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Essential Jazz

Event, Wedding & Party Band

Hire A Sophisticated Jazz Band

Essential Jazz are an instrumental jazz band, who provide sophisticated and stylish background jazz music for wedding receptions, private parties and corporate events. 

The London-based band is made up of graduates from the top UK music colleges and conservatoires, who can perform virtually any jazz standard. You can expect to hear songs from the likes of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker and more. 

The band’s music is designed to fit seamlessly into the background of your event, providing a splendid atmosphere whilst not getting in the way of networking and conversation.

Constantly in demand, Essential Jazz have performed at The London Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, The Science Museum, The Eiffel Tower and for a huge array of corporate clients. The standard line-up of tenor saxophone and guitar can be expanded with additional musicians and vocalists.  

After dinner, why not book the band’s larger brother, Swing and Soul; a sensational award-winning party band able to keep you dancing all night. You can get a great deal when booking both bands together!


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 MercerSkylark 
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