Hire the best Big Bands in the UK from the country’s leading agency.

Big Bands play swing music from the golden era of Jazz which gave us the great Jazz Orchestras of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton and of course the great Glenn Miller. Big Bands vary in size but a classic line up includes eighteen musicians and singers and is a sight and sound once heard never forgotten.

There are of course some bands which play purely the music of Glenn Miller and these bands continue to be the most popular playing songs such as ‘Moonlight Serenade’, ‘In The Mood’, ‘Tuxedo Junction’ and ‘American Patrol’, however more music from the Big Band era will be known to most with songs such as ‘Sing, Sing, Sing’, ‘April In Paris’, ‘Mack the Knife’, ‘Take the A Train’ and ‘Begin the Beguine’.

Big Bands play for large events such as balls, dances, concerts and festivals and are ever popular for events such as D Day celebrations, Air festivals and Retro events such as Goodwood revival, Twinwood and the War and Peace Festival. The UK is home to some of the most celebrated Big Bands and they are available to book through Fantasia Music.

Hire one of the UK’s best Big Bands from our selection of bands below. Click the photo of your chosen band to visit the band’s page where you can read about them, see photos, hear audio and much more!