Jazz and Swing Bands For Weddings & Events

jazz swing bands

From selling out with his jazz band at world famous Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club to entertaining royalty with swing at The Ritz, Kevin’s unforgettable live vocal performances and his natural ability to swing a song have made his band some of the most popular Swing Bands & Jazz Bands for weddings, corporate events & parties in the UK today.  Kevin & his band are specialists in 1920’s/Gatsby bands, 1930’s  & 1940’s bands,  1950’s/60’s rat pack swing – right up to modern day classics made famous by likes of Michael Buble /Robbie Williams.  Our bands are guaranteed to contain players picked from the cream of British Jazz Swing musicians transformed by bandleader & lead singer Kevin’s enthralling interpretations & superb stage presence.

With a huge repertoire to choose from – everything from hot 20’s jazz Charleston style, via 30’s fav’s, 40’s swing/jive, 50’s/60’s rat pack, right up to current floor-fillers a la Michael Buble & modern cool jazz. And by adding a sprinkling of Latin/Bossa Nova or a jazz swing re-work to a pop classic too, if desired, makes them perfect Swing Band for weddings,parties or corporate events; whether its’s a full dance floor, memorable background sets, superb over-dinner entertainment or a wow-factor show that’s required. And for vintage-themed weddings or events/parties of a set era, we can always add in songs from other era’s (and if required the band can change to fit with a 2nd era’s theme for 2nd set (eg. 1920’s jazz age, changing for a rat pack set). You can also hire Kevin (or a captivating jazz chanteuse) with piano & upright bass backing band; this trio is the perfect jazz band for wedding breakfasts, drinks receptions, garden parties and soirees –  either is the perfect finishing touch that will stay long in the memory of your guests.  You can hire one of our London/ Essex based Swing Jazz Bands to entertain you at any size of wedding, venue or event, anywhere in the UK or abroad. And all enquiries are sensibly priced according to date, times and location.

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Quick Quotes  (see References Page for full wedding/event/party thank-you’s & testimonials)

“Wow!” – Peter Jones, BBC Dragons Den star

“We would usually need to book a much bigger band to create the kind of impact Kevin created with just a small band” – C. Hines, Events Manager, Madame Tussauds

“So pleased we had you (& your Swing Band) at our wedding. LEGEND! xxxx” Samantha Womack, Actress and Eastenders TV star

“Wow, when you and the band started playing we couldn’t believe how good you all were” – J. Todd, Unilever Head Office, London

“We found a great guy called Kevin Fitzsimmons. He got the party going, and with classic swing songs there was something for everyone – even my gran who tore up the dancefloor!” – Radio 1 DJ/TV Presenter, Matt Edmondson, published in WEDDING Magazine. 

“A brilliant sound by both singer & band alike” Latest 7 Magazine

“You & the band were fantastic” – NBC Universal

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Audio Demos

These demos have been recorded in the most simplistic form without any vocal enhancements for a true representation of how our live Jazz Swing bands for weddings sound at your event.  And as it’s not always practical to hear bands live before you book them, you’ll also find JAZZ/SWING/LATIN MEDLEY’S recorded 100% live with our 3 & 5 piece bands at recent public shows in London’s West End.  There’s also audio demos of our Frank Sinatra Tribute Band, Dean Martin Tribute Band, Michael Buble Tribute & Rat Pack Band pages.

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   It Had Better Be Tonight/Feeling Good LIVE! (SEPTET)
Sway LIVE (SEPTET)
The Good Life (QUARTET) 
Cheek To Cheek (QUINTET)
Every Breath You Take (QUARTET)
LIVE SWING MEDLEY 

LIVE JAZZ MEDLEY

LIVE LATIN MEDLEY 

            

 

Booking Options

From a Duo right up to a big band or orchestra with strings , we offer every size of jazz bands and swing bands for wedding, parties & corporate events. A popular and compact size of band is a 4 piece (piano, drums, bass and saxophone) or 5 piece (piano,drums bass, saxophone and trumpet) .  An hour set, a 2 x 45 minute set,  2 x 1 hour sets, or 3 x 40 minute sets is usually performed, and to give your wedding/event the very best these options can be tailored to your requirements.

Band’s Musicians

The musicians you are guaranteed when you hire a Swing Jazz band from us are high profile and award-winning session musicians in their own right, hand picked for their experience working in the private event/wedding sector. They perform not only with current stars but also have performed with some of the biggest music legends of our time including Tony Bennett, Liza Minnelli, Shirley Bassey, Elton John, Barbara Streisand and too many other stars to list here. They’ve appeared on TV programmes such as The X-Factor, The BBC Proms, Children in Need, The Paul O’Grady Show, Strictly Come Dancing, The South Bank Show, Top of the Pops and Later…with Jools Holland, and everywhere from Ronnie Scott‘s to The Royal Albert Hall via the West End theatres and TV concerts as well as at the International Jazz Festivals the world over. Celebrities worldwide and crowned heads of Europe are among the many who have enjoyed their wonderful talents.  

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For a quick quote to hire one of our fabulous swing jazz bands for weddings/parties or corporate events (or Michael Buble singer/Jazz Swing Wedding Band options) – in the U.K. & abroad  – go to the Contact  Page,  or telephone Avril directly on 01702 219501/ 07905 169764.  Click here for further band hire information