Do you need a band for your special event?


Maybe a Wedding, where you can't afford to have the big day spoiled by poor quality music!

Perhaps an anniversary, a garden party, a store promotion. Whatever the function, John Petters Productions can provide jazz, swing and nostalgic music of the highest profession calibre.

From a trio up to a seven or eight piece band with a vocalist, to a marching New Orleans Jazz Band. We only work with the very best musicians in the business

The Options

John Petters Trio - Clarinet / saxophone, piano or guitar/banjo, drums & vocals.

John Petters Quartet as above plus a double bass or brass bass. 

John Petters Swing Band - Five Piece line-up, comprising two reeds or reed and brass with piano or guitar, bass and drums rhythm section.

John Petters Jazz'n'Swing Band - Hot five piece traditional jazz and swing band, comprising, trumpet, clarinet/saxophone, piano or guitar banjo, bass and drums.

John Petters New Orleans All Stars - Six piece traditional jazz band, which plays our Walkin' With The King Gospel Show as well classic jazz from the King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke era. Trumpet, trombone, clarinet and rhythm section.

John Petters Creole Jazz Band - Two trumpet led eight piece band in the King Oliver style.

John Petters & His Rhythm - The line-up used for our Fats Waller Tribute Show, This Joint is Jumpin'.

We can provide the band style and size to your requirements.

The Sensational

John Petters Gatsby Five

A must for your Corporate Event, Gatsby Night, Prohibition Party, Private Function.

Available as a three, four, five or six piece band plus dancers.

The Great Gatsby movie has generated a huge interest in the 1920s. Sadly the film got the music all wrong!


The 20s was the jazz age. The music was hot and it was dance music.

The Charleston, the Blackbottom, The Shimmy.....

Here are two of the dancers demonstrating the Charleston.


The sensational John Petters Gatsby Five knows this music inside out and is without doubt the hottest and most exciting Gatsby style band on the scene today.

Using virtuose musicians, powered by the driving, charleston beat of the leader.

Here's what the critics say:

The Mississippi Rag (USA)
" England's finest Traditional Jazz Drummer."

The Stage
"John Petters is a solid and showy drummer..... and a humourous, fluent compere of the proceedings, as well as a useful singer"

It is all about quality and experience!

John Petters is an expert in the music of the period, having toured and recorded with two of the original legends of jazz, Wild Bill Davison & Art Hodes.

These two stars worked in Capone controlled Speakeasies in Chicago and were under orders to keep playing if somebody got shot.

Below: John Petters on stage with Wild Bill Davison

Here's what Art Hodes gave John at the conclusion of the tour

Can you afford to risk the success your special event by booking a sub-standard band?

Major names in jazz including Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball, Humphrey Lyttelton, George Chisholm OBE, Georgie Fame and Lonnie Donegan have all worked with John Petters over the years.

He has over thirty CD albums, including three on the New Orleans based 'Jazzology' label

.John is an acknowledged expert historian and writer on Jazz, having appeared on the BBC4 documentary, Trad Jazz Britannia in 2013.

Call 01406 365 731

(+44) (1) 406 365731 from outside the UK

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John Petters Productions
New House Farm
Hospital Drove
Long Sutton
PE12 9EN
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1406 365731

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