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Ben Martin Jazz

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About Ben Martin Jazz

High quality jazz for any occasion. From solo saxophone to a full band with vocals. Slick, swinging jazz to delight your guests.
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Ben Martin Jazz is your one stop shop for the best in jazz entertainment. Ben, who according to the Guardian no less is 'a soloist of immaculate taste and lyricism' is a saxophonist who has been performing all over the world for over 30 years. He has vast experience of playing weddings, corporate events, parties, crusies, funerals and more. He even played an event for Sir Paul McCartney who was so impressed he jumped on stage and performed a few songs with him. Ben has played many festivals including North Sea, Brecon, Rotterdam and London EFG and world famous jazz clubs such as Ronnie Scott's in Soho and Smalls in New York. Ben can perform solo on his beautiful 1950s Selmer tenor saxophone. He uses exceptionally high quality backing tracks played by top British musicians and recorded in a world class studio. Using a portable battery powered pa system means he can play just about anywhere and moving between from outdoors to indoors is no problem. Perfect for a ceremony or drinks reception or if space and budget are tight. Next up is a duo. Ben can perform with piano, guitar or double bass or switch to guitar to accompany Jeanie on vocals. She's a wonderful singer in the tradition of Doris Day and Julie London. A trio can be made up of saxophone with piano or guitar and double bass and for a quartet just add drums. Add Jeanie to that line up and you have a band capable of filling the dance floor at any occasion. To really knock your socks off add trumpet for that mini Big Band sound. Ben also fronts a traditional jazz band 'The Fabulous Tea Bag Boys' playing music from the early days of jazz. Saxophone, trumpet, banjo and bass complete the line up. A trio of saxophone, trumpet and double bass are available as a roaming band. The repotoire spans the jazz age from the roaring 20's to the present day taking in the Swing Era, Be-Bop and Blue Note and include songs by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, Jerome Kern and Hoagy Carmichael and made famous by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and many more. Latin music is a favourite especially the songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim. All the musicians Ben uses are hand picked for their musicality, professionalism and enthusiasm for going the extra mile and doing the best possible job. All the equipment is PAT tested and the musicians are fully insured. As we're playing music from the jazz age we dress accordingly in sharp suits and Jeanie wears vintage dresses. PA and lights come as standard. We're happy to take requests in advance and play first dances.

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Jazz, Latin jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Blues, Easy listening, Acoustic, Motown, Soul, Vintage, Pop, Covers, Latin, Samba, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music
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Song list

• "A" Train (see Take the "A" Train)
• After You've Gone
• Ain't Misbehavin'
• Ain't That a Kick in the Head?
• Ain't Nobody's Business
• Ain't She Sweet
• Alexander's Ragtime Band
• Alfie
• Alice in Wonderland
• All Blues
• All I Do Is Dream of You
• All of Me
• All of You
• All or Nothing at All
• All the Things You Are
• All the Way
• All Through the Night
• Almost Like Being in Love
• Alone Together
• Alright, Okay, You Win
• Always True to You in My Fashion
• Amazing Grace
• Angel Eyes
• Anything Goes
• April in Paris
• Around the World
• As Time Goes By
• At Last
• Autumn in New York
• Autumn Leaves
• Baby, It's Cold Outside
• Baby Won't You Please Come Home
• Bags' Groove
• Basin Street Blues
• Baubles, Bangles and Beads
• Beautiful Love
• Begin the Beguine
• Bernie's Tune
• The Best Is Yet to Come
• Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered
• Beyond the Sea
• Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home
• Billie's Bounce
• Birks' Works
• Black Coffee
• Blame It on My Youth
• Blue and Sentimental
• Blue Bossa
• Blue Monk
• Blue Moon
• Blue 'n' Boogie
• Blue Room
• Blue Skies
• Blueberry Hill
• Blues for Alice
• Blues in the Closet
• Blues in the Night
• Bluesette
• Body and Soul
• But Beautiful
• But Not for Me
• Bye Bye Blackbird
• C Jam Blues
• Call Me Irresponsible
• Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
• Cantaloupe Island
• Caravan
• Change Partners
• Cheek to Cheek
• Cherokee
• Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
• Close Your Eyes
• Come Fly with Me
• Come Rain or Come Shine
• Come Sunday
• Comes Love
• Confessin'
• Crazy He Calls Me
• Cry Me a River
• Darn That Dream
• Day by Day
• Day Dream
• Days of Wine and Roses
• 'Deed I Do
• Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend
• Do I Love You?
• Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me
• Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans
• Don't Blame Me
• Don't Explain
• Don't Fence Me In
• Don't Get Around Much Anymore
• Down by the Riverside
• Doxy
• Dream a Little Dream of Me
• Drop Me Off in Harlem
• Early Autumn
• East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)
• Easy Living
• Easy to Love
• Embraceable You
• Emily
• Every Day I Have the Blues
• Everybody Loves My Baby
• Everything Happens to Me
• Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
• Exactly Like You
• Falling in Love with Love
• Fascinating Rhythm
• Feeling Good
• Fever
• Fine and Mellow
• A Fine Romance
• Flamingo
• A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing
• Fly Me to the Moon
• Flying Home
• A Foggy Day (In London Town)
• Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)
• Four
• Freddie Freeloader
• From This Moment On
• Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You
• Georgia on My Mind
• Get Happy
• Get Me to the Church on Time
• Get Out of Town
• Girl Talk
• God Bless the Child
• Gone with the Wind
• Good Morning Heartache
• Hallelujah I Love Her So
• Harlem Nocturne
• Has Anybody Seen My Gal?
• Have You Met Miss Jones?
• Hello, Dolly!
• Here's That Rainy Day
• Honeysuckle Rose
• How Deep Is the Ocean?
• How High the Moon
• How Long Has This Been Going On?
• I Ain't Got Nobody
• I Can't Get Started
• I Can't Give You Anything but Love
• I Can't Stop Loving You
• I Could Have Danced All Night
• I Could Write a Book
• I Cover the Waterfront
• I Didn't Know What Time It Was
• I Don't Know Why (I Love You Like I Do)
• I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You
• I Fall in Love Too Easily
• I Get a Kick Out of You
• I Get Along Without You Very Well
• I Got a Crush on You
• I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)
• I Got Rhythm
• I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry
• I Hear a Rhapsody
• I Hear Music
• I Left My Heart in San Francisco
• I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
• I Love Paris
• I Love You
• (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
• I Loves You, Porgy
• I Only Have Eyes for You
• I Remember You
• I Should Care
• I Thought About You
• I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free
• I Wish I Were in Love Againe
• I Won't Dance
• (I'd Like to Get You on a) Slow Boat to China
• If I Only Had a Brain
• If I Should Lose You
• If I Were a Bell
• I'll Remember April
• I'm a Fool to Want You
• I'm Beginning to See the Light
• (I'm) Confessin' (that I Love You)
• I'm in the Mood for Love
• I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So
• I'm Old Fashioned
• Imagination
• In a Mellow Tone
• In a Sentimental Mood
• (In My) Solitude
• In the Still of the Night
• In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
• Invitation
• Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby
• Isn't It Romantic?
• It Could Happen to You
• It Don't Mean a Thing
• It Had to Be You
• It Might as Well Be Spring
• It Never Entered My Mind
• It's All Right with Me
• It's Only a Paper Moon
• I've Got a Crush on You
• I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
• I've Got the World on a String
• I've Got You Under My Skin
• I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face
• Jeepers Creepers
• Jersey Bounce
• Just a Gigolo
• Just Friends
• Just in Time
• Just One of Those Things
• Just Squeeze Me (But Please Don't Tease Me)
• Just You, Just Me
• (Oh,) Lady Be Good
• The Lady Is a Tramp
• Laura
• Lester Leaps In
• Let There Be Love
• Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
• Let's Face the Music and Dance
• Let's Fall in Love
• Like Someone in Love
• Li'l Darlin'
• Long Ago (and Far Away)
• Look for the Silver Lining
• The Look of Love
• Love for Sale
• Love Is Here to Stay
• Love Is the Sweetest Thing
• Love Letters
• Love Me or Leave Me
• Lover, Come Back to Me
• Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)
• Luck Be a Lady
• Lullaby of Birdland
• Lulu's Back in Town
• Lush Life
• Mack the Knife
• Makin' Whoopee
• Manhattan
• Mean to Me
• Meet The Flintstones
• Midnight Sun
• Misty
• Moanin'
• Mona Lisa
• Moon River
• Moonlight in Vermont
• The More I See You
• Mountain Greenery
• My Baby Just Cares for Me
• My Buddy
• My Favorite Things
• My Foolish Heart
• My Funny Valentine
• My Heart Belongs to Daddy
• My Heart Stood Still
• My One and Only Love
• My Romance
• My Shining Hour
• My Ship
• My Way
• Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
• Nature Boy
• The Nearness of You
• Nice 'n' Easy
• Nice Work If You Can Get It
• Night and Day
• The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
• A Night in Tunisia
• Night Train
• A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
• Oh, Lady Be Good!
• Oh, You Crazy Moon
• Ol' Man River
• Old Devil Moon
• Old Folks
• On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
• On Green Dolphin Street
• On the Street Where You Live
• On the Sunny Side of the Street
• (Our) Love Is Here to Stay
• Out of Nowhere
• Over the Rainbow
• Papa Loves Mambo
• A Paper Moon
• The Party's Over
• Pennies from Heaven
• Perdido
• Polka Dots and Moonbeams
• Puttin' On the Ritz
• Remember
• 'Round Midnight
• Route 66
• Royal Garden Blues
• Satin Doll
• Scrapple from the Apple
• Secret Love
• September in the Rain
• September Song
• The Shadow of Your Smile
• Shiny Stockings
• Since I Fell for You
• Singin' in the Rain
• Skylark
• Slow Boat to China
• Smile
• Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
• Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise
• Solitude
• Someday My Prince Will Come
• Someone to Watch Over Me
• Somewhere Over the Rainbow
• The Song Is You
• Sophisticated Lady
• Speak Low
• Squeeze Me
• St. Thomas
• Star Eyes
• Stardust
• Stars Fell on Alabama
• Stella by Starlight
• Steppin' Out with My Baby
• Stolen Moments
• Stompin' at the Savoy
• Stormy Weather
• Straighten Up and Fly Right
• Strangers in the Night
• Summertime
• Summer Wind
• Sunny
• The Surrey with the Fringe on Top
• Sway
• Sweet Georgia Brown
• Sweet Lorraine
• 'S Wonderful
• Take Five
• Take the "A" Train
• Tangerine
• Tea for Two
• Teach Me Tonight
• Tenderly
• That Old Black Magic
• That Old Feeling
• That's All
• That's Amore
• That's Lifee
• Them There Eyes
• There Is No Greater Love
• There Will Never Be Another You
• There's a Lull in My Life
• These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)
• They All Laughed
• They Can't Take That Away from Me
• Things Ain't What They Used to Be
• This Can't Be Love
• This Masquerade
• Thou Swell
• Time After Time
• Too Close for Comfort
• Too Darn Hot
• Too Marvelous for Words
• The Very Thought of You
• The Way You Look Tonight
• What a Diff'rence a Day Made
• What a Little Moonlight Can Do
• What a Wonderful World
• What Is This Thing Called Love?
• What's New?
• When I Fall in Love
• When the Saints Go Marching In
• When You Wish Upon a Star
• When Your Lover Has Gone
• When You're Smiling
• Where or When
• Willow Weep for Me
• Witchcraft
• Without a Song
• Wives and Lovers
• Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
• Yesterdays
• You and the Night and the Music
• You Are Too Beautiful
• You Don't Know What Love Is
• You Go to My Head
• You Make Me Feel So Young
• You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
• Young at Heart
• You're the Top
• Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart
• A Felicidade
• Agua de Beber
• Brasil
• Bahia
• Bésame Mucho
• Black Orpheus (Manha de Carnaval)
• Carioca
• Chega de Saudade
• Corcovado (Quiet Nights)
• Desafinado
• Dindi
• Gentle Rain
• Girl from Ipanema
• How Insensitive
• Mas Que Nada
• Meditation
• Once I Loved
• One Note Samba
• Sway
• So Nice
• Triste
• Wave
• My Girl
• For Once In My Life
• Moondance
• Superstition
• Close To You
• God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen
• The Christmas Song
• Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
• I’ve Got My Love To Keep me Warm
• Jingle Bells
• Let It Snow
• Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer
• Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
• Silent Night
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We can go from old fashioned show tunes to modern pop hits in an instant and love to see the dance floor full.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Glastonbury, The Big Chill, Ronnie Scott's, Peggy's Skylight, Matt & Phred's, Rotterdam Jazz Festival

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Louis Armstrong, Stan Getz, Frank Sinatra, John Coltrane

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


Do you have different line-up options?

Yes. We can add piano to make a quartet or take away drums and add piano to keep it as a trio.

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

A slight change should be no problem at all

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

Yes, although if we're playing acoustically it's not possible

How much time do you need to set up?

15 mins

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

Of course

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


Can you learn song requests before the event?



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From Encore customers:

Misbah A
3 months ago
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I’m so pleased I booked the Ben Martin trio as they were perfect for my event. Very professional, polite and above all talented! Great communication beforehand and they played exactly what I wanted, and totally suited the mood of the party. I would definitely use Ben’s services again and wholeheartedly recommend them to anybody else!

Reply from Ben Martin Jazz
3 months ago

Thank you so much Misbah. It was a wonderful evening. The marquee looked magical, the food was amazing and the people very friendly. We really enjoyed it.

Joe H
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Booked Ben and his band for our work Christmas party and they were amazing! Set-up early to ensure everything was in place for when the guests started to arrive, communication leading up to the night was faultless and the music itself was of the highest quality! Certainly would not hesitate to book them again in the future.

Reply from Ben Martin Jazz
3 months ago

Thanks so much Joe. We really enjoyed ourselves. Great bunch of people and lovely vibe. Ben and the band.

From other customers:

Nigel F
8 months ago, for a Wedding anniversary in The Incora County Ground
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5 out of 5

Having been married to my beautiful wife Helen for 35 years I needed to pull something out of the bag to stay in her good books. One of the best decisions I made was to engage with Ben Martin and his colleagues to provide our entertainment on the night. The Band provided a great atmosphere for the whole night in time slots that matched our theme. I would not hesitate in recommending the Band for future celebrations. Nigel Fern

Amanda A
3 years ago, for a Birthday party in A
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5 out of 5

Your trio was fantastic Ben , everyone had such a great time and loved your music. I’ll definitely recommend you to my friends and can’t wait for the next big birthday bash for you to play at!! Many thanks again, Amanda