Our Bands

Here is a selection from our jazz band roster. Remember - the biggest factor in the price is the number of musicians in the band you choose.

If you’re feeling flush you can hire our largest outfit, an eight-piece swing band. This, however, will come at twice the price of a jazz quartet, perhaps a bit more if several cars are required for the band to get themselves to the venue. Our trios and quartets are our most popular jazz bands, because they’re cheaper and can generally fit into one car. Also they take up less room at the venue, and can set up and pack down unobtrusively.

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  • Three Little Birds

    Three Little Birds are a trio of singers performing close-harmony arrangements of popular jazz standards. They can accompany themselves on guitar, piano and trumpet, and are also available up to six members to include double bass, guitar and saxophone. GO TO BAND PAGE >

  • South Coast Jazz Big Band

    Chris Coull appears again on our roster, this time with his big band. Smaller than a traditional big band, this is a good option if the budget or space won't stretch to the full 18, whilst the sound is still 'big'. GO TO BAND PAGE >

  • Jonny Hepbir Trio

    Gypsy jazz specialist Jonny Hepbir teams up with double bass and guitar to for his classic gypsy swing trio, emulating the great Django Reinhardt to create that Parisian atmosphere. GO TO BAND PAGE >

  • Eriko Ishihara

    Available from solo to quartet. Eriko Ishihara is a Japanese pianist and singer. As a solo pianist she has many resident gigs in the best London hotels, including The Dorchester, Claridge's and The Ritz. She also has duo, trio and quartet formats. Her trio with guitar and double bass is particularly sophisticated, with many Japanese tours on their CV. GO TO BAND PAGE >

  • Wells Trio

    Wells Trio is a combination of three very experienced professionals. Singer Sara Oschlag is one of our main artists, featuring in several of our most popular acts. Jazz pianist Tim Wells has joined Sara on many performances, and hired her in his own projects. They've both worked extensively with Dan Sheppard on double bass, so this trio has a deep rapport. GO TO BAND PAGE >

  • Matt Holborn Quartet

    The Matt Holborn Quartet is led by Matt himself on violin with two guitarists and a double bass. The line-up is very much influenced by the classic Hot Club of Paris band featuring Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt. This quartet plays many of the tunes from that era, but also adds some more modern tunes with a gypsy jazz makeover GO TO BAND PAGE >

  • Sara Oschlag Quartet

    Jazz singer Sara’s quartet is a very popular band. Sara sings classic jazz standards and Brazilian bossa nova material, supported by guitar, double bass and saxophone/trumpet. In high demand for champagne receptions, restaurants, hotels and corporate events. GO TO BAND PAGE >

  • Hussey and the Hounds

    Three highly credited musicians group together to form Hussey & The Hounds. Performing a wide range of jazz classics as well as contemporary music in a 40s and 50s American style, you can now book the band for your special event. Perfect for both the young and old, foreground and background, listeners and dancers the trio offer something for everyone. With high energy entertainment, their unique musical style the band will never fail to deliver the perfect performance GO TO BAND PAGE >

  • Sara Oschlag Trio

    By far and away our most popular jazz band. Compact, suits a medium budget, fits in one car. The line up is Sara Oschlag plus guitar and double bass. Also available with piano instead of guitar. GO TO BAND PAGE >

  • Jason Henson Solo Guitar

    Jason is an all-rounder, playing many guitar styles, including swing jazz, gypsy swing, be-bop guitar, George Benson style jazz, Wes Montgomery style. He’s available as a solo guitarist for those situations where space and/or budgets are limited. Jason will create a relaxed atmosphere for people to chat or listen. GO TO BAND PAGE >

  • Chris Coull Group

    Available from duo to septet. Chris Coull is a very fine trumpet player, and runs many different groups as leader. His trios and quartets have been used by corporate clients solidly for the last 12 years. He is also available for weddings and private parties. GO TO BAND PAGE >

  • Ela Southgate

    Available from solo to quintet. Ela is primarily a vocalist - however she also plays guitar and piano. Choose Ela for a mellow sound at an afternoon wedding reception. She'd be perfect during the wedding breakfast - she's never loud, and will allow conversation to flow freely whilst she sets up a relaxed ambience as a backdrop. GO TO BAND PAGE >

  • Robin Watt Trio

    This trio features Robin Watt on sax. Robin is a highly experienced band leader with over 30 years in the business. His trio features either sax/double bass/guitar, or sax/bass/piano. GO TO BAND PAGE >

  • Jack Stephenson-Oliver

    Jack Stephenson-Oliver is a very accomplished solo pianist, with various hotel residencies and bags of experience playing for weddings, corporate events and restaurants. He can also team up with other musicians to create a bespoke band for your event. GO TO BAND PAGE >

  • Phoebe Gorry

    Available from duo to quartet. Phoebe Gorry is a talented young singer making waves on the London Scene. She can sing with a pianist or guitarist, add a double bass for a trio, add drums for a quartet. You can even add some horns if you want to blow the budget. GO TO BAND PAGE >

  • Ultraswing

    Available from duo to quintet. Ultraswing is one of the UK's longest-running gypsy jazz groups. The core of the group is two guitars and double bass, but this can be built upon by adding violin, clarinet, sax, accordion or more guitars. The band evolved from The Hot Club of Hassocks, briefly appeared as The Dukes of Hassocks, and settled down as Ultraswing in 1995. The music is unabashed gypsy swing from the Django Reinhardt era, and many previous clients have been tapping their toes to the infectious sound. GO TO BAND PAGE >

  • Rockin’ in Rhythm

    Available from trio to octet. The full-size Rockin’ in Rhythm is an eight-piece swing band, playing classic tunes from the swing era and big band jazz. Three horns and a singer up front, plus a classy four-piece rhythm section, this band will make you party like it’s 1939. GO TO BAND PAGE >

  • Havana Swing

    Havana Swing are a long-established gypsy swing band based in Scotland. They lovingly recreate the Hot Club of Paris sound, redolent of the French capital in the 1920s-1940s. It's a classic sound that adds an upbeat ambience to any event. GO TO BAND PAGE >

  • Lynne Fox

    Need a jazz singer in the north of England? Lynne Fox can help! An extremely experienced vocalist and musician with a superb personality and a voice that draws you in, Lynne has worked with many of the UK's finest. GO TO BAND PAGE >

  • Nigel Price Guitar

    Available from solo act to six-piece. Nigel Price is, quite rightly, one of London's busiest guitarists. He plays in various formats, ranging from solo guitar up to sextets. Nigel plays jazz for weddings, corporate functions, private parties and more. GO TO BAND PAGE >

  • The Jonny Hepbir Quartet

    Guitarist Jonny’s gypsy jazz quartet is extremely popular. His YouTube channel has had more than 2 million views, and their CD is selling like hot cakes. The line up is Jonny plus vocals, second guitar and double bass. GO TO BAND PAGE >

  • Duncan Hemstock

    Available from duo to septet. Ably backed by a collection of some of the finest Swing musicians in London - affectionately known as The All Stars - Duncan plays classic numbers from the ‘20s, ‘30s, and when feeling a little dangerous, the ‘40s. Dancers are sure to be on the floor, whilst those who feel more comfortable in their chairs will no doubt find their feet tapping to the fierce Swing tunes or swaying themselves to a sweet melody. GO TO BAND PAGE >

  • Stacey Dawson

    Available as a trio or quartet. Internationally renowned alto saxophonist Stacey Dawson has played regularly throughout Europe and at some of London's leading jazz clubs, including the 606 club, the 100 club and Ealing and Brecon Jazz festivals. He has been asked to perform for Tony Blair, Prince Charles at High Grove and Barack Obama at the American Embassy. He has also performed for Maserati and Aston Martin. Currently he is the resident saxophonist at the Dorchester Hotel and regularly performs at the Savoy and Claridge’s hotel. GO TO BAND PAGE >

  • Sara Oschlag Duo

    Sara is a very popular jazz vocalist, having played with many of the UK’s top jazz bands, and recorded with some excellent musicians. Her huge repertoire of jazz standards are suitable for weddings, corporate events, cruise ships, hotel contracts, jazz clubs and more. She is available in the following duo formats: Sara plus guitar; Sara plus piano; Sara plus double bass. GO TO BAND PAGE >

  • Jason Henson Duo

    Jason is an all-rounder, playing many guitar styles, including swing jazz, gypsy swing, be-bop guitar, George Benson, Wes Montgomery style. He’s available in the following duo formats: Jason plus vocals; Jason plus second guitarist; Jason plus sax/trumpet; Jason plus double bass; Jason plus piano. GO TO BAND PAGE >

  • Jonny Hepbir Duo

    Jonny is one of the UK’s finest gypsy jazz guitarists. If you’re short on space, he’s available in the following duo formats: Jonny plus second guitarist; Jonny plus accordion; Jonny plus double bass. GO TO BAND PAGE >

  • The Jive Aces

    The Jive Aces are the UK’s No.1 Jive & Swing band and renowned worldwide for their high-energy spectacular swinging show, their viral video “Bring Me Sunshine” and for being the first live band to reach the final rounds of “Britain’s Got Talent”. GO TO BAND PAGE >