Blue Swan Ensemble provides an exceptional alternative to a Jazz Function Band or a String Quartet at your event.
We bring together Jazz & Classical music to make your special occasion "Unforgettable"

London & South East based band for Weddings & Function Events

Blue Swan desires to make your event "Unforgettable". The ensemble consists of young, professional musicians with rich musical training who play music from across the Jazz and Classical Music traditions. They are exceptional because they feature both a Jazz Saxophonist and a Classical Violinist. Their contemporary arrangements of timeless classics create romantic and nostalgic moods, bringing a sophisticated atmosphere to your special event. The group has been glittered with praise for their ability as young gentleman to convey the sensibilities of times gone by. The group consists of experienced performers, able to adapt to any situation to ensure your event runs smoothly. The performance can be livened up with a drummer, or a talented vocalist can be added to sing your favourite songs at request. Each member has a rich musical training, having studied on the prestigious Jazz Performance course at Middlesex University and the Guildhall School respectively. The repertoire is expansive, covering well-known Classical Music, Old Jazz Favourites, Show Songs from Musicals and Tunes from the 'Golden Age' of Cinema. Whilst the group has a inclination towards nostalgia, being young and adept musicians, they are also able to perform the music of recent years. Blue Swan pride themselves on their flexibility and are more than happy to specifically tailor what they do to fit your unique event. They work with a network of talented performers from the West End to Opera. Just get in touch with your brief and they will be happy to make your event "An Affair To Remember" and truly "Unforgettable".

Introducing the ensemble

Seb Silas

Seb has been a passionate saxophonist since the age of 10 and was introduced to music through his grandfather’s Classic record collection. Seb graduated in Jazz Performance from Middlesex University in 2014 and plays in a wide variety of projects in London.

Will Newell

Will Newell is a recent graduate from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and performs regularly with varying groups across the UK. With the Blue Swan ensemble, he enjoys combining his grounding in classical music with his love of jazz to create unique arrangements.

Rowan Hudson

Rowan Hudson completed a degree in Jazz at Middlesex University in mid 2014 and has since led his own quintet as well as playing with various other groups in and around London.

JJ Stillwell

JJ Stilwell is an English born Double Bass player. Since studying Jazz at Middlesex University he has been active on the jazz scene around London. His main influences include the works of Oscar Pettiford, Charles Mingus and Larry Grenadier.