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Forza Saxophone Quartet

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About Forza Saxophone Quartet

Exciting and fun saxophone quartet; jazz, classical, pop & contemporary repertoire. Specialising in 1920s jazz, we sound and look the part.
Saxophone ensemble
Bournemouth
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Formed in 2012, the Forza Saxophone Quartet brings style and passion to your event, a professional saxophone quartet suitable for many occasions. We play all genres but specialise in 1920s Jazz - Perfect for that themed event. Based in Bournemouth, the Forza Saxophone Quartet is available for hire in Dorset, Hampshire and further afield in the South of England. Available for formal and informal occasions, we ensure the music fits perfectly for your occasion. Whether it’s for corporate events, weddings, or anything in between we’re sure you’ll enjoy the vibrant and beautiful music from one of the South coast’s premier sax quartets. A big focus for the quartet has been image and authenticity as well as a high standard of music. We can play in various authentic 1920s wardrobes which we think adds another level of interest engagement for the audience. We believe that a saxophone quartet adds a modern twist on the traditional string quartet and our primary aim is always the satisfaction of the client. Although we specialise in jazz, we also have a very large and varied repertoire spanning from classical through to popular hits from the Beatles and Weather Report. We understand that a big demand for quartets is for weddings, so we have a specially selected repertoire for your special day!

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Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Classical, Blues, Dixieland, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Ragtime, Pop, Covers, Vintage, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1980s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Concert, Charity event, Corporate event, Private event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Example Jazz Repertoire:
A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square - Manning Sherwin
Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller
Ain't She Sweet - Milton Ager
American Patrol - F.W. Meacham
April in Paris - Vernon Duke
As Time Goes By - Herman Hupfeld
Birdland - Weather Report
Boogie Boogie Bugle Boy - Hughie Prince & Don Raye
Bye Bye Blackbird - Ray Henderson
Caravan - Juan Tizol
Chattanooga Choo Choo - Mack Gordon & Harry Warren
Charlston Medley - James P. Johnson
Cheek to Cheek - Irving Berlin
Cottontail - Duke Ellington
Cowboy Bebop - Yoko Kanno
Diamond State Rag - Will M.S. Brown
Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Duke Ellington
Elite Syncopations - Scott Joplin
Fly Me to the Moon - Bart Howard
Girl from Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Harlem Nocturne - Earle Hagen
Have You Met Miss Jones - Richard Rodgers
Heliotrope Bouquet - Scott Joplin
Honeysuckle Rose - Fats Waller
Hot Chocolate Rag - M. Franklin
Hot Toddy - R. Flanagan
I Got Rhythm - G. Gershwin
In a Sentimental Mood - Duke Ellington
In the Mood - Glenn Miller
It Don't Mean a Thing - Duke Ellington
It Had To Be You - Isham Jones
Jeeves and Wooster - P.G. Wodehouse
Joshua Fight the Battle of Jericho - Terence J Thompson
Lullaby of Birdland - George Shearing
Maple Leaf Rag - Scott Joplin
Mas Que Nada - Jorge Ben
Moondance - Van Morrison
Moon River - Johnny Mercer
Moose the Moochie - Charlie Parker
My Funny Valentine - Richard Rodgers
My Little Suede Shoes - Charlie Parker
New York New York - John Kander & Fred Ebb
Night Train - Jimmy Forrest
Nonette Rag - N/A
Oh, Lady Be Good - George Gerswin
Paragon Rag - Scott Joplin
Peacherine Rag - Scott Joplin
Pennies from Heaven - Arthur Johnston
Peter Gunn Theme - Henri Mancini
Petite Fleur - Sydney Bechet
Pink Panther - Henri Mancini
Polkadots and Moonbeams - Jimmy Van Heusen
Promenade - George Gerswin
Puttin' on the Ritz - Irving Berlin
Red Peppers - Imogene Giles
Rhapsody in Blue - George Gerswin
Riverboat Shuffle - H. Carmichael & Irving Mills
Salute to Glenn Miller - F.W. Meacham
Saxophobia - Rudy Wiedoeft
Serenata - Brian Bonsor
Skylark - Hoagy Carmichael
Solace - Scott Joplin
Someone To Watch Over Me - George Gerswin
Something Blue - Terence J Thompson
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child - Harry Burleigh
South - Thamon Hayes & Bennie Moten
Space Circus - Chick Corea
Spree - Colin Cowes
Summertime - George Gerswin
St Louis Blues - W.C. Handy
Stella By Starlight - Victor Young
Take Five - Paul Desmond
That Lovin' Rag - Victor Smalley
The Kid - Edward Ory
The Sting - Scott Joplin
The Way You Look Tonight - Jerome Kern
Tiger Rag - Eddie Edwards
Watermelon Man - Herbie Hancock
When the Saints Go Marching In - N/A
Example Pop and Contemporary Repertoire:
A Thousand Years - David Hodges (Christina Perri)
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Blues Brothers Medley - Elmer Bernstein
Bohemian Rhapsody - Freddie Mercury
Careless Whisper - George Michael
Danny Boy - Frederic Weatherly
Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
Eleanor Rigby - Paul McCartney & John Lennon
Fiddler on the Roof - Jerry Bock
Four Beatles - N/A
High Society - Cole Porter
Hip Is What - Tower of Power
How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees
La Cumparsita - Gerardo Matos Rodriguez
Mad Dogs - Noel Coward
Mario Bros Theme - Koji Kondo
Mission Impossible Theme - Lalo Schifrin
Muppets Show Theme - Sam Pottle
My Fair Lady - Frederick Loewe
Over the Rainbow - Harold Arlen
Raiders March - John Williams
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Singing in the Rain - Nacio Herb Brown & Arthur Freed
Smooth Operator - Sade
Stuck on You - Lionel Richie
Sun Rise Sun Set - Jerry Bock
Teddy Bears Picnic - John W Bratton
The Little People - Dick Walter
Toy Story - You've Got a Friend In Me - Randy Newman
TV & Movie Themes - Various
What a Wonderful World - Bob Thiele (Louis Armstrong)
When I Fall In Love - Victor Young
Example Classical Repertoire:
Ariso - Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
Baby Elephant Walk - Henri Mancini
Back to Bach - Terence J Thompson
Back to Life - Charles Hunter
Claire de Lune - Debussy
Concerto Brandeboutgeois No. 3 - Bach
Concerto en re majeur - Vivaldi
Fanfare for the Common Man - Aaron Copland
Funeral March of a Marionette - Charles Gounod
Golliwog's Cake-walk - Debussy
La fille aux cheveux de lin - Debussy
La Plus Que Lente - Hollywood Saxophone Quartet
Larghetto - Vivaldi
Le petit negre - Debussy
Pavane - Gabriel Faure
Pavane for a Dead Princess - Ravel
Petite mystique de suit K. 525 - Mozart
Petite Symphony - Charles Gounod
Prelude and Fugue VII - Bach
Serenade No 11 in Eb, K. 375 - Mozart
Sinfonia - Bach
Stabat Mater - Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Suite Hellenique - Pedro Iturralde
Three Miniatures - M J Pegram
Threepenny Opera - Kurt Weill
To a Wild Rose - Edward MacDowell
Un Americain a Paris - George Gerswin
While Strolling Through the Park One Day - Ed Haley
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Authentic, high quality and engaging performances.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Ven House for Lord Allen

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Various influences from jazz, classical and pop!

Do you have different line-up options?

No, we play as a saxophone quartet only.

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

No problems, just contact us and we will make any changes necessary.

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

We are acoustic, no amplification needed. However we can bring a PA/Speakers if required.

How much time do you need to set up?

30 minutes

Can you roam around while you perform?

Unfortunately not.

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?

No PA needed, we are an acoustic band

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, we can always discuss this option for you.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£500
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£650

Reviews

From customers:

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Carole S
5 years ago

What an amazing addition you were to our special day. Helpful from the beginning, and all our friends and family thought were you were wonderful. Thank you.

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Jackie (
3 years ago

You certainly brought an energy and excitement to our vintage themed 1920s evening party! Can't wait to book you again.

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