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Kaleidoscope Traditional Jazz Band

Kaleidoscope Traditional Jazz Band main photoTraditional Jazz Band dressed in whites, stripes and boaters, just perfect for a summer party or reception! Traditional Jazz reached its zenith in the 1920’s when ladies shortened their tresses and bobbed their hair. Also sometimes referred to as a Dixieland or New Orleans Jazz, this music is about spirited ensemble playing with an emphasis on Rags, Marches & Stomps. Typically, a ‘Trad’ Band will include acoustic instrumentation such as Clarinet, Banjo, Brass Bass, Trumpet, Trombone. Percussion & Piano can be included in larger groups.

The Kaleidoscope Traditional Jazz Trio, Quartet & Quintet have performed at many events around the Hampshire, Surrey, Dorset & Sussex counties during recent years and are often in demand to travel further afield! Regular venues include: HMS Warrior, Goodwood House, Chewton Glen, Henley Regatta, Spinnaker Tower, Royal Ascot and the Tower Of London.

Dixie Jazz Band, Hampshire Traditional Jazz Band, Surrey Kaleidoscope Traditional Jazz Band, Sussex

Example Set List

Bear Pit Scuffle Once In A While
I’ll See You In Cuba Mama’s Gone
1919 Rag Please Don’t Talk
The Charleston Gonna Meet My Sweetie
Smiles I Never Knew
Big House Blues Mississippi Mud
Sweet Substitute Squeeze Me
Miss Annabelle Lee Five Foot Two
The Charleston Tiger Rag

 

~ Testimonials ~

“Thank you so much for providing two great bands for our evening at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars last Friday. We have had nothing but positive feedback from guests and sponsors who attended the evening. Thank you again for your kind support during the evening.” Kaleidoscope Traditional Jazz Band & 1940’s Big Band at Rolls-Royce Motor Car Factory, Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex

“On behalf of all at Southampton Solent University, I’d like to thank the Traditional Jazz Band for your contribution to last night’s celebrations. The band were magnificent and played a key part in creating a party atmosphere for our celebrations. They were well received by all the staff and VIPs who attended the celebrations, with the rendition of ‘Oh when the saints go marching in’ whilst they lead 450 guests out of the University and into the park. This was just the icing on the cake we needed. I hope that we can call on you again in the future.” Kaleidoscope Traditional Jazz Band at Southampton Solent University, Southampton, Hampshire

“Terry and I would like to thank the Traditional Jazz Band for helping us to enjoy our wedding anniversary celebration river boat cruise. We’ve heard from many of our guests and all thought the idea of the Traditional Jazz Quartet was spot on for the occasion.” Kaleidoscope Traditional Jazz Quartet at Henley On Thames, Oxfordshire

“I am writing to tell you how delighted we were with the acoustic Traditional Jazz Quartet you provided for our party on HMS Warrior. They looked and sounded wonderful and absolutely made the party – especially as they were in competition with the atrocious weather! A number of our guests were to be seen hopping away and thoroughly appreciated it all. They were all lovely.” Kaleidoscope Traditional Jazz Quartet at HMS Warrior, Portsmouth, Hampshire

“I felt I must just drop you a quick note to thank you for your wonderful performance on Saturday at our daughter’s wedding reception at Manor Barn. Everyone said how excellent you the Traditional Jazz Trio were, and we shall certainly recommend you to our friends. Many thanks.” Kaleidoscope Traditional Jazz Trio at Manor Barn, Buriton, Petersfield, Hampshire

“Thank you so much for playing so beautifully at our wedding reception, we so enjoyed you and you created a wonderful atmosphere for our big day. We had a wonderful time and thank you for your part in it.” Kaleidoscope Traditional Jazz Band at Spread Eagle Hotel, Midhurst, West Sussex

“We just wanted to say thank you for contributing to our evening on board HMS Warrior. The Jazz Band you provided were punctual, smart, friendly and played just the right music! Please pass on thanks on my behalf. It all went very smoothly.” Kaleidoscope Traditional Jazz Band at HMS Warrior, Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth, Hampshire

“Thanks for the brilliant Jazz Band we had at our wedding reception. They looked and sounded brilliant and added to the relaxed atmosphere of our wedding. Many thanks.” Kaleidoscope Traditional Jazz Quartet at Windsor House Hotel, Worthing, West Sussex

“Just a little note to say thank you so much to Kaleidoscope Music and your Traditional Jazz Band for playing at our Jubilee village fete. Everyone has been chatting about it since and the musicians really added the sparkling touch to the event – they were simply wonderful and I could not have asked for better! Thank you for working so hard to make it happen, I am so grateful. Holli.” (Kaleidoscope Traditional Jazz Band, Andover, Hampshire)

“I am writing to say how pleased we were with the contribution made by the Kaleidoscope Jazz Quartet at our daughter’s wedding celebrations. We have had lots of compliments on the way in which their music contributed to the atmosphere of happiness and fun that characterised the reception. Our heartfelt thanks for a superb performance! With kind regards, Martin.” (Kaleidoscope Traditional Jazz Quartet at Langtry Manor Hotel, Bournemouth, Dorset)

“I just wanted to say that the Dixieland Jazz Band were absolutely brilliant at my 50th birthday party – just what we were after. Please pass on our thanks to the band members and I now need to find another excuse for a party so that we can use them again! Regards, Fiona.” (Dixieland Jazz Band at Goodwood Kennels, Chichester, West Sussex)

“Dear Kaleidoscope Jazz Traditional Jazz Trio, thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You were absolutely perfect and really made our drinks reception go with a swing. It was a real case of jazz on a summer’s day with Pimms and music! Thank you so much, Elaine & Ewan.” (Kaleidoscope Traditional Jazz Trio, Manor Barn, Buriton, Petersfield, Hampshire)

“Rebecca and I would like to thank the Dixie Jazz Quintet that played at our wedding reception on board HMS Warrior. The Quintet really impressed us with their music and everyone had a thoroughly marvellous time. We are grateful to the musicians who added a special note to a very special day. Warmest regards, Steve & Rebecca.” (Kaleidoscope Dixie Jazz Quintet on board HMS Warrior, The Hard, Portsmouth, Hampshire)

“Dear Kaleidoscope, please pass on my thanks and appreciation to the musicians who played at my event on Friday – they were lovely, I enjoyed talking to them and more importantly the music they played was superb. Everyone enjoyed listening to them and I was only sorry when the evening had to end! Will see them again next year! Regards, Maxine.” (Kaleidoscope Traditional Jazz Band on board HMS Warrior, Portsmouth, Hampshire)

“Just a little note to say thank you so much to Kaleidoscope Music and your Traditional Jazz Band for playing at our Jubilee village fete. Everyone has been chatting about it since and the musicians really added the sparkling touch to the event – they were simply wonderful and I could not have asked for better! Thank you for working so hard to make it happen, I am so grateful. Holli.” (Kaleidoscope Traditional Jazz Band, Andover, Hampshire)

“I am writing to say how pleased we were with the contribution made by the Kaleidoscope Jazz Quartet at our daughter’s wedding celebrations. We have had lots of compliments on the way in which their music contributed to the atmosphere of happiness and fun that characterised the reception. Our heartfelt thanks for a superb performance! With kind regards, Martin.” (Kaleidoscope Traditional Jazz Quartet at Langtry Manor Hotel, Bournemouth, Dorset)

“I just wanted to say that the Dixieland Jazz Band were absolutely brilliant at my 50th birthday party – just what we were after. Please pass on our thanks to the band members and I now need to find another excuse for a party so that we can use them again! Regards, Fiona.” (Dixieland Jazz Band at Goodwood Kennels, Chichester, West Sussex)

“Dear Kaleidoscope Traditional Jazz Trio, thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You were absolutely perfect and really made our drinks reception go with a swing. It was a real case of jazz on a summer’s day with Pimms and music! Thank you so much, Elaine & Ewan.” (Kaleidoscope Traditional Jazz Trio, Manor Barn, Buriton, Petersfield, Hampshire)

“Rebecca and I would like to thank the Dixie Jazz Quintet that played at our wedding reception on board HMS Warrior. The Quintet really impressed us with their music and everyone had a thoroughly marvellous time. We are grateful to the musicians who added a special note to a very special day. Warmest regards, Steve & Rebecca.” (Kaleidoscope Dixie Jazz Quintet on board HMS Warrior, The Hard, Portsmouth, Hampshire)

“Dear Kaleidoscope, please pass on my thanks and appreciation to the musicians who played at my event on Friday – they were lovely, I enjoyed talking to them and more importantly the music they played was superb. Everyone enjoyed listening to them and I was only sorry when the evening had to end! Will see them again next year! Regards, Maxine.” (Kaleidoscope Traditional Jazz Band on board HMS Warrior, Portsmouth, Hampshire)