Jazz Bands for hire in Essex

Hire the perfect jazz band in Essex 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 Essex!

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Hire Hetty and the Jazzato Band Jazz band with Encore
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£440 - £1820
Jazz bandUpminster

Anglo-Italian swing band giving a quirky modern twist to vintage Italian songs, gypsy-jazz, & swing standards to get your feet tapping! 🇮🇹

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Hire MJ & The Fellas  Jazz band with Encore
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£1125 - £5750
Jazz bandRomford

Fronted by one of the finest jazz and swing vocalists in the U.K. MJ & The Fellas effortlessly bring the Great American Song Book to life.

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Hire Velvet Diamond Jazz band with Encore
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£1688 - £2375
Jazz bandLoughton

Party band ready to deliver the most captivating and interactive perforance you and your guests have ever seen!

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Hire Decatur Street Jazz Jazz band with Encore
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£950 - £1500
Jazz bandSouthend-on-Sea

Bring Jazz Club vibes to your event! Sultry vocals, sparkly keys and a double bass you can't help but move to!

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Hire Ollie Wyatt & Friends Jazz band with Encore
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£400 - £1800
Jazz bandEssex

Swing, Smooth & Cool. The perfect ensemble for any event to impress your audience and guests.

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Hire Electro Jazz Orchestra Jazz band with Encore
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£1500 - £3000
Jazz bandColchester

Not your average Big Band! We are a 19 piece dynamic, exciting, modern big band.

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Hire The Big Phat Beats Big Band Jazz band with Encore
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Jazz bandChelmsford

You’ve never seen a big band like this! The Big Phat Beats Big Band is a unique and cool take on the classic swing line up.

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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.

Latest reviews of our Jazz Bands in Essex

Neon Blue
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"Neon blue was fantastic. They were really communicative and helpful in figuring out the right set up for what we wanted and needed in advance of the day and then brilliant on the day itself. They were punctual and flexible in terms of set up, fitting in perfectly for our venue and even moving in and out for different weather and different parts of the event. They took care of everything themselves creating absolutely no worries, work or stress for us. And the music itself was fabulous. Really made the whole event with the perfect tone and mood. Would definitely book them again for any events! Thank you so much for making our event."

Margaret hired Neon Blue for a Private event (available in Essex)

Verified Review, 9 June 2024
The Boogie Bumpers
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"The band was brilliant! Excellent music perfectly suited to our 1940s D Day inspired party. I would highly recommend them! Everyone got up and danced. 5 stars *****"

Julie hired The Boogie Bumpers for a Private event (available in Essex)

Verified Review, 8 June 2024
Moondust Jazz Band
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"Moondust played at a birthday function at the American Museum, Bath to a diverse audience of 50 plus people of all ages. They provided the musical backdrop for an evening that lasted some six hours. Their material was technically sophisticated, energetic and covered a wide range of jazz standards and styles. Faultlessly supportive double bass, expressive sax and efficiently driving electric guitar. They were tight, melodic and lively. Perfect. The audience were preoccupied with what was a busy intercontinental family and friends reunion and at times may have seemed to the musicians to take the quality of the music for granted. Nonetheless that did not stop Moondust in any way from giving of their best. They provided a consistently atmospheric performance that did not flag for a minute. They added energy and style to the occasion without conflicting in any way with the often loud audience ambiance. Recommended. David W."

Lydia hired Moondust Jazz Band for a Private event (available in Essex)

Verified Review, 4 June 2024

FAQs about hiring Jazz Bands in Essex

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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 Essex

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

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

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