The yearly EFG Jazz Festival has just finished, with tons of amazing performances by both jazz royalty and rising stars alike. We feel inspired and have have put together a list of some of our best jazz bands, artists and singers on the Headliner platform. From neo jazz, to gypsy jazz and the Great American Songbook, there’s a form of jazz for everyone.
If you’re looking for original music, Swedish Jazz singer and songwriter Cecilia Stalin is what you want. She’s worked in the music industry from the tender age of 13. Whether you want to get your boogie on or listen to laidback, harmonic Jazz, she gets our vote.
Maya and the Brassberries
Fronted by a deep, sultry voice, it’s impossible not to get drawn in by Maya & the Brassberries. To add to their unique sound, the 6-piece band creates original arrangements of well known Jazz songs, featuring trumpets, trombones and saxophone.
The London Jazz Soul Orchestra
LJSO has been entertaining international crowds from Shanghai to Stockholm, with their renditions of tunes originally performed by the likes of Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Gregory Porter and many more. Their superb musicianship speaks for itself, and so does their CV, having performed with Gary Barlow, Girls Aloud, Jocelyn Brown, Taio Cruz and many more. Offering everything from a 2-piece to a 6-piece line-up, LJSO is the perfect choice for any event, regardless of size.
Nothing raises the mood of a party like some vintage style Gypsy Jazz! Cafe Manouche are a young and exciting band, with vintage style female vocals, swinging guitars, hot double bass and melodic accordion or piano. With Cafe Manouche you’ll get an evening of music spanning from the 1910s to the 1950s, including Jazz and Swing standards, Blues, Bossa Nova, French Waltz, Traditional Gypsy and more!
If Jazz makes you think about soft crooning a la Frank Sinatra, we have just the man for you. David Tughan and his jazz quartet have wooed audiences worldwide. Enjoy the standards you know and love with a twist, as David incorporates loops, vocal harmony and beat boxing into his live performances.
Night & Day
Whether you are looking for atmospheric background music or a full on Jazz performance, Night & Day will deliver. Playing for audiences across the UK and internationally, the group skillfully glide between the Jazz standards you know and love, sprinkled with Latin tunes and the odd bluesy number.
The Kensie Jazz Band
Toronto based The Kensie Jazz Band, is a truly versatile group. Would you like an Elvis impersonator to serenade you with Frank Sinatra tunes? Sorted. Or maybe you would like a Spanish vocalist? Sorted. The Kensie Jazz Band’s repertoire spans the Great American songbook and beyond.
Get seduced by the cool and sophisticated vibe of Take Four. Citing Dinah Washington, Jill Scott, Lauryn Hill, Ella Fitzgerald and Erykah Badu among their influences, this group delivers classic jazz with a modern edge.
Enjoy great jazz standards performed with an emotional delivery and sultry voice, by Cris Tanzi. Whether you are looking for an intimate soiree with Cris at the piano, a trio or full band, Cris delivers a stunning, classy performance that will elevate your audience and have them falling in love with jazz.
If you are interested in any of the bands in this article you can contact them directly via their profile. We have lots more Jazz waiting for you on our main site. Click here to browse.