Boplicity is a jazz band led by vocalist Elaine Crighton. The band performs as a quartet right up to a 7 piece band with sax and trumpet.
Vocalist Elaine Crighton has been cultivating a name for herself on the Scottish Jazz scene these last few years. From her origins in the North East of Scotland she has now performed widely across the country putting an indelible stamp on modern jazz, vocalising and bringing out the best that The Great American Songbook has to offer. Elaine is the band leader of Boplicity. While studying on a 3 year Jazz Programme at St Andrews University Elaine was the recipient of the Linda Trahan award for Outstanding Performance in 2016. An ever popular presence on the Scottish Jazz Scene she has helped to grow the Garioch Jazz Club and is the driving force behind the Inverurie Jazz Festival too. She has jazz running through her core and the Scottish Jazz Scene is all the better for it. Working with various musicians from Aberdeenshire, Glasgow and Edinburgh the full quintet performs an eclectic mix of classic swing pieces alongside cool arrangements of Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis tunes and Latin standards, many sung with original Portuguese lyrics. Elaine’s repertoire is vast and varied. Elaine can be booked as a Duo, Trio, Quartet, Quintet or Sextet. Accustomed to playing restaurant gigs, pubs, and small venues, the band have the ability to sensitively read the audience and vary the intensity and material accordingly. Also playing in larger jazz clubs, for parties and music festivals gives them the chance to cut loose with some original arrangements of well known tunes.
All of You Almost Like Being in Love Black Coffee Bye Bye Blackbird Cheek to Cheek Close Your Eyes Devil May Care Dindi East of the Sun Fever Gotta Be This or That How about You How Little We Know I Can't Get Started I Can’t Give You Anything But Love I Should Care I Thought About You I Wish You Love I’ve Got The World on a String I’ve Got You Under My Skin If I Had You If I Should Lose You It Could Happen to You Lullaby of Birdland Mean to Me Moonglow My Foolish Heart My Secret Love No Moon At All No More Blues Satin Doll Skylark Sometimes I’m Happy Stars Fell on Alabama Stompin’ at The Savoy That Ole Devil Called Love Till There Was You Triste Two Sleepy People Vivo Sonhando Watch What Happens When Sunny Gets Blue You and the Night and The Music You Turned the Tables on Me You Don’t Know What Love Is Alone Together Anthropology Blue Champagne Blue Monk But Not for Me Centrepiece Days of Wine and Roses Early Autumn Easy to Love Feel Like Makin’ Love Footprints Four God Bless The Child Goodmorning Heartache How High The Moon I Wanna Little Sugar (In my bowl) I’ll Be Seeing You Let’s Get Lost Love For Sale Moonlight in Vermont My Shining Hour O’Pato Old Devil Moon One Note Samba Scotch and Soda Song for Bilbao Stella By Starlight Streetlife Tenor Madness That Old Black Magic The Touch of Your Lips The Very Thought of You Wave What a Little Moonlight Can Do When the Sun Comes Out Willow Weep for Me Yardbird Suite You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To You’re Everything Young and Foolish
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