Jazz Bands for hire in Dover

Hire the perfect jazz band in Dover 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 Dover!

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Hire Dulcie May & The Bop Cats     Duo/Trio/Quartet/Quintet Jazz band with Encore
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£550 - £2000
Jazz bandCanterbury

‘Jazz thats Soulful, Bluesy and Swinging", Up to a 7 peice band Swing and Latin Jazz with Trumpet, Saxophone, Piano, Guitar, D Bass, Drums.

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Hire Songbird by Starlight Jazz band with Encore
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£950 - £1450
Jazz bandBroadstairs

Sophisticated jazz group with female vocals. This in-demand group has played all over the UK at venues such as The Savoy & Blenheim Palace.

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Hire Take Three Jazz band with Encore
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£700 - £1500
Jazz bandRamsgate

Classy piano trio playing popular jazz standards to set the perfect atmosphere.

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Hire THREE! Jazz band with Encore
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£480 - £500
Jazz bandCanterbury

Fletcher & Bennett and guests step off the corporate circuit to present chilled soul,jazz and folk vibes in all the right places

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Hire Matt Wates Sextet Jazz band with Encore
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From£640
Jazz bandRye

Founded in 1993, we're an award-winning Modern Jazz six-piece band, performing at clubs and festivals all over Britain

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Hire KD Dance Orchestra Jazz band with Encore
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£1500 - £3800
Jazz bandCanterbury

Stunning vocals, rhythm section, four piece brass section and funky rhythm guitar. Swing to Soul, we've got it covered.

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

Early Swing, New Orleans Jazz, and Traditional Jazz from the 1920s to 40s. Bringing the sounds of the good old days back..

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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 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 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 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 Ruby & The Dukes Jazz band with Encore
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From£900
Jazz bandLondon

Vintage 1950's Rock’n’Roll, Rhythm&Blues, Rockabilly & Retro Swing…a great party & dance band!

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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 Neon Blue Jazz band with Encore
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£625 - £1625
Jazz bandBath

Add some toe-tapping, swinging sophistication to your drinks reception, or a warm background atmosphere to your dinner.

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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 Sambinha Jazz Band Jazz band with Encore
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£400 - £1800
Jazz bandLondon

Top jazz band, bringing you the magic of Brazilian Bossa nova, swing, jive and jazzy arrangements of your favourite pop songs!

Latest reviews of our Jazz Bands in Dover

Dulcie May & The Bop Cats     Duo/Trio/Quartet/Quintet
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"perfect. everyone enthused about Dulcie and the band"

Roger hired Dulcie May & The Bop Cats Duo/Trio/Quartet/Quintet for a Private event (available in Dover)

Verified Review, 30 September 2023
Dulcie May & The Bop Cats     Duo/Trio/Quartet/Quintet
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"Friendly. polite, professional at entertaining 40 guests from age 7 to 82 in a private home - Thank you !"

Marie hired Dulcie May & The Bop Cats Duo/Trio/Quartet/Quintet for a Private event (available in Dover)

Verified Review, 24 June 2023
Songbird by Starlight
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"We had Songbird performing at our wedding and we couldn't have chosen better, absolute gem! We had a trio, piano, vocals and saxophone and the band brought the whole event to a totally different level! We and our guests loved it! The singer was outstanding, all the members of the band absolutely amazing! You will not regret hiring them for any event. "

Alina hired Songbird by Starlight for a Wedding (available in Dover)

Verified Review, 28 August 2022

FAQs about hiring Jazz Bands in Dover

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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 Dover

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

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

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