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London jazz bands for hire

From bebop to the blues, our jazz bands in London and the surrounding counties can play uplifting background music at a drinks party or turn it up a notch with a swinging set of danceable standards.

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Midnight Blue

  • London
  • 3-5
  • (64)

Experienced, versatile jazz trio, performing jazzy takes on pop music from The Beatles to Sam Smith as well as classic jazz. Suitable for mellow background music at weddings, corporate events and more!

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from£615

The 12th Street Swingers

  • Surrey
  • 3-6
  • (33)

Upbeat, Dixieland jazz band playing songs in the classic New Orleans style. Great for toe-tapping background music. Also available as a marching band line-up is available for parades and funerals.

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from£550

The Richmond Jazz Trio

  • Surrey
  • 3-6
  • (41)

Young, professional jazz trio and regulars on the London jazz scene, The Richmond Jazz Trio perform jazz classics by Duke Ellington, Miles Davis and Louis Armstrong, and many more.

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from£735

Django’s Jive

  • London
  • 3-5
  • (19)

Traditional gypsy jazz and acoustic swing band playing standards by Django Reinhardt as well as swinging renditions of modern artists. Available as an instrumental line-up or with female vocals.

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from£550

Ticket To The Twenties

  • London
  • 3
  • (25)

You're on your way to The Twenties! And to celebrate, some of the most in-demand and charismatic musicians on the London scene have come together to form Ticket to the Twenties - the bees knees in vintage style entertainment!

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from£695

The Postmodern Jazz Cats

  • London
  • 3-7
  • (22)

An intoxicating blend of swing, jazz and contemporary pop performed by experienced, world-class musicians. Additional musicians and afternoon sets also available.

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from£885

Knights of Swing

  • Kent
  • 4
  • (21)

Highly experienced and entertaining jazz / swing function band playing the classic hits from artists such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Michael Bublé, and more.

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from£600

Midnight Swing

  • London
  • 3-5
  • (22)

Exceptional jazz and swing trio with an extensive repertoire of classic jazz tunes by the likes of Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and George Gershwin, plus an optional pop repertoire. Suitable for elegant background music.

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from£1,475

Scotch & Soda

  • London
  • 4-5
  • (17)

Specialising in music from the roaring twenties and recreating the glitz and glamour of the era, Scotch & Soda are the hottest 1920’s band on the boardwalk.

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from£1,230

Postmodern Swing Club

  • Sussex
  • 5-9
  • (22)

Offering jazz reworks of contemporary hits alongside classic Rat Pack repertoire, Postmodern Swing Club will take you by surprise with their reworked vintage versions of Katy Perry and Oasis to Nirvana and Radiohead! Larger line-ups also available.

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from£430

Blue Mood

  • London
  • 2
  • (19)

Classy background jazz duo performing jazz standards set to guitar and voice, as well as contemporary material – from Fats Waller and Sinatra to Justin Timberlake and Pharrell. Vocal/piano duo also available.

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from£480

Take Two

  • London
  • 2
  • (15)

Award-winning jazz duo playing sophisticated standards for a wide variety of events and celebrations.

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from£665

The Wartime Sweethearts

  • London
  • 3
  • (3)

Sisters in spirit, these talented singers focus on strong vocals and brilliant harmonies to recreate the sights and sounds of a bygone era.

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from£490

The Velvet Tones

  • London
  • 2
  • (13)

Inspired by the Golden Age of Jazz, The Velvet Tones pay homage to the Ladies of Jazz revisiting the Great American Songbook and tunes made famous by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Julie London to mention a few providing an approach at once refreshing and faithful to the original style of the era.

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from£595

Gypsy Street

  • London
  • 2-5
  • (29)

Exciting and upbeat guitar duo playing a wide range of styles from jazz and gypsy to Italian music, all rearranged with a fresh and unique touch. The perfect non-intrusive background music for weddings and parties.

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from£430

Nightfall

  • London
  • 2-3
  • (13)

Nightfall is a new group comprised of some of London’s most talented session musicians. They play a jazzy mixture of modern pop songs, old upbeat standards or sensitive ballads depending on what the occasion requires.

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from£860

The Bon Bons

  • London
  • 3-7
  • (6)

Bringing instant vintage glamour to any event or party, performing classics from the 1940s/50s or a set of modern chart hits that have been given a retro makeover, The Bon Bons are a sweet treat for everyone!

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from£1,230

Champagne On Ice

  • London
  • 3-9
  • (11)

A swinging party band made up of world-touring, top of their game musicians performing stunning renditions of your favourite Top 40 chart tracks in a 1920s classy style.

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from£1,535

Swinging in Blue

  • London
  • 5-13
  • (22)

This versatile swing ensemble really is a cut above the rest! Their plethora of material spans the contemporary chart hits from the last 80 years. Larger line-ups, lead male vocals, acoustic afternoon sets and DJ service are available.

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from£370

Valentine Duo

  • Brighton
  • 2
  • (11)

With over 30 years of live experience between them, Valentine Duo provide a fun and varied accompaniment to your event and are perfect for entertaining guests at champagne receptions, corporate launches, wedding breakfasts, garden parties or any event where a touch of fun and sophistication is required.


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London Jazz Bands booking guide

Why should I hire a London jazz band for my event?

Function Central’s London jazz bands can play throughout your day – can provide a sophisticated, non-intrusive backdrop to your drinks reception while your guests mingle, or be the main feature at your reception.

We have jazz and swing bands in London to suit all tastes, budgets and age ranges. Our jazz duos and jazz trios are perfect for smaller events. Typically these would feature a pianist or guitarist paired with either a saxophonist or vocalist. They'd play relaxing background jazz while others feature more members and more noise!

What style of jazz do your London bands perform?

Our London jazz bands fall into several different sub-genres. Gypsy jazz bands are perfect for an upbeat, summertime soundtrack to your garden party, whilst a smooth dinner jazz trio would work well at a more formal reception or dinner.

If you're after your favourite pop songs performed in a vintage jazz style, check out our dedicated list of postmodern jazz bands.

For more options, see our complete roster of jazz & swing bands basd throughout the UK.

Where do your London function bands tend to perform?

Many of the acts listed here feature up-and-coming jazz musicians who are making a name for themselves on the city's jazz scene, so you may well recognise them from Ronnie Scott's.

If you’re still undecided, give us a call on 0333 242 0560 or use our live chat feature in the bottom right hand side of the screen (office hours only). We can help you hire a jazz band in London who will be exactly right for your event, venue and budget.


The best jazz bands in London & throughout the UK

Function Central is a leading function and party band hire agency. We provide exceptional talent for private events, both in London, throughout the UK and internationally. Hire a local party band to save on costs – we have bands based in most major UK towns and counties.

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