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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
  • (75)

Experienced, sax-led 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£1,660

The Basin Street Band

  • London
  • 6-7
  • (27)

Swinging, vintage-themed band playing a mixture of modern hits in a quirky, vintage style alongside authentic 20s-40s material.

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from£735

Django’s Jive

  • London
  • 3-5
  • (22)

A traditional gypsy jazz and acoustic swing band, these folks masterfully play Django Reinhardt classics, along with swing-style covers of modern artists. Available as an instrumental line-up or with female vocals.

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from£860

The Postmodern Jazz Cats

  • London
  • 3-7
  • (24)

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£1,475

Scotch and Soda

  • London
  • 4-5
  • (18)

Focusing on the vibrant music of the roaring twenties and capturing the era's glitz and glamour, Scotch & Soda stand out as the premier 1920s jazz band on the boardwalk.

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from£710

The 12th Street Swingers

  • Surrey
  • 3-6
  • (38)

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£995

Knights of Swing

  • Kent
  • 4
  • (22)

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£840

The Richmond Jazz Trio

  • Oxfordshire
  • 3-6
  • (41)

The Richmond Jazz Trio, a young and professional group making waves on the UK jazz scene, dazzles with jazz classics from legends like Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, and others.

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from£445

Sultans of Swing Jazz Trio

  • London
  • 2-5
  • (10)

Versatile jazz trio bringing mellow jazz vibes to any occasion, perfect for background ambiance or jazzing up a themed party. The trio can expand to include a singer or drummer on request.

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from£740

The Slick City Jazz Stompers

  • London
  • 2-7
  • (21)

The Slick City Jazz Stompers play trad jazz in the traditional New Orleans style – perfect for background music to help create a fun, informal and relaxed atmosphere at summer events.

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from£2,460

Vintage Jukebox

  • London
  • 4-7
  • (3)

Vintage Jukebox, with highly talented jazz and blues musicians, sets an unmatched musical standard. From jazz standards to the latest pop hits, Vintage Jukebox are capable of catering to events and weddings, offering tailor-made entertainment for any occasion.

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from£490

The Velvet Tones

  • London
  • 2-5
  • (14)

Drawing inspiration from the Golden Age of Jazz, The Velvet Tones pay tribute to the iconic Ladies of Jazz by performing classics from the Great American Songbook and songs popularized by legendary artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone.

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from£725

Take Two

  • London
  • 2
  • (16)

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

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from£985

The Southside Jazz Band

  • London
  • 3-8
  • (17)

Renowned for their live shows full of infectious energy, and their ability to win over any crowd large or small, The Southside Jazz Band is the band that most evocatively recreates the bold, brassy, blues-infused spirit of 1920s New Orleans jazz in the UK today.

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from£550

Bemsha Swing

  • London
  • 3-5
  • (17)

Superb gypsy jazz trio playing a lively and eclectic mixture of Latin and jazz standards, with some surprising pop covers thrown into the mix, too. Extra musicians and solo guitar sets available. Low season and midweek discounts.

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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£600

Midnight Swing

  • London
  • 3-5
  • (23)

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£1,970

The Swing and Jive All Stars

  • Brighton
  • 3-8
  • (13)

This dynamic band hits all the right notes with classic Lindy hop and jump jive tunes, along with swinging renditions of chart-toppers by Pharrell and Bruno Mars. With their all-singing, all-swinging style, they're a sure bet for getting everyone up and dancing on the floor.

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from£925

Claret Swing

  • London
  • 4
  • (5)

Playing a selection of swinging jazz standards, traditional gypsy folk tunes, french musette, waltzes and bossa novas, the cheerful swing of their music and a light bounce creates a relaxed, happy atmosphere at every occasion.

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from£615

The Sunshine Strutters

  • London
  • 3-7
  • (16)

Inspired by the jazz of the 1920s and 30s with a few interesting numbers from other eras thrown in to spice things up, their trade-mark is the variety, freshness and fun that they imbue all their performances with.


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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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