Plymouth Trad Jazz

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If you’re looking for a sparkling and authentic presentation of Trad and Dixieland Jazz to create a carnival atmosphere at your wedding reception, birthday celebration, garden party, social occasion or corporate event, then Plymouth Trad Jazz Band is the perfect choice.

“Strutting their rhythms in true Dixieland style, these traditional New Orleans sounds will go down a treat!”

Plymouth Trad Jazz Band boasts an impressive musical repertoire, performing an enticing mix of traditional Jazz, smoky Blues and Dixieland classics, all in the time-honoured New Orleans fashion. Talented musicians with over three decades of professional performance experience under their belts, the guys in the band know exactly how to generate a happy celebration atmosphere and get the party going with a real swing.

With clarinet, trumpet and trombone sharing the top line, ably supported by banjo, double-bass and drums in the rhythm section, the full band will provide the perfect musical accompaniment for a summer celebration or garden party, whereas for more intimate occasions, a clarinet, trumpet, banjo and double-bass quartet might fit the bill. Whichever line-up you choose, it’ll be carefree, happy-go-lucky sunshine music at its very best.

The band normally play entirely acoustically. Substitute a spectacular Sousaphone for the double-bass, and an acoustic quartet or quintet can form a parade, strolling among your guests as they play. It’s the perfect option for an outdoor event and for carnival processions – and even funerals. The band is available to perform for all manner of special occasions such as wedding celebrations, birthdays, garden parties or even corporate functions throughout the South West and beyond.

Create a carefree carnival atmosphere and get your guests into festive party mood at your special celebration with Plymouth Trad Jazz Band.

  • A jaunty melodic mixture of blues, jazz and Dixieland classics
  • Flexible line-up and repertoire, depending on requirements
  • No need for electrical amplification – perfect for outdoors!




Sample Repertoire


  • Ace In The Hole
  • After You’ve Gone
  • Ain’t Misbehavin’
  • Ain’t She Sweet
  • Alexander’s Ragtime Band
  • All Of Me
  • Amazing Grace
  • Apex Blues
  • At Sundown
  • Avalon
  • Baby Won’t You Please Come Home
  • Babyface
  • Ballin’ The Jack
  • Basin Street Blues
  • Battle Hymn Of The Republic
  • Beale Street Blues
  • Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
  • Big Butter And Egg Man
  • Bill Bailey
  • Black And Blue
  • Blue Monk
  • Blue Moon
  • Blue Room
  • Blueberry Hill
  • Bourbon Street Parade
  • Buddy Bolden’s Blues
  • By And By
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Cakewalking Babies From Home
  • Careless Love
  • C’est Magnifique
  • C’est Si Bon
  • Charleston
  • China Boy
  • Chinatown, My Chinatown
  • Crazy Rhythm
  • Creole Love Call
  • Darktown Strutters Ball
  • Dinah
  • Doctor Jazz
  • Down By The Riverside
  • Everybody Loves My Baby
  • Exactly Like You
  • Fidgety Feet
  • Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue
  • Georgia On My Mind
  • Glory Of Love
  • Hello Dolly
  • Hindustan
  • Honeysuckle Rose
  • I Ain’t Going To Give
  • I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
  • I Got Rhythm
  • I Want A Girl Just Like The Girl
  • I Want A Little Girl
  • I Wish I Could Shimmy Like Sister Kate
  • I’m Confessing That I Love You
  • I’m Going To Sit Right Down
  • I’m In The Mood For Love
  • I’ve Found A New Baby
  • Ice-Cream
  • Indiana
  • Isle Of Capri
  • It Don’t Mean A Thing
  • Ja-Da
  • Jazz Me Blues
  • Jazz Band Ball
  • Just A Closer Walk With Thee
  • Just A Little While To Stay
  • Lady Be Good
  • Louis-I-An-I-Ay
  • Mack The Knife
  • Make Me A Pallet On The Floor
  • Making Whoopee
  • Marching Through Georgia
  • Margie
  • Marie
  • Maryland
  • Memories Of You
  • Mood Indigo
  • Muskrat Ramble
  • My Blue Heaven
  • Nobody’s Sweetheart Now
  • Oh You Beautiful Doll
  • Old Rugged Cross
  • On The Sunny Side Of The Street
  • Over The Waves
  • Panama
  • Pennies From Heaven
  • Please Don’t Talk About Me
  • Rosetta
  • Royal Garden Blues
  • Running Wild
  • ’S Wonderful
  • Savoy Blues
  • Sentimental Journey
  • September In The Rain
  • Sheikh Of Araby
  • Shine
  • Sleepy Time Down South
  • Some Of These Days
  • Somebody Stole My Girl
  • South
  • St James Infirmary
  • St Louis Blues
  • Strutting With Some Barbecue
  • Summertime
  • Sunday
  • Sweet Georgia Brown
  • Sweet Lorraine
  • Sweet Sue
  • Sweethearts On Parade
  • That’s A-Plenty
  • Tiger Rag
  • Treasure Island
  • Trouble In Mind
  • Twelfth Street Rag
  • Undecided
  • Up A Lazy River
  • Wabash Blues
  • Walk Thro’ The Streets Of The City
  • Walking With The King
  • Washington And Lee Swing
  • Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
  • Weary Blues
  • What A Wonderful World
  • When The Saints Go Marching In
  • When You And I Were Young, Maggie
  • When You Wore A Tulip
  • When You’re Smiling
  • Who’s Sorry Now
  • Willie The Weeper
  • Winin’ Boy Blues
  • Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
  • Yes Sir, That’s My Baby
  • You Always Hurt The One You Love


  1. Jim Turnover

    What sets the Plymouth Armada Band apart from dozens of similar bands is their sheer musicianship. A highly-skilled, entertaining and hard-swinging band.

  2. Tony’s Birthday Celebration

    Magnificent tones and superb blend – musicians with expertise of the highest pedigree. What a wonderful evening.