Jazz Bands for hire in Portsmouth

Hire the perfect jazz band in Portsmouth 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 406 bands for you to explore right here.

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13 bands in or around Portsmouth
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Jazz bandEastleigh(15 mi)

Cinnamon Jazz add mellow ambience with our melodic blend of Latin, swing, ballads and light funk.

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From£640
Jazz bandGosport(2 mi)

The Midnight Blues Jazz Quartet are a Portsmouth & Southampton based jazz ensemble covering a variety of jazz classics for any function.

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Jazz bandSouthampton(15 mi)

San Francisco native now based in Southampton, providing world-class jazz for UK!

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From£1900
Jazz bandSouthsea(1 mi)

The Royal Marines Association Dance Band

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Jazz bandEastleigh(18 mi)

Glamourous Modern Vintage

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Jazz bandLiss(20 mi)

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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Jazz bandHavant(5 mi)

We can perform as either a duo with live backing tracks or quartet.

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Jazz bandFareham(5 mi)

Sensational Jazz Band who performed for the likes of Sir Elton John , Nicole Kidman and many more

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Jazz bandFareham(5 mi)

Based on the South Coast , four saxophones and nothing else, covering an eclectic range of music from pop and jazz through to classical

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Jazz bandSouthampton(15 mi)

We are a highly sought jazz duo with regular gigs at venues such as Highclere Castle, and many weddings and events throughout the year.

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Jazz bandIsle of Wight(12 mi)

Isle of Wight - based smooth jazz duo / band, also performing on the Mainland. Established 2006. Playing jazz, blues, latin and soul.

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Jazz bandLittlehampton(25 mi)

The MWO provide the very best in gentle jazz, the great American Songbook, love songs and more. All combinations from duo to six piece.

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Jazz bandSouthampton(16 mi)

Storyville are a quality Jazz duo playing cool Jazz standards. We also have guest performers to make up trios and quartets.

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Jazz bandLondon(60 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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Jazz bandLondon(64 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 bandLondon(69 mi)

Jazz band fronted by singer Francesca Mondi, Sambinha performs Swing, dinner party Ballads, Brazilian Bossa Nova and Samba.

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Jazz bandLondon(60 mi)

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

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Jazz bandLoughton(77 mi)

Iconic vintage vocals with a fresh and modern edge supported by a phenomenal sound delivered by The Vintage Youth

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Popular genres:
Jazz, Pop, 1920s era music
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How much does it cost to hire a jazz band?

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

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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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