One Jump Ahead

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Price from: £900
The minimum price of £900 given above is for the normal 7-piece format in the Greater London area. PRICES ARE USUALLY HIGHER WHEN.... - the event is outside the Greater London area. The further we have to travel, the higher the cost. - the event takes place at a weekend or during other periods of high demand (the week before Christmas, New Year's Eve, etc) - we are required to be set up some hours ahead of when we are to play. (It can be arranged but will cost a little more). - we are required to play for over 2.5 hours in total. (Up to 3 sets of 45 minutes each or 2 sets of 60 minutes each is usual). PRICES MAY BE LOWER WHEN.... - you are providing or arranging for the provision of a PA system (and engineer) for us. - you are booking us for a SERIES of events rather than a one-off engagement. - the event takes place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday within the Greater London area. - you want us to play with a reduced line-up. We can play (and have played) as a sextet, quintet, quartet, trio and duo but naturally the charcater of the band changes a little with each reduction. We recommend that you book the full 7-piece whenever possible for maximum impact and variety but the music is still excellent however many of us play. For prices of smaller line-ups please ask for a quote. WE ARE ALWAYS HAPPY TO DISCUSS YOUR REQUIREMENTS AND NEGOTIATE ALL ASPECTS OF A POTENTIAL BOOKING.

One Jump Ahead stand out from the other Swing and Jive bands around. Here's why: Firstly, they've been playing for OVER 30 YEARS now and a band doesn't last that long unless they deliver! Audiences invariably want to DANCE when they hear the way these guys (and gal) swing. Their huge repertoire includes the best of the "Great American Songbook", from 1940s & 50s jump/jive rhythm & blues to classic rock’n’roll songs, 1960s soul hits and Rat Pack material. A few carefully selected vintage pop classics, comic novelties and their own critically acclaimed compositions might get thrown into the gumbo too. They have wowed audiences from Islington to Israel, Clerkenwell to County Cork and from Docklands to Deutschland!

One Jump Ahead are led by KIT PACKHAM on VOCALS & SAXOPHONE, accompanied by PIANO, GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, TRUMPET and another SAXOPHONE. Several of the band also contribute backing vocals - and an excellent female singer can be added to the line-up on request. If you don't have...

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2 Reviews

Robin Paxton

25 Jun 2016

fantastic, great musicians and a great repertoire. Everybody loved them. They were also very nice people, the party was in the garden and we had to deal with intermittent rain but they just coped with everything with great good humour. They were really part of the party. We’d certainly engage them again and would strongly recommend them to anyone looking for their kind of music.


Darinka Bradley

27 Dec 2017

We organised for Kit and the band to play at my mother in laws surprise birthday party and couldn’t have been happier. Their sound is absolutely flawless and made the party so special. An amazing songbook appealing to all the guests, young and old. Fabulous band who made our event even more special. Thanks Kit and One Jump Ahead ! (10 / 10)


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    We have a huge repertoire covering Swing, Jive, the Great American Songbook, Rock’n’Roll, Rat Pack, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Vintage 30s, 40s, 50s & 60s Pop & Rock, Jazz, Latin and Comic Novelties. The l...

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