 years. Chuck Braman has always shown the utmost professionalism and tact while also providing progressive yet listenable jazz for our customers. I hope to continue working with Chuck for as long as he permits and I also have chosen to recommend Chuck Braman for any special parties that I get for the same reasons listed above; professionalism and musicianship.
B.R. Guest, Inc.
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