Devon can be tough location to find high quality local Devon jazz entertainment. Thankfully we are a local group of Jazz Musicians who work with the Top Jazz and Swing Bands in Devon able to proivde you with the perfect soundtrack to a range of Devon events. Below we have created a list of the Best Devon Jazz Bands for Hire 2020.

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Who are the Best Devon Jazz Bands for Hire 2020?

#1. The Peaky Blinders

About: Made popular by the internationally renowned Postmodern Jukebox, Vintage Jazz/Pop bands are one of the most popular choices for upbeat Vintage themed weddings. The Gatsby Band are one of Cornwall's only Vintage Jazz and Swing Bands who will effortlessly turn your favourite pop classics on their heads with an infectious 1920s and 1930's Swing Style.  Make an Enquiry.

Available in Cornwall as4 Piece Band - 7 Piece Band (Free DJ Service with all Evening Bookings) 

#2 Licence to Swing

About: Licence to Swing is one of the Best South West Jazz Quartets who perform your favourite classic jazz and swing songs or reinventions of popular music hits. From Sinatra to Michael Jackson, Michael Bublé to Aloe Blacc,  Dave Brubeck to Sam Sparro, Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone and your favourite songs from the "Great American Song Book" they are the perfect band for a range of events including Weddings, private parties, corporate and black tie events.  Make an Enquiry.

Available in Devon as: Jazz Duo through to 7 - Piece Band performing instrumental or vocal-led music (Free DJ Service with all Evening Bookings) 

#3 JukeBox Duo

About: JukeBox Duo are some of the most experienced and popular Jazz Musicians in Devon. The Devon Jazz Duo regularly perform at weddings, hotels and events in Devon and throughout the South West and can provide everything from a solo pianist through to larger jazz bands with vocals and brass to meet any theme or brief.  Make an Enquiry. 

Available in Devon as: Devon Jazz Duo through to 7 – Piece Band performing instrumental or vocal-led music. 

#4 Night and Day

About: Night & Day  is an exceptional Cornwall Jazz Trio, led by Sylvia a talented and experienced female Jazz vocalist. Night and Day are a popular Jazz Trio who perform throughout Devon and provide a diverse repertoire containing your favourite arrangements of  jazz standards. The perfect Devon Jazz Trio for drinks receptions, during dinner and laid-back evening entertainment, and popular for hotels, corporate events, private parties and weddings.  Make an Enquiry. 

Available in Devon as: Jazz Duo, Jazz Trio, Quartet and Quintet – (Free unmanned DJ Service with all Evening Bookings) 

#5 West End Duo

About: West End Duo are comprised of two of the top South West Jazz Musicians who work in a variety of act sizes covering everything from vintage 1920s themed entertainment to modern pop repertoire.  West End Duo work with the top jazz bands in Devon and can provide everything from a luxury Devon Jazz Duo to Devon. Jazz Trio through to larger ensembles.  Make an Enquiry.
Available in Devon as: a Duo, Trio, Quartet or Quintet with brass. (Free DJ Service with all Evening Bookings) 

Where do your Devon Jazz Bands perform?


Add the perfect Soundtrack to your special day with the best Devon Wedding Jazz Band. We offer wedding packages to fit any theme including ceremony music, drinks reception entertainment, wedding breakfast jazz musicians and upbeat Devon Wedding Jazz Band with a free DJ service!


We are experienced  at providing tailored music for hotels events and residencies. We perform at some of the leading hotels in Devon including Bringdon Hall Hotel in Plymouth, and St Mellion International Resort.

Private Parties

We provide tailored music for private events throughout Devon and love nothing more than making your occassion unique and memorable. Contact us to discuss our Devon Jazz Bands, Jazz Trios and Quartets and find out we can create a wow factor at your event.

Themed Events

Adding glamour to a themed events is what we do. Whether you're planning a Great Gatbsy ball,  1920s speakeasy event or looking to create a touch of class with a James Bond themed event, we have the perfect Devon Vintage Jazz Band to make your event memorable. If you have any other ideas we’d love to hear them.

More Frequently Asked Questions

Are your musicians and jazz bands based in Devon?

Unlike the many national agencies claiming to represent Cornwall acts, all bands and musicians on this page live in Cornwall, and are active on the events scene. Hiring a local band is cheaper than using an out of county supplier. Cornwall acts have local knowledge and give peace of mind, saving you the constant worry and risk associated with hiring an out of county supplier. 

Tips for Hiring a Jazz Band in Devon

We know how misleading the Devon events market can be. That’s why we recommend requesting all suppliers put in writing: 1) Where the band is based and 2) How they plan to replace the act if an issue occurs.

We suggest this because we know-how misleading the market can be and cannot emphasise enough that locally there are a limited number of professional musicians and bands; out of county suppliers would struggle to cover a jazz act in the region at short notice.

Will I get the Jazz band members in the video?

One of the most concerning developments over recent yearsis national agencies and musicians creating high-quality videos showcasing amazing bands. They book one act out multiple times on the same date so the act doesn’t contain any of the musicians on the video. How do they fill the booking? in the entertainment industry, known as a “scratch band”, which in simple terms means supplying musicians who have never met or played together before. 

Top Tips for Booking a Jazz Band in Devon

Any bands regularly performing in Cornwall and based here will have numerous live videos and photos of local events. Don’t forget to ask to see a video demonstrating this and if they are unable to provide its a big warning sign. Finally, ask the supplierif you will be getting the musicians in the video.

Where do your Jazz acts perform in Devon?

Our acts regularly perform at weddings, events and hotels throughout Devon including

  • Boringdon Hall Hotel – 5 Star Hotel in Plymouth
  • Dartington Hall near Totnes 
  • Kingston Estate near Totnes
  • Lewtrenchard Manor in Lewdown
  • Exeter Castle 
  • Clovelly Estate in Bideford 
  • HMNB Devonport
  • Sidmouth Harbour Hotel
  • Deer Park Hotel in Honiton
  • Bovey Castle in North Bovey
  • and many more…

Check out more of the local events we provide entertainment for on our Events Page.

Top Tips for Booking a Devon Jazz Band. 

Don't take words on a page as fact check any supplier can back up their words with evidence. Check their web landing page, Social Media and website to see if there is any real evidence them performing locally.

What repertoire do your Devon Bands play?
Jazz & Swing Sample Repertoire:

Let’s Face The Music And Dance
Let There Be Love
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Can’t Help Loving That Man Of Mine
It Had To Be You
I Got Rhythm
Just One Of Those Things
Ain’t Misbehavin’
As Time Goes By
You Do Something To Me
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
You Make Me Feel So Young
Love Is Here To Stay
The Lady Is A Tramp
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
A Fine Romance
The Girl From Ipanema
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
New York New York
Fly Me To The Moon
Embraceable You
Fascinating Rhythm
Autumn Leaves
Night And Day
Anything Goes
Putting On The Ritz
I Won’t Dance
Come Fly With Me
A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square
The Way You Look Tonight
On The Street Where You Live
I Get A Kick Out Of You
It’s Alright With Me
Cheek To Cheek
Top Hat White Tie And Tails
Night And Day

Jazz & Swing Sample
Pop Repertoire:

Dollar - Aloe Blacc
Valerie - Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse
All about the bass - Megan Trainor
9 - 5 - Dolly Parton
Cake By the Ocean
Take on Me - A Ha
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Careless Whisper - George Michael
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
Havana - Camilla Cabello
Chasing Pavements - Adele
Somebody that I used to know - Gotye
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Titanium - David Guetta ft. Sia 
Beat it - Michael Jackson
I will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
The Man with a Child in his Eyes - Kate Bush
People are Strange - The Doors 
Love Cats - The Cure
Sweet Child of Mine - Guns and Roses 
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Roxanne - The Police 
Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
All of Me - John Legend
Make you Feel My Love - Adele 
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
Creep - Radio Head 
Don't know Why I Didn't Come - Nora Jones 
American Boy - Estelle
New You " Concrete Jungle" - Alicia Keys
Hozier – Take Me To Church
My First, My Last, My Everything -Barry White
Shotgun – George Ezra
Sex On Fore - Kings of Leon
Marry You - Bruno Mars 
Shallow – Lady G/Bradley Cooper
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
Walking on the Moon - The Police
One Kiss – Dua Lipa
Shot Gun - George Ezra
Ordinary People - John Legend

Jazz Standards Sample Repertoire:

Take the "A" Train
Afro Blue
Água de Beber
Ain't Misbehavin'
Alice in Wonderland
All Blues
All of Me
All the Things You Are
Alone Together
Angel Eyes
April in Paris
At Last
Beautiful Love 
But Not for Me 
Bye Bye Blackbird 
Days of Wine and Roses 
Dolphin Dance
Come Fly with Me
East of the Sun
Embraceable You
A Fine Romance 
The Girl from Ipanema
God Bless the Child
Have I told you Lately That I Love You
Have you Met Miss Jones 
Honeysuckle Rose
How Deep is the Ocean
I Remember You
It's only a Paper Moon
I've Got You Under My Skin
Take Five
That's Life
The Lady is a Tramp
Like Someone in Love
Lullaby of Birdland
Mr Bojangles
A Night in Tunisia 
Nostalgia in Times Square
Over the Rainbow
So What

How much does it cost to hire a jazz band in Devon?

The cost of hiring a Devon Jazz Band will vary depending on the date and type of event, location in Devon and the number of band members.

Below we have created a guide which includes estimates  for the most popular jazz band types in Devon:

Solo jazz singer (with backing tracks) in Devon - £250 to £400

Solo jazz musicians in Devon - £140 to £350

Jazz Duos in Devon - £250 to £650

Jazz Trios in Devon - £375 to £860

Jazz Quartets in Devon- £720 to £1440

5-piece bands in Devon - £840 to £1,600

7-piece bands + in Devon - £960 to £1,950

Big bands in Devon - £2,000 +

Top Tips for Getting the most out of your Jazz Band in Devon

When booking a Devon Jazz Band from Elastic Lounge there are many options and packages which can help keep the overall cost of your entertainment down. If you are booking evening entertainment we offer a free DJ service will all Jazz Band bookings. Booking a Wedding Jazz Band in Devon? we offer great packages including a free duo performance during your wedding breakfast or another time during your wedding. For full details of all the options available contact us today

More Frequently Asked Questions

For more general frequently asked questions please check out our FAQ page.


The style and sophistication we were looking for…

West End Duo did it all: they learnt special pop songs for our ceremony, performed elegant jazz at our drinks reception and wedding breakfast. They also played our first dance and at our reception were joined by the spectacular band Licence To Swing. They were organised, efficient and certainly provided the style and sophistication we were looking for. Highly recommended.

Todd & Cassandra
Groom & Bride | Wedding

A touch of class…

West End Duo performed at our wedding recently and they were absolutely fantastic. They provided  background music for our drinks reception & also learnt a song for our ceremony. Total professionals from start to finish and they really added a touch of class to our wedding in Cornwall. Many guests commented on how great they were and one even asked for their contact details to book them for an event. What a wonderful act to find, they made our day extra special.

Alice & Oliver
Bride & Groom | Wedding

What a cracking bunch of talented, charismatic, charming and classy musicians!

What a cracking bunch of talented, charismatic, charming and classy musicians!! Can set the mood for a relaxing groove or they can blow the roof off the house! Can’t wait to see them play again… and again… and again!!

Fynn Furlong

a slick operation from start to finish….

We booked ‘License to swing’ for a friend’s birthday celebration and it completely blew everyone away by their professionalism and talent. It was a slick operation from start to finish and we would not hesitate to recommend for any event. Top notch!!!!

Clare Chandler

I wanted a band that could really get my guests dancing in true 1920’s style and Licence to Swing did not disappoint…

We have just had the absolute pleasure of having Licence to Swing play at our 10th wedding anniversary party. Our theme was Great Gatsby and I wanted a band that could really get my guests dancing in true 1920’s style and Licence to Swing did not disappoint. Not only were the band amazing but the DJ played the best songs before, during and after the band to keep the party going.

And I can’t thank Tim enough for not only making the booking and organising the process so simple but for happily offering his advice, expertise and understanding meaning me, my family and all my guests really did have the most wonderful evening.

Ellen Brown




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