Carte Blanche Jazz Band

Category: Live Band or Ensemble

Type: Multi-piece live band

Genres: Americana

  • Blues
  • Classical
  • Jazz
  • Latin
+4 genres

About Carte Blanche Jazz Band

Kate Dunphy

Bandleader, Accordionist

Carte Blanche is a 6-piece jazz ensemble based in New York City that performs international jazz classics from the 1920’s to the 1950’s. Featuring accordion, violin and female vocals, the group has performed around the globe. With their unique international sound and glamorous vintage style, Carte Blanche transports its audiences to times gone by with original renditions of classic songs in 7 languages – English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Yiddish. The ensemble’s versatile instrumentation has a rich captivating sound which brings elegance and refinement to any event.

Female fronted and always dressed to the nines, we bring a unique look and sound to events. With our wide range of international repertoire, we can accommodate many different styles and are a great choice for ceremony cocktail hour, reception or the entire event!



  • Hear us live
  • Learning new songs
  • Master of ceremonies
  • Music during breaks
  • Sound system capability audience <300 -

Musical genres

  • Americana
  • Blues
  • Classical
  • Jazz
  • Latin

Event types

  • Cocktail hour
  • Couples luncheon
  • Elopement
  • Engagement party
  • Farewell brunch
  • Other
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Wedding ceremony
  • Wedding reception
  • Wedding shower
  • Welcome party


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5.0 (1 review)

  • Amazing Amazing Amazing!

    Verified review
    Mariann and Mark2 years ago

    We can't say enough about how amazing Carte Blanche was at our event. Not only are they incredible musicians, but Kate the bandleader made everything so smooth from the planning process. She was very thorough and made sure everything went off without a hitch. They learned a few special songs for our ceremony and reception and put their own special touch on them to make it really special for us. They looked so glamorous and our friends and family are still telling us how unique they were, and couldn't believe how many languages the singer can sing in! This band is truly special and will elevate your wedding. Thank you Carte Blanche for an unforgettable night!