Birthday party Jazz Bands for hire in Durham

Hire a jazz band in Durham for your birthday party today. Whatever type of birthday party you're planning, we have 346 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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6 bands in or around Durham
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Jazz bandPeterlee(10 mi)

Swinging 1930s/40s vintage jazz from one of the UK's premiere Gypsy Jazz quartets!

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From£1600
Jazz bandGateshead(11 mi)

Jazz & Swing | Soul & Funk | Chart & Top 40 8 to 19 musicians

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From£700
Jazz bandNewcastle upon Tyne(13 mi)

The Society Trio is a brilliant and unique jazz trio performing pop, blues, standards, rock, and soul tunes with vocals, trombone and keys!

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Jazz bandNewcastle upon Tyne(15 mi)

Dropping pop tunes in swing styles! A charismatic new 5-7 piece function band for your unique event.

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Jazz bandLeeds(65 mi)

Might As Well Be Swing are a dynamic jazz collective performing traditional jazz favourites.

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Jazz bandLeeds(66 mi)

Intimate, soulful earth music delivered in an artfully unassuming style. Tiptoe’s music is soulful pop and jazz, foreground or background.

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Jazz bandLeeds(67 mi)

Hey! We're Harmony Row, a close-harmony jazz vocal trio based in Leeds. Available for gigs, functions and weddings!

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Jazz bandLeeds(67 mi)

A six-piece big band playing jazz hits from the 20s through to modern day. Our small size makes us suitable for all venues and occasions.

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Jazz bandManchester(93 mi)

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

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Jazz bandSheffield(98 mi)

The MPR Jazz Ensemble has a wealth of experience playing at high profile events across the country.

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Jazz bandMacclesfield(109 mi)

The AT Band is a four piece band with an exciting repertoire ranging from jazz and swing classics through to contemporary and popular hits.

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Jazz bandChester(121 mi)

The A Sides' are an exciting quintet featuring Vocals, Trumpet, Piano, Double Bass & Drums playing Jazz & Blues and modern day hits!

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Jazz bandBirmingham(163 mi)

From sophisticated standards to swinging Sinatra, this fully professional jazz combo has a wealth of experience for all types of events

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Jazz bandCoventry(164 mi)

Jazz Nouveau are a group of Jazz musicians who love playing music together and love being able to make your event even more special for you.

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From£1280
Jazz bandBirmingham(166 mi)

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

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Jazz bandBristol(226 mi)

Bristol-based Jazz duo, trio, and quartet. Wide repertoire from New Orleans and Swing to Bebop and Contemporary Jazz.

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Jazz bandLondon(226 mi)

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

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Jazz bandLondon(227 mi)

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

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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