David Rankin's Paradise City Jazz Band (PCJB) is recognized as one of Brisbane's and south east Queensland's leading jazz and function bands. While a jazz group (swing / Dixieland / mainstream & blues), our extensive range of music offers clients flexibility to choose a music program depending on their function, age, lifestyle and budget. This guarantees a much broader audience and wider appeal than that of a 'straight' jazz group.

Under David's Paradise City banner he also operates various theme groups including:

  • Paradise City "Oompah Meisters" German Band - a popular choice offering traditional and well loved German songs ideal for Oktober Festival.
  • Paradise City "Shamrock" Irish Band - with traditional and popular Irish music for St. Patrick's Day.
  • Paradise City French Ensemble - featuring many beautiful French songs for Valentines & Bastille days.
  • Paradise City Italian Ensemble - performing many well known tunes from Italy.

With David's vast experience in various idioms of music, he is able to tailor a band to meet your needs from his extensive network of professional musicians with whom he has regularly performed over many years at some of Queensland's finest establishments.

David has been active and well known in jazz clubs and jazz venues in south-east Queensland and Northern New South Wales over many years. His band has also performed for the 49 th., 50 th., and 51 st Australian Jazz Conventions.

In 2007 Paradise City Jazz Band successfully performed a contract in Shantou, China delighting Chinese audiences.

PCJB is meticulous in presentation and reliability is assured. Testimonials are available and David welcomes your call on (07) 3390 5487.

PCJB offers free consultations by appointment at David's Wakerley home to discuss a special musical program for you.

Selecting PCJB on your special day offers a high standard in musical entertainment and provides a visual statement of quality and class.

Swing & Mainstream Jazz Orchestra
Paradise City Jazz Quartet

Specialists in Quality Music

  • Jazz, Swing & Dixieland
  • Latin & Continental
  • German Oompah/ Festhaus
  • Birthdays & Anniversaries
  • Christmas Functions

Trios to 8 piece bands

Roving groups available

  • Vocals
  • Multi-instrumentals

Wedding & Corporate Functions a Speciality