Jazz duo

James&James

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About James&James

Jazz duo
Canterbury
Public liability insurance of £10 million
James & James are a duo who perform jazz, pop and folk. Anne James sings and plays flute, accompanied by James Taylor on keys or guitar.

James & James are a Jazz Duo based in Kent. Having met at a jazz jam in Canterbury, James and James started playing together in 2016 and have performed at various events around Kent. By combining Anne James’ mellow, expressive vocals and flute-playing with James Taylor’s virtuoso piano arrangements, jazz and blues duo James and James produce a sound that is both warm and cool. James and James are no dilettantes: they live and breathe music. As a Guildhall-trained music therapist, Anne James knows better than most that music is far more than just entertainment or ‘ear candy’: it can change lives for the better. As for James Taylor, he is not just an accomplished pianist with nearly two decades’ experience as a professional musician: he has been playing, listening to and even composing music for almost as long as he can remember. It is an integral part of his life. This love of music shows through in every song that James and James perform. With a repertoire ranging from reflective ballads to upbeat swing, they are a superb duo for all occasions.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Jazz, Blues, Swing, Pop, Acoustic
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Types:
Jazz duo
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session
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Song list

Repertoire:
Jazz/Blues
1. Aint Got Nothing but the blues
2. Ain’t Misbehavin’
3. Beautiful love
4. Blue Monk
5. Caravan
6. Corcovado
7. Don’t get around much anymore
8. Don't know why - Norah Jones
9. East of the sun
10. Everytime we say goodbye
11. Feeling Good
12. Fever
13. Fly me to the moon
14. Georgia on my mind
15. Give me the simple life
16. God bless the child
17. Goodmorning Heartache
18. How high the moon
19. I thought about you
20. Just in Time
21. L-O-V-E
22. Lullaby of Birdland
23. Misty
24. My baby Just cares for me
25. Moon river
26. Night and day
27. Old Devil Moon
28. On the sunny side of the street
29. Pennies from heaven
30. Polkadots and Moonbeams
31. The nearness of you
32. Satin doll
33. September in the rain
34. Summertime
Folk/pop
35. Big Yellow Taxi
36. Blackbird
37. Carey
38. Get here
39. Happy
40. Kiss me
41. La bamba
42. Patience of angels
43. Lovely day
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is as follows: Vocals, Keyboard/Piano or Vocals, Guitar. We could arrange for another instrumentalist to join us, for example a saxophonist.

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

“We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.”

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

Can you roam around while you perform?

No

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

We would definitely be happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

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

PA is included in your quote. We usually require a minimum of 2 by 3 metres to perform.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

“If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc. ”

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our passion for the music.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Chocolate Cafe, Canterbury. The Granville Pub/Restaurant, Canterbury. Private functions, including birthday celebration, weddings, and charity events. Whitefriars, Canterbury.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Ella Fitzgerald. Norah Jones. Nina Simone. Anita Wardell.

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

Summer Sounds, Whitefriars, Canterbury

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£400
Up to 2 hours£800
Up to 3 hours£1200

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Sarah B, 1 year ago

“James and James have performed at our biggest event of the year, the KMSTC Summer Fayre. They are a pleasure to work with and are great at communicating before the event, and have a beautiful sound to top it all off! Members at the Centre are always excited when we say James and James will be returning as their music is hugely popular with our audience.”

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Alex L, 1 year ago

''Two years ago, I hired James and James to provide musical entertainment at our summer garden party. Individually they are exceptionally talented musicians, together they are phenomenal. The quality of music is of a standard far superior to anything else you are likely to find locally. Based on their stunning performance I hired them again for my daughter’s christening this year, and will no doubt be calling on them in the future."

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