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Burgundy Boater Band

Burgundy Boater Band are an experienced, professional, traditional jazz quartet providing music for any occasion. Their tunes, jazz, ballads and 1920’s pop songs have a beginning, middle and, end which most people like.

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Set List / Repertoire

Ace In The Hole
After You've Gone.
Ain't Misbehavin'
Ain't She Sweet
Alexander's Ragtime Band
Algiers Strut.
All Alone By The Telephone
All I Do Is Dream Of You
All Of Me
All The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
Am I Blue
Amazing Grace
Apex Blues
April Showers
At Sundown
At the Jazzband Ball.
Aura Lee
Ballin' The Jack
Bare Necessities (The)
Basin Street Blues
Battle Hymn Of The Republic
Beale St Blues.
Beer Barrel Polka.
Bei Mir Bist Du Shoen
Big Butter And Egg Man
Bill Bailey
Black Cat On A Fence
Blue Room
Blueberry Hill
Bourbon Street Parade
Brahms' Lullaby
Bring Me Sunshine
Bugle Boy March
Button Up Your Overcoat
Bye Bye Blackbird.
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
Canal Street Blues
Careless Love
Carry Me Back To Old Virginia.
Chimes Blues
China Boy
Chinatown. My Chinatown
Crazy Rhythm
Creole Love Call.
Curse Of An Aching Heart
Dans Les Rues D' Antibes
Darktown Strutters Ball.
Deed I Do
Delia Gone.
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans.
Doctor Jazz.
Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree
Down By The Riverside.
East Coast Trot
Embraceable You
Everybody Loves My Baby.
Exactly Like You
Fair And Square In Love
Fidgety Feet.
Floating Down The Old Green River.
For Me and My Girl.
Frankie and Johnnie
Georgia On My Mind.
Get Me To The Church On Time
Girl Of My Dreams
Hello Dolly.
High Society
Honeysuckle Rose
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
I Got Rhythm
I Love Paris In The Springtime
I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time
I'm Confessing That I Love You
I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
I'm Going To Sit Right Down And Write
I'm Sitting On Top Of The World
I've Found A New Baby
Ice Cream.
If I Had You
If you knew Susie
In The Mood
In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree.
Is It True What They Say About Dixie?
Isle Of Capri
It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got Swing
It Had To Be You
It's A Long Way To Tipperary
It's A Sin To Tell A Lie
It's Only A Paper Moon
Jazz Me Blues
Jeepers Creepers
Joe Avery's Piece
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Just A Little While To Stay
King Of The Swingers
Lady Be Good.
Lily Of The Valley
Little Brown Jug
Love Nest
Ma (He's Making Eyes At Me)
Mack the knife
Making Whoopee
Maryland, My Maryland
Memories Of You
Mood Indigo.
Muppet Theme
Muskrat Ramble
My Blue Heaven
My Memphis Baby
My Old Man Said Follow The Van
My Old Man's A Dustman
Nearness Of You (The )
Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
Nobody's Sweetheart Now
Oh Baby
Oh You Beautiful Doll
Old Rugged Cross
On Mother Kelly's Doorstep
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Over The Waves
Pack Up Your Troubles
Pennies From Heaven
Please Don't Talk About Me....
Pretty Baby
Roses Of Picardy
Royal Garden Blues
Running Wild
S Wonderful
Sentimental Journey
September In The Rain
Sheik Of Araby
Should I Reveal
Slow Boat To China
Some Of These Days
Somebody Stole My Girl
Someday You'll Be Sorry
Squeeze Me
St James Infirmary
St Louis Blues
St Phillip Street Breakdown
Stranger On The Shore
Strike Up The Band
Strutting With Some Barbeque
Sweet Georgia Brown
Sweet Sue
Sweethearts On Parade
Teddy Bear's Picnic
That's A Plenty
Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines
Tiger Rag
Till We Meet Again
Tin Roof Blues
Tishomingo Blues
Treasure Island
Tuxedo Junction
Up A Lazy River
Varsity Drag
Walk Right In
Walk Thro' The Streets Of The City
Walking With The King
Washington And Lee Swing
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
Wedding March
What A Wonderful World
When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful
When The Saints Go Marching In
When You And I Were Young Maggie
When You're Smiling
When Your Hair Has turned to Silver
While We Danced At The Mardi Gras
Whistling Rufus
Who's Sorry Now?
World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
Yes Sir Thats My Baby
You Are My Sunshine
You Took Advantage Of Me
You're Driving Me Crazy

Christmas Songs
Jingle Bells
Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer
Frosty the Snowman
O Tannenbaum
Santa Clause is Coming to Town
We Three Kings
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
The First Noel

45 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
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The perfect band for our party

5 stars - Burgundy Boater Band are Highly Recommended
booked Burgundy Boater Band for their event in Oxfordshire September 2023

“Martin and the band set the mood perfectly for a wonderful garden party on the hottest day of the year. Our guests loved the music which created a relaxed atmosphere. Many of our friends commented on how lovely the music was and the guys were happy to speak with guests to talk about the instruments and the music. We would definitely have them back on another occasion.”

Great band, lovely chaps

5 stars - Burgundy Boater Band are Highly Recommended
booked Burgundy Boater Band for their Wedding in Dorset September 2023

“The band were everything we wanted!! Communication in the less of to the big day was splendid. They also looked as fantastic as they sounded. Would highly recommend”

Fantastic! The band sounded brilliant!

5 stars - Burgundy Boater Band are Highly Recommended
booked Burgundy Boater Band for their Wedding in Berkshire August 2023

“The band sounded brilliant, were very clear in their communication- and were exactly what we had hoped for when booking them. Thank you.”


5 stars - Burgundy Boater Band are Highly Recommended
booked Burgundy Boater Band for their event in Hampshire July 2023

“the Burgundy Boater band were an excellent addition to our summer bbq event, just added a nice bit of extra atmosphere, even though the weather was awful!”

Perfect addition to any outdoor wedding

5 stars - Burgundy Boater Band are Highly Recommended
booked Burgundy Boater Band for their Wedding in Berkshire July 2023

“The Burgundy Boaters were an amazing addition to our wedding cocktail hour. They are very talented and everyone commented on how good they were. One guests has even asked where they can buy their CD. Communication was prompt and professional and they played all the songs we requested. Would highly recommend.”

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Price from £646 + travel from Hampshire

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Default lineup: 4 members

4 piece band: trumpet, clarinet/soprano saxophone, banjo, sousaphone/bass saxophone

Full Biography

*Burgundy Boater Band play Traditional New Orleans Jazz
*4 piece and were formed in 1999
*The Band has a repertoire of over 200 jazz & popular tunes mainly of 1900’s to 1940’s
*This band takes up little space and doesn’t need power or PA
*The band can easily play inside or outside and relocate as the weather dictates
*Burgundy Boater Band can lead a procession if required (either Wedding or Funeral)

Burgundy Boater Band are an experienced professional traditional jazz quartet providing live music for any occasion. They play tunes that have a beginning a middle and an end which most people like and are suitable for listening to at a concert or in the background or for dancing.

Burgundy Boater Band is a quartet (Trumpet Clarinet Banjo & Sousaphone) playing a mixture of well-known jazz blues & popular tunes of the early 20th century in the New Orleans jazz style that appeals to all ages.

The instruments are acoustic (not dependent on electricity) which makes this jazz band versatile as they can perform anywhere and easily relocate. They take up little space and play live music for any occasion as quietly or loudly as you wish. As well as their nineteen twenties style striped blazers they have evening dress tailcoats for the formal twenties white tie and tails theme.

They can lead processions of wedding guests from ceremony to reception and they have led funeral corteges.

Burgundy Boater Band has played at many venues inside outside concerts shows clubs parties openings, fetes, promotions, jazz festivals, dances, receptions, weddings, funerals, wakes, etc. These have taken place in hotels, village halls, in marquee's, stately homes (including Hampton Court), and on ships including HMS Victory.

Apart from performing at over two hundred weddings (and twenty five funerals) their clients have included Abbey Road Studios (EMI), B & Q, The Bank of Scotland, Chelsea Building Society, Churchill Retirement Living, Courages, Ericsson, Fortis Insurance, Glaxo Smith Kline, Infinium (Exxon), Lotus software, Ordnance Survey, Sainsbury's, Shooting Times, University of Surrey, University of Winchester

They are equally at home providing the music at a dinner dance or playing in the background at a reception or party. They have played to all size of audience from 750 people, at Wembley Conference Centre down, to 6 people in their front room.

A typical wedding day could include the band playing gentle background music to entertain the guests on arrival at the wedding or wedding reception while the photos are being taken, then moving to the dance floor to play music for dancing at whatever tempo the guests want. Sometimes they've led the procession of wedding guests from the ceremony to the wedding reception.

Trumpet,  Andy Chislett has played at many top venues guesting with various bands. He spent 8 years playing on NCL and P&O cruise ships and has performed on many recordings. He has been playing with Acoustic Jass since 2003.

Clarinet, Richard Cook started playing Jazz after leaving the Army in 1982. He ran his own band for ten years which included successful tours of France & Germany.  He joined Acoustic Jass at the beginning of 2011.

Banjo, Andy Whitaker is the latest addition to the band having played the guitar for many years he took up banjo to appear in a show and has played with the Burgundy Boater Band since October 2017. Andy also does some vocals. 

Sousaphone and leader of the band, Martin Jones learnt to play in a brass band, in 1995 he was invited to join three other musicians to form a quartet, due to them dropping out (for personal reasons) in 1998, Martin found himself with bookings and no band! so Burgundy Boater Band was formed. 

Please note: Burgundy Boater Band do not perform in Central London or at venues with no on-site or very nearby parking.

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