• "We wanted to thank you for all your hard work in the organisation of the event, and to thank the band from the bottom of our hearts for their amazing performance..."

    Nicole & Mathieu, Bride & Groom, Auch, France
  • "THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! The band were quite amazing on Saturday night, the vocalists incredible and the dance floor was packed from start to finish!"

    Caroline, Mother of the bride, Burkham (Hampshire)
  • "Let me just say a huge thank you for rocking our party! We had such a lot of fun!! Please can you pass on the message to all the musicians who played!"

    Nicole, Bride, London
  • "Please pass on our renewed thanks to the band. They were absolutely superb and made the evening. Seeing 100 people dancing to "Play that Funky Music White Boy" was something I shall remember with a smile..."

    Sarah, Bride, London
  • "I would like first and foremost to thank you for an absolutely amazing evening. The atmosphere was electric and the dance-floor full. Well done and thank you!!"

    Diana, mother-of-the-bride, London
  • "Once again many thanks for making it a fabulous evening, as you did for my other daughter last summer - well done! I am now un/fortunately fresh out of marriageable children..."

    Diana, mother-of-the-bride, London
  • "Wow!! and wow again!! The Swing Connection were fabulous! I didn't doubt that they would be but they exceeded all expectations. The choice of music was spot on and the singer was great..."

    Sue, Birthday, Fleet (Hampshire)
  • "Absolutely blown away by your fantastic performance and we would not hesitate to strongly recommend you in the future. The artists were amazingly talented, and great fun too!..."

    Vicky, Bride, Hook (Hampshire)
  • "Thank you once again for the huge part you played in ensuring that this years' Leukaemia Research Charity Ball was such a success. Once again the dance floor remained full all evening and we all had a fantastic time."

    Christine, Organiser, London

Urban Jazz Collective

The ultimate jazz/swing ensemble to provide literally ANY size or style of band for your event. Stylish, sophisticated, versatile and immensely talented. Scalable from a solo musician to a full swinging big band. Perfectly suited to provide background jazz for a wedding ceremony, drinks reception or meal.




Repertoire

The list below gives the most common choices of repertoire, but feel free to ask if you don't see your favourite tracks listed. We may be able to add them for you!

Sample Set
  • All Of Me
  • All The Things You Are
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Cantaloupe Island
  • I Got Rhythm
  • It Had To Be You
  • Lets Call The Whole Thing Off
  • Let There Be Love
  • Let's Fall In Love
  • Love For Sale
  • Mas Que Nada
  • Mercy Mercy Mercy
  • Moon River
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me
  • Old Devil Moon
  • So What
  • Stella By Starlight
  • Stomping At The Savoy
  • Summertime
  • The Days Of Wine And Roses
  • Watermelon Man

Performance Options

  • [1] - Solo piano, guitar or singer pianist
  • [2] - Piano + sax/trumpet/vocals, Guitar + vocals/piano/sax/bass
  • [3] - Piano/guitar & bass & drums, Sax/trumpet & piano & bass
  • [4] - Guitar/sax/trumpet/trombone + piano & bass & drums
  • [5] - 2 of guitar/sax/trumpet/trombone + piano & bass & drums
  • (Options available up to full 17-piece big band)

Biography

Jazz Band in London

Most jazz ensembles are simply one size and provide one style of music. The UJC is based around an outstanding group of professional London jazz musicians who are seasoned regulars on the jazz circuit. The musicians regularly perform in a variety of line-ups around the UK and Europe, and can be seen at some of the top UK jazz venues. They can personally tailor their formation to exactly fit with your requirements, and in the unlikely event that you can find a formation that they haven't played in, then they will put together a group specifically for your event! You could even have multiple groups at your event playing in separate locations if required. For example sax/piano duo for your drinks reception, piano/bass/drums trio during your meal and a full swing band, or even a big band, for the evening dance.

Function Jazz Quartet

The band’s lineup options and repertoire is almost limitless. Balllads, blues, latin, bebop, swing, 20s/30s/40s/50s, even soul and jazz funk - it's all in there somewhere. The band is happy to take requests for your event, thus giving you complete flexibility. You can even 'mix-and-match' musicians with Swing Connection to form a swinging Ratpack jazz band!

Alternative Live Music Options

If you are looking for something other than a jazz band/quartet for your wedding or function then maybe one of our other function bands would suit your event better. After all, most of our musicians perform with most of our bands so you can "mix and match" any of our bands with each other to create your own bespoke package. In addition to function party bands we also have a jazz/swing band, a vocal/guitar acoustic duo, a Strolling Dixieland trad jazz band, an 'a cappella' vocal group, a marching brass funk band, a classical string quartet/duo and even a selection of wedding DJs!