Christmas party Jazz Bands for hire in Portsmouth

Hire a jazz band in Portsmouth for your christmas party today. Whatever type of christmas party you're planning, we have 366 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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8 bands in or around Portsmouth
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Jazz bandGosport(2 mi)

The Midnight Blues Jazz Quartet are a Portsmouth & Southampton based jazz ensemble covering a variety of jazz classics for any function.

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From£1900
Jazz bandSouthsea(1 mi)

The Royal Marines Association Dance Band

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From£640
Jazz bandSouthampton(15 mi)

San Francisco native now based in Southampton, providing world-class jazz for UK!

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From£1500
Jazz bandEastleigh(18 mi)

Glamourous Modern Vintage

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Jazz bandFareham(5 mi)

Sensational Jazz Band who performed for the likes of Sir Elton John , Nicole Kidman and many more

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Jazz bandFareham(5 mi)

Based on the South Coast , four saxophones and nothing else, covering an eclectic range of music from pop and jazz through to classical

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Jazz bandIsle of Wight(12 mi)

Isle of Wight - based smooth jazz duo / band, also performing on the Mainland. Established 2006. Playing jazz, blues, latin and soul.

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Jazz bandSouthampton(15 mi)

We are a highly sought jazz duo with regular gigs at venues such as Highclere Castle, and many weddings and events throughout the year.

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Jazz bandBournemouth(32 mi)

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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From£565
Jazz bandBrighton(42 mi)

Sophisticated yet upbeat trio with a passion for swinging jazz and lilting bossa nova.

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From£500
Jazz bandBrighton(43 mi)

This jazzy trio plays the classic jazz standard repertoire. Perfect as an unobtrusive background to wedding receptions, dinners and more.

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Jazz bandWalton-on-Thames(49 mi)

A toe tapping, jitterbug inducing, female fronted swing band that will take you straight back to the vintage era.

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Jazz bandWalton-on-Thames(49 mi)

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Jazz bandWindsor(49 mi)

Top professional duo to 6-piece band with male & female vocals. Jazz/swing standards/covers & original music. Can also add pop/blues/Motown

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From£1350
Jazz bandSutton(55 mi)

Stylish and original jazz, swing and pop covers band

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Jazz bandLondon(59 mi)

Original tunes. Inspired by the World. Made in London.

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Jazz bandLondon(60 mi)

Jazzy Vintage Sounds from the 1920s/30s/40s ~ based in London

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Jazz bandLondon(61 mi)

Starlight Jazz is a talented and sophisticated Jazz collective with an extensive repertoire, which can be tailored to suit any event.

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Jazz, Pop, Rock
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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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