Swing State
Jazz & Swing Band

About Swing State – professional jazz & swing band based in Leeds
5 reviews

Swing State are a jazz & swing band based in West Yorkshire, who are in great demand to perform at weddings, festivals, restaurants, corporate events and private parties throughout northern England.

Swing State are a dynamic jazz collective of experienced conservatoire-trained musicians performing traditional jazz favourites.

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They can provide a trio, quartet, quintet or their full six-piece outfit to add a touch of class to any occasion whether it be for background listening or for your guests to show off their moves on the dance floor.

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Swing State, an international group of talented musicians, have performed live on BBC Radio 3, at renowned jazz venues across the UK such as Ronnie Scott's, SevenArts Leeds and Pizza Express Jazz Club, as well as at numerous private events and weddings, including at high-profile venues such as The Royal Automobile Club.

They are able to offer one free song request if it's not already in their repertoire list, depending on suitability. Most of their clients book them for a performance duration of 2 x 45-minute sets.

It takes them approximately 60 - 90 minutes to set up before their performance.

They can provide suitable pre-recorded music during their intervals, or you can bring your own playlist on an iPod or similar and use their PA system. They provide their own lighting.

With the perfect balance of experience, talent and youthful energy, Swing State are sure to make your event one to remember.

So if you’re looking to hire the finest jazz band Leeds (West Yorkshire) has to offer, get in touch with Swing State!

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"Thank you so much for providing the music for our afternoon tea at our daughter's wedding. You were absolutely brilliant and just perfect for the event! Everyone commented on how good you were. Your choice of music was ideal and your performance superb. You were extremely flexible and worked around the changing timetable due to the weather. We would recommend you without question! Thank You again."
– Angela Bailey, 21 March 2020, wedding in Grantham, Lincolnshire
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"Thank you so much for playing for Manchester Swing Dance Society on Friday, you were all absolutely amazing and easily one of the best swing bands we have ever danced to! The highlight was being able to do the shim sham to you guys playing T'ain't what you do (and well done on doing that so last minute) and everyone kept commenting on what a beautiful voice Rebecca has. I will be recommending you to EVERYONE!"
– Peter Clarke, 21 October 2019, Manchester University Swing Society (Swing Fling)
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"We had a great evening thanks to Swing State. They arrived in good time and pitched the music at the right level, so we could have a conversation or get up and dance. Nice people as well as good musicians. I would thoroughly recommend them for any private party."
– Jacky Summers, 11 August 2019, birthday party at Elsea Park Community Trust Centre near Peterborough
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"What a brilliant band to have playing at our event. You played a great variety of tunes with festive songs thrown in to really lift the spirit. A lovely atmosphere created by such a professional and laid back ensemble. Was great for background music but plenty of opportunity to dance too. Thanks for the efficiency in organising, coming nice and early to set up and packing away without a bother at all. Couldn't have made it any easier for us. Thank you!"
– Hannah Jones, 17 July 2019, Christmas party in Leeds
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"Cannot praise Swing State enough! They were truly brilliant, providing a very sophisticated and slick start to our school ball - the music was perfect whilst all our guests had pre dinner drinks and then again throughout the meal. Just the perfect level for people to relax and enjoy. We would highly recommend the band for all events - they arrived in plenty of time and were professional throughout. Great communication prior to the event in the planning stages. Wishing them all the best of luck for the future and hope to hear them again!"
– Josh McAndrew, 24 June 2019, Queen Mary's School (Annual Leavers' Ball), North Yorkshire
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Set List
With Vocals

All Of Me

Alone Together

Call Me Irresponsible

Fly Me To The Moon

Have You Met Miss Jones

I Get A Kick Out Of You

I Should Care

In A Mellow Tone

In A Sentimental Mood

It Don't Mean A Thing

Like Someone In Love

Lover Man

My Funny Valentine

My Romance

Nice 'n' Easy

Night And Day

On Green Dolphin Street

On The Sunny Side Of The Street

Song For My Father


The More I See You

There Will Never Be Another You

They Can't Take That Away From Me


All The Things You Are

Autumn Leaves

Beautiful Love

Body And Soul

Bye Bye Blackbird



Girl From Ipanema

In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning

Just Friends

Pure Imagination

Round Midnight

Satin Doll


Surrey With A Fringe On Top

The Nearness Of You

Without A Song

A Swinging Christmas

Christmas Time Is Here

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

I'll Be Home For Christmas

The Christmas Song

White Christmas

Winter Wonderland

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