Jazz Bands for hire in Wales

Hire the perfect jazz band in Wales 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 18 best jazz bands in Wales!

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Hire Chopra-Heaton Duo Jazz band with Encore
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From£320
Jazz bandCardiff

Long-standing duo Kumar Chopra (guitar) and Josh Heaton (sax) play all your favourite jazz, swing and Latin tunes

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Hire The Numbers Racket Swing Band Jazz band with Encore
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From£960
Jazz bandSwansea

The Numbers Racket is a high energy, six-piece jive and swing band playing classic and modern tunes.

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Hire Billy Thompson Gypsy Style Jazz band with Encore
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From£1200
Jazz bandBala

As happy performing at large music festivals as we are playing for small private functions...

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Hire St Louis Express Jazz band with Encore
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From£800
Jazz bandPontypridd

6/7 piece Swing / Jazz/ Jump Jive band. Fun music from the 1920's to 60's to get feet tapping & people on the dance floor.

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Hire Surco Trio Jazz band with Encore
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From£500
Jazz bandMalvern

Swinging jazz trio

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Hire Late Night Arrangement Jazz band with Encore
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£250 - £1400
Jazz bandCardiff

Late Night Arrangement is a lively function band with amazing sets ranging from dancefloor filling pop to smooth jazz with a pop twist!

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Hire The Billy Thompson Duo/Trio Jazz band with Encore
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From£650
Jazz bandBala

When a more low key or mellow sound is required, Billy very much enjoys playing in a duo or trio setting with guitarists and pianists.

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Hire Josh Attrill Quartet Jazz band with Encore
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£400 - £1000
Jazz bandCardiff

Experienced South Wales based jazz 4-5 piece perfect for dinner parties, background music, conferences, pubs, concerts, weddings and more!

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Hire Philanthropy Jazz band with Encore
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Jazz bandCardiff

The perfect Jazz duo for you! Jazz Classics played and sung by Lucie and Luke make a relaxing and swingin' addition to your day!

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Hire The Moodtones Jazz band with Encore
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Jazz bandMalvern

Swing, jazz and blues covers of pop hits, new and old, in the style of Post Modern Jukebox.

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Hire Twilight  Jazz band with Encore
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£500 - £950
Jazz bandCardiff

Add suave and toe tapping sophistication with the Southwests most in-demand Jazz musicians

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Hire The Transatlantic Hot Club Jazz band with Encore
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Jazz bandCardiff

Sample the magic of France with Adrien Chevalier (violin) and Ben Creighton Griffiths (harp) and their unique hot club swing band!

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Hire Buck Shizz Jazz band with Encore
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Jazz bandPenarth

Book Buck Shizz to make your wedding/ birthday/celebration for no particular reason a roaring success..

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Hire Eddie Gipper Jazz band with Encore
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£320 - £1440
Jazz bandCardiff

Versatile and perfect for weddings, parties and bespoke functions. Choose what music YOU want and we'll take it from there...

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Hire The Stray Horns Jazz band with Encore
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£1875 - £2500
Jazz bandShrewsbury

A High energy, Acoustic & Fun Roaming Party Brass Band From New Orleans through to Pop, we take requests!

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Hire New Orleans Farewell Jazz band with Encore
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Jazz bandShrewsbury

Roaming New Orleans Funeral Band Trumpet / Sax / Sousa / Drums

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Hire Hot Club Collective Jazz band with Encore
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Jazz bandLudlow

String Jazz trio performing songs of the roaring 20s and 30s on violin, uke, bass and vocals. Perfect for weddings and parties.

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Hire What's New?! Jazz band with Encore
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£500 - £2250
Jazz bandCardiff

What's New?! A vibrant young Jazz band providing for all your swing needs! 8 Piece customisable band for all occasions to give that spark!

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Recent reviews of our Jazz Bands in Wales

“Great from start to finish. Very professional and chatty group. Provided some great ambiance to the party. I would certainly recommend.”

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Tom hired Twilight for a Private event (available in Wales)

“Twilight were fantastic. The music really set the mood for the summer bbq party I was hosting. All the guests really enjoyed themselves. I would definitely recommend them and use them again for future events. ”

29 July 2023
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Henry hired Twilight for a Private event (available in Wales)

“Our experience was amazing. The guys turned up on time, set up quickly, we're great to chat with, and their musicianship was wonderful. Everyone commented on how good the music was - and there was only 2 of them! Really impressed, wouldn't hesiatate to recommened them to anyone else. Thanks so much for making our evening so memorable!”

3 June 2023
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James hired Twilight for a Private event (available in Wales)

FAQs about hiring Jazz Bands in Wales

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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 Wales

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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 Wales?

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

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