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Jazz Swing Band

Live Jazz Swing Band from Weddings Function Parties Events


At Music251 you can hire all sorts of styles of Swing Jazz Bands for your event.

But what is the best to suit your event?

The Music251 Swing Jazz Band is extremely versatile. We are competent performers in all styles of all swing jazz music. Thatlive jazz music swing band wedding london is why The Music251 Swing Jazz Band is perfect for dinner parties, weddings, special occasions, conferences and corporate or private function.

The Music251 Swing Jazz Band is London based. But as you can see from the venues we have performed at, we travel nationwide to international. 

Being a London based Jazz Swing Band does not mean that we only play events in London, as you can see from the venues we have performed at, we travel nationwide to international.

Below is a helpful “Hire a Swing Jazz Band” guide for you to choose the right swing jazz band for your event.

Each links below provide helpful information on each type of “Hire a Swing Jazz Band”, and explains how their type of Swing Jazz music can be used in your event:

Dinner Jazz Band - Ideal background/romantic music;

An example where the Dinner Jazz band works well is for a champagne reception at a wedding before guest walk in to the main wedding party.

We can provide a solo instrumentalist like pianist, two musicians in a duo a good combination that works well and is very popular is piano and bass or the classic trio format just by adding a drum kit or trumpet. In fact our Dinner Jazz Band musicians are available in almost any combination.

Here are a few examples of songs that work well in the Dinner Jazz Band playing:

It don’t mean a thing, Green dolphin street, Autumn leaves, Night and day , It Had To Be You,  The Way You Look Tonight, Fly Me to the Moon, Come Fly With Me, Sway

Click on the line above to get more information

Smooth Jazz Band/Chill-out Jazz Band /Acid Jazz Band- Perfect if you require chilled-out music;

There are a few names for this type on Jazz Band, Smooth Jazz/Chilling-out Jazz /Acid Jazz Band all are sort of the same meaning. Perfect if you require chilled-out music for guests who need to take a break from dancing in a different room.

If you’re after a smoother/funkier style of Jazz Band .This set-up can also be used as background or dance music. Another example where the smooth jazz band can be used is for when guest to walking in to the main room after the Dinner Jazz Band have been playing for the drinks/canapés reception

We provide the classic trio format, a good example is keyboard, bass and drums or by adding a horn player two to make it a quartets or larger ensembles- the Smooth jazz band is available in almost any combination. 

Mainstream Jazz Swing band/ Middle of the road Jazz band/ The Classic Jazz Swing band- Covering background to upbeat jazz and swing music for all occasions. This is our most popular option with clients, and quite often we’re able to provide a mainstream group along with another choice from our range of jazz groups or cover/party band

The terms Mainstream Jazz Swing band/ Middle of the road Jazz band/ The Classic Jazz Swing band is a broad term covering jazz music for the 20th century like Great American Songbook is a hypothetical construct that seeks to represent the best American songs of the 20th century from Broadway theatre, musical theatre, and Hollywood musical film.

Come Fly with Me, Fly me to the moon, Like Someone in Love, Call Me Irresponsible, Here's That Rainy Day, Ain't That a Kick in the Head, There Will Never Be Another You , Lullaby of Broadway etc etc…

The key advantage of this option is the versatility in line-up of the groups.

Jazz Swing Trio band, Jazz Swing quartet band, 5 piece Jazz Swing band…. The line can include trumpet, sax, double bass, male vocals, female vocals you can even have both.

An event where this type of combination selection has proved especially popular is weddings.*

For example on recent bookings the bride and groom have requested a Dinner Jazz band trio for the start of the reception- as guests arrived for the Champaign wedding reception.

Then, after dinner and speeches, to end the evening on a high, we supplied the Music251 Mainstream swing Jazz sextet as guests danced into the small hours. Mainstream swing Jazz sextet even played the last set of party tunes on the request from the bride and groom

*For more information on booking one or more of our bands for the same event please see the

Rat Pack Swing Band, Big Band Swing Jazz Band - The timeless, classy style of greats like Sinatra, Dean Martin etc.

Rat Pack Swing The (amazing!) Music251 Big Band

Are you looking one for the most musical, stylish, powerful big band around...You’ve found it!

Comprising of members who are among the finest UK jazz musicians, this band’s material spans the decades.

The size of the Big band is from 13 to 18 musician playing quickstep, foxtrots, waltzes…

Playing charts from the likes of Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Count Basie, Maynard Ferguson and Buddy Rich..... As well as fresh, new arrangements from the likes of Harry Connick JR, Tom Jones and Michael Bublé