Jazz Bands for hire in Croydon

Hire the perfect jazz band in Croydon 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 272 best jazz bands in Croydon!

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Hire Camino Sonoro Jazz Band Jazz band with Encore
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From£640
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Camino Sonoro are unique and versatile jazz band performing an elegant mix of swing, latin jazz, bossa nova's.

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Hire Ruby & The Dukes Jazz band with Encore
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From£900
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Ruby and the Dukes: A Vintage 1950's R&B, RocknRoll, Blues, Rockabilly, and Retro Swing Band!

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Hire Love For Sale Jazz band with Encore
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London’s most booked jazz band with over 500 bookings since 2016. TV appearances on C4 and ads for Net a Porter Professional and proven

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Hire Swing Train 42 Jazz band with Encore
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£340 - £850
Jazz bandLondon

Gypsy swing jazz trio that covers classic Django tunes and jazz standards with the unlikely instrumentation of mandolin and guitar.

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Hire Ben H Trio Jazz band with Encore
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£825 - £1075
Jazz bandLondon

A polished and exciting outfit that plays a mix of originals and vibrant jazz standards, made up of former RWCMD graduates.

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Hire Swing With Us Jazz band with Encore
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£2500 - £5500
Jazz bandLondon

The only band offering 3-4 roaming instruments on the dance floor. Your guests become part of the show, on a night they will never forget.

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Hire Sambinha Jazz Band Jazz band with Encore
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£400 - £1800
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Top jazz band, bringing you the magic of Brazilian Bossa nova, swing, jive and jazzy arrangements of your favourite pop songs!

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Hire Janine Johnson & Black Cherry Swing Jazz band with Encore
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£1500 - £2000
Jazz bandLondra

Tired of the typical jazz bands? IT’S TIME FOR SOMETHING TANTALISING AND NEW....“BLACK CHERRY SWING”

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Hire B & The Stingers Jazz band with Encore
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From£480
Jazz bandLondon

Mix a pinch of Jazz, a dose of Soul, a dash of Pop together and add an exotic Latin twist on top: the ingredients to create the perfect buzz

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Hire Starlight Jazz Jazz band with Encore
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£560 - £1300
Jazz bandLondon

Starlight Jazz is a talented and sophisticated Jazz collective with an extensive repertoire, which can be tailored to suit any event.

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Hire Helena Debono's Jazz/Soul Band Jazz band with Encore
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Helena Debono's Jazz Soul Band is an in demand sophisticated Jazz band based in London.

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Hire The Pendulum Quartet Jazz band with Encore
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Jazz bandLondon

Real jazz and swing - The Great American Songbook performed by some of London's top jazz musicians.

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Hire The Kings Of Swing Jazz band with Encore
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£1000 - £3500
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The Kings of Swing are a British Jazz and Swing Band available for all parties, weddings and functions.

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Hire LDN Riviera Jazz band with Encore
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£850 - £1500
Jazz bandLondon

We are proud to present LDN Riviera! A high calibre socially-distanced entertainment option for all those continuing with their 2020 events.

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Hire Blue Euphony Jazz band with Encore
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£800 - £2000
Jazz bandLondon

A truly unique and wonderfully musical experience that is equally suited to smaller events as the big stage

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Hire Victoria & The Foxes Jazz band with Encore
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£1250 - £3750
Jazz bandLondon

#1 International Jazz, Soul, Funk, and Party band in London. We bring sass, style and soul to any event!

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Hire Nick Pritchard Jazz Band Jazz band with Encore
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£900 - £2450
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International Jazz and Swing Singer, Nick Pritchard is one of our most sought after and highly demanded Artists.

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Hire The Standard Street Band Jazz band with Encore
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£350 - £700
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Jazz band with optional line-ups, performing all your favourite jazz standards. Perfect background music for your wedding or event.

Recent reviews of our Jazz Bands in Croydon

“This band took our event to ANOTHER LEVEL. Everyone was fascinated and loved them. Quality was very very good, they are amazing musicians. Do not doubt to hire them for your event, you won't regret. ”

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Delfina hired The Red Hot Rags - Energetic Swing & Jazz Band for a Private event (available in Croydon)

“Incredible band! The vibe was perfect, everyone loved them, Bea’s a gorgeous singer and the musicians were fab. Particularly loved the double bass, it was beautiful. ”

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Serena hired B & The Stingers for a Birthday party (available in Croydon)

“A fantastic experience! Extremely professional to deal with and great performers! Thank you again!”

9 November 2023
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Katie hired Vivid Jazz for a Corporate event (available in Croydon)

FAQs about hiring Jazz Bands in Croydon

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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 Croydon

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Popular genres:
Jazz, Pop, Folk
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Busiest times:
June, July, September

How much does it cost to hire a Jazz Band in Croydon?

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

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