Corporate event Jazz Bands for hire in Dorset

Hire a jazz band in Dorset for your corporate event today. Whatever type of corporate event you're planning, we have 395 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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15 bands in or around Dorset
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Jazz bandYeovil(26 mi)
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Jazz bandBournemouth(30 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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Jazz bandYeovil(27 mi)

Classy live jazz performed with skill and verve from singer/pianist Julie & her excellent musicians. Swing, Latin & Blues + originals.

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Jazz bandBournemouth(27 mi)

Postmodern & Vintage Style Jazz Vocal Harmony Trio

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Jazz bandBournemouth(27 mi)

The Regular Joes are one of the UK’s favourite swing bands. Jump, Jive & Jitterbug! A 10 piece favourite with the swing dance crowd!

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Jazz bandBournemouth(29 mi)

Joe's Jazz is one of the most sought after jazz bands in the UK and can cater for any event and be booked in any size, from a duos upwards.

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Jazz bandBournemouth(29 mi)
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Jazz bandBournemouth(29 mi)

A jazz band playing jazz from the 1920's, 1930's & 1940's such as Mr Sandman, Summertime, Somebody Stole My Gal, Royal Garden Blues, etc.

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Jazz bandBournemouth(30 mi)

The James Rawlinson Quartet can comprise of a Sax & Piano Duo to a Five piece including vocalist. Vintage Jazz, Rat Pack to Blues & Funky.

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Jazz bandPoole(25 mi)

... a strolling vaudeville band playing pop from the last 100 years - Armstrong to Zutons, in a swing style! No wires, no limits!

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Jazz bandSherborne(27 mi)

Wessex Big Band are a full 22 piece band with vocals, playing a wide range of swing, standards, Latin and jazz to suit all occasions.

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Jazz bandSherborne(27 mi)
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Jazz bandBournemouth(29 mi)

Saxophone & Piano duo playing jazz and easy listening. Can be augmented to a trio or quartet with double bass and drums.

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Jazz bandBournemouth(30 mi)

Formed in 2012, the Forza Saxophone Quartet plays a mixture of vintage Jazz, Pop and Classical music. Think string quartet on steroids!

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Jazz bandEastleigh(57 mi)

Cinnamon Jazz add mellow ambience with our melodic blend of Latin, swing, ballads and light funk.

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Jazz bandGosport(60 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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Jazz bandClevedon(61 mi)

Swing/jazz band (duo up to 10 piece) specialising in entertainment for weddings, parties and corporate events.

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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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