Italian Swing Band
The Italian Swing Band are an Anglo-Italian Jazz Band with a unique sound that brings to their audiences a taste of la dolce vita with their modern twist on; vintage, classic Italian songs, gypsy jazz, swing and jazz standards in Italian and English.
ITALIAN SWING BAND – PRIVATE PARTIES AND CORPORATE EVENTS
Whether you’re looking for classic Italian songs, gypsy jazz, swing or vintage, our Italian Swing Band will make a wonderful addition to wedding receptions, corporate events and private parties, creating a relaxed, sophisticated atmosphere for your guests to enjoy.
The Italian Swing Band formed in London in 2014 with singer, clarinettist, guitarist, double Bassist and drummer. The group has since expanded to include two exceptional new members both doubling on clarinet and saxophones.
The band continues to go from strength to strength. The incredible success of their unique spin on vintage Italian favourites like ‘Tu Vuo’ Fa L’Americano’, ‘Volare’, ‘Mambo Italiano’ and many more, has gained the band an international following around the globe.
The Band is regularly invited to perform at special events in Italy (Portofino, Pisa, Agrigento, Lake Garda, Gallipoli, Taormina, and Portovenere for a private party on board a superyacht to name a few). This year they also performed at international Jazz and World music festivals in Greece, Bulgaria and Ukraine and the Henley Jazz Festival in the UK.
HIRE OUR ITALIAN SWING BAND TODAY
All of our acts are available to hire across the UK and Europe. For events outside of London travel is charged at cost plus an overnight stay if required. Check out our Youtube and Instagram Channel for more videos and live performances.
To hire our Italian Swing Band for your wedding or event please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or our online booking form.
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Italian Pre ’60s
Baciami Piccina – Riccardo Morbelli and Luigi Astore
Bellezza in Bicicletta – G.D’Anzi – M.Marchesi
Chittara Romana – Eldo Di Lazzaro
Come Prima – Mario Lanza
Guaglione / The Man Who Plays the Mandolino – Renato Carosone
In Cerca di Te – Gian Carlo Testoni ed Eros Sciorilli
La gelosia non e’ piu’ di moda – Mario Consiglio
Luna Rossa – De Curtis, Antonio
Mambo Italiano – Bob Merrill
Mattinata/You’re breaking my heart – George Greely
Malafemmena – R, Murolo
Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu (Volare) – Domenico Modugno
O Marenariello/ I have but one heart – Al Martino
O’ Sarraccino – Renato Carosone
O Sole Mio – Eduardo di Capua
Papa loves Mambo – Al Hoffman
Parlami d’amore Mariu’ – Cesare Andrea Bixio
Pe’ Lungotevere – Romolo Balzani
Scapriciatello – Ferdinando Albano
Sotto e’ cielo di Roma/On an evening in Roma – Umberto Bertini
That’s Amore – Harry Warren
Tu Vuo’ Fa’ l’ Americano – Renato Carosone
Un Bacio a Mezzanotte – Kramer Gorni
’60s to present
Angelina/ C’e’ la luna – Louie Prima
Buonasera Signorina -Louis Prima
Caruso – Lucio Dalla
Che Cos’e’ l’amor – Vinicio Caposella
Con un Bacio Piccolissimo – Giovanni Ornati
Dimmi Quando Quando – Pino Daniele
E Se Domani – Mina
Estate – Bruno Martino
Grande, Grande, Grande – Mina
I Stivaletti Rossi – Vito Pallavicini
Il cielo in una stanza – Mina
Il Mondo – Jimmy Fontana
La Bambola – Patty Pravo
La Voglia e la Pazzia – Ornella Vanoni
Love in Portofino – Fred Buscaglione
Lui – Rita Pavone
Meglio Stasera/It had better be tonight – Henry Mancini
Meraviglioso – Domenico Modugno
Nessuno – Mina
O Marie – Louis Prima
Quando quando quando – Tony Renis
Renato, Renato Renato – Mina
Se Telefonando – Mina Anna Mazzini
Tintarella di luna – Franco Migliacci e Bruno De Filippi
Una Notte a Napoli – Pink Martini
Jazz and Swing Standards
All of Me – Toby Gad
Bei Mir Bist du Schein – Sholom Secunda
C’est Si Bon – Henri Betti
C’est Magnifique – Cole Porter
Cheek to cheek – Irving Berlin
Close Your Eyes – Bernice Petkere
Dark Eyes/Ochi Chornye – F. Hermann
Fly me to the moon – Bart Howard
I’ve Got the World on a String – Harold Arlen
L-O-V-E – Gabler / Kaempfert
Misty – Erroll Garner
My Baby Just Cares For Me – Walter Donaldson
My favourite things – Richard Rodgers
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (Chissa’) – Osvaldo Farrés
Puttin on the Ritz – Irving Berlin
Stepping out with my baby – Irving Berlin
Sway – Luis Demetrio and Pablo Beltran Ruiz
Swing, Swing, Swing – Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
Tea for Two – Vincent Youmans
The Charleston – James P Johnson
What a difference a day made – Stanley Adams
When I Get Low I Get High – Marion Sunshine
’60s to present
All About that Bass – Post Modern Jukebox Arrangement
Get Lucky – Daft Punk Post Modern Juke Box
Having a Party – Sam Cooke
Ho Hey! – The Lumineers
Moondance – Van Morrisson
Natural Woman – Carole King
Never Can Tell (C’est la vie) – Chuck Berry
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Say a Little Prayer – Burt Bacharach
Spooky – Shapiro and Harry Middlebrooks
Stuck in the Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
Take another little piece of my heart – Jerry Ragovoy
That Man – Caro Emerald
The Look of Love -Burt Bacharach
These Boots are Made for Walking – Nancy Sinatra
Upside Down – Paloma Faith Swing Arrangement
Blue Bossa – Kenny Dorham
Corcovado – Tom Jobim
Desafinado – Tom Jobim
Girl from Ipanema – Astrud Gilberto
How Insensative – Tom Jobim
So Nice / Summer Samba – Marcos Valle
One Note Samba – Tom Jobim
Tico Tico No Fuba – Zequinha de Abreu
Wave – Tom Jobim
We had the Italian Jazz Band onboard in Portovenere, Italy for a guests birthday party on 17th June 2017. It was there first time onboard a superyacht performing and they were seamless and incredibly professional. They were perfect for our Italian theme and Hetty’s voice was beautiful. The guests thoroughly enjoyed their performance with energy and great charisma. I cannot recommend them enough, they made an already great night unforgettable for our guests.
Shelley Butler, Chief Stewardess, Motor Yacht Kamino
I booked the Italian Swing Band for a surprise party, they were suggested by another musician & friend, he told me that they are the best. And he was right! 🙂 They are amazing, it was a great performance by all the band members, their Italian repertoire it’s great. They also prepared few songs for the guest of honor to sing. She had great fun! The feedback from all the guest was really positive. Will really recommend them! Thanks guys hope to work with you again.
Don Thushari Fashion Stylist & Events (Private Event) 10/10
I booked the Italian Swing Band for an Italian themed cocktail party for a pop-up shop launch in London. They were flexible with numbers and budget for me (I only needed a 3 piece, not the traditional 5 piece group). They also had to play outside and we’re very accommodating of that and brought their own speakers / soft music btw sets. So I didn’t need to worry about anything music related on the evening which was a real relief. And they were great. They really lifted and helped make the party a huge success and were truly perfect for our event. I had them sing only Italian themed songs, but they would be wonderful at any style of jazz performance. Easy to work to work with and incredibly professional – I highly recommend.
Sarah Watson, Balineum Founder (Italian Themed Pop Up Party) 10/10
I loved your jazzy version of Volare!
Celebrity Chef Gennaro Contaldo, The English Italian Awards, September 2016, Manchester Palace Hotel
We chose the Italian Swing Band because they looked and sounded like a class act online- and they were on our wedding day! Hetty was professional and friendly from the off and met with me at the venue to discuss the event. The P.A. system being offered by my venue wasn’t suitable for a band and Hetty sourced a suitable one at a better price. The band did 3 x 45 minutes sets of brilliant stuff, including all of our requests and Hetty did a playlist of my choosing for the intervals. The band are talented and trained musicians who charge a fair price for their services. All the guests had a good dance and have since sung their praises to me. They were the perfect band, we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them and we look forward to seeing them again soon.
Grace Forge (Wedding June 2016) 10/10
We came across the Italian Jazz band while looking for a band for our Anglo-Italian wedding and I am so happy we found them! These guys were simply phenomenal, the performance was great and all the guests still compliment them to this day. From the first exchange of email they were extremely helpful and accommodating, they gave us plenty of time and went above and beyond to help me through organising everything – from picking a nice set list to helping us hire the best pa system. I have no words to thank these guys enough, as without them the wedding would have not been the same. Lovely people, but mostly absolutely amazing artists.
Mary, Anglo-Italian Wedding, London 11/10
The Italian Swing Band were amazing! What a brilliant atmosphere you created for us. Thank you so much!
Marianne Barlow, Jumierah Carlton Tower Hotel, Knightsbridge
You were my perfect Birthday evening. Absolutely amazing. Hoping you have an album out soon.
Kevin Larder, London