London Jazz Band Hire

Live Jazz bands for hire – London’s finest jazz musicians – no agency fees!! – discounts for regular bookings.

London jazz band hire, from solo saxophone to quintet. The perfect way to add some toe-tapping, swinging sophistication to your drinks reception, or a warm background atmosphere to your dinner.

We have over 10 years experience providing live jazz for a wide variety of events, including corporate functions, drinks receptions, weddings, birthdays, house and garden parties, exhibitions and product launches.

Our bands are hired frequently to preform at London’s most prestigious hotels, members’ clubs and event venues, such as The Reform Club, The RAC, the Dorchester, the Lanesbourgh and The Royal Opera House.

We only work with the very best musicians, many of whom are conservatoire trained graduates from the Royal Acadamy and Guildhall. All the musicians we work with are highly experienced and are currently active members of some of the country leading jazz groups. All our musicians have preformed world wide at venues like the Royal Festival Hall, The Royal Albert Hall and Ronnie Scotts.

What sets us apart?  Why you should hire our jazz bands!

Many function bands seem to have forgotten the reason they originally started playing. This is much more then just a job for our musicians, who thoroughly enjoy each others playing! We are firm believers in bringing the same energy and creativity that you would expect to hear in a world class jazz club, but at a volume where people can easily talk and mingle. We all love our job and want to contribute to making your event a very special and memorable occasion!!

No Agency Fees

This is not a music agency. All fees are split evenly between the musicians. 

If you prefer to go through an agency or require other services, we also work with an excellent company called JSO who can help plan your event.

http://www.jso.co.uk/

Guide price list (for jazz band hire within London) 

Our bands are based in London but we are happy to travel so please get in touch for a quote.

Playing time Jazz Duo Jazz Trio Jazz Quartet
1 hour drinks or wedding reception £290 £410 £530
2 hours (2x45 mins) £350 £500 £650
3 hours (3x45 mins) £450 £650 £850

Live Jazz Band hire for Restaurants and Pubs in and around Greater London

Heavily discounted prices for regular bookings in Restaurants, Pubs and clubs in and around greater London. We have had many residencies over the years, often becoming the venues favourite band! 

Our Musicians

Hamish Balfour – Piano

Hamish Balfour – Piano

Since graduating from the Birmingham Conservatoire in 2002, Hamish has played with many artists and in many projects in London and abroad. Having led his…

Jess – Singer

Jess – Singer

Jess is a vocalist with a soothing distinctive tone and a captivating sultry stage presence.  Born into a musical family she has been writing songs,…

Jonjo Grisdale – Piano

Jonjo Grisdale – Piano

Jonjo is a London Based Piano/Keyboard player who has been lucky enough to have worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, playing…

Kristian Borring – Guitar

Kristian Borring – Guitar

Since his arrival to the UK Kristian Borring has built his name as a creative and skilful guitarist with great melodic sense and sophisticated harmonic…

Ralph Wyld – Vibraphone

Ralph Wyld – Vibraphone

Ralph Wyld is an award winning vibraphonist, percussionist and composer who has performed, and had his music performed, in the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal…

Rob Updegraff – Guitar

Rob Updegraff – Guitar

Rob studied Jazz/Classical guitar and composition at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Musical experience has covered pop, rock, soul, jazz, blues, country and African…

Tim Fairhall – Double Bass

Tim Fairhall – Double Bass

Tim Fairhall has performed on many of the most significant stages in Britain and internationally, including the Barbican, the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, Glasgow…

Tim Giles – Drums

Tim Giles – Drums

Is an award-winning performer and composer. He is known for his collaborations with saxophonist James Allsopp and other leading lights of the UK jazz scene.…



Repertoire

We play a mixture of classic jazz standards, Rat Pack hits, bossa novas, blues and ballads; from the swing era through to the cool school of the 1950s and ‘60s.

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“A wonderful night, some important guests, an impressive location, but it was John’s music to deliver the true magic touch.

John and his band played for us a great collection of Jazz music giving an extra flavour to an already special evening. A perfect harmony of notes, a well balanced band and a very elegant style.

I would strongly recommend John and his team and I will be looking forward to working with him in the near future”

Vincenzo Ludovico Maini - President of the Rotary Club of The City and Shoreditch.

  

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“A wonderful night, some important guests, an impressive location, but it was John’s music to deliver the true magic touch. John and his band played View Full →

“An excellent evening of music superbly played by a confident young band”  

The Jazz Mann 

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“An excellent evening of music superbly played by a confident young band”   The Jazz Mann 

“Truly exceptional musicians who entertained a full house until we could applaud no more! Please do come back…a very memorable evening of music making at the very highest level!” 

Loddon Mill Arts

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“Truly exceptional musicians who entertained a full house until we could applaud no more! Please do come back…a very memorable evening of music making at View Full →

“A tight and very professional quartet playing an exciting and varied program that kept our audience constantly entertained” 

Mike Gordon Scarborough jazz festival

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“A tight and very professional quartet playing an exciting and varied program that kept our audience constantly entertained”  Mike Gordon Scarborough jazz festival

Dearest John,

I hope you are well!!

Just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to you and your band for an amazing performance at the Old Scholars Reunion!!

I have  had  a lot of positive feedback from the guests! I  really appreciate the time you dedicated in supporting the event, your vibrant energy and spirit on the night!! The music was fantastic!!

It was a great success for the school and you and your bands contribution was huge and truly valued!

THANK YOU!!

Warmest wishes

Nese

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