Jazz Bands for hire in Derby

Hire the perfect jazz band in Derby 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 Derby!

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Hire Kal's kats Jazz band with Encore
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£1600 - £1800
Jazz bandDerbyshire

A brilliant rhythm and blues Band - playing 20's, 40's, 50's and party tunes as well as dance tuition provided. First Class entertainment!!

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Hire Kalamazoo Dance Band Jazz band with Encore
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£1200 - £1700
Jazz bandDerbyshire

Perfect for weddings, 40's war theme, Rat Pack - any party that requires the best in Big Band and swing music. An excellent 10 piece dance

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Hire Nouveau Lounge Jazz band with Encore
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£2625 - £4175
Jazz bandKent

Nouveau Lounge are a UK band who perform their own arrangements of modern pop songs played in a Vintage Style.

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Hire Tri Tones Jazz Jazz band with Encore
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£495 - £1345
Jazz bandDerby

Brilliant jazz music, ideal for weddings, parties, functions and events, playing standards and classic jazz you and your guests will love.

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Hire Cranberry Flick Jazz band with Encore
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£550 - £650
Jazz bandNottingham

Cranberry Flick are a 7 piece swing, jive, rhythm &blues band performing music in their distinctive vintage style.

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Hire Miles Harlem Jazz band with Encore
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£1280 - £2450
Jazz bandNottingham

Guaranteeing to bring the fun, funk, and style! We offer a huge collection of your favourite soulful party songs in a current and fresh way!

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Hire The Regency Dance Orchestra Jazz band with Encore
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£1400 - £1800
Jazz bandDerbyshire

A superb high quality dance orchestra playing late 30’s to 40’s ballroom dancing in vintage white tie and tailcoats - A perfect evening

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Hire The Bards Jazz band with Encore
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Jazz bandNottingham

A true dynamic duo! We’ll cater for your musical needs with years of experience in performing jazz, pop and rock classics!

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Hire Ben Martin Jazz  Jazz band with Encore
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£500 - £1000
Jazz bandNottingham

High quality jazz for any occasion. From solo saxophone to a full band with vocals. Slick, swinging jazz to delight your guests.

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Hire Ben 'n' Jeanie Jazz band with Encore
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£475 - £1200
Jazz bandNottingham

Hi. We're Ben on guitar and Jeanie on vocals and we play the best in good old fashioned jazz from the Great American Songbook.

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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 Matt Lacey Trio Jazz band with Encore
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£500 - £1200
Jazz bandLeicestershire

Jazz Trio of Piano, Bass & Drums playing Jazz standards and contemporary pieces, providing background ambiance or performance sets.

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Hire Gatsby Go-Getters Jazz band with Encore
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Jazz bandNottingham

For sophistication and a vintage feel, top class party music from the 1920s and 1930s evoking the fun and frivolity from the jazz age.

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Hire Teine (Chenna)  Jazz band with Encore
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£300 - £500
Jazz bandStone

Folk duo playing folk, traditional, jazz, popular classics.

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Hire Danny James  Jazz band with Encore
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Jazz bandSheffield

Sophisticated gypsy jazz from Yorkshire. Guaranteed to get your guests feet tapping!

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Hire The Swinging Bass Band &Trio Jazz band with Encore
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£561.25 - £1248.75
Jazz bandLoughborough

"Jazz, Swing, Sheer Class!" The Swinging Bass Trio & Band ideal for Anniversaries, Celebrations, Weddings, Outdoor and Corporate events.

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Hire Retro Jazz and Swing Jazz band with Encore
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£843.75 - £1625
Jazz bandNottingham

Playing timeless classics as well their own vintage take on more modern hits, Retro Jazz and Swing are perfect to entertain at your event.

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Hire Trudgeon's Trad Jazz Troubadours  Jazz band with Encore
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£1500 - £3500
Jazz bandBristol

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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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 Derby

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Jazz, Pop, Folk
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June, July, September

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

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 Derby

“Super music , would book you again . Absolutely fantastic had a family occasion they suited all ages we were so impressed !!!honestly loved every moment. Heather 🤩”

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Heather hired Ben Martin Jazz for a Private event (available in Derby)

“We had an amazing evening thank you for being so accommodating ”

7 March 2024
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Risha hired Ben Martin Jazz for a Private event (available in Derby)

“Ben was very helpful when liaising prior to the event and the band were excellent, playing a great choice of songs including all the ones we requested. I would definitely book them again and highly recommend!”

19 February 2024
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Bettina hired Ben Martin Jazz for a Private event (available in Derby)

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