About Us

If you’re looking for a jazz singer or a jazz band with heart, soul and great swing, you’ve come to the right place.

On Sunday 11th April 2021 7pm we are live-streaming a Spring gig to celebrate the loosening of lockdown rules with our Pronto Swing Trio: Airlie Scott on vocals, joined by top London jazzers- Joe Bickerstaff on piano, and Terry Davis on Double Bass. More info and book your tickets to follow. Just £8 per household for EARLY BIRD tickets, £10 and £12 thereafter. Gift tickets available for friends and family, just make sure we have their email address please, so we can send them the live-stream link! Can’t make the exact time and date, but love to watch and support? The good news is, that the link will be available for a few weeks, to watch back at your leisure! SOUND / VISUAL: Good news we will be live-streaming from an excellent music studio, so audio and visual so you should almost feel like you are with us!

We are back up and running after the lockdown, and gigging and available for bookings for birthdays, parties, celebrations, jazz events, indoor and outdoor, public and private as per current government restrictions and your requirements. We are mindful of social distancing and will always follow the  current guidelines but we alsoknow the world needs music right now, and  we’re  excited to still be putting the swing in your event- as often as restrictions allow and at a safe distance!

Other gigs are coming in now, and The Hot Jazz Vagabonds have two upcoming gigs at Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec, Kennington on July 8th, and Riverhouse Barn, Walton-on-Thames on 8th August. 

We made a number of music videos in lockdown, check them out here on our youtube channel here. 

The home of a few great swing bands, led by band leader and vocalist Airlie Scott, let us help you find what you’re looking for.

Airlie Scott and her various bands and line-ups play for lindyhop, swing and balboa dance events, for functions, birthdays/weddings, at prestigious clubs, and regularly at London jazz clubs such as the Bull’s Head Barnes and more. 

Pronto Jazz, a vocal-led jazz band based in London with its heart in 40-60s jazz and swing, spiced up with soulful ballads, groovy latin standards, and just a hint of Italy!

Pronto Swing is our more vintage swing cousin, also vocal-led with a slightly earlier 30s-50s repertoire, a love of the American songbook, swing standards and the perfect vintage grooves for swing and lindyhop dancers.

The Hot Jazz Vagabonds Established London-based vagabond jazz musicians present a hot jazz sandwich of french chanson, gypsy jazz tunes, early swing, Latin tunes and exciting originals, led by vocalist Airlie Scott. Our usual line-up includes the wonderful improvising cellist Shirley Smart, and fabulous guitarists Peter Michaels and David Ahmed on guitar. See here for more info.

We specialise in providing sophisticated jazz music for events, gigs and more.

Let us put the swing in your event!

Whether it be dance event, restaurant gig, office party, wedding reception or special birthday, let us add that extra something!

Here’s our latest Pronto Swing promo video, made at a special dance night at the Bedford, Balham hosted by Swingland.com.

We play music made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Jamie Cullum, Michael Buble, Doris Day, Harry Connick Junior, Nina Simone, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Van Morrison, James Taylor and many more….Listen here. See a list of some of our repertoire here.

Pronto Jazz bands are based in London but happy to travel. We cover London, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex, Herts, Bucks, Essex, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Hants, Midlands, Worcestershire, and beyond…