Gold Standard Jazz Band
Jazz & Swing Band
Manchester, UK
Jazz, Swing, Vintage, Soul, Pop, Female Vocals

About Gold Standard Jazz Band – professional jazz & swing band based in Manchester, UK
3 reviews

Get your glad rags on, folks because the Jazz Age is in full swing!

Taking you back to the golden age of jazz, the Gold Standard Jazz Band are a roaring seven-piece vintage jazz band performing hits from the speakeasy bars of the Prohibition era through to the end of the Swing era.

Based in Manchester, they have had audiences jumpin’ and jivin’ on dance floors across the country.

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The band are more than happy to travel and perform regularly across the country at weddings, private parties and corporate events.

​Since 2016 they have been steadily building a reputation as one of the hardest working swing bands in the north of England, with appearances at Manchester Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Lake District Summer Music, Buxton International Festival, Manchester Day, Brecon Jazz Festival, Marsden Jazz Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Gold Standard Jazz Band have also organised a number of UK tours, sharing their enthusiasm for this music through gigs, Lindy Hop events and theatre shows.

So, if you’re looking to hire one of Manchester’s best jazz & swing bands, look no further than Gold Standard Jazz Band and get in touch today!

3 verified reviews

"A slick, tightly choreographed hour of sizzling speakeasy from a melodious young septet"
– Fringe Review, August 2019, Fringe event in Edinburgh, UK

"Gold Standard Jazz Band are a must-see at the Fringe. Happy swing and insane musicianship"
– Colin Bramwell, August 2019, Fringe event in Edinburgh, UK

"They’re great fun and they’ll swing you into bad health"
– Stephen Duffy, July 2019, BBC Radio Scotland in Edinburgh, UK

Set List
Jazz & Swing Covers

Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Fats Waller

All Of Me – Gerald Marks And Seymour Simons

Am I Blue – Harry Akst And Grant Clarke

April In Paris – Vernon Duke

Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma And Jacques Prévert

Baby Won’t You Please Come Home ( Bessie) – Clarence Williams & Charles Warfield

Back Home Again In Indiana – Ballard Macdonald And James Hanley

Basin Street Blues – Spencer Williams

Bei Mir Bist Du Schein – Jacob Jacobs And Sholom Secunda

Big Butter & Egg Man – Percy Venable

Black Coffee – Sonny Burke

Blue Skies – Irving Berlin

Bourbon Street Parade – Paul Barbarin

Can’t Help Lovin Dat Man – Kern & Hammerstein

C’est Si Bon – Henri Betti

Dinah – Harry Akst

Don’t Wait Too Long – Madeleine Peyroux

Drop Me Off In Harlem (duke Ellington)

Everybody Loves My Baby – Spencer Williams

Fascinating Rhythm – George Gershwin

Five Foot Two – Ray Henderson, Sam Mlewis & Joseph Widow Young

Fly Me To The Moon – Bart Howard

Georgia – Hoagy Carmichael

Hallelujah I Just Love Him So – Ray Charles

Happy Feet – Milton Ager & Jack Yellen

Hard Hearted Hannah – Jyellen, Bigelow, Cbates & M Ager

Hit That Jive Jack – Johnnie Alston

Honeysuckle Rose – Fats Waller

I Double Dare You – Jimmy Eaton

I Like Pie – The Four Clefs

In The Court Of King Oliver – Wynton Marsalis

It Don’t Mean A Thing – Duke Ellington

Jack, I’m Mellow – Trixie Smith

Juba And A O'brown Squaw – Wynton Marsalis

Just A Gigolo / (louis Prima Version) – Leonello Casucci

King Of The Swingers – Robert And Richard Sherman

Let’s Do It (let’s Fall In Love) – Cole Porter

L–o–v–e – Gabler–kaempfert

Lullaby Of Birdland – George Shearing

Lulu’s Back In Town – Fats Waller

Mean To Me – Fred Eahlert

Minor Swing – Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grappelli

Minnie The Moocher – Cab Calloway

Moten’s Swing – Bennie Moten

My Blue Heaven – Walter Donaldson

My Funny Valentine – Richard Rodgers And Lorenz Hart

Never Swat A Fly – Henderson/brown/desylva

Oh But On The Third Day – Wynton Marsalis

Oh When The Saints – Trad

One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer – Rudy Toombs

Potato Chips – Slim Gaillard

Shout Sister Shout – Rosetta Sharpe

Silly Goose – Dani Sicari

Somebody Loves Me – George Gershwin

Some Of These Days – Shelton Brooks

Steak, Brownie & Wine – Dani Sicari

Straighten Up & Fly Right – Nat King Cole & Irving Mills

Summertime – George Gershwin

Sunny Side Of The Street – Jimmy Mchugh & Dorothy Fields

S’wonderful – George & Ira Gershwin

Take The A–train – Duke Ellington

Ten Cents A Dance – Rogers & Hart

Ten Feet Tall – Dan Abrahams

The Bare Necessities – Terry Gilkyson

The Charleston – Cecil Mack & James P Johnson

The Flat Foot Foogie – Slim Gaillard, Slam Stewart & Bud Green

The New Second Line – Joseph Avery

The Sweet Life – Alex Hill

They Can’t Take That Away From Me – George & Ira Gershwin

Tickle Toe – Lester Young

Unemployed Sweetheart – James Monaco

Yes, Sir, That’s My Baby – Gus Kahn & Walter Donaldson

Zaz Zuh Zaz – Cab Calloway

Contemporary Swing Covers

All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor

I Feel Good – James Brown

Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry

Mr Blue Sky – Elo

Proud Mary – Tina Turner

Rollin’ – Limp Bizkit

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