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I am available as a solo pianist and can provide duos, trios, quartets or more. We play jazzy music for all sorts of events.
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As pianist with George Melly and John Chilton’s Feetwarmers for over 10 years, I toured extensively, both at home and abroad, playing over 250 theatre concerts a year and making numerous TV and radio appearances. I also performed month-long Christmas seasons at Ronnie Scotts every year during this time. In recent years I have been a featured guest on tours in Germany, Switzerland and France. I have performed at the Los Angeles Jazz Festival, the prestigious Nice Jazz Festival and with many visiting American jazz greats including Wild Bill Davison, Kenny Davern, Warren Vache, Al Casey and Benny Waters. I have performed with the British bands of Acker Bilk, Terry Lightfoot and Kenny Ball and played at the BAFTA Awards, Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows, the National Theatre and Thaxted Arts Festival. I gained a Masters degree in Composition for Film and Television and have had my works performed at The Festival Hall in London. I have recently released my trio album ‘Lullaby of the Leaves’, proclaimed as ‘immaculately played swinging jazz’ by Alyn Shipton of BBC Radio 3.

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Jazz, Dixieland, Swing, Originals
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Producer, Orchestrator, Instrumental teaching
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Jonathan's Song list

A Fine Romance
A Nightingale Sang
After You’ve Gone
Ain’t She Sweet
Aint Misbehavin
Alexander’s Ragtime Band
All of Me
Almost Like Being in Love
Am I Blue
As Long As I Live
As Time Goes By
At Sundown
Autumn In New York
Autumn Leaves
Baby Won’t You Please Come Home
Back In Your Own Back-yard
Ballin’ The Jack
Basin Street Blues
Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered
Beyond the Sea (La Mer)
Black and Blue
Blue Moon
Blue Skies
Blue Turning Grey
Blueberry Hill
Blues My Naughty Sweetie
Body And Soul
C Jam Blues
C’est Magnifique
Can’t We Be Friends
China Boy
Christopher Columbus
Come Fly With Me
Cottage For Sale
Crazy Rhythm
Dark Eyes
Darktown Strutter’s Ball
Deed I Do
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
Doctor Jazz
Don’t Blame Me
Don’t Get Around Much Any More
East of the Sun
Embraceable You
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Everybody Loves My Baby
Exactly Like You
Feeling Good
Film 2010 Theme
Fine And Dandy
Fine Romance
Five Foot Two
Fly Me To The Moon
Flying Home
Foggy Day In London
Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You
Girl From Ipanema
Girl of My Dreams
Gonna Sit Right Down
Goody Goody
Happy Feet
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Hello Dolly
Hello Young Lovers
Here’s That Rainy Day
Honeysuckle Rose
How About You?
How Can You Face Me?
How High the Moon
I Ain’t Got Nobody
I Can’t Believe You’re in Love With Me
I Can’t Get Started
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
I Cover the Waterfront
I Cried For You
I Get a Kick out of You
I Got Rhythm
I Left My Heart In San Francisco
I Let a Song Go Out Of My Heart
I Love Paris
I May Be Wrong
I Never Knew
I Only Have Eyes for You
I Saw Stars
I Want A Little Girl
I Won’t Dance
I Would Do Most Any Thing For You
I’ll Close My Eyes
I’ll Never Be the Same
I’ll See You In My Dreams
I’m Beginning to See the Light
I’m Confessin’
I’m Crazy About My Baby
I’m In The Mood For Love
I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover
I’m Putting All My Eggs In One Basket
I’m Sitting On Top Of The World
I’ve Found A New Baby
I’ve Got A Feeling I’m Falling
I’ve Got you Under my Skin
If I Could Be With You
If I Had You
If You Were The Only Girl In The World
Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby
It Ain’t Necessarily So
It Don’t Mean A Thing
It Had to be You
It’s All Right with Me
Jeepers Creepers
Just a Gigolo
Just You Just Me
Keeping Out of Mischief
King of the Swingers
Kiss To Build A Dream On
Lady Be Good
Lazy River
Let There be Love
Let’s Face the Music
Let’s Fall in Love
Like Someone In Love
Limehouse Blues
Little Girl
London By Night
Lonesome Road
Love Is Here To Stay
Love Me Or Leave Me
Love Walked in
Lullaby Of The Leaves
Mack the Knife
Making Whoopee
Mama’s Gone, Goodbye
Man I Love, The
Mean To Me
Memories Of You
Mood Indigo
Moon River
Moonlight in Vermont
Moonlight Serenade
My Blue Heaven
My Favourite Things
My Funny Valentine
My Melancholy Baby
My Monday Date
Nature Boy
Nearness Of You
New Orleans
Night and Day
Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
Nobody’s Sweetheart Now
Oh Baby
Old Devil Moon
Old Folks
Old Rocking Chair
On a Clear Day
On The Sunny Side
New Orleans
Out of Nowhere
Over The Rainbow
Paper Moon
Pennies from Heaven
Petite Fleur
Please Don’t Talk About Me
Poor Butterfly
Putting On The Ritz
Rose Room
Running Wild
Saint Louis Blues
Satin Doll
Sentimental Journey
September In The Rain
September Song
She’s Funny That Way
Sleepy Time Down South
Some Of These Days
Somebody Loves Me
Someday My Prince Will Come
Someone To Watch Over Me
Sometimes I’m Happy
Squeeze Me
St Louis Blues
Stars Fell On Alabama
Strangers in the Night
Sunny Side of the Street
Sweet Georgia Brown
Sweet Lorraine
Sweet Sue
Take The A Train
Taking A Chance On Love
Talk Of The Town
Tea For Two
That’s A-Plenty
That’s My Weakness Now
The Girl from Ipanema
The Man I Love
The Very Thought of You
The Way You Look Tonight
There Will Never Be Another You
These Foolish Things
They Can’t Take That Away
They’ll Be Some Changes Made
This Can’t Be Love
Three Little Words
Trouble In Mind
Tuxedo Junction
Two Sleepy People
Until The Real Thing Comes Along
Watermelon Man
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
We Have All The Time In The World
What A Wonderful World
What Is There To Say
What Now my Love
When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful
When You’re Smiling
Who’s Sorry Now
Wolverine Blues
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
You Made Me Love You
You Took Advantage Of Me
You’ll Never Know
You’re Driving Me Crazy
You’re In Love With Me
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Jonathan's Reviews

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Pete E
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Jonathan is a top class musician and a bloody nice bloke. He played three solo sets for us and they were excellent. I only wish we'd mic'd him up so people could hear more - sorry Jonathan - next time!

Reply from Jonathan
1 year ago

Thanks Pete, it was an absolute pleasure to meet you and work for you. I very much enjoyed the event - there was a real buzz in the room!

Jacqui L
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Jonathan plays beautifully, and took the time to get in touch in advance of the evening to fine tune the playlist and timings. Having live music is such a wonderful way to create ambience, and all our guests were effusive about the evening- and the pianist!

From other customers:

Enid B
5 years ago, for a Wedding anniversary in Broad St
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5 out of 5

Thank you so much for your beautiful playing last Saturday; just right for lovely background music to enhance the mood without making conversation difficult. It was much appreciated.

David E
5 years ago, for a Concert in 42 Ashley Ave
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5 out of 5

Just a note to thank you and the quartet for yet another brilliant evening in the Studio Theatre at Epson on 8th October 2018. You produced your usual professional & entertaining performance that we have come to expect and enjoy from the quartet.

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