Jazz duo

Henosis

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Jazz duo
London
Public liability insurance of £10 million
A dynamic jazz duo consisting of double bass and piano, ranging from soft ballads to fast traditional swing to explosive bebop improvisation

Danny and Nia met on the London jazz scene in early 2018. They immediately connected musically and started playing together on a regular basis. They have a quartet, with whom they currently have a weekly residency in South East London. Eventually they decided to start arranging tunes for a duo, thus Henosis was born. Their sound is heavily influenced by the likes of Errol Garner, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Barry Harris, Ray Brown, Neils Pederson, Ron Carter, Oscar Pettiford, Art Tatum, Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Freddie Hubbard, Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins to name a few..... They love slow ballads and upbeat swing, they enjoy incorporating elements of calyspo, bossa nova, Afro Cuban, reggae and of course blues in their sound, but primarily they have a huge passion for playing the jazz tradition from the 50s and 60s. Danny is a young and extremely musical pianist, he has only been playing jazz live for a couple of years, and his thirst for knowledge and ability to pick things up is astonishing. He is extremely soulful, his playing being rich both harmonically and rhythmically. He is currently studying under the guidance of master jazz pianist John Turville. A former pupil of Gary Crosby (founder of Tomorrow's Warriors), Michael Janisch (Whirlwind Recordings, MOBO Award Nomination), Vidal Montgomery (Courtney Pine) and Steve Watts (Trinity Laban Conservatoire), among others, Nia has been playing jazz for about four years, leading a number of formations ranging from duos to trios, quartets and quintets. She is a professional gigging musician, she is currently hosting a weekly Latin Jazz jam as well as the weekly gig her and Danny have with their quartet, and on top of that she gigs regularly with a number of other formats (primarily jazz but also some country, some reggae as well as Latin jazz). She is a former member of the Tomorrow's Warriors Female Collective. Danny and Nia are currently honing their composition and arranging skills, hoping to make this the next step in their careers.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Jazz, Blues, Dixieland, Latin jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Covers
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Types:
Jazz duo
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Song list

Body and Soul
Misty
Stars Fell on Alabama
September in the Rain
Ain't Misbehavin'
Autumn Leaves
Stompin' at The Savoy
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Summertime
Just the Two of Us
Isn't She Lovely
In a Mellowtone
Georgia on my mind
Somewhere over the rainbow
But Not for Me
After You've Gone
Maple Leaf Rag
The Nearness of You
Yardbird Suite
St Louis Blues
East of the Sun West of The Moon
Hit The Road Jack
I've Got a Woman
Unchain My Heart
Walking After Midnight
Moonlight Serenade
Straight No Chaser
Ornithology
Ask Me Now
Little Suede Shoes
I didn't know what time it was
Meditation
Blue Bossa
Softly as in a Morning Sunrise
Sophisticated Lady
Unforgettable
Route 66
etc....
Christmas Repertoire:
Holy Night
Rudolph the Red Nosed Raindeer
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Blue Christmas
Santa Baby
What are you doing New Year's Eve
Jingle Bells
Let It Snow
etc...
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, We are happy to add any of the following: Singer Drummer Horn players (sax, trombone, trumpet) Guitarist Happy to work as a duo, trio, quartet, quintet and sextet

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

If the event overruns slightly we are happy to be accommodating, should the event overrun by more than 1 hour we may need to charge extra. In any case, the more notice the better, and if we are informed early on the day before setting off it will make things much easier for us.

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

Yes, we are happy to provide this service for an additional £30

How much time do you need to set up?

45 minutes to 1 hour. Depending on the event and venue and line-up of the band. We like to arrive as so that we have enough time to set up and have a 30mins rest before the performance

Can you roam around while you perform?

Unfortunately not

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

Yes absolutely

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

We don't offer lighting but we have amps /PA

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes we are happy to take requests. If the song is part of standard jazz repertoire the chances are we will already know it, however any tunes that we would need to learn/arrange for whatever line-up is chosen by the client, we would ask for £20 per song in order to cover rehearsal costs and the time it will take us to learn and arrange the tune.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£400

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Luca C, 5 months ago

Henosis are a very professional and entertaining duo. A good jazz repertoire with a few very nice covers of classics thrown in there. Our guests absolutely love them!

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Luke F, 5 months ago

Henosis are a fantastic duo and were the perfect choice for The Junction. They played some beautiful slow ballads, some great upbeat tunes and some classics too,  which pleased the crowd.  They were professional and friendly and even took some requests from customers!  I highly recommend this duo both both formal and informal occasions!  Luke Fowler Director  The Junction