Birthday party Jazz Bands for hire in Bedford

Hire a jazz band in Bedford for your birthday party today. Whatever type of birthday party you're planning, we have 377 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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12 bands in or around Bedford
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Jazz bandBedford(1 mi)

The Quartet is an international group based in London and led by Detroit born trumpet player Brant Tilds. We perform everywhere.

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Jazz bandMilton Keynes(13 mi)

We play the classy and enjoyable sounds of Swing, Ballads, Bossa-Nova and Latin-Jazz; with outstanding instrumentalists and smooth vocals

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Jazz bandCambridge(25 mi)

8-piece brass band from the New Orleans tradition. Spirited second line revelry, soulful jazz funeral marches and pumping brass driven funk.

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Jazz bandCambridge(26 mi)

Expect something brand spanking new: knees-up dancing, raucous rapping, sexy saxophoning, rock-star guitar solos... a right old shindig.

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Jazz bandNorthampton(19 mi)

The classic New York jazz trio line-up of piano, double bass and drums. sophisticated, groovy, bluesy. The Great American Song Book.

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Jazz bandSt Albans(23 mi)

The Zootcats are a interchangeable jazz band perfect for your special occasion.

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Jazz bandTring(24 mi)

Olly Wedgwood's versatile and experienced Jazz Soul Boogie Band - jazzy background duos to high energy 'dance-the-night-away' 6-piece band

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Jazz bandBuckingham(25 mi)

Nick Collis Trio is a professional jazz band that performs festivals, private events and weddings, our music is classy and captivating.

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Jazz bandCambridge(26 mi)

Close to jazz, based in Cambridge, fresh and original compositions delivered with passion.

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Jazz bandCambridge(26 mi)

Performing as a duo to 7-piece, Groove Cortex is a collective of musicians who aim to celebrate jazz, funk and soul.

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Jazz bandCambridge(26 mi)

Quintet that offers an engaging kaleidoscopic style and fusion of jazz, blues, soul and funk and features the rich vocals of Roslin Russell.

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Jazz bandSt Albans(27 mi)

Mellowtone Jazz provide jazz for all events in duo, trio or quartet line up.

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Jazz bandLondon(38 mi)

Guitar jazz trio - female lead - modern or/and standard jazz

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Jazz bandLondon(38 mi)

A superb and stylish band, specialising in delivering jazz of the highest quality to your event.

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From£480
Jazz bandLondon(39 mi)

The Reuben Ard Band encompasses a collective of Jazz Duos, Trios, Quartets and Quintets led by Pianist Reuben Ard.

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Jazz bandLondon(39 mi)

Camino Sonoro are unique and versatile jazz band performing an elegant mix of swing, latin jazz, bossa nova's.

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Jazz bandLoughton(40 mi)

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

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Jazz bandLondon(40 mi)

Gypsy jazz to Great American Songbook we extend from a duo to a sextet! Guitar/piano, bass, vocals and violin/trumpet/sax, drums

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Jazz, Pop, Rock
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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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