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Swing 21

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About Swing 21

Add some atmosphere, ambience and a touch of class to your event.
Jazz band
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Jason plays guitar, is based in Brighton and can provided any sized band for weddings, corporate events, small parties and more. He plays gypsy jazz, swing, bossa nova and can provide instrumental or vocal bands to suit any budget. Some of his previous clients include Paul McCartney, Vouge magazine, Mark Williams (The Fast Show, Harry Potter), Vogue magazine, Credit Suisse, Jo Malone, Harrods, William and Son, The Shard, Four Seasons, Claridges Hotel, The Ritz Hotel, Savoy Hotel, Oxo Tower and Swan Hellenic. He's appeared on the BBC and have travelled the world performing at festivals, on cruise ships and at many other events. UK music festivals he's performed at include Love Supreme, South Coast Jazz Festival, Beachdown Festival, Marlborough Jazz Festival, Ealing Jazz Festival, Swanage Jazz Festival, Bestival, North Devon Jazz Festival, Glasgow Jazz Festival, Teignmouth Jazz Festival and Plymouth World Music Festival.

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Swing 21's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Sean O
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Swing21 were really good with communication ahead of confirming a booking and in the lead up to our wedding, were prompt and ready to go (and looking the part!) on the day, and provided absolutely wonderful music which was thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated by all. I'd thoroughly recommend them and I'm hugely grateful for their part in creating a really memorable occasion. Thanks Swing21!

Emma S
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Swing 21 were fantastic - just perfect. Thank you very much!

Reply from Swing 21
7 months ago

Thanks so much Emma, it was a lovely day and thanks again for looking after us!

Sian E
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Great band. Thank you!

Reply from Swing 21
9 months ago

Thanks for having us Shian, it was a great afternoon!

Qingxi Z
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Fantastic!!! Thanks for making my wedding better! And all guests complimented the Jazz Band.

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From other customers:

Delphine M
7 years ago

It is always a pleasure to have you performing at our events. It creates such a lovely atmosphere. Thank you for everything and we’ll definitely see you soon.

7 years ago

Thank you so much for last night, you guys were fantastic and everyone really enjoyed the music. You certainly improved the atmosphere! We hope to work with you again soon.

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Swing 21's Song list

a foggy day
a nightingale sang in berkley square
agua de beber
alright, okay, you win
all of me
all the things you are
alone together
angel eyes
as long as i live
at last
bei mir bist du schein
bernie’s tune
between the devil & the deep blue sea
beyond the sea
black coffee
blue skies
brigas nunca mais
but beautiful
but not for me
bye bye blackbird
cheek to cheek
crazy rhythm
cry me a river
dancing in the dark
days of wine & roses
deep purple
do nothing till you hear from me
don’t explain
don’t get around much any more
east of the sun
easy living
everything happens to me
every time we say goodbye
fly me to the moon
gee baby ain’t i good to you
get happy
girl talk
god bless the child
honeysuckle rose
how deep is the ocean
how high the moon
i’m beginning to see the light
i’m in the mood for love
i can’t give you anything but love
i get a kick out of you
i’ve got you under my skin
i love you
i remember you
i thought about you
i’ll remember april
i wish i were in love again
if i were a bell
in a mellow tone
in a sentimental mood
it don’t mean a thing
it’s only a paper moon
jersey bounce
just friends
just one of those things
let there be love
let’s do it, let’s fall in love
love for sale
love me or leave me
lullabye of birdland
mas que nada
midnight sun
more than you know
my baby just cares for me
my funny valentine
nature boy
never let me go
nica’s dream
night & day
no more blues
old devil moon
on the sunny side of the street
one note samba
our love is here to stay
pennies from heaven
polkadots & moonbeams
‘round midnight
satin doll
secret love
sentimental journey
so many stars
so nice/summer samba
social call
star eyes
stella by starlight
straighten up & fly right
take the a train
tea for two
that old feeling
the good life
the great city
the gypsy
the nearness of you
the shadow of your smile
the very thought of you
there is no greater love
there will never be another you
they can’t take that away from me
this can’t be love
this is always
this masquerade
too darn hot
watch what happens
well you needn’t
what a difference a day made
what is this thing called love
whisper not
willow weep for me
you & the night & the music
Gypsy jazz
all of me
anniversary song
appel direct
armandos rhumba
artillerie lourde
autumn leaves
bei mir bist du schoen
besame mucho
blue drag
blues claire
blues en mineur
blues for ike
bossa dorado
c'est si bon
chez jaquet
china boy
clair de lune
crazy rhythm
dance norvege
dark eyes
django's tiger
double scotch
douce ambience
for babs
for sephora
frankie and johnny
honeysuckle rose
i'll see you in my dreams
i can't give you anything but love
i got rhythm
it don't mean a thing
it had to be you
jojo swing
la foule
lady be good
latcho drom
limehouse blues
lulu swing
manoir des mes reves
melodie au crepuscule
manha de carnival
minor swing
my blue heaven
nature boy
night & day
noto swing
nuits st.germain des pres
oriental shuffle
out of nowhere
place de broukere
porto cabello
puttin on the ritz
rhythmes gitanes
rose room
september song
seul ce soir
sheik of araby
si tu savais
some of these days
stompin' at decca
sweet chorus
sweet georgia brown
sweet sue
swing 39
swing 42
swing 49
swing de paris
swing for ninine
swing gitan
swing guitars
take the a train
tchavolo swing
tea for two
them there eyes
there will never be another you
troublant bolero

Swing 21's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£480
Up to 2 hours£570
Up to 3 hours£675
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Obviosly clients love our music but the also love our ability to play background music or take centre stage depending on what is required. In addition, we can setup very quickly and quietly and we don't take up too much room.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Ritz Cafe Royal The Shard Wembley Stadium The Dorchester The Hurlingham Club The Hippodrome Excel London Oxo Tower The Royal Automobile Club W Doha Brighton Pavillion

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Cole Porter Duke Ellington Count Basie Joe Pass Wes Montgomery Ella Fitzgerald

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Paul McCartney's Christmas party

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

We strive to make sure the line-up you see is what you get on the night. We do have pre-audititioned 'dep' musicians available in case a band member falls ill or is unavailable. As a professional band our reputation means everything so you can be confident that all of our players are of a very high level.

Do you have different line-up options?

We have many line-ups available: Solo guitar Guitar and double bass 2 x guitars Jazz duo Jazz trio Jazz quartet Gypsy jazz duo Gypsy jazz trio Gypsy jazz quartet Any size of band Choose from: Guitar Double bass Sax Trumpet Vocals Clarinet Violin Piano

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional fee.

How much time do you need to set up?

We need 10-15 minutes to set up although bands with drums may take a little longer.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Yes we do. We also have battery amps if power is not available and we can also play acoustic if noise is a problem.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.
Jazz, Swing, Gypsy jazz, Latin jazz, Easy listening, Light music
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Event types:
Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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