Jazz Bands for hire in Portsmouth

Hire the perfect jazz band in Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth!

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Hire Pink Champagne- Jazz & Pop band ( Duo / Trio ) ) Jazz band with Encore
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£225 - £750
Jazz bandPortsmouth

Pink Champagne are an Award winning Jazz band who played 1000 + events for the likes of Sir Elton John, Nicole Kidman and many more.

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Hire Mo Woods & The Jazz Collective  Jazz band with Encore
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£500 - £1000
Jazz bandGosport

Mo Woods & The Jazz Collective are a professional Jazz group performing a wide range of classic and modern jazz music.

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Hire Lana-May & her Hot Jazz Band Jazz band with Encore
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£550 - £2937.50
Jazz bandPortsmouth

Authentic Vintage 1920s-1930s Hot Jazz, Blues and Swing Band

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Hire ChiJazz Band Jazz band with Encore
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£600 - £750
Jazz bandBognor Regis

Chijazz Band: the chosen providers of sophisticated jazz for RHS Wisley, City Cruises Thames Jazz Nights, and Chichester Festival Theatre.

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Hire Nomad!c Jazz band with Encore
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Jazz bandHampshire

Nomad!c brings the warm, uplifting sounds of Bossa Nova, 'hot club' 30's gypsy jazz and the great American Songbook to enhance any event.

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Hire Pocket Rhythm Trio Jazz band with Encore
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£626 - £1000
Jazz bandPortsmouth

Trio of Funky Jazz Musicians performing cool covers and standards. Plant Based on the sunny South Coast, UK.

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Hire Blue Note jazz band Jazz band with Encore
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From£380
Jazz bandChichester

Blue Note are a highly experienced jazz band featuring some of the finest jazz musicians in the south of England.

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Hire The Royal Marines Association Dance Band Jazz band with Encore
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£2100
Jazz bandSouthsea

A top party & function band! We've played thousands of events including performing for the Royal Family onboard HM Royal Yacht Britannia.

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Hire Simple Pleasures Jazz band with Encore
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£750 - £2125
Jazz bandAlton

Looking to dance the night away in style? Look no further! The South Wests #1 pop-soul band will have your guests on their feet in no time!

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Hire AM Jazz Jazz band with Encore
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From£500
Jazz bandLiss

AM Jazz are a Piano and Bass Jazz duo or trio (+), who play sophisticated Jazz and Latin classics. The perfect complement to your event.

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Hire SaxandUke Jazz band with Encore
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£220 - £660
Jazz bandEastleigh

Saxophone meets ukulele for a bold and exciting duo act playing relaxing renditions of your favourite jazz and pop tunes!

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Hire The Sleepy Lagoon Orchestra Jazz band with Encore
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Jazz bandChichester

The Sleepy Lagoon Orchestra is West Sussex and the South Coast's go to Dance Band, performing for private and public events.

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Hire Red Fez Orchestra Jazz band with Encore
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£750 - £2312.50
Jazz bandChristchurch

Playing authentic jazz arrangements from the 1920-40s. The Red Fez Orchestra will get your toes tapping and make the audience want to dance!

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Hire Jazz Sax Jazz band with Encore
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Jazz bandSouthsea

Add sophistication to you evening with a live saxophonist

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Hire Jazz 'n' Dave Jazz band with Encore
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£250 - £500
Jazz bandChichester

Evergreen and modern jazz classics from a superb Saxophone/Guitar duo, providing a high class ambience for bars, restaurants, functions etc.

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Hire Pink Champagne Band Jazz band with Encore
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£320 - £650
Jazz bandSouthampton

We are a highly sought jazz band with gigs at venues such as Poole Yacht Club, army events and many weddings & events throughout the year.

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Hire Modern Swing Band Jazz band with Encore
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£2625 - £3525
Jazz bandLondon

London's #1 Modern Swing Jazz band, guaranteed to 'wow' guests with renditions of 90s 00s songs complete with 4 piece horn section!

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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.

Latest reviews of our Jazz Bands in Portsmouth

Pink Champagne- Jazz & Pop band ( Duo / Trio ) )
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"Brilliant!"

Judy hired Pink Champagne- Jazz & Pop band ( Duo / Trio ) ) for a Private event (available in Portsmouth)

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Pink Champagne- Jazz & Pop band ( Duo / Trio ) )
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"Amazing performance from the Trio I had booked. Communication was great and they turned up exactly as planned. During the 15 minute break between sets the trio let us use the mic for a bit of fun. Everyone in the crowd enjoyed the sets and were all complimentary after the event on the performance. I would definitely book again and will be recommending for future events planned. Thanks very much guys! "

George hired Pink Champagne- Jazz & Pop band ( Duo / Trio ) ) for a Private event (available in Portsmouth)

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Pink Champagne- Jazz & Pop band ( Duo / Trio ) )
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"Laura and her wonderful band played at our private party on 29th July and they were absolutely fantastic. Laura ensured that her playlist suited all ages and the guests were up dancing from beginning to end. In the intermission, Laura kindly allowed my daughter and niece to sing a couple of songs using the PA system which was really kind. I can’t recommend Pink Champagne highly enough. From first contacting the band in December to the party night, all communication and organisation was first class. Thanks Laura and your fellow musicians "

Julie hired Pink Champagne- Jazz & Pop band ( Duo / Trio ) ) for a Private event (available in Portsmouth)

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FAQs about hiring Jazz Bands in Portsmouth

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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 Portsmouth

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Jazz, Pop, Rock
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How much does it cost to hire a Jazz Band in Portsmouth?

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

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