Great jazz everytime

Great jazz everytime

The music was absolutely perfect for our evening, all our guests commented on how wonderful you were" - Lisa Godden, Relationship Manager – Premium, Westpac Banking Corporation

Highly experienced

Highly experienced

"The Jazz Professionals delivered exactly what we wanted on the day and were also fantastic to deal with leading up to the event" - Renai Manning, Mark Taylor Club Manager, Cricket NSW

Totally professional

Totally professional

"I’m very grateful to Steve and the Jazz Professionals for their sensitivity and, yes, (as it says in the name) their professionalism. Many, many thanks.” Wendy Harmer, (Broadcaster, author)

Who are The Sydney Jazz Professionals?

A highly skilled and experienced jazz band comprising the finest Sydney jazz musicians.

What make them Sydney’s premiere jazz band?

Great sounding music everytime guaranteed! Expertise at creating the perfect atmosphere at any event. A huge selection of jazz, latin, blues and jive. Background dinner music to upbeat dance tunes. Artists including Frank Sinatra, Chet Baker, Louis Armstrong, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Michael Buble, Harry Connick Jnr, Georgie Fame, etc.

Bandleader Steve Arié both sings and plays saxophone so the band can be instrumental and/or include vocals. The band is available as a duo (vocals/saxophone and guitar or piano) up to a quintet (including double bass, drums and extra horn).

Who is Steve Arié

Sydney Jazz Professionals

Steve Arié is a professional Sydney based multi instrumentalist. After more than 20 years as one of the most in demand double bass players, he has reinvented himself as a quirky vocalist and alto saxophonist with more than a nod to the style of Chet Baker and Paul Desmond. He has performed with countless Australian greats. They include D.I.G., Dale Barlow, Bernie McGann, Ten Part Invention, George Washingmachine, Wanderlust, Pardon Me Boys, Frank Bennett, Martin Plaza and Gyan. He has toured both nationally and internationally. Highlights include two performances at the prestigious Chicago Jazz Festival, The Hothouse Jazz Club Chicago, The Kennedy Centre for Performing Arts (USA), Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland), Ruhrfestspiele (Germany), Queenstown Jazz Festival (New Zealand) and music festivals throughout Australia.

“Recently I hired the Jazz Professionals for a wake and, truly, what a brilliant choice I made! As soon as I walked into the venue to hear the dulcet strains of the trio – some smooth saxophone and soothing vocals – I felt my heart lighten. The boys got the tone of solace and celebration just right. With a wonderfully chosen repertoire of numbers that was enjoyed by all ages, the even became a joyous occasion – not the sombre event it could have been. When the children took to the floor for a twirl or two, it lifted everyone’s spirits. It was just what I was thinking of! I’m very grateful to Steve and the Jazz Professionals for their sensitivity and, yes, (as it says in the name) their professionalism. Many, many thanks.Wendy Harmer, (Broadcaster, author)