One Jump Ahead

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One Jump Ahead

'One Jump Ahead' 7-Piece Band Playing Jazzy, Swing & Rock'n'Roll

One Jump Ahead create a fantastic dynamic and vibrant atmosphere wherever they perform, it's a show not to be missed.
From: £1200 per event
One Jump Ahead

'One Jump Ahead' Playing Jazzy Rhythm, Blues, Swing & Rock'n'Roll

We have a huge repertoire and many years experience. If you want old-school musicianship, melodies - and manners! - you won't find anyone better!
From: £750 per event

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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 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 the space or the budget for a 7 or 8-piece band they can still play a highly entertaining set with a smaller line-up. However, we would suggest that you hire the largest line-up that the premises and your budget allow, since this gives the most dynamic and flexible results.

5 Reviews
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Simon Ringrose

May 20, 2023

60th Holtwhites…
All I can say is start to finish brilliant! Completely took weight out of organising. From yourselves to the group. Whole occasion just amazing “ one jump ahead” just flawless! Thank yourselves and the group for a wonderful evening! Our guests were all totally blown away by feed I got back from the occasion
Simon Ringrose

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Fergus Hanley

May 14, 2022

Fantastic experience with Kit and the band. Extremely professional from initial contact to set up before and a pleasure to deal with. They made my Mum’s 80th Birthday celebrations and they had everyone up dancing! Amazing band!

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Adrian Fisher

Oct. 16, 2021

Kit Packham was a pleasure to do business with. The band performance was rated as superb by me and all my guests.


Darinka Bradley

Dec. 27, 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)


Robin Paxton

June 25, 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.


Set List/Services

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 list below shows some of the most popular songs we play. We can e-mail a complete list of around 300 on request.

ROCK'N'ROLL, R&B, JUMP/JIVE, ETC: You Never Can Tell – Reet Petite – Choo Choo Ch’Boogie – Flip Flop & Fly – Route 66 – See You Later Alligator – Saturday Night Fish Fry – Jump Jive & Wail - The Chicken & the Hawk - No Particular Place to Go - Caldonia – Blueberry Hill - Jailhouse Rock – Shake, Rattle & Roll – My Babe – Blue Monday - Rock Around the Clock - Hi Heel Sneakers - Willie & the Hand Jive.
RAT PACK, SWING, SMOOTH JAZZ, ETC: Let There Be Love – Mack the Knife – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – New York, New York – Let’s Face the Music & Dance – Sway – Fly Me to the Moon – Makin’ Whoopee – Don’t Get Around Much Any More – Take the “A” Train – In the Mood – Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby? – Fever – My Baby Just Cares For Me – Come Fly With Me - I’ve Got You Under My Skin - That’s Amore
OTHER JAZZ & SIMILAR: Buona Sera – Brother Can You Spare a Dime? – Minnie the Moocher – I Wanna Be Like You – Worksong - Pennies From Heaven - I Can’t Give You Anything But Love - Honeysuckle Rose - Paper Moon - All of Me - They Can’t Take That Away From Me - Your Feets Too Big - Ain't Misbehavin'.
VINTAGE POP, ROCK & SOUL, ETC: Twistin’ the Night Away – Knock on Wood – Brown Eyed Girl - Stand By Me – Brown Sugar - Soul Limbo – Midnight Hour – Bad Bad LeRoy Brown – Honky Tonk Women – Mustang Sally – It’s Not Unusual - Try a Little Tenderness - Black Magic Woman - Need Your Love So Bad – Lets Stay Together - Moondance - Dancing in the Street.