Jazz Bands for hire in Dorset

Hire the perfect jazz band in Dorset for your wedding, party or event. Our bans cover everything from classic jazz trios with piano, double bass and singer, to vintage styles like postmodern jukebox or gypsy jazz. Booking a group like this is the perfect way to add that 'something special' to any event! Browse our collection of our 360 best jazz bands local to Dorset and book when you're ready!

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All the bands below are available to travel to Dorset
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£600 - £800
Jazz bandFordingbridge

Experience this iconic album played LIVE. A true 1959 New York Jazz band.

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From£400
Jazz bandYeovil

Classy live jazz performed with skill and verve from singer/pianist Julie & her excellent musicians. Swing, Latin & Blues + originals.

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£570 - £1750
Jazz bandBournemouth

"The" swing & jive band to book for your event! We guarantee to shake the house down with swing, blues and jive numbers!

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Jazz bandBournemouth

Joe's Jazz is one of the most sought after jazz bands in the UK and can cater for any event and be booked in any size, from a duos upwards.

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£350 - £600
Jazz bandBournemouth

Postmodern & Vintage Style Jazz Vocal Harmony Trio

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From£960
Jazz bandBournemouth

Latin Band - Cuban, Brazillian and Latin Music. For dancing to or to chill to! Authentic sounds and first class musicians!

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Jazz bandBournemouth

Spiral recreates the best of 70's and 80's jazz funk fusion songs putting their own stamp on them. Great for parties or to sit and listen to

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Jazz bandBournemouth

A jazz band playing jazz from the 1920's, 1930's & 1940's such as Mr Sandman, Summertime, Somebody Stole My Gal, Royal Garden Blues, etc.

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£680 - £1250
Jazz bandPoole

... a strolling vaudeville band playing pop from the last 100 years - Armstrong to Zutons, in a swing style! No wires, no limits!

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£375 - £550
Jazz bandBournemouth

Live Vocals & Sax Duo ~ Swing, Jazz, Soul, Pop, Laid back Chill to Upbeat & Lively.

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Jazz bandBournemouth

Saxophone & Piano duo playing jazz and easy listening. Can be augmented to a trio or quartet with double bass and drums.

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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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£340 - £830
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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£1190 - £2750
Jazz bandLondon

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

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From£900
Jazz bandLondon

Ruby & The Dukes play the very best 40’s & 50’s R&B, Rock 'n' Roll, Postmodern, Jazz and Swing to get audiences up and dancing...

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£614 - £1300
Jazz bandLondon

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

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£1250 - £2550
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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£850 - £1500
Jazz bandLondon

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Hiring a jazz band

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Popular genres:
Jazz, Pop, Rock
Average response time:
2 hours
Busiest times:
July, August, September

How much does it cost to hire a jazz band?

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

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Frequently asked questions

What's the difference between a trad/vintage jazz band, a swing band, a post-modern jukebox band, and a gypsy jazz band?

Jazz bands come in all shapes and sizes - that's what's so great about them! They'll usually specialise in a specific style, like the following: Trad/vintage jazz band: perform Dixieland and ragtime jazz music from the early 20th century. Swing band: perform a style of jazz music developed in the 1930s & 1940s in the USA. Post-modern jukebox band: a style of music incorporating modern songs, or songs from different genres, into an upbeat jazz style (along with jazz instruments) Gypsy jazz band: a style of jazz developed by virtuoso Romani guitarist, Django Reinhardt, in the 1930's. Also known as 'jazz manouche'

What kind of performance should I expect from a jazz band?

Jazz bands come in all shapes and sizes - so depending on that context, they can either perform background music or play a headline performance. For most jazz bands, a background performance is the natural choice. Jazz musicians are masters of keeping the music lively, while not being so loud as to take over conversation. However, with the rise of post-modern jukebox, jazz bands are becoming more adept at headline performances. These are designed to get guests up on their feet and dancing during the evening party at a wedding or function. So, if you're after a band who mix the roaring 20s with the swinging 60s with the naughty 90s, this'll be your go-to!

What songs will a jazz band perform?

Professional jazz bands usually have extensive song lists - that said, make sure you let them know if you have any special requests! The jazz bands we asked said the following 5 tunes are their most popular: At Last - Etta James My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing - Duke Ellington Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra Take Five - Dave Brubeck

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