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Planning a special event in Houston? Let LIV provide the perfect soundtrack with our outstanding jazz bands. We offer a variety of options, from sultry vocalists to dynamic full bands, each bringing their unique flavor to the jazz genre. Elevate your wedding ceremony, enhance your corporate gathering, or add sophistication to your private event with the timeless charm of live jazz music.

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4 Top-Rated Houston Jazz Group Options

Vintage Band

LIV Vintage Band brings a dash of retro glamour to Houston’s event scene. Ideal for both personal and professional gatherings, their jazzy spin on popular tunes creates an atmosphere of understated elegance. With options to expand the lineup beyond their core configuration, LIV Vintage Band offers a customizable musical experience for your special day.


Bring unparalleled musical variety to your Houston event with this exceptional jazz trio. Offering everything from swing to salsa, smooth jazz to dance favorites, they cater to all tastes. Their 2013 recommendation by Martha Stewart Weddings for prestigious occasions speaks to their caliber.


Mood brings jazzy elegance to Houston’s intimate venues. Ideal for wedding ceremonies, receptions, private parties, and corporate events, this highly sought-after band provides lively yet unobtrusive entertainment. Their versatile setlist includes swing classics, Latin rhythms, salsa beats, smooth jazz, and Sinatra favorites.


Derrick E.’s mastery of the saxophone has made him a standout in the smooth jazz world. His percussive yet soulful approach, combined with on-stage versatility, creates memorable performances. With a rich musical history, including work with The O’Jays and contributions to film soundtracks, Derrick E. continues to captivate audiences with his unique sound.

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Types of Jazz Bands For Hire in Houston

In Houston, jazz bands come in all sizes, from compact trios to full-fledged 12-piece ensembles. Many groups customize their composition based on event specifics. Quality musicians make a significant impact, whether for intimate birthdays or major festivals. Explore the diverse world of jazz sub-genres to find your ideal sound.

Live Swing Jazz Bands For Hire in Houston, TX

Swing jazz bands

Think music from composers and jazz musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Glenn Miller. In the 1930s and 1940s, this genre became well-known.

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Traditional jazz bands

This genre, sometimes known as ragtime, Dixieland, or New Orleans jazz, arose in response to the triumph of swing in Chicago. The clarinet, trombone, trumpet, and even the banjo and tuba are used more frequently in this type of jazz than saxophones.

Live Jazz Standards Band For Hire in Houston

Jazz standard bands

The songs these bands play have become part of the jazz classics and constitute the foundation of any jazz musician’s training.

Live Post-Modern Jukebox Jazz Bands For Hire in Houston

Post-modern jukebox bands:

This is the newest of the jazz bands mentioned above; these groups recreate pop tunes in a variety of jazz forms.

Does a Jazz Band Suit My Houston Event?

Jazz bands are relatively versatile in that they can deliver background music or a featured performance whether hired for a wedding, cocktail hour, party, or corporate event.

Some jazz background music would be well-suited to black-tie events such as corporate functions or charity events. The perfect music to set the mood without overpowering the event.

On the other hand, and with the emergence of the post-modern jukebox, jazz bands are increasingly being used as headline acts for weddings and other special events.

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How Many Musicians Are in a Jazz Band?

Jazz bands come in various sizes, ranging from three-piece groups to full 20-member orchestras. Let your event’s tone dictate the ensemble size. Small trios or quartets create a perfect backdrop for dinners, while big 15-20 piece bands energize large parties or award events. Most jazz outfits will adapt their size to your specific needs and budget.

Houston Jazz Bands For Hire
Jazz Bands For Hire in Houston

Can I Request Specific Songs?

Certainly! Jazz bands are generally quite versatile. Begin by examining their existing song list for your favorites. For songs not included, give the band advance notice. They’re usually happy to learn new pieces to accommodate your preferences.

How Far in Advance Should You Book?

We suggest making a reservation as soon as possible, especially if you have any specific requests.
With that said, last-minute bookings are common and we can easily get you a jazz band on short notice if available.