If you are looking for a Dixieland Jazz Funeral band for hire for funerals in Hampshire then you've come to the right place.

This live band plays jazz funeral music at dixieland funerals.

This funeral band in Hampshire can play for any part of a funeral:-

  • Leading the Cortege from the house with jazz tunes.
  • Playing for the procession to arrive at church or crematorium.
  • Playing requested music during the funeral service.
  • Leading the coffin from the church to the grave.
  • Playing in the cemetery to lead the coffin to the grave.
  • Playing music by the grave.
  • Playing live music at the wake to help break the ice.
  • Playing music to celebrate the deceased life.

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Dixieland Jazz Funeral Band
Photo taken by Martin Bennett 5 June 2014

This band can play live music for funerals to either, celebrate the life of your loved one or, to mark their passing with the music they enjoyed.

In New Orleans the jazz bands (or brass bands) are led by a Parade Marshal and play dirges on the way to the committal. On the way back they play cheerful uptempo music.

For funerals in the UK, most people ask the jazz band for happy music going to the interment and the procession is usually led by the Funeral Director

The usual tunes played are :-

These may be played as a traditional funeral dirge or, as up tempo happy music.

Jazz band for funeral leading the coffin to the grave
Funeral procession courtesy of Mr J Baxter

If you want a special tune if it is not already in their repertoire, this band will learn it for you.

This jazz band has played at many Hampshire funerals and understand that most funerals happen at short notice.

Contact this Hampshire jazz band for funerals

If you're booking a Hampshire Jazz Funeral Band

Acoustic Jass are happy to deal with either family members or the funeral director. Their experience enables this jazz band to offer suggestions that makes their part of the funeral run smoothly, you don't get a rehursal.


A Jazz Funeral, the funeral music is "The Old Rugged Cross"

Many people have been inspired to have a jazz funeral after watching the James Bond film "Live and Let Die" where a funeral procession appears with the parade band playing the spiritual "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" as a dirge, there is a fatal stabbing and  they carried the body off to "Joe Avery's Piece" an up tempo parade tune.

Acoustic Jass has been asked to recreate this "but without the stabbing".

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Acoustic Jass leads the procession to the Cemetery in Portsmouth


Jazz Funeral the tune is "Lily of The Valley"
Courtesy of Mrs A Youé & John C Blanchard FCA

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jazz band for funeral cortege in Hampshire
New Orleans Jazz Funeral at Highcliffe
Photograph Courtesy Bournemouth Daily Echo.

Where this New Orleans Jazz Band has played at in Hampshire:-

  • Funeral, Aldershot Crematorium, Aldershot
  • Wake, Wykeham Club, Andover
  • Procession, St Thomas of Canterbury Church, Basingstoke
  • Funeral Service, Basingstoke Crematorium, Hampshire
  • Funeral, Burley Church, Church Lane, Burley,
  • Funeral Procession to St Boniface Church, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh
  • Funeral, St Mary's Church, Eastleigh
  • Funeral, Crofton Cemetry, Stubbington
  • Wake, Queens Club, Queens Road, Gosport
  • Funeral, Natural Burial Ground, Warblington, Havant
  • Funeral, The Oaks Havant Crematorium, Havant
  • Funeral Procession, Stanley Road to Church, Highcliff
  • Funeral procession, Pier to St Johns Church, Hythe
  • Funerals, Portchester Crematorium
  • Wake, Queens Hotel on Southsea
  • Funeral, Kingston Cemetry, Copnor, Portsmouth
  • Funeral procession and wake, from St Josephs Church to hall in Tangier Road, Copnor, Portsmouth
  • Funeral Procession, Elm Grove, Southsea, Hampshire
  • Casting Ashes and Wake, Red Lion, Totton, Southampton
  • Funeral Procession, Maybush, Southampton
  • Funeral, Eling Church, Eling, Southampton
  • Funeral, Wessex Vale Crematorium, Southampton
  • Funeral, Holy Saviour Church, Bitterne
    then West End Cemetry, Southampton
  • Funerals, Southampton Crematorium
  • Wake, Pirrie Park Bowling Club, Southampton
  • Wake, Netley Abbey, Southampton
  • Wake, BAT Sports club, Totton, Southampton
  • Wake, Southwick Village Hall, Southwick
  • Funeral, St Peters Church, Titchfield
  • Portchester Crematorium then wake at Waterlooville
  • Funeral Church of St Cross
    and Wake Sleepers Hill, Winchester
  • Wake, Abbotts Road, Winchester

Places this bands live music may be heard:-

Hampshire (Hants) Berkshire Dorset Oxfordshire Surrey West Sussex Wiltshire

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Martin Jones
18 Porteous Crescent
Chandlers Ford
Eastleigh
Hampshire
SO53 2DH
England UK

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