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About Almaz

Contemporary duo
Public liability insurance of £1 million
Up & Coming Unique Jazz & Blues Duo

Almaz are professional full-time musicians that provide tasteful music for most occasions. The Duo perform Music for the Moment with vast experience performing at many different events in their long standing careers. Award winning songwriter Joanne (Access To Music LIPA 2009) is a stunning vocalist and competent in a variety of styles. Accomplished and renowned guitarist on the British Blues Scene, Barny’s T- Bone Walker influenced guitar gives space to Joanne’s captivating vocals. Though the duo mainly focus on Jazz & Blues both have extensive experience performing in various other genres for over 20 years. The duo can be found performing at many Jazz & Blues Festivals in 2019 including, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Birmingham & Sollihul, Nantwich as well as hosting their own events in Theatres & Halls. Almaz can cater to most events and can cover any song with little notice. It doesn’t have to be Jazz or Blues but it will be their own unique style they bring to any genre you require for your event. If you’re looking for tasteful music for your event get in touch today.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, Jazz, Blues, Modern jazz, Swing, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Acoustic, Christmas, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Avant garde, Pop, Covers, Vintage
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

I love Paris
Ain’t got nuthin but the Blues
Trouble in mind
Comes love
Lucky devil
St James Infirmary
The Nearness of you
All of me
Moon River
I don’t want to set the world on fire
7 nation army
Sweet dreams
Until the real thing comes along
Dream a little dream
All of me
The nearness of you
Sweet loving old soul
That ole devil called love
I don’t want to set the world on fire
Love is a Losing Game
Back to Black
You Know I'm No good
When did you leave Heaven
Comes love
Dream a little dream
Bring it on home to me
Moon river
Until the real thing comes along
Lucky devil
No longer loving you
I love Paris
Trouble in mind
St James infirmary
House of the rising sun
If I cant sell it (Prohibition Blues)
Minnie the moocher
Rather go blind
At last
Shut the door behind you when you leave
God bless the child
Tennessee Whiskey
Gloomy Sunday
When I get Low I get High
Strangers on The Shore
You Showed me the Way
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes. We regularly perform with some outstanding musicians, including Sax, Clarinet, Harmonica, Bass/Double Bass, Violin. Please contact us with your enquiry.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Just let us know. We will always be as flexible as possible.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes of course, we'll even work out a specific playlist unless you want to do this yourself. We can set our equipment up and play music through our system before and during the interval of our performance. If you'd like us to stay until the venue closes or your event finishes we provide this for an additional £100

How much time do you need to set up?

We like to be set up at least an hour before the event and if possible before your event starts so we're not interfering in the comfort of your guests when unloading into the event space.

Can you roam around while you perform?

If we're are booked for an acoustic only event, yes this is possible.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

We're happy to work with you to create the perfect set list for you. Our company motto is Music For The Moment.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?


Can you learn song requests before the event?

With notice, we're happy to cover any song of your choice. If there are multiple songs you'd like us to learn there is a fee of £50 per song but we'll also happily provide you with a digital copy or a cd if you'd like this.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The space and dynamic sound we create as well as the wonderful songs we cover.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Brindley Theatre Runcorn. Birmingham & Sollihul Jazz & Blues Festival 2010-2019 Nantwhich Jazz & Blues Festival (Spotted busking in the streets and immediately offered a spot on the introducing stage in 2018. Booked to play this year (2019) Newcastle Jazz & Blues Festival Aint Nothing But The Blues Bar London

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

For Barny it has to be T-Bone Walker and Joanne Ella Fitzgerald, but we're both late comers to Jazz so our style is heavily influenced with blues & Soul.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Joanne-Bafta Ceremony in 2009 for Access to Music Awards with L.I.P.A. Barny- Main stage at many Blues Festivals.


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£450
Up to 2 hours£600
Up to 3 hours£700
Drinks reception2 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception


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Peter B, 1 year ago

On behalf of the comittee we’d like to extend our appreciation for entertaining our community last month. Absolute stunning vocals and guitar. The set list you performed was a real surprise and so well received. You two will go far I’m sure. Good luck on your journey, be safe and come back soon!

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David E, 1 year ago

Just to extend our thanks for making Carole’s evening an experience many will not forget. Joanne’s vocals and Barny’s guitar are a match made in heaven, we all said it! The added touch of learning Carole’s favourite Ella Fitzgerald songs brought an extra special surprise for her and we really appreciate you doing that for us. Good luck with your tour, you certainly had us all wishing we were a few decades younger. Kind regards David Einig

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