Vintage-themed jazz band

Jazzy Jo and her swing band

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Vintage-themed jazz band
London
Public liability insurance of £10 million
Jazz, Swing & Contemporary. Along the style of Ella Fitzgerald and Norah Jones. Music to uplift your event.

Jo's a Jazz Singer, who performing regularly at venues in London, Leicester, Oxford, Cheltenham and Bristol, including Ronnie Scotts, The Pheasantry, Verde Restaurant Royal Albert Hall, Foyer at National Theatre South Bank and National Portrait Gallery. She started in musical theatre 18 years ago and fell in love with all the old tunes from the 1920’s onwards. Her main influences are Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Nina Simone. Her voice is warm and sweet and has been described as “like bathing in chocolate”. She sings a mixture of jazz and modern standards, with swing, latin and funk rhythms. Jo performs regularly as part of a duo or with a trio,.

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
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Blues, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing
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Types:
Vintage-themed jazz band, Jazz duo, Jazz trio, Jazz band, Swing & Jive band, Gypsy jazz band, New Orleans / dixieland band
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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, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

1920's
Look for the silver lining Jerome Kern and DeSylva
Careless Love traditional
There’ll be some changes made W Benton Overstreet, Billy Higgins
Fascinating Rhythm George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
It had to be you Isham Jones, with lyrics by Gus Kahn.
Man I Love George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Tea for two  Vincent Youmans and lyrics byIrving Caesar
Manhattan Rogers & Hart
Sometimes I'm happy Vincent Youmans and Irving Caesar
Squeeze me Duke Ellington
Bye Bye Blackbird Ray Henderson and lyricist Mort Dixon.
Someone to watch over me Gershwin
can't help loving that man Jerome Kern – Oscar Hammerstein
let's Misbehave Cole Porter
Stardust Hoagy Carmichael
S'wonderful George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Basin Street Blues Spencer Williams
Blue Skies Irvin Berlin
I can't give you anything but love Jimmy McHugh – Dorothy Fields
I've got a crush on you George and Ira Gerswin
Lets fall in Love
Love me or Leave me Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn
Mack the knife Kurt Weill with lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
Makin whoopee Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn
When your smiling Charlie Chaplin
ain't misbehavin Fats Waller
Gee Baby, Ain’t I good to you Don Redman, Andy Razaf
Honeysuckle Rose Fats Waller – Andy Razaf
Singing in the rain -Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown
1930's
Body and Soul  Edward Heyman, Robert Sour and Frank Eyton; and music by Johnny Green.
But not for me George & Ira Gerswin
Get Happy
I got rhythm George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Love for sale Cole Porter
Lover come back to me sigmund romberg and Oscar Hammerstein II
My Baby just cares for me Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn
On the sunny side of the street Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields
All of Me Gerald Marks
as time goes by Herman Hupfeld
Dream a little dream of me Fabian Andre and Wilbur Schwandt
Minnie the moocher Cab Calloway 
Thrill is gone Ray Henderson L=Lew Brown
How Deep is the Ocean Irving Berlin
I've got the world on a string Harold Arlen, with lyrics written by Ted Koehler
Night and Day Cole Porter
Say it Isn’t so Irvin Berlin
Willow Weep for me Anne Ronell
Close your eyes Bernice Petkere.
Let there be love Lionel rand and Ian grant
Paper Moon Harold Arlen –Yip Harburg Billy Rose
Sophisticated Lady Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, M Parish
Stormy Weather Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler
Anything goes Cole Porter
Blame it on my youth  Oscar Levant and Edward Heyman
Blue Moon Richard Rogers - Lorenz Hart
For all we know Older one
I get a kick Cole Porter
I only have eyes for you Harry Warren – Al Dubin
Solitude Duke Ellington, E De Lange, I Mills
very thought of you, the Ray Noble
What a difference a day made Maria Grever L=Stanley Adams
You and the night and the music Arthur Schwartz
Cheek to cheek Irving Berlin
I can't get started George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
I'm in the mood for love Jimmy McHugh – Dorothy Fields
In a sentimental Mood Duke Ellington
It ain't necessarily so George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Just one of those things Cole Porter
Lullaby of Broadway  Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin
summertime George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
a fine romance Jerome Kern with lyrics by Dorothy Fields
I’ve got you under my skin Cole Porter
Its like reaching for the moon Sherman / Lewis / marqusee
Let's face the music and dance Irving Berlin
Pennies from Heaven Arthur Johnston, Johnny Burke
smile charles chaplin
There is no greater love Isham Jones, Marty Symes
These foolish things Jack Strachey & Harry Link
They all laughed George and Ira Gerswin
Way you look tonight Jerome Kern L= Dorothy Fields
Easy Living Ralf rainger and Leo Robin
Getting some fun out of life Edgar Leslie / Joseph A. Burke
Have you met Miss Jones Rogers & Hart
In the still of the night Cole Porter
Lady is a tramp R Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
Lets call the whole thing off Gershwin
My Funny Valentine Rogers & Hart
Nearness of you Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington
September in the rain Harry Warren, Al Dubin
they can't take that way from me George and Ira Gerswin
a-tisket a tasket Ella Fitzgerald
Begin the Beguiine Cole Porter
Falling in love with Love Rogers and Hart
I’ll be seeing you Sammy Fain Irving Kahal
Lush life Bill Strayhorn
Our love is here to stay Gershwin
Prelude to a kiss Duke Ellington, I Gordon, I Mills
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg
undecided
You go to my head J Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie
Comes Love Sam H Stept, L Brown, C Tobias
I get along without you Hoagy Carmichael
I thought about you Jimmy Van Heusen – Johnny Mercer
1940's
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square Eric Maschwitz, Manning Sherwin and Jack Strachey
All or Nothing at All Arthur Altman Jack Lawrence
How high the moon  Nancy Hamilton and music by Morgan Lewis
I could write a book Rogers & Hart
Polka dots and Moonbeams Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Johnny Burke
When you wish a upon a star Leigh Harline and ned Washington
At last Mack Gordon and Harry Warren
Bewitched, bothered and Bewildered Rogers & Hart
Chattanooga Choo Choo song by Harry Warren (music) and Mack Gordon 
God Bless the child Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr.
I got it bad Duke Ellington – Paul F Webster
I'm Glad there is you Jimmy Dorsey and Paul Madeira
Skylark Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael
Take the A Train  Billy Strayhorn
You don’t know what love is Gene De Paul don Raye
A Night in Tunisia Dizzy Gillespie
Don't get around much Duke Ellington Bob Russell
Lover man Jimmy Davis and Roger Ramirez
That old black magic Arlen and Mercer
There will never be another you M= Harry Warren L=Mack Gordon
This is heaven to me Madeleine Peyroux
You’ve changed Carl Fischer, Bill Carey
Do Nothing till you hear from me Duke Ellington Bob Russell
Hit that jive jack John Alston, Skeets Tolbert
Is you is or is you ain’t Louis Jordan – Billy Austin
One for my baby Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer
People will say we’re in love R Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein
Straighten up and fly right Nat King Cole and Irving Mills
You'd be so nice to come home to Cole Porter
Accentuate the positive Johnny Mercer
and the Angels sing Ziggy Elman and Johnny Mercer,
Beginning to see the light Duke Ellington - Johnny Hodges, Harry James
Boy next door Ralf Blane Hugh Martin
Don't explain Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog Jr.[1]
every time we say goodbye Cole Porter
I fall in love to easily Jule Styne with lyrics by Sammy Cahn
It could happen to you Jimmy Van Heusen- Johnny Burke
Lucky to be me Leonard Bernstein
Moonlight in Vermont Karl Suessdorf, John M Blackburn
Round Midnight C Williams, T Monk, B Hanighen
Sentimental Journey Les Brown, Bud Green, B Homer
Some other time Leonard Bernstein
You're nobody till somebody loves you
Good Morning Heartache Ervin Drake, D Fisher, I Higginbotham
If I loved you R Rodgers – Oscar Hammerstein
It might as well be spring R Rodgers – Oscar Hammerstein
La vie en rose Édith Piaf (lyrics) Louiguy, Marguerite Monnot[1]
more I see you Harry Warren and Mack Gordon
More I see you, the Harry Warren, Mack Gordon
Come Rain or Come Shine Harold Arlen – Johnny Mercer
I wish you love Charles Louis a G Trenet
I’ll look around Cross, Cory
Old Devil moon Burton Lane, with lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Route 66 Bobby Troup
Tenderly Walter Gross & Jack Lawrance
Almost like being in love Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner
Autumn Leaves Joseph kosma &Johnny Mercer
But Beautiful Jimmy Van Heusen & Johnny Burke
Perhaps Perhaps perhaps Cuban songwriter Osvaldo Farrés
Time after Time Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne
Black Coffee Sonny Burke Paul Francis Webster
Detour Ahead Lou Carter Herb Ellis John Frigo
Nature boy Eden Ahbez
Diamonds are forever James bond song
If you love me Marguerite Monnot
My foolish heart Victor Young and Ned Washington
You can have him Irvin Berlin
1950's
all the way Jimmy Van Heusen & Sammy Kahn
I'm a fool to want you  Frank Sinatra, Jack Wolf, and Joel Herron
Under Paris Skies Hubert Giraud
Lullaby of birdland George Shearing and lyrics by George David Weiss
That’s all  Alan Brandt and Bob Haymes
When I fall in love Victor young and Edward Heyman
baubles bangles and beads Robert Wright and George Forrest.
It’s All right with me Cole Porter
My one and only love Guy wood and Robert Mellin
Secret Love Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster
Sway Pablo Beltrain Ruiz – Norman Gimbel
That's alright with me Cole Porter
A blossom Fell Nat King cole
Fly me to the moon Bart Howard
Misty Erroll Garner
Somethings got to give Johnny Mercer
Social Call Gigi Gryce, Jon Hendricks
Devil May Care Warren and Burke's
Fever  Eddie Cooley and "John Davenport" 
I put a spell on you Screamin' Jay Hawkins
love me tender Elvis Presley
Mack the knife Kurt Weill with lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
someone to light up my life Jobim and Lees
first time ever i saw your face Ewan MacColl for Peggy Seeger,
Wild is the wind Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington
No More blues – Chega de Saudade Jobim
Once upon a summertime Johnny Mercer, Michel Legrand
All blues Miles Davis
Best is yet to come Cy Coleman – Lyrics Carolyn Leigh
Black Orpheus Luiz Bonfá, Itzhak Perlman
Desafinado Antonio Carlos Jobim &
Moanin bobby Timmons
My Favorite things R Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein
1960's
Hit the road Jack Percy Mayfield 
Make someone happy Jule Styne
where is love Lionel Bart
Work song
Moon River Henry N Mancini, Johnny Mercer
One note samba Antonion Carlos Jobim
Somewhere (west side Leonard Bernstein and Sondheim
star maker Ben e King
Up on the roof  Gerry Goffin and Carole King
Agua de Beber (water to drink) Jobim
From Russia with love James bond song
Girl from Ipamena A C Jobim
Our day will come  Bob Hilliard and Mort Garson
Mas Que Nada Samba
On broadway
Goldfinger James bond song
How sweet it is to be loved by you  Holland–Dozier–Holland
So Nice Marcos Valle - Norman Gimbel - Bebel Gilberto
shoop shoop song Rudy clark
Watch what happens Michel legrand – A & M Bergman
Feeling good Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse 
Gentle Rain Astrud Gilberto
Love Bert Kaempfert and Milt Gabler
thunderball James bond song
A time for Love Johnny Mandel and Paul Francis Webster
ain't no mountain high enough Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 
Alfie Burt Bacharach
Dindi Antonio Carlos Jobim Ray Gilbert
for once in my life Ron Miller and Orlando Murden 
I heard it through the grapevine Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong 
It's A Man's, Man's Man's world James brown
Knock on wood Eddie Floyd and Steve Cropper
So Many Stars Sergio Mendes
Something Stupid Carlson Parks - sb; Frank & Nancy Sinatra
Sunny Bobby Hebb
That’s Life Dean Kay and Kelly Gordon
Up Jumped Spring
Bare necessities Terry Gilkyson,
I say a little prayer Burt Bacharach and Hal David 
I wanna be like you Robert and Richard Sherman
I wish I Knew how it would feel to be free Harry warren & Mack Gordon
I'll be your baby tonight Bob Dylan
Natural Woman Carole King
Oh happy day  Edwin Hawkins Singers, 
Piece of my heart Jerry Ragovoy and bert Berns, Erma Franklin
Spooky Shapiro and Harry Middlebrooks, Jr
the look of love  Burt Bacharach and Hal David 
What a wonderful world Robert Thiele – G Weiss & G Douglas
What is this thing called love Cole Porter
You must believe in spring Michel legrand – A & M Bergman
look of love
You only live twice James bond song
Blackbird Beatles
Both sides now Joni Mitchell
Mr Bojangles Jerry Jeff Walker
Son of a preacher man John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins
This Guys in Love with you Burt Bacharach
windmills or your mind Michel legrand – A & M Bergman
wichita Lineman Glen Cambell
My way Paul Anka
We have all the time in the world  John Barry and the lyrics by Hal David
What are you doing for the rest of your life Michel legrand – A & M Bergman
1970's
A song for you  Leon Russell
And I love you so Don Mclean
Bridge over troubled waters Simon and Garfunkles
close to you Bacharach
for all we know (Carpenters Fred Karlin, Robb Wilson (Robb Royer) and Arthur James (Jimmy Griffin)
Moondance Van Morrison
We've only just begun Roger Nichols and Paul Williams.
signed sealed delivered Stevie Wonder
Your song Elton John
from the morning
Ain’t no sunshine Bill Withers
Imagine John Lennon
Killing me softly Charles Fox with lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Love reborn George Duke
Pure imagination  Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Rainy days and Mondays Roger Nichols and Paul Williams.
River Joni Mitchell
Summer Knows M Legrand, A & M Bergman
Vincent Don Mclean
You've got a friend Carole King
always on my mind Wayne Carson ,Johnny Christopher, Mark James
blame it on the sun Stevie Wonder
I can see clearly now the rain has gone Johnny Nash
Impossible dream, the Mitch Leigh and Joe darion
Lean on me Bill Withers
Stuck in the middle with you Gerry Raffety and Joe Egan
superstition Stevie wonder
All in Love is Fair Stevie Wonder
could it be magic Barry Manilow
Don't you worry bout a thing Stevie Wonder
Knockin on heavens door bob dylan
Little trip to heaven Tom Waits
You are the sunshine of my life Stevie Wonder
Live and Let Die James bond song
every thing must change Benard Ighner
Feel like making love Eugene McDaniels,
I wont send roses
look what happened to Mabel
man with the golden gun James bond song
Moonraker James bond song
wherever he aint
If it’s magic Stevie
take it to the limit
Money Money money ABBA
New York State of mind Billy Joel
As Stevie Wonder
Easy Lionel Richie
Songbird Christine McVie
You're Never fully dressed with out a smile Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin
Nobody does it better James bond song
I will survive Gloria Gaynor
Is this love (I what to love you) Bob Marley
September Earth wind and fire
Crazy little thing called love Freddie Mercury
I can't help it Stevie Wonder
I have a dream ABBA
Street life Crusaders
1980's
9 to 5 Dolly Parton
I dreamed a dream
Three little birds Bob Marley
Don't stop believing Journey
For your Eyes only James bond song
Beat it Michael Jackson
Hard to say I'm sorry chicago
Save you love for me Johnny Edward
Sweet dreams Eurythmics
All time high James bond song
Every Breath you take Sting
Overjoyed Stevie Wonder
Walking on Sunshine Eddy Grand
Dance me to the end of Love Leonard Cohan
Hallelujah Leonard Cohan
A view to a kill James bond song
view to a kill Bond song
Sweet Love Anita Baker
True colours Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly Cyndi Lauper
faith George Michael
I wanna dance with somebody Sb Whitney Houston
living daylights James bond song
With Every Breath You take Cy Coleman
Licence to Kill James bond song
1990's
and so it goes Billy Joel
I can’t make you love me Mike Reid and Allen Shamblin 
Heal the world Michael Jackson
Bed of Roses Bon Jovi
Glory box Portershead
Goldeneye James bond song
Make you feel my love Adele - Bob Dylan
Sweet Love Lionel Richie
Tomorrow Never Dies James bond song
You make it easy Beth Hirsch, Air
Unitended Muse
world is not enough James bond song
2000's
Orange Blossoms in summertime curtis Lundy and Kurt Elling
come away with me Norah Jones
Die Another Day James bond song
Don’t know why Jesse Harris – Nora Jones
feeling the same way all over again Lee Alexander - sb Norah Jones
Stronger than me Amy Winehouse
Don't wait too long Madeleine Peyroux - jessy harris
somewhere only we know Keane
Gone Melody Gardot
Put your records on Corrin Bailey Rae
Valerie Dave McCabe, The Zutons
Love is a losing game Amy Winehouse
You know my Name James bond song
Tears dry on there own Amy winehouse
Baby I'm a fool Melody Gardot
Warwick Avenue Jimmy Hogarth
One day Melody Gardot
Someone like you  Adele and Dan Wilson
Skyfall James bond song
American Boy Estelle
I need a dollar aloe blacc
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, I will gladly sing with any line up, from duo upwards - I have lots of contacts with jazz players so can add any instrument as requested. Example: Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, Trumpet, Sax, Trombone..etc..

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

We do allow some flexibility as events do change, if timings change slightly just let us know, if they do significantly change - ie beyond 90 minutes - prices will be renegotiated. As this may have a knock on effect with my band musicians and other commitments they have. etc.

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. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

30-45 minutes

Can you roam around while you perform?

.

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

Yes, this is fine.. I am also happy learn new songs with at least one months notice.

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

Yes

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, Please give me a months notice.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£800
Up to 2 hours£900
Up to 3 hours£1000

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Howard H, 30 days ago

Josephine Arthur was superb at our Birthday Celebrations. She is a sublime jazz singer with a unique voice and genuinely warm personality. It was a pleasure to hear her perform fresh takes on the standards and contemporary songs too. The guests all loved her, and she made the evening. Couldn't be better.

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Alison F, 8 months ago

Jo and her band were absolutely perfect for our special celebration. Her repertoire of songs was amazing, she helped us choose the perfect play list for the reception and even performed requests on the day. She was a true professional, she looked the part and with her fellow musicians set up ready for their live performance with no bother at all. The live jazz music was a fantastic addition to our party and a real pleasure to listen to. We just had to book Jo again for a 50th birthday in September 2019!