Jump Jive Bands - Fantasia Music

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Jump Jive, Jitterbug and Swing Bands make for exciting entertainment. The style originated in the USA in the 1940’s when swing jazz was evolving. An injection of a more driving rhythm and a greater Blues feel led to a genre of music we now call Jump Jive, Jump Blues or simply Jump! This music and other styles come under the heading of Swing Dance Music.

The Great Louis Jordan is seen as the biggest influence in Jump Jive, and Louis Prima and his Jump Blues is also a major player in Jump Jive and Swing history. Between them they ensured that the period between the Big Bands and Rock n Roll was owned by Jump Jive and Swing.

Bands playing this style of music have a strong rhythm section, horns and vocals and are more popular now than ever. There are lots of Retro dance events and festivals throughout the country and more and more these bands are seen as an antidote the a traditional covers band for weddings and parties.

Fantasia Music has some of the UK’s best Jump Jive Bands and Swing Bands listed below. Just click the photos for more information and to book!

Ding Dong Daddios

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

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The Ding Dong Daddios – dance music of the 40ā€™s and 50ā€™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 »


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 »


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 »


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 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 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 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 »