Live Jazz Bands for Cruise Ships


There’s nothing better than cruising the ocean while listening or dancing to a great live jazz band. It seems that jazz and the sea go together seamlessly, providing the kind of atmosphere and promise of fun and mystery that many of us love. Live jazz bands for cruise ships has long been standard fayre for this kind of holiday and if you want quality, classic lyrics and brilliant musicians, then look no further than South Coast Jazz.

Our groups of jazz, swing and soul bands have everything a cruise ship needs to get the party going. The great thing about jazz is that it’s such a flexible brand of music. It’s perfect for playing up on deck as the Mediterranean sun shines down on your passengers. It’s even better to add some mood music to the evening meal. And if you want to fill the dance floor later on, there’s no better incentive than an 8-piece band in full swing.

It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing, I’m In The Mood For Love, and the timeless Girl From Ipanema are just a few of the classics that could be ringing out across your cruise ship in the near future. Our band members are consummate professionals, each and every one. They know how to hold an audience and entertain and, what’s more, they really love what they do. Hiring live jazz bands for cruise ships has never been easier with South Coast Jazz.


Chris came with his big band and played some quiet stuff over dinner and then dancing tunes later on it the evening. Started with jazz and did some R&B to finish. Really enjoyed their playing and would recommend to anyone else who is thinking about hiring them,… 9/10 Shiona Nightingale

Our Wedding

Fabulous jazz band that came to play at our summer fete and garden party – really livened up the whole afternoon with their music. What impressed us most was their flexibility in playing different parts of the afternoon and evening. 10/10 Diana Moyes

U3A Havant

The Chris Coull Quintet come every year to play at our community hall. Always to a sell out crowd and what a knock out they are too! These guys are swinging from start to finish. 10/10 Sam Ashton

Hornby Village Institute