Jazz Bands available to hire in Moray

Hire the perfect jazz band in Moray 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 24 best jazz bands in Moray! All are available in Moray.

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Hire The Hornzmen Jazz band with Encore
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£850 - £1750
Jazz bandNorth Shields

The Hornzmen are an instrumental soulful, funky, bluesy brass/horn based inband that perform ripping versions of hit music as only they can!

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Hire Modern Vintage Dance band Jazz band with Encore
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£1000 - £1400
Jazz bandKilmarnock

We re-create the music of today in the style of yesteryear using Scott Bradlee’s PostModern Jukebox (PMJ) as our inspiration.

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Hire The Society Trio Jazz band with Encore
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£650 - £1400
Jazz bandNewcastle upon Tyne

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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Hire JazzLife Jazz band with Encore
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£620 - £1200
Jazz bandEdinburgh

A dynamic quartet with a tightly honed set of Swing, Latin and funky numbers to provide the feel good factor for any event

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Hire Hot Club du Nord Jazz band with Encore
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£495 - £1150
Jazz bandPeterlee

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

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Hire Chameleon Wedding & Function Band Jazz band with Encore
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£1500 - £2100
Jazz bandRedcar

Great party band featuring male & female lead vocalists with bass, guitar, drums, keyboards, sax & percussion. Up to 3 hours of live music

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Hire Marianne McGregor duo / trio / full band Jazz band with Encore
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£350 - £700
Jazz bandGlasgow

'Best Vocalist' - Scottish Jazz Awards 2021 - with superb accompanist / trio or full band.

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Hire Romacaleo  Jazz band with Encore
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£350 - £2000
Jazz bandGlasgow

Close your eyes & you might think you are in a 1930's Parisian bar... a barmitzva... or a ceilidh?

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Hire The Old World News  Jazz band with Encore
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£500 - £2200
Jazz bandGlasgow

The Old World News are a vintage style swing band based in Glasgow. We play songs you know in a lively 1940's jazz style!

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Hire Rosa Belles Post Modern Vocal Trio Jazz band with Encore
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£800 - £1250
Jazz bandAlloa

The Rosa Belles Vocal Trio are a glamorous postmodern vocal trio with an elite harmonising sound. Guaranteed to wow your guests!

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Hire Double Take - Jazz Duo Jazz band with Encore
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£400 - £1800
Jazz bandGlasgow

Entertaining and adaptable live jazz act - perfect for any occasion!

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Hire Escher  Jazz band with Encore
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£600 - £1800
Jazz bandGlasgow

Jazz Quintet with contemporary influences with lots of experience playing including Broken Speaker Festival 2022

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Hire The Stone Combo Jazz band with Encore
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£400 - £1100
Jazz bandGlasgow

A swing/jazz three-piece based in Glasgow but playing all over Scotland. Let us bring fun-filled jazz and swing favourites to your event!

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Hire Dave Swings Duo/Trio/Quartet Jazz band with Encore
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Jazz bandEdinburgh

Bring the cool with this swingin' jazz trio as they set the scene for that smoky speakeasy vibe. Perfect for any occasion!

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Hire La Dolce Vita Swing Collective Jazz band with Encore
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£1000 - £1400
Jazz bandScotland, UK

They promise to keep your toes a tappin' and your hearts a dancin' as they bring the sound of Rat Pack & Friends to life with a swing!!

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Hire Stravair Jazz band with Encore
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£437.50 - £875
Jazz bandEdinburgh

The beautifully elegant duo of Stravair. We've quickly become the most popular guitar and violin duo in Scotland. Guaranteed to move you!

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Hire Viper Swing Jazz band with Encore
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£413 - £1100
Jazz bandEdinburgh

Hot string jazz! Viper Swing evoke the swing-era spirit of the 1920's, 30's, 40's. Perfect for sophisticated events & cocktail receptions.

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Hire Foxstep Jazz band with Encore
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Jazz bandGlasgow

A new band with old soul, Foxstep brings together some of Scotland's finest musicians, performing Jazz, Swing, Rhythm & Blues, and Motown.

FAQs about hiring Jazz Bands in Moray

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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 Moray

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Popular genres:
Jazz, Pop, Folk
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Busiest times:
June, July, September

How much does it cost to hire a Jazz Band in Moray?

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

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Recent reviews of our Jazz Bands in Moray

“Absolutely sensational! Marianne and her trio were stunning and brought such a wonderful vibe to our pre-wedding jazz party at Thirlestane Castle. Their playlist was perfect and everyone commented on how sensational her voice was! Thank you so much. Tasha & James x x x”

29 July 2022
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Natasha hired Marianne McGregor duo / trio / full band for a Wedding (available in Moray)

“Absolutely fantastic! Totally mellow vibe from Kyle on guitar & Lawrie on double bass plus amazing vocals from Marianne. Perfect combo for our garden party, playlist just hit the spot, all our guests raved about them. One of the best gigs I’ve ever seen ( knocked the socks off Andrea Bocelli who we saw the previous week) 🤩🤩 Absolutely made the party - many many thanks👍”

9 July 2022
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David hired Marianne McGregor duo / trio / full band for a Wedding anniversary (available in Moray)

“Absolutely blown away! Marianne and her band brought something truly special to our Christmas party - she is a real star and the sax and guitarist performing with her were pro musicians. Highly recommended!”

11 December 2021
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Fraser hired Marianne McGregor duo / trio / full band for a Private event (available in Moray)

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