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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.


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Bertie And The Spiffs

  • West Yorkshire
  • 4-5
  • (21)

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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The Resets

  • Manchester
  • 3-5
  • (31)

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.

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Ricky Ray

  • Liverpool
  • 1
  • (6)

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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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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The Swing Collection

  • Cheshire
  • 5-10
  • (20)

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
  • (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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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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The Highball Swingers

  • Liverpool
  • 5-7
  • (40)

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.

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Manchester Jazz Bands booking guide

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

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.

What style of jazz do your Manchester bands perform?

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.

Where do your Manchester function bands tend to perform?

Music has always had a firm hold over the heart of Manchester, so whether you have 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.

The best party bands in Manchester & throughout the UK

Function Central is a leading function and party band hire agency. We provide exceptional talent for private events, both in Manchester, 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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