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 to all different genres from trad jazz, Swing, Latin to modern varying in line up for every occasion.
Members of the band have performed with bands such as The John Miller Orchestra, String of Pearls Orchestra, The Palm Court Theatre Orchestra, Piccadilly Dance Orchestra etc….
The band has played for events at prestigious venues such as Somerley House, Athelhampton House, Chewton Glen, Lulworth Castle, the Beaulieu estate and performed for many private parties, corporate events and jazz nights throughout the South of England.
A large part of the band’s work is playing for weddings. The Southern Allstars can play for the drinks reception as a traditional Dixieland style band with trumpet, clarinet, banjo, sousaphone etc. or as a Swing Jazz band where there is piano, double bass and drums with the two ‘front line’ of trumpet & clarinet/sax. It is also possible for the band to play a mix of styles if required.
For the wedding evening reception, the band can provide a full line up including vocals if required for a night of jazz and dancing. The Southern Allstars are also available as a Jazz Trio or Jazz Quartet for smaller events and can augment to a larger band for those with the budget and space!
"They were fantastic and we have received fantastic feedback- many thanks" Karen Bell- Arbonne International
"We would like to thank you and Andy Chislett's quartet for the fabulous music at our wedding reception. I needn't have worried, the jazz was just right for the occasion and one of the main highlights of the day for my bride." Mr Jay Cable
"Will you please pass on our thanks to Andy Chislett and his band for their performance at Parley Manor on Saturday. They created just the warm and welcoming atmosphere that we wanted for the guest's arrival, and this continued after the ceremony and throughout the afternoon. They even managed to arrange the weather for us as well!!" Anthea Payne
"Thanks so much- the band were greatly appreciated and we didn't imagine the jazz would be of such a fabulous standard!" Mark Sturdy
"Many thanks for suggesting The Southern Allstars for our garden party - they were brilliant - just right for the occasion." Lynne Callaghan