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Philadelphia event planners, look no further for your musical entertainment! LIV presents an array of talented jazz bands to enhance your special day. Whether you prefer the smooth sounds of jazz standards or the energy of a full band with multiple instruments, we’ve got you covered. Our jazz performers are ideal for creating an unforgettable atmosphere at weddings, private parties, and business functions alike.

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Vintage Band

Elevate your Philadelphia event with the refined melodies of LIV Vintage Band. Perfectly suited for both intimate affairs and large corporate functions, their jazz-infused pop repertoire sets a sophisticated tone. The band’s adaptable size ensures a tailored performance, from cozy duos to full ensembles, making every occasion truly special.


For a Philadelphia function brimming with musical flair, choose this versatile jazz trio. Adept at swing, Latin, classics, salsa, smooth jazz, and popular dance numbers, they promise a dynamic performance. Endorsed by Martha Stewart Weddings in 2013 for high-profile events, they’re ideal for your sophisticated celebration.


Mood brings jazzy sophistication to Philadelphia’s event scene. This popular band excels in creating the perfect background for weddings, private gatherings, and corporate affairs. Their dynamic repertoire, featuring swing classics, Latin and salsa rhythms, smooth jazz, and Sinatra standards, ensures a memorable experience.


As a solo saxophonist, Derrick E. has become synonymous with excellence in the smooth jazz genre. His quick adaptability on stage and distinctive sound, blending percussive and soulful elements, ensure captivating shows. With a career spanning from The O’Jays to film soundtracks and artist collaborations, Derrick’s musical legacy continues to grow.

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Types of Jazz Bands For Hire in Philadelphia

Jazz in Philadelphia offers incredible variety, with ensembles ranging from trios to 12-piece bands. Flexible groups often adjust their size and equipment to suit your event. Whether it’s a small gathering or a major festival, professional musicians can elevate the atmosphere. Explore the rich tapestry of jazz sub-genres to complement your unique celebration.

Live Swing Jazz Bands For Hire in Philadelphia, PA

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.

Live Traditional Jazz Bands For Hire in Philadelphia

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 Philadelphia

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 Philadelphia

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 Philadelphia 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?

The diversity of jazz bands ranges from cozy trios to impressive 20-member orchestras. Your event’s desired ambiance should influence your selection. Consider small trios or quartets for intimate dinners, and opt for 15-20 piece big bands for larger celebrations or award events. Many jazz groups will tailor their size to fit your budget and requirements.

Philadelphia Jazz Bands For Hire
Jazz Bands For Hire in Philadelphia

Can I Request Specific Songs?

Of course you can! Jazz bands typically offer flexible song selections. Begin by consulting their existing list for your desired tracks. If some aren’t included, notify the band in advance. They’re usually happy to learn new songs for your special occasion.

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.