For centuries all round the world people have been celebrating the act of marriage with musical interludes and accompaniment during the wedding ceremony and then again at the party afterwards. Live music gives a warm welcome to the guests at the drinks reception, and for dancing the evening away for a perfect wedding.
This live wedding band plays the vintage style of jazz that was popularized by the original Dixieland Jass Band with the first Jazz recordings in 1917. In the nineteen twenties, jazz musicians played for weddings, parties and social events in New Orleans, which is why this type of jazz is often called New Orleans Jazz.
The bride posing behind the wedding musicians while entertaining the guests during the photos in a woodland glade.
This style of music became popular again in the nineteen fifties during the "Trad Boom" with the musicians performing it as fun upbeat music for danceing or just for listening to. Now in the USA this style of jazz is called Dixieland jazz and in Great Britain it is known as traditional or "Trad" jazz
Like all jazz wedding bands they play a mixture of the classic jazz standards, ballads and popular tunes of the early twentieth century. These tunes are all played in a foot tapping danceable style, that would have been recognised by the earliest jazz musicians, and today people can still enjoy the best wedding music available.
One of the best wedding bands playing for the happy couples entrance.
The experienced professional musicians in this jazz quartet have a varied repertoire of tunes for weddings (with links to samples) from the ninteen hundreds up to the nineteen forties, songs like All of Me, Tuxedo Junction, Avalon, Honeysuckle Rose, Bye Bye Blackbird. Most of these were recorded at some time by Louis Armstrong, but then he recorded the best tunes of the era, however Acoustic Jass is not a Louis Armstrong tribute band.
As with all good party bands the tunes are recognisable with a beginning a middle
and an end melodies that appeal to all ages making it an ideal choice of music
for the reception.
When you are planning to book these wedding reception musicians please bear in mind that they can (given notice) play a special song for your big day or the ceremony, they will learn it for you, if it fits their style! Unusually for jazz bands they have some waltz's on their list, this all goes to help make that special day you are planning just that bit more special...
This four piece band in the courtyard at the Blue Keys Hotel in Southampton.
As a wedding idea you can book a live reception band for the wedding day to include playing gentle background music to create the right atmosphere to entertain the guests on arrival, then moving to the dance floor to play music for dancing at whatever tempo the wedding guests want. On occasion this band has led the wedding party from the ceremony to the reception.
Acoustic Jass has performed the processional music for the bride at Church, Civil and Humanist ceremonies, they've played music during the signing of the register and for the bride and groom to leave the wedding ceremony.
These experienced wedding entertainers have performed wedding music outside the church, at hotels, village halls, marquees, barns, schools, stately homes, farms, boats, railway stations, fields, woodland glades and a florists shop.
Places this bands live music may be heard:-
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