Alto Saxophonist

Jess Hughes

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About Jess Hughes

Professional pianist and saxophonist available for hire across Derbyshire and Notts for weddings, parties etc -Classical/pop -Smooth jazz
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Jess Hughes is professional saxophonist available to hire for weddings, parties, baby showers, hen do's, christenings, dinner parties, garden parties, festivals/fetes, restaurants/bars/clubs and corporate events. Whether you require somebody to provide background music or a main event performance, Jess will work with you to provide the perfect touch to your event. Jess has her own professional p.a system but if you are hiring a DJ or sound technician she can also plug into their system. Jess can play a range of musical styles from light jazz and easy listening to retro pop (70s 80s 90s) right through to current chart house hits and Ibiza style. For wedding ceremonies etc Jess can also perform romantic love songs/Disney/film tunes etc. For any event Jess will work with you choose music from her extensive repertoire but is also happy to take on a few of your own personal requests for no extra cost. Weddings Jess specialises in wedding performances as she is able to offer a wide range of music for your special day. She is happy to just perform at one part of your wedding or she can provide a package. As well as saxophone with backing tracks, she is also able to offer piano. Options available: Wedding Ceremony: solo saxophone with backing tracks (or piano). Jess will create a beautiful atmosphere for your guests arrival, bride (or groom)'s arrival, signing of the register if applicable and exit song. Requests for any of these parts can be made for no extra cost. Example repertoire: Drinks Ceremony / Wedding Breakfast: Saxophone with backing tracks (or piano). Jess will work with you to create your desired ambience for your drinks reception and or wedding breakfast. She can create a traditional sophisticated atmosphere with light jazz and easy listening tracks/retro pop or play more modern chart/Ibiza style hits which have become increasingly popular. A mixture of all styles also works really well. Evening Party: Saxophone with backing tracks. Jess can entertain your evening guests and get people up on to the dancefloor. She would usually play either one hour set or 2 x 45 min sets and often she can co-ordinate with a DJ if desired but also can be self sufficient with own P.A system.

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Jess Hughes' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Charlotte S
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Great addition to our ceremony thank you!!

Lucy B
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Jess was amazing! Highly recommend. Just hope we have another personal event to book her again! ❤️ thank you so much truly xxxxx

Kathryn M
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Jess was fantastic! Even though I couldn’t be there much as I was off having photos I could hear the music and I was dancing away. We had so many compliments from our guests. Sorry I didn’t get chance to get a photo together. Highly recommend you Jess and hope to see you again ❤️

Vik P
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Wow wow! Amazing to have Jess play at my event. Jess was fantastic and really added to the elegance of the party. Jess played amazing tunes to fit the occasion. Thank you Jess and can’t wait to have you back at another function. All my guest truly loved it

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Holly D
23 days ago, for a Wedding in Stretton Manor Barn
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5 out of 5

Jess played piano during our drinks reception and saxophone during our wedding breakfast. All I can say is she is AMAZING. She didn’t stop playing. She has an extensive list of songs to pick from for both we loved sitting and picking ones that we wanted. We’ve had so many compliments from our guests how much they enjoyed listening to her and how it added so much to the day. Shes great to communicate with answered any questions I had. Can’t wait to get our wedding video back to hear her playing again. Can’t recommend enough. Thanks again Jess 🎷 🎹 🎶

Nathalie C
1 year ago, for a Wedding in 81-83 Westgate
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5 out of 5

Jess performed at our wedding party at The Establishment at Wakefield and she was absolutely fantastic played various bits of music and the guests loved it everyone was having such a good time and dance! I would definitely recommend not only is she fantastic but she’s affordable too 👏🏻 Thank you for making our wedding evening one to remember (10 / 10)

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Jess Hughes' Song list

Saxophone with backing tracks:
Autumn leaves
Blue moon
Fly me to the moon
Come fly with me
Over the rainbow
My funny Valentine
Cry me a river
The way you look tonight
Have you met Miss Jones?
Embraceable you
Girl from Ipanema
Something Stupid
Balck Coffee
Blue Bossa
Why don't you do right?
Groovin high
Ain't no sunshine
Love Songs:
Perfect- Ed Sheeran
All of me - John Legend
From the moment on - Shania Twain
I can't help fallling in love - Elvis Presley
Make you feel my love - Adele
Just the way you are - Bruno Mars
Marry you - Bruno Mars
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri You are the reason - Callum Scott
Love me like you do - Ellie Goulding
Still falling for you- Ellie Goulding
Can you feel the love tonight- The Lion King
Colours of the wind- Pocohontas
Beauty and the Beast-Beauty and the Beast
Part of your world - The Little Mermaid
A whole new world - Aladdin
A million dreams- The Greatest Showman
Love is an open door - Frozen
Somewhere over the rainbow - Wizard of Oz
Retro Pop songs:
Lets stay together - Al Green
All night long- Lionel Ritchie
I wanna dance with somebody - Whitney Houston
Careless whisper- George Michael
Baker St- Gerry Rafferty
Never too much- Luther Van Dross
The Best- Tina Turner
I want to break free- Queen
Gimme Gimme Gimme- Abba
Sweet dreams- Eurythmics
Play that funky music - Wild Cherry
Dancing Queen- Abba
Superstition- Stevie Wonder
What's love got to do with it - Tina Turner
Must be love - Madness
Rio - Duran Duran
Gold - Spandau Ballet
Club Tropicana- Wham
Never gonna give your up- Rick Astley
Three little birds - Bob Marley
My Girl- Temptations
Young hearts run free - Candi Staton
Current/recent chart:
Dance the night - Dua Lipa (Barbie Movie)
Dance monkey- Tones and I
Don't start now - Dua Lipa
How deep is your love - Calvin Harris
Remember - Becky Hill
Without you - David Guetta
This is real - Jax Jones and Ella Henderson
This is what you came for - Calvin Harris and Rihanna
Changing - Sigma
Levitating- Dua Lipa
Waiting for love - Avicci
I'm Good - David Guetta and Bebe Rexha
I Wish- Mabel (feat Jess Glynn)
When love takes over - David Guetta
A sky full of stars - Coldplay
History- Joel Corry and Becky Hill
Where did you go - Jax Jones
Crazy what love can do - Ella Henderson
Head and Heart- Joel Corry Lionheart- Joel Corry and Tom Grennan Flowers - Miley Cyrus Afraid to feel - LF System Miracle- Ellie Goulding and Calvin Harris
(It goes like) Na na na - Peggy Sue
Giving me - Jazzy
21 Reasons- Nathan Dawe and Ella Henderson
(My heart goes ) La di da - Becky Hill and Topic
Whistle - Jax Jones and Calum Scott
Pjanoo - Eric Prydz
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Black Magic - Jonasu
Ibiza Style:
Jubel- Klingande
Destination Calabria-
This Girl- The Kungs
Mr Saxobeat- Alexandra Stan
Sun don't shine - Klangkarussel
Changes- Faul Sun Don’t Shine - Klangkarussel
Waves – Mr Probz
Here for you – Ella Henderson /Kygo
What’s love got to do with it – Kygo remix
Show me love – Edx remix
Sexual Healing – Kygo remix
Ain’t nobody – Felix Jaehn remic
Hold me closer – Elton John and Britney Spears
Higher love – Kygo and Whitney Houston
Firestone – Kygo
Stole the show – Kygo
I took a pill in Ibiza – Seeb remix
React - Ella Henderson, Robert Miles, Switch disco
Hymn for the weekend- Coldplay (Seeb dance remix)
90s Dance:
Sing it back - Moloko
Rhythm of the night - Corona
Touch me - Rui Da Silva
Let me be your fantasy- Baby D
Show me love- Robin S
Free- Ultra Nate
Freed from desire - Gala
Everybody's free - Rozalla
Lady - Modjo
Finally - Ce Ce Peniston (Choice Mix)
Toca's Mricale - Fragma

Jess Hughes' Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£200
Up to 1 hour£275
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£500
Customer questions

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

That should be fine to change any timings

How much time do you need to set up?

1 hour

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


Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Covers, Jazz, Blues, Swing, Pop, Funk, Disco, Soul, Deep house, Ibiza club
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Christmas party, Birthday party, Charity event, New Year's Eve
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