The Jazz Hours

Beautiful jazz standards performed with style and sophistication.

Jazz | Swing | Vocal-led | Background Music

Introducing The Jazz Hours – the new stylish jazz quintet from Down for the Count, now available to hire for private events throughout the UK and internationally. 

Fronted by incredible jazz vocalist Lydia Bell, The Jazz Hours is led by tenor saxophonist Alex Western-King – one of the UK's leading jazz musicians, often to be found directing jazz sessions at the world-famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in Soho, London. 

If you're looking for the after-hours, smoky jazz club feel, The Jazz Hours is the band for you. The musicians perform their own unique, beautiful original arrangements of the best jazz standards, bringing a true touch of class and sophistication to your event.

You can expect to hear songs such as ‘S Wonderful, Stardust, Too Close for Comfort and many more - and the band carefully tailor the mood of the set list to the atmosphere of your event. Whether you want subtle entertainment over dinner or livelier music over drinks, The Jazz Hours can adapt their set to suit your requirements.

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Line-up options

The Jazz Hours is available in various line-ups. In the videos you can see the quintet version of the band featuring female vocals, tenor saxophone, upright bass, drums, and either piano or guitar. 

The band can adapt the line-up from a duo (vocals and piano/guitar) up to a 7-piece band depending on your budget and the atmosphere you want to create. Please get in touch for more information.


The Jazz Hours have a huge set list of jazz standards – here is a selection. Get in touch if your favourite song isn’t here and we’ll try and include it in our performance.

Honeysuckle Rose
Tea for Two
A Night in Tunisia
It Could Happen to You
That Old Feeling
Just Friends
Night and Day
Lullaby of Birdland
Blue Skies
Everything I’ve Got Belongs To You
Can’t Get Out of This Mood
Social Call
I’m Old Fashioned
Cheek to Cheek
Why Don’t You Do Right
Day by Day
How High the Moon
I Could Write a Book
You Took Advantage of Me
It Don’t Mean a Thing (if it Ain’t Got That Swing)
With a Song in My Heart
I Can’t Get Started

Everything Happens To Me
Day In, Day Out
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
The Masquerade is Over
I’ll Be Seeing You
Bye Bye Blackbird
It’s a Lovely Day
After You’ve Gone
Ain’t Misbehavin’
All Of Me
I’m Beginning to See the Light
Almost Like Being in Love
Blue Skies
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
All The Things You Are
Jersey Bounce
Love Me Or Leave Me
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Embraceable You
Just One of Those Things
Exactly Like You
Where or When
On the Sunny Side of the Street

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