The Severn Jazzmen

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The Severn Jazzmen are a four – seven piece Dixieland Jazz Band performing a delightful mix of Trad Jazz classics. It’s carnival music that provides the perfect bac drop for a wedding drinks reception.

“Trad jazz tunes from Dixieland laced with earthy gospel and blues – those rousing, syncopating ragtime rhythms wow the crowd…”

From the opening chord, The Severn Jazzmen create the perfect party feel. Trumpet, trombone and clarinet interweave on the topline in cheerful conversation, with an occasional verse of vocals thrown in for good measure.  In the accompanying harmony and rhythm section, cheeky banjo and chunky keyboard are ably supported by stomping double-bass and drums, filling out the texture and keeping the sound fairly bouncing along.

Look forward to an easy-listening performance that presents an excellent backdrop for a Sunday jazz brunch, a birthday bash or an anniversary celebration, a barbecue, a garden party or a wedding reception. The band carry a PA system, but often perform acoustically, sometimes outside. An acoustic quartet is available for outdoor events.

So string out the bunting, fill the ice-buckets, get into picnic mode – it’s carnival time, New Orleans-style, when The Severn Jazzmen strike up.

  • Easy-listening Trad Jazz, perfect for any occasion
  • Four – seven piece Dixieland Jazz Band
  • New Orleans style acoustic quartet available for outdoor events.




Dixieland Trad Jazz Favourites

  • 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
  • At The Jazzband Ball
  • 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
  • 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. Brian Saunders

    The Severn Jazzmen 6x Band / Brian’s Daughter’s Wedding / September 2022

    Just a quick note to Roger and all of the Severn Jazz Band to thank them for playing so magnificently at my daughters Wedding. Their contribution added greatly to the enjoyment of the festivities. I would have no hesitation to hire them again should the occasion arise nor to recommend them to others.

  2. Steve & Nicky Hilliar

    Steve and Nicky’s Ruby Wedding Celebration – August 2018

    Just to let you know we had a fabulous day for our Ruby Wedding celebration.

    We invited 85 guests who all enjoyed themselves. They were all very impressed with the Severn Jazz Band – the guys made the day with some great jazz to liven up proceedings. Please could you pass on our thanks to Roger and the other band members for there part in making the day so special for us.

  3. Damian Davies

    Damian and Lydia’s Wedding: September 2017

    Just a note to thank you so much for playing at the wedding on Saturday, as the guests were welcomed in. The performance really set us up for a great day and we had so much good feedback from the guests on the band. Good luck with your next gigs, and thanks again from both of us.

  4. Karen’s Wedding in Monmouth: April 2017

    The Severn Jazzmen were excellent. I wanted specifically New Orleans Jazz at my wedding for the evening reception instead of the ubiquitous disco and they were perfect. The music created a relaxed and fun atmosphere. I do hope there was enough food for the band as I booked for 4 musicians and provided enough food for 4 as per the contract, but 5 musicians turned up on the day, which I was not expecting. Many many thanks.

    Karen Hassall

  5. Jane & Danny Hill’s Wedding: June 2016

    The wedding ceremony took place at The Temple of Minerva in the Botanical Gardens, Victoria Park Bath and The Severn Jazzmen were ready to strike up as the ceremony finished. They lead the guests from the Temple to the Marquee and then provided background music either during the drinks reception and the wedding breakfast.

    We were delighted with the performance! The band set exactly the right tone for day! Thanks very much guys.

    Jane & Danny

  6. Stephen – Return Patron

    A great band, we’ve seen them many a time and they never fail to impress

  7. Gary Cross

    What a big sound – wonderful! Would book again.