Jazz It Up

From a corporate extravaganza with a 15 piece orchestral band and MC, to an intimate wedding duo, we can jazz up any event, in the style you’re looking for.

About Us

Jazz It Up performs a diverse and eclectic range of music designed at getting your feet moving and your toes tapping! Music styles include: Jazz, Blues, Latino, Pop, Acoustic Rock & Ballads, Soul, Funk, Rock & Roll, R&B, Motown, Classical, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and Contemporary. This diverse range of material and ability to really entertain a crowd are the reasons why the band has experienced longevity and success both locally and abroad.

“Most importantly, the musical experience and charm of the charismatic and effervescent lead performer Will Metzer really distinguishes this band from others in the industry.” Eddy Stratiotto, Director of Wow Creative.


WillWho’s Will

With an International performance background of over 15 years, Will Metzer has performed in over 40 countries worldwide in festivals, hotels, pubs and clubs. His raspy seductive vocals hint of Sinatra and Harry Connick Jnr whilst providing the vocal dexterity of Elvis, The Beatles, Ray Charles, Nat King Cole and Tom Jones to name a few. This versatile performer makes the audience feel ALIVE once they have had a taste! His extensive early travels provide a cultural and musical attraction which separate him from his counterparts.


Music

Jazz

We can perform popular tunes from: Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Oscar Peterson, John Coltrane, Horace Silver, Wes Montgomery, Monty Alexander, to crooning tunes from the greats like: Tony Benett, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jnr, Andy Williams, Louis Prima, Louis Jordan, Chet baker, Harry Connick Jnr, Michael Buble and Jamie Cullum. We can also provide tunes from the likes of Kurt Elling, Mark Murphy, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nora Jones and Diana Krall to name a few. Our specialty is performing pop tunes with a hint of swing.

Rock n roll

Often performed later on in the evening at corporate events and weddings, Rock and Roll goes across the board in terms of getting people into the right mood for dancing. In fact when we play this style, you may find that the oldest person in the room will dance with the youngest! From Fats Domino, Chuck Berry and Richie Valli to the Beatles, Elvis and The Rolling Stones, this style will certainly burn some calories!


Pop

We perform pop in either a Jazzy feel or straight (as the song was originally written). By this we are able to adapt our style for the type of performance the client requires. With the addition of guitars and specific pop vocals, Jazz It Up is able to perform pop tunes played in their original styles.

The Jazz It Up band
Jazz It Up's sax player

DJ & MC

Jazz It Up can provide a professional DJ and or Master of Ceremonies for your event. We provide a mix of tunes designed to provide the best possible ambience for the occasion ensuring your guests are on the dance floor before the night has ended.


Big band

Jazz It UP has a big band with arrangements which provides a huge classy sound to your event. Big Bands are often associated solely with Swing music however we are able to provide arrangements to other genres as well. The big band normally has a 12 piece horn section plus piano, drums bass and guitars therefore making this a 16 piece band. However we are able to minimize this in order to meet budget requirements of the clients.

Solo, duo, trio...

This option may be utilised for smaller events, cocktail parties or ceremonies. Jazz It Up provides the option of a Solo, Duo or Trio providing any combination of musicians which you may like for your event. Whether it be a solo pianist/vocalist, violinist, guitarist, harpist, piano accordionist or vocalist with backing tracks. Typical combinations are: Vocolaist/ Pianist/ Guitarist or Pianist/Bass, Pianist/ Saxophone or any combination you may think of. You may like to utilise our horn section providing a 'bling' to the sound by adding either a: saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor or baritone), Trumpet (Flugal horn and French horn) and Trombones.


Functions

Corporate

As Corporate shows notoriously involve speeches, Jazz It Up are able to work around the requirements of the client. We understand that the event is often not about the band itself and therefore provide the accompanying music. We are able to provide a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for your guests to enjoy as soon as they enter the room.

The Jazz It Up band playing outdoors

Weddings

We are able to provide the perfect blend of musical genres and styles which cater to the differing stages throughout the course of a wedding. A common wedding performance would be to provide background music combining: Jazz, light pop, lounge and soul music for the first two hours whilst people eat and talk, to then providing uplifting celebratory music later in the evening designed to get people on the dance floor. A detailed plan is discussed so that the 'newly-weds' feel completely confident that their musical requirements are met on their special day.

Private Functions

We perform regularly for private functions. and find the delicate balance between setting the mood and creating the appropriate ambience whilst not being too intrusive. In this sense we can be as subtle or as uplifting and energetic as you like. Whether it be a birthday celebration, cocktail party, romantic gesture, farewell, or indeed a funeral... we are able to perform specific music catering to the tone of the event.

Gigs

Where's our next gig? All dates are listed on our Facebook page.

Contact

willmetzermusic@gmail.com
Phone: 0404 084 233
International: +61 404 084 233

Albums

Jazz It Up CD album cover

Jazzing up your favourite tunes
Track listing

  1. Once I Had A Secret Love
  2. I Got You (I Feel Good)
  3. Come By Me
  4. Boogie Real Slow
  5. I’m Walking
  6. Bad Habits
  7. It Goes To Show You Never Can Tell
  8. Heartbreak Hotel
  9. Choo Choo Cha’boogie
  10. Yeh Yeh
  11. Can’t Buy Me Love
  12. Mary Lou
  13. Start It Up
  14. Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby
  15. Treat Her Right
  16. With Or Without You
$19.95

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Christmas Comes Early CD album cover

Christmas Comes Early
Track listing

  1. Silver Bells
  2. I Pray On Christmas
  3. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
  4. O Christmas Tree
  5. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  6. Rockin’ Around The Chrsitmas Tree
  7. Silent Night
  8. All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
  9. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
  10. It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
  11. Christmas Prelude In C Major
  12. Six White Boomers
  13. Jingle Bells
  14. Merry Christmas Baby
  15. Jolly Old St Nicholas
  16. All I Want For Christmas Is You
  17. O Holy Night
  18. Ave Maria
$19.95

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A bit of fun

Impromptu performance at the Cabaret Festival

YouTube video

YouTube video

“Will has a unique way of connection to his audience, making everyone feel relaxed and excited at the same time. Indeed, Will's onstage vibrancy and audience interaction 'brought out my inner child' .” Sarah Horwood 2011


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