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The Jumping Jive Five

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The Jumping Jive Five

The Jumping Jive Five are the all singing, all swinging heart of the party, getting everyone on the dance floor to Lindy hop, Jive and boogie the night away.

With stunning three-part harmonies, scorching horns lines and a rip-roaring rhythm section, The Jumping Jive Five not only hark back to the Golden Age of Swing with music from the likes of Benny Goodman, Louis Prima and Louis Jordan (to name but a few) but also manage to modernise their repertoire playing the occasional top 10 in a vintage swing style.

Featuring the finest musicianship from some of the country's best young jazz musicians, The Jumping Jive Five are a sure fire hit with everyone from those pesky kids of today, to the good old fashioned old timers!

Definitely a force to be reckoned with the The Jumping Jive Five members have collectively played for and supported such artists as Gary Moore, Taio Cruz, Pendulum, damage and The Streets, played prolific venues such as the 02 arena and Ronnie Scott's, worked in the studio for labels such as Warner brothers and Mercury Records and performed as session musicians on TV shows including the X-factor.

With their professional attitude and vast experience The Jumping Jive Five will not disappoint and have a big swinging future ahead of them.

Act Information


Guitar / Vocalist.
Trumpet / Vocalist.
Saxophone (tenor/alto) / Vocalist.
Double Bass.

Extra Line-up(s)

Lounge jazz/ early dinner set,
DJ set,
extra musicians (clarinet, piano, trombone)
european championship swing, jive and Lindy hop dancers,
Burlesque dancer.

Also included

PA and lighting (recommended 200 guests max) Large rigs and lighting available to order.


South East based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands, Wales.

Previous Clients

Fontwell Park Race course
Crown Paints
White Mink
Hamilton Brooke (Guernsey)
Dubai Palm Hotels
Peter Brett Associates (leading development and infrastructure consultancy)
The insurance institute of London
Worcester Warriors (Six ways Stadium)
Plumpton College
direct line group
Stanmer House, various weddings and corporate events (themed evenings), Sussex swing dancers, The Mesmerist, Casa Blancas Jazz Club.


Booking The Jumping Jive Five for our event took our evening from good to great. Our attendees absolutely loved the entertainment and the guys in the band were a joy to work with. I would highly recommend The Jumping Jive Five to any event organiser looking for top class entertainment from a very fun and very talented band. Rich Crosby CCK

“literally had the time of my life and that is hugely influenced by you guys putting on such a great show. Every single person has been raving about how good it was and I don't think I've ever seen /will ever see a first dance as mad as that one! The whole place was jumping from start to finish. Huge amounts of fun that got everybody in the place swinging!! “ Stuart and Martha wedding client.

“Thank you so much for performing at our wedding.
You were so helpful during the booking process and such a breeze to work with (always important during manic wedding preparations!)
You all looked so very dapper, set the scene perfectly and every song you played was met by cheers from our guests.
The dance floor was filled from the word go and the way you interacted with the guests was just super and such a personable touch.
We have had so many wonderful comments from friends and family, who marvelled at your incredible musicianship. We cannot thank you enough.
Matt and Victoria xx”


A youthful and fun take on the swing/jive genre.
Classic songs from 1920's through to 1940/50's even some top 10 hits with a vintage swing.
Three-part vocal harmony with all the singers doubling up as instrumentalists,



I Got Rhythm George Gershwin
Bye Bye Blackbird Ray Henderson
Mack The Knife Bertolt Brecht
The Preacher (Jazz Standard)
Sweet Georgia Brown
Minor Swing Django Reinhardt
Oh When The Saints Go Marching In
Take The A Train Duke Ellington
Bei Mir Bis Du Schoen The Andrews Sisters
It Don't Mean A Thing (If You Ain‘T Got That Swing) Louis Armstrong
Sing Sing Sing Louis Prima
Pennies From Heaven Loius Prima
Minnie The Moocher Cab Calloway
Birks Works Minor Blues
TÂ’aint What You Do Jimmy Lunceford
Jeepers Creepers Louis Armstrong
1940'S & 50Â’S
Oh Marie Louis Prima
Just A Gigolo/ AinÂ’t Got Nobody Medley Louis Prima
5 Guys Named Mo Louis Jordan
Hey Mambo/ Caravan Medley Rosemary Clooney
I WanÂ’na Be Like You / The Jungle Book (Louis Prima)
Hit The Road Jack Ray Charles
Oops Shoo Be Do Be Dizzy Gillespie
Ooh Bop ShÂ’ Bam Charlie Parker
Choo Choo Ch Boogie Louis Jordan
Pride And Joy
Mr Sandman The Chordettes
Is You Is Or Is You AinÂ’t My Baby Louis Jordan
Jack YouÂ’re Dead Louis Jordan
Tenor Madness Sonny Rollins
Oleo Sonny Rollins

Extra Costs

The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.

Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.

(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)

Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.

Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.

(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)