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About KPQ - Jazz Quartet

World class Jazz Quartet with a proven track record as freelance musicians behind the BIGGEST artists in Music. 1000's of gigs performed!
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KPQ - Jazz Quartet is led by drummer Kari Paavola, who has been a professional musician, band leader, and events entertainment creator for over 20 years. Kari has experience working in all the Mayfair private members clubs, as well as A-lister events for celebrities and high net worth clients. KPQ's musicians Frank, Andrew and Matias with Kari have over 10.000 concerts under their belt and have performed and toured the world with the biggest names in the industry both in jazz as well as pop, such as: Amy Winehouse, Tom Jones, Shakira, Mark Ronson, Enrique Inglesias, Womack and Womack, and in the jazz/soul world with Vanessa Haynes, Stacy Kent, Sheila Jordan, Noel McKoy, Omar Lye-Hook MBE, Imaani and many many others. The band plays The Standards from the great American song book, and also some selected pop, rock and evergreens, as jazz versions, creating a recognizable mood and music, while still bringing in the sophistication of Jazz. The band can be augmented with a trumpet player, female or male singer and literally anything else to make your event stand out. Kari's "black book" and 25 years in London music scene guarantees top notch musical guests on top of KPQ if needed. KPQ plays with the volume and mood suitable for your event, and with those 10.000 concerts combined as a group we can change and alter the songs and mood on the fly if/when needed. Trust the musicians the leading world class Stars trust, and book KPQ for your next event.

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Tanja L
1 year ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Helsinki
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Working with KPQ is easygoing and professional. He always keeps the budget in control and has provided Botta Club and my new place Puotilan Kartano internationally acclaimed stars and superb music content. The Venue has gotten new clients thru the superb music events. Kari understand branding, marketing and has gained loads of press hits for his events. I warmly recommend working with Kari in all things music. Kari has been my main music provider for over 50 events.

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KPQ - Jazz Quartet's Song list

KPQ know hundreds of jazz standards, jazz versions of pop-material as well as latin/bossa songs and soulful tunes as well.
Happy to cater for the event you have in mind.
Here is a small sample song list of jazz/latin numbers as well as our own Jazz / Lounge arrangements of pop/rock tunes and modern hits:
Some Day my Prince will come
All of me
Days of Wine and Roses
American Boy - Estelle
Blue Moon
Foggy Day in London Town
Girl From Ipanema
Love for sale
Lullaby of Birdland
My Funny Valentine
My baby just cares for me
Night and Day
One note Samba
Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps
Mercy Mercy ( Cannonball Adderley )
In a mellow tone
All Blues
So What
Just Friends
My Romance
Sunny Side of the Street
On a clear Day
Buy Buy Blackbird
You and the night and the music
Joy spring
There will never be another You
On Green Dolphin Street
Body and Soul
Jazz Arrangements of all kinds of pop tunes, for example:
Crazy - Gnars Barkley
American Boy - Estelle
Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder
Nature Boy
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
What A Wonderful World
Stand By Me
Until you Come Back to me - Aretha Franklin
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Why Didn't I come - Norah Jones

KPQ - Jazz Quartet's Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1600
Up to 2 hours£1800
Up to 3 hours£2000
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

the clients love the fact that when hiring us, they hire the same people as Mega Stars of todays pop world. So the clients will get really high quality band who's members have toured the world, played the arenas and festivals and are top notch professionals in their field.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have individually and as a group played at all private members clubs of London. As musicians for pop stars we have performed at all major halls and venues and festivals like Brit Awards, Grammys, Glastonbury, and many international jazz and pop festivals. We have also toured the world with different bands and artists for over 20 years.

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

Our group is mainly an instrumental quartet for background jazz / cocktail vibes etc. However, with over 20 years in the high level professional scene in London, we have our " black book" of singer, whom are INCREDIBLE. so much so, that they only do function work onlyu thru us. If you want our group augmented with a singer, just ask !!

Do you have different line-up options?

we have a multiple line-up options to suit your musical needs. We can add singer(s) horn players, and literally anything else. We can also provide a duo, or a trio if for example drums aren't needed.

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

we are very flexible and can accommodate most requests in relation to timings. Once we have agreed to perform at your event, and the timings change, its not usually a big deal.

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

we can provide background music suitable to the event. We dont provide DJ service, but " spotify list" type of arrangement, absolutely.

How much time do you need to set up?

we need around 45-60min.

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

from the set list, you can give some ideas of certain songs you want to hear.

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

PA is included for background jazz, so not a " rock band PA " but smaller, suitable to the style of music we play. We dont provide lights with the quote, they would be extra.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

for an extra, relatively small charge we can learn material if needed. If there are certain Jazz standards you must hear, and they are available in Real Book ( the jazz song books ) we can play 2 without any charge of learning them.
Jazz, Blues, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz
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Corporate event, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Cruise
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