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Ashley Bonfante

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About Ashley Bonfante

Professional saxophonist, woodwind specialist, composer, and educator. Has years of experience performing in a variety of settings.
Jazz band
London/Birmingham
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Having worked across the UK and Europe (most notably in Paris where he lived for a stint), Ashley has honed his musicianship as an adept musician and charismatic performer. Now living in London (Hackney), Ashley thrives on the melting pot of different musicians living in the capital and regularly performs in a number of different groups. He has extensive experience working with Jazz duos, trios, quartets, etc. and often writes new music for his own groups. You can also find him working within soul and funk function band horn sections or as the solo saxophonist. Most recently he has been performing with the "The House and Garage Orchestra" to crowds of up to 4000 across the UK. As an accomplished alto saxophonist, Ashley also doubles on the tenor, clarinet, and flute.

Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Blues, Modern jazz, Swing, Avant garde, Experimental, Pop, Funk, Motown, R&B, Soul, Brazilian music, Ska, Samba
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Jazz Standards:
Witchcraft
Girl from Ipanema
You Stepped Out Of A Dream
Misty
Four
I Got Rhythm
Once I Loved
Invitation
How High The Moon
Ornithology
Anthropology
Oleo
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
Dewey Square
Eternal Triangle
Au Privave
Barbados
Mohawk
Big Foot
Relaxin' At The Camarillo
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
Take The A Train
Green Dolphin Street
Darn That Dream
Alone Together
East Of The Sun
I Want To Talk About You
There Is No Greater Love
It Could Happen To You
Fried Bananas
What Is This Thing Called Love
Beatrice
Lady Bird
Half Nelson
Reflections
In Walked Bud
Well You Needn't
All Of Me
All The Things You Are
Stella By Starlight
You've Changed
317 East 32nd Street
Out Of Nowhere
Nostalgia
and many, many more... (also on request)
Customer questions

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

I have a pool of professional singers that I work with. Before confirming the selection, we can discuss what you prefer.

Do you have different line-up options?

We are open to pretty much any type of formation - if you know what you like, then will will do our best to accomodate.

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

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know and will do our best to accomodate.

How much time do you need to set up?

An hour is usually sufficient.

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£680
Up to 2 hours£800
Up to 3 hours£900

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Mary W, 1 month ago

We booked Ashley and his quartet (sax, piano, bass, drums) for some classic jazz background music to accompany our Sunday Lunch. Needless to say, they were absolutely amazing and really lifted the atmosphere. We were particularly pleased with their ability to take requests from some of the customers Ashley's tone on his saxophone really blew everyone away - looking forward to the next one!

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Mark W, 2 months ago

Fantastic professionalism all evening - the band were totally swinging too! Exactly what we wanted and more. Five Stars. Will definitely re-book!