Live Jazz Bands For Hire in San Diego

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Planning an event in San Diego and want to add some musical flair? LIV offers a wide selection of jazz bands to suit your needs. From sultry female vocalists to full ensembles with diverse instrumentation, we have the perfect jazz performers to set the mood for any occasion. Elevate your wedding, private gathering, or corporate event with the timeless sounds of jazz.

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Choose from 4 Stellar San Diego Jazz Ensembles

Vintage Band

LIV Vintage Band: the perfect choice for discerning hosts in San Diego. Their jazzy interpretations of pop favorites bring a sophisticated atmosphere to private parties and corporate events. Offering flexibility in their lineup, including additional vocalists and instrumentalists, LIV Vintage Band ensures a customized and elegant musical backdrop for any occasion.


Infuse your San Diego event with the vibrant sounds of this adaptable jazz trio. Mastering styles from swing to salsa, classics to smooth jazz, and even crowd-pleasing dance numbers, they offer something for everyone. Their 2013 Martha Stewart Weddings recommendation affirms their suitability for prestigious occasions.


Mood’s jazz ensemble brings vibrant energy to intimate San Diego venues. Ideal for weddings, private parties, and corporate events, they strike the perfect balance between engaging and unobtrusive. Their extensive repertoire covers swing classics, Latin rhythms, salsa, smooth jazz, and favorite Sinatra tunes.


Derrick E. stands out in the smooth jazz genre as a remarkable solo saxophonist. His performances, characterized by versatility and a unique percussive yet soulful sound, never fail to surprise and delight audiences. With a career spanning from The O’Jays to film soundtracks and various artist collaborations, Derrick’s musical journey is as diverse as his talent.

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Types of Jazz Bands For Hire in San Diego

From compact trios to grand 12-piece ensembles, San Diego’s jazz scene has it all. Many bands adjust their size and setup to match your event’s requirements. Skilled musicians can transform any occasion, big or small. Discover the diverse world of jazz sub-genres to find the ideal sound for your celebration.

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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.

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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 San Diego

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 San Diego 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 groups offer size flexibility, from compact trios to expansive 20-piece orchestras. Choose based on your desired event tone. Intimate trios or quartets suit cozy gatherings, while 15-20 piece big bands energize large parties or ceremonies. Most jazz collectives can adjust their lineup to accommodate your budget and specific needs.

San Diego Jazz Bands For Hire
Jazz Bands For Hire in San Diego

Can I Request Specific Songs?

Of course you can! Jazz groups often have broad musical repertoires. First, look through their song list for your desired tracks. If some are missing, inform the band ahead of time. They’ll usually learn new pieces to satisfy your musical requests.

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.