Jazz Band Hire - Fantasia Music

Wedding Jazz Band Hire is easy with Fantasia Music the UK’s leading Jazz music specialists.

Jazz Bands are one of the most popular things we deal with and for those looking for a professional Jazz Band to Hire Fantasia Music has a great choice. A Jazz Band can range from a 2 piece of say Sax and Piano, all the way through to and 18 piece big Band and everything in between. Because there are so many options I shall give a short guide to how to choose a Jazz Band below.

For a drinks reception where you and your guests will want to chat, the music should be in the background so Jazz Duos and Trios work well for this. If the reception is to be held outside then an upbeat Jazz Band such as a Dixieland Band would work however this option is not recommended for an indoor reception. Jazz Quartets can work well in the wedding breakfast and can include a singer.

For the evening party Jazz band Hire covers lots of different styles. Swing Bands are very popular and these go from a 4 or 5 piece band up to 11 piece bands with horn section and singers. Rat Pack bands come under the Swing Jazz category however the best option is a band that can play Rat Pack, Swing, Jive etc. so that there is something for everyone. 1920s and 30s Jazz can be great fun and we have Jazz Bands that play 1920s dance music ‘Great Gatsby’ style featuring the Charleston, The Black Bottom and The Continental.

Hire a professional Jazz Band for your wedding, party or corporate event from our selection great Jazz Bands below. Click the photo of your chosen band to visit the band’s page where you can read about them, see photos, hear audio and much more!

Acoustic Swing

Gypsy Jazz, Jazz, Jazz Duos, Jazz Quartets, Jazz Trios.

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Acoustic Swing is led by Jonny Hepbir, a self-taught guitarist who specialises in jazz-manouche or gypsy jazz. He is regarded as one of the most authentic exponents of this style in the country. Jonny has performed on Channel 4, Radio 1, 2 and 4, plus local stations, recorded at Abbey Road and appeared at The… Read more »


Alan James Band

Dixieland bands, Jazz, Trad Bands.

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The Alan James Band has established a reputation for entertaining, swinging ‘Dixieland’ music second to none. Its members are all vastly experienced, most of them have been successful band leaders in there own right and are dedicated to their music. The wide variety of their engagements indicates their wide appeal. Jazz clubs and festivals are… Read more »


Big Boy Bloater & The Limits

Jazz, Rhythm & Blues.

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Big Boy Bloater is a well known figure on the blues and roots music scenes around the world. His unique and powerful style has thrilled audiences from London to Las Vegas and his performances have built an enviable profile and following, not only from the roots crowds but from anyone that has ever witnessed his… Read more »


Bob Wilson Jazz band

Dixieland bands, Jazz, Trad Bands.

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Leading Jazz Trombonist Bob wilson leads this top quality Midlands based band playing Jazz and Swing. The music is from the popular repertoire of Louis Armstrong, Chris Barber, Acker Bilk and Kenny Ball. Bob has played for the Syd Lawrence Orchestra, The Squadronaires, Herb Miller, Kenny Baker and on the cruise ships QE2 and the… Read more »



Claire Harper Quartet

Jazz, Jazz Quartets, Jazz Quintets.

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The Claire Harper Quartet is an established band covering a wide range of Jazz styles from the 1930s and ’40s swing to modern day soul and Jazz-Funk. Catering for both large corporate functions and smaller private engagements, the Claire Harper Quartet is a professional and experienced ensemble, able to provide exactly what is required for… Read more »


Claire Manners

Jazz, Solo Sax.

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Claire is professional solo sax player based in Dorset She plays at weddings, private functions, parties and Lodge events alongside weekly residencies in the Dorset area. She has many years of experience in live performance and has a wide repertoire of pop and jazz music in her repertoire. Claire offers a professional and friendly service…. Read more »


Ding Dong Daddios

Jazz, Jump Jive, Rock n Roll, Swing Bands.

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The Ding Dong Daddios – dance music of the 40’s and 50’s. Swing and Jump Jive is what this band is all about with a hint of early Rock n Roll and the music is expertly delivered by a 5 piece band that were born to entertain. The music is upbeat and dynamic with songs… Read more »


Five Star Swing

Big Bands, Jazz, Swing Bands.

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Five Star Swing – a band that plays music of the ‘Swing’ Era. Five Star Swing band play the music of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Sinatra and many more. The band is flexible in size and available from a compact 5 piece right through to a big band to accommodate various budgets and venues…. Read more »


Forza Saxophone Quartet

Jazz, Jazz Quartets, Saxophone Quartets, Wind Ensembles.

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Forza Saxophone Quartet was formed in 2012 by James Rawlinson and is based in Bournemouth, Dorset UK. Forza specialise in early Jazz music, Rags from the beginning of the 20th Century and well known jazz standards from the 1920s & 30s. Although Forza specialize in jazz, the Quartet has a diverse and varied repertoire of… Read more »


Fred Gardner – Sinatra Tribute

Frank Sinatra, Jazz, Rat Pack Bands.

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The UK’s top Frank Sinatra tribute artist is Fred Gardner. He presents a salute to the greatest singer of all time in a show that has seen him perform throughout the world including USA, Ireland, Switzerland, Morocco etc. The Sinatra show is available in a number of formats to suit various budgets, events and venues… Read more »


Glenn Macnamara

Jazz, Swing Bands.

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Glenn Macnamara – one of the UK’s finest swing singers. From a young age he immersed himself in the music of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker among many others and that exposure to some of the worlds greatest musicians along with hard work and hundreds of gigs… Read more »


Glenn Miller Orchestra UK

Big Bands, Jazz.

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The Glenn Miller Orchestra UK was formed in 1988 in conjunction with Glenn Miller Productions of New York. The Glenn Miller Orchestra UK has maintained the exact line-up on stage devised by Glenn, consisting of the leader, five saxophones, four trumpets, four trombones and three rhythm plus a male and female vocalist. The singers perform… Read more »




Jazz Xtra

Jazz, Jazz Duos, Jazz Quartets, Jazz Quintets, Jazz Trios, Swing Bands.

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Jazz Xtra is a group of experienced professional musicians who really know how to entertain! Drawn from the finest London colleges such as The Guildhall, Royal Academy, Royal College, band members have played at Ronnie Scott’s, Glastonbury, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, 606 Jazz Club and all the top London hotels. The band is… Read more »


Jazzset

Jazz, Jazz Duos, Jazz Trios.

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Jazzset is a professional band of experienced jazz musicians from the Dorset area available as a duo or trio. Jazzset is a professional band of experienced jazz musicians from the Dorset area available as a duo or trio. The group is led by pianist Graham Bennett who has played throughout the UK and beyond at… Read more »


Jonny Hepbir

Classical, Guitarists, Gypsy Jazz, Jazz.

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Jonny Hepbir specialises in playing jazz guitar in the particular style of the great Django Reinhardt. He came to this style of music in the early 90’s after starting out playing flamenco/jazz when he proved such a success that he was signed to a record label. From here he worked on the professional concert/workshop circuit… Read more »


Kate Winter Band

Jazz, Jazz Duos, Jazz Quartets, Jazz Quintets, Jazz Trios.

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Make your event one to remember with the Kate Winter Jazz band playing Jazz standards, Latin, Swing and Jazz. The band consists of piano, double bass, vocals, drums and guitar but can break down into a duo or trio for smaller functions, with the quartet or quintet ideal for dancing. The band can be customized… Read more »


Keith Nichols & The Blue Devils

1920s and 1930s Bands, Jazz.

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The Blue Devils – Hot Jazz at it’s best! Keith Nichols is widely recognised internationally as one of the finest exponents of classic jazz from the days of Ragtime to the Swing of the 40’s. In the 1970’s he founded the Midnite Follies which recorded for EMI, and since the early 90’s he was musical… Read more »



Mardi Gras Jazz Band

Dixieland bands, Jazz, Swing Bands, Trad Bands.

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The Mardi Gras Jazz band – A versatile, professional band to suit any event. Strolling band to a full swing combo. Whether you are organising a wedding, a corporate reception, a product launch, a garden party or a cruise, the Mardi Gras JazzBand will jazz-up your event in a style that catches exactly the right… Read more »


Matt Richford Trio

Jazz, Jazz Quartets, Jazz Trios.

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The Matt Richford Jazz Trio specialise in playing classic Jazz. This is an experienced, professional trio that have been together for over 15 years firstly as a covers band and finally evolving into the Matt Richford Trio playing Jazz. The band’s repertoire is substantial, numbering around 200 titles and a set could feature music from… Read more »


MPR Jazz

Jazz, Jazz Quartets, Jazz Quintets, Jazz Trios.

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MPR Jazz really is one of the country’s finest Jazz specialists working in the music business today. Whether it’s atmospheric music during dining, or at a drinks reception, music for dancing or an all out concert, MPR Jazz is the perfect choice to add style and sophistication to any event. MPR Jazz has a wealth… Read more »


One Jump Ahead

Jazz, Jump Jive, Rhythm & Blues, Swing Bands.

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One Jump Ahead play swing, jump jive jazz – an irresistible blend of jazz, blues and fun for weddings and parties. The band generates a highly charged atmosphere that really lets the good times roll. Led by singer, saxophonist and songwriter Kit Packham, the band consists of: piano, guitar, bass, drums, trumpet and another saxophone…. Read more »


Oo Bop Sh’Bam

Jazz, Jump Jive, Rock n Roll, Swing Bands.

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OO-BOP-SH’BAM – regarded as one of the best UK and european, Rock n Roll, Jump Jive and Jump blues bands. They are based in London but have performed all over Europe at festivals as well as regular appearances in well known clubs such as the famous 100 club and at private parties. OO-BOP-SH’BAM took their… Read more »


Paul Pashley

Jazz, Rat Pack Bands, Swing Bands.

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There are many things that separate Paul Pashley from the ‘Just another jazz singer’ box, not least the spine tingling magical voice he possesses. The quality in Pashley’s voice is unmistakable and wherever he goes he leaves a lasting impression. The voice is amazingly strong, he has great tone, diction and natural phrasing, through this… Read more »


Paul Riley Band

Jazz, Jazz Duos, Jazz Quartets, Jazz Quintets, Jazz Trios.

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Paul Riley Band – Professional Jazz for weddings, parties and corporate events throughout the UK. Paul Riley trained at the prestigious London Conservatoire Trinity College of Music where he obtained a first class honours grade for his final recital. He can provide bands from solo, duo, trio, quartet and quintet groups to suit different event… Read more »


Paul Stiles Band

Jazz, Jazz Duos, Jazz Quartets, Jazz Quintets, Jazz Trios.

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Paul Stiles is one of the South’s finest sax players and leads bands of all sizes to perform everything from Standards through Be-Bop to original material. Paul and his musicians are regularly featured at the well known Jazz venues and produce well crafted Jazz recordings, of particular note is the Quintet’s ‘Groovin’ High’ featuring many… Read more »


Ralph Allin (Jazz Violin)

Jazz, Jazz Quartets, Jazz Quintets, Jazz Trios.

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Ralph Allin – The UK’s most in demand Jazz Violinist By day a leading light on the classical scene, Ralph enjoys a successful career as an accomplished professional violinist, but as the shadows lengthen the other Ralph – that unique gypsy genius – spellbinds the world of jazz with his impassioned and virtuoso interpretations of… Read more »


Red Stripe Band

Jazz, Jump Jive, Rock n Roll, Swing Bands.

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The Red Stripe Band – Boogie Woogie and Swing Band The Red Stripe Band……….led by Red Stripe himself on piano and vocals. Supported by some of the top session players on the circuit including an accomplished horn section to give that authentic big band sound. Red Stripe on piano and vocals features some wicked boogie… Read more »


Rockin The Joint

Rock n Roll, Swing Bands, Tribute Bands.

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Rockin’ The Joint are a popular three piece band, well established on the national rock and roll scene. The Band originated in 2001, and have made appearances alongside some big names in the history of rock and roll including the original Crickets, the Comets, Little Richard, Charlie Gracie, and Elvis’s original guitar player Scotty Moore…. Read more »


Silk Street Jazz

Dixieland bands, Jazz, Trad Bands.

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Silk Street Jazz was formed in 2003 as a new generation of early jazz band. Today the ensemble contains the cream of young London jazz musicians whom continue to revitalise the scene with their flair, excitement and enthusiasm. Their ability to acknowledge and reflect on the past but to create a contemporary sound is why… Read more »


Silk Street Swing

Jazz, Swing Bands.

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Silk Street Swing formed back in 2009, following on from the success of top London dixieland jazz band the Silk Street Hot Seven. Silk Street Swing formed back in 2009, following on from the success of top London dixieland jazz band the Silk Street Hot Seven. Silk Street Swing travel all over the UK, have… Read more »


String Of Pearls Orchestra

Big Bands, Jazz.

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The String of Pearls Orchestra features some of the finest jazz musicians in the UK and is a popular choice for weddings, parties and corporate events. The orchestra is Led by trumpeter/pianist Chris Smith Jnr, who has appeared at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, played on BBC Breakfast TV, Top Of The Pops, The Royal Variety… Read more »


Swing Five

Jazz, Rat Pack Bands, Swing Bands, Wedding Bands.

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Swing Five is a superb professional band playing classic swing and lounge jazz for events throughout the UK. The band plays music from The Rat Pack, Sinatra, Louis Jordan, Louis Prima, Bobby Darin, Cole Porter and many more, mixed in with some cool Latin styles. Music of the great American songbook is back! Swing Five… Read more »


Swing Swing Swing

Jazz, Swing Bands.

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A fantastic, young, dynamic Jazz Band – Swing Swing Swing. Swing Swing Swing are the all singing, all swinging heart of the party, getting everyone on the dance floor to Lindy hop, Jive and boogie the night away. With stunning three part harmonies, scorching horns lines and a rip roaring rhythm section, Swing Swing Swing… Read more »


Swingline

Jazz, Jazz Quartets, Jazz Quintets, Swing Bands.

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Swingline – Professional Jazz and Swing for all events. If you love Rat Pack and Swing music you will love Swingline, a professional jazz swing band that specialises in stylish and cool timeless classics. The music is mix of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Bobby Darin, as well as modern day singers such as Jamie… Read more »


Syd Lawrence Orchestra

Big Bands, Jazz.

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The Syd Lawrence Orchestra – A world class Big Band Founded in 1967 by trumpeter and arranger Syd Lawrence, The fabulous SYD LAWRENCE ORCHESTRA has been thrilling audiences in Concert Halls, Theatres, TV Shows and Music Festivals all over Great Britain and Continental Europe for over 40 years. Renowned for it’s exciting blend of high… Read more »


The Bevin Boys

Jazz, Jazz Trios, Jump Jive, Swing Bands.

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The Bevin Boys – superb swing band music of the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s available from a trio to full swing band. This great professional swing band are young, dynamic, very experienced and play for major events throughout the UK. The music is swing jazz from the 1930’s to the 1950’s and is delivered in… Read more »


The Big Chris Barber Band

Dixieland bands, Jazz, Trad Bands.

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Chris Barber formed his first New Orleans Band in 1949 at the age of 19 after being inspired by the music of The King Oliver Creole Jazz Band. Over the 50 or so years since then, having performed over 10000 concerts and produced 100 CD’s, the band has become one of the world’s most successful… Read more »


The Cotton Club Band

1920s and 1930s Bands, Jazz.

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Pianist and scholar Keith Nichols brings the music of the greatest names in jazz to life with The Cotton Club Band. Their authentic recreations display passionate, accomplished musicianship, however the music is not simply a dull recreation of the originals but electrifying performances of a style of music still as exciting and current as when… Read more »


The Cotton Club Orchestra

1920s and 1930s Bands, Jazz.

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Keith Nichols presents The Cotton Club Orchestra playing superb vintage jazz from the 1920’s to 1940’s. The Cotton Club Orchestra is a large version of the legendary Cotton Club Band adding two extra saxophones and a trumpet. This ten piece dance orchestra is available to perform for both concerts, festivals and dances. The ensemble is… Read more »


The Electro Swing Beats

Electro Swing Bands, Featured 2, Jazz, Swing Bands.

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The Electro Swing beats – explosive Electro Swing where 1920s Jazz is fused with high energy electro beats. The Electro Swing Beats is a professional top line International band that has toured throughout the world. The music is exciting, classy and hugely popular featuring a fusion of 20’s swing and stomping electro beats delivered by… Read more »



The Jive Aces

Jazz, Jump Jive, Swing Bands.

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Formed in 1989 The Jive Aces have now become the UK’s leading swing band playing up to 300 dates a year. The band performs world wide and performances so far have reached 25 countries! And by 2012 they had released 6 albums. The Jive Aces are a 6 piece band- Lead Vocals/Trumpet, , Piano, Bass,… Read more »


The Joe Loss Orchestra

Big Bands, Jazz.

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Britains’ most popular music orchestra of the past 50 years is The Joe Loss Orchestra. The orchestra perform world-wide, and during their 1978 world tour were invited to be the first western dance orchestra to perform in the Republic of China, returning there on three further occasions. The orchestra have performed at two Royal Weddings… Read more »


The John Miller Orchestra

Big Bands, Jazz.

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The John Miller Orchestra is the only Big Band in the world today performing the music of Glenn Miler with direct family links to the great man himself. Formerly the Herb Miller Orchestra, Herb Miller developed his musical talent very much under the guidance of his elder brother Glenn, and went on to form various… Read more »


The Morellos

Jazz, Jazz Trios.

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The Morellos are a London based jazz trio featuring violin, guitar and double bass. The Morellos play Hot Club music in the style of Django Rheinhardt and Stephane Grappelli- Parisian Swing from the 30’s and 40’s. Their music works equally well for weddings, parties, events, hotels, restaurants and corporate events. The Morellos are professional musicians… Read more »


The Numbers Racket

Jazz, Jump Jive, Rhythm & Blues, Swing Bands.

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The Numbers Racket is a professional 7-piece swing, jazz, jump-jive and blues band. The Numbers Racket is a professional 7-piece swing, jazz, jump-jive and blues band. The Numbers Racket have years of experience providing high quality live music for all sorts of events. They put on a great show, featuring a powerful horn section, and… Read more »


The Pasadena Roof Orchestra

1920s and 1930s Bands, Jazz.

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The Pasadena Roof Orchestra has an unrivalled reputation for its stylish performances of the great showband music of the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. In thirty years of touring worldwide, the orchestra has delighted audiences from Hamburg to Hong Kong, and it’s music and entertainment value has led to two radio series and many television appearances… Read more »


The Rat Pack

Jazz, Rat Pack Bands, Swing Bands.

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The Rat Pack is a 9 piece jazz/swing band based in Dorset Following Robbie Williams’ ‘Swing When You’re Winning’ album and concert at The Royal Albert Hall there has been a great revival of swing music and it is now more popular than it has been for many years. comprising Lead vocals/trumpet, trumpet 2 Saxes,… Read more »


The Rat Pack Boys

Jazz, Rat Pack Bands, Swing Bands.

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The Rat Pack Boys are contemporary swing singers with a trusted and reliable reputation throughout the industry. These are professional singers guaranteed to give your event the WOW! Factor. Founded in 2002 The Rat Pack Boys have a wealth of experience performing worldwide in countries such as the UAE (Dubai), Spain (Barcelona) for large extravagant… Read more »


The Rat Pack Show

Jazz, Rat Pack Bands, Swing Bands.

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A tribute to The Rat Pack: Featuring the music of Frank Sinatra – Dean Martin – Sammy Davis Jnr Successful shows and rave reviews all over the world, great songs, great singers plus an abundance of fun all cleverly combined to guarantee a wonderful time. This is The Rat Pack Show- a tribute to the… Read more »


The Red Fez Orchestra

1920s and 1930s Bands, Jazz.

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The Red Fez Orchestra plays music of the 1920’s and 30’s A golden era of Jazz which produced some of the world’s greatest dance music, introduced us to ‘Flappers’ and the iconic dance craze of ‘The Charleston’. This 10 piece band plays music from some of the great composers of that time such as Irving… Read more »


The Regular Joes

Jazz, Jump Jive, Rhythm & Blues, Swing Bands.

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The Regular Joes – professional Jump Jive and Swing Band “The Regular Joes” are an 11 piece band based in Bournemouth, Dorset specializing in the dance music of that jumpin’, jivin’ era in between the Big Bands and Rock ‘n’ Roll. Their unique (but not so secret!) recipe combines old-school R&B, Jump Blues, and classic… Read more »



Ultraswing

Gypsy Jazz, Jazz, Jazz Duos, Jazz Quartets, Jazz Trios.

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Since 1995 Ultraswing have worked towards achieving a sound and repertoire which reflects the great Gypsy-Swing and European musical traditions. Matt Guez, Jonny Hepbir and Dan Sheppard originally formed the band through Brighton jazz circles and a shared passion for the music of Django Reinhardt and the contemporary Gypsy Jazz scene. Their commitment to forming… Read more »


Urban Blue

Jazz, Wedding Bands.

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Urban Blue perform jazz standards, soul and pop classics as a flexible 2-6 piece band for any event. Urban Blue can do it all – anything from the quietest of background piano music with or without vocals, to getting the party started on the dance floor with a funky instrumental six-piece band. The emphasis is… Read more »


Virginia Jazz Trio

Jazz, Jazz Trios.

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The Virginia Jazz Trio – professional, versatile, stylish Jazz. The Virginia Jazz Trio excel at playing a distinctive and elegant range of jazz from their vast repertoire including composers such as Ellington, Carmichael, Gershwin and Cole Porter. They are a group of professional musicians with decades of experience. The Virginia Jazz Trio also have the… Read more »