Silk Street Jazz is available for funeral band hire in the UK. We have considerable experience in performing for funerals and above all, we will make a time of great sadness a moving, and memorable one for family and friends. We work closely and compassionately with you and the funeral directors making sure that we meet your every wish.
Music as a Mark of Respect:
Hiring a jazz band to lead a funeral procession can turn a time of sadness into a moving and memorable tribute to a truly great person. For instance, the blasts of brass can get spines tingling with emotion and heads raised with pride, as family and band march side by side to suitably honour a loved one.
A jazz funeral gives you the chance to pay testament to a deceased family member or close friend in the best possible way. Award them with an earnest send-off that nobody will ever forget and what better way to do so than with a New Orleans jazz funeral service?
What’s more, with Silk Street Jazz by your side, you can tap into a tradition that will have people talking about your loved one’s celebration of life for years to come.
Our funeral band is available to perform the complete or sections of the New Orleans funeral. It can commence with a march from the family home, the church gates, cemetery and after that, the wake. The day can be very emotional for all involved however, we are extremely sympathetic throughout the whole process.
With our catalogue of emotive hymns and jazz classics, we will perform the right music to fit the tone of a funeral procession. Our personalised performances can also gently lift spirits after the service. With more upbeat pieces we can shift the focus away from mourning to a celebration of life.
The Silk Street Jazz funeral band plays a range of sombre pieces and hymns. For instance, these include “Just A Closer Walk With Thee”, “Careless Love”, “Abide with Me” and we can meet most musical requests. It is common for the repertoire to take an upbeat and celebratory direction after the service, performing pieces such as “When The Saints”, “Didn’t He Ramble” and “Feel So Good”.
Our musicians have performed at hundreds of jazz events across the world – including New Orleans itself. What’s more, we can tailor every aspect of our performance to you. Multiple funeral band line-up options and packages are available. Our funeral bands range from 3-piece groups to a booming 12-piece parade with a dancing marshall leading the way. Therefore, we are able to put together an extra large New Orleans ensembles if required. For a recent case study please our Jazz Band Funeral Hire article on our Blog.
Funeral Band: Reviews
Some of our feedback after the Funeral and how our music made lifted spirits.
“Hi Jonathan, I just wanted to email to say how great the guys were that played at my Dad’s funeral. Excellent from start to finish, very respectful and considerate. It really made the day special for my Mum”
“I cannot thank Jonathan and the guys enough for the amazing job they did. From first contact to the performance they were so helpful and considerate. They made saying goodbye to dad such a positive experience. It was dad’s wish and I’m so very happy silk street jazz were able to play exactly what we wanted. Thanks again for a positive experience that we will never forget. Anyone thinking of booking these guys…. I would not hesitate, call them!”
“Fantastic performance by Silk Street Jazz today. It was always my Dad’s wish to have a New Orleans style funeral, and the band did him proud. Really well co-ordinated event, and everyone in attendance was moved by their performance. A beautiful day.”
For more information on hiring Silk Street Jazz for a funeral please do not hesitate to get in touch using the link below. In addition, you can contact us and request our Funeral Brochure and Funeral Repertoire list too. Similarly, if you would like to chat, we are always at the end of the phone on 0800 756 5512