Jazz Bands for hire in North Yorkshire

Hire the perfect jazz band in North Yorkshire 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 North Yorkshire!

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Hire Might As Well Be Swing Jazz band with Encore
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£1500 - £2000
Jazz bandLeeds

Sophisticated jazz and iconic pop hits with a vintage twist.

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Hire The Jazzy Boys Jazz band with Encore
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£888 - £1900
Jazz bandSheffield

The jazziest boys around!

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Hire The Jazz Exchange  Jazz band with Encore
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£437.50 - £3500
Jazz bandLeeds

Northern Jazz band performing in great bars and clubs of the north and further afield. We play in jazz clubs, concerts, functions et al.

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Hire Paul Harding Trio Jazz band with Encore
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£650 - £1372
Jazz bandLeeds

The Great American Songbook played by outstanding musicians. Swing & jazz classics to set a classy mood and delight your guests.

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Hire The Pint Sized Big Band Jazz band with Encore
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£875 - £2100
Jazz bandLeeds

A six-piece big band playing jazz hits from the 20s through to modern day. Our small size makes us suitable for all venues and occasions.

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Hire Frankly Jazz Jazz band with Encore
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£2000 - £3000
Jazz bandHarrogate

UK's number 1 swing band. Performed across the UK and Europe - guaranteed to get your guests dancing.

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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 The After Hours Jazz band with Encore
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£1000 - £2150
Jazz bandLeeds

Formed in 2012, The After Hours bring a whole new level of musicality & energy Live Electro-Swing; Darlings of the UK festival circuit....

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Hire The George Hoffman Trio Jazz band with Encore
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£350 - £750
Jazz bandLeeds

British Jazz Trio specialising in the Great American Songbook. Extensive repertoire of many well-known jazz standards.

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Hire The Groove Merchants Jazz band with Encore
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£1250 - £1875
Jazz bandLeeds

We are a 5-piece party band based in Leeds, UK. Whether you're looking for Motown classics or todays' chart toppers we'll have you covered!

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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 Mr Swing's Dance Orchestra Jazz band with Encore
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£1875 - £2250
Jazz bandTadcaster

A compact 13-piece swing band performing classic songs by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Harry Connick Jr, Michael Bublé etc......

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Hire Jitterbug Duo Jazz band with Encore
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From£411.76
Jazz bandLeeds

Acoustic Jazz Duo based in Leeds UK delivering sweet songs from the great american songbook and more!

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Hire Josie and the Majestics  Jazz band with Encore
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£1200 - £2000
Jazz bandSheffield

#weddingband #Jazz #Pop #Funk #Motown #R&B #Rnb #Partyband

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Hire Northern Star Trio Jazz band with Encore
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£437.50 - £875
Jazz bandLeeds

‘Soul Jazz’ full of energy, blues and groove with music by Booker T and the MG’s, Jimmy McGriff, Jack McDuff and many more.

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Hire Kitsch Co. Big Band Jazz band with Encore
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£2500 - £4375
Jazz bandHull

A flamboyant take on a big band classic

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Hire Dr Jazz Jazz band with Encore
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£1375 - £1700
Jazz bandYork

An amazing Roaring 20s/30s Great Gatsby band with a wealth of experience. These wonderful musicians guarantee to get your feet tapping!

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Hire Kibitz Jazz band with Encore
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From£640
Jazz bandLeeds

Kibitz are a 6 piece band from Leeds performing energetic and soulful klezmer and Eastern European folk music

Latest reviews of our Jazz Bands in North Yorkshire

Might As Well Be Swing
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"We hired Might As Well Be Swing for our Wedding on 21st March and wow! They were all absolutely amazing! Our guests absolutely loved them and we've had so many compliments! All of the band were extremely professional. They arrived on time and the performances were outstanding! They all looked great too. Would highly recommend! I wish I could do it all over again x"

Katie hired Might As Well Be Swing for a Wedding (available in North Yorkshire)

Verified Review, 21 March 2024
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"Such an amazing band! Brilliant performers who totally made our night and our guests loved them! Super professional (dealt incredibly well with the slightly more intoxicated of our wedding guests!) and provided such an great atmosphere. Would very highly recommend! "

Emily hired Might As Well Be Swing for a Wedding (available in North Yorkshire)

Verified Review, 8 November 2019
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"They were enjoyed by many people including the landlord of the venue."

Alison hired Might As Well Be Swing for a Bar / Club / Venue event (available in North Yorkshire)

Verified Review, 19 May 2019

FAQs about hiring Jazz Bands in North Yorkshire

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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 North Yorkshire

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Jazz, Pop, Folk
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June, July, September

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

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

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