Soho: Jazz are the UK’s foremost professional jazz music collective. This remarkable ensemble boasts total flexibility in sound, style, and line up with everything from classic speakeasy lounge jazz to cool, contemporary neo-soul. It’s the reason Soho: Jazz are among the most popular bookings for event planners across the country. They’re sure to absolute captivate the guest list at events of any size, style and budget.
Refined, contemporary style with a spritz of graceful glamour and glitz. A taste of genuine jazz music royalty.
Soho: Jazz is made up of the country’s very best jazz music specialists, with experience performing on some of the biggest stages in the world. You’re booking the absolute best.
Top Five Songs to Perform
A Foggy Day
My Funny Valentine
As standard, Soho: Jazz provide:
Stunning live professional jazz ensemble from solo performer to 10-piece band
2 hours of live music
Concert level live sound production and stage lighting
Bespoke pre-mixed playlist before and after live sets
Special request performed
PAT Tested equipment and Public Liability Insurance
A Foggy Day – Louis And Ella All The Way - Frank Sinatra Blue In Green - Miles Davis Confirmation - Charlie Parker Diga Diga Doo - Duke Ellington Maiden Voyage - Herbie Hancock My Funny Valentine - Ella Fitzgerald Nature Boy - Kurt Elling Night And Day - Cole Porter No Love Dying – Gregory Porter Ordinary People – John Legend Over The Rainbow - Harold Arlen Pennies In Heaven Satin Doll - Duke Ellington So What - Miles Davis Sway - Dean Martin Sweet Love – Anita Baker Take 5 - Dave Brubeck The Girl From Ipanema - Sinatra Water Under Bridges - Gregory Porter When You Wish Upon A Star You Make Me Feel So Young - Sinatra
I really want to have a great party with everyone on the dance floor - are you the right band for that? Absolutely! We have been performing at weddings and events for several years and have an infectious live show that guarantees an event that you and your guests will remember for years to come! Our repertoire features a mix of classic jazz, soul, as well as modern chart, so there's certainly something for everyone.
Do you take requests? We are happy to perform one special request for you - for weddings this is usually the first dance. You can also let us know your top 10 preferences from the repertoire, as well as send up to 30 requests for the disco - so you can be sure to hear all your favourites on the evening.
How long do you take to set-up? Up to 90 minutes. If you are organising a wedding or event where the evening reception is in the same room as your meal, we often arrive to set-up while the room is turned around - we can have background music playing within around 30 minutes of load in.
What time do you play? At a time to suit your event, standard prices are for 2 hours of live music, any time between 7pm and midnight.
How long do you play for? We perform 2 x 60-minute live sets (or 3 x 40 minutes) in the evening and also provide a pre-mixed disco (tailored to your tastes) before and after live sets, so your whole night of entertainment is covered in one booking.
Can you provide music for our drinks reception? Yes - we have a host of options, from soloists to trios, as well as larger line-ups.
Do you have your own PA and lighting? Yes – all included in the price. You won't have to hire any additional equipment in.
What is the website guide price based on? The published guide price is based on our trio line-up option performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in London. We charge travel costs for venues further than 30 miles, and if your venue is more than a 2 hours 30 mins drive home, we charge a bit extra so we can book accommodation. We're a VAT-registered act and will need to add 20% VAT to the total price. For an accurate quote please contact us with your event date and venue details.
Our venue has a noise limiter, can you work with that? Yes, we regularly work at venues with noise limiters. We are happy to contact the venue in advance of the event to make sure we have all the required information to enable us to plan accordingly.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment? Yes.
Will you perform our first dance? Yes, as long as we have four weeks' notice we will learn the first dance of your choice.
How much space do you require? We have played in some very small spaces, but ideally a minimum of around 3m x 5m.
How much power do you require? 4 x 13-amp sockets is fine for our system.
Do I need to provide food/drinks? Our standard rider is for hot meal and soft drinks for the band members and sound engineer, although if preferred we can offer a £15pp rider buyout.
Can we see you play live before booking? As a professional function band our bookings tend to be weddings and private events that unfortunately we are unable to invite guests to. Our videos are a very accurate insight into our look and sound, and we'd also encourage you to check out our testimonials page to see what previous clients have said about their experience with the band.