Booking The Band

Booking Jayne Steele Jazz Quintet

All You Wanted to Know About Booking The Jayne Steele Jazz Quintet and Didn’t Want To Ask

Please use the contact page and email. It is even easiest to do if the following questions below have been looked at first.


Would it be possible to be flexible?

1. Do I have a venue

2. Does the venue have a music licence?

3. What are the times?

4. What type of music do I want?

5. What is the music for?

6. How will I look after the Band during the Event?

Have you a date in Mind?

We play for parties, for societies, families, festivals, restaurants and as well as corporate events. The band are taking bookings for weddings, yes even for this year. We play for weddings in the service. We also play for funerals during the service and at the celebration of the person’s life afterwards.

Would it be possible to be flexible?

For some of these occasions, there is no flexibility, for others you may have dates and times across several weekends, please do ring and I will talk about this with you.

As we discuss and plan the Event together, you may wish to change arrangements. We will finally agree a contract. Any changes that might be needed during the Event would need to be carefully negotiated beforehand

Do I have a venue?

We have played in a variety of venues. You will need to ensure the space of a living room to accommodate the band. This may sound a bit peculiar, and everyone’s living room is different, but I wouldn’t have been able to fit a settee in some spaces.

If you wish to book a band smaller than five people, this may be discussed. There would need to be a level surface. If the band is outside it must have cover on three sides, and the top with a raised platform, to prevent risk of electrocution in bad weather. There must be a safe power source.

Does the venue have a music licence?

Please do check.

What are the times? What is the music for?

For example, consider the Wedding. Weddings are notorious for running behind, as everything takes longer as you are managing people, going from place to place and room to room. Photographs take a particularly long time, and all activity is suspended until this is finished. But the other matter to consider is that you might think it will be wonderful to dance the night away, but actually, having watched and been at many, many weddings, everyone gets very tired.

There is no need to book a DJ to follow the Band. We will play at the service, during the meal and for dancing. The Band may be fewer than five during the day- more likely you would want a saxophone and guitarist at the wedding service.

We can play quieter music to give atmosphere, but enable people to talk during the meal. The Band would then change the tempo for the guests to be tempted to dance.

The Band would arrive an hour beforehand, for your Event to set up.

What type of music do I want?

Whatever the Event

As the Band has a huge repertoire, we can usually accommodate your choice. Think Michael Buble, Jamie Cullum, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Nina Simone, Louis Jordan,Louis Prima, Robbie Williams’ Swing CD, Eva Cassidy, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Corinne Bailey Rae, Van Morrison, Glen Miller, Duke Ellington, Mel Torme, Anita O’Day, Diana Krall, Stacey Kent, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, The Commitments, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Bill Hayley, Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, The Beatles, Robson and Jerome, The Drifters. Excuse the eclectic list, but some people know songs by the composer, arranger, the star the first time around or the most recent person to cover it.

We could just about manage a whole night of songs about the romance of the moon-I Wished on The Moon, Moondance, Blue Moon, Paper Moon.. Or a whole night about food, Italy, France, love, or perhaps, a Sinatra night.. go for it , set us a challenge.

How will I look after the Band during the Event?

Hospitality for the Band

Think of us as working horses, feed us well, give us some time to rest and we will work hard to entertain. The band drinks coffee, and will happily eat the same food as the guests, which is usually the easiest for caterers to manage. Maximum break required would be 40 minutes, and this usually will tie in well with the Speeches. Otherwise, a few minutes to do the necessary and we will be back to it.

*Some times People Come and See Us At Public Event First*

See us at The Trumpet Inn in Bilston each month, The Foyer of Symphony Hall, or The Corks Club in Birmingham.

Look forward to hearing from you very soon to discuss your Event.

Best Wishes,