York Jazz & Swing Bands

York Jazz & Swing Bands

Bands for Hire is home to some absolutely corking York jazz bands – all local musicians with heaps of talents and piles of experience. We only choose the most fantastic acts on the circuit so we can continue to give such a consistently high standard of service. Have a look through our list of recommended jazz bands in York – each of whom being available at a highly competitive rate – and see which of them you'd like to see your guests jiving away all night to!

Book a York Jazz Band

Live jazz is guaranteed to increase the coolness of your event by roughly a billion per cent. This is true of family and friends events, such as garden parties, wedding receptions, surprise birthdays, wedding breakfasts, bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs as well as corporate events, charity events, summer balls, work Christmas dos, private dinner function and store openings.

All York jazz bands, great and small, are nonetheless equally flexible and accommodating. While we do have quite the smorgasbord of jazz bands in York, from solo jazz pianists, acoustic jazz duos and jazz trios to jazz quartets and full-on swing bands with horn sections and backing singers, we can also arrange for the line ups to be shifted around. Let us know is you feel an acoustic, lounge or jazz cocktail set would be more in keeping with your budget and venue requirements.

Swing Bands and Jazz Singers in York

The names Etta James, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra have been known to send shivers down spines, and this is because jazz singers rank among the most emotive and technically gifted vocalists in the musical world. Those of our York swing bands that are fronted by such charismatic frontmen (and women) are the definitive spotlight stealers – you won't be able to take your eyes or your ears off them!

Jazz means freedom – freedom of form, of expression, of style and classification. However, to make things easier, we've categorised the jazz our York jazz bands play into gypsy jazz, trad jazz, Dixieland jazz, modern jazz, electronic jazz and many, many more. Something for the purists to talk about! And for everyone else, the performances will be breathtaking, and there'll be a few surprising covers thrown in for good measure (in the past we swear we've heard our York jazz bands playing Ed Sheeran, Daft Punk and Rihanna).

Hot House Jazz
From £715
A truly authentic 1920s, prohibition-style swing band that'll leave guests tapping away into the night! Based in the North West, this 1920s jazz and swing band bring...
That Old Swing Thing
From £695
That Old Swing Thing bring you the very best swing tunes from the 20's, the perfect soundtrack for your vintage wedding, party or...
Gypsyland Jazz
From £440
Gypsyland Jazz are a collective of professional musicians with a carefully crafted repertoire of popular songs with a gypsy jazz twist! If you're looking to create...
The Pranksters
From £1575
The Pranksters are a jump and jive 1940s swing band with exuberant spirit! A swing band like no other, The Pranksters welcome you to their unique vintage swing band,...
After Hours
From £490
A sophisticated & stylish jazz outfit with expert improvisational skills. After Hours are no average jazz band and whilst they cover many well-loved jazz and blues...
Take Two
From £355
Take Two are a superb jazz duo that promise to create a wonderfully relaxed and charming atmosphere at your event. Offering a sophisticated set of jazz classics, Take...
Twenties Again
From £550
Vibrant traditional Dixieland jazz band. Twenties Again are a 1920s jazz outfit covering jazz classics such as 'Sweet Georgia Brown', 'Autumn Leaves', 'Fly Me To The...
Swing Groove
From £2340
Swing Groove is a Swing Band and a Soul Band, covering all the party classics from Sinatra, Buble and Elvis through to Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder and more! With an...
52nd Street Jazz
From £895
With their authentic style and effortless skill, 52nd Street Jazz bring the timeless sound of the jazz era to life. Fans of Frank...
Swing Street Trio
From £750
Jumpin' 3-piece swing band bringing back the sound of 1920s New York. Swing Street Trio perform all the hits from 1920s prohibition...
Jamie Berry - Electro Swing DJ
From £595
Fresh-faced producer Jamie Berry is recognised for his musical couplet of shuffling modern beats and vintage swing sounds. Jamie's...