The Lisbon Swing Band

Jazz & Swing Band

Check availability
Add to Shortlist
Lisbon, Portugal
€1,434 (avg. price)
Booked 41 times on FixTheMusic ⚡
19 Videos & 30 Photos

About The Lisbon Swing Band – professional jazz & swing band based in Lisbon, Portugal

The Lisbon Swing Band is a multicultural group of vintage jazz & blues musicians and dancers based in Lisbon, well known among the swing dancers in Portugal.

One of the very few vintage jazz bands in Portugal, The Lisbon Swing Band are making themselves a name on the dance floors, clubs and festivals.

Please take a look at our 2024 SET LIST

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Pestana Palace in Lisbon, VILA VITA Parc Resort & Spa in Porches and Pine Cliffs Luxury Collection Resort in Albufeira, Portugal.

Contact The Lisbon Swing Band

More information about The Lisbon Swing Band

This international group, that truly appreciate the art of swing, is heavily influenced by Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Slim & Slam, Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt and many other greats stars from the 1920s to the 1940s.

View all of our Portugal-based swing & jazz bands ➡️

They don’t play only for your listening pleasure. No sir, they don’t.

They also play for your feet and body, which will probably find it pretty hard to stay still during a Lisbon Swing Band concert! We can bring happiness and energy to any kind of event.

The swing and jazz band also frequently teams up with professional swing or Gatsby-style dancers in Portugal – perfect for vintage weddings and 1920s or Great Gatsby themed events.

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

  • Pestana Palace, Lisbon
  • SOLAR DE PANCAS, Alenquer
  • Quinta de Sant'Ana do Gradil
  • Quinta do Hespanhol
  • Quinta de São Tadeu, Sintra
  • La Distillerie, Lisboa
  • Quinta da Bichinha
  • Pine Cliffs Luxury Collection Resort
  • Tivoli Palácio de Seteais
  • Quinta dos Santos, Algarve
  • Páteo Alfacinha, Lisboa
  • Forte da Cruz, Estoril
  • Vila Monte Farm House
  • VILA VITA Parc Resort & Spa
  • La Mafia se Sienta a la Mesa
  • Estoril, Portugal
  • Cascais, Portugal
  • R. Maria Luísa Holstein
  • Barcarena, Portugal

So if you're looking to hire the finest swing and jazz band Lisbon (Portugal) has to offer for your wedding or event, get in touch with us.

For a smaller lineup, we are also available as a duo...The Lisbon Acoustic Duo

Read more
19 Videos & 30 Photos

9 Verified Reviews

"5 estrelas! Adorei o vosso concerto na festa de Almaceda. São todos malta fixe. Apareçam cá no norte, terei todo o prazer em vos ver atuar de novo."

Manuela Moreira, 6 February 2024, party in Almaceda
Verified booking Verified booking on FixTheMusic

"Hello Kristina, Thank you to you and the band for playing for an additional hour, you were amazing! All of our guests had the best time, and we appreciate you helping us make our dream day come true :) Thank you! Ryan."

Ryan Brown, 22 November 2023, wedding at Tivoli Palácio de Seteais, Rua Barbosa du Bocage, Sintra, Portugal
Verified booking Verified booking on FixTheMusic

"The band were fantastic! Our guests gave great feedback and when we returned to the cocktail hour having taken some photos, the band who were about to take a break came back on to play some songs for us. Our only regret was not being able to enjoy their music for longer. Please pass on our thanks and appreciation to the band!"

Nae Timi, 3 October 2023, cocktail reception in Lisbon, Portugal
Verified booking Verified booking on FixTheMusic

"Our wedding was extremely spectacular and unforgettable thanks to the Lisbon Swing Band! We knew that having a live band would bring an extra layer of charm to our special day from the time we started planning it. The decision to hire the Lisbon Swing Band proved to be a wise one. Their communication was excellent from the start. They were really open to our suggestions, song requests, and tastes. However, as our wedding day approached, we felt compelled to fully embrace the essence of the occasion and allow the band's creativity to shine. So we gave them the authority to curate the musical journey for our guests. And what a brilliant decision it was! Their punctuality and professionalism were outstanding. We were entirely at rest on the wedding day, knowing that the band had everything under control. They blended in perfectly, adding to the ambience and creating an enchanting backdrop for our party. We chose the duet, and it was a musical marriage made in heaven. The singer has a wonderful voice. Their performance was stunning, especially when combined with the guitar player's mesmerising solos. The chemistry between them was evident, and it resonated with everyone in the room. We observed everyone enjoying themselves by tapping their feet and swaying to the rhythm as the music poured through the air. Finally, allowing the Lisbon Swing Band to take the reins and create their music resulted in an evening that exceeded our expectations. Every note the band played reflected their enthusiasm and attention to their trade. Our guests were completely captivated, and the band's performance garnered numerous accolades. Friends and family members couldn't get enough of the singer's enticing vocals and the guitarist's deft solos. To summarise, the Lisbon Swing Band made an outstanding addition to our wedding. They brought their distinct talents, expertise, and artistic flair to our big day, creating an event that we and our guests will remember for the rest of our lives. We are incredibly grateful for their exceptional performance and would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone seeking a band that can effortlessly elevate the ambience of their event!"

João Costa, 14 August 2023, wedding at Quinta da Bichinha, Estrada de Vila Chã, Portugal
Verified booking Verified booking on FixTheMusic

"The Lisbon Swing Band were absolutely fantastic at our wedding in June. They created the perfect atmosphere of chilled fun while our guests were arriving at the reception. They were wonderful to deal with and had so many song choices! They also learnt a special song for us which they played when we came in! I couldn’t recommend them enough - definitely book them for your event!"

Bex Langley, 28 July 2023, wedding at Quinta de Sant'Ana do Gradil, Rua Direita, Portugal
Verified booking Verified booking on FixTheMusic

"Dear Kristina, I would like to thank you again for playing at our wedding on Saturday. The music was perfect.. exactly what we wanted for the day. You received lots of compliments from the guests! Best wishes to you all, Aisling."

Aisling Nugent, 6 June 2023, wedding at Quinta de São Tadeu, R. Carlos Massett, Sintra, Portugal
Verified booking Verified booking on FixTheMusic

"We just wanted to send across a huge thank you for the wonderful ambience you created at our wedding! Everyone absolutely loved you and the music, it was such a beautiful, seamless transition from the ceremony to the cocktails. Thank you for being part of creating the most magical day of our lives. We hope you enjoyed the day too, and that you were well taken care of! Let us know wherever we can leave you guys reviews - and we’ll try to collate some photos/videos (in case you want for PR material) that we can send across in case they are of help :) Thank you so so so much once again for being part of creating the best day of our lives. On behalf of all our wedding guests, sending you a huge thank you and our best wishes for all your future gigs! We hope to see you all again soon (let us know if you’re coming over to play in London - we’ll be there!) Best wishes, Alex & Winnie."

Alexander Söderholm, 1 June 2023, wedding at Quinta da Bichinha, Estrada de Vila Chã, Portugal
Verified booking Verified booking on FixTheMusic

"The band and dancers were perfect and so wonderful to work with - arrived early, stayed late, clear communication, so friendly and of course talented!! Thank you very much."

Ashley MacArthur, 11 February 2022, corporate event in Lisbon, Portugal
Verified booking Verified booking on FixTheMusic

"These cats can swing! And keep an eye on them: as time goes by, they just get better."

Pedro Figueira, 16 November 2020, corporate event in Lisbon
Verified booking Verified booking on FixTheMusic

Set List

  1. A kiss to build a dream on (Louis Armstrong) (1935)
  2. After You’ve Gone
  3. Ain't Misbehavin (1929)
  4. All of Me (1931)
  5. All the Cats Join In (1946)
  6. All you need is Love - Beatles
  7. Alright Okay You Win (1955)
  8. As Time Goes By
  9. At Last (1941)
  10. Bei Mir Bist Du Shoen
  11. Bernie's Tune (1952)
  12. Besame Mucho
  13. Beyond the Sea
  14. Bill Bailey (Won't You Come Home) (1902)
  15. Black Coffee (I'm in Trouble) (1935)
  16. Blackbird (Beatles)
  17. Blue Moon (1934) 18. Blue Skies (1926)
  18. Blue Velvet
  19. Body and Soul 21. But Not For Me
  20. Can't Help Falling in Love
  21. Caravan
  22. Cheek to Cheek (1935)
  23. Chega de Saudade (No more Blues)
  24. Come Together - The Beatles
  25. Coquette
  26. Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)
  27. Cry Me a River
  28. Dark Eyes (Ochi Chyornye)
  29. Desafinado 32. Do your Duty
  30. Don’t Fence Me In (Cole Porter)
  31. Don’t Worry Be Happy
  32. Dream a Little Dream of me
  33. Dust My Broom (1936)
  34. Embraceable You
  35. Everybody Loves My Baby
  36. Everybody Loves Somebody
  37. Everybody Wants to be a Cat (Aristocats)
  38. Exactly Like You
  39. Feeling Good (Nina Simone)
  40. Fine and Mellow
  41. Georgia on My Mind (1930)
  42. Hard to Handle (Ottis Redding)
  43. Happy (Pharell Williams)
  44. Happy Together (The Turtles)
  45. Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles (1961)
  46. Honeysuckle Rose (1928)
  47. Hound Dog
  48. I Ain’t Got Nothing but the Blues
  49. I Can't Give You Anything But Love (1928)
  50. I Got a Woman - Ray Charles (1954)
  51. I Like Pie, I Like Cake
  52. I’m in the Mood for Love
  53. I’m Putting All My Eggs in One Basket
  54. I've Found A New Baby (1926)
  55. In a Mellow Tone
  56. Is You is or is you ain’t My Baby
  57. It Don't Mean a Thing (1931)
  58. It’s Alright with Me
  59. It’s Only a Paper Moon
  60. Jack I'm Mellow (1938)
  61. Just the two of us
  62. Kissing in the Dark
  63. L.O.V.E (1964)
  64. La Vie en Rose (1945)
  65. Lullaby of Birdland (1952)
  66. Massachusetts
  67. Moon River
  68. Moonglow
  69. My Baby Just Cares for Me (1930)
  70. My Favorite Things
  71. Nah Neh Nah - Vaya Con Dios
  72. Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu (Volare)

  73. Nice Work If You Can Get It

  74. O Pato
  75. Oh, I'm Evil
  76. On A Slow Boat To China (1948)
  77. On the Sunny Side of the Street (1930)
  78. Overjoyed (Stevie Wonder)
  79. Perdido
  80. Please Be Kind
  81. Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone
  82. Puttin on the Ritz (1929)
  83. Route 66 (1946)
  84. Rosetta
  85. Seven Nation Army -The White Stripes (Jazz version)
  86. Shiny Stockings (1957)
  87. Si tu vois ma mere
  88. Solitude
  89. Someone to watch over me
  90. St. James Infirmary Blues
  91. St. Louis Blues (1914)
  92. Stand By Me
  93. Sugar (1928)
  94. Summertime (1943)
  95. Sun Showers
  96. Sunny
  97. Sway
  98. Sweet Home Chicago (1936)
  99. Sweet Sue, Just You (1928)
  100. The Girl from Ipanema
  101. The Man I Love
  102. The Way You Make me Feel - Michael Jackson
  103. There Will Never Be Another You (1942)
  104. These Boots are made for walking (Nancy Sinatra)
  105. These Foolish Things
  106. Valerie - Amy Winehouse
  107. What a Little Moonlight Can Do
  108. What A Night What a Moon, What a Boy (1935)
  109. What a Wonderful World (1967)
  110. When I Get Low I Get High (1936)
  111. Why don’t you do right?
  112. You Know I’m no Good - Amy Winehouse

Examples of Ceremony / First Dance / Cake Cutting Songs Requested Before (not part of the setlist for other parts of the wedding - simply for inspiration)

A kiss to build a dream on (Louis Armstrong)
All you Need is Love (The Beatles)
At Last - Etta James
Blackbird (The Beatles)
Can't Help Falling in Love
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (I love you baby)
Dancing in the Moonlight
Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
Everything (Michael Bublé)
Feeling Good (Nina Simone)
First Day of My Life (Bright Eyes)
Fly Me to the Moon
Friday I’m in Love (The Cure)
From This Moment On (Shania Twain)
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Happy (Pharell Williams)
Happy Together (The Turtles)
Heroes (David Bowie)
I Choose You (Sara Bareilles)
I Won’t Give Up - Jason Mraz
I’m in the Mood for Love
Into the Mystic (Van Morrison)
Is you is or is you ain’t my baby
Just the two of us
Kiss (Prince)
Latika's Theme
La Vie en Rose (French or English versions)
Let it Be (Beatles)

L.O.V.E. (1964)
Love Someone - Jason Mraz
My Baby Just Cares for Me - Nina Simone
Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu (Volare)
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now (Starship)
Once Upon A Dream
Poetry in Motion
Pontos nos Is (Os quatro e meia)
She Loves You (The Beatles)
Something (The Beatles)
(Somewhere) Over the Rainbow
Stand By Me
The Story (Brandi Carlisle)
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
This will be (an everlasting love) (Natalie Cole)
Time After TIme (Cindy Lauper)
What A Wonderful World
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
Yellow (Coldplay)
You are So Beautiful (Joe Cocker)
You’ll Be in My Heart (Phil Collins - “Tarzan”)
You’ve Got The Love - Florence + the Machine

See Full Set List

Audio samples

At Last
Check availability
Add to Shortlist