A traditional Jazz Funeral Band for New Orleans style Jazz Funeral. This jazz funeral band has played at many jazz funerals and is available to bring their experience to your or your loved ones funeral service.

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A funeral is a difficult occasion for all concerned, this New Orleans style jazz funeral band can help you select the live music for a jazz funeral, to either, celebrate the life of your loved one or, to mark their passing with the music they enjoyed.

At jazz funerals in New Orleans the music is played somberly with spirituals and dirges on the way to the cemetery. After the committal, when returning to the reception to celebrate their life, the music is played joyfully.

However, for jazz funerals in the UK most people ask the jazz band for happy music going to the interment as a celebration of their life and possibly again afterwards at the wake.

Acoustic Jass led the procession at
Steve Strange's Funeral on 12 March 2015 Daily Mail Report and ITV Report


Acoustic Jass the Jazz Funeral Band leading Steve Strange's Funeral procession, they played "When The Saints Go Marching In", "I'm the King Of The Swingers", "Sweet Georgia Brown" and played "The Saints" again as they arrived at the church.

New Orleans Style Jazz Funeral Procession in Hampshire with a jazz funeral band
Funeral Procession in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire
Photo taken by Martin Bennett 5 June 2014

In New Orleans the procession is led by a Parade Marshal followed by the Jazz band but in England the Funeral Director usually takes this role as seen in the pictures on this page.

If you want a special tune this Jazz Band will learn it, if it is not already in their repertoire, the usual tunes played are :-

Down By The Riverside

Just A Closer Walk With Thee

Just A Little While To Stay

Lily Of The Valley

Old Rugged Cross

Over In The Glory Land

Walk Thro’ The Streets Of The City

When The Saints Go Marching In

These may be played as a traditional Dirge or,
as up tempo happy music

This jazz band has played at many jazz funerals in England, leading the procession, walking in front of the Cortège, or playing the deceased's favorite music during the funeral service whether religious, humanist or secular. They can play at the graveside and very often play at the reception or wake afterwards.


Jazz Band at a funeral in Barry, South Wales
The tune is "When The Saints Go Marching in"
filmed by and used by permission of GRJ Media Ltd


A Jazz Funeral at Croydon Crematorium
The tune is "The Old Rugged Cross"

Jazz Funeral band leading funeral procession at Corsham
Jazz Funeral leaving the deceased's house at Corsham.
photo courtesy of Marv Takel

For most people the organisation of a funeral is not a common occurance and most funerals happen at short notice. Acoustic Jass are happy to deal with either or both family members or the funeral director. Their experience enables this jazz band to offer suggestions that makes their part of the funeral run smoothly, you don't get a rehursal

Jazz Funeral band leads the procession to the grave in Sussex
Jazz Funeral at Cuckfield
courtesy of Mr J Baxter

Many people have been inspired to have a jazz funeral after watching the James Bond film "Live and Let Die" where a funeral procession appears with the Jazz Funeral Band playing the spiritual "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" as a dirge, there is a fatal stabbing and  they carried the body off to "Joe Avery's Piece" an up tempo parade tune. This Jazz Funeral Band has been asked to recreate this "but without the stabbing".


Jazz Funeral at Ashburton Devon
The tune is "Lily of The Valley"
Courtesy of Mrs A Youé & John C Blanchard FCA

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jazz funeral cortege at Funeral in Highcliffe, Dorset
Jazz Funeral at Highcliffe
Photograph Courtesy Bournemouth Daily Echo

Jazz funeral at a woodland burial site
New Orleans Jazz for a Woodland Funeral at Chiltern Woodland Burial Park
Photorgaph courtesy Caroline Crisp, Crisp Images

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Acoustic Jass :-
Martin Jones

18 Porteous Crescent
Chandlers Ford
Eastleigh
Hampshire
SO53 2DH
England UK


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Where they've been:-

Hampshire (Hants)
Abbotts Ann
Alresford
Alton
Ampfield
Andover
Basingstoke
Beaulieu
Bishops Waltham
Brockenhurst
Eastleigh
Fareham
Fleet
Fordingbridge
Gosport
Hamble
Hambledon
Havant
Hook

Hythe
Kings Sombourne
Lockerley
Lymington
Lyndhurst
Marwell
Mottisfont
Odiham
Petersfield
Portsmouth
Romsey
Ringwood
Southampton
Southsea
Stockbridge
Titchfield
Totton
Waterlooville
Wickham
Winchester

Dorset
Blandford Forum
Bournemouth
Christchurch
Dorchester
Gillingham
Lyme Regis
Poole
Shaftesbury
Sherbourne
Wareham
Weymouth

Berkshire
Aldermaston
Bracknell
Emmer Green
Maidenhead
Newbury
Reading
Wokingham
Woolhampton

Surrey
Camberley
Chertsey
Cobham
Dorking
East Horsley
East Molsey
Egham
Epsom
Farnham
Godalming
Guildford
Haslemere
Hindhead
Leatherhead
Shepperton
West Clandon
Woking

Gloucestershire
Cirencester

Buckinghamshire

Sussex

East Sussex
Eastbourne
Lewes
Polegate
Uckfield

West Sussex
Arundel
Chichester
Hassocks
Haywards Heath
Horsham
Lavant
Petworth

Oxfordshire
Henley-on-Thames
Oxford

Somerset
Bath

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