The Southside Jazz Band

from£740

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The Southside Jazz Band pride themselves on recreating the bold, blues-infused spirit of 1920s New Orleans jazz. Partner that with their infectious energy and enviable ability to win over a crowd and you have a recipe for a brilliantly entertaining evening.

Made up of some of London’s finest jazz musicians, they are comfortable roaming your event to add their unique, witty style to your guests' experience or performing their full show as a centrepiece to the evening.

With a brassy repertoire that draws from Armstrong and Fats Waller and nods to a few, select post-war classics, their superb musicianship and captivating energy will make your event a truly memorable occasion.

We had the most AMAZING wedding day....incredible band and exceptional playing - it was so much fun! We had an absolutely fantastic time!! Felicity, Wedding in Surrey, September 2018

The Southside Jazz Band have played a huge range of events across the UK including venues such as Hampton Court Palace, Pinewood Studios, Wilton’s Music Hall, The Ivy Restaurant and London's Borough Market.

As well as these fantastic venues, their previous clients have included the BBC Good Food Festival, Marriott International Hotels and The Honourable Artillery Company - so you know your event will be in excellent company with the band's superb sounds to suit the occasion.

Performance info

Line-up Trombone/vocals; trumpet/vocals; clarinet/vocals; banjo/vocals; sousaphone/vocals
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute sets

Booking options

Add additional musician
Add £245
For extra impact and bigger sound. Chose from trumpet, trombone and/or 2 x drummers

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Basin Street Blues
Bourbon Street Parade
Bye and Bye
Chimes Blues
China Boy
Chinatown
Cornet Chop Suey
Dapper Dan
Dippermouth Blues
Down by the Riverside
Dr. Jazz
Exactly Like You
Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue
Georgia On My Mind
Hello Dolly
I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
Ice Cream
Indiana
It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing
It’s a Long Way to Tipperary
Jeepers Creepers
Joe Avery’s Piece
Just a Closer Walk to Thee
King of the Swingers
La Vie En Rose
Mr Sandman
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Paper Moon
Petite Fleur
Royal Garden Blues
Shine
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
South Rampart Street Parade
St James Infirmary
Struttin With Some Barbecue
Sweet Georgia Brown
That’s a Plenty
The Charleston
The Sheik of Araby
Tiger Rag
Tin Roof Blues
Tishomingo Blues
Toot Toot Tootsie
Weatherbird Rag
West End Blues
When I Leave This World Behind Me
When the Saints Go Marching In
When You’re Smiling
You Are My Lucky Star

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“Southside played at our reception and were just fantastic. They were professional, showed up on time looking the part, and their musicianship was astounding. They set just the right mood for the afternoon and I can't recommend them highly enough!”

Rebecca, Wedding, London, June 2019

“We had a superb afternoon and the band were fantastic. They went down really well with everyone!!”

Nico, Wedding in Berkshire, June 2019

“The Southside Jazz Band provided brilliant music for our exhibition opening night at the gallery. We were impressed by their professional attitude and loved their upbeat selection of tunes which set just the right mood for the occasion. We will definitely book them again! Thank you.”

Margaret, Private gallery event, May, 2019

“The Southside Jazz Band are the highest quality of musicians with a huge sense of fun and camaraderie between them that suck your guests into the best party mood and lightness. They are truly wonderful and if they hadn’t been available for our wedding, we would have changed the date so they were!!”

Emma & Simon, Wedding in Bedfordshire, May 2019

“We booked The Southside Jazz Band for a 50th birthday party and they went down a storm, even people who thought they did not like jazz were blown away. This is a band that is full of character playing the best jazz standards with infectious energy and brilliant musicianship. No matter what your age they interpret a jazz era full of such joy and pathos that it makes you glad to be alive. I don’t think The Southside Jazz Band can have ever played a gig where the audience has not ended up romping along to their arrangements. Timeless music performed by brilliant musicians. A big genius slice of New Orleans served up to lucky Londoners without the airfare.”

Stuart, Birthday party in London, January 2019

“It was a fabulous night! The band were perfect - we couldn't have asked for more! I will continue to sing your praises as many of our guests have been doing!”

Owen, Private event at Felsted Prep School, December 2018

“The dixieland music went down a treat in the late afternoon and we had so many comments from our guests on the quality of the band. Thank you so much for making such a contribution to our day and for being so friendly and easy to deal with in the run up.”

Jonny & Amy, Wedding, London, September 2018

“We had the most AMAZING wedding day. I cannot thank you enough for your incredible band and exceptional playing - it was so much fun. We had an absolutely fantastic time.”

Felicity, Wedding in Surrey, September 2018

“The Southside Jazz Band gave us a truly memorable day. They serenaded us for our first dance and upped the tempo for a fantastic climax to the evening. Not only was the music great, but they are visually stunning: that must be the most polished sousaphone in the UK! Our photographs look fantastic!”

Al, Wedding in Hertfordshire, August 2018

“Thanks so much for the vibrant sets you gave on Sunday - everybody said it was incredible!”

Elise, Private Party, London, July 2018

“Just wanted to say a huge belated thank you for your amazing performance at my silk’s party in July. You really made the night. Fabulous set and the parade to the boat was unforgettable. Thanks a million.”

William, Silk's party in London, July 2018

“The Southside Jazz Band entertained customers at The Plough this summer at our New Orleans Jazz Event. They are fantastic musicians who interacted with the audience making it not only a great music event but also great fun. Loved having you!”

Jane, Public event at the Plough Inn in Bolnhurst, July 2018

“These guys played at my daughter's wedding and wowed us all through the evening. They gave it their all and many of the guests mentioned how much fun they had; it really added to a wonderful party. Even the hotel asked for contact info!”

Martin, Wedding in Hertford, June 2018

“Thank you for making our wedding day so incredible - you blew the roof off Borough Market!”

Lizzy, Wedding at Borough Market in London, June 2018

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