Sophisticated vocal-led jazz band performing beautiful jazz standards.

Beautiful jazz standards. Style and sophistication.

The Jazz Hours are a stylish and sophisticated jazz quintet – available to hire for wedding receptions, corporate events and celebrations throughout the UK and internationally. 

The band is fronted by incredible jazz vocalist Lydia Bell, and is led by tenor saxophonist Alex Western-King – who, when not leading this band, can be found directing jam sessions at the world-famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in Soho, London. 

It’s that after-hours, smoky jazz club feel which The Jazz Hour recreate – performing their own unique, beautiful original arrangements of the best jazz standards, giving your event unrivalled sophistication.

You can expect to hear songs such as ‘S Wonderful, Stardust, Too Close for Comfort and many more. 

When not performing with The Jazz Hours, the musicians can be found on stage with Down for the Count – one of the UK’s top vintage bands who regularly tour prestigious concert halls and jazz clubs.

The Jazz Hours are perfect for ambient entertainment during dinner or a drinks reception, and the musicians can adapt the set list making it lively or gentle depending on the mood of the event.

Tailored live music packages from Mike Paul-Smith Music

The Jazz Hours are part of Mike Paul-Smith Music, a group of 30 professional musicians who combine in a range of line-ups, creating different bands to suit various themes, styles and budgets.

We love building whole-day music packages – so you could have The Jazz Hours performing during dinner whilst The Vintage Strollers entertain your guests during the drinks reception and then party band Capital Sounds Showband get your guests dancing after dinner.

The possibilities are endless, and we’re always at the end of the phone to answer any questions you may have. Get in touch today to discuss your event – we can’t wait to hear from you

Trusted by:

  • You and your band were fantastic, not just brilliant at the music but also lovely, helpful and a total pleasure to work with. You were exceptional!

    Deborah Meaden (dragon's Den)
    Private Party, Somerset


  • Please pass on my thanks to the band for Sunday's performance. It was exactly the right tone for brunch and the guests really enjoyed having some music as they ate.

    Susannah Dale
    Wedding Planner

The Jazz Hours: Set List

The Jazz Hours have a huge set list of jazz standards – here is a selection. Get in touch if your favourite song isn’t here and we’ll try and include it in our performance.

Honeysuckle Rose
Tea for Two
A Night in Tunisia
It Could Happen to You
That Old Feeling
Just Friends
Night and Day
Lullaby of Birdland
Blue Skies
Everything I’ve Got Belongs To You
Can’t Get Out of This Mood
Social Call
I’m Old Fashioned
Cheek to Cheek
Why Don’t You Do Right
Day by Day
How High the Moon
I Could Write a Book
You Took Advantage of Me
It Don’t Mean a Thing (if it Ain’t Got That Swing)
With a Song in My Heart
I Can’t Get Started

Everything Happens To Me
Day In, Day Out
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
The Masquerade is Over
I’ll Be Seeing You
Bye Bye Blackbird
It’s a Lovely Day
After You’ve Gone
Ain’t Misbehavin’
All Of Me
I’m Beginning to See the Light
Almost Like Being in Love
Blue Skies
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
All The Things You Are
Jersey Bounce
Love Me Or Leave Me
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Embraceable You
Just One of Those Things
Exactly Like You
Where or When
On the Sunny Side of the Street

  • The music was perfect, the band sounded great, looked great and really made a fantastic atmosphere that fitted in perfectly with our big day.

    James & Alice
    Wedding Reception, Warwickshire

The Jazz Hours: Line Ups

The standard line-up is a Jazz Quintet, although larger and smaller line-ups may be available.

Female vocals, tenor saxophone, piano/guitar

Female vocals, tenor saxophone, piano/guitar, bass

Quintet (standard line-up)
Female vocals, tenor saxophone, piano/guitar, bass, drums

6 Piece
Female vocals, tenor saxophone, trumpet, piano/guitar, bass, drums

With all the line-ups, piano and guitar are interchangeable – please speak to us for more information or for a recommendation of which is more suitable for your event.

  • Your duo during dinner really added to the atmosphere and created a lovely backdrop for the dinner service. Then the full evening set was just fabulous, so many of our guests have commented on how the vocals and music were excellent.

    Colleen & Michael
    Wedding Reception, Warwickshire
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