The Jazz Dukes
Jazz & Swing Band
London
Insured
£1,300 - £2,000

About The Jazz Dukes – professional swing & jazz band based in London
10 reviews

The Jazz Dukes are one of London's finest jazz & swing bands for hire.

Available for bookings across the UK and abroad at events ranging from weddings and parties to corporate events and awards nights.

From background dinner/drinks music to upbeat classics that will fill the dance floor, they have got it all covered!

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This line-up is made up of in-demand London jazz musicians who have performed at Ronnie Scotts, Buckingham Palace, The Royal Albert Hall and The Barbican.

As well as being selected as the House Band for The National Restaurant Awards 2018, The Jazz Dukes have performed at the UK’s most exclusive venues and abroad for events in Athens, Mallorca, Norway, The French Alps, Switzerland and many more.

Offering a variety of different band options from Trio to Quartet to the full 5-Piece band, they can tailor the line-up to your event!

Specialising in Jazz and Swing from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and The Rat Pack, their repertoire also includes Soul, Rock n' Roll Motown, Pop and post-modern arrangements meaning they are extremely versatile.

Perfect for any occasion, The Jazz Dukes can perform at a wide variety of events, such as Weddings, Corporate events, Gatsby Events, 1920's/Vintage Events, Award Ceremonies, Annual Dinners, Christmas Parties, Birthday Parties, Anniversaries, Swing Dance events and much more.

So if you're looking to hire the finest swing & jazz band London has to offer for your wedding or event, get in touch with The Jazz Dukes.

We have full public liability insurance and PAT tested equipment.

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Places we have played

  • The National Restaurant Awards 2018

  • The Royal Automobile Club

  • Palma, Mallorca

  • The House of Lords

  • Stavanger, Norway

  • The French Alps

  • Athens, Greece

  • Hengrave Hall

  • Grosvenor House Hotel

  • Arosa, Switzerland

  • The Hurlingham Club

  • University of Warwick

  • Many private Wedding venues across the UK

  • Warwick Arts Centre

  • Uppingham School


FAQs

How much does it cost to book you?

Before we can provide an accurate quote we need to know more about your event as there are many factors which may affect this. If you get in touch and provide us with as much information as possible, including which sized band you are interested in, we can give you a detailed quote!

How far can you travel?

We are willing to travel anywhere in the U.K and abroad to perform at your event! Please get in touch letting us know the venue location and we can take it from there.

Do you offer a smaller band and instrumental alternatives?

Our full size band is a 5-Piece, however we also offer duos, trios and quartets as well as instrumental bands without a vocalist. The type of instruments in the band are also flexible, so we can create the perfect line-up for you.

What type of events are you available to perform at?

Due to our versatile nature we are able to perform at a wide variety of events. These include Weddings, Corporate Events, Christmas Parties, Award Ceremonies & Dinners, Birthday Parties, Anniversaries, Swing Dance events and many more.

How long does it take you to set up and soundcheck?

It takes us approximately 90 minutes to set up and soundcheck the full sized band. However this can often be much shorter in small venues and for the smaller sized bands. We will work with you to plan the exact timings and how it fits with your schedule.

How long do you usually play for?

We usually play for 2 x 45-60min sets. However we are able to tailor this to your event, meaning we can play for longer or shorter than this and are also able to split our playing time into 3 or 4 sets if required.

Are you able to perform first dances and other song requests?

Yes we are able to learn a first dance song at no extra cost! For other requests take a look at our extensive repertoire list and let us know if there are any songs you particularly want us to play.

Do we need to hire a DJ?

We are able to provide music from our playlists or your selection before and in-between our sets, meaning a separate DJ is often not required.

Do you provide the PA and lighting equipment?

This will depend on several details such band size, type of event and size of venue. The band have their own PA system and we work very closely with several trusted sound engineers and production companies allowing us to provide PA & lighting for large events.


10 verified reviews

"They were extremely professional and very easy to deal with. Every base was covered beforehand meaning that the performance on the day was super smooth. Great musicians and everybody loved the mix of music and it suited our event to a tee!"
– Mark Redgrave, Event Manager, The National Restaurant Awards, 14 October 2019, Central London
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"From the moment we were introduced, the level of service was great and so accommodating, it was a complete pleasure to work with James and his fellow band members. The evening started with some background music suited to the atmosphere of guests arriving and the speeches, slowly picking up tempo with a session at the end for requests, it was superb. There were lots of comments throughout the evening which made it all the more special, certainly a group we would recommend and would have no hesitation to invite back for future events.”
– Eli Cornish, 11 June 2019, wedding in Hertfordshire
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“The Jazz Dukes were really easy to work with and were a such a crowd pleaser for our festival audience. They offered various options to suit our needs, and at a reasonable price! They had a flexible approach to the day and were a pleasure to work with. We look forward to the opportunity to work with them again.”
– Timothy Galton, Programme Coordinator, Family Festival in Warwick, 1 June 2019
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"It’s always a pleasure to work with these guys, everything was well organised and James was very easy to deal with! All members of the band are top quality musicians with brilliant attention to detail and an ability to adapt which was perfect for our Awards Ceremony.”
– Rick Stevens, 28 May 2019, Awards Ceremony in London
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“Their promptness and professionalism on the day of the wedding was exemplary and they were so very easy to work with. Their musical flexibility worked perfectly and no request was ever too much for them. Their image was very smart and their upbeat repertoire of music certainly had a positive impact on the guests. I will definitely be booking them again soon!"
– Olivia Triggs, 21 May 2019, wedding in London
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“The evening was enhanced massively by a flawless performance by these guys! The guests enjoyed some smooth background music during the welcome reception and a more upbeat set after our Gala Dinner in Athens. I couldn't be happier with the band and how easy to work with and professional these guys are. I am sure to invite The Jazz Dukes to perform at our future events!”
– Ali Hasan, 9 April 2019, corporate event in Athens, Greece
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"The Jazz Dukes made our wedding complete, they were fantastic to work with from beginning to end. James was always prompt when responding to queries, he was incredibly professional throughout and arranged a fabulous set for us that kept the whole room dancing until late into the night. They are a wonderful band and I would recommend them without hesitation. Truly an amazing find, James's voice is superb!"
– Meryl Maggio, 3 April 2019, wedding at Pall Mall, London
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"Trust me, having them perform here was the cherry on top of the cake! We had such a good time working with The Jazz Dukes who managed to adapt straight away to the atmosphere we required at our luxury venue. Great musicians and a very talented singer."
– James Coutanche, Manager, 5-star Hotel in The French Alps, 15 March 2019
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"The Jazz Dukes performed at our Christmas Party and everyone loved the band, so many people said how much they enjoyed the entertainment, they are a very talented group of musicians. Really nice to deal with people that are efficient, organised and even turn up early! It makes organising an event so much easier."
– Max Cooper, 22 December 2018, Christmas party in Wokingham
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"The Jazz Dukes went down really well with the guests and we received lots of compliments about them after the performance. The quality of the music was just as good live as it is in their videos! They were a pleasure to deal with throughout the booking process and in the lead up to the night. I would absolutely book them again!"
– Jenny Bond, 18 August 2018, Anniversary party in Wokingham
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Cheek To Cheek (LIVE)
Georgia On My Mind (LIVE)
On The Street Where You Live (LIVE)
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley (LIVE)
Set List
Jazz And Swing

Ain't That A Kick In The Head

All Of Me

Always On My Mind

At Last

Beyond The Sea

Besame Mucho

Call Me Irresponsible

Come Fly With Me

Cry Me A River

Cheek To Cheek

Feeling Good

For Once In My Life

Fly Me To The Moon

Georgia On My Mind

I Get A Kick Out Of You

I’ve Got You Under My Skin

It Don’t Mean A Thing (ain’t Got That Swing)

I Can’t Help Falling In Love

I Could Have Danced All Night

L.o.v.e

Me And Mrs Jones

Mack The Knife

Moondance

My Way

My Funny Valentine

Nature Boy

Night And Day

New York, New York

On The Street Where You Live

On The Sunny Side Of The Street

Save The Last Dance For Me

The Way You Look Tonight

Let’s Face The Music And Dance

Sway

Summertime

Someone To Watch Over Me

The Girl From Ipanema

The Lady Is A Tramp

That's Life

What A Wonderful World

You Make Me Feel So Young

Pop, Soul, Rock 'n’ Roll & Other

Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers

All Shook Up - Elvis Presley

Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

Budapest - George Ezra

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli

Crazy - Gnarls Barkley

Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen

Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader

Every Day I Have The Blues - B.b King

Forget You - Ceelo Green

For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder

Gravity - John Mayer

Hey Jude - The Beatles

Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles

Hound Dog - Elvis Presley

I Feel Good - James Brown

Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder

It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones

I Want You Back - Jackson 5

Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley

Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry

Just The Two Of Us - Bill Withers

Let’s Twist Again - Chubby Checker

Lovely Day Bill Withers

My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder

My Girl - The Temptations

Rock Around The Clock - Chubby Checker

Rock With You - Michael Jackson

Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon

Shake Rattle And Roll - Elvis Presley

Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder

Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder

Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran

Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding

Stand By Me - Ben E. King

Sunny - Bony M

Superstition - Stevie Wonder

Tutti Frutti - Little Richard

Try A Little Tenderness - Otis Redding

Twist And Shout - The Beatles

Valerie - Amy Winehouse

Yesterday - The Beatles

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