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
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    Hot House Jazz
    From £715
    A truly authentic 1920s, prohibition style jazz and swing band that'll leave guests tapping away into the night! Based in the North West, this 1920s jazz and swing...
  • Jazz Roots
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    Jazz Roots
    From £395
    Jazz Roots are a stylish young jazz duo offering an extensive repertoire of jazz standards - perfect for weddings, corporate events and dinner parties. The band offers...
  • That Old Swing Thing
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    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 corporate event. With the biggest and...
  • Clever Dixie
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    Clever Dixie
    From £1250
    Clever Dixie are a sensational 6-piece Swing Jive band for hire performing a range of popular pop and rock songs with a twist. Their unique cross-genre repertoire has...
  • Gypsyland Jazz
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    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...
  • Take Two
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    Take Two
    From £355
    Take Two are a superb jazz duo that create a wonderfully relaxed and charming atmosphere. Offering a sophisticated set of jazz classics, this duo are certain to leave...
  • Swing Groove
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    Swing Groove
    From £1500
    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...
  • Swing Street Trio
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    Swing Street Trio
    From £750
    Jumpin' 3-piece swing band bringing back the sound of 1920's New York. Swing Street Trio perform all the hit's from 1920's prohibition America as made famous by the...
  • The Pranksters
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    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,...
  • Jamie Berry - Electro Swing DJ
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    Jamie Berry - Electro Swing DJ
    From £795
    Fresh-faced producer Jamie Berry is recognised for his musical couplet of shuffling modern beats and vintage swing sounds. His idiosyncratic sound piques your interest...
  • 52nd Street Jazz
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    52nd Street Jazz
    From £895
    If those timeless jazz standards make you misty-eyed and wistful, then 52nd Street Jazz, with their authentic style and effortless skill, are the jazz band for you....