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Manchester jazz bands for hire

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Bertie And The Spiffs

  • West Yorkshire
  • 4-5
  • (22)

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! DJ laptop service available on request.

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from£1,285

The Retro Pops

  • Sheffield
  • 4-6
  • (47)

The Retro Pops re-interpret classic pop songs from the 1970s to the 2020s in a variety of other genres, from jazz and blues to calypso. A fresh approach to the traditional party band format.

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from£1,500

The Highball Swingers

  • Liverpool
  • 5-7
  • (43)

Quirky vintage swing band with a fantastic female lead putting a retro take on modern songs like Get Lucky, Uptown Funk and Billie Jean.

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from£1,660

Canal Street Swing Band

  • Leeds
  • 5-7
  • (21)

Immersing their audience in the essence of New Orleans' "roaring 20s" jazz era, The Canal Street Swing Band have earned acclaim at numerous venues, from raucous bars to highly respected jazz festivals.

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from£1,475

Swing Easy

  • Manchester
  • 4-6
  • (18)

A one-of-a-kind 5-piece jazz and swing band, specializing in a postmodern twist by performing pop standards with a classic jazz flair. If the mood calls for it, they effortlessly switch to funk and soul tunes to get everyone on their feet and dancing.

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from£1,080

The Gin Rickeys

  • Manchester
  • 4
  • (14)

The Gin Rickeys are a postmodern jukebox band giving a jazzy and Latin twist to pop classics, from Dua Lipa to Junior Senior, with a dash of Rosalia and a sprinkle of Aretha Franklin. Imagine a postmodern jukebox, but with an extra dose of energy!

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from£985

The Hotsy-Totsies

  • Manchester
  • 5
  • (21)

Delivering a diverse range of songs from many genres and decades, reinvented in a captivating vintage style from upbeat funk, jazz standards or Brazilian samba and Latin beats.

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from£1,995

Putting On The Ritz

  • Manchester
  • 4
  • (25)

Unique throwback to the Jazz Age of the 1920s & 30s, when The "Charleston" was all the rage, and the swells were "Putting on the Ritz". Also available as a roaming option!

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from£555

Milestones Duo

  • Manchester
  • 2
  • (15)

An experienced saxophone and piano-playing duo that create a feel-good atmosphere with their background jazz and pop tunes.

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from£350

Anthony Sinclair

  • Lancashire
  • 1-9
  • (6)

Sharp and versatile vocalist and DJ singing Rat Pack, swing, rock‘n’roll and modern songs for weddings and events. Anthony also offers a professional DJ service with additional lighting.

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from£330

Its A Swing Thing

  • Liverpool
  • 1
  • (15)

A highly accomplished male tribute vocalist singing in the Rat Pack style, who has worked and sung alongside artists such as Paul McCartney and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. DJ service available.

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from£430

Rat Pack Party

  • Newcastle
  • 1
  • (9)

An elegant Rat Pack vocalist delivering the finest in swing, big band, and party classics, perfect for weddings, parties, and special events.

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from£380

The Berry Pickers Duo

  • Manchester
  • 2-4

Versatile piano and sax duo playing a mix of jazz, pop, soul background music for receptions and dinners.

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from£985

NOLA Funeral Band

  • Southport
  • 4-8
  • (5)

Give your loved one a beautiful, New Orleans style send off. The NOLA Funeral Band are able to march in a funeral procession, perform outdoors in a churchyard or indoors in a crematorium or at a wake.

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from£1,450

April Skies

  • Leeds
  • 5
  • (14)

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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from£430

Mike Sax

  • Southport
  • 1
  • (11)

Over his 20-year career as a professional musician, Mike Sax has become one of the most sought-after saxophonists in the North West, gracing hundreds of events with his soaring melodies.

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from£3,175

The Jump & Wail Big Band

  • Yorkshire
  • 8
  • (15)

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£460

Ricky Ray

  • Liverpool
  • 1
  • (10)

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

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from£230

Sam D

  • Kent
  • 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£380

Lily Von Rouge

  • Derbyshire
  • 1-10
  • (14)

Tantalizing singer available as a soloist or with a live band in varying sizes. Lily sings the best of vintage and postmodern jazz in sparkling 1920s style.


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Guide to booking jazz bands in Manchester

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

Our Manchester jazz bands are ideal for entertaining your guests throughout the day, whatever the weather.

Background jazz duos and trios are generally affordable and compact, perfect for fitting onto smaller stages or dealing with noise restrictions.

These line-ups 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.

If you need an act to get your guests dancing after dinner, go for one of our Manchester swing bands, featuring a vocalist and drummer.

Whatever you’re looking for and regardless of your budget, we have the jazz musicians to suit you and your party.

What genres do your Manchester jazz bands cover?

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 for hire in Manchester, taking your favourite modern pop hits and playing them in a vintage jazz style.

Do your Manchester jazz bands play at weddings?

Absolutely! Our background jazz bands in Manchester provide chilled background music at a reasonable volume that won't interrupt your guests conversation.

These are ideal for ceremonies, drinks receptions, photos and wedding meals.

If you need to get the party started at night, turn up the volume and book a swing band featuring a frontman (or frontwoman) and drummer. These typically cover pop songs in a swing or "postmodern" style, as well as swinging jazz standards.

Where have your jazz bands performed in Manchester?

Music has always had a firm hold over the heart of Manchester. Where you've invited guests to Worsley Park, King Street Townhouse, Great John Street, The Castlefield Rooms, The Lowry, Albert's Restaurant & Bar or Didsbury House Hotel, our jazz bands are ready to create the perfect atmosphere for your event.

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.

For a wider selection of bands, see our complete roster of UK jazz and swing bands.

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