10 Best Jazz Bands in London For 2024 (With Prices)

Updated 15 May 2024
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10 Best Jazz Bands in London For 2024 (With Prices)
In this blog post, we'll reveal the 10 most popular jazz bands for hire for weddings and events in London on FixTheMusic, based on the number of their confirmed bookings for 2024 and 2025.

London is home to some of the finest jazz bands for hire in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings.

You'll see that there is a good range of jazz and swing styles and that many of the jazz bands offer something a bit different to make your wedding truly memorable.

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Here's the list of the 10 best jazz bands in London for 2024...

1. The Prohibition Jazz Band
2. The Nightjars
3. The Jazz Dukes
4. On The Rocks Jazz Band
5. Buona Notte Jazz Band
6. Jo & The Jazz
7. Crescent City Jazz Band
8. The Dapper Chaps
9. The London Gypsy Jazz Band
10. Jukebox Lounge

So let's take a closer look at the most in-demand London jazz bands for hire this year...

1. The Prohibition Jazz Band
Average booking price: £1,500 - £2,000 (as of May 2024)
Location: London, UK

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Performing stunning renditions of jazz classics as well as putting a swinging spin on modern hits, The Prohibition Jazz Band are a must-have addition to any stylish event.

The Prohibition Jazz Band are a glamorous 6 piece band who have played around the world with legends like Shirley Bassey, including private audiences with Liza Minnelli.

We also offer a trumpet to form a 7 piece band to add another dimension to our sound.

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Dromoland Castle Hotel in Ireland and Gleneagles Hotel in Auchterarder, Scotland.

Our default 5-piece line up is Female Vocals, Keys, Double Bass, Saxophone & Drums.

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Fronted by vivacious vocalist Sarah and oozing old school glamour, these musicians have graced the stages of venues like The Ritz, The Savoy, Ronnie Scotts and the world famous QE2.

The Prohibition Jazz Band are experienced performers at corporate events and private parties, as well as wedding celebrations, with a speciality for 1920s-style events.

Here are just some of the locations where we have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...

  • Dromoland Castle, Ireland
  • Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland
  • Warsaw, Poland

Their huge repertoire of songs takes in jazz, swing, soul, pop and the popular Postmodern Jukebox numbers.

So if you're looking to hire the finest vintage jazz band London has to offer for your wedding, event or Gatsby-themed party, get in touch with The Prohibition Jazz Band.

Regular clients

  • United Nations
  • Microsoft
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Supercar Owners Circle
  • Watches of Switzerland
  • British Insurance Awards
  • Geneva Motor Show
  • British Tourism & Travel Show
  • Caesars Entertainment
  • Gordon Ramsay Group
  • Quaglinos
  • The Four Seasons
  • The Mandarin Oriental
  • Soho House
  • Honeywell

2. The Nightjars
Average booking price: £1,500 - £2,500 (as of May 2024)
Location: London, UK

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This suave and stylish jazz band known for their classic renditions of the genre's greatest hits, as well as contemporary pop, is led by a talented male vocalist whose voice evokes memories of legendary crooners such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Michael Bublé.

The Nightjars have performed at numerous weddings and events, performing during drinks receptions and dinners, while also performing some of the greatest swing classics to a filled dance floor.

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at The Ivy Soho Brasserie on Broadwick Street in London.

With their impeccable musicianship and stage presence, the band quickly gained a reputation for their captivating performances, landing them numerous performances worldwide.

Their sound is a seamless blend of classic jazz, swing, and pop, drawing on the styles of the greats while infusing their unique personality and flair. Their versatile setlist allows them to adapt to any occasion, from intimate events to grand-scale concerts.

The band is highly scalable, from a trio up to a 6-piece, and can perform as either a vocal or instrumental led outfit. Their roaming acoustic sets are a particular highlight, providing an unforgettable, up-close-and-personal experience for audiences.

With a passion for excellence and a commitment to delivering unforgettable performances, this jazz band continues to entertain crowds, captivating audiences with their soulful sound and suave style.


3. The Jazz Dukes
Average booking price: £1,796 (as of May 2024)
Location: London, UK

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The Jazz Dukes are one of London's finest Jazz & Swing bands for hire. Available for bookings in London, across the UK and abroad at events ranging from weddings and parties to corporate events and awards nights.

From background dinner/drinks music to upbeat classics that will fill the dance floor, they have got it all covered! This line-up is made up of in-demand London jazz musicians who have performed at Ronnie Scotts, Buckingham Palace, The Royal Albert Hall and The Barbican.

As well as being selected as the House Band for The National Restaurant Awards 2018, The Jazz Dukes have performed at the UK’s most exclusive venues and abroad for events in Athens, Mallorca, Norway, The French Alps, Switzerland and many more.

Offering a variety of different band options from Trio to Quartet to the full 5-Piece band, they can tailor the line-up to your event!

Specialising in Jazz and Swing from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and The Rat Pack, their repertoire also includes Soul, Rock n' Roll Motown, Pop and post-modern arrangements meaning they are extremely versatile, and possibly the finest jazz band London has to offer.


4. On The Rocks Jazz Band
Average booking price: £1,500 - £3,000 (as of May 2024)
Location: London, UK

View more videos and read verified reviews of On The Rocks Jazz Band ➡️]

On The Rocks Jazz Band is a top-class collective of London's finest jazz musicians.

Whether it's an instrumental trio, a vocally fronted 10 piece jazz ensemble or perhaps a solo saxophonist that you're looking for, On The Rocks Jazz Band is just what you're looking for.

Inspired by classic swing and jazz, On The Rocks Jazz Band will serve you some of the greatest jazz covers of all time, as well as some postmodern jukebox, inspired hits.

With their vast and varied repertoire, On The Rocks Jazz Band will have the perfect song for every occasion, big or small.

This talented band has years of industry experience and frequently performs across the country at weddings, private parties and corporate events.

View our list of the UK's best jazz bands ➡️

If you love all things vintage, On The Rocks Jazz Band is the perfect choice for you, with the classy renditions of some of your favourite jazz and swing hits, as well as some contemporary tunes.

Always dressed to the nines, On The Rocks Jazz Band will have the elegance and style needed to add that extra spark to your event.


5. Buona Notte Jazz Band
Average booking price: £1,317 (as of May 2024)
Location: London, UK

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Buona Notte Jazz Band are an Anglo-Italian vintage jazz band with a unique sound that brings to their audiences a taste of la dolce vita with their modern twist on vintage, classic Italian songs, gypsy-jazz, swing and jazz standards in English and Italian.


6. Jo & The Jazz
Average booking price: £1,500 - £3,000 (as of May 2024)
Location: London, UK

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Jo, the lead singer for Jo & The Jazz, has been captivating audiences with her distinctive and alluring performances for years in the UK and abroad.

With their wide selection of music, Jo & The Jazz can perform for events and weddings and can create custom entertainment for any occasion.

The best jazz and blues artists in the UK make up Jo & The Jazz.

Jo & The Jazz has played at numerous major events, festivals, and venues for more than ten years, including Ronnie Scott's, The Pheasantry, the London Jazz festival, 606 club, Glastonbury, and has been on BBC radio shows and the X Factor.

View our list of the UK's best jazz bands ➡️

Recently, Jo & The Jazz travelled to Ireland, Egypt, and Mykonos to play for prestigious clients including Bvlgari, Debeers, and The Chelsea Flower Show.

Jo has made a comeback as the Evrima Yacht's Guest Entertainer for the Ritz Carlton Collection.

You can see that Jo & The Jazz consistently deliver the best in high-end entertainment that you will remember forever after having performed in a number of London's prestigious Park Lane establishments, including The Savoy and the Ritz, to name a few.


7. Crescent City Jazz Band
Average booking price: £1,844 (as of May 2024)
Location: London, UK

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Crescent City Jazz Band are a New Orleans style jazz band for hire in London.

Their infectious foot-stomping live shows have taken the London vintage scene by storm, quickly establishing them as the band that most accurately evokes the bold, brassy, blues-infused spirit of 1920s New Orleans jazz.


8. The Dapper Chaps
Average booking price: £1,395 (as of May 2024)
Location: London, UK

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The Dapper Chaps are a stylish jazz trio putting their spin on the hits of today alongside the all-time greats of years gone by.

We regularly perform at weddings, parties and corporate events in London and internationally.

So if you're looking to hire the finest swing trio London has to offer for your wedding or event, get in touch with us.

The group, which consists of trumpet, guitar/vocals and double bass, regularly performs all over the UK, overseas and at the hottest London jazz venues including the legendary Ronnie Scotts, 606 Jazz Club, The Jazz Cafe, Pizza Express Jazz Club and at Prohibition era/Great Gatsby-themed swing events.

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The band's vintage look and sound allows them to transport your guests to a different age, providing a sophisticated backdrop whilst people chat, eat and dance!

Being fully acoustic allows the trio to roam: playing to smaller groups of guests if they are booked through dinner, or they can just set up in a corner and swing.

Between them, the musicians have picked up several prestigious Jazz awards and backed some of the biggest names in pop on their UK appearances on world tours.

A sample set list is provided below, but the group has a vast repertoire and is happy to take special requests as well.

Although principally a trio, the group can often increase in size where required for your event, e.g. to a 5-piece band.

Here are just some of the locations where we have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...

  • Berkeley Castle
  • Linden House Hotel, 1-3 Silver Street, Stansted Mountfitchet
  • Brixton, London, UK
  • Trinity Buoy Wharf, Orchard Place, London, UK

9. The London Gypsy Jazz Band
Average booking price: £973 (as of May 2024)
Location: London, UK

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The London Gypsy Jazz Band is a professional gypsy jazz & swing quartet founded in 2017.

They have been active in the UK's music scene performing in various jazz clubs, bringing traditional swing and pop numbers on stage delivered with unique style and a cheerful attitude that keeps the attention of the listener from the first to the last song.

Their traditional line up and sound makes them a perfect fit for dance events and vintage parties.

The London Gypsy Jazz Band were recently booked on FixTheMusic to perform at a product launch in Soho Square, London.

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park, London.

The London Gypsy Jazz Band are a modern swing band that can appear as a duo, trio or a quartet line up. They are widely considered to be one of the UK's best modern Gypsy jazz bands available for hire.

View our list of the UK's best jazz bands ➡️

Their basic format is as a traditional swing line up that consists of two guitars and double bass.

The repertoire of the band combines traditional swing and Django Reinhardt tracks with modern jazz which also collaborates with a team of talented singers that bring a vintage jazz edge to the whole experience.

The line up is compact and being an acoustic act they make a perfect match for events where background music is required.

Their ability to interact with the audience when required combined with a cheerful vibe and virtuosity on the style makes them stand as a great showband.

Here are just some of the locations where we have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...

  • Mayfair, London, UK
  • Newnham Terrace, London

Their quirky and upbeat style of playing always gets guests moving and provides an interesting talking point at events.

The London Gypsy Jazz Band are in demand to entertain in London's wineries and cocktail bars, performing on a regular basis in places such as the Victualler, El Gaucho, Maison St. Germain, Primo Bar, Chino Latino and Park Plaza Hotel to mention but a few.

One of the most popular formats is for them to perform as their Gypsy jazz trio in London. They are especially popular at weddings (for example, at afternoon outdoor drinks receptions in summer) so are a great choice if you are looking for a great Gypsy wedding band.

Performance details

  • We can perform outdoors
  • We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
  • Our equipment is PAT tested

Types

  • Gypsy jazz band
  • Jazz duo
  • Jazz trio
  • Swing & Jive band

Event types

  • Private event
  • Wedding
  • Hotel / Restaurant event
  • Bar / Club / Venue event
  • Corporate event
  • Concert
  • Theatre / Show
  • Cruise
  • Birthday party
  • Christmas party
  • New Year's Eve

10. Jukebox Lounge
Average booking price: £1,500 - £2,000 (as of May 2024)
Location: London, UK

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Inspired by the U.S. group Post Modern Jukebox, Jukebox Lounge hit the UK in late 2016.

With their own unique arrangements of modern pop songs, people can dance to their favourite hits from a 1920s Charleston Put Your Records On to Latin inspired Havana, swing to Wannabe, or Motown dance to Can’t Feel My Face or simply enjoy listening to a chilled swing version of Finally.

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Hilton Hotel in Bournemouth.

We are a collective of professional performers, who have worked with some of UK’s leading artists including Corrine Bailey Rae, Nelly Furtado, Kalon Rae, Lethal Bizzle, Marina and the Diamonds. As

Jukebox Lounge we have a performed at many venues including The Marylebone Hotel London, One Belgravia, Royal Ascot, Hilton Hotels, Syon House, Park Plaza Hotel, Cosy Club, Waddesdon Manor, and many more.

We have a flexible lineup ranging from a trio option, which might be more suitable for drinks receptions or small parties, with vocals, piano and bass, up to a 7 piece with 2 singers and 2 horn players.

Fronted by vocalists Amanda and/or Hayley who captivate their audiences with their engaging and energetic performances, Jukebox Lounge is the perfect choice for black tie events, festivals, vintage themed parties and weddings!

So if you're looking to hire the finest post modern jukebox style band London has to offer for your wedding or event, get in touch with Jukebox Lounge.

Jukebox Lounge have full public liability insurance and PAT tested equipment.

Performance details

  • We can perform outdoors
  • We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
  • We require car parking close to venues
  • We can perform while walking around a venue
  • Our equipment is PAT tested
  • We own a PA system

Some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about hiring a London jazz band for your wedding or party...

How much does it cost to hire a London jazz band?

In 2024, the average price to hire a jazz band for a wedding or private event in London is £1,675. This is based on a 4-piece jazz band, though larger jazz groups will cost more. Travel expenses will vary, and some bands will also need to charge Congestion Charge fees and parking costs depending on where in London the event is taking place.

What kind of music do London jazz bands perform?

Our jazz bands perform a wide range of music – of course, each jazz band has a vast knowledge of the jazz standards and classics from the Great American Songbook. As well as that, our jazz bands perform a lot of swing music. Many of our jazz bands also play music from soul, rock n roll and pop. A particularly popular trend is for modern jazz bands to play pop or rock music but in a vintage and jazzy style. The Swing Of Things is a perfect example of this style. A swing band almost always includes a singer in the group. They will cover classic Rat Pack tunes (covering artists such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr). Many of our bands also perform in the Great Gatsby style, specialising in music from the 1920s – often with a more modern twist too and sometimes even combined with electro-swing music. This style is frequently referred to as post-modern jukebox band style. Gypsy jazz or gypsy swing (also known as jazz manouche) is also increasingly popular, as well as purely acoustic jazz bands. Trad and vintage jazz bands perform more Dixieland, ragtime music and New Orleans-inspired songs that originated in the early 1900s. These bands usually include a full brass or wind section, such as trumpet, trombone, and even sousaphone. These bands are often roaming jazz bands – and some can even perform as marching jazz bands. Blues bands are also featured on FixTheMusic as an especially popular jazz ensemble.

What kind of events do jazz bands perform at?

On FixTheMusic, our jazz bands are booked to perform at a wide variety of events. The most common are weddings and corporate events, but they also entertain at charity functions, product launches, festivals, gala balls, hotels, restaurants and birthday parties.

What are the most popular songs jazz bands play?

The most commonly requested jazz songs include: At Last (Etta James), All Of Me (jazz standard), Come Fly With Me, Fly Me To The Moon (both by Frank Sinatra), Georgia On My Mind (Ray Charles), It Don’t Mean A Thing (Duke Ellington), On The Sunny Side Of The Street and What A Wonderful World (both by Louis Armstrong). Other famous jazz singers or bands that our jazz groups will cover include Nat King Cole, Charlie Parker, Cole Porter, Billie Holliday, Jamie Cullum, Miles Davis, Otis Redding, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, George Gershwin, Michael Bublé and Nina Simone.

What are the most common line-ups for jazz bands?

Jazz acts can range from solo jazz singers, right up to big bands and full jazz orchestras. The most commonly booked size of wedding jazz band on FixTheMusic is a 5-piece jazz band. This usually includes singer (male or female vocals), bass guitar (or upright double bass), drums, piano or keyboard and guitar. If you wanted a bigger line-up (e.g. a 6-piece or 7-piece jazz band), the additional instruments would likely include saxophone, trumpet, trombone or more singers. Jazz duos and jazz trios are also frequently booked – especially for background music, e.g. at an outdoor garden party, drinks reception or even a wedding ceremony.

How long does a jazz band usually perform for?

The standard sets a jazz band will perform are 2 x 60 minute sets. This could be split into 3 x 40 minute sets if you prefer. Some bands prefer to play for a bit shorter than this (e.g. 2 x 45 minute sets). The jazz band will always confirm this with you when they respond to your enquiry. From a cost perspective, it can be a good idea to hire the jazz band to provide live music for earlier in the day, as well as for the evening party. Most jazz & swing bands can provide some live music during the wedding ceremony or afternoon champagne reception at a small additional cost. Hiring a jazz band for your wedding reception is the most common request we receive at FixTheMusic. During the band's breaks, they will provide music from a laptop or similar device. This isn't quite the same as having a professional DJ, but it does ensure your entire evening of musical entertainment is covered. The laptop DJ service is usually provided free of charge by the jazz band. The standard arrival time for a band is 5pm. This gives them enough time to get set up and carry out their soundcheck. They will then finish by 12 midnight. If you wanted them to perform later into the night (e.g. until 1am or 2am) then there would likely be an additional cost for this.

Is it possible to see jazz bands perform live before I book?

As most professional jazz bands perform at private events the majority of the time (such as weddings and corporate functions), it can often not be possible to see your chosen band performing live before you book. That said, some public gigs do occur now and then, so feel free to ask your band if they have anything coming up.

How much floor space do jazz bands need?

You should consider that most musicians would need around 1.5 square metres each, and others (e.g. a pianist or keyboard player, or drummer) would need a bit more space than this. In addition, there would need to be space for the band's PA system and speakers. Our jazz bands are happy to be flexible though – just ask them about the dimensions at your venue if you're concerned and they will let you know what the ideal band size would be.

How loud are jazz bands?

If your wedding venue has a sound or noise limiter installed, then you will want to consider the volume of the jazz band you are hiring. You can read more about this topic in our guide to sound limiters. Many of our jazz bands can perform without amplification (i.e. as just an acoustic jazz band) – but they are only really suitable as background music or where the number of guests at your event is relatively small. If you want the band to provide music for dancing (e.g. at your wedding reception), then you'll want the band to be amplified through their PA system. Instruments such as the band's drum kit and horns like a trumpet, trombone or saxophone, could trigger a noise limiter at your venue. It's always best to speak with your jazz band about any noise limits at the time of booking.

Should I hire a jazz or swing band for my wedding?

Yes! Our jazz bands are perfect for every part of your wedding day: from providing low-key music for your ceremony (e.g. a jazz singer and acoustic guitarist), to background music for your drinks reception in the afternoon (e.g. from a jazz duo or trio, or solo jazz sax player), to a larger swing band or big band – perfect for getting your guests dancing at the evening's party.

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Adam is a co-founder of FixTheMusic and works on everything from copywriting and marketing to design and user experience. He studied Music at Cambridge University. Adam is a keen pianist, and also learned cello and trumpet from an early age.

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