Kelvin Christiane

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About Kelvin

Kelvin has been immersed in Jazz, Soul, Blues and Latin for years. Performs internationally solo, duos, quartets, quintets & big bands.
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Kelvin Christiane has been leading his own bands for the past fifteen years and has released twelve CD’s of his originals and standards. The latest CD ‘The Arrival' (September, 2013). A graduate from the Leeds College of Music he has played with artists such as Bernard ‘Pretty’ Purdie, Pucho & the Latin Soul Bros, Roberto Pla's Latin Ensemble, Gilad Atzmon, Alan Barnes, Don Weller, Bob Martin, Roland Perrins’ Blue Planet Orchestra, Peter King, Dave O'Higgins, Derek Nash, Steve Waterman, Alex Garnett, John Etheridge, Dave Cliff, Ross Stanley...Kelvin performs regularly in the UK and Europe which has included festivals in Nice, Montauban France & Sopot, Poland, Swanage, Brecon and The Barbican Centre and the Jazz Cafe.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Soul, Jazz, Blues, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Folk, Traditional church music, Christmas, Military, Ambient, Electro-Swing, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Cabaret, Dixieland, Jazz fusion, Easy listening, Originals, Light music, Marching, Avant garde, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Motown, Tribute, Vintage, Disco, Funk, Alternative rock, World music, African music, Asian music, Bollywood, Brazilian music, Cuban music, Latin, Jewish music, Italian music, Calypso, Bossa nova, Salsa, Samba, Caribbean music
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Orchestrator, Composer, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching
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Song list

Careless Whisper
Pick up the pieces
I wish
Billie Jean
Ain't no sunshine
Just the two of us
Girl from Ipanema
Isn’t she lovely
Strangers on the Shore
Take 5
Sir Duke
Morning Dance
In a mellow tone
Over the Rainbow
Round Midnight
Body & Soul
You, the night and
the music
In a sentimental Mood
Tuxedo Junction
I’m in the mood for love
I can’t give you
anything but love
Bring me Sunshine
Star Eyes
On the sunny side
of the Street
Don’t get around
much anymore
There will never be another you
You are the sunshine
of my life
Ain’t misbehavin’
Bye Bye Blackbird
Black Orpheus
All of me
Autumn Leaves
Fly me to the moon
It’s only a Paper Moon
One note Samba
When you’re smiling
Theme from The Godfather movie
Take the A train
Customer questions

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

Always try to be flexible.

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

Sure no problem

How much time do you need to set up?

one hour

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

Yes that's fine

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes we will try, or let you know if it wouldn't work with the instrumentation. If the piece is involved and no music is provided there would be charge which can be discussed beforehand.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

To blend in and enhance the atmosphere

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Barbican Centre, Jazz Cafe, Ronnie Scotts', The Dorchester Hotel, The Lanesborough Hotel, Merchant Taylors Hall,

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Dexter Gordon Grover Washington, Ronnie Laws, Stanley Turrentine, Earth, Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder,

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

The Barbican Centre


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£180
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£400


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Vivien D, 14 days ago

We booked Kelvin for our wedding day and he was fantastic! Us and all our guests loved dancing along to him playing. He even played our first dance song that we requested. Kelvin is very entertaining playing on his own. We had him outside and he filled the atmosphere with beautiful and joyful music! I recommend booking Kelvin for any event and especially for your wedding day. We never thought of a booking a saxophonist until we heard Kelvin and he's even better live. The best idea and choice we made and a wonderful treat for all our guests.

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Mark T, 11 months ago

A Big Thank You to  Kelvin Christiane Brilliant All Star's Big band who played at my wedding and helped to make it one of the most special days of my life. With stunning musicality they played an amazing variety of wonderful Jazz standards and also some arrangements that I had written especially for the occasion which featured my Best Man and Best Lady. Vocalist Lesley Christiane added sultry vocals and fun filled drama that had everyone dancing and enjoying themselves..absolutely unique and brilliant way to celebrate a truly wonderful day.

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