Saxophonist

Dan Smith

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Saxophonist
London
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Dan is an award winning jazz musician currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music, he performs all over the UK.

Dan Smith is a saxophonist and composer who lives in London. Initially inspired by the sounds of Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley and Michael Brecker, Dan has been writing music for and leading his own groups since the age of 16. A winner of the Yamaha Jazz Scholarship Award, Dan is a versatile and creative saxophonist. He plays regularly on the UK jazz scene with many ensembles, previously performing at London Jazz Festival and Brecon Jazz Festival. Current projects include the Smith/Komor/Reynolds Trio, Kaya Quartet and the Dan Smith Quartet all performing around the UK this year and showcasing his broad range of influences ranging from Lee Konitz/Warne Marsh through to Ben Wendel and Bon Iver. As well as performing on saxophone Dan is an accomplished Flautist and Clarinettist and a 1-1 peripatetic teacher.

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:
Christmas, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Electro-Swing, House, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Originals, Pop, Covers, Disco, Funk, Hip Hop, Soul, Top 40
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Transcription, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching
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Song list

After You’ve Gone
All Of Me
All The Things You Are
Autumn Leaves
Back Home In Indiana
Body And Soul
Caravan
Cherokee
Darn That Dream
East Of The Sun
For All We Know
Fly Me To The Moon
Have You Met Miss Jones
I Fall In Love Too Easily
I Get A Kick Out Of You
I Remember You
I Thought About You
I’ll Be Seeing You
It’s You Or No One
Lady Be Good
Like Someone In Love
Minor Swing
Nobody Else But Me
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Out Of Nowhere
Pennies From Heaven
Polkdots and Moonbeams
Reflections
Stars Fell On Alabama
Stompin’ At The Savoy
Summertime
Take Five
Tea For Two
There Will Never Be Another You
What Is This Thing Called Love
Yardbird Suite

Reviews

Booked 10 times through Encore!

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Imogen A, 4 days ago

We booked the Hot Shoes for our dirty 30s birthday shin dig, and they made our event what it was - we were so impressed. We've had guests ask us where we found them! They had us all up and dancing, and the sets were over all too soon. Thank you so much to Peter and the rest of the band, you were amazing.

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Hannah M, 2 months ago

Dan and his guitarist were professional, friendly and sounded wonderful during our wedding drinks reception. The day was very chaotic and we were running late, but they rolled with it and everything went well. Thanks very much. Hannah and Declan.

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Peter R, 2 months ago

The Échappée Trio were great - exactly what we hoped for. Sophisticated, laid back jazz that completely set the tone for the garden part of our wedding. I'd highly recommend them!

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David R, 7 months ago

Professional, attentive to our needs and easy going!

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From other customers:

Cristina V, 2 years ago

Great musician! Lovely guy. Cannot recommend enough!

Jason S, 1 year ago

Very professional!