A fun and quirky 6-piece Roaring 20s band comprising trumpet/vocals, trombone, clarinet, piano, bass and drums with some songs being sung through a megaphone for that authentic 1920s sound!
Dr Jazz is also available as a solo act, singing and playing trumpet to backing tracks. Prices for the solo act start from £350.
With an extensive repertoire of instantly recognisable favourites from the Roaring 20s through the Musicals of the 1930s and beyond, Dr Jazz entertains all ages with its infectious mix of timeless, ever-popular songs from Broadway and Hollywood. Serving up classics by the likes of George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin...with a generous order of Dixie on the side!
This Great Gatsby band can be presented in traditional waistcoats and dickie bows or full white tie evening dress. Dr Jazz is a very experienced and professional band offering a top class and hassle-free service.
This 1920s band is very versatile and can provide music indoors or outdoors for weddings, drinks receptions, garden parties, dinners, Great Gatsby balls, race meetings, corporate hospitality and charity events.
Dr Jazz takes very little time and space to set up for outdoor gigs and can also provide a full PA system and lights for larger events.
James & Sylvia's wedding• Aug. 19, 2017
"""Well, where can I start! From initially stumbling upon Dr Jazz and realising that there was something rather special about their approach and unique sound, to the very first email and phone calls to discuss our plans for the day, all the way through to our Wedding day itself - Dr Jazz and company were brilliant. Helpful, friendly, and wonderfully entertaining, we could not have asked for anything more. The set itself was fantastic - we were blown away with how much of an impact they made, not only in terms of everyone feeling the urge to get up to dance (which was a slight worry for us before the day!), but also with their spot on interaction with the guests, and overall management and ownership of the evening. We really knew we'd made the right decision as soon as the first note was played – talk about creating a spectacle!! In terms of a front man Matthew is absolutely superb, and his supporting crew of brilliantly talented musicians helped make our day one to remember for both us and our guests. Thank you all so very much for everything. We know what it's like trying to find the 'right band', ourselves having trawled through many hundreds of sample tracks from other people and groups, and the worries that come with it regarding whether people will like it, whether it'll be well received etc. The best advice I can honestly give is that if you are sitting there reading this review, and you have enjoyed the sample tracks you've listened to, then please don't hesitate to book these guys. You will not regret it, and you and your guests will certainly never forget it. They were nothing short of marvellous. Once again we wanted to say thank you very much for everything - we really had a fantastic time, as did everyone else in attendance, and it is all thanks to you and your crew. You certainly made the evening, if not the day for us, and we are so pleased and lucky to have been able to book you to play for us. You were nothing short of brilliant, and we can't stop talking or thinking about how amazing you were (and nor can anyone else!) It was so lovely to meet you all in person. All the best for the future, and please rest assured that we'll be singing your praises for the years to come!"""
Janet Foran• May 29, 2016
"""Doesn't time fly by! Two weeks today since we got married and you came along to keep us entertained. It was an amazing day and you and your band contributed immensely. From the moment I contacted you I knew we had made the right choice. Your communication and understanding was excellent. Our 1930s theme fit right in with the venue and your style of music. We received lots of comments from our guests about how lovely it was to sit on the lawn drinking Pimms listening to you play whilst we were off having photos taken. It was so relaxing and elegant. Like being on a film set, one guest said. I think what made it for me was when all the guests had gone inside to sit down for the meal and we were passing some hotel guests sitting on the terrace enjoying the sun. As I walked passed one gentleman starting clapping and commented how beautiful I looked and thanked me for providing such wonderful music that he had enjoyed listening to; a real unexpected pleasure. In fact the venue told me the following day that quite a few hotel guests had commented on the great music. The evening was astounding. In the DJ sets you provided between Dr Jazz's live sessions you managed to fit in all our guests' special songs. This made it a lot more personal. And thank you so much for rearranging one of your songs to fit in with the routine we had learned for our first dance. This just shows how versatile and amenable you are. We would like to thank you for coming and making our wedding day most enjoyable, not just for us but for our guests. I have already been recommending you and will continue to do so."""
Liz Rothera• June 13, 2015
"""Thank you so much for an amazing musical display; you and your Great Gatsby band were the icing on the cake! Everyone loved you and thought you were fantastic. Mark and I and the kids want to thank you all for the wonderful music and atmosphere you created on the night. The event would not have been the same without you. Just made the party start with a bang and we could not have been happier. I can't thank you enough and would highly recommend you. You were all brilliant."""
Gayle Wharton• May 17, 2014
"""Thank you all so much for your amazing performance on Saturday evening, which was everything I could have hoped for! Your music was brilliant, got everyone up dancing and I can’t tell you how many people told me afterwards 'how brilliant the 1920s band were’. As soon as you played your first song I knew we’d struck gold! It couldn’t have been more perfect given the whole Gatsby theme and everyone so dressed up, so thank you all so much. You may be interested to know that we raised an astonishing £7,000 on the night! With just 96 people in the room…amazing! Thanks again Matthew and I'll not hesitate to recommend you if anyone should ask me for a fabulous 20’s Jazz Band!"""
Services From Dr Jazz
6 Piece Roaring 20s/Great Gatsby Band - 2 hours over a 3.5 hour period
Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
Fabulous Roaring 20s/Great Gatsby band to get feet tapping and dancers flapping!
What are the highlights of your career?
Performing at any event where the guests are dressed in 20s/30s attire
What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
Very reasonably priced ensemble providing a professional, hassle-free service.
What kind of events do you usually serve?
1920s and 30s themed functions, corporate hospitality events, weddings, drinks receptions, dinner dances, race meetings, charity fundraisers.
Who are your previous clients?
Grainger plc, Leeds United FC, countless private clients.
How can event planners pay for your services?
20% deposit to confirm the booking. 80% balance due on the day of the event or before.
How long do you play for?
Typically 3x40 or 2x60 minute sets.
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
PA and lighting are included in all quotes.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
All equipment is Patt tested plus $5m public liability insurance.
How much space do you require?
15ft x 10ft (4.5m x 3m)
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
If it's achievable with our line-up of instruments, yes.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
Dr Jazz plays up to 120 minutes of music split into two or three sets over a maximum of 3.5 hours. The breaks are up to you.
The ‘Roaring’ 20s
Ain’t She Sweet
As Time Goes By
Button Up Your Overcoat
Bye Bye Blackbird
Don’t Bring Lulu
Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue
Happy Days Are Here Again
I Got Rhythm
It Don’t Mean A Thing
It Had To Be You
It Happened In Monterey
Keep Young And Beautiful
Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall In Love
My Blue Heaven
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Puttin' On The Ritz
Singin’ In The Rain
Spread A Little Happiness
Sweet Georgia Brown
That’s My Weakness Now
The Sheik Of Araby
What'll I Do?
When You’re Smiling
The ‘Musical’ 30s
All I Do Is Dream Of You
All Of Me
Cheek To Cheek
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
I Get A Kick Out Of You
I’m Gonna Lock My Heart
I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
I’m In The Mood For Love
I’m Putting All My Eggs In One Basket
Isn’t This A Lovely Day
It's Only A Paper Moon
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Let Yourself Go
Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off
Let’s Face The Music And Dance
Love Is Here To Stay
Love Is The Sweetest Thing
Lullaby Of Broadway
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Pennies From Heaven
The Lady Is A Tramp
The Sun Has Got His Hat On
The Very Thought Of You
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Top Hat, White Tie And Tails
A Spoonful Of Sugar
All The Way
Bring Me Sunshine
Cantina Band (Star Wars)
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Come Fly With Me
Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Fly Me To The Moon
Fools Rush In
I Wanna Be Like You
Jeeves & Wooster TV Theme
Midnight In Moscow
The Bare Necessities
Basin Street Blues
Battle Hymn Of The Republic
Down By The Riverside
Livery Stable Blues
Maryland, My Maryland
Royal Garden Blues
Shine On Harvest Moon
Sugar Foot Stomp
That’s A Plenty
The New Dixieland Parade
Twelfth Street Rag
When The Saints Go Marching In
Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey
Baby It’s Cold Outside
Frosty The Snowman
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
O Christmas Tree
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town