Jazz & swing bands for hire

Shim sham to a swing band, tap your toes to dixieland or simply relax and sip a cocktail to some background jazz. We also have big bands, crooners, Postmodern and gypsy jazz bands for hire.

To check availability, please add your event date to the menu above.

Two For The Road
from£490

Two For The Road

  • London
  • 1
  • (5)

Talented and well-established male singer performing swinging covers by Michael Buble and from across The Rat Pack. Low season and midweek discounts available.

Bye Bye Blackbird
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from£275

Right Angle

  • Brighton
  • 2-7
  • (1)

Sophisticated jazz trio with a classy repertoire of standards by the likes of Nina Simone, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra. Various line up options available.

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from£430

In Full Swing

  • East Sussex
  • 1
  • (5)

Enjoy swing, jazz and Rat Pack hits from one of the finest crooners in the UK! Available as a 3-piece through to a 10-piece backing band.

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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£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.

Jack Lawrence
from£460

Jack Lawrence

  • Warwickshire
  • 1-9
  • (16)

A stunning singer and entertainer, Jack recreates the sound of both greats and modern icons, from Frank Sinatra to Michael Buble.

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from£1,075

The Big City Jump Band

  • London
  • 4-6
  • (7)

Dynamic R&B, jazz and jump jive band, recreating the sounds of the 40s, 50s and 60s and guaranteed to get you moving! Smaller line-ups and afternoon sets available.

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from£2,925

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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from£280

Its A Swing Thing

  • Liverpool
  • 1
  • (5)

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.

Rich Sax
from£340

Rich Sax

  • Buckinghamshire
  • 1
  • (12)

The silky sound of Rich's sax will make any drinks reception or social gathering a joyous occasion! Rich has a wide selection of music chosen to create a relaxing atmosphere and easy listening.

Sunshine Jazz Band
from£500

Sunshine Jazz Band

  • London
  • 3-6
  • (2)

Vibrant and versatile jazz trio featuring flute and classical guitar, flexible enough to play in any setting. Style ranges from the classic swing jazz standards to Latin numbers. Larger ensemble including vocals is available.

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from£1,195

Five Guys Named Moe

  • Kent
  • (6)

The Jumpingist Jivers in town – from their togged-out period clothes to their between-song banter, Five Guys Named Moe play swingy-jazzy-bluesy-jivey music to fill any dancefloor!

Swing & Ratpack Medley
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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.

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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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from£490

The Gramophones

  • London
  • 4
  • (3)

Classy vintage style gypsy jazz/swing band featuring refined female vocals, two guitars and double bass. The band play jazz, swing, Latin, bebop, fusion and modern music.

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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from£735

Billys Jazz Connection

  • Bristol
  • 3-4
  • (3)

Classy and experienced jazz band with outstanding musicians. A sophisticated group who are adaptable to cater for larger events. Afternoon trio sets also available.

Ella Fitzgerald Medley
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from£735

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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from£980

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.

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.

Big Band Promo Video
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from£3,935

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.

Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
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from£1,050

The Basin Street Band

  • London
  • 4-7
  • (6)

Swinging, vintage-themed band playing a mixture of modern hits in a quirky, vintage style alongside authentic 20s-40s material. Duo and trio set ups as well as additional musicians are available.

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from£1,740

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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Jazz & Swing Bands Booking Guide

Which styles of jazz are your bands able to play?

We have modern jazz bands for drinks receptions, swing bands for dancing, trad or dixieland jazz bands for outdoor garden parties and gypsy jazz bands for a touch of 1930s Paris! Our Postmodern Jukebox style bands play all your favourite modern chart songs in a jazzy style. Remember, if your event doesn’t have the budget or space for more than one musician, you can still hire one of our jazz pianists or solo Rat Pack style singer who will add a touch of elegance and class to any event.

Can you provide background dinner jazz?

For the perfect background music at daytime or early evening receptions, you might want to hire a smaller jazz band such as a duo or trio. These are typically fronted by a vocalist or saxophonist and feature the glorious jazz standards of the Great American Songbook made famous by Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday, as well as modern jazz artists such as Jamie Cullum and Michael Buble.

Can you provide jazz and swing bands to dance to?

When it’s time to get dancing, you’ll want to book a larger swing band or big band that include drums and are fronted by the best crooners and starlets available. You’ll be treated to upbeat jazz dance music from the 1920s all the way through to the late 1940s by artists such as Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Count Basie and Benny Goodman. A Great Gatsby-style 20s band is a glamorous choice for a corporate event, high-end wedding or Prohibition era or mobster-themed party.

Saving tip: Ask your band about their DJ service or afternoon performances. Travel costs and equipment hire are more cost-effective when you use members of the same band throughout the day.

Do your jazz & swing bands bring their own sound and lighting equipment?

All our jazz & swing bands are fully self-contained with their own PA sound system so you don’t have to worry about speakers or sound engineers. Some of our big bands and swing jazz bands will bring lighting for the stage or dance-floor for after-dinner entertainment too but check their profile page for more details.

How long will the band play for?

You’ll be treated to up to two hours of jazz music, usually over two 1-hour sets or 3 x 40 minutes, but they can play for longer (for an additional cost) if preferred. If you need the band to play for longer or later than midnight, extra fees can apply.

How long will the band need to set up?

For afternoon and early evening events, our bands aim to arrive about 90 minutes before the scheduled start of the performance, and smaller line-ups rarely need more than 30 minutes to set-up and sound-check.

How can we keep the music going in the intervals between the band’s sets?

To keep your guests on the dancefloor into the night, larger bands can provide recorded jazz music between sets using their own sound system and mp3 player or iPod (or yours, if you prefer). Many are able to upgrade to a more advanced service using virtual DJ software so that they can mix songs and take your guests’ requests – check the band’s profile page for details!

Is there any equipment that we need to provide?

If you’re planning a summer garden party, trad jazz bands and some gypsy jazz bands are the perfect, “pressure off” choice, as they usually perform “unplugged” and will not require power. Most other jazz bands will need access to at least two standard domestic plug sockets and, as well as power, you’ll need to provide a flat, dry performance area large enough for the band. As a guide, always allow approximately 1.5m squared per musician. If the band is required to play outdoors, they will also need shelter from the rain and the sun.

Our venue has a sound limiter – is this easy to manage?

Most jazz bands can perform within the limits of sound limiters with no problems. However, if you’re booking a larger swing band (upwards of a 4-piece) including drums and brass, it’s worth checking the noise restrictions at your venue. In many cases, levels can be reduced by asking the drummer to use brushes or “hot rods” instead of wooden sticks.

Is there anything else that we will need to sort out for the band?

Most jazz & swing bands performing for after-dinner entertainment will require food and drink on the night. Some bands will also request things like reserved parking or a secure changing room, but this will be detailed in your booking contract with them. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions about anything you’re not sure about!

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