Live Jazz, Funk & Soul for Your Event

At Jazz Up Your Wedding, we specialise in weddings!  (Yes, the name is a bit of a give-away.)  Perhaps you’d like our duo to perform a special song during the ceremony, or to keep your guests entertained while they’re waiting for the bride to arrive.   When you get back from the church or ceremony venue, our trio can be playing classy, upbeat swing jazz during  drinks while you’re relaxing and the photos are being taken.  And if it’s a soul band for your evening do that you’re after, our funky 4-5 piece band plays everything from Stevie Wonder to Amy Winehouse to keep everybody happy and up on the dancefloor.

We don’t just do weddings though…  If you’ve been landed with organising the company Christmas party, you might like to have our jazz trio playing “Walking In A Winter Wonderland” as your colleagues sip their mulled wine.  Planning a summer barbecue?  How about some sultry latin jazz to match the weather?  For a Black Tie Ball we can do two-in-one: our duo can serenade your guests with romantic jazz during drinks and then after dinner hey presto!  We turn into a funky dance band with the addition of our drummer and guitarist. See us in action!

  • Weddings & Civil Partnerships
  • Christenings & Naming Days
  • Birthday parties
  • Engagement parties
  • Wedding anniversary parties
  • Black Tie Balls
  • Golf tournaments & Socials
  • New Year’s Eve parties
  • Christmas parties
  • University Balls
  • Rugby dinners
  • Wakes
  • Casino nights
  • Awards dinners
  • Company launches
  • Teambuilding events
  • Works do’s
  • Product launches

Band Formats

Jazz quartet at garden party

Trio

Our trio is a small, versatile band which plays swing, latin jazz, blues and mellow soul.  Featuring vocals, keyboards and either drums or sax, it's perfect  background music to create a happy and relaxing atmosphere during drinks, dinner and garden parties.  If you choose the option with drums, it's also great for uptempo swing for dancing!
 
Live band performs Motown songs

Quartet

Our 4 piece band is our most popular line-up for weddings and parties. Featuring vocals, keyboards, guitar and drums, it's sure to get everybody dancing with a groovy mix of classic & contemporary soul, funk, Motown and disco hits.  We also throw in the odd jazzy number to add a bit of swing!  And if you're sax-mad, why not swap the guitar for sax?
 
Wedding guests dancing to funk soul band

5 Piece Band

For larger venues (or just because), our 5 piece band is the cream of the crop, with the full line-up of vocals, keyboards, sax, guitar and drums.  You can expect everything from Stevie Wonder to Cee Lo Green via the Jackson 5 and Chaka Khan (with a bit of Van Morrison thrown in).  In short, fabulous funky floorfillers to please all ages!
 

Prices

Our prices depend on your venue location, which band format you’d like and when you’d like us to start/finish playing.

Generally for an evening reception we perform 2 x 1 hour or 3 x 40 minute sets with breaks in between (total playing time 2 hours). For drinks or dinner we usually perform 1 x 90 minute set.  We are happy to quote for other playing times to suit you, though.