Jazz Bands for hire in Durham

Hire the perfect jazz band in Durham for your wedding, party or event. You'll find everything here from classic jazz trios with piano, double bass and singer, to specific styles like postmodern jukebox or gypsy jazz. Groups like this are the perfect way to add that 'something special' to any event! We have 395 bands for you to explore right here.

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6 bands in or around Durham
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Jazz bandGateshead(11 mi)

Jazz & Swing | Soul & Funk | Chart & Top 40 8 to 19 musicians

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From£640
Jazz bandPeterlee(10 mi)

Swinging 1930s/40s vintage jazz from one of the UK's premiere Gypsy Jazz quartets!

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From£1650
Jazz bandNewcastle upon Tyne(15 mi)

Dropping pop tunes in swing styles! A charismatic new 5-7 piece function band for your unique event.

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From£700
Jazz bandNewcastle upon Tyne(13 mi)

The Society Trio is a brilliant and unique jazz trio performing pop, blues, standards, rock, and soul tunes with vocals, trombone and keys!

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From£800
Jazz bandNewcastle upon Tyne(14 mi)

Our repertoire includes cool jazz, be-bop, Latin and soul. Although this group mainly play as a quartet, a female vocalist can be requested.

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Jazz bandSunderland(10 mi)

From Blues to Jazz, Pop through to Contemporary, we have it covered.

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Jazz bandBath(243 mi)

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

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From£700
Jazz bandLondon(238 mi)

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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From£750
Jazz bandLondon(230 mi)

Specialists in Brazilian jazz & Bossa nova as well as Swing, Jive and Jazz arrangements of well-known pop songs!

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From£1100
Jazz bandLondon(234 mi)

Classy Upbeat Ensemble, playing Jazz, Blues, Motown, Soul & Pop in refreshing arrangements. An absolute must for keen Jazz lovers 👍

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From£500
Jazz bandLondon(239 mi)

Jazzy Vintage Sounds from the 1920s/30s/40s ~ based in London

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Jazz bandLondon(233 mi)

we are a collection of musicians fronted by Georgie Wells - jazz and pop singer. We play a variety of genres, from jazz to top 40 charts

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From£1250
Jazz bandChester(121 mi)

The A Sides' are an exciting quintet featuring Vocals, Trumpet, Piano, Double Bass & Drums playing Jazz & Blues and modern day hits!

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From£640
Jazz bandLoughton(226 mi)

Iconic vintage vocals with a fresh and modern edge supported by a phenomenal sound delivered by The Vintage Youth

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Jazz bandBristol(232 mi)

Bristol based female fronted classic Jazz band performing all the best songs from the 20s through 60s

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From£800
Jazz bandLondon(238 mi)

‘Soulful, Bluesy and Swinging’ ‘The Earth moved when Dulcie Sang’ - Lance, Bebop Spoken Here

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From£640
Jazz bandLondon(227 mi)

Camino Sonoro are unique and versatile jazz band performing an elegant mix of swing, latin jazz, bossa nova's.

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Jazz bandLondon(233 mi)

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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Jazz, Pop, Rock
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£Budget£220
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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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