Looking for a wonderful wedding band for your big day? The Graduates is a professional, inviting and ready-to-hire wedding band in Sydney.


The Graduates is an experienced wedding jazz band that has performed at a range of traditional and contemporary weddings throughout New South Wales.

Our wedding jazz band performances are warm and engaging and can be adapted to suit any type of wedding, whether it’s in a garden, inside a traditional church or at a reception venue.

Our wedding jazz band in Sydney can provide you with:

  • Soft, ambient background music while guests are mingling and conversing
  • Romantic selections for your processional, registry signing and bridal waltz
  • Upbeat Motown and soul dance sets that entice your guests to get up on the dance floor

Why hire our jazz band for your wedding?

Dedicated Approach: We liaise with you and your wedding planners to make sure you are getting exactly what you want for your special day. We pride ourselves on being a friendly, approachable and flexible wedding band, and we are happy to meet with you prior to your wedding.

We Match Your Wedding: As qualified jazz musicians and wedding performers, we know just how vital the right music is for your wedding or event and it’s important to us that we select the best jazz songs and tunes that will complement your wedding style. Just tell us what you’d like to hear from one of the best wedding music bands in the business!

A Range of Jazz Choices: If you have specific songs in mind for your bridal waltz, just ask! Some of our popular requests include ‘At Last’, ‘The Nearness Of You’, ‘Moon River’ and ‘The Way You Look Tonight’.

Technical Equipment: We provide you with all technical gear including our own premium sound system. We set up our equipment and pack down quickly at the end of the night. You are also welcome to use our microphone for speeches and announcements at no extra cost, which is something few other wedding music bands offer.

Our flexibility as a wedding jazz band and our friendly, personalised approach ensures that your special day runs at its smoothest, with dazzling live music to boot.

Wedding Testimonials

“Hi guys! Samir and I just wanted to thank you guys for making our wedding such a special day. Honestly, you guys did such an amazing job – the music was simply brilliant and really set the mood and tone for the day. The music for the ceremony was exactly how we imagined it and got the wedding off to such a great start. You guys really delivered on each track and I think nearly everyone was on the dance floor for most of the songs. Many of our guests have raved how good you guys were and how much they loved the music, which is a huge credit to your ability and talent. We will certainly be passing on your details to any of our friends looking for a wedding band.”

MARISA – Bride

“We cannot thank you guys enough for your performance on Saturday night at our wedding! Mark and I absolutely LOVED you guys and if we could do it all again, we would!! You guys nailed exactly what we were after and I honestly can’t wait to have another event for which we can hire you again!! Thank you, again, for being so accommodating – it really meant a lot to us!!

SARA – Bride

“We just wanted to thank you for your fantastic performance at our wedding reception. The evening was made all the more special because of your professional approach and friendly nature. You are clearly talented musicians who enjoy performing. The music was diverse and you were able to read the party to get everyone on the dance floor. All the guests commented to us how wonderful they thought you were, and we couldn’t agree more! Thanks again.”

AMELIA – Bride

“Thank you so much for the fantastic music at our special day. You exceeded our expectations and everyone on the night was saying how great the band was. Some of our engaged friends even asked for your details which I hope and recommended they contact you too! Also, I don’t know if it was planned or not, but your last song on the night was “New York, New York” which was very special to us as one of the major locations of our honeymoon was New York. That was certainly the icing on the cake for us so to speak.”


“Hi guys, we just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding at Sydney Dance Lounge on March 15th. We were blown away by your talent and we had so many compliments about how well you played and the ambience you created. We loved that there were slow love songs, jazzy songs and then more current upbeat ones like Daft Punk too – so eclectic! We cannot thank you enough too for your rendition of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Dancing in the Dark’ for our exit. It was amazing and made for one very happy groom! Thanks again, we will happily recommend you guys to anyone looking for a band for their event.”

KATE – Bride

“Thanks so much for yesterday! You guys were simply awesome!! The music was fantastic and the atmosphere was more than what we could have asked for! Being a lunch reception, we weren’t expecting anyone to get up and dance but so many people did and sang along!!! A huge thank you to all of you again for being so much fun!!”

CISSY – Bride

“Thank you so much Michael, Marcello and Nic for playing at our wedding!! Not only are you total professionals, you were very reliable, unbelievably easy to work with and understood exactly what we wanted and needed! Thank you for adapting to ad-hoc changes, including last minute song additions. But most importantly, the music and ambience you created shaped a memorable day for Jennifer and I to remember for the rest of our lives!!”

DANIEL – Groom

“Thank you so much to The Graduates for playing at our Engagement Party. They were not only professional and flexible to work with, but they set the scene perfectly for the afternoon. All our guests were in awe of them and we had lots of comments about how great they were! Would highly recommend for any event!”


“I had the pleasure of having The Graduates jazz band perform at our wedding, and I can’t say enough about how incredible they were. From the moment they started playing, they set the perfect tone for our night reception. But what truly stood out was how they made our first dance unforgettable. It made our first dance comfortable and incredibly special. The Graduates are a group of exceptionally talented musicians who clearly have a deep passion for jazz. They made our night one to remember, and we can’t thank them enough for making it so nice!”

TIM – Groom

“Mike and team were absolutely incredible at our wedding event last month. Organisation with The Graduates team prior to the event was seamless – every request was possible, and they were a joy to liaise with. All the guests on the night of the event were raving about the music. It was such an elegant and sophisticated touch to our event, and we would recommend them to everyone!!!”


“The music was amazing, the band played at our wedding and so many guests couldn’t stop complimenting how great the music was. Super professional, would definitely recommend!”

CASSIE – Bride

“The Graduates recently played at our wedding, and we couldn’t be happier! They were professional, sounded amazing, and added a beautiful touch to our wedding that we will never forget. We had so many of our guests comment on how great they were! It was truly important to us to find a great band for our wedding, and they did not disappoint, from pre-dinner drinks to the very end of the night dance floor – they were amazing! Thank you!”

SHELBY – Bride

“The Graduates were the highlight of our wedding reception. Professional, fun and got everyone up dancing (and kept them dancing). We received so many messages today about how much people loved them. Thanks fellas!”

TOM – Groom

“We cannot thank you enough for playing and emceeing at our wedding. Everything was flawless. All our guests commented on how beautiful the music was all night. Thank you for all your suggestions, flexibility and exceptional customer service.”


“The Graduates were an awesome band! Our guests loved the music and even my father (who doesn’t normally like jazz) couldn’t stop raving about them. Definitely recommended.”

SARAH – Bride

“Good band. Thanks for playing at my wedding. Excellent jazz solos. Very skilful and dynamic players that are able to adapt to changing circumstances and requests. A+ would hire again!”

DANIEL – Groom

“The Graduates performed at our wedding and did an amazing job! We had so many guests comment on the band – saying how much they loved the music! Would totally recommend if you are looking for beautiful background music plus a band who will interact with your guests to keep them entertained and excited throughout the event!”

MADDY – Bride

“Great band, they really understood the room and our expectations. We received multiple compliments about how good they were. Well done!”

THOMAS – Groom

“The Graduates performed at our wedding and did an amazing job at creating a relaxed and fun atmosphere with their jazz music. As they are an actual band, the quality of their music is something that other music collectives can’t provide. They are clearly all talented musicians and could play every song we requested, including our bridal waltz song, with perfection. They were professional, flexible to work with and provided helpful recommendations for planning the day. On the wedding day, they were very organised and needed no direction from us, allowing us to focus on enjoying the day and their music.”

IRENE – Bride

“The Graduates played my wedding at the Q Station and every guest I spoke to said how terrific the music was. We booked a quartet and loved the mix of soloing from singing and instruments throughout different jazz styles. The flexibility was terrific, and they played beautifully throughout the evening. Finishing with some upbeat Motown got everyone on the dance floor, so I can’t recommend them enough to anyone looking for a great band for their special night!”

SIMON – Groom

“We had the Graduates perform at our wedding and they were fantastic! Great, fun music which got our guests up and dancing. We were especially impressed when there was an issue with microphone feedback during the bride/groom first dance which we suspect might have come from one of the mics used during speeches (my bad!), but the Graduates kept it together and didn’t miss a beat! Top band!”


“We were lucky enough to have the Graduates perform at our wedding reception at the southern highlands this past weekend and wow – they were absolutely incredible! The soundtrack to the entire evening was classy, fun and perfect! The guys performed multiple sets of jazz standards, Motown classics and modern hits which impressed everyone in attendance without missing a beat. They even let us choose our own songs for the bridal party entrance, first dance and exit song, no questions asked! These guys are friendly, professional and some of the best musicians in Sydney, you will not be disappointed to have them perform at any event! Thank you so much!”


“Perfection! We had The Graduates perform for our wedding at the Museum of Contemporary Art and they were fantastic. I knew we wanted to book The Graduates before we were even engaged but to be sure, I scoured the internet for Sydney bands and after an extensive search, I still came back to them. They were exactly what we were searching for. We had a White Tie dress code and requested old-world jazz, my goodness did they deliver! We had many compliments from guests and vendors asking for the name of the band and how we found them. Not only did they already have an extensive repertoire of old-world jazz (like we wanted) but they also played an acoustic version of our song (Green Eyes by Coldplay) for me to walk down the aisle to and their pianist accompanied me as I sang an Aria by Mozart. I now need to find another event to book them again! Thank you so much, you were wonderful!”


“We had the absolute privilege of having The Graduates perform for our wedding reception at the delightful Restaurant Hubert this week and we couldn’t have been happier. I think pretty much each and every guest made mention of how wonderful the band was and I have to agree. Front and centre entertaining when suitable and perfectly fading into the background when appropriate, every need and expectation we had was met. Couldn’t recommend The Graduates enough for any special function needing talented and timeless entertainment.”

CLINT – Groom

“We had The Graduates bass and keys duo perform at our wedding reception, and loved every minute! They were so professional and reliable and the music set such a great vibe for the afternoon. Would highly recommend!”

SASKIA – Bride

“All of these guys are deadset legends – they were easy to work with, sounded awesome the whole night and probably got more compliments from our guests than for anyone else on the night! If you’re looking for an amazing jazz band to play at your wedding (or any function at all), these are your guys.”

ADRIAN – Groom

“A huge thank you for being a part of such a wonderful weekend at Mona Farm. We had the most amazing time and absolutely loved your music – we and our guests had so much fun dancing! Thanks again…memories to last a lifetime!”

IONA – Bride

“We had an amazing experience with The Graduates, our wedding reception band. They created a delightful mix of classic and pop tunes with a jazzy twist that appealed to guests of all ages. Michael was easy to work with, offering music suggestions and accommodating our special requests. We highly recommend The Graduates to anyone in need of a talented and versatile band…they made our night truly unforgettable!”

ANDREW – Groom

“A heartfelt thank you to The Graduates who made our wedding day absolutely enchanting! Their professionalism, creativity, attention to detail, and unparalleled talent created an ambience that exceeded our wildest dreams. Prior to chatting with Michael, we had spent hours searching through potential entertainment options, and upon hearing The Graduates’ sound – and watching videos of their fantastic performance sets – we knew that they would make a perfect addition to our celebrations. From planning through to the performance, Michael and the team were an absolute pleasure to deal with. The team also accommodated our request for combining a saxophone solo with traditional Middle Eastern drums – which made for a magical entry. Thank you again! I cannot recommend The Graduates enough!”


“We hired The Graduates (full 4-piece) for our wedding held on a Sunday afternoon. We’d attended an exhibition show they had at a CBD bar venue and thought they sounded great, and are happy to say they sounded just as great at the wedding itself. I found Mike and the band professional and very accommodating, particularly as I had additional requests relating to me performing and singing a song on their keyboard. The general theme of our wedding was that of a laid-back, classy, and jazzy Sunday afternoon and The Graduates were key in delivering that ambience. Everything was well-organised and well-executed, and we would recommend The Graduates to anyone looking for a great live jazz band to perform for their wedding. Thanks again Mike and all!”

JAMES – Groom

“The Graduates recently play at our wedding and were absolutely fantastic! They created a relaxed atmosphere and were truly superb on the day. We don’t think our special day would have been the same without the beautiful music played by the team – the vocals, music selection and sound of the band was amazing, and at many points throughout the day, our guests were very complimentary of the group. Michael was responsive and helpful in the lead up and worked with us to create our perfect playlist for both the ceremony and reception. Overall they were highly professional, presentable and had an excellent sound, particularly the vocals! We couldn’t have asked for anything better and would absolutely recommend The Graduates for any special event.”

ALESSI – Bride