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Looking For A Jazz Band In Scotland To Hire ?

Then you're in the right place! - discover why the Ritz Trio have become one of the most successful jazz bands performing across Scotland!
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  • Smart and reliable

  • Proven track record and reputation

  • All established professional musicians

  • Used by Scotland’s most prestigious hotels and venues

  • Personal and flexible approach to planning

  • Huge Repertoire Of Tunes


Looking For A Jazz Band In Scotland?

Then the Ritz Trio jazz band could fit the bill! This talented and entertaining jazz combo have been playing at events in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness for many years. During this time they have established a reputation for providing first class entertainment in a professional manner. This is why many of Scotland’s top hotels and companies book them time and time again.

The Ritz Trio are able to tailor their music specifically to each event, whether sophisticated and classy, or bluesy and sultry, either way, they’re sure to be a hit with your guests. Choose the flavour of music for your event!

Wedding Set – Includes something for everyone including more popular tunes played with a jazzy twist!

Jazz Set – All the well known jazz standards from Swing, Bebop and Bossa Nova.

Cocktail Jazz Set – Laid back and chilled – ideal for over a dinner!

And Don’t Forget the Wow Factor!

“Wow, Ritz Trio provided everything we were looking for,  for our drinks reception. They created a wonderfully warm atmosphere in the room, entertaining guests in a unique and classy way. They were incredibly easy to work with and the guests have commented on how fabulous they were!! Really great part of our day!!” Kinkell Byre 2nd Jan 2020

The Ritz Trio Jazz band are able to tailor the size of the band to any event.  From a sax and jazz guitar duo for smaller events to a five piece band including vocals and keyboard for larger events. It’s however the Trio comprising double bass, saxophone and guitar which has proved most popular especially for weddings.

Read more about the Ritz Trio Jazz Band HERE

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Planning and Assistance

From the moment you make contact with the Ritz Trio you can be assured that planning music for your special  event will be a trouble free experience. 

Confirmations issued, payments acknowledged, emails responded to quickly and a flexible approach to planning are all hallmarks of the end to end quality of service offered when dealing with this successful jazz band.

We do hope you find this website helpful in the planning of your event.

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The Ritz Trio jazz band for Weddings, Corporate Events and Parties in Edinburgh and throughout Scotland


What Is Jazz?

The term “jazz” means many things to many people and covers a vast selection of styles. In most cities in the world you’ll find jazz bands playing just about every genre of jazz. Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen are no exception with numerous bands performing various styles including swing, Latin, bebop

Some of the top jazz musicians in the UK are living and working in Scotland.  The country has some popular and well established jazz and blues festivals, these include Edinburgh Jazz Festival ,Glasgow Jazz Festival and Aberdeen Jazz Festival.

But what is jazz? Some people may say “it just sounds like a bunch of musicians playing anything they want all the time – and at the same time”.  Many times as performers the Ritz Trio have received comments such as “I don’t like jazz but I like what you are doing”. So the term “jazz” can be a bit difficult to define and means many things to many people. The Ritz Trio have through many years of experience been able gear the music and to the type of event and situation. So you don’t need to worry when booking this jazz band for your event!

So What Is Improvisation?

Jazz improvisation is the process of creating fresh melodies on the hoof over the repeating cycle of chord changes of a tune. It has been said that the best improvised music sounds composed, and that the best composed music sounds improvised.

Duke Ellington once said “You’ve got to find some way of saying it without saying it.”

Whilst jazz roots go back to around 1917 the music is timeless and is able to take it’s influences from anywhere and to any generation. By the late 1930’s jazz had become THE popular music.

Jazz musicians like to play their songs in their own distinct styles, and so you might listen to a dozen different jazz recordings of the same song, each sounding very different. The musicians’ playing styles make each version different, and so do the improvised solos.

Jazz is about making something familiar-a familiar song-into something fresh. This is reflected in the Ritz Trio repertoire and approach when performing at weddings and events around Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The music Ritz Trio play includes the great standards as written by Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Duke Ellington to more modern classics ranging from Van Morrison and Sting to Stevie Wonder.

The Trio’s rendition  of  “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” recorded as a single by Frankie Valli is always a foot tapping crowd pleaser. The Trio have a number of “jazzy” arrangements of other popular tunes sure to please.

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