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Want to book us for your next event but still in the planning stages? Read up on our expert advice, recommendations and tips from Sydney’s best wedding and corporate jazz band The Graduates to make your next event truly spectacular.

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR CHRISTMAS JAZZ!

IN General

BOOK THE GRADUATES FOR YOUR UPCOMING CHRISTMAS EVENT!

 

It’s that time of year again. Christmas is just around the corner and it’s peak season for end-of-year Christmas parties, corporate events and celebrations. While most of our work during the year is performing jazz and Motown/soul repertoire for various private events, we love to bust out jazz carols during the festive season and get into the Christmas spirit. Below are five reasons why booking our Sydney jazz band for your upcoming Christmas event will get your guests singing along to their favourite holiday classics.

 

SWINGING ARRANGEMENTS OF YOUR FAVOURITE CAROLS

It’s well known that most Christmas carols are traditionally performed by a choir as a spiritual. However, over the past century, countless jazz artists have recorded carols in the jazz idiom, made famous by such artists as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Buble and Diana Krall. Likewise, The Graduates have come up with contemporary, swinging arrangements of classic Christmas repertoire such as ‘White Christmas’, ‘Winter Wonderland’ and ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’. You can watch us performing these numbers in our Christmas Promo Video at https://vimeo.com/178872783.

 

CUSTOMISABLE BAND SIZES

Just like with our standard packages, we have a range of different band lineups for performing Christmas repertoire. The classic lineup is the ‘Ellington’ Package featuring the Full Vocal Quartet, however we also offer clients the ‘Sinatra’ Package, the ‘Basie’ Package and the ‘Brubeck’ Package to suit different budgets and requirements. When performing carols, it is recommended to include a vocalist in your selection, however we are also able to perform a limited number of carols without a vocalist. For more information about our band lineups, read our blog post at https://thegraduatesmusic.com.au/wedding-band-options.

 

FLEXIBILITY TO INCLUDE SOUL & POP CHRISTMAS TUNES

Like the sound of jazz carols but want your guests up and dancing as well? We also have a range of classic soul and pop Christmas tunes in our repertoire in addition to our jazz arrangements. Tunes such as ‘This Christmas’ by Donny Hathaway and ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ by Mariah Carey are signature classics in our Christmas repertoire and are sure to get your guests up and dancing at your end-of-year event. Contact us today for a complete song list of our Christmas jazz, soul and pop tunes!

 

EMCEE SERVICE AVAILABLE

We have recently introduced an emcee service provided by our singer, Nic Jeffries, for corporate events, weddings and private functions. Nic is not only a world-class singer, but has also had widespread experience emceeing various functions and events over the years. His most notable appointment to date was hosting the 2014 Soulfest Music Festival at Sydney’s Victoria Park to thousands of attendees. Contact us today for more information on booking Nic as your official emcee for your Christmas event.

 

SMALLER EVENTS TO LARGER OUTDOOR FESTIVALS

No event is too big or small for our Christmas sets. We have performed carols and festive music for a variety of different functions, from corporate events at George Place Sydney, to outdoor community carols events in Wollongong to thousands of people. We are able to provide our own PA for smaller events, or for larger outdoor events, we can work directly with your AV suppliers. We are also able to include additional instrumentation in our lineups, such as an extra vocalist or horn section, should you wish to really blow your guests away!

 

We have truly established ourselves as the premium Sydney jazz band for events and functions throughout greater Sydney. Our Christmas repertoire ensures that we can provide top quality music to draw your guests into the festive spirit and make your end-of-year event an overwhelming success. Bookings always fill up fast at this crazy time of year, so make sure you get in quick! From Sydney’s favourite jazz band, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

Michael Walder (Manager)

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