Jazz band

James Banner

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About James Banner

Jazz: background music or music for dancing, weddings, meals, parties. Available to travel internationally, EU passport and driving licence.
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Jazz band
Public liability insurance of £1 million

Performances across the UK and EU for 1000s of clients. Creative and functional music as a professional since 2012.

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2nd Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 2 years
Jazz, Swing
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Event types:
Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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James Banner's Song list

Any repertoire from the Great American Songbook, jazz standards, broadway tunes, some New Orleans, and specialist in composers such as Duke Ellington. Examples below:
A Sailboat In The Moonlight
After You’ve Gone
Ain’t Misbehavin’
All Of Me
All Of You
All The Things You Are
All Too Soon
Alone Together
April In Paris
Ask Me Now
Autumn Leaves
Beautiful Love
Black Beauty
Blah Blah Blah
Blame It On My Youth
Blue Moon
Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me
Body and Soul
Bouncin’ With Bud
But Not For Me
Bye Bye Blackbird
Comes Love
Creole Love Call
Crepuscule With Nellie
Darn That Dream
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?
Don’t You Know I Care
Donna Lee
Don’t Be That Way
Double Exposure
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
East Of The Sun
Easy Living
Everybody Loves My Baby
Ev’rything I Love
Fifth House
Flat Foot Floogie
Fly Me To The Moon
Foolin’ Myself
Four Brothers
Gallop’s Gallop
Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You
Georgia Cabin
Giant Steps
Good Bait
Green Chimneys
Have You Met Miss Jones?
He Ain’t Got Rhythm
(s)He’s Funny That Way
Honeysuckle Rose
House Party Starting
How Deep Is The Ocean?
How High The Moon
I Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody None Of My Jelly Roll
I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me
I Can’t Get Started With You
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
I Can’t Pretend
I Cover The Waterfront
I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good
I Hear A Rhapsody
I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
I Love Paris
I Love You
I Mean You
I Must Have That Man
I Remember You
I Thought About You
It’s Magic
I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
I Won’t Dance
I'll Remember April
If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)
If I Should Lose You
If I Were A Bell
In A Mellotone
In Walked Bud
In Your Own Sweet Way
Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby
It Could Happen To You
It’s Been A Long Time
It’s Like Reaching For The Moon
It’s Only A Paper Moon
I’ll Be Seeing You
I’ll Get By
I’ll Never Be The Same
I’ll See You In My Dreams
I’m Alone Because I Love You
I’m Confessin’ That I Love You
I’m Getting Sentimental Over You
I’m Gonna Lock My Heart And Throw Away The Key
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Jeep’s Blues
Jitterbug Waltz
Jump For Joy
Just Friends
Kinda Dukish
Lady Is A Tramp, The
Lazy River
Let’s Cool One
Light Blue
Like Someone In Love
Lil’ Darlin’
Limbo Jazz
Little Rootie Tootie
Lonesome Me
Love For Sale
Love Gloom Cash Love
Lover, Come Back To Me
Lullaby Of Birdland
Lulu’s Back In Town
Me Myself And I
Mean To Me
Milestones (Old)
Miss Parker From KC
Moment’s Notice
Monk’s Dream
More I See You, The
More Than You Know
Moten Swing
Mr Day
Muskrat Ramble
My Ideal
My Little Brown Book
My Little Suede Shoes
My Romance
Night And Day
Night In Tunisia
Nobody Knows You (When You’re Down and Out)
No Regrets
Nobody Else But Me
Nostalgia In Times Square
Oh Look At Me Now
Oh You Crazy Moon
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Out Of Nowhere
Parisian Thoroughfare
Pennies From Heaven
Petit Fleur
Played Twice
Prelude To A Kiss
Promenade aux Champs-Elysées
Purple Gazelle
Rockin’ In Rhythm
Satin Doll
September In The Rain
September Song
Shiny Stockings
Shuffle Montgomery
Si Tu Vois Ma Mère
Smoke Rings
So What
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
St Louis Blues
St. Thomas
Star Eyes
Stella By Starlight
Stompin’ At The Savoy
Stuffy Turkey
Sun Showers
Sweet And Lovely
Sweet Georgia Brown
Sweet Lorraine
Sweet Lotus Blossom
Syeeda’s Song Flute
Take The A Train
Tea For Two
Tennessee Waltz
The Blessing
The Days of Wine and Roses
The Gig
The Man I Love
The Mooche
The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else
The Very Thought Of You
There Is No Greater Love
There’s A Small Hotel
There Will Never Be Another You
These Foolish Things
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
They Say
Think Of One
This I Dig Of You
This Year’s Kisses
Three Little Words
Ting A Ling
Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing
Ugly Beauty
Viper Mad
Warm Valley
Way You Look Tonight, The
We See
West Indian Pancake
What A Little Moonlight Can Do
What Is This Thing Called Love?
What’s New?
When I Lost You
When The Sun Sets Down South
When Will The Blues Leave?
When You’re Smiling
Where Or When
Wig Wise
Willow Weep For Me
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
Yardbird Suite
You And The Night And The Music
You Do Something To Me
You Go To My Head
You’re Gonna See A Lot Of Me
You Stepped Out Of A Dream
Your Feets Too Big

James Banner's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£455
Up to 2 hours£750
Up to 3 hours£940


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James Banner's Reviews

From customers:

Bride G
7 years ago

The band created the perfect atmosphere for our wedding, providing a great mixture of danceable music and background music for the meal. James was a professional at all times and very easy to communicate with!

Event O
3 years ago

Thanks for such a great performance last week - it's refreshing to meet young people who are fully engaged with the music, working as professional performers outside of events too.