Jazz Bands for hire in Kent

Hire the perfect jazz band in Kent 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 413 bands for you to explore right here.

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13 bands in or around Kent
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Jazz bandAshford(13 mi)

Scott and the Explorers are a swing jazz quartet band from Kent.

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From£938
Jazz bandEastbourne(30 mi)

One of the most versatile & engaging acts on the music scene. Consisting of some of the most sought after professional musicians in the UK

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Jazz bandCanterbury(22 mi)

Goosebumps are a 5 piece swing jive band from Kent, UK. They travel worldwide swingin' themselves silly and cooking up a storm on stage.

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Jazz bandSouthend-on-Sea(35 mi)

Jazz for music lovers! Playing Jazz standards, Jazzed up Rock and Jazzed down Dance for your intimate party or wedding!

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From£1095
Jazz bandHastings(17 mi)

Hard swinging fun with band going from a duo to a 9 piece band playing classic tunes from the 1920-50. The ultimate swing dance band!

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From£800
Jazz bandCrowborough(30 mi)

Quantum Collective is a 5-piece, jazz/funk-fusion band from East Sussex.

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From£1500
Jazz bandCanterbury(21 mi)

Jazz - Swing - Party - Jive!

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Jazz bandCanterbury(21 mi)

KD Swing & Soul Orchestra - Sinatra to Stevie, Miller to Aretha! Sassy soul and swing classics.

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From£480
Jazz bandWhitstable(22 mi)

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

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From£490
Jazz bandEast Grinstead(38 mi)

Hi I'm Jane Tuff and I'm passionate about bringing " jazz in your space" to your event. Perfect for receptions, dinners, birthday bash.

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Jazz bandTonbridge(27 mi)

Jazz/acoustic duo based in London, comprised of Guildhall School of Music and Drama Jazz Graduates Lydia Bell and Tom Coppin.

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Jazz bandTunbridge Wells(26 mi)

A superb Band who will play just the right range of music to suit the event. Flexible line-up can be from 2 to 5 musicians.

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Jazz bandLondon(50 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(54 mi)

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

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Jazz bandLondon(50 mi)

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

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Jazz bandLondon(53 mi)

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

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Jazz bandLoughton(54 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 bandLondon(59 mi)

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

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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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