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Trudgeon's Trad Jazz Troubadours

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About Trudgeon's Trad Jazz Troubadours

New Orleans Jazz, Early Swing and Traditional Jazz from the 1920s to 40s. Bringing the sounds of the good old days back..
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Started by Joseph Trudgeon as a cross generational project, Trudgeon's Trad Jazz Troubadours philosophy is based around bringing young and old jazz musicians and their audience together whilst preserving the musical traditions of 1920s and 30s. Regularly seen around the country they can be found delighting the young and old at pubs, clubs, weddings, private parties with their authentic brand of traditional jazz. They have also been known to play national jazz festivals, fairs, street parties, markets, fetes, wakes, funerals and birthday parties and pretty much any other kind of occasion where a band is suitable. Their line up includes a who's who of jazz musicians from the southwest and south east. Some members have been playing traditional jazz around the circuit for 40+ years and are still very much at the top of their games, others are from a younger generation than the original trad jazz revivalists but have an equal amount of love and care for this old music as their elders. Available as a 4, 5, 6 or 7 piece band their line up can include Trumpet, Trombone, saxophone, clarinet, guitar, double bass, drums, washboard and sometimes piano as well, Trudgeon's Trad Jazz Troubadours are a flexible ensemble that can craft the perfect band for your event. As well as playing standard static gigs at events on stages, they can also arrange a roaming marching New Orleans style brass band to play at your event/party. They have their own PA but can also play equally well acoustically as in an amplified setting. In short Trudgeon's Trad Jazz Troubadours would make a great addition to any party and if you decide to book us we sure do look forward to being a part of yours! Thanks for reading, red beans and ricely yours, Joseph Trudgeon.

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Simon H
4 months ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Dean Ln
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I've booked Joe and his band quite a few times for my Swing Dance events. In fact the very first event after lockdown, I booked them as I knew they would get the party swinging and they delivered! Joe is a lovely chap and a great communicator, he always ensures the band cater to the audience. I can't recommend them enough. Book them before someone else does!

Sam D
4 months ago, for a Concert in Bristol
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5 out of 5

I have hired Trudgeon's Trad Jazz Troubadours on several occasions - they've always played great sets and know how to give their audience what they want. The musicianship is top quality and it's clear that they care about the authenticity of the music they play.

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Trudgeon's Trad Jazz Troubadours 's Song list

After You've Gone
Algiers Strut
All by myself in the morning
All i do i dream of you
All the girls go Crazy
All of me
All the world is waiting for the Sunrise
At sun down
At the Jazz Band ball
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
Blue Skies
Blue and lonesome
Baby won't you please come home
Bourbon Street Parade
Brahms Lullaby
Buddy Boldens Blues
Bye Bye Blues
Blue drag
Cake Walking Babies from Home
Carless Love
China Boy
Chinatown my Chinatown
I can't give you anything but love
Crying for the Carolines
Corrine Corrina
Crwalin' bluew
Dark eyes
Darktown Strutters Ball
Diga Diga Doo
Dummy song
Down by the riverside
Do nothing till you hear from me
Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans
Dr Jazz
Down among the sheltering palms
Everybody love my baby
Fair and square in love
Get out of here and go on home
Go down moses
Ham and Eggs
High Society
Hesitation blues
Higher Ground
Home (When shadows Fall)
Honeysukcle Rose
I ain't got nobody
I'll be glad when you dead you rascal you
I'll see you in my dreams
It's a sin to tell a lie
I can't dance i got ants in my pants
I get the blues when it rains
I got Rhythm
It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing
I wish i could shimmy like my Sister Kate
I'll fly away
I'm crazy about my baby
I'm Forever blowing bubbles
I'm Gonna sit right down and write myself as letter
I've been floating down that old green river
I've found a new baby
If i had you
In the Gloaming
In the sweet by and by
I like New Orleans
Jazz me blues
Joshua fit the battle of jericho
Just one more chance
Just squeeze me
King of the Swinger
Laughing at life
Lazy River
Lazy Bones
Let me call you sweetheart
Love me Tender
Lets get drunk and truck
The Love Nest
Lover come back to me
My bonny lies over the ocean
Make me a Pallet on your floor
Mama don't allow
Midnight in Moscow
Musk Rat Ramble
My Gal Sal
My Melancholy Baby
New Orleans
Nobody's Sweetheart Now!
Oh, Lady be good
Old fashioned love
On a coconut Island
On the sunnyside of the street
Original Dixielanbd onestep
Over in the gloryland
Palm court strut
Red sails in the Sunset
Riverboat shuffle
Roses of Picardy
Royal Garden Blues
Saint Louis Blues
Save the bones for Henry Jones
Say its only a Paper moon
Savoy Blues
Sheik of Araby
St James infirmary
Show me the way to go home
Some of these days
Somebody stole my gal
Someday sweetheart
Someday you'll be sorry
September in the rain
The song is ended
St James infimary
Stick it where you stuck it last night
Stranger on the shore
Struttin' with some bbq
Sweet Georgia brown
Sweet Sue
Swing that music
Take the A train
That's a plenty
There'll be some changes made
Three little words
Tiger Rag
Tine roof blues
Trouble in mind
Twelth street rag
Them things got me
Tain't no fit night out for man or beast
The very thought of you
The Tattooed lady
Wabash Blues
Walking Stick
Way down yonder in New Orleans
Weary Blues
When i grow to old to dream
When its sleepy time down south
When you and i were young Maggie
When my dreamboat comes home
When you're smiling
What a wonderful world
White Christmas
Who's sorry now
Willie the weeper
Woman made a monkey out of me
Wrap your troubles in dreams
You are my sunshine
You can depend on me
You're nobody till somebody love you
Winin boy

Trudgeon's Trad Jazz Troubadours 's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£2000
Up to 2 hours£2625
Up to 3 hours£3250
Duo2 musicians
2x 45 minute sets from Joe (on guitar and voice) and a Horn Player.
Wedding ceremony5 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception6 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner6 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.
Customer questions

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Louis Armstrong!

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

Yes! If Trudgeon's Trad jazz Troubadours are available Joe will be fronting the band and sings a number of songs in the set.

Do you have different line-up options?

4 Piece: Guitar & Vox, Double bass, 2 horns or 1 horn and keyboard/piano if there is one at the venue. 5 piece: 2 Horns, Guitar & Vox, Double Bass (or Brass Bass) Keys or Drums. 6 piece: 2 or 3 horns, Guitar & Vox, Double bass (or Brass Bass) keys and/or drums depending on horns. 7: 3 Horns, Guitar & Vox, Double bass (or Brass Bass) Keys and Drums

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

We will always try to be as flexible as possible to the clients needs. Reasonable timing changes will be taken in our stride, but ideally with as much notice as possible!

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

Yes, a jazz playlist can be provided if requested between sets.

How much time do you need to set up?

We can set up PA and our stage set up in around 45 minutes.

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 a good 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 can provide a PA for medium sized events that is suitable for most spaces. We don't usually bring our own lighting but could arrange some if needed/requested.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Given enough time, and the right song this is possible.
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