11 Nov

DJ Hire from a Recommended London Entertainment Agency

We have two great services which we would really like to inform you of. Firstly, DJ Hire from this recommended London entertainment agency. They offer a great service at a really great price so if you are looking for a DJ then check out the link. Mobile Discos Hire is also available from this agency. They offer professional, reliable people who will provide you with a top quality service. Check it out for yourself if you are planning a wedding, function or corporate event in the near future.


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13 Oct

Hire a Jazz Trio for a Wedding or Event

If you are looking for a jazz band to perform at your event then look no further than this ensemble. The Jazz Trio are available for hire at all sorts of events including weddings, corporate functions and private parties. With over ten years experience as a group they will delight your audiences with their wonderful music! They have been described as a laid back “cool jazz” band who bring the atmosphere of a smokey jazz club into the 21st century. Playing music from a wide variety of genres, the trio go from Duke Ellington to Coldplay with the range of song choices.



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13 Jul

More New Music!

Here is a fantastic recording of the Adam Hughes Trio performing ‘Misty’. Hughes’ band can be hired to play events in England.

Check this out:

Adam Hughes Trio- Misty:     book @ www.lastminutemusicians.com by LastMinuteMusicians.com


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13 Jul

Some New Music!

Here is a wonderful tune by young American pianist Robert Glasper. Glasper’s talents have seen him perform in the bands of huge artists such as Terence Blanchard and Russell Malone amongst many others.

This is the first track from Glasper’s debut album released on Blue Note Records in 2005. I hope you enjoy it:

Click HERE to browse some of the UK’s finest Jazz bands for hire, and HERE to listen to some soundclips of professional Jazz bands that are part of the Last Minute Musicians Group!


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17 Mar

New Look / Location for the Jazz Music Blog

The all new jazz music blog now lives here: http://www.bookajazzband.co.uk/jazz_music_blog/

We are moving over to the new home to take advantage of WordPress blogging system…

Please bookmark the new location!

Thanks.


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17 Mar

Jazz picks from Spotify

Anyone who has used spotify to listen to music will know that its a great way to find new songs. Here are some jazz tunes that we have discovered through spotify:
1 – Abdullah Ibrahim – Ishmael – African Suite
2 – Buddy Rich Big Band – West Side Story Medley – Swingin` New Big Band
3 – Freddie Hubbard – Dolphin Dance – Freddie Hubbard Live
4 – Anita O`Day – Georgia on my mind – Anita O`Day with Gene Krupa & Stan Kenton
5 – Herbie Hancock – Watch It – Herbick Hancock Trio 1977
6 – Oliver Nelson – One for Phil- More Blues and the Abstrct Truth
7 – Oscar Peterson – Night Train – Night Train
8 – Miles Davis – Footprints – Miles Smiles

21 Jan

Jazz Artist of the Year Competition Details – WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR

We are looking for an emerging new Jazz artist, someone hugely talented, with great natural musicianshipcharisma and artistic quality.

We are looking for someone within the Jazz genre or influenced by Jazz, so this could encompass BluesCabaret, Big Band, Swing or ‘Sophisticated’ Musical Theatre genre. We are NOT looking for pop artists.

We are looking for singers and musicians, including songwriters.

There is no upper age limit. You simply need to be a British resident over the age of 16 to apply.

MASTERCLASSES

Over the course of the competition, successful performers may be invited to take part in one or a series of Masterclasses with leading artists.*

IF YOU ARE SUCCESSFUL

If your application is successful, you will be auditioned and put through an intensive interview before being selected to go forward to our live shows.

During the competition, you may also receive directioncoachingadvice and guidance, feedback and objective critique on your act, your performance and your career.*

If you make it through to the live finals you will perform your act in a production show in front of a panel of distinguished judges and a live audience.

For more information visit – Jazz Artist of The Year

 

28 Oct

A New Look Jazz Blog

We’ve gone for very “jazz club” look with our new site design. We hope you lke the neon signs above…. we were definatly thinkng bout Ronny Scott’s when when we were designing it, the lights of Soho. Please get in touch with us if you would like us to promote your gigs or review a cd on here. We are always looking for new jazz related things to write about and anything a bit different will definatly be considered.

10 Sep

Wedding Pianists Blog

A blog has been created over at Wedding Pianists Blog. This is the blog fore professional jazz pianist / wedding pianist / cocktail pianist, Adam Hughes and features all sorts of info and stories from the piano world. Head over and check it out for yourself, leave a comment if you like what you see.

08 Sep

Regular Jazz Gigs in London

Two new residential gigs have been launched in the South London area. The first is at the Rosendale pub in West Norwood. Different Trios play every thursday night there from 8pm untill 10pm. The food is great and they have a nice selection of beers. The second new gig is at the The Crown in Bromley. The gigs there at the same time as above but on a Wednesday night. This is very similar to the Rosendale with good food and beer / wine selections.