Saxophonist

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Saxophonist
East Grinstead
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Hi I'm Jane and I'm passionate about bringing live jazz to your event. I love to perform the memorable jazz classics from the 1920's - 60's.

Hi i've been playing music all my life . I was first introduced to the saxopnone as a junior pupil at my school in Essex. A big Band came to perform the wonderful sounds of Glen Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington etc... I fell in love with the sound of the tenor sax . I was a little bit too small so had to start on clarinet. At the age of eleven I began my journey of jazz on the tenor sax. After leaving my brilliant senior school I continued my studies at The London College of Music and The Royal Academy of Music . After a few months I was gigging around London performing regularly at the Ritz, The Savoy, Dover Street Wine Bar, 100 club and other music venues that have since closed. It was at this time my professor Jimmy Hastings introduced me to the west end show scene where I was kept employed for a good seven years working in the orchestral pit for Cats, Cabaret, Carmen, Crazy for you. I then had some wonderful experiences working on Guys and Dolls at the National Theatre. During this time and since I have always enjoyed bringing live jazz to peoples events. I love the American song book repertoire and all the wonderful Latin Jazz songs of Antonio Jobim . I am continually learning new songs and meeting great musicians who share my passion. I am now lucky enough to be inspiring young musicians with Nicholas Lloyd who directs and tours with The London Symphonic Big Band .

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Latin jazz, Swing
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Ain't Misbehaving, Alfie's Theme, All the things you are, A nightingale sang in Berkeley square, Besame Mucho, East of the sun, Fly me to the moon, My foolish heart, Georgia on my mind, The girl from Ipanema, Lullaby of birdland, Making Whoopee, My favourite things, My little Suede shoes, Nature Boy, Oleo, Pennies from heaven, Corcovado, Sandu, My secret love, Summer Samba, Song for my Father, St Thomas, Satin Doll, Sunny, Tea for two, The man I love, There will never be another you, These foolish things, You'd be so nice to come home to, When sunny gets blue, Wave etc........

Reviews

From customers:

Wedding S, 3 years ago

we are so pleased that we booked Jane for our wedding...so many of our guests said that the music during the Drinks Reception was one of the highlights of a special day....we can't thank her enough

Geoffrey S, 1 year ago

Thanks so much for your wonderful music on Saturday. You were great. Everyone enjoyed your music and I was over the moon. It was very good to meet you and I am sure I will be recommending you to others. Thanks again Jane for making my birthday unforgettable ( now there's another song ! ) .

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