Trad Jazz Bands - Fantasia Music

We have Trad Jazz Bands to hire to Jazz up your wedding or Party – book a Trad Jazz Band today!

Trad Jazz is short for Traditional Jazz and this includes New Orleans, Ragtime Jazz & Dixieland as played by Louis Armstrong and King Oliver. The difference between Trad Jazz and more modern styles is basically that Trad & Dixieland use lead instruments (or Front Line as they are called) of trumpet, clarinet and trombone whereas more modern styles include Saxophones. Britain had to wait until the 50’s for Trad Jazz Bands to really take off with the bands of Chris Barber, Humphrey Lyttleton, Kenny Ball and Acker Bilk.

Trad Jazz Bands are versatile and very popular. They are used for all kinds of events such as garden parties, wedding receptions, carnivals and product launches where the upbeat music never fails to make people smile.

Hire one of our Trad Jazz Bands from our selection of bands below. Click on your band of choice to visit the band’s page where you can read about them, see photos, hear audio and much more!

Bob Wilson Jazz band

Dixieland bands, Jazz, Trad Bands.


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 »

Mardi Gras Jazz Band

Dixieland bands, Jazz, Swing Bands, Trad Bands.


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 »

Silk Street Jazz

Dixieland bands, Jazz, Trad Bands.


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 »

The Big Chris Barber Band

Dixieland bands, Jazz, Trad Bands.


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 »