Jazz Cannons

Jazz Cannons
Location London
Starting from POA
1 reviews
Location London
Starting from POA
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The Jazz Cannons are a magnificent classic swing, soul and pop band led by the magnetic vocalist and saxophonist Jimmy Cannon.

Available to hire for all events large and small. Whether you’re looking to create a sophisticated ambience or want to see the dance floor explode - The Jazz Cannons will deliver.

*Amazing High Energy and Classic Jazz/ Swing Act -seeing is believing*

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The Jazz Cannons are a magnificent classic swing, jazz, soul and pop band led by the magnetic vocalist and saxophonist Jimmy Cannon.

The band is made up of some of the UK’s finest young musicians; Graduates from some of the country’s top music schools who have worked with the likes of Robbie Williams, The Commitments and Incognito, and performed in the smash hit ‘The Rat Pack - Live From Las Vegas’, as well performing at venues as diverse as Wembley Arena and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club!

Jimmy Cannon – Lead Vocals and Sax
As bandleader, Jimmy runs the show. It’s just as well then that he’s had so much experience. As a graduate of the Trinity College of Music in London Jimmy immediately started playing with the cream of London’s musicians including Dave Finnegan's "The Commitments", The Winston Rollins Big Band, The Pasadena Roof Orchestra and The Syd Lawrence Orchestra, in venues as diverse as Ronnie Scott’s and Wembley Arena. Jimmy’s extensive experience of the corporate and private market is exemplary. He performed for Richard Branson at the inaugural Virgin flight to Dubai and a number of his New Years Eve parties, Roger Taylor's 50th birthday party and numerous high end corporate events - for the likes of Vodafone, Marks & Spencer and Price Waterhouse Coopers to name but a few. With his own big band Jimmy has performed at venues and festivals in the UK, Europe and Bangladesh!

Jerome Davis – Double Bass
Jerome studied at the Trinity College of Music in London. His career started in the legendary US vocalist’s Salena Jones band where he toured extensively through Europe and the United Arab Emirates. Most recently Jerome toured with Sony recording artist Clare Teal and has appeared with ex-Emmerdale star turned crooner Richard Shelton.

Mark Allis – Drums
Possibly the most varied CV in the band, Mark has played with artists as diverse as Frank Sinatra to Harry Hill, Mel C to Shirley Bassey and Donny Osmond to Alice Cooper. Most recently he has beaten the drum with Clare Martin, Jamelia and Charlotte Church.

Simon Finch – Trumpet
We’d need another website just to list who Simon has played with. Jools Holland, Jamie Cullum, Katie Melua and Eric Clapton to name just a few. You may have seen him on TV in shows such as Top of the Pops, The X Factor, Later with Jools and TFI Friday... remember that! If that’s not enough he also performs on the current National Lottery jingle.

Sean Hargreaves – Piano
Sean studied in New York and at the prestigious Berkley College of Music. Most recently Sean could be seen playing with the marvellous Michael Buble, the gorgeous Natalie Imbruglia, the wonderful Alison Moyet and the very cool US3. He is a regular on the UK jazz scene where he has accompanied the likes of Jim Mullen, Roger Beaujolais and Harry Beckett. As The Observer recently noted, “Along with a remarkable technique and delicate touch, Hargreaves has a flair for unusual rhythmic settings”.

Matt Hope – Sax
Currently in his second year as a regular in the smash Hit West End production of “The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas”. Matt studied at the Trinity College of Music in London under the tutorship of Bobby Lamb of the legendry Woody Herman big band. Prior to his time in the West End, Matt immersed himself in the London jazz scene and could be seen on a regular basis at all the great venues including Ronnie Scott’s, the 606 Club and The Vortex.

Mike Innes – Trombone
Mike played in none other than Roy Castle’s band in the mid ‘90s. Incredibly he’s played on over 50 albums for the likes of Shirley Bassey, Jools Holland, The Pet Shop Boys and Gary Barlow. You’ve also probably heard him on countless TV jingles.

5 piece - Vocals/ Sax, Piano, Drums, Double Bass, Sax
7 piece - Plus, Trombone and Trumpet
A 17 piece Big Band may also be arranged

Jazz Standards

  • A Foggy Day
  • All Of Me
  • Alone Together
  • Beyond The Sea
  • Blue Moon
  • East Of The Sun
  • I’m Going To Sit Right Down And Right
  • Myself A Letter
  • Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby
  • Just One Of Those Things
  • L.O.V.E (Nat King Cole Version)
  • Let There Be Love
  • Let’s Face The Music And Dance
  • My Romance
  • Old Devil Moon
  • On The Street Where You Live
  • Recipe For Love
  • The More I See You
  • The Nearness Of You


  • American Patrol
  • Chatanooga Choo Choo
  • I Wanna Be Like You
  • In The Mood
  • It Don’t Mean A Thing
  • Little Brown Jug
  • Pennsylvania 65000
  • String Of Pearls 
  • Sunny Side Of The Street
  • Take The A Train
  • Tuxedo Junction

Rat Pack

  • Chicago (Instr.)
  • Come Fly With Me
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin
  • It Had To Be You
  • Lady Is A Tramp
  • My Way
  • New York
  • Strangers In The Night (Instr)
  • Sway
  • Swinging Down The Lane
  • Volare (Instr)

Pop/ Soul/ Rock & Roll

  • ABC Easy As 123
  • Blue Suede Shoes
  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
  • Dock Of The Bay
  • Fever
  • How Sweet It Is
  • I Feel Good
  • It’s Not Unusual
  • Just The Two Of Us
  • Let’s Stay Together 
  • Moondance
  • My Girl
  • Play That Funky Music
  • September
  • Sir Duke
  • Soul Man
  • Stand By Me
  • Stand By Me
  • Sunny
  • Superstition
  • You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
  • You Sexy Thing

Pop Ballads

  • Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
  • Have I Told You Lately
  • Nobody Does It Better
  • Stand By Me

Latin Section

  • Besame Mucho
  • Brazil La Bamba
  • Caravan
  • Sunshine Of My Life
  • Sway
  • Tequila
  • The Wedding Samba
, Wedding, London

We had the most magical wedding day and the Jazz Cannons were very much part of creating that magic. Thank you so much. We had so many comments from our friends and family about how fantastic the music was and how wonderful it was to not have a cheesy disco for a change. Everyone loved dancing to the band, whatever their age and our guests (not just us) didn’t want it to end. You are incredibly professional, talented and it was a pleasure to meet and work with you, not only on the night but also in the busy run up.

Past clients have included private weddings, award ceremonies, major film premieres, corporate product launches, festivals and jazz clubs.

Whether you’re looking for the sensational 7 piece with 3 piece horn section or the equally versatile 5 piece, The Jazz Cannons have the ingredients to make your event the one all your guests will be talking about.

When booking The Jazz Cannons you can expect everything from laid back jazz standards to cool Rat Pack style swing and dancefloor stomping jive. If the mood takes you, they have an extensive range of classic pop, soul and funk. For the more adventurous, why not request some Latin grooves? Whether you’re trying to create a sophisticated ambience or want to see the dance-floor explode, The Jazz Cannons will deliver.

The Jazz Cannons have played for clients all over the UK and Europe and are the perfect choice for wedding receptions, corporate functions and parties. The blazing horns and explosive rhythm section will leave you and your guests no option but to “Face the Music and Dance”.

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.

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