* Offering highly-talented jazz musicians and bands

The Jazz Agency is one of the few agencies in the UK to be run by professsional jazz musicians. We supply all kinds of live jazz bands for weddings, parties, corporate entertainment, cruise ships, hotel contracts and much more. There are many booking agents for live bands out there, but we're one of the few where your first point of contact will be an actual jazz musician. This has many advantages - as your questions can be answered immediately. Since we're musicians, if you ask; “How long will it take the band to move to a different location halfway through the day” – you'll simply receive an answer, rather than ‘I’ll ask and get back to you’. Our jazz musicians are of the highest calibre, and regularly perform at many of the UK’s finest establishments, for example, Ronnie Scott’s, The Ivy, Buckingham Palace, The National Theatre, The Ritz and many more.The musicians all have thousands of hours of experience in the field at the highest level. Get in touch today!


Never hired a live jazz band before? We can guide you through the process > For most of our clients, hiring a jazz band is a new experience - it needn't be complex. We can guide you through the process of hiring a live jazz band, so you know what to expect at every step along the way. Our aim is to keep it simple, and to keep the lines of communication open at all times to answer any questions you may have. Almost every event we supply jazz bands for are subject to last-minute changes, which is why we aim to be as flexible as possible. We also avoid hidden fees - when we give you a quote for your specific job, the amount will be the full fee, with no surprise costs added on. If you have any queries, feel free to drop us a line anytime - we're here to help. HOW TO HIRE A LIVE JAZZ BAND


  • “Dan, It is always a pleasure to have you performing at our events. It creates such a lovely atmosphere. Thank you for everything and we’ll definitely see you soon.” Delphine Baz, marketing manager at William & Son, September 2017
  • “Hi Dan, Thank you so much for last night, you guys were fantastic and everyone really enjoyed the music. You certainly improved the atmosphere! We hope to work with you again soon.” Francesca Hawkins, Marketing and Communications Manager The Fine Art Group, June 2017
  • “Thanks to The Jazz Agency for supplying the music for the private hire last week. Always prompt, courteous and very professional music!”  Agnieszka Kotlarczyk, Chambers Bistro, Shoreham-by-Sea, March 2017
  • “Dan Sheppard and The Sara Oschlag Band (the SO Trio) were professional, courteous and easy to deal with.  Their live jazz music provided the perfect backdrop for a convivial evening” Alison Mennecier, Divisional Business Manager, Savills – July 2016
  • “Dan – thanks so much. You guys were terrific. And thanks for accommodating the last minute Beverley sisters moment! Please thank Sara, Jonny and Jason again for us.“ Clodagh Warde, Brighton June 2016
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We’re cheaper than the others!

We’re cheaper than the others. It’s a bold claim, so I thought I’d back it up by explaining how. Here’s an example. Recently a couple from Brighton each started looking for a band for their private party. They both happened to find Ultraswing, a gypsy jazz trio on our books and available elsewhere too. The Read More News >

The ten most popular jazz tunes for weddings

We were wondering which jazz numbers were most popular at weddings. Since we’re a jazz agency we decided to ask our musicians which ones they get asked for the most. Without further ado, here are the top 10 requested jazz standards at weddings: 10 In at number ten is ‘I Can’t Give You Anything but Read More News >

‘Is jazz suitable for corporate events?’

Is jazz suitable for corporate events? Some of our clients have asked me if jazz is right for a corporate event. In a word – yes! We have many corporate bookers who keep coming back for more. Savills Last year Savills hired the Sara Oschlag Trio three times. The first occasion was a cocktail party Read More News >