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About Jazz Silhouettes

Modern classics meet Vintage Jazz. Bringing a touch of elegance to your party.
Vintage jazz band
London
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An inebriating mix of Jazz, Swing and modern pop hits delivered by four world class musicians. Based in London, the Jazz Silhouettes are a professional jazz ensemble with years of performance and entertainment experience and hundreds of concerts under their belts. Their previous clients include many of the most important venues of London, such as the Ritz, the Berkeley Hotel, the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, the Gherkin, the Quaglino's restaurant, the Excel exhibition centre and many more. In their shows, nothing is left to chance. Everything, from the choice of the repertoire, to the visual style, is carefully chosen to take the venue and the audience to an alternate reality where Taylor Swift shares the stage with Louis Armstrong, where Bessie Smith jams with The White Stripes, and Benny Goodman swings with Meghan Trainor.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Encore awards
2nd Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Postmodern jukebox jazz
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Timeless Classics
• How High The Moon (Morgan Lewis, Nancy Hamilton)
• Dream a Little Dream of Me (Fabian Andre, Wilbur Schwandt, Gus Kahn)
• Dinah (Louis Armstrong)
• Shimmy Like My Sister Kate (Madeleine Peyroux, Cecile McLaurin)
• Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out (Bessie Smith)
• Now Or Never (Billie Holiday, Lisa Ekdahl)
• Honeysuckle Rose (Fats Waller)
• Ain't Misbehavin' (Fats Waller)
• I can't give you anything but love (Annette Hanshaw, Louis Armstrong)
• I'll See You In My Dreams (Ella )
• Basin Street Blues (Spencer Williams, Louis Armstrong)
• Star Dust (Hoagy Carmichael)
• Tres Palabras (Osvaldo Ferrès)
• Careless Love (Buddy Bolden, Bessie Smith)
• Blue Skies (Irving Berlin)
• An American In Paris (George Gerwshin)
• Mack The Knife (Kurt Weill, Berthold Brecht)
• What Is This Thing Called love? (Cole Porter)
• Love For Sale (Cole Porter)
• You and the night and the music (Arthur Schwartz)
• I love you (Cole Porter)
• Someday my prince will come (Larry Morey)
• Body and soul (Johnny Green)
• My heart belongs to daddy (Cole Porter)
• Fly me to the moon (Bart Howard)
• So in love (Cole Porter)
• I’ve got you under my skin (Cole Porter)
• Have you met miss Jones (Richard Rodgers)
• Why don’t you do right (Joseph McCoy)
Modern hits
• All About That Bass (Meghan Trainor)
• Blank Space (Tailor Swift)
• Titanium (David Guetta ft Sia)
• I Am Not The Only One (Sam Smith)
• Livin' On A Prayer (Bon Jovi)
• Seven Nation Army (White Stripes)
• Please Don't Stop The Music (Rihanna)
• Sweet Child Of Mine (Guns 'n Roses)
• Viva La Vida (Coldplay)
• Royals (Lorde)
• Give It Away (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
• Rude (MAGIC!)
• Creep (Radiohead)
• Hey Ya (Outkast)
• Moondance (Van Morrison)
• Love Yourself (Justin Bibier)
• Light My Fire (The Doors)
• Radioactive (Imagine Dragons)
• Hotel California (Eagles)
• Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
• Can’t buy me love (The Beatles)
• Rehab (Amy Winehouse)
• Love fool (The Cardigans)
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our standard lineups are Trio (Female vocals, Guitar, Double bass) or Quartet (Add drums) We often work with Saxophonists, Violinists, Clarinetists, Pianists and Trumpet players, so it is definitely an option to have some more people with us!

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

We always try our best to be flexible, so if the timing change is not too drastic nothing will change. However we have a fee for early arrival (before 5pm) or late finish (after 12) so we might have to adjust the fee slightly.

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

Yes! It is one of our Add-Ons.

How much time do you need to set up?

It depends on our lineup. For an acoustic trio performance it won't take more than 30 minutes. If the show is as a quartet it or if the client has requested a Dj service it will take one full hour.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes, if we perform acoustically. Otherwise if previously agreed our singer can use a wireless mic and walk around while the rest of the band plays on stage.

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely 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?

Yes it is.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes we can! We will learn your first dance for free (given a reasonable amount of time to rehearse it properly) The fee for learning any additional songs is £60 per song.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The atmosphere that we create, vintage and authentic!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Ritz, the Gerkin, the Quaglino's, the Toulouse Lautrec and many more!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, the Postmodern Jukeboxe.

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

The Royal Ascot!

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£650
Up to 2 hours£750
Up to 3 hours£875

Add-ons

DJ set
+£650

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Stewart H, 2 years ago

It began with the Bride and Grooms first Dance. The beautiful singing of 'At Last' was so romantic and the songs they sang were just right. The group were willing to do a follow on disco and they had the music perfect. The young guests had the party of their lives. The Futuristic Gramophones were both inspirational and flexible. They were with us both live and disco from 8pm to 1am. We couldn't be more enthusiastic about them Thank you so very much. Brilliant!!!

T.Lopez, 4 years ago

Incredible. Friendly. Talented. Classy

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