Jazz bands Manchester

Function Central has gathered together the classiest Manchester jazz bands for hire. From smooth and subtle background music to a full-on swinging show, our jazz acts have the tools to make your event perfect and memorable.

A jazz band is an ideal option for entertaining your guests throughout the day, whatever the weather. Our jazz bands in Manchester provide non-disruptive background music for drinks receptions and guests arriving but also turn up the volume and get the party started by night with an array of toe-tapping standards.

Whatever you’re looking for and regardless of your budget, we have the jazz musicians to suit you and your party. Duos and trios are generally affordable and compact, perfect for fitting onto smaller stages or dealing with noise restrictions. These generally feature a guitarist or pianist accompanying a vocalist or saxophonist, a perfect soundtrack to your ceremony or to serenade your guests while you have photographs taken.

We have a selection of jazz bands in Manchester falling into a variety of different sub-genres. Django Reinhardt-inspired Gypsy jazz bands are great for an upbeat summer garden party, while a smooth jazz trio is better suited to a formal dinner or wedding reception.

We also have a great range of ‘postmodern jazz bands’ in Manchester, taking your favourite modern pop hits and playing them in a vintage jazz style.

Our jazz bands have played at weddings and parties throughout Manchester, including Bolton, Sale, Rochdale, Stockport, Salford, Wigan, Oldham, Bury, Atherton, Altrincham, Ashton-under-Lyne, Middleton, Urmston, Eccles, Denton, Chadderton, Romiley, Hyde and Radcliffe.

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The Alley Cats

  • Liverpool
  • 3-6
  • (10)

Swing trio perfect for drinks receptions and early evening entertainment. These experienced musicians deliver their own unique twist on jazz standards and chart hits, from Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson.

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from£1,230

Bertie & The Spiffs

  • West Yorkshire
  • 4-5
  • (11)

Hugely entertaining and swinging 1920s-style jazz band, who have previously performed at Wembley Stadium. The band put their own unique and eccentric take on modern pop, from Taylor Swift to Motorhead!

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from£735

The Resets

  • Manchester
  • 3-5
  • (6)

Quirky and retro acoustic trio and band playing modern pop songs in a gypsy jazz style. Available as a quartet and quintet with stunning female vocalists and percussion. Free laptop DJ service.

The Blue Notes
from£1,695

The Blue Notes

  • Yorkshire
  • (3)

Dynamic, swinging jazz band with an extensive repertoire, featuring fantastic male vocals. The band are regulars at Ronnie Scott’s and The Jazz Café. Variety of ensemble sizes are available such as big band afternoon jazz quartet and DJ service.

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from£395

Ricky Ray

  • Liverpool
  • 1
  • (4)

Classy Rat Pack style vocalist singing jazz and swing alongside more modern rock, pop and soul hits. Laptop DJ service and afternoon jazz/easy listening set also available.

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from£210

Sam D

  • Leeds
  • 1
  • (3)

Mesmerising solo jazz guitarist with boundless performing experience. Sam blends modern jazz, Brazilian, folk, and classical influences into a unique, relaxed and lyrical style. Delightful background music for all occasions.

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from£1,845

The Swing Kings

  • York
  • 13
  • (11)

Fantastic 13-piece Rat Pack style big band with a superb male vocalist, playing classic swing band classics of the 30s, 40s and 50s, plus contemporary tunes from the likes of Michael Buble.

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from£1,535

The Swing Collection

  • Cheshire
  • 5-10
  • (10)

Sophisticated swing and jazz band offering Rat Pack and big band hits, as well and modern floor fillers, and a variety of line-up options.

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The Jump & Wail Big Band

  • Yorkshire
  • 6
  • (5)

A swinging big band playing a winning, energetic mix of 30s jazz, 40s swing & jive, 50s rock'n'roll and 60s soul hits. Afternoon trio or quartet sets and DJ service available.

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from£615

Jazz Manouche

  • Durham
  • 4
  • (3)

Virtuosic Hot Club-inspired ensemble breathing new life into gypsy jazz originals with their intense brand of swing. From Django Reinhardt to Fats Waller, the band’s innovative approach is revitalising this classic genre.

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from£1,230

Swing Central

  • Newcastle
  • 5
  • (2)

Exciting swing band playing pop tunes in their unique style! Additional musicians, acoustic sets and DJ service also available.

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from£1,925

Legends of Swing

  • London
  • 5-10
  • (8)

Magnificent show band with a fantastic repertoire of swing, Rat Pack, soul & classic pop numbers covering legendary performers such as Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and Michael Buble as well as Otis Redding Wilson Pickett and many more.

The Hot Notes
from£1,350

The Hot Notes

  • York
  • 6
  • (10)

Great gatsby jazz band boasting an extensive repertoire of instantly recognisable favourites. Perfect for 1920s-style events or garden parties.

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from£550

April Skies

  • Leeds
  • 3-6
  • (3)

Elegant and dynamic jazz band with a classy repertoire of jazz standards with an optional female vocalist if desired. Smaller and larger instrumental ensembles are available to cater for the setting.

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Duo Nova

  • London
  • 2-5
  • (3)

A high-class jazz duo well-versed in the classic jazz standard repertory, as well as Brazilian bossa nova and Latin styles. The line-up can be expanded with guitar, sax, male vocals and percussion, ensuring they can cater to any venue space or size.

Johnny Divine’s Latin & Swing Party
from£1,460

Johnny Divine’s Latin & Swing Party

  • Manchester
  • 4-5
  • (25)

Jazz with a glint in it's eye! All star band of virtuoso swingers performing the hits and popular music of the 1940s, for your dancing, listening and party fun!

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The Highball Swingers

  • Liverpool
  • 5-7
  • (4)

Quirky vintage swing band with a fantastic female lead putting a retro take on modern songs like Get Lucky, Uptown Funk and Billie Jean. Additional musicians, acoustic jazz sets and laptop DJ service available.

The 646 Society
from£1,475

The 646 Society

  • Newcastle
  • 6-9
  • (1)

Exciting renditions of modern pop songs with a jazzy, vintage speakeasy style twist! Additional musicians and jazz/lounge quartet also available.

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