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Josh Kemp Jazz Band

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About Josh Kemp Jazz Band

Swing, Jazz and Classic Pop for your Event or Party. The perfect background ambience - Guaranteed to get feet tapping!
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'Smokin' - Robert Downey Jr ‘A Fierce Talent’ - Jazzwise Magazine 'A Subtle and Original Sound’ - Time Out The Josh Kemp Jazz Band are hugely experienced musicians, with a wide repertoire of Swing, Jazz and Classic Pop for your Event or Party. They can create perfect background ambience, with energy guaranteed to get feet tapping, but playing at a volume which does not intrude. Led by saxophonist Josh Kemp, the band has an impressive CV, with venues performed at including The Dorchester and Savoy Hotels, The National Gallery, King's Place, St James Palace, Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club and jazz clubs all around the country. Top london-based saxophonist, Josh is happy performing in every style from Swing to Contemporary Pop. He maintains a busy performing schedule with around 200 gigs a year. With a relaxed melodic sound, the Josh Kemp Jazz Band can bring lively swing, mellow jazz, or energetic grooves to your event. Josh won Scholarships to study at the Guildhall and Trinity College of Music, as as well as wining many awards for his playing including 'Young Jazz Band of the Year'. Since then he has played professionally in London, being house musician at London's Savoy and Dorchester Hotels, and playing at events, across the UK as well as touring with his Jazz quartet. He has released 5 albums of original music, and completed 4 Arts Council tours of the country performing his own original music .

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Josh Kemp Jazz Band's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Nick S
11 days ago
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5 out of 5

I hired the Josh Kemp Jazz band to play through the start of my wedding reception. They arrived on time, looked the part, played incredibly well and left discretely so as not to interrupt the event. Guests were very complimentary of the performance - they sounded amazing! Would definitely recommend this band to anyone for any event!

From other customers:

Ruth A
6 months ago, for a Corporate event in London SW11 4DS
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5 out of 5

Dear Josh, Many thanks for your great performance yesterday. All the team enjoyed the music and I wanted to thank you. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Peter L
8 months ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Sawbridgeworth
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5 out of 5

I run a venue in Hertfordshire, Josh Kemp has played many times for us and is one of Londons finest jazz sax players but can play a whole host of other music. He will delight you either solo or in a band he is a great musician and he is professional and a really nice person too.

Josh Kemp Jazz Band's Song list

Please scroll down. Styles are
Pop and Soul
They Can't take that away from me
All Blues
All the things you are
Alright with me
Autumn leaves
I Wish I Knew How it Feels to be Free
Beyond the sea
Black coffee
Black Orpheus
Body & soul -
ByeBye blackbird
Call me
Can't take my eyes off you
Ain’t nobody here but us Chickens
Dat dere
Do it the hard way
Don't get around much Anymore
Everytime we say goodbye
Feel like making love
Feelin good
My Foolish heart
Just a Gigolo
glory of love
God bless the child
On Green Dolphin St
Hit the road Jack
How high the Moon
I get a kick out of you
Is you is
Isn't she lovely
It might as well be Spring
La bamba
The Lady is a tramp mix
Let there be love
Let's fall in love
Lets stay together
Light my fire
The Look of love
Love for sale
Lover man
Mack the knife
Mad about the Boy
Mas que nada
Midnight at the oasis
Have you Met Miss Jones
Moon river
Mr Bojangles
Night & day
One note samba
Oye como va
Paper moon
Peel me a grape
Shadow of your smile
Something stupid
Song for my father
Speak low
Stella by starlight
Stolen moments
Straighten up and Fly Right
Summer sun
The way you look tonight
A Night in Tunisia
I’ve got you Under my skin
What a difference a Day Made
Work song
Almost Like Being in Love
All or Nothing At All
As Time Goes By
Blue Moon
Blue Skies
But Not For Me
Bye Bye Blackbird
Close Your Eyes
Come Fly With Me
Come Rain or Come Shine
Deed I Do
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
East of the Sun
Exactly Like You
Fly Me to the Moon
Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You
Hallelujah I Love Him So
I Can’t Give You Anything but Love
I Only Have Eyes For You
I Love Being Here With You
I Thought About You
Is You Is or Is You Ain’t my Baby
It Could Happen to You
It Had to be You
I’ve Got You Under my Skin
I’ve Never Been in Love Before
I’ve Got the World on a String
Just Squeeze Me
Let’s Face the Music and Dance
Let There be Love
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Night and Day
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Pennies from Heaven
Straighten Up and Fly Right
They Can’t Take that Away from Me
This Can’t be Love
The Way You Look Tonight
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
At Last
Baby Baby All the Time
Body and Soul
Cry Me a River
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Embraceable You
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Georgia on my Mind
Honeysuckle Rose
How Deep is the Ocean
I’ll String Along With You
I Remember You
The Nearness of You
Nature Boy
Over the Rainbow
Pick Yourself Up September in the Rain
Stormy Weather Straighten up and Fly Right
The Very Thought of You
What a Difference Day Made What a Wonderful World
When I Fall in Love
You Go to my Head
Black Orpheus
Corcovado (Quiet Nights)
No More Blues
So Nice (Summer Samba)
The Girl from Ipanema
Pop and Soul
At Last
Don’t Know Why
Easy (Like Sunday Morning)
Feel Like Makin’ Love
Hotel California
Just the Two of Us
Just the Way You Are
Killing Me Softly
Lovely Day
The Look of Love
Thinking Out Loud
Walk on By
You Are the Sunshine of My Life

Josh Kemp Jazz Band'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£350
Up to 2 hours£450
Up to 3 hours£500
Wedding ceremony2 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner2 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Relaxed sound, but foot tapping swing, excellent presentation and perfect background ambience for events and parties.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Ritz, Savoy and Dorchester Hotels, The National Gallery, St James' Palace, Kings Place, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, and venues clubs and festivals around the country.

Do you have different line-up options?

Duo can be Saxophone, with guitar or piano. You can add additional instruments to create a trio, quartet or larger ensemble.

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?

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

How much time do you need to set up?

45 minutes for the duo, and slightly longer for larger ensembles.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes - we either perform acoustically or with microphones attached to our instruments so we can move around freely.

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?

Our PA system is included in your quote.

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.
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Event types:
Wedding, Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Wedding proposal, Virtual event, Funeral / Memorial service, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Hotel / Restaurant event, Church service, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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