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The Jazz Swing Collective are the all singing, all swinging heart of the party, getting everyone on the dance floor to Lindy hop, Jive and boogie the night away. With stunning three part harmonies, scorching horns lines and a rip roaring rhythm section, The band hark back to the Golden Age of Swing with music from the likes of Benny Goodman, Louis Prima and Louis Jordan to name but a few. Featuring the finest musicianship from some of the countries best young jazz musicians, the Jazz Swing Collective are a sure fire hit with everyone from those pesky kids of today, to the good old fashioned old timers!

" Booking The Jazz Swing Collective for our event took our evening from good to great. Our attendees absolutely loved the entertainment and the guys in the band were a joy to work with. I would highly recommend The Jazz Swing Collective to any event organiser looking for top class entertainment from a very fun and very talented band "
Rich Crosby | London | 10 July 2015
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Set List/Repertoire

Should you proceed with your booking you will be able to select your favourite songs from the set list/repertoir to be played on the day of your event. This demo will show you how it works.

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1920’s

  • I've Got Rhythm // George Gershwin
  • Bye Bye Blackbird // Ray Henderson
  • Mack the knife // Bertolt brecht
  • The Preacher (Jazz Standard)
  • Sweet Georgia brown
  • Minor swing // Django Reinhardt
  • Oh When the Saints Go Marching In

1930’s

  • Take the A train // Duke Ellington
  • Bei Mir Bis du Schoen // the Andrews sisters
  • It Don't Mean a Thing (if you ain‘t got that swing) // Louis Armstrong
  • Sing, Sing, Sing // Louis Prima
  • Pennies from heaven // Loius Prima
  • Minnie the moocher // Cab Calloway
  • Birks works // Minor Blues
  • T’aint what you do // Jimmy Lunceford
  • Jeepers Creepers // Louis Armstrong
  • On the Sunny Side of the Street // Jimmy McHugh

1940s / 50’s

  • Oh Marie// Louis Prima
  • Just a Gigolo/ Ain’t got nobody medley// Louis Prima
  • 5 guys Named Mo// Louis Jordan
  • Hey Mambo/ Caravan medley// Rosemary Clooney
  • Hit the Road Jack// Ray Charles
  • Oops shoo be do be // Dizzy Gillespie
  • Ooh bop sh’ bam// Charlie Parker
  • Choo choo ch boogie// Louis Jordan
  • Pride and Joy
  • On the Sunny Side of the Street
  • Mr Sandman // The Chordettes
  • Is You is or is You Ain’t My Baby// Louis Jordan
  • Jack You’re Dead//Louis Jordan
  • Tenor Madness // Sonny Rollins
  • Oleo // Sonny Rollins
  • The Bare Necessities// The Jungle book
  • The Music Goes Round and Round// Louis Prima
  • I Wanna Be Lke You// The Jungle book
  • Hallelujah I Love Her So // Ray Charles
  • Alright Ok You Win
  • Supacalfragalistic

Modern party covers

  • Get Lucky // Daft punk
  • Locked out of Heaven // Bruno Mars
  • Worry // Jack Garret
  • All of me // John legend
  • Stay with me // Sam Smith
" Booking The Jazz Swing Collective for our event took our evening from good to great. Our attendees absolutely loved the entertainment and the guys in the band were a joy to work with. I would highly recommend The Jazz Swing Collective to any event organiser looking for top class entertainment from a very fun and very talented band "
Rich Crosby | London | 10 July 2015
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" The day was amazing and you guys really made it! It couldn't have been better. Everyone said the band were brilliant. My feet haven't recovered from all the dancing. I'll be recommending you to everyone and anyone. I've just been browsing photos and the conga was my highlight. So much fun. "
Gemma Avery | London | 13 June 2015
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" Literally had the time of my life and that is hugely influenced by you guys putting on such a great show. Every single person has been raving about how good it was and I don't think I've ever seen /will ever see a first dance as mad as that one! The whole place was jumping from start to finish. Huge amounts of fun that got everybody in the place swinging!! "
Stuart and Martha | The Tythe Barn | 15 May 2015
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" On behalf of our disabled veterans, their families and all the staff at The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home I wanted to say a huge thank you to you all for the incredible sets at our Open Day celebration. I'm thrilled to say we raised £6,000 on the day, and over £12,000 in total, with money still coming in! The support was astounding. With over a thousand people attending, the first hour saw queues around the block and I'm certain that your music travelling over the fence, played a huge part! Your performances were fantastic - above and beyond everything I could have imagined. You managed to get everyone in the party spirit and I can’t thank you enough. People were speaking about your brilliant performances all afternoon.. and ever since! The residents LOVED it, the fundraisers have been playing ‘Sing Sing Sing’ on repeat in the office our CEO’s main comment from the day was ‘Jazz swing collective' NEED to come back next year!’ "
Laura Woodley, Community Fundraiser, The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home | The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home | 13 July 2013
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" We hire The Jazz Swing Collective because we love to dance and so do our customers. "
Casablanca Jazz club | | 3 May 2013
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" Thank you so much Jazz Swing Collective for performing at our wedding. You were so helpful during the booking process and such a breeze to work with (always important during manic wedding preparations!) You all looked so very dapper, set the scene perfectly and every song you played was met by cheers from our guests. The dance floor was filled from the word go and the way you interacted with the guests was just super and such a personable touch. We have had so many wonderful comments from friends and family, who marvelled at your incredible musicianship. We cannot thank you enough. "
Matt and Victoria | | 17 April 2013
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" Old school moving to new cool. As versatile and entertaining as any vocal jazz group you may hear. The Jazz Swing Collective takes their original influences of some iconic masters and transforms them into their own unique flavour and unforgettable sound. "
review from drinkinbrighton.co.uk | | 11 March 2013
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" The Jazz Swing Collective are a swinging singing Jazz extravaganza. Hittin’ up some swing and old time classics they are sure to get you dancing with a night of fun raucaus jazz. "
Whats On Guide | | 7 March 2013
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" Great guys, brilliant music, that’s why we ask them back every week! "
The Mesmerist Bar | | 15 January 2013
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What's included

  • Standard Line Up:

    5 piece. drums, double bass, guitar, sax and trumpet (4 vocals!)
  • Performance Times:

    2 x 45 minute sets
  • Standard Arrival Time:

    5pm
  • Standard Finish Time:

    12am
  • Set Up Time:

    1h
  • Set Up Completion:

    7pm
  • Act dress Code:

    smart casual
  • Ideal Performance Area:

    yes
  • Power Requirements:

    Access to 2 separate 13amp sockets. They will not use more than 4000 Watts (4K) of power (including lighting)
  • Full PA system (included in quote):

    yes
  • Play Client's iPod playlist through acts's PA:

    yes
  • Public Liability Insurance:

    yes
  • Equipment PAT Tested:

    yes
  • Food/Drinks Required:

    5 x hot meals
  • PA/Mic for Use With Speeches:

    yes
  • One song request learnt free of charge.:

    Yes. Subject to song not being to obscure, suiting bands style/vocals, band being given enough notice
  • Extra sets/playing time:

    30 mins- £300 or 1 hour - £500

Extra booking options

  • DJ service (provided by act):

    Band to provide a Laptop package, able to take requests and can be provided with a request list of songs to cater for the event. Add £100 to your quote.
  • Lindy Hop dancers:

    £300 per couple. They can also help to teach the audience some simple dance moves. Please enquire for more information.
  • Burlesque dancer:

    £250

How we manage your booking

Booking an act with Gigz is just the begining. To make sure your event runs as smoothly as possible on the day;

  • We will send you a secure online booking form. This page can be saved on your computer and accessed and updated as often as you like.
  • Your event manager will be in touch via email and phone regularly througout the build up to your event.
  • We can arrange for your act to call you should want to discuss tings with them directly.
  • We will liasie with your event coordinator or venue manager to ensure that they are happy with all the logistics.
  • You will be given a contact mobile number for your Gigz event manager should you need to contact them on the day of your event.
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