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The Right Jazz Group

The Right Jazz Group comes in many combinations from a duo to a quintet, with a featured vocalist or as an instrumental group. 

Their most popular format is as a jazz trio, consisting of saxophone, piano and double bass.  This line-up is excellent for unobtrusive background jazz during cocktails or for dinner jazz during a meal, adding ambience to your event whilst still allowing people to mingle and talk freely. At smaller events it is also suitable for dancing.

You can also choose from a duo to a quintet with a girl vocalist in the style of Diana Krall, or a male vocalist for a more Rat Pack style evening.

The line-up can also include drums, and is then suitable for an all-out swinging dance band.

We are happy to advise you as to what combination would work best for your event.

This line-up is excellent for unobtrusive background jazz during cocktails or for dinner jazz during a meal

Their repertoire is taken mainly from ‘The Great American Songbook’: composers such as Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Rodgers & 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’,

Led by double bassist Gavin, who studied on a scholarship at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, The Right Jazz Group can provide the perfect atmosphere for parties, weddings and corporate events. 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.

Recent events include, Blenheim Palace, Brocket Hall, Claridges, Cliveden, The Dorchester, ExCel, Great Eastern Hotel, The Hempel, ICC, Grosvenor House Hotel, London Hilton Park Lane, Honourable Artillery Company, The Houses of Parliament, The Hurlingham Club, InterContinental London, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, Monte Carlo Sporting Club, One Whitehall Place, Room on the River, Royal Aeronautical Society, The Waldorf and The Waterside Inn, not to mention many other hotels, private houses and marquees across the country.

The Right Jazz Group Corporate Clients include

RFU (Rugby Football Union), BlackBerry, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Gallup, JPMorgan, Hendrick’s Gin, John Smiths, Conservative Party (for David Cameron), Oracle, Clear Channel, National Trust, Institute of Chartered Accountants, Värde Partners, Holiday Inn, Novotel, Renaissance Hotels, GroundSure, London Business School, AeroMobile, University of Kent, University College London, University of Winchester, CVL (Now Transform), HMW Aston Martin, Standard Life.

Dear Gavin,
We just wanted to let you know how pleased we were with you and the band on Saturday night. You pitched it just right throughout, and were all an absolute pleasure to deal with. The feedback from our guests is full of praise for you. So thank you very much.
Nicky Defries.

Dear Gavin
Thank you and your band for a wonderful set, our guests enjoyed it immensely as they always do.”
Kelly. (Corporate client)

We’ve just come back from honeymoon…... We loved your band and we thought you played wonderfully on the night - everyone was very impressed with you and we are really pleased that you played so well.
All the best, Stewart & Carol.

Just a quick note to say what a fantastic time everyone had at David’s party last week. All our guests commented on how great the band were, and more importantly David and I thought you were fantastic. Denise in particular received rave reviews.

Many thanks to you all for a fabulous evening of wonderful music, we will recommend you to everyone we know.
Kim Griffiths, Nov 2007

Just wanted to say thanks so much to all of you for being fantastic last Friday. Everyone loved your performance and had a brilliant time.
Susanne Owers.

Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the rest of the band for some fantastic music on Saturday -everyone I spoke to said you were excellent and that the passion within the playing was a rare thing to witness!”
Anna Lacey.

We just had to write, to express our enormous gratitude to both you and the band, for helping to make our wedding day one of the greatest days of our lives.

On arrival you were all both professional and friendly, setting up quickly, without any fuss, and immaculately dressed.

From the moment you started playing everyone was drawn to the beautiful sound of jazz filling the room and even though nervous the sound relaxed the both of us, who just wanted to get through the first dance. The first dance arrived in the form of Cheek To Cheek and all our fears drifted away when, as promised you played the tune at a tempo that us two novice Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers were able to dance to. After this everyone joined in, dancing to familiar tunes, some singing along (not always in tune and sometimes with their own lyrics), having a thoroughly good time, moving my niece who is only 8 to say to me that she thought you were really cool.

The thing that really made it for us was that you guys seemed to be having a really good time as well.

The next day we received nothing but compliments, from both our guests and from the hotel and their staff regarding you and the band, with the highest accolade being that you were the best band that had ever played at The Waterside Inn. The hotel has commented that you will now be recommended to everyone wishing to hire a band to perform there.

We would just lastly like to say good luck to you and the guys in the future and that we will have no problem recommending you to anyone looking to hire a great band.

Many thanks Mr & Mrs Suleiman.