Jazz duo

Elaine Crighton Jazz Duo

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About Elaine Crighton Jazz Duo

Jazz duo
Edinburgh
Classy and Sassy Jazz Duo with varied repertoire - laid back unobtrusive music or interactive entertainment. Feel good factor guaranteed.

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. 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. In 2018/2019 Elaine has charmed audiences at Leith Jazz and Blues Festival Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival Aberdeen Jazz Festival Whighams Jazz Club Moray Jazz Club Garioch Jazz Club Inkwell Arts Centre (Leeds) The Black Swan (Pickering) Edinburgh Fringe Festival and regular slots in Aberdeenshire and beyond 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.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Swing, Gypsy jazz, Easy listening
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Types:
Jazz duo
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Concert, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Cheek to Cheek
Night and Day
Bye Bye Blackbird
Black Coffee
Easy to Love
St Thomas
I’ve Got the World on a String
I Can’t give You Anything But Love
Stompin’ at The Savoy
Moonlight in Vermont
The Very Thought of You
Guess I'll Hang my Tears out to Dry
St Thomas
Teach Me Tonight
All or Nothing at All
The Touch of Your Lips
Lush Life
Them There Eyes
My Romance
I Fall in Love too Easily
I Only Have Eyes for You
The More I See You
My Secret Love
Misty
Footprints
Viva Sonhando
Triste
Perdido
One Note Samba
God Bless the Child
Since I Fell for You
Anthropology
Yardbird Suite
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes the line up can be vocals with guitar or with piano. We can add upright or electric bass and drums or we can have a saxophone or trumpet join the duo or trio

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

We will always be accommodating and flexible with any booking if timings change slightly

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

Absolutely - we can offer this service between sets for free

How much time do you need to set up?

30-60 minutes set up time before we perform

Can you roam around while you perform?

No we are not able to roam

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

Yes, we have a very wide repertoire and are happy to discuss what goes into the performance

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

We provide the PA system

Can you learn song requests before the event?

There is always a chance that we already know the song, we have a very wide repertoire. If we have to learn something specific that isn't in our pad we will try to accommodate but there will be a £30 rehearsal fee for this service

What do your clients love most about your performances?

People love our varied song choices and how we mix things up taking a well known tune and putting a different spin on the arrangement. Clients comment on the fun and feel good factor and the general vibe our music brings to a venue.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Leith Jazz and Blues Festival Belladrum Festival Whighams Wine Cellars - Edinburgh Inkwell Arts Centre - Leeds The Marcliffe at Pitfodels - Aberdeen Moray Jazz Club - Elgin Garioch Jazz Club - Inverurie Hopeville Social Club - Inverurie Galleryi -Art Gallery - Inverurie Castle Fraser - National Trust - Aberdeenshire Aberdeen Jazz Festival Sanddollar Bistro

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Sarah Vaughn Ella Fitzgerald Nancy Wilson Betty Carter Mark Murphy Anita Wardell Liane Carroll

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

Probably at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival - we played the Jazz Stage there in 2018 and it felt amazing to be part of such an enormous event.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£240
Up to 2 hours£380
Up to 3 hours£490

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Caroline G, 2 months ago

Happened upon the jazz singer Elaine and guitarist Iain Carleton at the Leith Jazz festival. It was a great gig, Elaine is so engaging and a fun performer to watch. She has the most beautiful singing voice and was a joy to listen to from ballads to more up tempo tracks. Iain is equally as skilled and their winning combination, for me, make them a must see at future events

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Patsy G, 4 months ago

With regard to the Aberdeen Jazz Festival, my daughter took me on the 31st March. It was really excellent, we hadn’t heard Elaine sing before, she has a wonderful voice and personality too. We both look forward to hearing her again.