The Urban Jazz Collective comprises the finest jazz musicians from Hawkes Bay, who are experts in blending music and performance to create an unforgettable entertainment experience.
With a mix of classic and contemporary hits, the Urban Jazz Collective creates a unique and immersive experience. Their setlist features timeless jazz classics by Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday, alongside Gatsby-style renditions of modern hits by Justin Bieber and Amy Winehouse. By seamlessly merging vintage and modern elements, UJC delivers an exceptional performance every time.
To cater to different occasions, the UJC adapts their lineup, from an intimate trio to an upbeat septet. With talented horn players, keyboardists, and singers, the UJC guarantees a perfect match for any event.
The core members of the Urban Jazz Collective - Justin Lindsay on piano, Matiu Whiting on bass, and David O'Hanlon on percussion - bring a wealth of musical experience to the band. They have performed at numerous jazz festivals, including The Bay of Islands and Wellington Jazz Festivals. They have also toured extensively with various artists, including Craig Adams, Arahi, Jess Atkin, and The Lady Larissa Band.
The Urban Jazz Collective is an excellent choice for corporate events, launch parties, wedding receptions, and cocktail parties.