Tony Sheppard playing Keyboards at  a party in Cheltenham

Tony Sheppard   Keyboards, vocals and Trombone.


Gloucestershire Swing and  Jazz  Band.  Two musicians sounding like more.

tonyjazz ~ swing and jazz duo with Lee Shaw 

Having a Drinks reception, Wedding, Birthday party, Anniversary ?

Your event is unique. You deserve a band which is professional at all times, and Musicians who have many years experience in providing swinging music for any event .

Need quiet background music and some up-tempo dance numbers for later ?  We can do it.

Want to have some Glenn Miller ‘In The Mood’ style swing but can’t accommodate  a 16 piece Big Band ? ~ we’ll play your favourite swing tunes. !


Two musicians sounding like more ! ~ The musicians have a long experience of playing for  Private parties ,Wedding receptions, Birthdays, Dinner-jazz, Hotels and Restaurants, Corporate functions

The music is chosen specially to suit each event  from the band’s huge repertoire, which includes classic jazz and swing standard numbers from all the greats —

Cole Porter, Gershwin, Fats Waller, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker ,George Shearing, Cannonball  Adderley, Dave Brubeck , Herbie Hancock, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Ray Charles, Robbie Williams, Jamie Cullum. Claire Teale ,Harry Connick ..the list goes on and on…and .., take a look at the playlist  !

We use the latest BOSE L1 sound system, carefully controlled to give high quality at a suitable volume, so you will still be able to hold a conversation when we are playing.

Tony Sheppard

Plays Keyboards, trombone and sings

With years of expertise in the music business, and the latest keyboard technology, he creates anything from smooth quartet and Glenn Miller classic big band sounds  to funky Salsa beat numbers. 

Tony’s other current activities:-

Bass trombonist, musical librarian and programme planner for CRESCENDO  Big Band.  

For many years Tony was Musical Director of the Crescendo Big Big band  and Gloucestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra, Head of Brass instrument tuition for Gloucestershire Music Service and Musical Director of the Gloucester Gang Show

In an earlier life he featured in bands on the London Jazz scene, .playing trombone for ‘The Delta Jazzmen’ in clubs such as  The Marquee, 100 Oxford Street, Ken Colyers, Thames Hotel Hampton Court, Black Prince Ilford  and  touring.  Also with ‘The Big Soul Band’  working with some legendary Jazz musicians  (including Tubby Hayes).

He directed the widely acclaimed ‘On the Slide’ trombone project for  Cheltenham International Jazz Festival, performing with international trombone star Dennis Rollins. 



Areas we cover.

All Gloucestershre ~plus

Cheltenham, Gloucester, Cirencester, Stroud, Tewkesbury, Forest of Dean, Cinderford,  Lydney, Worcester, Hereford, Ledbury, Wiltshire Oxford ,Birmingham ,Warwickshire , Avon, Bristol, Somerset,

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Tony meets HRH Queen Elizabeth  (Jubilee celebration) DIane Atkinson with Ain't Misbehavin band playing Jazz and swing whlist the bride and groom welcomes guests at the drinks reception.Text Box: tonyjazz
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Lee Shaw   ~ Saxophone and Vocals.

formerly performed with

Mainstreamers International Jazz band 

and ‘Collusion ‘function band.

Lee has toured Australia and New Zealand and in the Far East , 

She joined  tonyjazz in  2018

She played for our Edward Elgar River -cruises in the 2108  and 2019 seasons and will perform for the majority of future bookings .


Diane Atkinson. ~ saxophone and vocals

After many years performing with  Ain’t  Misbehavin’ Diane  will only  be able to appear with the band on an occasional basis, due to unforeseen circumstances .

She will still appear with the Glosjazz Big Band and Jaycee Big band  and occasionally as relief player for the Edward Elgar riverboat sessions.



sound clips  swing and Jazz in Cotswolds and Forest of dean Gloucestershire