Private party jazz band hire

Available to hire for any type of party

A jazz band to hire for a private party

Birthday parties, anniversaries, dinner, themed & more

The Cocktail Hour Jazz Band is available to hire for private parties. We set the scene and create the atmosphere.

Maybe you’re having a few friends round for dinner, maybe you’ve hired a tent in the garden, or perhaps you are organizing a large gathering in a chic hotel to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Our jazz band can add just the right finishing touch to create a really memorable event.

Repertoire & selection

A small selection of jazz songs we perform

We are a jazz band that play jazz standards and some jazz interpretations of some more modern songs.

We are definitely not a pop or covers band, so you won’t find us playing 70’s disco hits or something from the Top 40.

For private parties, most customers want good value for money, and if in a private house with space an issue, then a trio is a natural choice – either guitar, bass and drums or keyboard, bass and drums.

We can fit into small areas with a minimum of wires and amplification.

Jazz band pricing for private parties

Prices below are for hirings up to 2 hours in London or 20 miles from the M25. For 3 hour hirings please see prices for corporate or wedding hire.

With the exception of repeat contracts and corporate payments, the outstanding balance must be paid on the day of the hiring, before the end of the performance, in the form of cheque, cash or credit/debit card. Card payments are made in person via the Sumup App and card reader and carry a 2.75% surcharge.


  • Three piece band
  • Up to 3 hours
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  • 3 piece band + singer
  • Up to 3 hours
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Band with Singer
  • 4 piece band + singer
  • Up to 3 hours
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We work further afield and for longer bookings, but this will be reflected in increased fees in line with Musician Union rates for mileage and per hour rates. We use email as a contract and require a £250 deposit to secure our services. This can be done through bank transfer, Paypal or Cheque.

Cocktail Jazz Hour client testimonials

We were so impressed- it made such a difference to our party our friends are still talking about it!! - planning was made so easy, useful suggestions and so patient. When the band arrived they were so amazingly smart - very professional- what impact!! That's all before they started playing- the music was amazing- everyone wanted to sit and listen all night- Strongly recommend this band.

Wedding jazz

Melissa Moore, Walton-On-Thames, private function 2016
I hired The Cocktail Hour Jazz Band for our School Fundraiser Summer Ball at St George’s Hill Lawn Tennis Club in Weybridge, as I was looking for something very slick and professional to match the exclusive venue. They didn’t disappoint. They turned up on time and set up their equipment without any fuss, they were courteous and friendly. We had a strict itinerary of drinks, speeches, dinner and auctions and they stopped and stared at all the right times, liaising with me if they had any questions.

School reunion jazz

Kellie Scott, Cleves Summer Ball, Weybridge, 2016
We have had so many compliments on your great playing and choice of music. It could not have been any better! You really helped to create a warm and rich vibe. We could not be happier with the outcome! Thanks again and please pass a big thank you to all the guys.

Party jazz

Damian Wisniewski, Surrey, 2017
The Cocktail Hour jazz band are superb. They were perfectly suited for my intimate party at home. I would recommend them to anyone.

Party jazz

Amanda Skillington, private party, London, 2016

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