Jazz Bands for hire in Reading

Hire the perfect jazz band in Reading 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 435 bands for you to explore right here.

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39 bands in or around Reading
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Jazz bandWalton-on-Thames(24 mi)

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Jazz bandSurbiton(29 mi)

We're based in London and are a friendly bunch who plays mainly tasty originals and modern jazz standards, creating a memorable event

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From£800
Jazz bandBrentford(28 mi)

A flexible New Orleans Street Band playing a mix of traditional Dixieland, Mardi Gras as well as classic and modern pop covers.

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From£900
Jazz bandLondon(28 mi)

The Sound Express band is a high energy , versatile and super professional band, performing a huge range of classic and current hits.

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From£1200
Jazz bandLondon(28 mi)

G and the Lizards are a high-end band, performing everything from Pop, Rock to Soul, Motown and Jazz with style, energy and authenticity

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From£1080
Jazz bandHigh Wycombe(15 mi)

Take three sassy voices, arrange a collection of classic and modern swing songs, add sharp dance routines and you have The Polka Dots!

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From£960
Jazz bandBrentford(29 mi)

The Hot Shoes is an energetic swing ensemble, that guarantees to get your feet tapping with their exciting arrangements!

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From£2200
Jazz bandGuildford(21 mi)

Central Avenue - a corporate function and live party band specialising in Weddings, Private Parties and Corporate Events

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From£1610
Jazz bandLondon(26 mi)

A bona fide swinging jazz act, perfect for anyone looking to bring a touch of class and vintage authenticity to their big event.

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From£1900
Jazz bandBracknell(9 mi)

The signature Vadé a cappella sound is a beautiful amalgamation of modern Doo-Wop, Gospel & RnB fused with Jazz, Soul and a Motown flair!

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Jazz bandEpsom(28 mi)

Jeeves' Jukebox are the UK's leading wedding and function band performing covers in the style of the incredible Postmodern Jukebox.

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Jazz bandNortholt(26 mi)

London-based swing trio/duo featuring active in-demand musicians. Warm, stylish arrangements of 1930s jazz standards. Violin/guitar/bass.

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Jazz bandGuildford(22 mi)

Your favourite vintage jazz/swing hits with a vintage twist!

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Jazz bandHarrow(27 mi)

Voice, violin and guitar duo. Jazz specialists, performing a wide range of songs from swing and gypsy jazz to current sounds.

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Jazz bandOxford(23 mi)

The Donut Kings is one of Oxford and London's most exciting big bands, playing at college balls, society/private events, and in concert.

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Jazz bandLondon(28 mi)

The West Four Quartet blends Jazz and Latin with a Brazilian funky groove improvising on a wide repertoire of classic popular tunes.

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Jazz bandTwickenham(26 mi)

Kelvin has been immersed in Jazz, Blues and Latin music for years. He performs internationally solo, duos, quartets, quintets & big bands.

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Jazz bandBrentford(28 mi)

The MAW jazz duo is typically double bass and saxophone, but we are more than happy to provide other instruments on request.

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Jazz, Pop, Rock
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How much does it cost to hire a jazz band?

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£Budget£220
££Pro£330
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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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