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Jazz, Swing, Big Bands and Orchestras

Clints Jazz

Location: London
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About the Act

This is the place to book one of London's and Kent's finest professional live jazz bands for your wedding, party or corporate function. We have over 15 years’ experience performing Rat Pack classics to modern Michael Bublé hits, as well as hundreds of floor filling classic pop tunes.  Many of our clients comment on how versatile our Jazz band can be, playing Classic Pop, Latin, Soul, and Big Band music for all ages and tastes, keeping everyone happy and dancing all night long.  All our professional musicians are regular West End performers, guaranteeing you the highest quality entertainment ready to make your wedding, party or corporate event swing with our Big Band music.

Band Options

Choosing the right line up for your event is important.  Smaller line-ups are suitable for background music during ceremonies, drinks receptions or for intimate venues.  The larger line-ups are important to get that party atmosphere, especially for the later sets.  One or two people can make a huge difference!


Solo Singer – Our vocalist singing with professional digital backing tracks


Solo Piano – Ideal for the ceremony and/or the drinks reception


Duo – Choose from: Piano and Sax or Piano and Vocals. 


Trio – Choose from: Piano, Bass & Sax OR Piano, Bass & Vocals OR Piano, Sax & Vocals. 


Quartet – Choose from an instrumental quartet (Piano, Bass, Drums & Sax) or vocal quartet (Piano, Bass, Drums, Vocals OR Piano, Bass, Sax, Vocals)


Quintet – Piano, Bass, Drums, Sax & Vocals


Six piece band – Piano, Bass, Drums, Sax, Guitar (& Optional Female Vocals), Male Vocals, Specialised sound technician


Seven piece band – Piano, Bass, Drums, Sax, Guitar, (& Optional Female Vocals) Trumpet, Male Vocals, Specialised sound technician


Eight piece band – Piano, Bass, Drums, Sax, Guitar (& Optional Female Vocals), Trumpet, Trombone, Male Vocals, Specialised sound technician.

Testimonials

I would just like to say a huge thank you for helping to make our wedding so special!  Our guests were dancing from the moment the band started until the end of the last song, and everyone still says how fantastic it was and how much they enjoyed it! You were extremely helpful throughout, and we were so excited to have our own choice of music arranged for the first dance.  I can't recommend the band highly enough!

Amy & Scott Armstrong, London

Forget the traditional awkward wedding party where the dance floor stays deserted until the guests are suitably 'loosened up' - your band had the dance floor packed from the first dance to the fantastic finale where the band went walkabout among our guests!  The playlist was varied and so many people commented on how the music made the evening reception complete.  Thank you!

Fraz and Phil Clarke (Combe Bank School)

Dear Simon and the rest of the band, thank you so much for delivering such an amazing night of wonderful music at our wedding.  Your advice leading up to the big day was second to none and ease to adapting to any last minute requests.  The performance and professionalism was incredible.  So many of our guests commented on the music.  You certainly delivered beyond our expectations and I only hope to have an excuse to book you again soon.

Gemma & Ross McAllister

 

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Jazz, Swing, Big Bands and Orchestras

Gold Star Swing

Location: Bedfordshire
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About the Act

As seen on stage at London’s Leicester Square Theatre!

Chris Smith (Jnr) – Band Leader.Chris’s compositions and arrangements are frequently played by Jazz FM, Capital Radio, B.B.C Radio
Big Band, Royal Variety Performance and of course Five Star Swing! As a Piano/Trumpet player, Chris has appeared on B.B.C breakfast T.V, Top Of The Pops, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and The Royal Variety Show. He has toured extensively with the Herb Miller Orchestra (Glenn’s Brother), as well as Jazz festivals throughout the world. Experienced in all types of functions and Stage Shows, under Chris’ direction gold Star Swing’s excellent vocalists and musicians create the vibrant sound of the Big Band era. Style is added to every performance from an exciting repertoire, featuring songs from Frank Sinatra, Natalie Cole, Glenn Miller and Jazz favourites, through to modern day artistes – Robbie Williams, Jamie Cullum and Jools Holland.

Clients Include

Blenhiem Palace

Tony Blair

Phill Collins

Kensington Palace

Dame Vera Lynn

Chelsea Flower Show

The Savoy Hotel, Grosvenor Hotel

H.M The Treasury

Westminster Cabinet War Rooms

BBC Children In Need

British Airways

Wembley Conference Centre

Kew Gardens

TV & Film Verterans Association

Lords Cricket Ground

Granada TV

Watford Football Club

Rod Stewart

Bob Monkhouse

Imperial War Museum

Terry Wogan

John Prescott

Café Royal

Testimonials

“They Swing Like CRAZY !” – (Sheila Tracy, BBC)

“Swing and Song of the Highest Order !” – (Encore Magazine)

"Sheer versatility... They swept us along from the start!" - (The Daily Echo)

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Jazz, Swing, Big Bands and Orchestras

Glenns Orchestra

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About the Act

Glenns Orchestra was formed in 1988 in conjunction with Glenn Miller Productions of New York. Glenns Orchestra has maintained the exact line-up on stage devised by Glenn, consisting of the leader, five saxophones, four trumpets, four trombones and three rhythm plus a male and female vocalist. The singers perform both individually and as part of The Moonlight Serenaders vocal group. The Uptown Hall Gang - an outstanding Dixieland group drawn from members of the orchestra is also featured.

The Band's library comprises of more than 200 scores, many of them from the original library, which includes the great arrangements from both the civilian and Army/Air Force orchestras. The library features contributions from the world's greatest arrangers including Jerry Gray, Billy May and Bill Finegan.

Back in the big band era of the 1940's, any dance band worth its salt had a distinctive signature tune. The theme of Glenns Orchestra was and remains, Moonlight Serenade. Interestingly though, Glenn Miller originally wrote the music of the song as an exercise for a music arranging course. He composed it long before he had organised his orchestra and today Moonlight Serenade is considered a standard in the field of popular music. Its popularity as an instrumental continues undiminished.

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Jazz, Swing, Big Bands and Orchestras

Kai and her Jazz Cats

Location: London
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About the Act

A favourite with discerning lindy hoppers and swing jazz connoisseurs, Kai has opened for celebs from Joss Stone to the cast of Red Dwarf with diplomats and royalty in between.  American singer “Queen of Swing” Kai has been resident at Ronnie Scott’s for over seven years with her own club night, Live and Let Jive – called “London’s coolest hepcat hangout” by The Stage, and awarded Critic’s Choice by Time Out London. Kai has been featured on BBC radio and Jazz FM, and has played at venues and festivals all over the UK and abroad. With nearly ten years of jivin’ under their belts, Kai and her band are a fabulously vintage style, swingin’ setup, sponsored by fashion brand Vivien of Holloway.

Testimonials

“[A] vibrant performance. No wonder she bills herself as the ‘Hot, Rockin’ Diva’ […] Her on-stage presentation, suggestive yet self-deprecating, was to recall an era when blues songs told their own stories” – Peter Vacher, London Jazz News (review of Crazy Coqs, 15 June 2015)

“Kais an immensely appealing performer whose sass, humor and style is matched by serious musicianship and incredible energy” – Gordon Beeferman, London Jazz News (review of Metropolitan Room, NYC, 23 November 2014)

“Kai has such an infectious, cheeky, charm and has a wicked ‘glint in the eye’ sense of humour when she performs that you can’t help yourself but get swept up in her performance. She makes you feel like she’s performing just to you, with her sexy, sultry ‘blonde bombshell’ looks that give just a nod to the good old days. Her personality endears you to her, her vocals are stunning, sassy and explosive, yet soft and heartfelt” – Glenn MacNamara, London Jazz News (review of the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall, 30th May 2013)

“[Kai] is the whole package from head to toe” – Jazzwise Magazine, April 2013

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Jazz, Swing, Big Bands and Orchestras

Jazz Ensemble

Location: UK Wide
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About the Act

Jazz Ensemble really is one of the country's finest jazz music specialists working in the music business today. With a wealth of experience playing at high quality weddings and corporate events across the country, at venues such as The Grosvenor House and Hilton Hotel in London, Ronnie Scott's Club and the NEC Birmingham, they are the perfect choice to add style and sophistication to any event.

Jazz Ensemble have also made countless appearances at stately homes and country house hotels, for occasions such as corporate events, weddings, parties and birthday celebrations. Led by Matthew (Hons) who is a former scholarship student of the Royal Academy of Music London, this group of hand picked professional musicians can perform as a trio consisting of piano, bass and drums or as a quartet with the addition of a saxophone or as a quintet with the inclusion of stunning female vocals.

Jazz Ensemble is happy to be completely flexible with regard to ensemble line up, dress code, special requests, set and playing times etc to ensure the event is a complete success and enjoyed by all.

Testimonials

"Thank you and the rest of the band so very much for making our wedding reception such a fantastic occasion. The quality of music and talent amongst you all really shone through. Your flexibility with regard to the playing times was very much appriciated and everybody who we have spoken to since the wedding has mentioned how good they thought you were. We will have no hesitiation in recommending Jazz Ensemble to all of our friends." 
Wedding - Mr & Mrs Burley

"We felt compelled to write to you to express our delight at the performance of Jazz Ensemble, they were simply fantastic. The choice of music was perfect and the band members were dressed impeccably and were polite and professional." 
Retirement Party - Mr J. Nottingham

"What fantastic musicianship! We have been avid Jazz fans for many years and it was a delight to be entertained by such great players. You really helped to make our day so very special indeed. Keep up the great work!" 
Birthday Celebration - Mr & Mrs Brown

"The music during dinner was perfect and my colleagues were so very impressed by the way that you were able to play the requests they asked for." 
Christmas Party - Midwives & Obstetric Dept

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Jazz, Swing, Big Bands and Orchestras

Top Brass

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About the Act

Top Brass has been providing music for Private, Corporate, Public & Military Events for over 18 years now.

With its friendly approach to its clients and the flexibility it offers with the variety of bands we can offer as well as always endeavouring to cater for your specific musical requests and needs.

We always aim to be as flexible and accommodating as possible. Our groups are happy to be static or strolling depending on your requirements can cater for your musical requests. All the things you would expect from professional musical entertainers.

We Provide First Class Music in Any Style of the Following Styles

Baroque & Classical / Swing Era / Film & Show Music / Easy Listening Dixieland / Jazz / Popular Chart Songs / Ragtime / Military Music

 

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Jazz, Swing, Big Bands and Orchestras

Street Jazz

Location: London
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About the Act

 

Street Jazz were formed back in 2003 as a new generation of early jazz band. The ensemble contains today's young up-and-coming players, all of whom continue to revitalise the scene with their flair, excitement and enthusiasm. Their ability to acknowledge and reflect on the past but to create a contemporary sound is why it is one of the pre-eminent bands on the scene today. All members are full time London professionals and some of the leading musicians in their field.  Street Jazz are building on a fast growing prestigious reputation for being one of the most reliable bands in the UK. Establishing a high level of consumer confidence, the band’s credibility in today's market is clearly evident from its extensive list of widely recognised and extremely satisfied clientele.

Previous Clients:

Clients include: British Petroleum, Cancer Research UK, Conservative Party, European Climate Exchange, Falcon-Chambers, Field of Dreams Music Concerts, Gordon Ramsay, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Hampton Court Flower Show, Hayling Island Jazz Festival, Henley Regatta, Hodson's Legal, ING Direct, Lord Mayor's Show, Olympic Torch Relay, PayPoint Ltd, Royale Cuisine, Richmond Athlethic Rugby Club, Royal & Sun Alliance, St Anthony's Hospital, Tokyo Electron Europe, Topsail, Waverley & Balmoral Excursions, Wedlake Bell, Worshipful Company of Grocers, Worshipful Company of Firefighters, Worshipful Company of Launderers, Zafferano... 

Line Up:

Street Jazz offer many line up variations in order to accommodate all venue sizes, budgets and events.2 Piece - Clarinet (or) Trumpet (or) Sax (or) Trombone with Banjo (or) Guitar

3 Piece - Clarinet (or) Trumpet (or) Sax (or) Trombone with Banjo (or) Guitar & Sousaphone (or) Bass Sax

4 Piece - Any 2 from Clarinet, Trumpet, Sax, Trombone with Banjo (or) Guitar & Sousaphone (or) Bass Sax

5 Piece - Any 3 from Clarinet, Trumpet, Sax, Trombone with Banjo (or) Guitar & Sousa (or) Bass Sx

6 Piece – Any 4 from Clarinet, Trumpet, Sax, Trombone with Banjo (or) Guitar & Sousa (or) Bass Sx & Drums

7 Piece – Clarinet, Trumpet, Sax, Trombone with Banjo (or) Guitar & Sousa (or) Bass Sax & Drums

 

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Jazz, Swing, Big Bands and Orchestras

Swing Show Experience

Location: UK Wide
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About the Act

The Swing Show Experience... (Cabaret or Stylish Reception Music)

Nigel can perform his One Man Swing Show Experience with amazing full Big Band Arrangements set to Beautiful projected Images transforming you back in time to when ‘Swing was King’. Engaging the audience and talking about his passion for this wonderful music.
This Amazing Show can be followed by

The Little BIG Band Party Set (solo show)

Nigel plays Guitar and Sings Classic Number One Songs Hit after Hit from.... Abba... Stevie Wonder... The Temptations... Jackie Wilson... Eric Clapton... & the amazing... James Brown... PLUS Modern Artistes.... Pharrell Williams... Bruno Mars....The Kings of Leon... Just a few of the fantastic hit song writer’s songs you will hear.

Nigel can then DJ’s requests all night with a Fantastic Full Sound System and incredible Lighting...

“Just like having a Band.... but..... Far more cost effective”.

Some of Nigel’s past clients include:


The Grosvenor House, Park Lane.
The Dorchester, Park Lane.
The Hilton, Park Lane.
Claridges, London.
The Berkley, London.
Four Seasons, London.
Gleneagles, Scotland.
Coworth Park, Surrey.
Wentworth, Surrey.
Goodwood House, Sussex.
Old Thorns Country Club.
The Jumeirah Beach, Dubai.
Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi.
The Fairmont, Monte Carlo.
Hotel De France, Jersey.
Crystal Cruise Line.
Cunard Cruise Line.
Nigel is happy to make Client Announcements if he is booked for the full evening.

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Clints Jazz
A London based professional live jazz band
Gold Star Swing
As seen on stage at London’s Leicester...
Glenns Orchestra
Glenns Orchestra was formed in 1988
Kai and her Jazz Ca...
A favourite with discerning lindy hoppers
Jazz Ensemble
One of the countrys finest jazz music specialists
Top Brass
Providing music for corporate, public an...
Street Jazz
A new generation of early jazz band
Swing Show Experien...
A ONE MAN SWING SHOW EXPERIENCE WITH BIG BAND
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