Alexander's Ragtime Band

A roaming jazz band, perfect for wedding receptions, private parties and corporate events.

Jazz | Swing | Acoustic | Roaming | Walkabout

Alexander's Ragtime Band is a jazz trio with a difference!

The band performs traditional jazz and Dixieland music from the 1920s and 1930s, with a set list full of jazz and swing standards loved by audiences of all ages.

The trio of clarinet, upright bass and washboard is completely acoustic - giving the musicians the freedom to wander around your venue, performing wherever you'd like them. There's also the option to add a male vocalist, giving the band's performance extra presence.

This unamplified band gives traditional New Orleans music a new lease of life, with a quirky performance that your guests will love.

The band is perfect at venues that don't allow amplified music, or at outdoor events, race days and festivals - get in touch and book a band with a difference today. 

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Alexander's Ragtime Band are available in the following line-ups:

  • Trio: tenor saxophone, washboard/percussion, upright bass
  • Quartet: tenor saxophone, washboard/percussion, upright bass, trumpet or male vocals
  • Quintet: tenor saxophone, washboard/percussion, upright bass, trumpet, male vocals


"They looked the part, the music was fantastic, and they created just the atmosphere we were looking for."

Emma Hawksworth

Charity Ball, Oxfordshire


"The sun came out and Alexander's Dixieland Band went down very well indeed. The background music suited the lazy summer afternoon event and was exactly what we wanted."

Keith Simmonds

Birthday Party, Windsor


"The guests all thoroughly enjoyed themselves and Alexander's Dixieland Band did a fine job of creating atmosphere - thank you."

Sarah Taylor-Murrell

Corporate event, London


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Alexander's Ragtime Band perform a great range of classic jazz standards. If your favourite song isn't here, let us know - the band may well be able to perform it for you.

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After You've Gone 
Ain't Misbehavin’
All of Me 
All the Things You Are
Beautiful Love 
Beyond the Sea 
Blue Skies
Body and Soul 
Bourbon Street Parade 
But Not for Me
Bye Bye Blackbird  
Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans 
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Down by the Riverside 
Exactly Like You 
Georgia on my Mind 
High Society 
Honeysuckle Rose 
How Deep is the Ocean
How Long Blues 
I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me 
I Found a New Baby
I Got Rhythm
In a Mellow Tone
In a Sentimental Mood

It Don’t Mean a Thing (If it Ain’t Got That Swing)
Just a Gigolo
Lady be Good 
Mack the Knife 
Maple Leaf Rag
Memories of You
Mood Indigo 
My Baby Just Cares For Me
My Melancholy Baby
Nobody Knows 
Oh When the Saints
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Pennies from Heaven 
Puttin’ on the Ritz
Shiny Stockings
Somebody Loves Me
St. Louis Blues 
Stompin’ at the Savoy 
Stranger on the Shore 
Swing that Music 
Take the ‘A’ Train
That Old Feeling 
The Charleston 
There Will Never be Another You
When You're Smiling 

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Not quite what you're looking for?

Down for the Count are not an agency - we're a collective of 30 professional musicians who perform together in a range of different line-ups. 

If Alexander's Ragtime Band aren't quite the right band for you, there's a good chance one of our other bands will be perfect:

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