Fantasia Music has Jazz Quartets to hire for parties, weddings, receptions, & events throughout the UK
The quintessential Jazz combination is the Jazz Quartet and all of our Jazz Quartets are experienced professionals who play at the highest level. Jazz Quartets are very versatile and can play quiet background music or more up tempo for dancing. Combinations, as with all jazz groups can vary a lot and so it is always good to seek advice on which Jazz Quartet might be best suited to your event.
For a reception just about any combination would work well, in fact the more a band is looked to for background music or to play in a more laid back style the easier it is to find a band to suit. For a Jazz Quartet to play for dancing however options become less as this is where a drummer is really needed. So if you are looking for music to dance to then be advised to book a band with drums.
These bands have a large repertoire and most will cover Standards, Latin and Swing with the exception of the Gypsy Jazz Quartets which offer a more stylised entertainment.
Please find our Jazz Quartets to hire below. Simply click the photo to go to the bands’ web page for photos, mp3’s and lots more information. Alternatively either email, message, call us or use the ‘live chat’ feature to speak with us one to one! 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 »
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 »
The Chris Walker Swingtet – Classic Jazz for any event. The Chris Walker Swingtet was formed in 1987 following a one-off Sunday lunchtime session for the Southampton Jazz Society. It gave the band the opportunity to explore and play many of the famous and much loved tunes from the swing era of, the 1930s and… Read more »
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 »
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 »
The James Rawlinson Jazz Quartet band plays a wide mix of Jazz and Swing from the 1930’s to the present day. Led by Saxophonist James Rawlinson who studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, the quartet plays all over the country performing for private functions, weddings and corporate events. The Quartet can be… Read more »
Jazz Swing Messengers are a Yorkshire based Jazz group comprising leading UK Jazz musicians. The band specialise in Swing, Latin and Rhythm and Blues. As you would expect, they feature music from the Great American Song Book, and the playlist can include the music of Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Nat King Cole, Ray… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 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 – 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 »
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 »
The Southern Allstars were formed in 1996 from the nucleus of the south of England’s top jazz talent. Andy Chislett, the band leader is one of the Uk’s best known trumpeters, leading educator and guest star of the country’s top big bands and international celebrities. Performing jazz of the highest standard the band is adaptable… Read more »
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 »