Buona Notte Jazz Band
Vintage Jazz Band

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

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.

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.

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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.

6 verified reviews

"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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"Thank you so much for your performance at our event. I loved your jazzy version of Volare!"
– Gennaro Contaldo (celebrity chef), 3 September 2019, The English Italian Awards, Manchester Palace Hotel
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Set List
Italian Favourites

Baciami Piccina - Riccardo Morbelli And Luigi Astore

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

C'è La Luna - Paolo Citarella

Chittara Romana - Eldo Di Lazzaro

Il Pinguino Innamorato - Nino Casiroli And Mario Consiglio

La Gelosia Non E' Piu' Di Moda - Mario Consiglio

Malafemmena/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

O Marenariello/ I Have But One Heart – Al Martino​

O Sole Mio - Eduardo Di Capua

Papa Loves Mambo - Al Hoffman

Parlami D'amore Mariu' - Cesare Andrea Bixio

Pe' Lungotevere - Romolo Balzani

Scapriciatello - Ferdinando Albano

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

That's Amore - Harry Warren

The Man Who Plays The Mandolino - G. Fanciulli, Nisa, Keith, Bergman

Tu Vuo' Fa' L' Americano - Renato Carosone

Un Bacio A Mezzanotte - Kramer Gorni

Jazz And Swing Standards

All Of Me - Toby Gad

Bei Mir Bist Du Schein - Sholom Secunda

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra

Caravan - Juan Tizol And Irving Mills

Cheek To Cheek - Irving Berlin

Close Your Eyes - Bernice Petkere

Fly Me To The Moon - Bart Howard

Fools Rush In - Rube Bloom

I Could Have Danced All Night -

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

Love For Sale - Cole Porter

Misty - Erroll Garner

My Baby Just Cares For Me - Walter Donaldson

My Favourite Things - Richard Rodgers

Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (chissa') - Osvaldo Farrés

Sway - Luis Demetrio And Pablo Beltran Ruiz

Swing, Swing, Swing - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra/ Keely Smith

Tea For Two - Vincent Youmans

The Man I Love - Benny Goodman Quartet

Tico Tico No Fuba - Zequinha De Abreu

What A Difference A Day Made - Stanley Adams

You Go To My Head - John Frederick Coots

'60s To Present

All About That Bass - Post Modern Jukebox Arrangement

Blue Bossa - Kenny Dorham

Corcovado - Tom Jobim

Girl From Ipanema - Astrud Gilberto

How Insensative - Tom Jobim

Moondance - Van Morrisson

Natural Woman - Carole King

Never Can Tell (ce La Vie) - Chuck Berry

Old Black Magic - Keely Smith

One Note Samba - Tom Jobim

Say A Little Prayer - Burt Bacharach

So Nice - Marcos Valle

Spooky - Shapiro And Harry Middlebrooks

Take Another Little Piece Of My Heart - Jerry Ragovoy

That Man - Vincent Degiorgio And David Schreurs

The Look Of Love -burt Bacharach

These Boots Are Made For Walking - Nancy Sinatra

Up, Up And Away - Diane Warwick

Italian '60s To Present

Angelina - Louie Prima

Buonasera Signorina -louis Prima

Caruso - Lucio Dalla

Che Cos'e' L'amor - Vinicio Caposella

Con Un Bacio Piccolissimo - Giovanni Ornati

Grande, Grande, Grande - Mina

I Stivaletti Rossi - Vito Pallavicini

Il Cielo In Una Stanza - Mina

In Cerca Di Te - Claudio Villa

La Bambola - Patty Pravo

La Voglia E La Pazzia - Ornella Vanoni

Love In Portofino - Fred Buscaglione

Lui - Rita Pavone

Meglio Stasera/it Had Better Be Tonight - Henry Mancini

Meraviglioso - Domenico Modugno

Non Ho L'eta' - Rita Pavone

Portami Con Te - Astrud Gilberto

Quando Quando Quando - Tony Renis

Renato, Renato Renato - Mina

Se Telefonando - Mina Anna Mazzini

Tintarella Di Luna - Franco Migliacci E Bruno De Filippi

Una Notte A Napoli - Pink Martini

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