Jazz Bands

What is a Jazz Band? It is a group of musicians that mainly play music from the Jazz and Swing eras (mid-twentieth century). The line-up of a group depends on the number of musicians in it. The rhythm section of a jazz band consists of the percussion, double bass or bass guitar, and usually at least one instrument capable of playing chords, such as a piano. On top of that, there can be a ‘horn section’ (Trumpet, Saxophone, Trombone) and a singer/ singers.

Perfect for: Just about any event. They can perform for drinks receptions (usually as a smaller group), during meals, as an evening band (including songs/ tunes to dance to) and at parties, fund raisers, corporate events etc.

What they’ll need: The bands provide all their own instruments, stands and sound systems. They’ll need some power sockets and a suitably sized, well lit area, in which to play in (area size dependant on size of group). They’ll also need access to the venue before their performance to ‘sound check’.