The Jazz Spivs – Authentic ‘roaring’ 1920s Jazz.

The Jazz Spivs specialise in Jazz music from the Roaring Twenties and are THE band for your 1920s Great Gatsby style event. 1920s music has enjoyed a resurgence via TV shows shows such as Downton Abbey & Mr Selfridge and of course the big screen version of The Great Gatsby, and Jazz bands are 1920s bands are as popular as ever!

The band is very experienced having played for hundreds of 1920s style events and parties throughout the UK and Europe. They recreate the sound and the look of 1920s bands which played in the Speakeasies during Prohibition and invoke visions of Flapper Girls dancing to The Charleston and Putting On The Ritz!

The Jazz Spivs line up is as a 4pc band of Clarinet, Sax/Vocals, Guitar & Bass however this line up can be adapted to suit your event and budget. Drums are a popular addition particularly for dancing and piano or trumpet can be added for that extra bit of Pizzaz.


If your party needs that extra Zing then The Jazz Spivs can provide Flapper Girls to liven things up and help get guests onto the floor and dancing.

The band’s musicians have played corporate events for : BP, ING Direct, Topsail, Royal & Sun Alliance, Tokyo Electron Europe, Zafferano etc.

Impressive venues include: Buckingham Palace, St James’ Palace BMA House, Natural History Museum, ExCel Centre, Forde Abbey, Royal Academy of Arts Royal Society of Arts, Kew Gardens, Knebworth House, Mansion House, Inner Temple, etc.

The musicians have entertained for VIPs including: Her Majesty The Queen, Robert Smith (The Cure), Gordon Ramsay, Ray Winstone, Sir Ian Botham, Paul O’Grady & Cilla Black, David Hasslehoff, Eddie Izzard, Ainsley Harriott.

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Performance options

4pc Band Option

Trumpet instead of Sax

5pc Band

Adds either Piano or Drums to the 4pc line up

Set list / Repertoire

A Foggy Day In London Town
A Kiss To Build A Dream On
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
After You’ve Gone
Ain’t Misbehavin
Ain’t She Sweet
Alexander’s Ragtime Band
All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm
All Of Me
All The Things You Are
Am I Blue
Apex Blues
April Showers
As Long As I Live
As Time Goes By
At Sundown
At The Jazz Band Ball
Baby Face
Baby Wont You Please Come Home
Back O Town Blues
Ballin The Jack
Basin Street Blues
Beale Street Blues
Bear Necessities
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
Big Butter & Egg Man
Big Chief
Bill Bailey
Birth Of The Blues
Black and Blue
Black Bottom
Blue & Broken Hearted
Blue Lou
Blue Moon
Blue Skies
Blue Turning Grey Over You
Blues My Naughty Sweetie
Bluin the Blues
Body & Soul
Bourbon Street Parade
Blue Room
Blueberry Hill
Bridal March (Lohengrin)
Bring In The Money
Buddy Bolden Blues
But Not For Me
Button Up Your Overcoat
Bye Bye Blues
Bye Bye Blackbird
Cakewalkin’ Babies From Home
Carnival Time
Careless Love
Change Partners
Cheek To Cheek
China Boy
Chinatown, My Chinatown
Clarinet Marmalade
Crazy Rhythm
Crazy About My Baby
Creole Love Song
Cryin For The Carolines
Darktown Strutters Ball
Deed I Do
Didn’t He Ramble
Dixieland One-Step
Doctor Jazz
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Down By The Riverside
Down In Honky Tonk Town
Dream A Little Dream
Do You Know What It Means…
Everybody Loves My Baby
Exactly Like You
Farewell Blues
Fascinatin’ Rhythm
Fidgety Feet
Five Foot Two Eyes Of Blue
Float Me Down The River
Fly Me To The Moon
Four or Five Times
From Monday On
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good For You
Georgia On My Mind
Get Busy
Get Happy
Girl Of My Dreams
Give Me Your Kisses
Happy Feet
Hard Hearted Hannah
Hello Dolly
High Society
Honeysuckle Rose
How Come You Do Me Like You Do
How Long Blues
I Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody None Of My Jellyroll
I Can’t Get Started
I Can’t Believe You’re In Love With Me
I Ain’t Got Nobody
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
I Found A New Baby
I Got Rhythm
I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
I Thought About You
I Want To Be Happy
I’ll Remember April
I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
I’m Coming Virginia
I’m Confessin’ That I Love You
It Had To Be You
It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie It’s Tight Like That
I’m Gonna Sit Right Down & Write Myself A Letter
I’m Crazy About My Baby
I’m Old Fashioned
I’m Puttin’ All My Eggs in One Basket
I’ve Got A Feelin’ I’m Fallin
I’ve Got The World On a String
Ice Cream
Ida Sweet As Apple Cider
If I Could Be With You
If I Had You
Iko Iko
In A Mellotone
In A Sentimental Mood
In A Sentimental Mood
Indiana (Back Home Again in)
In The Summertime When The Weather Is Fine
Is It True What They Say About Dixie?
It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing
Ja Da
Japanese Sandman
Jazz Me Blues
Jeepers Creepers
Just A Closer Walk With Thee Just A Little While To Stay Here Just In Time
Just One of Those Things
Just Squeeze Me
Just You, Just Me
Keepin’ Out Of Mischief
Now King of The Swingers
La Vie En Rose
Lady Be Good
Lady Is A Tramp
Lazy River (Up The)
Lil‘Liza Jane
Lily of The Valley Linger Awhile
Lime house Blues
Lookie Lookie Lookie, Here Comes Cookie
Louisiana Fairytale
Love Is The Sweetest Thing
Love Me or Leave Me
Lulu’s Back In Town
Love Nest
Lullaby of The Leaves
Mack The Knife
Makin’ Whoopee
Mama Don’t Allow It
Mama’s Gone Goodbye
Maria Elena
Mean To Me
Memories Of You Millenburg Joys
Mississippi Mud
Mood Indigo
Muskrat Ramble
My Baby Just Cares For Me
My Blue Heaven
My Funny Valentine
My Mamma’s In Town
My Melancholy Baby
My Memphis Baby
My Monday Date My Pet
My Old Flame
New Orleans
Night & Day
Nobody’s Sweetheart
New Suit
Nobody Knows You’re Down & Out
Old Fashioned Love
Old Grey Bonnet
Old’ Rockin’ Chairs Got Me
Old Spinning Wheel
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Out of Nowhere
Over The Rainbow
Paper Moon
Panama Rag
Pennies From Heaven
Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone
Stars Fell on Alabama
Stompin’ At The Savoy
Street Parade
Strike Up The Band
Struttin’ With Some BBQ
Sugar Blues
Sugar Foot Stomp
Sweet Georgia Brown
Sweet Lorraine
Sweet Sue
Sweethearts on Parade
Sugar (Don’t You Know Who She is..)
Sugar (I Call My Baby My Sugar…)
Swanee River
Swing That Music
Tea For Two
Temptation Rag
That Certain Party
That Da Da Strain
That’s A Plenty
That’s My Desire
There’ll Be Some Changes Made
Thou Swell
The Very Thought Of You
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Three Little Words
Tiger Rag
Tin Roof Blues
Tishomingo Blues
Too Busy
Twelfth Street Rag
Up A Lazy River
Wabash Blues
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
We’ll Meet Again
What A Wonderful World
When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
When My Sugar Walks Down The Street
When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful
When The Saints Go Marching In
When You’re Smiling
Who’s Sorry Now
Wolverine Blues
Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
Poor Butterfly
Puttin’ On The Ritz
Ready For The River
Royal Garden Blues
Running Wild
Sensation Rag
September In The Rain
Shanty In Old Shanty Town
Sheik Of Araby
She’s Funny That Way
Sing Sing Sing
Singin’ The Blues
Someday Sweetheart
Some Of These Days
Somebody Loves Me
Somebody Stole My Gal
Someday You’ll Be Sorry
South Rampart Street Parade
St James Infirmary
St Louis Blues
Yellow Dog Blues
Yes Sir That’s My Baby
You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
You Took Advantage of Me
You’re Nobody’s Sweetheart Now
You’re Driving Me Crazy
Zing Went The Strings of My Heart