Jazz Bands for hire in Kent

Hire the perfect jazz band in Kent 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 Kent!

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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 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 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 Kate Daniels Jazz Band Jazz band with Encore
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From£1280
Jazz bandTunbridge Wells

Gypsy jazz to Great American Songbook we extend from a duo to a sextet! Guitar/piano, bass, vocals and violin/trumpet/sax, drums

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Hire Midnight Martinis Jazz band with Encore
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£450 - £1400
Jazz bandTunbridge Wells

Function band Midnight Martinis perform a classic & contemporary pop soul crossover set to get everyone dancing!

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Hire The Tom Swing + Soul Band Jazz band with Encore
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£1140 - £3300
Jazz bandEastbourne

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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Hire Colin Peters Set Jazz band with Encore
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From£640
Jazz bandDartford

Music is my first love and it will be my last.

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Hire Björn & the Brothers of Rhythm Jazz band with Encore
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£1095 - £1405
Jazz bandHastings

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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Hire Javajam Jazz band with Encore
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From£700
Jazz bandGillingham

Javajam are a highly acclomplished and versatile band playing a delightful mix of jazz, sassy bossa nova, vintage pop and retro swing.

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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 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 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 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 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 Cali's Soul Experience Jazz band with Encore
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£775 - £2856.25
Jazz bandEast Grinstead

Show-stopping vocalist, a natural entertainer! Jazz/Soul/Motown band w warmth vintage & humour | Amy Winehouse specialty w Amy's guitarist!

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

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

Recent reviews of our Jazz Bands in Kent

“Tom and his band were sensational. Communication was constant in the build up to our event, which definitely put my mind at rest. On the night, they turned up on time and took care of everything and were professional to the end. The sound, look and their natural charisma brought our Hollywood themed event together wonderfully. I'd have no hesitation in recommending them for an event or hiring them again in the future. Thank you Tom, Peter and Steve! You guys were awesome!!!”

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Lucy hired The Tom Swing + Soul Band for a Corporate event (available in Kent)

“perfect. everyone enthused about Dulcie and the band”

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

“Friendly. polite, professional at entertaining 40 guests from age 7 to 82 in a private home - Thank you !”

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

FAQs about hiring Jazz Bands in Kent

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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 Kent

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

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

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