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If you’re looking for an Amica Jazz event for hire, book this incredible, unique partnership for your special day. Socialise and sip your cocktail while enjoying a cohesive repertoire of jazz, Latin, and contemporary classics performed on the piano and bass with sparkling vocals. These talented musicians for hire help to create a luxurious, lively atmosphere for any event. In our 17th year we are one of Brisbane’s most enduring performing artists.

Piano and Vocals By Ms Kathy Sander

Ms Kathy Sander is a professional pianist and vocalist, providing entertainment throughout Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane since she was 17. Some highlights of her career include studying with Brachi Tilles, performing for royalty and government dignitaries, and backing Frank Sinatra, Liberace, and Dionne Warwick. Kathy currently works as a freelance musician. She is an associate artist at the Queensland Conservatorium, an accompanist, and a private theory and piano teacher at Brisbane Grammar School, and Brisbane Girls Grammar School, previously at the Stuartholme School. Kathy brings a unique style to our bands for hire with her subtle vocals and substantial piano expertise.

Bass and Vocals By Mr Bryan Pearson

Mr Bryan Pearson is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, born and educated in the United Kingdom. His grand achievements include performing and recording with the Tommy Watt Orchestra and touring the world aboard P & O Passenger Liners with Hubert Warren Orchestras. He has also backed many stars, including Les Dawson, Tommy Cooper, Eric Idle, and the King’s Singers. Bryan continues to thrive in his career as both a freelance musician and a Multi-Instrumental Music Specialist Teacher for Education Queensland. His dulcet tones add a very special and unique sound to Amica – the blend of vocals between Bryan and Kathy lend themselves to all sorts of gigs in town.

If you’re looking for an Amica Jazz event for hire, Kathy and Bryan are the best musicians for hire available to provide you with gorgeous music for your event. 


These top musicians have been called on to entertain as some of Queenslands’ top events.  This includes the Governors’ Christmas Reception and the annual QUT Business Awards held at the Convention Centre. Latest work has taken Amica Jazz Duo to The Emporium Hotel South Bank, Customs House, the United Services Club, Old Government House, Stamford Plaza and Marriott Hotels in Brisbane, the Kookaburra Queen Jazz Lunch,  and the Q1 and Hilton Hotels on the Gold Coast.

Our cocktail jazz band duo is ideal for events – large or small – that require a touch of elegance and energy. Watch the room light up when the Amica Jazz Duo begins to play, filling the evening with a lively, electric energy that will stimulate your guests. Each soft yet dynamic arrangement is fun enough to dance to while providing a relaxed environment for casual and professional socialising. Our Amica jazz events for hire are ideal for any celebration, including corporate, holiday, birthday, fundraisers, and weddings. If you are looking for a different kind of music for your event, browse other talented bands for hire.

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Why Us

Over the past 17 years, our musicians for hire have been providing quality, professional entertainment in Southeast Queensland and Northern New South Wales. We are happy to work with you to adjust the setlist to properly suit your preferences. We use a high-quality Bose sound system and will bring our own keyboard if there is no piano at the venue. We also offer cost-effective packages that enable our jazz band to pair with another Mood Music Musicians group or DJ to provide entertainment for your entire night.

With extensive experience as professional musicians, in the Classical, Jazz, and Commercial music scene, Bryan and Kathy have put together a very special combination of genres. Covering the Swing Era, classic Jazz standards,  Foxtrots and Tangos, latin grooves from Brazil and Cuba, the great American Songbook, Continental Music from Italy, France, Germany, Spain – through to popular songs from all eras. Performing old school rock and pop is a speciality – think Billy Joel, Sting, Beatles!

Amica Jazz Duo have increased their repertoire and now include contemporary songs suitable to our style – we particularly like Adele, Harry Styles and Coldplay, and happy to learn special requests if required. Please refer to our FAQs for more information on this. Grand Piano and Upright Bass add that special touch to your event. If the venue requires it, we are pleased to bring our own keyboard and electric bass. Amica Jazz Duo sound is professionally realised by our Bose Sound System and is all inclusive in the quote.

Wedding Packages – cover the whole event

Grand Piano and Double Bass

Electric Keyboard and Electric Bass

All Venues – Big or Small

Experienced & Professional

Instrumentals and Vocals

Duo or Trio with Sax available


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