City Jazz

City Jazz is a highly experienced Wellington band that plays a fun mixture of Dixie, Swing and Rock 'n' Roll. We can start the evening off with quiet background jazz or perhaps create a Great Gatsby vibe. Later, we can break into the rock 'n' roll for dancing.


Thanks City Jazz. You were perfect for our wedding party. The quieter, easy background jazz tunes at the start meant we could talk and eat, then the early Eagles and Neil Diamond (perfect for those of us who were young marrieds in the 60s) had us all up dancing and singing along, and you finished with a few ballroom favourites. A complete evenings entertainment, exactly what we asked for. Weve had so many positive comments from guests – everyone had a great time. Thanks again.

John Bonallack
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City Jazz was formed in 2000. The band is highly experienced, having played countless concerts in the Wellington region and further afield. We play jazz clubs, weddings, birthday parties, etc. We are a regular act at the Napier Art Deco weekend each year.

The band features top-quality musicians who love to play, sing and entertain!


The band is versatile. If you have a particular song you want us to play, let us know beforehand and we'll learn it for the night.

Setlist

  • JAZZ
  • At the Jazz Band Ball Dixie jazz
  • Hello, Dolly! Louis Armstrong
  • Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue Dixie jazz
  • A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square Glenn Miller
  • Duke's Place Duke Ellington
  • Roses of Picardy Dixie jazz
  • Basie Blues Count Basie
  • When the Saints Go Marching In Louis Armstrong
  • Rocking Chair Hoagy Carmichael
  • Caravan Duke Ellington
  • Midnight in Moscow Kenny Ball
  • Sweet Georgia Brown Dixie jazz
  • Mood Indigo Duke Ellington
  • Jazz-Me Blues Dixie jazz
  • Fever Peggy Lee
  • When I'm 64 The Beatles
  • Muskrat Ramble Louis Armstrong
  • Petite Fleur Sidney Bechet
  • Basin St Blues Louis Armstrong
  • Margie Dixie jazz
  • Charleston Dixie jazz
  • Chicago Dixie jazz
  • St Louis Blues Dixie jazz
  • Blue and Sentimental Count Basie
  • Sent for You Yesterday Count Basie
  • Good Morning Blues Count Basie
  • Royal Flush Count Basie
  • Come Fly With Me Frank Sinatra
  • Take the A Train Duke Ellington
  • American Patrol Glenn Miller
  • Tin Roof Blues Dixie jazz
  • Clarinet Marmalade Dixie jazz
  • Doctor Jazz Dixie jazz
  • Honey Pie The Beatles
  • Blue Moon Dixie jazz
  • Who's Sorry Now Dixie jazz
  • High Society Dixie jazz
  • Satin Doll Duke Ellington
  • Royal Garden Blues Dixie jazz
  • Black Bottom of the Swanee River Dixie jazz
  • The Varsity Drag Dixie jazz
  • It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got that Swing) Duke Ellington
  • Ja-Da Dixie jazz
  • Ain't She Sweet Dixie jazz
  • Red, Red Robin Dixie jazz
  • Side By Side Dixie jazz
  • Same Old Love Dixie jazz
  • Save it, Pretty Mama Dixie jazz
  • Candy Lips Dixie jazz
  • Minnie the Moocher Cab Calloway
  • On the Street Where You Live My Fair Lady
  • When the Levee Breaks Memphis Minnie
  • Jeeves and Wooster TV theme
  • Over the Rainbow Dixie jazz
  • Stranger on the Shore Acker Bilk
  • Give It Up Dixie jazz
  • Won't You Come Home, Bill Bailey? Louis Armstrong
  • Crazy Willie Nelson
  • ROCK 'N' ROLL
  • You're Sixteen Ringo Starr
  • Can't Buy Me Love Beatles
  • Dancing Queen Abba
  • Stray Cat Strut Stray Cats
  • Dream Lover Bobby Darin
  • Satisfaction Rolling Stones
  • Tequila The Champs
  • Rock Around the Clock Bill Haley
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
  • Sultans of Swing Dire Straits
  • Sloop John B Beach Boys
  • Crocodile Rock Elton John
  • Blue Suede Shoes Elvis Presley
  • Moondance Van Morrison
  • Save The Last Dance For Me Ben E. King
  • Route 66 Rolling Stones
  • Islands in the Stream Bee Gees
  • Love is in the Air John Paul Young
  • Something Stupid Robbie Williams
  • Louie Louie The Kingsmen
  • Twist and Shout The Beatles
  • Maggie May Rod Stewart
  • I Only Want to Be with You Dusty Springfield
  • Things Robbie Williams
  • Waterloo Abba
  • Fun, Fun, Fun Beach Boys
  • Pink Panther Movie theme
  • Weather With You Crowded House
  • Just the Way You Are Billy Joel
  • Daniel Elton John
  • By the Time I Get to Phoenix Glen Campbell
  • Stand By Me Ben E. King
  • Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head Movie theme
  • LATIN
  • Don't Cry For Me, Argentina Evita
  • Tea For Two Various
  • Spanish Eyes Various
  • The Girl From Ipanema Various
  • Desafinado Various
  • South of the Border Various
  • WALTZES
  • Edelweiss The Sound of Music
  • Moon River Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • Someday I'll Find You Noel Coward
  • Could I Have This Dance for the Rest of My Life? Anne Murray
  • After the Ball Various
  • OTHER
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer  Xmas
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas Xmas
  • Jingle Bells Xmas
  • White Christmas Xmas
  • Scotland the Brave Scots
  • Danny Boy Irish
  • Men of Harlech Welsh

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Thanks City Jazz. You were perfect for our wedding party. The quieter, easy background jazz tunes at the start meant we could talk and eat, then the early Eagles and Neil Diamond (perfect for those of us who were young marrieds in the 60s) had us all up dancing and singing along, and you finished with a few ballroom favourites. A complete evenings entertainment, exactly what we asked for. Weve had so many positive comments from guests – everyone had a great time. Thanks again.
John Bonallack
09/11/2017
My wife and I had our wedding anniversary party with family and friends recently. We were lucky enough to have the City Jazz team for the night. They were fantastic - soft background music when needed, and a great repertoire of jazz and rock and roll. There were guests up and dancing who hadn't done so for years! The night was a great success and we put a lot of that down to the band. We heartily recommend them to liven up any occasion.
Don Craig
27/09/2017
You cant ask for more when your audience is left happy and wanting the concert not to stop! City Jazz's programme of Jazz and of Rock 'n' Roll played at Old St Pauls was clever and fun-filled. Come again, City Jazz, you added a sparkle to our lunchtime concert programme!
Marie
31/07/2017

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