Contemporary Jazz Bands
in the Oxfordshire Area
Jazz Groups - for your consideration and
get to decide what line-up you want on the day, ranging from piano solo
to duos, trios, quartets and bigger ensembles according to the
atmosphere of your party. The most popular combinations are piano
solo/duo with sax or vocals and quartets (piano, bass, drums with either
sax or vocals). You are welcome to add as many instruments as you like
from guitar to clarinet, trumpet to violin and flute!
get to choose the style of Jazz music you want us to play. Jazz for
soirées and drinks in the garden, Ballads for the dinner and Latin or
Swing to take you on the dance floor? Lots of familiar tunes
to perfectly set the mood to your party. The huge repertoire of jazz
standards provides many different styles featuring the music of many
famous jazz composers and artists. Demos can be arranged in whatever
media suits you.
musicians have performed in many prestigious venues and entertained many
important guests during both private, public and corporate events .
For any information, requests or forthcoming
live appearances, please feel free to contact the musicians below
direct. They are available for Pubs, Garden Parties, Weddings, Private
Functions, Bar mitzvahs etc
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Hobos - JJ & JK Duo
John J Soul has been living and breathing music since he was eight years old. He
used to play drums with small jazz combos and doubled as a drummer and a singer
with various rock and cabaret acts in England for many years. He
began focusing on his writing skills, writing both songs and lyrics. Since 1997
John Soul has been living in his hometown City
of Oxford, U.K., where he works as a "lecturer" in visual
arts (he is an art teacher by profession). He plays guitar and sings both
Standards and Blues with a deal of jazz inflection.
teamed up with Bassist Jonathan Kirkpatrick to deliver the Great American
Songbook with Jazzy chord inflection - a whole lotta lazy Blues and John can both
assess and work an audience well. Just right for the intimate Venue.
Every now and then John also plays
drums with a local Jazz Quartet.
The Blues Hobos
John Soul studied at the Art Institute of Ruskin School of Art before foundation
studies at Brookes University. John took his Degree in Fine Art at
Falmouth School of Art leading to his Masters Degree at the Royal College of
Fine Art. www.johnsoul.com
Catch em at The Black Boy - 91 Old High St, Headington OX3 9HT- Every Thursday
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Jackson - Vocals, Piano and Guitar
Technically gifted with a flair for improvisation and often just plain crazy to
watch, this talented young musician is a breath of fresh air on the UK jazz
Joe Jackson graduated in Music from Durham University in 2007 having been
tutored by the classically trained and Harlem born jazz singer, Sandi Russell
and he continues his tutelage under the guidance of Jazz Vocalists Ian Shaw and
Joe then toured Europe as a singer/pianist for venues such as the famous Holland
jazz club, Wakker. Mid-last year Joe returned to London to play prestigious
Venues including the RAC Club, The 606 Club, The Savoy and The Waldorf Astoria. Earlier
this year Joe moved to Oxford where he has been quickly embraced by the local
jazz scene and can be found playing at The Big Bang, Brown's, Joe's Restaurant
and Veritas in Banbury. Joe is currently working on a project to record a blend
of original work with traditional jazz standards, which he plans to launch later
in the year.
Jazzin - John
A Jazz Quartet (Mainstream/ Modern/ Crossover and Latin) playing
a fresher repertoire than most.
Jazz In is achieving acclaim everywhere it performs, giving credence to the
expertise of it's professional and ex-professional members.
The quartet mostly performs little-known but entertaining tunes that are not in
the American Song Book and the "revolving" library ensures a new programme at
each performance with a fresh mix of the familiar and unfamiliar. Will
play anywhere along the M4 Corridor from as far as Slough to Newport.
01633 893 326
Jazz Guitarist Mainstream and Manouche Swing Trios to Quintets
Acoustic Guitar Duo featuring Russell Jarrett and Simon Taylor. Visit their
website to see and hear them play. They perform a wide variety of music styles.
Perfect intimate music for Wedding Receptions, Soirees, Corporate Functions and
Club Duo Performances.
Jazz Music for all occasions - Manouche Gypsy to
Duo to full band - tailored to suit your needs.
Vocal Styles - Cole, Sinatra, Nora Jones etc
Dorothy Shaw Trio
Piano, Bass, Drums + Guests
Enquiries 01235 535689
Graeme Culham Jazz
Neale Ridding - Reeds/Flute, Paul Higgs
Flugel/Trumpet, Ted Beament - Piano/Keyboards, Roger Curphy - Bass, Graeme
on Drums - Corporate events a speciality.
(saxophones) - Performance credits include Steve Waterman, Jim Mullen and Kenny
Baker. Music ranges from Bebop to funk. Bands can be anything from a Duo to
Quintet - including Richard Dutton (piano), Jez Cooke (guitar), Jerry Soffe
(Bass) and Simon Price (Drums).
Duo to Quintet -Alison Bentley (vocals/piano) and Kevin
plays his own blend of jazz standards and originals. Jazz Review praised his
“elegant, catchy themes”, while the Oxford Times recently described him as a
“fine player as well as an imaginative composer and arranger. Various band
West Big Band - Swindon
MWBB _ 13 Piece Orchestra with Vocalist Julie
McKellar - Play a wide range of music from the period of Glen Miller and Benny
Goodman up to arrangements from the contemporary National Youth Jazz Orchestra.
Len Morphew Musical Director is well steeped in music of the Swing Era.
Available for Corporate functions Outdoor Events or Dance Halls - Contact Dave
Pinch, Trombone 01793 813773 or Len Morphew, MD 01793 875290
Lucy Bridewell - Alto, Linda Duncan - Alto, Len Morphew - Tenor and Flute,
Liam Wiltshire - Tenor and Clarinet, Frank Jeffcutt - Baritone
Bob Field - Trumpet, John Drew - Trumpet and Flugelhorn, Gerry Mason - Trumpet,
Dave Maguire - Trombone, Dave Pinch - Trombone.
Dave Prosser - Drums Andy MaGuire - Bass, Martin Low - Piano .
Trio Mads on Guitar - Steve Kershaw, Bass - Petter on Drums, Anglo
Danish Jazz Trio
has in its midst a jazz musician of international repute. Deddington resident
Steve Kershaw is the bass player in the Anglo-Scandinavian contemporary jazz
trio Stekpanna, which has a world-wide following and is celebrating its 10th
anniversary this year Steve tells me that he and his fellow musicians, guitarist
Mads Kjølby from Denmark and the Swedish drummer Petter Svärd met up in
Hollywood, California, and were students at the Los Angeles. Musicians
Institute, where each won prestigious awards. Since forming the band they have
performed in 25 countries, broadcast on Radio and TV here and overseas and
issued a number of highly regarded CDs. Interestingly, they have been featured
as in-flight entertainment by both Air Canada and Swissair (proof that they are
This bassist has fine professional Musician connections in Oxford and
Anything from a Trio to a Big Band
This exciting quartet consisted of Tim
Collinson: Tenor and Soprano Saxophones, the phenomenal Gianni Boscarino - Piano,
Lester Bennett - Drums and Chris Goodsell - Bass.
They have been playing together for 6
years proving to be a very versatile band and are regulars at The Mill Hill jazz
club, and other venues in North London. They have played at corporate
functions and weddings as well as running two major jazz clubs in North London.
On occasions the Quartet backed jazz
giants such as John Etheridge, Andy Sheppard, Jim Mullen, Alan Skidmore,
Mornington Lockett, Martin Speake, Henry Lowther, and many more!
This is a fine Contemporary Jazz Quartet
gave us a fine programme of Jazz Originals and Standard giving a well honed and varied performance by these well disciplined Musicians
- Jazz Eddie
Far Out Stuff!
The Provinces - for those with
relatives and friends IN THE NORTH
Pearl Jazz Jazz Trio/Quartet with
Singer - Manchester / Southport Area
For those in London -
Ken Meacher 01252 523676
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Live Jazz Music never fails to add the
"special" into "special event".
Live Jazz at your function says
something about you - you are not mundane; you have intellectual tastes,
you have zest and you love life and Real Quality Music.
Whether you are trying to book jazz for
your Corporate Function, Wedding or a Party at home this is the place to find
This make a difference with Real Live
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Contacts as listed.
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