The Top 12 Jazz Bands for hire in the UK For 2019 (With Prices)

24 APRIL 2019
Blog post by Adam Southall
Estimated read time: 3 minutes

The UK 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.

In this blog post, we'll list out the 12 most popular jazz bands for weddings and events in the UK on FixTheMusic, based on the number of their confirmed bookings in 2019 and 2020.

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 12 best jazz bands in the UK for 2019...

1. Hot Swing
2. The Jazz Dukes
3. The Moonshine Jazz Band
4. The London Gypsy Jazz Band
5. Buona Notte Jazz Band
6. The Honeysuckle Jazz Band
7. The Jukebox Swing Band
8. The Artemis Jazz Band
9. Crescent City Jazz Band
10. The Swing Of Things
11. Lucky Numbers Swing Band
12. Art Of Electro Swing

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

1. Hot Swing
Average booking price: £1,347 (as of May 2020)
Location: London, UK

Hot Swing are the all singing, all swinging heart of the party, getting everyone on the dance floor to Lindy hop, Jive and boogie the night away.

With stunning three-part harmonies, scorching horns lines and a rip-roaring rhythm section, Hot Swing hark back to the Golden Age of Swing with music from the likes of Benny Goodman, Louis Prima and Louis Jordan to name but a few.


2. The Jazz Dukes
Average booking price: £1,546 (as of May 2020)
Location: London, UK

The Jazz Dukes are one of London's finest Jazz & Swing bands for hire.

Available for bookings 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!


3. The Moonshine Jazz Band
Average booking price: £754 (as of May 2020)
Location: London, UK

The Moonshine Jazz Band are a trio and quartet of vocals/drums, guitar and third/fourth musician on clarinet or double bass.

They perform 1920s/30s/40s Jazz & Swing hits – great for vintage themed parties (e.g. Great Gatsby), weddings and corporate events.

The London-based musicians are happy to travel around the UK and abroad.


4. The London Gypsy Jazz Band
Average booking price: £761 (as of May 2020)
Location: London, UK

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.


5. Buona Notte Jazz Band
Average booking price: £1,344 (as of May 2020)
Location: London, UK

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. The Honeysuckle Jazz Band
Average booking price: £845 (as of May 2020)
Location: Bristol, UK

The Honeysuckle Jazz Band are a 4-piece jazz band based in Bristol with a large and varied repertoire able to cater to all events and any taste.

Whether you're looking for a laid-back set of jazz classics or some modern pop with a twist, The Honeysuckle Jazz Band will make the perfect addition to your wedding, corporate event or party.


7. The Jukebox Swing Band
Average booking price: £1,027 (as of May 2020)
Location: Edinburgh, UK

The Jukebox Swing Band began its musical life as a classic swing and jazz band. However, influences of the 1950’s, classic film themes and current music began to inspire the band.

Combining their love of old and new music, The Jukebox Swing Band offers up “pop-swing” by remastering modern favourites into vintage style tunes which sit happily alongside jazz standards.

Old and young find themselves dancing the night away in their own personal nostalgia.


8. The Artemis Jazz Band
Average booking price: £726 (as of May 2020)
Location: Birmingham, UK

The Artemis Jazz Band are a group of highly professional musicians based in the West Midlands and London.

Having trained at the world-renowned Royal Academy of Music, and Birmingham Conservatoire respectively, they have been performing as a trio for 5 years across the UK entertaining wedding receptions, garden parties and corporate events.

Although predominantly a trio, The Artemis Jazz Band can expand to a quartet with tenor saxophone if required.


9. Crescent City Jazz Band
Average booking price: £1,322 (as of May 2020)
Location: London, UK

Crescent City Jazz Band's 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.


10. The Swing Of Things
Average booking price: £1,456 (as of May 2020)
Location: London, UK

The Swing Of Things are a London-based modern jazz band made up of four experienced professional musicians.

Playing modern hits in a vintage, jazzy style, The Swing Of Things are in demand to perform at weddings, corporate functions, festivals and private parties throughout the UK and Europe.


11. Lucky Numbers Swing Band
Average booking price: £1,977 (as of May 2020)
Location: London, UK

Lucky Numbers are an energetic swing ensemble, that guarantees to get your feet tapping with their exciting arrangements from the swing era and beyond.

The band was founded with dancing in mind, but we find that our broad repertoire is popular with all ages and tastes.

Ideal for weddings, parties and dance events, Lucky Numbers Swing Band is a professional, experienced and entertaining band that always goes down well!


12. Art Of Electro Swing
Average booking price: £1,495 (as of May 2020)
Location: Leeds, UK

Art Of Electro Swing are a 21st century anomaly – a collective of loveable rogues hell-bent on redefining live dance music.

Weaving the sounds of 1920's New Orleans jazz, sizzling swing and bouncing Balkan brass with thoroughly modern dance styles, Art Of Electro Swing have created a uniquely exciting take on electro swing.

Art Of Electro Swing are in demand to perform at festivals, weddings and parties throughout the UK and Europe. They are widely considered to be the finest and most authentic electro swing band in the UK.


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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.