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Hire a Jazz, Blues, Big Band & Swing act

If you're up for a night of jiving, swing dance or easy listening jazz this collection of acts is for you. These artists bring a touch of class to your event and will have you guests dancing the night away!

Headliner helps you source and book great soloists, bands and DJs for your wedding, party or corporate event. Find and hire a local Jazz, Blues or Swing band to perform at your event.

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    • Mat Walklate & Paolo Fuschi

      Duo act for hire
      Mat Walklate (Harmonica and Vocals) and Paolo Fuschi (Guitar and Vocals) play Classic 50s and 60s blues, R&B and a little Ska. The duo feature hot, driving harp, immaculate, searing guitar and soulful vocals. The Manchester duo recreates the best of the golden age of urban blues. Mat Walklate ...
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      Fee from £300
    • The Swinging Magpies

      Band act for hire
      Imbued with a joyful exuberance, David McTea and the Swinging Magpies perform an intoxicating blend of period jazz standards and original material, lovingly crafted in the vintage style. Their repertoire includes a vibrant and fresh interpretation of many jazz standards of the 1920s and 30s. ...
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      Fee from £500
    • Night & Day

      Quartet act for hire
      Night & Day is a high-end Jazz Quartet, consisting of London's finest session and jazz musicians. Weather you want swinging tunes to dance to or beautiful background music, we'll deliver to the highest standard. Augment your event with music from the golden jazz era. From Frank Sinatra, to ...
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      Fee from £750
    • Jazz Retrospective

      Band act for hire
      Jazz Retrospective perform classic Jazz standards from Swing, Latin, Jazz Waltz & beyond with a focus on warm tones and hypnotising melodies that makes them the perfect background accompaniment to events both large and small. Featuring a selection of top UK Jazz musicians this accomplished band ...
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      Fee from £999
    • Dust Me Down Blues Band

      Band act for hire
      Dust Me Down Blues Band is based in London and is composed of professional musicians, well-known in London's blues scene. Ray Wallen is an experienced singer and harp player; he played in several music bands such as Doctor Blue blues band, The Chameleons etc.. Davide Mazzantini is a tasteful ...
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      Fee from £400
    • Benoit Viellefon and his trio

      Trio act for hire
      By popular demand, Benoit Viellefon is proud to present his new Trio. This truly international new outfit is comprised of Benoit with his signature French tinted vocals, playing a 1940's archtop guitar, the USA's finest stride pianist Andrew Oliver, and the fantastic Australian import Gregory ...
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      Fee from £400
    • Dust Me Down Blues Band

      Band act for hire
      Dust Me Down Blues Band is based in London and is composed of professional musicians, well-known in London's blues scene. Ray Wallen is an experienced singer and harp player; he played in several music bands such as Doctor Blue blues band, The Chameleons etc.. Davide Mazzantini is a tasteful ...
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      Fee from £400
    • Kal's Kats

      Band act for hire
      A vibrant 9 piece vintage swing band with excellent stage presence and lighting to create a real wow factor - playing from the 20's Charleston era right through to the swing era and beyond. We actively engage the audience in dance tuition. (if appropriate) Perfect for swing dances, Great ...
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      Fee from £800
    • Cafe Manouche

      Band act for hire
      Formed by three brothers, Cafe Manouche are a young and exciting vintage style Gypsy Jazz & Swing band, playing the old fashioned way in style. With Vintage style female vocals, swinging guitars, hot double bass and melodic accordion/piano (when available) Playing music from 1910 - 1950s ...
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      Fee from £800
    • Dat Swing Thing

      Band act for hire
      Dat Swing Thing are a London based modern jazz act made up of 4 excellent musicians. They offer a line-up of double bass, drums, electric guitar and female vocals and can tailor sets to suit your needs. They are versatile enough to be able to play chilled out background music or upbeat music to ...
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      Fee from £1000
    • Benoit Viellefon Hot Club

      Band act for hire
      Inspired by the swinging music that emerged from the infamous Parisian Cafes and nightclubs of the 1930s and 1940s. A unique ensemble that celebrates the popular songs played by artists like Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli, Louis Armstrong, and Sidney Bechet. With all the romanticism and ...
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      Fee from £2000

    HEADLINER'S JAZZ, BLUES, BIG BANDS & SWING ACTS

    One thing you can count on is the movement of time, days, months, and years. You can also count on the occurrence of special occasions, events, parties, celebrations, and ceremonies along the way.

    Just think, there are milestones to celebrate such as a 21st birthday, a 50th wedding anniversary, the day one actually gets married, and/or the day one graduates university. Aside from milestones, there are holiday parties, feel-good backyard gatherings, professional engagements and corporate events (i.e. festivals, fundraisers, fairs), fancy galas, family reunions, intimate dinners, and more.

    All of these instances have one thing in common – inviting and booking live entertainment and performers enhance them all. Hiring local Jazz, Blues, Big Bands & Swing acts not only boosts attendance or increase donations at fundraisers, they also keep guests entertained.

    We've all attended uninspiring, boring events, at least once or twice in our lives. And, we've all likely said to ourselves, "It was a cool event, but the only thing missing was some type of entertainment."

    While having fun is the easy part, trying to hire a Jazz, Blues, Big Band & Swing act has been a stressful and difficult process for some time. From having the time to research acts and sending emails to negotiating terms and prices, securing live entertainment was once an overwhelming task.

    That was until Headliner.io was launched.

    With a vision to make booking live entertainment simpler and more accessible, Headliner was launched in June 2015. Essentially, Headliner is an online marketplace that connects world-class artists with event professionals and bookers looking to hire a Jazz, Blues, Big Band & Swing act.

    Being seasoned music industry professionals and understanding the plight of musicians, along with having experienced the challenging consumer side of trying to book wedding Jazz, Blues, Big Bands & Swing acts for their special day, the founders incorporated two major components to benefit both sides:

    1. An in-house team that conducts a stringent and continuous vetting and review process to ensure quality musicians and performers.
    2. Permitting musicians to manage their own bookings, from start to finish, allowing them to earn a sustainable living doing what they do best, as well as control their own careers.

    Gone are the days of sifting through pages of search results, missed phone calls, delayed emails, and bad contracts. Simply put, Headliner has eased the task of hiring Jazz, Blues, Big Bands & Swing acts for parties, special events, ceremonies, or other occasions requiring live entertainment.

    Headliner's streamlined process for finding a Jazz, Blues, Big Band & Swing act for hire, to them actually showing up to your event, starts with a simple artist search.

    Bookers can either search the 'Artists of the week', which is presented on the search page or use the 'Refine Your Search' feature to find and narrow down an exact match by using the following search criteria: event location, event date, price range, act name, performance type, genres, and event types.

    For those who take to Google to search "how to hire a Jazz, Blues, Big Band & Swing act near me" or "Jazz, Blues, Big Bands & Swing acts near me", need to search no further. Searching on Headliner, anyone can zero-in on specific locations to find the acts they are looking for.

    Throughout the searching process, bookers have the ability to click on any musician profile to acquire more information. From bios, videos of them in action, and their preferred event types to learning their specializations, listening to their music, and viewing their availability calendar. It's never been easier to hire a Jazz, Blues, Big Band & Swing act.

    Bookers can also use the ‘Wish List' feature to curate a collection of their favorite Headliner acts. Whether used to organize choices to make a final decision or to simply revisit profiles, creating a list of potential acts will definitely come in handy.

    All carefully vetted, musicians can be messaged directly through the platform, with details of your event. A free no-obligation quote can be requested as well (no booking fees); responses are typically received within 48 hours.

    Once a decision has been made to book a Jazz, Blues, Big Band & Swing act, the act can be confirmed by paying the requested deposit through a safe and secure booking system. As an added bonus, all payments are held in an escrow account, only to be released to the musician 48 hours after the event. This is to ensure 100% satisfaction.

    In addition, Headliner invites all frequent bookers to sign up for the Reward Scheme program. Refer friends, family, or colleagues to Headliner and receive cash back and/or vouchers when they make their first booking.

    Lastly, Headliner offers an exclusive concierge service, "H", which is a premium specialist service connecting agencies, brands, and event planners directly to global talent.

    With a mixture of backgrounds in events, music journalism and performance, design, marketing, web development, and tech, the Headliner team prides itself on being the go-to online platform to find and hire the best in live entertainment – that's simple, affordable, and reliable, no matter the type of event.

    All in all, Headliner.io is the answer for all of your live entertainment booking needs.

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