Jazz Bands for hire in Berkshire

Hire the perfect jazz band in Berkshire for your wedding, party or event. Our jazz bands cover everything from classic jazz trios with piano, double bass and singer, to vintage styles like postmodern jukebox or gypsy jazz. Hiring a band is the perfect way to add that 'something special' to any event! Browse our collection of our 360 best jazz bands in Berkshire!

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Hire Junction 4 Big Band Jazz band with Encore
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£1250 - £2500
Jazz bandFleet

Junction 4 Big Band are an 18 piece big band playing swing, jazz and music from the 30's and 40's in Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire.

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Hire Under Streetlight Jazz band with Encore
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From£600
Jazz bandFarnborough

A jazz collective made up of professional musicians who regularly work together to create stunning background or swing music.

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Hire Hollie De Villier Band Jazz band with Encore
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From£640
Jazz bandGuildford

Your favourite vintage jazz/swing hits with a vintage twist!

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Hire 6plus1 New Orleans Jazz band with Encore
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From£1120
Jazz bandThatcham

Great New Orleans Jazz, ideal for parties and outdoor events

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Hire The Polka Dots Jazz band with Encore
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£900 - £1355
Jazz bandHigh Wycombe

Take three sassy voices, arrange a collection of classic and modern swing songs, add sharp dance routines and you have The Polka Dots!

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Hire The Club Classics Band Jazz band with Encore
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£1875 - £2500
Jazz bandBracknell

The Club Classics band are the ultimate 5-10 piece party band, playing dance floor classics from the 70s to the present day!

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Hire Jazz & The Tonics Jazz band with Encore
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Jazz bandWoking

Jazz and Swing band playing your favourite Jazz standards, Swing classics and postmodern jukebox favourites! Elegant, classy and great fun!

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Hire Simple Pleasures Jazz band with Encore
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£750 - £2125
Jazz bandAlton

Looking to dance the night away in style? Look no further! The South Wests #1 pop-soul band will have your guests on their feet in no time!

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Hire Anthony'sAllStars Cool Jazz Jazz band with Encore
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£380 - £2260
Jazz bandGodalming

Swing & Latin Jazz, always melodic & at a sensible volume for events. Variable size from duo to sextet according to budget/space available

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Hire The Mulberries Jazz band with Encore
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£1237.50 - £2312.50
Jazz bandReading

A vibrant jazz outfit comprised of some of the finest, distinguished professional musicians. Range of line ups to choose from.

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Hire The Post Modern Jazz Collective Jazz band with Encore
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£1750 - £2937.50
Jazz bandBracknell

TPMJC are the ultimate 7-9 piece band. Playing popular classics with a Jazz / Funk twist.

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Hire Conor & Yuki Jazz band with Encore
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£500 - £1300
Jazz bandMaidenhead

A fresh and insanely talented Acoustic Duo, who will wow guests with their silky smooth voices, heavenly guitar solos and loop pedal setup!

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Hire Lorraine And The Flames Jazz band with Encore
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£600 - £2500
Jazz bandVirginia Water

5-piece Jazz band currently covering The Great American Song Book suitable for high-end dining venues and corporate events.

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Hire Andrew Bourn Jazz band with Encore
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£1100 - £3200
Jazz bandHigh Wycombe

One of the most in demand jazz, swing and function bands in the UK! Start your event classy and finish with a party!

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Hire MLN Ensemble Jazz band with Encore
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£500 - £1500
Jazz bandHigh Wycombe

The MLN Ensemble is an instrumental jazz band specialising in smooth, subtle swing and jazzy takes on contemporary pop classics.

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Hire Smooth Groove Jazz band with Encore
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£400 - £750
Jazz bandSurrey

Jazz and party band for all occasions, smooth and mellow, or upbeat and swinging. Timeless and sophisticated sounds to impress your guests.

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Hire The Big River Band Jazz band with Encore
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£680 - £2500
Jazz bandMarlow

Great party and function band from Berks. Private, corporate, Masonic and Military functions. Special events include 60s nights, Jazz/Swing.

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Hire Vintage Classics Jazz band with Encore
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£350 - £1350
Jazz bandFarnborough

George Formby tribute; Songs of the Stars crooner act; Ragtime Rascals swing band Relive the glory days of swing with high class acts!

FAQs about hiring Jazz Bands in Berkshire

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What instruments are in a jazz band?

A jazz band typically comprises a piano, brass instruments like trumpets and trombones, and woodwinds such as saxophones and clarinets, providing melodic richness. The rhythm section includes drums, double bass or electric bass, and occasionally a guitar, offering dynamic beats and anchoring harmonies. These instruments collaborate to create the genre's distinctive sound. In larger jazz ensembles, vibraphones, flutes, and percussion instruments might be added for complexity. Jazz's flexibility allows various instrument combinations, but the core elements of brass, woodwinds, and rhythm instruments are fundamental, enabling the genre's improvisational and expressive qualities.

How long can a jazz band play for?

Jazz band sets are typically 45-50 minutes long, with a 10-15 minute break between sets; a whole performance is often 2 hours long. The brief interval between sets allows them to gather their breath, re-tune and ultimately keep the music going for longer.

What do jazz musicians wear?

Traditional jazz bands typically dress to match the style of the music, with ladies wearing cocktail dresses or gowns and men wearing fine suits/tuxes.

What equipment do I need to provide?

The band will require a sufficient number of electrical connectors to connect all of the amplification equipment: three or four sockets should suffice. They can also require chairs without arms. Most live jazz bands will bring their own amplification, but if your location is often used for live music, they may be permitted to use the venue's existing PA system.

How much space does a jazz band need?

Jazz bands come in a variety of sizes, therefore the amount of space required will depend on the number of musicians performing. A general rule of thumb: - 1.5m x 1.5m x 1.5m for each musician - 2m × 2m for the drummer/pianist - 3m x 3m for a trio - 6m x 4m band for a 7-piece band More space is usually better than less, so talk to your venue about your space needs; they should be able to help you make sure your band is well-provided for on this front. The band will also give you an accurate estimate of how much space they'll want, taking into account equipment (whether they're utilising a PA system or lights).

How long does setup and sound check take?

A quartet takes roughly an hour, while a 7+ piece band takes about 90 minutes. This will allow them to load in their gear, warm up, and sound-check.

Are jazz bands good for christmas parties?

Jazz bands can be excellent for Christmas parties. Jazz music's festive, lively tunes create a sophisticated and enjoyable atmosphere, fitting both formal gatherings and casual celebrations. The versatile nature of jazz allows bands to adapt to a wide range of styles, ensuring a diverse playlist that caters to different tastes. With its timeless appeal and ability to set a jolly mood, a jazz band can enhance the holiday spirit, making it a popular choice for Christmas corporate events. Explore Encore's curated collection of Christmas jazz bands for hire today to find the best band for your Christmas party.

Are jazz bands appropriate for weddings?

Jazz bands are an increasingly popular choice for weddings, especially receptions. In 2023, 1 in 20 wedding receptions booking a wedding jazz band with us. Their versatile repertoire caters to various moments, from romantic ballads during the ceremony to lively tunes for dancing. Jazz offers a sophisticated ambience, enhancing the event's elegance.

Hiring a Jazz Band in Berkshire

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Jazz, Pop, Folk
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How much does it cost to hire a Jazz Band in Berkshire?

The typical price per group member for Jazz Bands is:
£Budget£220
££Pro£330
£££High-end£400+

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Recent reviews of our Jazz Bands in Berkshire

“Great. Steve was faboulous”

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Sergio hired Smooth Groove for a Private event (available in Berkshire)

“What an amazing band. Highly recomend Party at Franks!”

5 July 2023
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Sue hired Andrew Bourn for a Wedding (available in Berkshire)

“Fantastic. We just hired the Jazz Apples for our seasons end ball at out golf club .professional in every way , great musicians who read the room superbly and performed beautifully to give us a great night . Can’t thank them enough . Highly recommend them all. Thanks so much ”

30 March 2024
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Adrian hired The Jazz Apples for a Bar / Club / Venue event (available in Berkshire)

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