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 flexible to suit various budgets/venues and events and the line up can be tailored to your particular event. Special requests can be accommodated and event packages are available for parties, weddings and corporate events to include entertainment for reception, meal and dancing later!
A broad mix of Classic Swing/Jazz/Pop/Funk/Latin/Pop/Jive/Rock and Roll (Eg, Ella Fitzgerald, Cole Porter, Gershwin, Sinatra, Carlos Jobim, Duke Ellington etc).
The band plays well known accessible music that will get your guests foot tapping or dancing! Alternatively, they can specialise in a particular style of music for your event .
Popular band options
Jazz Xtra Duo (Sax and Piano or Guitar)
For background/reception music or small venues.
Jazz Xtra Trio (Sax and Piano or Guitar plus Bass)
The bass gives the band a greater depth of sound without being too loud. Perfect for medium sized events.
Jazz Xtra Quartet (Sax/vocals and Piano or Guitar, Bass plus Drums)
The drums add rhythm and drive to the band as well as giving it more flexibility.
The Sax player also sings so this line up works great for listening or dancing.
Jazz Xtra Quintet (Sax/vocals, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums)
The 5 piece band gives a full sound and works well for larger events and is particularly suited for dancing!
Clients include: BT, Barclays Bank, The BBC, Ernst & Young, Coutts bank, Ascot Racecourse, Clarion Events, The Legal Media Group, EuroMoney Plc, Legal and General, Harrods, Cap Gemini, Siemens Systems, Oliver Kinross PLC,The Princes Trust, The RAF, RMAC Sandhurst, Alpha Bank, Allianz Insurance, The British Council, The Royal College of Surgeons of England, English National Ballet
Events include: The London Motor Film Festival 2016, , Smart Packaging Awards, Europe Women in Business Law Awards, Managing Intellectual Property Global Awards, International Financial Law Review Awards, The Benchmarks Awards, The Smart Metering Awards, The EMC Millions Makers Gala
"Several of our guests have said you guys were brilliant. It just suited the venue and the mood and everything. Very professional but also very likeable. Thank you so much."Andrew Thomas
"I wanted to say a huge thank you to each of you for entertaining me and all my family and friends at my party on the 6th. I had an amazing evening. Many people commented on how good you were and that they had also had a great evening. Thank you too for practising some of my favourites and playing them for me I will be recommending you."Debbie Mansfield
"..after hearing some sample tunes, I knew I just had to have them for my bash. From the start, the band set the ambiance for the night and got the crowd grooving. Your performance was incredible and left all our guests impressed."M. Chuladul, 40th birthday party, London
"Thank you very much for playing for us on Saturday. It was excellent and exactly what I wanted. Everyone said how much they enjoyed the music and the fact that they could maintain a conversation whilst still enjoying your playing. "Maggie
"I just wanted to write and send our sincere thanks for the wonderful performance you and the band put on at our wedding reception. All the guests have been saying how much they enjoyed the music and what a great atmosphere you created! It was just what we wanted."Jess and Mark