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Bands in Memphis, TN,
(800) 474-1143

About Us

Married entertainers Jeremy and Michelle Shrader are a dynamic duo who also shine as separate stars. Their performance options range from solo to 16-piece big band, The New Memphis Hepcats. Based in Memphis, they have thrilled thousands of guests across the country. They specialize in swing, jazz, and American popular standards from the 1920s-60s. Other genres include classic country and New Orleans jazz. Their entertaining and refined ensembles are popular with people of all ages.

Our musicians are all highly trained and experienced professionals, most of which are degreed in music - up to the doctoral level. Members of our groups have shared the stage with world famous musicians from Memphis and around the globe. A great number of the musicians are also educators in the local public, private, and university systems.

We make it our goal to provide high-quality entertainment, combined with professional service and unparalleled value. By dealing directly with the musicians, you will have the added benefit of personal communication. When you call us, you can rest assured that the music for your event will be unforgettable.

Here are some of the exciting bands that we perform with:

Jeremy Shrader Combos

The crooning vocals of Jeremy Shrader are featured in this intimate setting. Shrader also provides trumpet interludes and lively conversation. Solo performance and combos from two to seven pieces are available.

Jeremy and Michelle

Jeremy sings and plays trumpet with his wife, Michelle (classical guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter), performing an array of styles and songs ranging from jazz standards, pop, and classical, to original compositions. They are also available individually or with their jazz combos, from three to eight pieces.

Hot Jazz Combos

The sound of Louis Armstrong ,“The Great Gatsby,” and 20’s ‘Hot Jazz’. Three horns, banjo, piano, tuba, and drums provide an authentic sound and their repertoire of swinging tunes will keep your guests of all ages smiling. This group is available in many configurations, from two to eight pieces.

Jeremy Shrader's Octocats

This band has four horns and a driving rhythm section, like the classic Hollywood wedding band. This is a smaller version of our popular big band, playing many of the same songs. This is great music for dancing and for delighting your guests.

New Memphis Hepcats

This is our flagship band, made for getting people on their feet! Whether you want the sophisticated swing of Ellington or the smooth vocals of Sinatra, this band can give it to you, with class to spare. The full horn section sound will add flair to your event, or make your wedding truly unforgettable.

J.S. Brass Band

Add a second line to bring your guests in or out, make a grand entrance, or move the party along! We bring the sound of New Orleans and Mardi Gras to any party or event. Horns, drums, and sousaphone are ready to travel and bring the boogie. This can be easily added to any band package or available as a stand-alone ensemble - three to nine piece ensembles are available.

Big Barton

The songs of Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb, Johnny Cash, and Pasty Cline bring an authentic southern charm to any event. Jeremy sings and plays guitar with some of the finest musicians in the area and some of the biggest belt buckles you've ever seen. Two to seven piece ensembles are available.


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  • This band is so good! If you want rich, elegant Jazz, this is the band for your event! They were so pleasant and accommodating. We enjoyed doing business with them.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Band

    Which of the following are included in the price?

    MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Sound/PA System

    What is the price of your popular wedding package?

    $ 1,500.00

    Which of the following are included in the package?

    MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Sound/PA System

    Are you an agency or a band?


    How many musicians are in your band(s)?

    4 - 6

    What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?

    Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Classical, Country, Jazz, Latin, Swing

    What music services do you provide?

    Instrumentals, Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learning New Songs, MC, Reception Music, Music During Breaks, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Vocals, Willing to Travel

    What items are available?

    Microphones, Sound/PA System

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