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About Blue Gardenia
Public liability insurance of £10 million
Bristol based female fronted classic Jazz band performing all the best songs from the 20s through 60s
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform with backing tracks
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Jazz, Blues, Modern jazz, Swing
Early Jazz (20s/30s)
Basin Street Blues
Bye Bye Blackbird
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Honey Suckle Rose
How High The Moon
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
I Got Rhythm
I'll Be Seeing You
I've Got The World on a String
I've Got You Under My Skin
It's Only A Paper Moon
Just One Of Those Things
Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now
La Vie En Rose
Lady Be Good (Oh)
Let’s Do It
Mack The Knife
My Heart Belongs To Daddy
My Melancholy Baby
Night and Day
On A Slow Boat To China
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Out Of Nowhere
Puttin' On The Ritz
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
Sweet Georgia Brown
Sweet Sue, Just You
Tea for Two
What Is This Thing Called Love?
Wrap Up Your Troubles in Dreams
All The Things You Are All Of You
Almost Like Being in Love
But Not For Me
Can't Help Lovin' Dat' Man
Can’t We Be Friends
Cheek To Cheek
Come Fly With Me
Dedicated To You
Do Nothin' Til You Hear From Me
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Fine Romance ,A
Fly Me to The Moon
Frim Fram Sauce, The
Have You Met Miss Jones
I Remember You
I Was A Little Too Lonely (Now You're A Little Too Late)
If I Were A Bell
It Don't Mean a Thing
Like Someone In Love
Love For Sale
Love Me Or Leave Me
Lullaby of Birdland
Mean To Me
My Baby Just Cares For Me
My Foolish Heart
Old Devil Moon
On Green Dophin Street
Someday My Prince Will Come
Straighten Up And Fly Right
Take The A Train
There Will Never Be Another You
They Can't Take That Away From Me
What A Wonderful World
Georgia On My Mind
God Bless The Child
I Say a Little Prayer For You
Save Your Love For Me
Teach Me Tonight
The More I See You
Body and Soul
Cry Me A River
Don't Go To Strangers
How Long Has This Been Going On
I Can't Get Started
I Got It Bad (and That's No Good)
I Loves You Porgy
I'm In The Mood For Love
I've Got A Crush On You
In A Sentimental Mood
My Funny Valentine
The Nearness Of You
Polkadots and Moonbeams
Someone To Watch Over Me
The Very Thought Of You
When Sunny Gets Blue
Agua De Beber
Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)
Girl From Ipanema
Manha De Carnival
One Note Samba
So Danco Samba
Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?
We strive to make sure the line-up you see is what you get on the night. We do have pre-audititioned 'dep' musicians available in case a band member falls ill or is unavailable. As a professional band our reputation means everything so you can be confident that all of our players are of a very high level.
Do you have different line-up options?
We are able to provide line ups from duo (guitar and vocal) through to full quintet (vocal, sax, guitar, bass and drums.) We strive to provide lineups to suit all budgets and venues, no space too big or small.
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.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100.
How much time do you need to set up?
Depending on the lineup we require between 30 mins to one hour. We are able to provide a free playlist service whilst we set up to get your guests ready for our live performance.
Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?
Absolutely, we are happy for you to choose from our repertoire list and can provide an extra song request from the Jazz canon.
Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?
Everything we need for the performances is included with no hidden costs.
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. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc. Please note we do not perform 'post modern jukebox' style arrangements of pop songs.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
Clients often remark on the authenticity of our performances, as a band of first call Jazz musicians we have collectively spent hundreds of thousands of hours honing our craft. This means that we are able to provide top quality performances, both true to the original recordings but with our own personal touch.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
We have performed in a wide array of venues from churches, theatres and jazz clubs through to stately homes, festivals and narrowboats. We strive to provide linueps to suit every occassion, even where space may be limited.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Our vocalist is often likened to Sarah Vaughan, Blossom Dearie and Ella Fitzgerald. We are all greatly influenced by masters Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong and all the great Jazz records of the 1950s.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
We have each performed a number of high profile gigs at Jazz clubs and festivals across the UK and Europe, receiving great acclaim and some very favourable reviews in the Jazz press.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
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