The JC Jazz Duo ref: 6659
This all-live acoustic duo perform fine vintage jazz for special occasions. The pair re-visit and revive some of the best jazz songs ever written – performing at functions, hotels, festivals and events.
The duo typically play two sets, but this can vary according to requirements. They cover jazz, blues and swing favourites: ranging from Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Sarah Vaughan to Peggy Lee, Etta James and Caro Emerald. You can enjoy low-key drinks/dinner jazz for the first set, for example, and then a faster pace later on when the party gets going. Some songs are performed true to their original style while others have an added ‘twist’ or a new feel.
Based in Chichester, near Portsmouth on the south coast, the pair are fully portable with their own PA and come with a sincere wish to give your venue or event a splash of style, and an appreciation of some much- loved music that appeals to all tastes and ages.
The duo started ‘cooking’ in the Simply Jazz Quintet. Their singer is classically trained, performing as a mezzo soprano in classical and choral concerts originally, before moving on to singing jazz in London and also fronting functions bands, including The Dance Effect, which is still going strong. Their pianist is a professional composer, performer and teacher. He has written and performed music in many styles, most notably jazz, adopting a lyrical compositional style inspired by greats such as Bill Evans and Horace Silver.
|General||"The JC Duo have performed a host of fantastic gigs with us. They read the mood of the event perfectly and adapt their set list to compliment the ambience to a ‘T’. Their repertoire is incredibly extensive and they never fail to get a great reaction from our customers. We have no hesitation in recommending them for your event.” Andy - Brand & Marketing Consultant|