An Experienced Jazz Funeral Band For New Orleans Funeral Processions.

This dixieland jazz band has played at over one hundred funerals is available to hire to bring their experience to your or your loved ones funeral service.

New Orleans Jazz Funeral band for hire in Hampshire surrey sussex Dorset and wiltshire

Acoustic Jass led the procession for
Steve Strange's Funeral on 12 March 2015 Daily Mail Report showing this marching band for the funeral and ITV Report of the day.

Marching band for a jazz Funeral procession in Hampshire with a brass band
This funeral jazz band leads the cortege from the home to the church service.
Photo taken by Martin Bennett 5 June 2014

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

At funerals in New Orleans the band plays somberly with spirituals and funeral dirges on the way to the cemetery, the procession is led by a Parade Marshal, to clear a way through the crowds, followed by the jazz funeral brass band*.
After the committal when returning to the reception party the music is played joyfully to celebrate their life.

For jazz funerals in the UK most people ask the band to play upbeat music going to the interment as a celebration of their life and possibly again afterwards at the wake. In England the Funeral Director usually takes on the role of the parade marshal as seen in some of the pictures on this page.

Jazz band for funeral services
The coffin being led to the grave at Cuckfield
courtesy of Mr J Baxter

If you want any special music for part the funeral or memorial service this band will learn it if it is not already in their repertoire, the usual tunes played are :-

These may be played as a traditional dirge or,
as up tempo lively music.

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These experienced musicians have been hired to perform live music for funerals in England, leading the procession playing New Orleans jazz in front of the cortège, or playing the deceased's favorite songs during the service whether religious, humanist or secular. They can play at the graveside and very often play at the reception or wake afterwards.

Acoustic Jass in Barry, South Wales.
The tune is "When The Saints..."
filmed by and used by permission of GRJ Media Ltd.

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

Dixieland band performing after the funeral Service
The band performing after the Service.
photo courtesy of Julie Cullip

For most families the organisation of these events is not an easy thing as most funerals happen at short notice. Acoustic Jass are able to deal with either family members or the funeral director during the booking process. This jazz band has performed at over one hundred funerals so their experience enables them to offer suggestions to help the funeral run smoothly.

Many people have been inspired to have a jazz band after watching the James Bond film "Live and Let Die" where a funeral procession appears with the 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. Acoustic Jass has often been asked to recreate this "but without the stabbing".

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

Thanks for Jazz band doing a good job at the Funeral
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The funeral director in his mourning suit and silk hat walks down the street leading the jazz band in front of the courtege.
Funeral procession at Highcliffe
Photograph Courtesy Bournemouth Daily Echo

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

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*The New Orleans brass band is totally different to the British brass band in as much as they use a mixture of brass instruments and woodwind and play in the jazz idiom.

Acoustic Jass :-
Martin Jones

18 Porteous Crescent
Chandlers Ford
SO53 2DH
England UK

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