Classic Jazz Bands For Hire, Sussex and London

There is no doubt that good classic jazz can add a certain ambience to an event. There’s something timeless and ethereal about it, a brand of music that appeals to the young and old alike. From the spiritual jazz of John Coltrane to the popular songs of Nat King Cole and the intricate rhythms of Django Reinhardt, our lives are all the better when they are steeped in jazz music.

And here’s the good news for the people of Sussex and London. There are plenty of classic jazz bands for hire in the area, something to get your party going with plenty of swing and sass.

Classic jazz generally refers to the period after Dixieland and before modern jazz. The sound is instantly recognisable from many thousands of film and television soundtracks. It’s usually used to denote sophistication, and sometimes serves as a backdrop to a dance party. Probably the best way to explain it is to give you some examples of classic jazz bands on our books, available for hire today.

Some of our classic jazz bands

The Sara Oschlag Trio – Sara’s trio play standards from the swing era – firmly in the realms of classic jazz. Her well-honed vocals are accompanied by guitar and double bass. They can make any event a classy affair.

The Robin Watt Trio – Sax man Robin is very much a scholar of the classic jazz sound. His tenor and alto saxophones can be accompanied by double bass and guitar, or you can substitute piano for guitar.

Eriko Ishihara – Japanese pianist/singer Eriko is a fine performer of songs from the classic jazz era. She often takes her band on tours of jazz clubs in the UK and Japan.

Duncan Hemstock – Sax/clarinet player Duncan has many different configurations to offer, all in the classic jazz vein. Visit his page to see the various options.

Want to see more?

If you’d like to see more of our bands, they’re all listed on this page. Just click the link and browse away. We’re here to answer any of your questions, so feel free to get in touch.

How to hire a jazz band for your Sussex or London party

The first thing you probably need to consider is how much you want to spend. Naturally an 8 piece band costs more than a solo artist, but you also need to think about what sort of vibe you want to create. Do you want to get people up dancing? Or do you want to give them something to listen to while they eat a meal or have a drink and chat?

The next big consideration for your party is space. There’s no point in squeezing a five piece combo into your function room if it’s only got space for a table and two chairs. The bigger the band, the bigger the noise, so be realistic with your space.

Now you need to choose. And that’s the easiest part. The Jazz Agency has some of the best acts all in one place so all you need to do is browse and select the ensemble of your choice. You can read about what they’ve done and watch some videos of them in action.

Next it’s just a question of checking if the band are available, agreeing the price and date, and signing the contract. All you need to start that is to contact us with your details and everything can be set in motion.

If you want your party or event in Sussex or London to go with a swing then contact The Jazz Agency today!