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Annelise is a sophisticated and experienced jazz and swing singer: the perfect choice for your special occasion or event.

Annelise is a talented UK singer with over 20 years of experience performing live music. Annelise has performed at a number of high-end venues; weddings and both corporate and private parties, commemoration and awards events. Previous Clients and prestigious venues include: Hanbury Manor Ware, Angel House Hove, The Old Hall Ely, Teweksbury Marina, Minstead House The New Forest, Hotel Abbey Redditch, Cambridge University May Ball, Hallmark Hotel Flitwick Manor, John O'Gaunt Golf Club, Shendish Manor, Jackfield Regatta Ironbridge, The Barnes Hotel Bedford, Letchworth Hall Hotel, Forest Hills Golf Club With an extensive repertoire of jazz and swing standards and her sophisticated, dynamic and resonant voice, Annelise is the perfect accompaniment for events requiring stylish background music – Guests arrival; the drinks reception, cocktails and canapes or at dinner. The backing tracks that Annelise sings along to are sophisticated, professional piano/full band recordings replicating the sound of a jazz band. Influences include the first ladies and gentlemen of jazz performing all the classics by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald; Frank Sinatra; Nat King Cole; Billie Holiday; Anita O’Day and Sarah Vaughan. Types of Events • Wedding anniversaries • Birthday milestones • Company events / dinners • Gin & Jazz Events • Weddings • Retirement parties • Commemoration & community events • Conferences • Exhibitions • Product / property launches • VIP Events / 1st class lounges • Galas & regattas • Jazz themed parties (e.g. Gatsby, American Songbook, Rat Pack) • Dinner dances Key Features: *Available as a Solo performer with High Quality Backing Tracks or as a Duo (with pianist) *Jazz / Swing song special requests welcome (with prior notice) *Elegant and sophisticated attire *Comprehensive PA system, Public Liability Insurance (Musicians Union member) up to £10 million and background music via PA system & IPad during breaks / intervals With a repertoire of more than 200 songs covering the 1920s to 1960s, Annelise is the perfect choice for all events and offers a bespoke service based on your requirements. Technical Requirements • Performance space (allowing for Yamaha Stagepas 400i portable PA system) x2 speakers, mixing desk, microphone stand and microphone. Approximately 8ft width x 6ft depth minimum space required • One power socket close to the performance area • Easy access parking space or drop off / unloading point preferred

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Christmas, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, Modern jazz, Light music, Easy listening, Originals, Vintage, Covers, Tribute, Blues, Dixieland
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

EXAMPLE SET LIST 1
Fly Me To The Moon
What a Wonderful World
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Have you met Miss Jones
Blue Moon
It Had To Be You
Mack The Knife
All The Things You Are
East Of The Sun
What a difference a day made
Aint misbehavin'
Just one of those things
Feeling Good
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Lullaby of Birdland
I can't get started
As Time Goes By
EXAMPLE SET LIST 2
The Way You Look Tonight
I Get a Kick out of You
My Baby Just Cares For Me
I'll Remember April
Let's Fall In Love
Embraceable You
You go to my head
Someone to watch over me
Taking A Chance On Love
Pennies From Heaven
Lady Is A Tramp
Girl from Ipanema
Polka Dots and Moonbeams
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
All Of Me
Customer questions

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

I will always do my best to be flexible if the timings need to change, so please just let me know at your earliest convenience.

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

Yes certainly, no problem at all. I can play music through my PA system in my breaks or before my sets.

How much time do you need to set up?

I need between 15 and 30 minutes to set up my PA system. I will always set up at a time that is convenient to you as the client.

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

Yes I am very happy to share my repertoire to clients in advance of the events, so that they can choose any songs they particularly like. I feel this is an important part of my performance. I have also been requested to sing ‘first dance’ songs at weddings and I am happy to accommodate this with prior notice.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes I bring all my equipment, but I can also plug into a PA system already at a venue by connecting my iPad and I am more than happy to do this also.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes I am happy to learn up to three songs - that are not in my repertoire- if they fit in with the jazz/swing genre and I have prior notice. I am also happy to sing one song for a wedding ‘first dance’ that is not jazz/swing provided I can find the necessary backing track.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The unique quality and timbre of my voice and the choice of songs to suit their event. My professionalism, friendly nature and reliability. Making an event special and memorable with my performance of jazz/swing/Ratpack classics.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Hannury Manor, Ware. The Old Hall, Ely. Shendish Manor, Letchworth Hall Hotel, The Cambridge May Ball, Ironbridge Regatta, Tewkesbury Marina, Flitwick Manor

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Tony Bennett, Anita O’Day, Michael Buble, Dean Martin, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan.

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

The May Ball Cambridge

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£80
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£340

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Deb E, 14 days ago

She was fantastic

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Clarke B, 2 months ago

Thank you very much for putting us in touch with Annelise for our annual marina berth-holder party. From first contact she was extremely professional throughout and attracted very favourable comments on her performance from our guests. We will definitely be asking her back in the future.

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Mary M, 2 months ago

I was very pleased with the whole booking from start to finish, no problems whatsoever, and I would recommend Annelise to anybody Thankyou all very much.

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Elizabeth S, 3 months ago

If you want to add a touch of class with talent I can highly recommend The Jazz Woman - Annelise. My husband and I hired her to sing at our 60th birthday garden party and she was just what we hoped for. Annelise has a great voice for all those classic swing/jazz numbers , a good repertoire of songs, a warm, friendly personality and looked great. I was so glad we chose her because she helped create the kind of relaxed ambience I wanted as our guests mingled around chatting on a very hot Saturday afternoon. Would definitely hire again.

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Lloyd P, 1 month ago

Thanks so much for Saturday - you were a big hit! Everyone really enjoyed your songs and performance.

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Ruth P, 1 month ago

You certainly helped make our day perfect and our close family and friends really enjoyed your music and choice of songs. You helped us create the perfect atmosphere for the day as guests mingled and got to know each other. We would not hesitate to ask you again - professional, talented and reliable.

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