quality live music
for any Occasion

Matt is a saxophonist and clarinetist
with many years experience on the British Jazz Scene

He can provide a wide range of bands of varying styles
and sizes to guarantee your event will go with a swing.

Matt is also available for guest appearances with other bands,
as a self-contained solo act and for instrumental tuition.

The Bands


Some of the working ensembles that Matt is involved with. Arranged from the largest 7 piece right down to solo.

Click on read more or any band photo to learn more about a group, hear some samples tracks and in some cases watch a video.

Fire Hose 1Jazzmen

This seven-piece band is based on the Firehouse Five Plus Two, a driving force on the American 1950s & 60's Dixieland scene. Emphasis is on fun and good times.

Smaller versions of the band are available on request.

Fire Hose 1

Ideal New Orleans Parade Band

Give your event the Mardi Gras feel of the great crescent city of New Orleans. This seven-piece Marching Band plus Marshall is ideal for all kinds of events including carnivals, corporate events, wedding and funerals.

Parade Band

MIllennium Eagle Jazz Band

Traditional six-piece jazz band very busy on the club and festival circuit all over the UK.

Smaller versions of the band are available on request.

Matt Palmer All Star Line Ups

When something that extra bit special is required, various groups which include some of the top names from the British Jazz scene.

All Stars

Aces of Rhythm

A five-piece band specialising in authentic 1920’s small group jazz. The ‘Aces’ pay a respectful tribute to some of the icons of this era.


Bee Keeper Five
Five piece band playing the music of 'Chicago Style' Dixieland reminiscent of the great Eddie Condon Groups through to swinging sounds associated with the small bands lead by saxophonist Johnny Hodges.

Beekeeper Five

Backyard Music Boys
Acoustic four or five piece band playing exciting hot jazz in the old style ideal for strolling or on stage.

Backyard Boys

Matt Palmer Trio's

Many variants of the Trio are available making it a versatile and affordable option to compliment any event.


Matt Palmer Duo's
Two's Company saxophone with a piano for a more intimate evening or Riverboat Days strolling clarinet and banjo.

Riverboat Days

Saxy Santa
Self contained solo act* presenting a selection of seasonal and popular favorites plus the occasional jazz standard to get your party into full festive swing. Saxy Santa performs in full costume, complete with beard and if you have been a good boy or girl, maybe Santa will play your request!

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