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The Jelly Roll Jazz Band

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We take the ‘modern’ out of modern jazz.
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The Jelly Roll Jazz Band is a traditional (‘Dixieland’) jazz trio, originally based in the North East of England but now working regularly across the U.K. They play a mixture of 1920s standards (e.g. ‘When You’re Smiling’, ‘Sweet Georgia Brown’), classic swing tunes (‘Autumn Leaves’, ‘Fly Me To the Moon’), and more modern songs in a trad. jazz style – ‘…Baby One More Time’ never sounded so good! Their influences include jazz greats like Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller, as well as more eccentric interpreters such as The Temperance Seven and The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. The musicians are drawn from a pool of around 5 core players, with occasional special guests. Typically they perform as a trio of clarinet, banjo or guitar, and double bass or sousaphone (with maybe an occasional duck whistle or pair of spoons thrown in for good measure). The band is also completely acoustic, making it ideal for outdoor and walkaround events. They perform at all sorts of occasions, including weddings, parties, festivals and agricultural shows. Recent engagements have included the Tour de Yorkshire, Yorkshire Day, and (controversially) The Royal Lancashire Show.

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The Jelly Roll Jazz Band's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Charlotte C
9 months ago
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4.5 out of 5

Great band, 😊 Thank you! Perfect for our setting and function. Highly recommend!

Jenny R
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

JRJB played at our wedding reception last weekend. They sounded really great and we had SO many comments on how good they were! What a pleasure to have them play for us. Thank you

Richard R
10 months ago
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4.8 out of 5

The guys were friendly, happy to adjust their set to fit in with the event and very popular with the guests. Highly recommended

Erika K
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Nice guys seamless booking

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From other customers:

Imogen B
7 years ago

A HUGE thank you to The Jelly Roll Jazz Band for contributing to what was a very special day for my sister’s wedding. Perfect music, great atmosphere, and to top it all off the sun shone all day! Thanks so much boys, you were a real hit, and I hope to be using your services again in the future!!

Julia C
7 years ago

The wonderful Jelly Roll Jazz Band played at my husband’s 60th birthday party which took place in our garden on a fabulous Saturday afternoon. We set them up under the gazebo and they absolutely made the day. My husband was unaware there was going to be a band until the three young men appeared. We loved the diversity of the music they played; I bought one of their CDs afterwards which has been heard many times since in our garden. They played for 3 hours with 2 breaks and were well worth their fee. They are very gifted musicians, as well as being lovely young men, who made the party go with a swing and I would definitely book them for our next event as long as they play the Star Wars song for me again!

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The Jelly Roll Jazz Band's Song list

After You’ve Gone
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Alexander’s Ragtime Band
All of Me
All the Things You Are
Anything Goes
Autumn Leaves
…Baby One More Time
Bare Necessities, The
Barney G**gle
Basin Street Blues
Beale Street Blues
Beer Barrel Polka
Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home?
Black Bottom
Bourbon Street Parade
Boy Friend, The
Bring Me Sunshine
Bye Bye Blackbird
Cantina Band
Careless Love
Come Josephine in My Flying Machine
Darktown Strutters’ Ball, The
Doctor Jazz
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Down By the Riverside
Everybody Loves My Baby
Five Foot Two
Fly Me to the Moon
Happy Birthday
Hard Hearted Hannah
He Done Me Wrong (The Death of Bill Bailey)
Hello, Dolly!
Hello Mabel
Hiding Under the Bubble Wrap with You
(Home in) Pasadena
I Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody None of My Jelly Roll
I Ain’t Got Nobody
I Can’t Believe that You’re in Love with Me
Ice Cream
I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire
I Get the Blues
I Got Rhythm
I’ll Fly Away
I’ll See You in My Dreams
I’m Beginning to See the Light
I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles
Is You Is, or Is You Ain’t
It Don’t Mean a Thing
I Wan’na Be Like You
I Wonder Why Bill Bailey Don’t Come Home
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
Just a Gigolo
Lady is a Tramp, The
La Vie en Rose
Les Champs-Elysees
Little Lawrence
Mack the Knife
Mama Don’t Allow
Match of the Day
Midnight in Moscow
Midnight, the Stars and You
Mister Jelly Lord
Moon River
Mr. Sandman
Muppet Show, The
Muskrat Ramble
My Baby Just Cares for Me
My Brother Makes the Noises for the Talkies
My Heart Will Go On
My Sweetie Went Away
My Way
Oh By Jingo
Oignons, Les
On a Slow Boat to China
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Pennies from Heaven
Petite Fleur
September in the Rain
Sheik of Araby, The
Since Bill Bailey Came Back Home
Si Tu Vois Ma Mère
Someday My Prince Will Come
Some of These Days
St. James Infirmary Blues
St. Louis Blues
Stompin’ at the Savoy
Stranger on the Shore
St. Thomas
Sweet Georgia Brown
Sweet Sue, Just You
Take the ‘A’ Train
Tiger in a Lemon Tree Baking
Tiger Rag
Tonight You Belong To Me
Tubas in the Moonlight
Unchained Melody
Under the Sea
Up a Lazy River
Way You Look Tonight, The
Wedding March
When the Saints
When You’re Smiling
When You Wish Upon A Star
Where did Robinson Crusoe Go?
Yakety Sax
Yes Sir, That’s My Baby
Yes, We Have No Bananas
You Are My Sunshine
You Rascal, You
You’re Driving Me Crazy!
Your Feet’s Too Big
You’ve Got a Friend in Me
Away in a Manger
As With Gladness, Men of Old
Christmas Song, The
Deck the Halls
Ding Dong Merrily on High
First Noël, The
Frosty the Snowman
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Here Comes Santa Claus
Holly Jolly Christmas
In the Bleak Midwinter
I Saw Three Ships
Jingle Bells
Joy to the World
Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow
O Come, All Ye Faithful
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Once in Royal David’s City
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Silent Night
We Three Kings
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
While Shepherds Watched
White Christmas
Other songs available on request!

The Jelly Roll 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£625
Up to 2 hours£625
Up to 3 hours£812.50
Customer questions

How much time do you need to set up?

Approximately 15 minutes.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes we can. : )

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

Yes you can. : )

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

Yes it is. : ) We don't usually perform with PA or lighting so our equipment is fairly minimal - basically just ourselves, our instruments and our clothes.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes we can. : )
Jazz, Gypsy jazz, Ragtime, Cabaret, Dixieland
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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