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Looking to book a Jazz Band in the South West in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset and Whiltshire? Contact us for a friendly chat about our acts and how we can make the entertainment for your event memorable!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are your jazz bands based in the South West?

Unlike the many national agencies claiming to represent local South west acts, all our Jazz bands and musicians on this site live in the South West. Hiring a local South west Jazz Band  is cheaper than using a national entertainment agency or  London act. 

Top Tips for Booking a Jazz Band in the South West

We know how misleading the South West 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 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 South west Jazz band members in the video?

One of the most concerning developments over recent years is 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 Cornwall

Any bands regularly performing in the South West 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 supplier if you will be getting the musicians in the video.

Where do your Jazz acts perform in Cornwall?

Our acts regularly perform at weddings, events and hotels throughout the South West in Cornwall and Devon, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Dorset. Check out more of the local events we provide entertainment for on our Events Page.

Top Tips for Booking a Jazz Band in the South West

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

What Songs do your South West 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 South West Jazz Band?

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

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

Solo jazz singer (with backing tracks) in the South West - £250 to £400

Solo jazz musicians in the South West - £140 to £350

Jazz Duos in the South West - £250 to £650

Jazz Trios in the South West - £375 to £860

Jazz Quartets in the South West- £720 to £1440

5-piece bands in the South West - £840 to £1,600

7-piece bands + in the South West - £960 to £1,950

Big bands in the South West - £2,000 +

Top Tips for Getting the most out of your South West Jazz Band

When booking a South West Jazz Band 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 South West? 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




Find us.

The Mining Exchange, Alma Pl, Redruth. TR15 2AT

Call us.

01872 672870

Email us.