Perfect for unobtrusive background music for drinks receptions, cocktail parties and corporate events, or for a swinging dance band to fill the dance floor. Available from a jazz trio upwards, with or without vocals.
They are available from a duo to a quintet plus vocals. Their most popular format is as a jazz trio, consisting of saxophone, piano and double bass. Where there is no piano available they provide a keyboard.
Led by double bassist Gavin, who studied on a scholarship at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, Manhattan Jazz have been providing the atmosphere for parties, weddings and corporate events for over five years. As individuals they have performed all over the world, for royalty, celebrities and film stars, and with many of the great artists of our time.
This line up is excellent for unobtrusive background jazz during cocktails, dinner jazz during a meal and, at smaller events, dancing. It provides an ambience to your event, whilst still allowing people to mingle and talk freely.
As a four piece they add drums, extending their dynamic range from still being highly suitable for background music, to an all-out swinging dance band. Larger line-ups are available for when you really want a band with impact.
They can add male or female vocals to any line up.
Rates From £ 863
Rate is for Duo locally
Rate is for Duo locally
Playlists / Performance Info:
Their repertoire is taken mainly from 'The Great American Songbook': composers such as Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Rogers & Hart, and Irving Berlin, and songs made famous by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday (not to mention Robbie Williams and Westlife!). Added to this is a vast array of bossa novas and Latin tunes from Antonio Carlos Jobim, and a handful of modern jazz 'classics', such as Watermelon Man, I Wish I Knew (theme from Film 2004) and Take 5. Their funkier side includes tunes by the Average White Band, Spyro Gyra and Herbie Hancock.
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