Jamie Pye

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London-based guitarist performing a host of styles surrounding jazz. Available for solo guitar, duo with a vocalist or even larger bands.
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Jamie Pye is a London-based jazz guitarist and composer with roots in both Australia and New Zealand. After graduating from The Victorian College of the Arts in 2018, Jamie relocated to Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington) to continue up-skilling at the New Zealand School of Music—Te Kōkī. Since completing his studies, he has been busy playing in various line ups and contexts; from intimate jazz duo residencies, to headline performances showcasing his original music. He is often part of house bands for jam sessions around town, or as a sideman on other bills. In April 2023, Jamie completed his first 10-date national tour with his quartet around Aotearoa; including shows at the Creative Jazz Club in Auckland, and Hanover Hall, on behalf of the Dunedin Jazz Club. Amidst the NZ tour, Jamie recorded his first album scheduled for release in 2024. As a composer, Jamie creates music with the intention of honest storytelling and narrative. His compositions are complex and harmonically rich, while remaining musically accessible to all ears. Drawing influence from all music and art and traditions, he pays particular attention towards the work of composers and bandleaders Brian Blade, Kendrick Scott, Petros Klampanis, Aaron Parks, Mike Moreno and Gilad Hekselman. Jamie has experience performing a whole range of styles including jazz, latin/brazilian, blues, R&B, folk and more. He has an extensive list of repertoire and is always open to taking requests and preparing specific material for each occasion.

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Jamie's Reviews

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Henry B
1 year ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in 1/53 Courtenay Place
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5 out of 5

Reference for Jamie Pye To the Hiring Manager, I worked with Jamie from 2021 to October 2023 in my capacity as gig/floor manager at the Library Bar, in Wellington. Throughout that period I kept a small rotation of key musicians; space for sets was limited. Jamie was always on that list. He was professional, and honestly really pleasant to work with - both over the mailing list and in the bar. He played excellently, in a range of lineups and styles, and always with a mind to the room. I’d happily recommend him/act as a reference. Best, Henry Broadbent +64221964058 (NZ) [email protected]

Eleanore M
1 year ago, for a Corporate event in 55 Cable Street
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5 out of 5

Our team had the pleasure of working with Jamie and his amazing jazz trio at many of our Citizenship ceremonies here in Wellington. Jamie and his ensemble always filled the atmosphere with a soothing ambience and complete relaxation. Jamie without a doubt comes highly recommend.

Jamie's Song list

Below is just a handful of choice standards often performed as a solo guitarist, duo or larger jazz band! Requests are always welcome, and specific pieces/arrangements/versions can be learned in advance.
Polkadots and Moonbeams
I Cover The Waterfront
Body and Soul
When Sunny Gets Blue
Relaxin' At Camarillo
Billie's Bounce
Blues For Alice
I'll Be Seeing You
Like Someone In Love
Let's Cool One
Days of Wine and Roses
I Should Care
Alone Together
Night and Day
Yardbird Suite
This I Dig of You
Dewey Square
The Girl From Ipanema
Chega De Saudade
One Note Samba
O Pato
So Danco Samba
Don't Know Why - Nora Jones
Just the Two of Us - Bill Withers
Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Blues, Latin jazz
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Wedding, Corporate event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Recording session, Concert, Charity event, Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Accompanist, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Ableton Live, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Arranger, Transcription, Songwriter
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