Cornwall is known for being a hard location to find good quality local entertainment. Thankfully we live in Cornwall and work with the Top Jazz and Swing Bands in Cornwall that can create the perfect soundtrack to a range of events. Below we have created a list of the Top Jazz Bands in Cornwall for Hire 2020.

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Who are the Top Jazz Bands in Cornwall for Hire 2020?

#1 Licence to Swing

About: Licence to Swing is a versatile Cornish Jazz Quartet that perform music from 'the golden age of swing' and jazz reinventions of pop hits. From Frank 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 Cornwall as: Jazz Duo through to 7 - Piece Band performing instrumental or vocal-led music (Free DJ Service with all Evening Bookings) 

#2. 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) 

#3 West End Duo

About: West End Duo are amongst the most well-known and experienced Jazz Musicians in Cornwall. They regularly perform at Cornish weddings, hotels and events and provide everything from solo piano through to large scale jazz bands to meet any theme or brief.  Make an Enquiry. 

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

#4 Night and Day

About: Night & Day  is an exceptional Cornwall Jazz Trio, led by the highly experienced and professional female vocalist. The trio wow audiences in Cornwall and throughout the Southwest with their stunning musicianship and arrangements of your favourite jazz standards. The trio is perfect for drinks receptions, during dinner and laid-back evening entertainment, and is popular for hotels, corporate events, private parties and weddings.  Make an Enquiry. 

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

#5 Johanna Graham Quartet

About: Johanna Graham and her award-winning Quartet are a well-polished band that has performed together for over 10 years.  Johanna is a talented wedding singer with a repertoire of over 500 well-known jazz and pop songs and is the perfect entertainer for wedding ceremonies, drinks receptions and early evening events. Johanna is also the only Cornish Jazz Singer of her generation to break the UK jazz scene with sell-out performances at the iconic 606 Club in Chelsea and EFG London Jazz Festival.  Make an Enquiry.
Available in Cornwall as: a Duo, Trio, Quartet or Quintet with brass. (Free DJ Service with all Evening Bookings) 

Where do your Cornwall Jazz Bands perform?


Add the perfect Soundtrack to your special day with the best Cornwall Wedding Jazz Band. We offer wedding packages to fit any theme including ceremony music, drinks reception entertainment, wedding breakfast jazz musicians and upbeat Cornwall 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 Cornwall including The Headland Hotel and Fistral Beach Hotel in Newquay, The Greenbank Falmouth,  St Mellion International Resort, Carlyon Bay Hotel near St Austell,  The Scarlet and St. Moritz in Rock.  

Private Parties

We provide tailored music for private events throughout Cornwall and love nothing more than making your occassion unique and memorable. Contact us to discuss our Cornwall 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 Cornwall 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 Cornwall?

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. 

Top Tips for Booking a Jazz Band in Cornwall

We know how misleading the Cornwall 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 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 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 Cornwall?

Our acts regularly perform at weddings, events and hotels throughout Cornwall including Fistral Beach Hotel and the Headland Hotel in Newquay, The Greenbank Hotel and Trebah Gardens in Falmouth, the Carbis Bay Hotel and Estate and St Ives Jazz Club, the Harbour Hotel in Padstow,  the Carlyon Bay Hotel near St Austell, Alverton Hall in Truro and the renowned Cornish visitors attraction at the Eden Project. We also play in village halls, company offices and private parties at homes in Cornwall and can provide entertainment for any size event or budget. Check out more of the local events we provide entertainment for on our Events Page.

Top Tips for Booking a Jazz Band in Cornwall

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 Cornwall 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 Cornwall?

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

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

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

Solo jazz musicians in Cornwall - £140 to £350

Jazz Duos in Cornwall - £250 to £650

Jazz Trios in Cornwall - £375 to £860

Jazz Quartets in Cornwall- £720 to £1440

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

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

Big bands in Cornwall - £2,000 +

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

When booking a 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 Cornwall? 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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