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Chicago Shakedown

Jazz Band based in London

Price from £1268

A jazz band who swing their way through the most beautiful melodies & raucous rags of the 1920s and 1930s. Covering all the greats, including Louis Armstrong & Billie Holiday, Chicago Shakedown will whisk your guests away to a greater era!

"London's best hot jazz ensemble" - visitlondon.com

"World-class" - BBC Radio

"All the energy and assurance of a bunch of Kansas City veterans" - The Sunday Times

5 stars - Chicago Shakedown are Highly Recommended 3 Customer Reviews

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  • Highly regarded and experienced jazz band performing classics from the 1920's and 1930's.
  • Previous performances include headlining the London Swing Festival, being featured at the Royal Albert Hall Late Night Jazz series and residencies at venues such as The Nightjar.
  • Smaller line-ups available at reduced rates for smaller spaces or tighter budgets!

Line up:

Default lineup: 5 members

5 Piece: Vocals/Trumpet, Piano, Guitar, Clarinet/Saxophone, Trombone.
Larger and Smaller line-ups available (please see booking options).

Highlights
* Highly regarded and critically acclaimed jazz band.
* Perform classics from the 1920s and 1930s.
* Smaller line-ups available (please see booking options).

"world-class"
- BBC Radio

"they know exactly how to bring the past to life"
- The Sunday Times

Chicago Shakedown are London's own master exponents of hot jazz, swingin' their way through the most beautiful melodies and raucous rags of the 1920s and 1930s.

They have headlined the London Swing Festival, featured as guest artists at the Royal Albert Hall Late Night Jazz series, and feature regularly on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3. Chicago Shakedown cover all finest repertoire of the master songwriters of the 1920s and 1930s, including Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael and George Gershwin. Delivered in a unique and powerful style reminiscent of the Louis Armstrong All Stars and the great Harlem stride piano player Thomas “Fats” Waller, this group is guaranteed to get your party into full swing.

Please note: PA for small to medium sized venues is provided free of charge. PA for large venues is not provided and provision would need to be made for this. Lighting is not provided by the band.

Choose any of the following booking options when you hire Chicago Shakedown from Alive Network

  • 7 Piece Band Add £480

    Vocals/Trumpet, Piano, Guitar, Clarinet/Saxophone, Trombone, Double Bass & Drums.

  • 6 Piece Band Add £240

    Vocals/Trumpet, Piano, Guitar, Clarinet/Saxophone, Trombone & Double Bass.

  • 4 Piece Band Deduct £240

    Vocals/Trumpet, Piano, Guitar & Clarinet/Saxophone

  • Trio Deduct £480

    Vocals/Trumpet, Piano & Guitar

  • Duo Deduct £720

    Vocals/Trumpet & Piano

Choose one of the following performance options when you hire Chicago Shakedown from Alive Network

  • 3 x 45mins Add £600
  • 2 x 45mins £0