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Essential Jazz

Event, Wedding & Party Band

Hire a sophisticated jazz ensemble

If you’re looking for a touch of class for your wedding, event or party, this jazz ensemble are an ideal solution, providing sophisticated, instrumental background music.

Made up of some of the best jazz musicians in London, the band have provided entertainment at The V&A Museum, The Dorchester Hotel and Harvey Nichols and have a huge repertoire of jazz standards that are sure to delight audiences of all ages. You can expect to hear songs from the likes of Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong and many more – and with sufficient notice, the band is able to perform virtually any jazz standard you may wish them to include.

As standard, the line-up includes a duo of guitar and tenor saxophone however, this can be altered with your choice of bass, drums, trumpet and vocals for a fuller sound. There may also be an option to swap the guitar for a piano if desired.

Artist playlist

Antonio Carlos JobimFavela 
Benny GolsonKiller Joe 
Benny GoodmanStompin At The Savoy 
Bill EvansPeri’s Scope 
Billie HolidayThese Foolish Things 
Bobby DarrinBeyond The Sea 
Chet BakerBut Not For Me 
Chet BakerHave You Met Miss Jones 
Chet BakerLike Someone In Love 
Chet Baker and Wolfgang LackerschmidBlue Bossa 
Clifford BrownSandu 
Cole PorterEasy To Love 
Cole PorterI’ve Got You Under My Skin 
Cole PorterNight And Day 
Cole PorterYou Do Something To Me 
Dorothy Fields and Jerome KernThe Way You Look Tonight 
Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHughOn The Sunny Side Of The Street 
Duke EllingtonDon’t Get Around Much Anymore 
Duke EllingtonIn A Mellow Tone 
Duke EllingtonJust Squeeze Me 
Duke EllingtonSatin Doll 
Duke EllingtonTake The A Train 
Ella FitzgeraldAll Of Me 
Ella FitzgeraldCheek To Cheek 
Ella FitzgeraldMy Romance 
Erskine HawkinsTuxedo Junction 
Etta JamesAt Last 
Frank SinatraCome Fly With Me 
Frank SinatraFly Me To The Moon 
Frank SinatraMy Baby Just Cares For Me 
Frank SinatraOld Devil Moon 
Frank SinatraThe Tender Trap 
George Gershwin‘S Wonderful 
George GershwinA Foggy Day 
George GershwinThey Can’t Take That Away From Me 
George ShearingLullaby Of Birdland 
Harold ArlenI’ve Got The World On A String 
Harold ArlenLet’s Fall In Love 
Jerome KernAll The Things You Are 
Jimmy ForrestNight Train 
Jimmy McHughExactly Like You 
Jimmy Van HeusenI Thought About You 
John KlennerJust Friends 
Johnny GreenBody And Soul 
Johnny Mercer Skylark 
Miles DavisBoplicity 
Miles DavisFreddie The Freeloader 
Miles DavisFour 
Miles DavisIf I Were A Bell 
Miles DavisOn Green Dolphin Street 
Morgan LewisHow High The Moon 
Nat King ColeAlmost Like Being In Love 
Nat King ColeAutumn Leaves 
Nat King ColeWhen I Fall In Love 
Ray HeindorfKelly’s Blues 
Richard RogersI Could Write A Book 
Tony BennettThe Lady Is A Tramp 
Victor YoungStella By Starlight