Buona Notte Jazz Band
Vintage Jazz Band

About Buona Notte Jazz Band – vintage jazz band based in London
7 reviews

Booked 42 times on FixTheMusic

Buona Notte Jazz Band are a 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, we delight guests at hundreds of weddings and events every year.

Our repertoire is listed below on our profile or you can view as a PDF.

So if you're looking to hire the finest vintage jazz band London has to offer for your wedding or party, get in touch with us!

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Let the band take you on a Vespa ride back to retro bella Italia with a mix of Italian swing favourites like 'Volare' and 'That’s Amore' intertwined with rustic Roman Stornelli, romantic Neapolitan ballads, enticing bossa nova and samba rhythms along with foot-tapping rock 'n' roll and boogie-woogie.

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Since the group formed in 2014, Buona Notte Jazz Band have gone from strength to strength, performing both in the UK and internationally at weddings, corporate events and private parties.

Past clients include exclusive VIP wedding destination La Cervara in Portofino, Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge, Bella Vita Expo in London, Festival Italia at Brands Hatch, Just Eat Food Festival in Shoreditch, The English Italian Awards, Horsham Piazza Italia, Wilton's Music Hall, Manchester Palace Hotel, The Beaumont Estate and Le Quecumbar Gypsy Jazz Bar.

Available from a duo to a quintet, the band is extremely versatile and can provide both elegant background music and get their audiences on their dancing feet.

Buona Notte Jazz Band consists of Hetty (Vocals and Violin), Charly (Clarinet/Saxophone/Flute), Riccardo (Drums), Ale (Double Bass) and Fabrizio (Guitar).

We also cater for special Italian themes including the Godfather film trilogy, La Dolce Vita, That's Amore (Italian love songs), Italo-American crooners.

Set up / Performance

It takes us about 20 minutes to set up, and the same amount of time to pack up at the end of the event. Our basic performance package is 2 x 45 min sets with a short break in between sets. Longer options are available on request, e.g. 3 x 45 min sets.

Technical Requirements

We require a space of around 3m x 2m and a power source. We provide our own amplification for performances. However, if the venue is very large we may need to arrange the hire of a PA system.

About Hetty

Hetty is a singer-songwriter and musician from London.

Hetty studied classical singing and jazz vocal studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London, Lancaster University and the Conservatorio “G.B. Martini” di Bologna, Italy.

After graduating she lived and worked in Italy for a period of five years and worked as a teacher of English and Music. She also performed as a lead vocalist in a variety of musical projects.

Hetty returned to London in 2014 to pursue a career as a vocalist. She currently performs in the UK and abroad as a soloist and the lead singer of a number of bands including Buona Notte Jazz Band.

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

  • Aston Avenue, Harrow, UK

7 verified reviews

"Dear Hetty, We just wanted to say it was lovely meeting you and the band and thanks for a wonderful performance on Saturday. All our guests thoroughly enjoyed the music, including our neighbours! Thanks, Priyanka and family."
– Priyanka Patel, 22 August 2021, party on Aston Avenue, Harrow
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"Thank you so much for your performance at our event. I loved your jazzy version of Volare!"
– Gennaro Contaldo (celebrity chef), 26 July 2021, The English Italian Awards, Manchester Palace Hotel
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"Buona Notte Jazz Band surpassed all our expectations they are so unique and had everyone on the dance floor. Wished we had booked them for the whole evening."
– Jacquie Walters, 14 October 2020, anniversary party in London
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"We chose Buona Notte Jazz Band because they looked and sounded like a class act online, and they were on our wedding day! Hetty was professional and friendly from the off and met with me at the venue to discuss the event. The P.A. system being offered by my venue wasn't suitable for a band and Hetty sourced a suitable one at a better price. The band did 3 x 45 minutes sets of brilliant stuff, including all of our requests and Hetty did a playlist of my choosing for the intervals. The band are talented and trained musicians who charge a fair price for their services. All the guests had a good dance and have since sung their praises to me. They were the perfect band, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and we look forward to seeing them again soon. Grace and Robert."
– Grace Forge, 16 February 2020, wedding in Essex
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"I couldn't recommend Buona Notte Jazz Band highly enough, they played at our wedding reception making it ever so special. Our guests still talk about how amazing they were during their performance and I couldn't say thank you enough for making the all experience so smooth and pleasant - which is so important while planning a wedding on your own. Lovely people, but most of all truly amazing artists!"
– Mary Berg, 26 November 2019, wedding at Landmark Hotel, London
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"I booked Buona Notte Jazz Band for a surprise party, they were suggested by Antonio De Lillis another musician & friend, he told me that Buona Notte is the best. And he was right! :) They are amazing, it was a great performance by all the band members, their Italian repertoire it's great. They also prepared few songs for the guest of honor to sing. She had great fun! The feedback from all the guest was really positive. Will really recommend them! Thanks guys hope to work with you again."
– Don Thushari (Fashion Stylist & Events), 3 October 2019, private event in London
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"I booked Buona Notte Jazz Band for an Italian themed cocktail party for a pop up shop launch in London. They were flexible with numbers and budget for me (I only needed a 3 piece, not the traditional 5 piece group). They also had to play outside and we're very accommodating of that and brought their own speakers / soft music btw sets. So I didn't need to worry about anything music related on the evening which was a real relief. And they were great. They really lifted and helped make the party a huge success and were truly perfect for our event. I had them sing only Italian themed songs, but they would be wonderful at any style of jazz performance. Easy to work to work with and incredibly professional - I highly recommend. Sarah."
– Sarah Watson, 19 September 2019, Italian Themed Pop Up Party in London
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Set List
Italian Favourites Pre 1960s

Baciami Piccina - Morbelli / Astore

Bellezza In Bicicletta - G.d'anzi - M.marchesi

C'è La Luna - Paolo Citarella

Chittara Romana - Eldo Di Lazzaro

Guaglione - Renato Carosone

La Gelosia Non E' Piu' Di Moda – Trio Lescano

Luna Rossa - De Curtis, Antonio

Mambo Italiano - Bob Merrill

Mattinata/you're Breaking My Heart - George Greely

Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (volare) - Domenico Modugno

Non Dimenticar – Dean Martin

O Marenariello/ I Have But One Heart– Al Martino

O Sarracino - Renato Carosone

O Sole Mio - Eduardo Di Capua

Papa Loves Mambo - Al Hoffman

Parlami D'amore Mariu' - Cesare Andrea Bixio

Pe' Lungotevere - Romolo Balzani

Sotto E' Cielo Di Roma/on An Evening In Roma - Umberto Bertini

That's Amore - Harry Warren

Tu Vuo' Fa' L' Americano - Renato Carosone

Un Bacio A Mezzanotte - Kramer Gorni

Italian '60s To Present

Angelina - Louie Prima

Buonasera Signorina -f. Buscaglione

Caruso – Lucio Dalla

Cosa Hai Messo Nel Cafe - Malika

Che Cos'e' L'amor - Vinicio Caposella

Con Un Bacio Piccolissimo – Robertino

Come Prima - Panzeri /di Paola /taccani

E Se Domani - Mina

Grande, Grande, Grande - Mina

Il Cielo In Una Stanza - Mina

In Cerca Di Te - Claudio Villa

Il Mondo – Jimmy Fontana

La Bambola - Patty Pravo

La Prima Cosa Bella - Malika

Love In Portofino - Fred Buscaglione

Maledetta Primavera – Cassella/savio

Meglio Stasera/it Had Better Be Tonight – H. Mancini

Meraviglioso - Domenico Modugno

Nessuno - Mina

O Marie – Louis Prima

Parole, Parole - Mina

Quando, Quando, Quando - Tony Renis

Se Telefonando - Mina

Tintarella Di Luna - Franco Migliacci E Bruno De Filippi

Una Notte A Napoli - Pink Martini

Via Con Me – Paolo Conte

Jazz And Swing Standards

All Of Me - Toby Gad

Bei Mir Bist Du Schein - Sholom Secunda

Besame Mucho – Consuelo Velasquez

Bye Bye Blackbird – Ray Henderson

C'est Si Bon – Henry Betti

C'est Magnifique – Cole Porter

Caravan - Juan Tizol And Irving Mills

Charleston, The – J.johnson

Cheek To Cheek - Irving Berlin

Choo Choo Cha Boogie – Louis Jordan

Close Your Eyes - Bernice Petkere

Fly Me To The Moon - Bart Howard

I've Got The World On A String - Harold Arlen

I Love Paris – Cole Porter

I Wanna Be Like You/king Of The Swingers – R.sherman

I Was A Little Too Lonely – Livingston/evans

Just You, Just Me – J. Greer

La Vie En Rose – Edith Piaf

L.o.v.e – Cole Porter

Misty - Erroll Garner

Moon River – Henry Mancini

My Baby Just Cares For Me - Walter Donaldson

My Favourite Things - Richard Rodgers

Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (chissa') – O. Farrés

Pennies From Heaven – A. Johnston

Puttin On The Ritz – Irving Berlin

Steppin' Out With My Baby – Irving Berlin

Sway - Luis Demetrio And Pablo Beltran Ruiz

Sweet Giorgia Brown – Pikard-casey

Sympathique – Pink Martini

Tea For Two - Vincent Youmans

What A Difference A Day Made - Stanley Adams

What Is This Thing Called Love - Cole Porter

When You're Smiling – Shay-fisher

1960s To Present

All About That Bass - Post Modern Jukebox

Amado Mio – Pink Martini

A Night Like This – Caro Emerald

Blue Bossa - Kenny Dorham

Back It Up – Caro Emerald

Girl From Ipanema - Astrud Gilberto

Ho Hey – The Lumineers

I Say A Little Prayer – Burt Bacharach

Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry

Liquid Lunch – Caro Emerald

Moondance - Van Morrisson

Never Can Tell (ce La Vie) - Chuck Berry

One Note Samba - Tom Jobim

Perfect – Ed Sheeran

Route 66 – Bb King

So Nice - Marcos Valle

Spooky - Shapiro And Harry Middlebrooks

Stuck In The Middle – Stealers Wheel

That Man – Caro Emerald

These Boots Are Made For Walking - Nancy Sinatra

Upside Down – Paloma Faith

Valerie – Amy Winehouse

We're Having A Party – Sam Cooke

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow – The Supremes

You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry

Your Song – Elton John

Vintage Italian Film Music

• Godfather Theme Part 1 - Love Theme Both As An Instrumental Version And Sung 'speak Softly Love / Brucia La Terra'

• The Godfather Waltz - Both As An Instrumental And Sung 'come Live Your Life With Me'.

• I Have But One Heart/o Marenariello

• C'e' La Luna Mezzo Mare (connies Wedding)

• Tarantella Neopolitana (connies Wedding)

• Love Theme Godfather Part 3 - 'promise Me You'll Remember'

• Cinema Paradiso – Ennio Morricone

• La Dolce Vita Theme – Nino Rota

• La Vita E' Bella Theme Tune - Nicola Piovani

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