Top Jazz bands in Portland

Hire a Jazz band in Portland 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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Basso a Deux is an upright bass and vocal duo that brings fun, up-tempo jazzy classic rock and blues to Portland area events, cocktail hours, and private parties.

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Shelly Rudolph offers sultry romantic jazz & blues. Available to perform from duo to full band with horns, background to foreground.

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The Hot Club of Hawthorne is a collective of musicians in the Portland, OR area who play gypsy jazz: old-time (the 20s/30s) swing & world music played on acoustic stringed instruments.

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Malea & The Tourists are a dynamic variety band with a repertoire that covers Jazz Standards, Swing, Pop, Latin, R & B, Motown, Country, and light Rock & Roll.

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Heather Keizur is a unique and gifted jazz vocalist who sings in both English and French. Heather is available for jazz club dates, private parties, weddings, and special occasions.

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Down Home Music is a Portland band with an eclectic taste for acoustic music. They play everything from gypsy jazz to bluegrass to blues to folk.

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VanPort Jazz is a Big Band jazz ensemble with a broad range of performance experiences from jazz fests to weddings to public street fairs and formal concerts.

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Boy and Bean is a band that performs at weddings and special events. Their repertoire includes cover songs from the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s, bringing a dash of vintage style to any event.

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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