Top Jazz bands in Indianapolis

Hire a Jazz band in Indianapolis 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 best professional Jazz bands now!
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Hot Horns is a vibrant, award-winning and entertaining musical ensemble of brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments, The group performs various genres of music from classical to jazz, rock to pop.

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Chad Brown and the Jazz Four are a Jazz ensemble with vocals, sax, keyboard, bass, and drums. They play jazz and swing standards.

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Becky Archibald is an award-winning pianist, composer, recording artist, and educator, spanning solo piano to chamber music to performing alongside her jazz ensemble.

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 specialize in a specific style, like the following: Trad/vintage jazz band: Dixieland and ragtime jazz music from the early 20th century. Swing band: 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 1930s. Also known as 'jazz manouche'.

What kind of performance should I expect from a jazz band?

Jazz bands come in all shapes and sizes - depending on the context, they can either perform background music or play a headline performance. For most jazz bands, a background performance is a natural choice. Jazz musicians are masters of keeping the music lively, while not being so loud as to take over the conversation. However, with the rise of the 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 that mixes 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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