Alto Saxophonist

Jess Hughes

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Professional pianist and saxophonist available for hire across Derbyshire and Notts for weddings, parties etc -Classical/pop -Smooth jazz
Alto Saxophonist
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Jess Hughes is professional saxophonist available to hire for weddings, parties, baby showers, hen do's, christenings, dinner parties, garden parties, festivals/fetes, restaurants/bars/clubs and corporate events. Whether you require somebody to provide background music or a main event performance, Jess will work with you to provide the perfect touch to your event. Jess has her own professional p.a system but if you are hiring a DJ or sound technician she can also plug into their system. Jess can play a range of musical styles from light jazz and easy listening to retro pop (70s 80s 90s) right through to current chart house hits and Ibiza style. For wedding ceremonies etc Jess can also perform romantic love songs/Disney/film tunes etc. For any event Jess will work with you choose music from her extensive repertoire but is also happy to take on a few of your own personal requests for no extra cost. Weddings Jess specialises in wedding performances as she is able to offer a wide range of music for your special day. She is happy to just perform at one part of your wedding or she can provide a package. As well as saxophone with backing tracks, she is also able to offer piano. Options available: Wedding Ceremony: solo saxophone with backing tracks (or piano). Jess will create a beautiful atmosphere for your guests arrival, bride (or groom)'s arrival, signing of the register if applicable and exit song. Requests for any of these parts can be made for no extra cost. Example repertoire: Drinks Ceremony / Wedding Breakfast: Saxophone with backing tracks (or piano). Jess will work with you to create your desired ambience for your drinks reception and or wedding breakfast. She can create a traditional sophisticated atmosphere with light jazz and easy listening tracks/retro pop or play more modern chart/Ibiza style hits which have become increasingly popular. A mixture of all styles also works really well. Evening Party: Saxophone with backing tracks. Jess can entertain your evening guests and get people up on to the dancefloor. She would usually play either one hour set or 2 x 45 min sets and often she can co-ordinate with a DJ if desired but also can be self sufficient with own P.A system.

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Covers, Jazz, Blues, Swing, Pop, Funk, Disco, Soul, Deep house, Ibiza club
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Christmas party, Birthday party, Charity event, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
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Song list

Soft pop/rock good for wedding ceremonies:
All of me- John Legend
Perfect- Ed Sheeran
A Thousand Years- Christina Perri
Just the way you are- Bruno Mars
How do I live – Leanne Rimes
(Everything I do) I do it for you – Bryan Adams
I don’t want to miss a thing – Aerosmith
Up where we belong – Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
The wind beneath my wings –Bette Midler
Because you loved me – Celine Dion
Make you feel my love- Adele
Angel – Sarah McLachlan
This years Love- David Gray
Can’t help falling in love – Elvis Presley
When you say nothing at all- Ronan Keating
What about us - Pink
A sky full of stars- Coldplay
Hero- Maria Carey
When I fall in love – Nat king cole
Songs from musicals/disney good for ceremony:
Circle of Life- Lion King
Can you feel the love tonight- Lion King
Whole new world – Aladdin
Colors of the wind – Pocahontas
Send in the clowns – A little night music
I know him so well - Chess
I’ve grown accustomed to her face – My fair lady
Over the rainbow- Wizard of Oz
All I ask of you- Phantom of the Opera
A million dreams- The Greatest Showman
Re-write the stars- The Greatest Showman
This is me- The Greatest Showman
From now on- The Greatest Showman
Beauty and the beast
Great Standards: (Jazzy)
Moon River
Fly me to the moon
My funny Valentine
What a wonderful world
Dream a little dream of me
Blue moon
As time goes by
La vie en rose
What a difference a day made
What the world needs now is love
At last
Blue velvet
Stormy weather
Stella by starlight
Smoke gets in your eyes
I’ve got you under my skin
All the things you are
Other pop:
If I ain’t got you – Alicia Keys
Saving all my love for you – Whitney Houston
Just the way you are- Billy Joel
New York state of mind – Billy Joel
Make you feel my love - Adele
She’s always a woman – Billy Joel
Always on my mind – Willie Nelson
Have I told you lately – Rod Stewart
Young at heart – The bluebells
They long to be (close to you) – Carpenters
I’m yours – Jason Mraz
Beautiful day – U2
Get Lucky- Daft Punk
Roar- Katy Perry
Tiny Dancer – Elton John
Your song – Elton John
The long and winding road
Could it be magic
Don’t let the sun go down on me- Elton John
Wonderwall -Oasis
Saxophone with backing tracks:
Autumn leaves
Blue moon
Stormy Weather
Night and Day
Over the rainbow
My funny Valentine
Cry me a river
Fly me to the moon
Have you met Miss Jones?
Embraceable you
Girl from Ipanema
Something Stupid
Balck Coffee
Blue Bossa
Why don't you do right?
Groovin high
Ain't no sunshine
Love Songs:
Perfect- Ed Sheeran
All of me - John Legend
From the moment on - Shania Twain
I can't help fallling in love - Elvis Presley
Make you feel my love - Adele
Just the way you are - Bruno Mars
Marry you - Bruno Mars
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Can you feel the love tonight- The Lion King
Colours of the wind- Pocohontas
Beauty and the Beast-Beauty and the Beast
Part of your world - The Little Mermaid
A whole new world - Aladdin
A million dreams- The Greatest Showman
Love is an open door - Frozen
Somewhere over the rainbow - Wizard of Oz
Retro Pop songs:
Lets stay together - Al Green
All night long- Lionel Ritchie
I wanna dance with somebody - Whitney Houston
Careless whisper- George Michael
Baker St- Gerry Rafferty
Never too much- Luther Van Dross
The Best- Tina Turner
I want to break free- Queen
Gimme Gimme Gimme- Abba
Sweet dreams- Eurythmics
Play that funky music - Wild Cherry
Dancing Queen- Abba
Superstitioun- Stevie Wonder
What's love got to do with it - Tina Turner
Must be love - Madness
Rio - Duran Duran
Gold - Spandau Ballet
Club Tropicana- Wham
Current/recent chart:
Dance monkey- Tones and I
Don't start now - Dua Lipa
How deep is your love - Calvin Harris
Hymn for the weekend- Coldplay (Seeb dance remix)
Remember - Becky Hill
Without you - David Guetta
This is real - Jax Jones and Ella Henderson
This is what you came for - Calvin Harris and Rihanna
Changing - Sigma
Levitating- Dua Lipa
Waiting for love - Avicci
I'm Good - David Guetta and Bebe Rexha
I Wish- Mabel (feat Jess Glynn)
When love takes over - David Guetta
A sky full of stars - Coldplay
History- Joel Corry and Becky Hill
Where did you go - Jax Jones
Crazy what love can do - Ella Henderson
Head and Heart- Joel Corry
Ibiza Style:
Jubel- Klingande
Destination Calabria-
This Girl- The Kungs
Mr Saxobeat- Alexandra Stan
Sun don't shine - Klangkarussel
Changes- Faul
90s Dance:
Sing it back - Moloko
Rhythm of the night - Corona
Touch me - Rui Da Silva
Let me be your fantasy- Baby D
Show me love- Robin S
Free- Ultra Nate
Freed from desire - Gala
Everybody's free - Rozalla
Lady - Modjo
Finally - Ce Ce Peniston (Choice Mix)
Customer questions

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

That should be fine to change any timings

How much time do you need to set up?

1 hour

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


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Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

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Nathalie C
4 months ago, for a Wedding in 81-83 Westgate
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5 out of 5

Jess performed at our wedding party at The Establishment at Wakefield and she was absolutely fantastic played various bits of music and the guests loved it everyone was having such a good time and dance! I would definitely recommend not only is she fantastic but she’s affordable too 👏🏻 Thank you for making our wedding evening one to remember (10 / 10)

Ian S
6 months ago, for a Wedding in Bawtry Rd
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5 out of 5

Jess was an absolute pleasure to work with from our initial contact through to agreeing the event timetable / playlist & on to her performance at the afternoon of our wedding. This talented lady (Jess also plays keyboard professionally however we opted on the day for Saxophone only) played a variety of music which contributed immensely to a fabulous atmosphere (with much of it being outside as we were so lucky with the weather) & especially ramping up to a dance/ party vibe towards the latter end of the performance. Indeed many guests commented on how good Jess was & how much they had enjoyed her playing which speaks for itself. We would definitely not hesitate to recommend Jess for any event as she has the versatility / music repertoire for all occassions - Many Thanx (10 / 10)

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