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Jazz Band (The Cena's)

The Cena's Jazz Band were formed back in 2003 as a new generation of an early jazz band. The ensemble contains today's young up-and-coming players, all of whom continue to revitalise the scene with their flair, excitement and enthusiasm. Their ability to acknowledge and reflect on the past but to create a contemporary sound is why it is one of the pre-eminent bands on the scene today. All members are full time professionals and some of the leading musicians in their field.  The Cena's Jazz is building on a fast growing prestigious reputation for being one of the most reliable bands in the UK. Establishing a high level of consumer confidence, the band’s credibility in today's market is clearly evident from its extensive list of widely recognised and extremely satisfied clientele.

Clients include: British Petroleum, Cancer Research UK, Conservative Party, European Climate Exchange, Falcon-Chambers, Field of Dreams Music Concerts, Gordon Ramsay, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Hampton Court Flower Show, Hayling Island Jazz Festival, Henley Regatta, Hodson's Legal, ING Direct, Lord Mayor's Show, Olympic Torch Relay, PayPoint Ltd, Royale Cuisine, Richmond Athlethic Rugby Club, Royal & Sun Alliance, St Anthony's Hospital, Tokyo Electron Europe, Topsail, Waverley & Balmoral Excursions, Wedlake Bell, Worshipful Company of Grocers, Worshipful Company of Firefighters, Worshipful Company of Launderers, Zafferano... 


The Cena's offer many line up variations in order to accommodate all venue sizes, budgets and events.

2 Piece - Clarinet (or) Trumpet (or) Sax (or) Trombone with Banjo (or) Guitar

3 Piece - Clarinet (or) Trumpet (or) Sax (or) Trombone with Banjo (or) Guitar & Sousaphone (or) Bass Sax

4 Piece - Any 2 from Clarinet, Trumpet, Sax, Trombone with Banjo (or) Guitar & Sousaphone (or) Bass Sax

5 Piece - Any 3 from Clarinet, Trumpet, Sax, Trombone with Banjo (or) Guitar & Sousa (or) Bass Sx

6 Piece – Any 4 from Clarinet, Trumpet, Sax, Trombone with Banjo (or) Guitar & Sousa (or) Bass Sx & Drums

7 Piece – Clarinet, Trumpet, Sax, Trombone with Banjo (or) Guitar & Sousa (or) Bass Sax & Drums

The bands 5, 6 & 7-piece bands include the sound of a fantastic male singer, the perfect ensemble for those wanting the sophisticated sound of the jazz singer to the group. The band also offers music for dancing. In this case, use of the drums is quite important and so we would advise a minimum 4 piece line up consisting of 1 Horn, Banjo, Sousaphone, Drums. More front line instruments can be added to build up the sound.

The Cena's Jazz also offers a mobile option and can perform amongst guests and in different areas of the venue. A minimum 2-piece line up of 1 horn, Banjo, Sousaphone is advisable. More front line instruments can be added to create a larger more prominent sound.

The band also have ideal line ups for background music. i.e. 3-piece or 4-pieces offer perfect combinations where swapping the drums in the 4-piece for another horn is advisable. This choice is well suited to Wedding Receptions.

For those on a budget but still want the ‘big’ sound, the 5-piece ensemble maintains the authentic sound of the Jazz as it uses 3 front line instruments. 

The 7-piece or 6-piece band has a large sound so depending on the size of the performance space, this is the perfect ensemble for creating a timeless impression.

Option 1: (Above): The band performs up to 2 x 45 minute set lengths within a 3 hour period (including set up time).
Option 2: The band performs 3 x 40 or 2 x 60 minute set lengths within a 3 hour period (including set up time).

The band requires set-up of 10 – 15 minutes.

The 3-piece band requires 2 x 2 metres of space.  

The band has no electrical requirements.


The band can provide a 1000W PA system, which includes a microphone for speeches and background CD/iPod music played in the breaks. This PA will cater for small to medium/large sized rooms/marquees of up to 250-300 guests.

The band is available with a male singer option.

The band can supply a lighting rig at an additional cost. 

Dress Code
The band is available to perform as pictured, in the standard red waistcoats and boater hats, but also have other outfits available, which include: Dinner Jackets (Black or White Tie), Modern Lounge Suits or Casual. Themed outfits can be catered for on request.



A Kiss To Build A Dream On
After You’ve Gone
Ain’t Misbehavin
Ain’t She Sweet
Alexander’s Ragtime Band
All Of Me
All The Things You Are
Am I Blue
April Showers
As Long As I Live
As Time Goes By
At The Jazz Band Ball


Baby Face
Baby Wont You Please Come Home
Back O Town Blues
Ballin The Jack
Basin Street Blues
Beale Street Blues
Bear Necessities
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
Big Butter & Egg Man
Big Chief
Bill Bailey
Birth Of The Blues
Black and Blue
Blue Turning Grey Over You
Blues My Naughty Sweetie
Bluin the Blues
Blueberry Hill
Blue Moon
Blue Skies
Bourbon Street Parade
Blue Room
Bridal March (Lohengrin)
Bring In The Money
Buddy Bolden Blues
Button Up Your Overcoat
Bye Bye Blues
Bye Bye Blackbird


China Boy
Chinatown, My Chinatown
Clarinet Marmalade
Crazy Rhythm
Crazy About My Baby
Creole Love Song
Cakewalkin’ Babies From Home
Carnival Time
Careless Love
Cheek To Cheek


Darktown Strutters Ball
Deed I Do
Didn’t He Ramble
Dixieland One-Step
Doctor Jazz
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Down By The Riverside
Down In Honky Tonk Town
Do You Know What It Means…


Everybody Loves My Baby
Exactly Like You


Farewell Blues
Fidgety Feet
Five Foot Two Eyes Of Blue
Float Me Down The River
Fly Me To The Moon


Georgia On My Mind
Girl Of My Dreams
Give Me Your Kisses


Hello Dolly
High Society
Honeysuckle Rose
How Come You Do Me Like You Do
How Long Blues


I Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody None Of My Jellyroll
I Can’t Give Believe You’re In Love With Me
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
I Found A New Baby
I Got Rhythm
I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
Ida Sweet As Apple Cider
If I Could Be With You
If I Had You
Iko Iko
In A Mellotone
I’m Confessin’
I’m Gonna Sit Right Down & Write Myself A Letter
I Want To Be Happy
I’m Puttin’ All My Eggs in One Basket
I’ve Got A Feelin’ I’m Fallin
Ice Cream
Indiana (Back Home Again in)
In The Summertime When The Weather Is Fine
Is It True What They Say About Dixie?
It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing
It Had To Be You
It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie
It’s Tight Like That


Jazz Me Blues
Jeepers Creepers
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Just A Little While To Stay Here
Just One of Those Things
Just Squeeze Me


Keepin’ Out Of Mischief Now
King of The Swingers


La Vie En Rose
Lady Be Good
Lady Is A Tramp
Lazy River (Up The)
Lil‘Liza Jane
Lily of The Valley
Linger Awhile
Limehouse Blues
Louisiana Fairytale
Love Is The Sweetest Thing
Love Me or Leave Me
Lulu's Back In Town

Mack The Knife
Makin’ Whoopee
Mama Don’t Allow It
Mama’s Gone Goodbye
Maria Elena
Mean To Me
Memories Of You
Millenburg Joys
Mississippi Mud
Mood Indigo
Muskrat Ramble
My Blue Heaven
My Memphis Baby


New Orleans
Nobody’s Sweetheart
New Suit
Nobody Knows You’re Down & Out


Old Grey Bonnet
Old Fashioned Love
Old’ Rockin’ Chairs Got Me
Old Spinning Wheel
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Out of Nowhere


Paper Moon
Panama Rag
Pennies From Heaven
Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone
Poor Butterfly
Puttin’ On The Ritz 


Royal Garden Blues
Running Wild


Sensation Rag
September In The Rain
Shanty In Old Shanty Town
Sheik Of Araby
Sing Sing Sing
Singin’ The Blues
Some Of These Days
Somebody Loves Me
Somebody Stole My Gal
Someday You’ll Be Sorry
South Rampart Street Parade
St James Infirmary
St Louis Blues
Street Parade
Struttin' With Some BBQ
Sugar Blues
Sugar Foot Stomp
Sweet Georgia Brown
Sweet Lorraine
Sweet Sue
Sweethearts on Parade
Sugar (Don’t You Know Who She is..)
Sugar (I Call My Baby My Sugar…)
Swanee River
Swing That Music


Temptation Rag
That Da Da Strain
That’s A Plenty
That’s My Desire
There’ll Be Some Changes Made
Three Little Words
Tiger Rag
Tin Roof Blues
Tishomingo Blues
Twelfth Street Rag


Up A Lazy River


Wabash Blues
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
We’ll Meet Again
What A Wonderful World
When It's Sleepy Time Down South
When My Sugar Walks Down The Street
When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful
When The Saints Go Marching In
When You’re Smiling
Who’s Sorry Now
Wolverine Blues
Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey


Yellow Dog Blues
Yes Sir That’s My Baby
You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
You're Nobody's Sweetheart Now
You Took Advantage of Me
You’re Driving Me Crazy


Wedding Entrance
Mack The Knife
Ain’t She Sweet
Paper Moon
Bridal March (Lohengrin)
When My Sugar Walks Down The Street
Ain’t She Sweet
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Bourbon Street Parade
All of Me

Signing of the Register
Sugar (I Call My Baby My Sugar)
What A Wonderful World
When My Sugar Walks Down The Street
When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
Up A Lazy River
Mood Indigo
Makin Whoopee
Pennies From Heaven
Old Fashioned Love
If I Had You
I’m Confessin’
As Time Goes By
Dream A Little Dream
Georgia On My Mind

Wedding Exit
When The Saints Go Marching In
Sweet Georgia Brown
Ain’t She Sweet
All Of Me
It Had To Be You
Somebody Loves Me
Paper Moon
Mack The Knife
In The Summertime (When The Weather is Fine)
Hello Dolly
Bear Necessities
Deed I Do
I Can’t Believe You’re In Love With Me

Your First Dance
La Vie En Rose
Bear Neccessities
King of The Swingers
It Had To Be You
Benny Hill Theme Tune
Jeeves & Wooster Theme Tune
Love Me or Leave Me

Traditional New Orleans Procession(Slow)
Abide With Me
Amazing Grace
Careless Love
St James Infirmary
Flee As A Bird
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Old Rugged Cross
How Great Thou Art
Feels So Good

Traditional New Orleans Procession(Fast)
When The Saints Go Marching In
Old Grey Bonnet
Lily of The Valley
Just A Little While To Stay Here
Didn’t He Ramble
Sweet Georgia Brown
Down By The Riverside

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Sky Sports

Please do pass on our thanks, the feedback was very impressive and the entertainers did an excellent job.  The guests were very happy.

The Economist Group

Just wanted to send you a note to say that Rick was just such a rock star on our stand this week at Black Hat Europe.  He is just such a super chap and totally wonderful to work with.  He just rocks up and gets on with things, we had some issues with our cabling and he sorted that out and then just keeps rolling all day.  He chats away with all the ‘customers’ and is a joy to work with.  All our team at Carbon Black, just love him. 

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Chelsea Football Club

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