The Haynes Jazz Band offer the flexibility and adaptability to meet your needs, always remembering that it’s your event, but their job to help make it great.
They are able to perform anything from background instrumental jazz, to Rat Pack swing, pop and soul classics for dancing. Led by singer / saxophonist Guy Haynes the band's talented musicians have a wealth of experience and have played thousands of gigs all around the country.
The Haynes Jazz Band can provide a variety of line-ups (both instrumental and with vocals) ranging from a duo to a six-piece band and can help you select the line-up of musicians that best suits your requirements.
Their comprehensive jazz repertoire is based around popular numbers that people can recognise and enjoy, featuring tunes made famous by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Harry Connick Jr and Michael Buble.
Their pop and soul repertoire features classics by the likes of Van Morrison, Otis Redding, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder and James Brown - perfect for dancing (and singing along!)
PLEASE NOTE: Fees on the 'PRICES' tab are based on a quartet line-up. Smaller and larger line-ups are available and prices vary in accordance with this.
Rat Pack Swing
Mellow / Ballads
Pop and Soul
Plus, many more
Haynes Jazz offer the following line ups:
Duo - Sax & Piano (or Guitar) Ideal for relaxed background music and wedding ceremonies, or where space is limited.
Trio - Sax, Piano, Bass Their most popular instrumental line-up. Perfect for drinks receptions and dinners.
Quartet - Sax, Piano, Bass, Drums Produces that classic jazz sound. For livelier background, or full on instrumental entertainment.
Duo - Vocals / Sax & Piano Ideal for background vocals.
Trio - Vocals / Sax, Piano, Bass For when you want vocal entertainment but drums would be too much. Can stay in the background or be used for dancing at smaller functions.
Quartet - Vocals / Sax, Piano, Bass, Drums Their most popular vocals line-up. Great for evening entertainment, moving from Rat Pack and Swing into Pop and Soul to get people dancing.
Quintet - Vocals / Sax, Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar Add guitar to the quartet to get the pop and soul tunes really grooving.
Haynes Jazz can also add female vocals to any of their line-ups.
I’m happy to say that I was very pleased both with the agency’s service and the acts that you provided. You were very prompt in replying to my e-mails both with queries and sorting out the paperwork. With regards to the acts, Steve H was excellent, producing amusing caricatures very quickly and mingling easily with our guests. Haynes Jazz were absolutely brilliant and really made our evening, we were so pleased we booked them. My husband had been a little worried that a jazz band might have limited appeal for some of our guests but they had an excellent repertoire and played lively upbeat songs which really got everyone dancing. We were very impressed with the band and Guy in particular and would definitely book them again. Hope this helps!
We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.
What do you wear when you perform?
We wear black suits unless you have other requirements.
Do you provide background music when you are not playing?
We play jazz CDs through the PA system or an amplifier between our sets. Alternatively you can provide your own CDs or iPod for us to put on.
Do you provide all your own sound equipment?
Yes. All we need from you is a power supply.
Can you play outdoors?
We are happy to play outdoors where practical. Normally this would be for an instrumental duo or trio only. We must be under cover to protect musicians, instruments and electrical equipment from both rain and direct sunshine. We need access to a power supply (see below if power is not available).
Our venue cannot have amplified music - can you play acoustically?
We have played at several venues where they are not allowed to have “amplified music” and we have provided acoustic line-ups involving combinations of sax, acoustic guitar and double bass.
Can you learn our favourite song?
We are happy to learn your song, given enough advance notice.