Music can enhance any setting and directly impact one’s mood. Jazz music is particularly useful for improving an evening out because it can be soothing, relaxing or even upbeat. In the Houston area, many accomplished musical artists can be hired for an evening of great jazz music and some of these bands can be listened to at area clubs for a memorable evening with family or friends. Here are some of the top jazz bands in Houston.
Luxury Trio
10611 Candlewood St.
Houston, TX 77042
(713) 829-1553

Considered by many as the premiere jazz band in the Houston area, Luxury Trio features a tightly knit musical ensemble ready to liven up events from private parties to corporate gatherings. The Luxury Trio consists of a jazz guitar, upright string bass and drums at its core. If guests desire more, the Luxury Trio will respond with more instruments and performers as needed. Whether it’s an easy-going performance at a private birthday party or an upbeat, foot-stomping gig for a large wedding reception, The Luxury Trio is ready to entertain.

Royal Dukes Band
(214) 500-1589

Often recognized as one of the nation’s greatest party bands, the Royal Dukes Band specializes in jazz, swing, soul and other related music. Event organizers often book the Royal Dukes Band for wedding receptions and the band has earned an excellent reputation for its ability to get wedding guests off of their seats and in the mood for celebration. The members of the Royal Dukes Band are trained jazz musicians and they take great pride in their ability to exceed customer expectations everywhere they perform. Professional and with a long and varied song list, the Royal Dukes Band is a great choice when you want first class entertainment for a fair price.

Tianna Hall And The Houston Jazz Band
(832) 741-0930

A widely known vocal talent in Houston, Tianna Hall is a Grammy-recognized jazz singer with a large following in her hometown of Houston, Texas. She and her Houston Jazz Band are highly sought-after musicians and they are among the few on this list that can be regularly found performing at area clubs and hotel lounges, including The Rainbow Lodge, Eddie V’s and Hotel Sorella. Guitars, upright bass, trumpets, saxophone, drums, piano and other instruments form the core of the Houston Jazz Band and the talents of this group of musicians is unmistakeable. Tianna Hall and the Houston Jazz Band are often booked at Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse in downtown Houston, making it easy for anyone who would like to listen to the band to experience its talents firsthand.

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Gary Michael Dahl Band
(713) 782-3348

Noteworthy for its R&B, Caribbean tunes and smooth jazz, Gary Michael Dahl Band has nearly two decades of experience as an entertainment and party band in the Houston area. The band often performs at local festivals, entertaining crowds with its diverse musical song list. Gary Michael Dahl Band is the house band for the NFL’s Houston Texans and the band members have impressive resumes that include performances with national musical acts. Whether you want the sound of Louis Armstrong or Bob Marley, the Gary Michael Dahl Band has you covered.

Anthony Caceres Legacy Band
(713) 677-7252

Specializing in jazz, Latin tunes and oldies, the Anthony Caceres Legacy Band is a local Houston band known for its great talent, refined professionalism and amazing performances. The four-piece Anthony Caceres Legacy Band consists of guitar/piano, tenor saxophone, bass and drums, but will expand to accommodate needs, including the addition of a female vocalist. The band performs at weddings, graduations, festivals and other events and almost always receives rave reviews for its musical performances. With the Anthony Caceres Legacy Band on the stage, guests can count on great entertainment and a memorable evening of jazz tunes as they swing the night away.

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