Italian Swing Band

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  • 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.


    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.


    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 or our online booking form.

    For more great acts please see our Jazz Bands tab.

  • 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


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