About TheBand

“It don’t mean a thing, if it ain’t got that swing..” Duke Ellington – this is pretty much the motto of the Bazkatz
The Bazkatz perform with commitment and passion for what they do – something which will turn your event into something out of the ordinary.
The Katz are generally:- Barry Sutton on drums/percussion/vocals/harmonica, Sam Pace on keyboards/accordion/vocals, Joe Howman on Trumpet/Vocals, Dan Ford on Sax, Mark Pradella on Clarinet and Sax, John Nagy on Flute/Sax, Wayne Moore on trombone/vocals, , Phil Jack and Bryan Pearson on Acoustic Bass/Electric Bass, Greg Stroud on Guitar/Banjo,  + more.

The Bazkatz play in various configurations – Duo to 6-piece band. We can also operate as a roving band – including accordion, trombone, sax, cocktail snare drum, banjo and more.

The Bazkatz are a mix of some of Brisbane’s legendary and still swingin’ musicians. These guys have been entertaining with Jazz for many years and bring their special blend of experience and love for the music they play to their audience.

There are always musicians available to cover any jazz-orientated gig. The Bazkatz are named after our drummer, Barry Sutton. Barry has had a fabulous career as a drummer and Latin Percussionist in Australia and overseas, with the likes of Bette Midler, Billy Preston, Trini Lopez, Sammy Davis Jnr and others.

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Why Us

The Perfect Band for Swing, Rhythm & Blues, Latin, Dixie, Trad, & Continental Style

Duo to 6-piece Band available
Bazkatz will entertain your guests with superb Jazz stylings from the 1920s and onwards….just for listening or up on the dance floor – you can trust the Bazkatz to deliver a good time!

Legendary Musicians with over 30 yrs experience

Roving Bands Available

Swingin' Jazz Specialists

From a Duo to a Sextet

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