Christmas party Jazz Bands for hire in Reading

Hire a jazz band in Reading for your christmas party today. Whatever type of christmas party you're planning, we have 372 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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34 bands in or around Reading
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Jazz bandWindsor(14 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£800
Jazz bandWalton-on-Thames(24 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(24 mi)

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Jazz bandBrentford(28 mi)

The LindQuartet are a young, professional Jazz Collective based in London. The main line-up consists of Vocals, Piano, Upright Bass & Drums.

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Jazz bandBracknell(9 mi)

The signature Vadé a cappella sound is a beautiful amalgamation of modern Doo-Wop, Gospel & RnB fused with Jazz, Soul and a Motown flair!

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Jazz bandMaidenhead(11 mi)

We love performing covers and originals at weddings,parties and festivals. We work according to the client`s specifictions

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From£1250
Jazz bandFleet(14 mi)

Junction 4 Big Band are an 18 piece big band playing swing, jazz and music from the 30's and 40's in Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire.

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Jazz bandFarnborough(14 mi)

A jazz collective made up of professional musicians who regularly work together to create stunning background or swing music.

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From£1060
Jazz bandAldershot(17 mi)

Versatile and sophisticated Jazz/Blues band - Available as a Trio or Quartet (Quartet adds female vox)

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From£2200
Jazz bandGuildford(21 mi)

Composed of highly trained young professionals, Central Avenue are the new wave of party band - DISCO // 80s // FUNK // SOUL // MOTOWN

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Jazz bandGuildford(22 mi)

Your favourite vintage jazz/swing hits with a vintage twist!

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Jazz bandOxford(23 mi)

The Donut Kings is one of Oxford and London's most exciting big bands, playing at college balls, society/private events, and in concert.

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Jazz bandRuislip(24 mi)

MAD TRIO is a versatile Contemporary Jazz trio formed in 2010

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Jazz bandRuislip(25 mi)

The Beauty and the Band are a 5-piece Motown/Soul/Pop act, with a fresh and funky modern twist.

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Jazz bandLondon(26 mi)

A bona fide swinging jazz act, perfect for anyone looking to bring a touch of class and vintage authenticity to their big event.

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From£480
Jazz bandNortholt(26 mi)

London-based swing trio/duo featuring active in-demand musicians. Warm, stylish arrangements of 1930s jazz standards. Violin/guitar/bass.

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Jazz bandHarrow(27 mi)

Voice, violin and guitar duo. Jazz specialists, performing a wide range of songs from swing and gypsy jazz to current sounds.

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Jazz bandLondon(28 mi)

The West Four Quartet blends Jazz and Latin with a Brazilian funky groove improvising on a wide repertoire of classic popular tunes.

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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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