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

Function Central’s jazz bands in London can play throughout your day, come rain or come shine. They 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 a 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!

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.

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, ask one of our experts for advice. We can help you hire a jazz band in London who will be exactly right for your event, venue and budget.

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Midnight Blue

  • London
  • 3
  • (55)

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! Available with drums and vocals for dancing.

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from£725

Cirrus Trio

  • London
  • 3
  • (5)

Cool and classy trio playing jazzy versions of pop songs as well as jazz standards, from Frank Sinatra to Ed Sheeran. Available as an instrumental ensemble or with a male vocalist.

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from£415

The 12th Street Swingers

  • Surrey
  • 2-4
  • (20)

Vastly-experienced Dixieland jazz band playing songs in the classic New Orleans style. Great for background music or wandering entertainment. Larger line-ups are available for dancing too.

Midnight Swing
from£510

Midnight Swing

  • London
  • 3-7
  • (12)

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 or with drums and vocals for evening dancing.

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The Richmond Jazz Trio

  • Surrey
  • 3-6
  • (18)

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£430

Blue Mood

  • London
  • 2
  • (8)

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£550

The Djangos

  • London
  • 3
  • (8)

Talented gypsy jazz trio playing their own arrangements of tunes ranging from swing & jazz classics to modern pop anthems.

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from£645

Spirit Of Django

  • Brighton
  • 3
  • (10)

Gypsy jazz band available as an instrumental trio or with additional female vocals. They embody the true spirit of Parisian Hot Club and perform a wide range of jazz standards and classics. Book for drinks receptions and early evening events.

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from£810

Django Lives!

  • London
  • 3
  • (4)

A lively and experienced acoustic gypsy jazz trio playing the music of Django Reinhardt and other jazz standards, plus arrangements of classical tunes and modern rock ‘n’ pop favourites.

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from£490

Gypsy Street

  • London
  • 2-5
  • (8)

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£1,475

The Swingsters

  • London
  • 3-6
  • (3)

Outrageous jazz, swing and postmodern jukebox style band! 3 to 6-piece line-ups available.

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from£495

Blue Skies Duo

  • London
  • 2-3
  • (1)

A violin virtuoso and a guitar maestro combine to form this charming, stylish and swinging gypsy duo with a repertoire covering jazz, tango and pop. Optional double bass for added oomph!

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from£1,105

The Original Vintage Swing Band

  • Surrey
  • 5-7
  • (6)

Sophisticated female fronted swing & jazz band that will take you back in time with a varied repertoire including modern songs with a vintage twist. Additional musicians available.

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from£1,230

The Hudson Entourage

  • London
  • 5
  • (9)

Super smooth jazz and swing band fronted by a very talented male vocalist. Additional musicians, smaller line-ups and acoustic sets also available.

The Cool Cats
from£1,165

The Cool Cats

  • London
  • 5-9
  • (26)

One of London's most versatile jazz bands play cool and unobtrusive ballads for your reception right through to swinging standards, pop and soul for dancing in the evening.

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from£440

The Slick City Jazz Stompers

  • London
  • 3-7
  • (20)

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£365

Heart and Soul

  • Kent
  • 2-5
  • (6)

Stylish and sophisticated jazz duo featuring smoky female vocals, a choice of piano or guitar accompaniment and songs from Billie Holiday, Norah Jones and Amy Winehouse. Extra musicians available with a choice of double bass, drums and trumpet.

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from£350

Take Two

  • London
  • 2

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

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from£2,025

The Modern Swing Band

  • London
  • 5-7
  • (4)

Authentic postmodern style swing band who play swing classics as well as pop songs in a swing style. Extra musicians available.

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from£1,535

Swinging in Blue

  • London
  • 5-13
  • (3)

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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Swinging Soul Orchestra

  • London
  • 12
  • (7)

High-impact party band/big band of the highest standard, offering versatile performances of their extensive repertoire with many instrumental combinations and the option of male and female vocals fitting for any occasion.

Got Rhythm
from£440

Got Rhythm

  • London
  • 2-4
  • (1)

Elegant jazz duo featuring acoustic guitar and saxophone. From traditional jazz standards to Brazilian styles, their sound has graced prestigious venues such as Ronnie Scotts. Double bass and drums also available.

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Simone & The Swingers

  • London
  • 4-7
  • (5)

Refined and classy jazz band playing a varied repertoire of jazz, blues, swing, rock and pop. Various line-up options available.

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In The Mood

  • London
  • 7-14
  • (12)

Sensational swing band performing a fantastic mix of swing, Rat Pack, soul and Motown music to give you a party to remember! The ensemble combinations range from small to large so can cater to any function. Female vocalist available.

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Katy Asta

  • London
  • 1-2
  • (5)

Saxophonist Katy adds her rich, warm tones to classic jazz, modern pop and Motown favourites – guaranteed to be a talking point for your ceremony, reception or party! Also available with vocalist as a sax/vocal duo.

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