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Function Central has gathered together the most talented Manchester jazz bands for hire, from subtle background music to danceable swing and big band.

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The Highball Swingers

  • Liverpool
  • 5-7
  • (41)

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£1,100

The Retro Pops

  • Sheffield
  • 4-6
  • (10)

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£1,660

Putting On The Ritz

  • Manchester
  • 4
  • (23)

Unique and talented musicians & entertainers to recreate the authentic musical ambience 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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The Flavours

  • Manchester
  • 4-5
  • (26)

This rumbunctious bunch of likely lads are like no wedding band you've heard before! They blend acoustic and electric instruments for a fresh, quirky spin on your favourite tunes, from classic Motown to 90s hip hop and current pop.

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from£1,535

The Swing Collection

  • Cheshire
  • 5-10
  • (21)

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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from£980

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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from£395

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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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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from£1,230

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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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£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£1,785

The Charleston Stampede

  • Manchester
  • 5
  • (3)

The Charleston Stampede play popular hits from roaring 20s. Enjoy this visit to an era of wonderful nonsense, quirky original music and cheerful entertainment. Let’s misbehave!

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from£295

Ibiza Sax

  • Manchester
  • 1
  • (1)

Award winning sax player ideal for weddings, corporate events, private parties and club nights, either as a solo performer, adding a touch of class to the occasion or to freestyle alongside your DJ.

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from£365

The Gypsy Jazz Experience

  • Yorkshire
  • 2-3
  • (4)

Entertaining and stylish gypsy jazz group playing in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli in 1930’s Paris. Trio line-up also available.

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from£515

Jitterbug Jazz

  • Birmingham
  • 3-5
  • (15)

Jitterbug Jazz are a young, talented all-male piano trio dedicated to providing sophisticated musical entertainment for weddings, parties, corporate functions and any other special occasions.

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from£370

All Of Me

  • Warwickshire
  • 2-5
  • (13)

A group of professional jazz musicians offering quality live music for all occasions and specialising in arrangements of jazz and swing classics from the Great American Songbook.

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from£365

Lily Von Rouge

  • Derbyshire
  • 1-10
  • (5)

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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from£305

In A Sentimental Mood

  • Glasgow
  • 2-7
  • (1)

Young yet experienced jazz duo, playing their own carefully crafted arrangements of classic jazz tunes. Solo guitar sets or larger line-ups available.

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from£365

Fever

  • Edinburgh
  • 2

Popular jazz-infused acoustic duo with female vocals and a large repertoire covering jazz, bossa nova, pop, country and rock'n'roll.

Alice Snow
from£615

Alice Snow

  • Glasgow
  • 1
  • (7)

Professional singer who specialises in Vintage, Swing and Jazz music with shows including ‘Lady of Swing’, ‘Vintage Hollywood Party’, ‘1940s wartime’, ‘1950s Rock n Roll’, and ‘Casino Royale’ James Bond themes.


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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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