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The following jazz and swing groups are based in Italy and are available for weddings and events throughout the country.

The Florence Jazz Band
The Florence Jazz Band
Jazz & Swing Band
€1,601 (avg. price)
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
25 reviews
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Blue Note Four
Blue Note Four
Jazz & Swing Band
€2,205 (avg. price)
Forlì Cesena, Emilia–Romagna, Italy
10 reviews
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The Big Cats
The Big Cats
Jazz & Swing Band
€1,779 (avg. price)
Bari, Puglia, Italy
4 reviews
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The Tuscany Swing Band
The Tuscany Swing Band
Swing & Jazz Band
€1,577 (avg. price)
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
14 reviews
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The Naples Swing Band
The Naples Swing Band
Jazz & Swing Band
€3,031 (avg. price)
Naples, Italy
10 reviews
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The Suits Jazz Band
The Suits Jazz Band
Jazz & Swing Band
€1,555 (avg. price)
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
8 reviews
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Dream Grooves
Dream Grooves
Wedding Band & Party Band
€2,000 - €3,500
Florence, Italy
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Tuscan Smooth Grooves
Tuscan Smooth Grooves
Jazz & Swing Band
€1,500 - €2,000
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
10 reviews
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The Jay Walkers
The Jay Walkers
Roaming Band
€1,904 (avg. price)
Bari, Puglia, Italy
5 reviews
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The Dixie Roamers
The Dixie Roamers
Roaming Dixie Band
€2,000 (avg. price)
Bari, Puglia, Italy
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Bologna Swing Band
Bologna Swing Band
Gypsy Jazz & Swing Band
€1,878 (avg. price)
Bologna, Italy
6 reviews
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The Popinjays
The Popinjays
Jazz & Swing Roaming Band
€2,675 (avg. price)
Bari, Puglia, Italy
3 reviews
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The Italian Riviera Swing Band
The Italian Riviera Swing Band
Swing & Jazz Band
€2,000 - €4,000
Genoa, Italian Riviera, Italy
7 reviews
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Rogues Gallery
Rogues Gallery
Jazz & Swing Band
€2,000 - €3,000
Palermo, Sicily
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The Italy Gypsy Band
The Italy Gypsy Band
Gypsy & Swing Band
€1,690 (avg. price)
Bologna, Italy
9 reviews
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Ponte Vecchio Jazz Band
Ponte Vecchio Jazz Band
Jazz & Swing Band
€1,155 (avg. price)
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
4 reviews
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The Italian Jazz Trio
The Italian Jazz Trio
Jazz & Swing Band
€1,560 (avg. price)
Rome, Italy
12 reviews
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The Italian Dixie Band
The Italian Dixie Band
Dixie Swing Band
€2,104 (avg. price)
Rome, Italy
1 reviews
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The Tuscany Jazz Collective
The Tuscany Jazz Collective
Jazz & Swing Band
€1,286 (avg. price)
Tuscany, Italy
19 reviews
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The Italy Hot Jazz Band
The Italy Hot Jazz Band
Jazz & Swing Band
€1,500 - €2,000
Tuscany, Italy
8 reviews
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The Bologna Jazz Band
The Bologna Jazz Band
Jazz & Swing Band
€1,318 (avg. price)
Bologna, Italy
11 reviews
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The Venice Jazz Band
The Venice Jazz Band
Jazz Band
€1,500 - €2,500
Venice, Italy
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The Tuscany Latin Jazz Band
The Tuscany Latin Jazz Band
Latin Jazz Band
€1,690 (avg. price)
Siena, Tuscany, Italy
3 reviews
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The Admirers
The Admirers
Swing Band & Roaming Band
€1,600 - €7,000
Puglia, Italy
7 reviews
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The Italian Swing Band
The Italian Swing Band
Swing & Jazz Band
€2,268 (avg. price)
Rome, Italy
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Soul Pirates
Soul Pirates
Wedding & Party Band
€1,000 (avg. price)
Rome, Italy
5 reviews
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Swinging Emotions
Swinging Emotions
Swing & Jazz Band
€2,500 - €12,000
Milan, Italy
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The Italian Swing Orchestra
The Italian Swing Orchestra
Jazz & Swing Band
€2,643 (avg. price)
Naples, Italy
6 reviews
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Sicily Gypsy Jazz Band
Sicily Gypsy Jazz Band
Gypsy & Swing Band
€1,585 (avg. price)
Sicily, Italy
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Swinging Soul
Swinging Soul
Jazz & Swing Band
€2,000 (avg. price)
Bari, Puglia, Italy
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Revival Jazz Band
Revival Jazz Band
Jazz & Swing Band
€1,500 - €2,500
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
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Gypsy Jazz Orchestra
Gypsy Jazz Orchestra
Gypsy Jazz & Klezmer Orchestra
€1,000 - €3,000
Ravenna, Bologna, Italy
3 reviews
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Melodic Waves
Melodic Waves
Jazz & Swing Duo
€850 - €1,600
Verona, Italy
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Bella Dixie
Bella Dixie
Dixie Jazz Band
€3,500 - €6,500
Rome, Italy
5 reviews
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French Swing Band
French Swing Band
Wedding & Party Band
€2,500 - €3,500
Milan, Italy
3 reviews
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View Some of Our Most Popular Italy Jazz Bands Performing Live...

View more videos and read verified reviews of The Florence Jazz Band ➡️
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What Kind of Events Do the Italy Jazz Bands Perform At?

All of our Italy jazz and swing bands are available for hire at weddings, corporate events, private parties, charity events and product launches throughout Italy.

For weddings, they often perform at the wedding reception in the evening, but are frequently booked to provide background music at the wedding cocktails or even the wedding ceremony. During this part of the day, they might provide instrumental music only (i.e. without their lead singer).

Where in Italy Will the Jazz Bands Perform?

Each jazz band in Italy is happy to travel all over the country for events. Most of our groups are based around Tuscany, Naples and Venice, but we can also provide jazz music for events in Bologna and other parts of northern Italy, Puglia in the south, Sicily, Rome, Marche, around Lake Garda and Lake Como, along the Amalfi Coast and almost all other parts of Italy.

What Kind of Music Do the Italian Jazz Bands Perform?

Our Italy jazz bands perform a wide mix of local and international jazz standards and swing songs. Popular requests include I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Oh Mamma, Voglio Anche Io Il Fidanzato and Tu Vo Fa' L'americano.

Some jazz bands can also perform a selection of pop covers – usually these are done in a slightly jazzy or swing style, in keeping with the feel and mood of the band.

How Much Does It Cost to Hire an Italy Jazz Band or Swing Band?

The average price of a jazz band in Italy is 2,600 EUR. This is for a quartet featuring vocals, guitar, bass guitar and drums. Most groups have the option to add more instruments (the saxophone is extremely popular at the moment) or more singers. They can also provide smaller line-ups, e.g. a jazz duo or jazz trio, which can be effective for intimate events or for background music.

Some FAQs About Hiring a Jazz Band for Your Wedding or Party...

What kind of music will the jazz band 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. 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 will the 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.

Can you give me some examples of the kind of repertoire and songs the jazz bands will perform?

The most commonly requests 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 line-ups are available with most 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 the 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 space will a jazz band take up?

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 will the jazz band be?

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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