Jazz Bands for hire in the UK

Hire a UK jazz band in for your dinner, reception or special occasional. If you're looking for an instrumental jazz trio, gypsy jazz band or post-modern jukebox group, you'll find what you need here. We have 342 of the best jazz bands for hire in the UK for you to browse here.

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Jazz bandLondon

A London instrumental jazz quartet that create smooth background grooves for events, parties and launches.

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From£800
Jazz bandBrighton

Sophisticated Soulful and Professional Jazz Quartet, Quintet, Trio, or Duo "Inspiring creative music perfect for all events"

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Jazz bandLondon

Jazz, Blues & Soul that will make your event an entertaining, memorable hit!

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Jazz bandSmethwick

Solo - Quintet Trumpet / Flugelhorn / Trombone Session Player and Own Artist, Recordings (Studio & Remote), Touring, Arranger & Comp

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Jazz bandLondon

An elegant mix of feel good swing. The Southside Ensemble will provide professional live entertainment for any occasion.

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From£750
Jazz bandLiverpool

Zingaro plays an eclectic mix of neo-soul, latin and acid jazz grooves

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From£640
Jazz bandLondon

Andrew has been a professional saxophonist for many years and plays all genre of music and is happy to play at all function and events.

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From£640
Jazz bandLondon

Jazz & Swing band specialising in vocal jazz standards with a contemporary twist. Creators of Jazzeoke - sing with the band!

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From£570
Jazz bandLondra

'An incredible tribute to the Jazz Divas'

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From£480
Jazz bandLondon

Jazz and Latin trio playing in and around London!

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From£660
Jazz bandLondon

A core talented London based duo make up the Avenue Collective. Able to effortlessly augment their ensemble and setlist to suit the event.

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From£800
Jazz bandLondon

Swing & jazz singer performing the popular big band hits of the 1940's & 50s - Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett & more!

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Jazz bandClevedon

Swing/jazz band (duo up to 10 piece) specialising in entertainment for weddings, parties and corporate events.

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Jazz bandManchester

High quality piano and double bass jazz duo for any occasion! Playing well known jazz classics!

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Jazz bandBournemouth

The Red Fez Orchestra specialises in playing Jazz and Dance Music of the 1920s, 30s & 40s. Authentic right down to their winged collars!

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Jazz bandLondon

A jazz quartet playing music from the 20's to current day. Heavily versatile, they can provide anything to tailor and suit your needs.

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From£640
Jazz bandCardiff

We are a South Wales based Jazz band, that bring the perfect balance of professionalism and great musicianship to make your event special!

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From£1280
Jazz bandBirmingham

8 piece all female jazz ensemble with guest male vocalist, bringing vintage jazz together with modern pop. Saxophones galore!

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Popular genres:
Jazz, Pop, Rock
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3 hours
Busiest times:
June, July, August

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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