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Dan Barnett Swing Jazz big band
The best jazz musicians you'll get in Sydney, from 5-14 piece band of professional musicians performing swing jazz and contemporary dance music. Ideal for conference dinners, gala balls, wedding receptions, cocktail parties and private or corporate functions and events.
Based Sydney (NSW), Australia 
For bookings contact:
Talent On Line by email or phone Samantha on  
 +61 2 8006 4507

Congratulations to Dan Barnett for making it through the hoards of competitors to become one of the 6 finalists in the London International Jazz Competition for singers.

Dan Barnett is acknowledged as one of Australia’s most accomplished and professional performers. His powerful voice and swinging trombone, form the backbone of the Dan Barnett Big Band.

Held in high regard by his peers, Dan has assembled a collection of the very best musicians in the country.

Equally comfortable at formal and informal occasions, the Dan Barnett Big Band will add style and flair to any function. Importantly, Dan’s charismatic presence will leave a lasting, positive impression on your valued guests.

Featuring original musical arrangements, the Dan Barnett Big Band delivers classic swing in the unique Dan Barnett style (with a voice that has been compared to Frank Sinatra and Harry Connick Jnr).

Their treatment of great standards like ‘Don't get around much anymore’, ‘Tain't what you do it's the way that you do it’ and ‘The Point of no Return’ will guarantee that your guests will be humming them for days.

Having studied under some of the leading musicians in Australia and the USA, Dan Barnett went on to guest star with a wide cross section of performers – ranging from Dragon, The Whitlams and Jimmy Barnes - to The Gotham City Horns, James Morrison and Tommy Emmanuel. He has also delighted theatre audiences with his featured roles in the Australian productions of “Buddy” (the Buddy Holly story); and “Testimony – The Legend of Charlie Parker”.

Dan’s qualities were best described by Kevin Jones, respected music writer for The Australian newspaper and Fine Music magazine: “Dan Barnett is a natural bandleader with the personality and charisma to charm the most demanding of audiences. Add his talents as a fine, swinging vocalist and excellent trombone player, and you have the complete package ……To hear him in a big band context is one of the most satisfying sounds in Australian music”.

Festivals where Dan Barnett has performed -
“Jazz In The Domain”
Manly Jazz Festival
Ambiwerra Festival
Sydney Paralympics Festival
Bowral Jazz Festival
“Summer In The Park” Canada Bay
Hawkesbury Jazz Festival
Jazz in the Mountains Blue Mountains Jazz Festival
“Jazz in June” Warringah Mall
“Riverjazz” Riverfest (Brisbane)
Sydney Olympic Arts Festival
Thredbo Jazz Festival
Cronulla Spring Festival
Kiama Jazz Festival
Parramatta New Years Festival
Celebration of Sydney Olympic Announcement
Rugby World Cup Victory Celebration Tickertape Parade
Lleewin Estate (WA)
RAS Sydney
Australian Jazz and Blues Festival (Canberra)
Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Festival
Gympie Muster
Sydney Festival
Melbourne Festival
Darling Harbour Jazz Festival
Wyndham Estate Jazz Festival
Adelaide Festival


Hi Annabelle  
Just wanted to give you some feedback following our wedding in Wollongong on the 7th February 2009.   We had the Dan Barnett band play at our Reception. They were fantastic! We have had so many people tell us that the music & the band were the best part of the night...

The choice of music was fantastic; it was unobtrusive while we were eating our mains, and pumped out when we wanted it. After our fireworks show, the dance floor was packed and everyone sang along to the very end. Our guests were extremely impressed and have been talking about them every since. We also know that a few guests will be in contact to book for their own events. I didn't get a chance to thank Dan at the end but my husband did. Could you please pass on our sincere thanks to the guys, they certainly did a terrific job and we were so happy.  

Kind regards Michelle and Aaron Taylor

Song list sampler

Is you is
Work song
Well you needn't
My Romance
No Greater Love
Stella by Starlight
Freddie the Freeloader
Softly as the Morning Sunrise
Pennies from Heaven
It Don't Mean a Thing
Blue Moon
Don't get around much
Paper Moon
Gone with the wind
Another you
Autumn Leaves
Mellow tone
"A" Train
Out of nowhere
Love me or leave me
Fly me to the moon
These foolish things
Seven come eleven
I've found a new baby
It had to be you
Sunny side of the street
Bye bye blackbird
Just squeeze me
Basin St Blues
Get on the right track
Royal Garden Blues
Honeysuckle rose
All of me
Makin' whoopee
Ain't misbehavin'
Wonderful world
Hello Dolly
Ain't what you do
The Preacher
St Louise Blues
Love is just around the corner

Sampler for the
5-8 piece band


Mercy Mercy
Knock on Wood
So What
Midnight hour
Mustang Sally
I feel good
Watermelon man
Red red wine
Pick up the pieces
Land of 1000 dances
Mo better blues
Sitting in the park
Ain't no sunshine
Big chief
Cantaloup island
I wish
Gimme some lovin'

Little Joe
Route 66
Shake rattle and roll
Night train
Yeah yeah
See you later aligator
Peter Gunn
Stick together
Lean on me
Sesame Street
Treat her right
Rudy (a message to you)
Stand by me
Crying mercy
Come together
No woman no cry
Hot hot hot

I'll remember April
Girl from Ipanema
Little Suede Shoes
St Thomas
Banana boat song
What is this thing
Blue Bossa
Black Orpheus
Quando Quando
Night and day
Moonlight in Vermont
Tea for two
Our love is here to stay

Sound Sample

in MP3 format
MP3 sound sample of the Dan Barnett Big Band playing Swing Jazz. Based in Sydney, Australia.
Medley of swing jazz songs
1.36Mb MP3 file
with the big band ensemble.
Dan Barnett, jazz swing singer, swing jazz, 1940's and 1950's jazz music, crooner and musical entertainer based in Sydney, NSW, Australia. www.talentonline.com.au/jazz/dan-barnett
Dan Barnett, big band, swing jazz music, jazz artists, dance bands, corporate bands, gala dinner music. www.talentonline.com.au/jazz/dan-barnett
For bookings contact:
Talent On Line by email or phone Samantha on  
 +61 2 8006 4507