Top Jazz bands in San Francisco

Hire a Jazz band in San Francisco for your wedding, party or event. If you're looking for an instrumental jazz trio, gypsy jazz band or post-modern jukebox group, you'll find what you need here. Choose from our handpicked selection of the 12 best professional Jazz bands now!
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CA is a band comprised of talented musicians, draws from several decades of exhilarating American music to deliver a fun and engaging performance

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Hella Fitzgerald is a full service event band available for weddings, corporate events, private parties, and other special events.

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Radio Gatsby are a full service band and can provide live music for your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and dance part and private events.

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GBB are the premier jazz and party band of Bay Area, comprised of some of the best up and coming creatively-minded jazz musicians throughout the bay.

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If you are looking for the right touch for your special event, love live music and appreciate virtuosic musicianship, Just Vybe is just right for you.

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The James Zeller Trio's music is perfect for weddings and special events.

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Based in Bay Area, Fine and Mellow enrich the jazz and soul elements found in their diverse and timeless repertoire.

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San Francisco's foremost purveyor of INDUSTRIAL RAGTIME, syncopated stomp that scratches that itch between Fats Waller and Daft Punk.

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Nova Jazz specializes in Swing, Modern Jazz and Brazilian Bossa Nova and can be seen performing all throughout Bay Area.

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Gaucho is a masterful Bay Area band that combines the influence of gypsy jazz, New Orleans swing music, gutbucket blues and elements of ragtime.

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Sueños is a SF-based band striving to blend jazz and hip-hop.

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Silver Bell Jazz Band represents traditional jazz with a beautiful blend of jazz roots that moves the soul.

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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