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Jazz duo

Lush Life

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About Lush Life

Hello! We are Lush Life. Jazz. Jazz, always! We are a duo from South London with plenty of collective experience playing for private events.
Jazz duo
Public liability insurance of £2 million

Lush Life is a real passion project for us, we feel we truly listen and vibe off each other, whatever we're playing. We are a young, fresh new jazz group from South London. Currently training at one of London's top conservatoires, we have a true passion for Jazz. We listen to a variety of music from Ella Fitzgerald to Esperanza Spalding, Django Reindhardt to John Scofield, drawing inspiration from these different styles in our arrangements and improvisation. We also work together on original compositions, and play in a variety of groups.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We can perform while walking around a venue
We own a PA system
Jazz, Blues, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Gypsy jazz, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Light music, Easy listening, Originals, Vintage, Soul, R&B, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Night and Day
Some Day My Prince Will come
These Foolish Things
Autumn Leaves
In A Mellow Tone
It's Only A Paper Moon
Afro Blue
All Of Me
What Is This Thing Called Love
Alone Together
Bye Bye Blackbird
There Is No Greater Love
There Will Never Be Another You
Take The A Train
Stella By Starlight
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
Days Of Wine And Roses
Out Of Nowhere
Secret Love
Beautiful Love
Body And Soul
Nearness Of You
My Favourite Things
Lady Is A Tramp
Just Friends
I Should Care
Con Alma
I Got Rhythm
Falling In Love With Love
All The Things You Are
+many more jazz standards
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

We generally play as a duo but can add double bass, drums and/or a front line instrument like trumpet or saxophone if you'd like something a bit different!

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

We always try our best to be flexible to help your event run as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event let us know and we'll try our best to work around you!

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

Unfortunately we don't have a PA/speaker system to do this with but can bring an iPod with an appropriate playlist if you do!

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually only need about half an hour maximum before the performance as the set-up is quite simple.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes we can play and sing acoustically if you'd like that!

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

Yes of course - our set list is comprised of the songs we enjoy and are comfortable with playing, but we know most tunes within the 'jazz standards' bracket so would be more than happy to chat about it and see what works for you.

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

We don't have a PA, we usually just play with guitar and microphone through an amp which can be as loud or quiet as you want. This is included in our quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it - but if we don't we are happy to learn up to three songs of your choice!

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We've been told the thing that really comes across is the musical relationship - how much we listen and respond to each other when we play.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Together and between us we have played many venues - mainly in London - including Ronnie Scott's, The Barbican Theatre, Buster Mantis, Folklore, Spice Jazz Soho, Off The Cuff, the Junction, Laylow, the Lighthouse and the Water Rats.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We love and listen to a wide range of music from the more traditional jazz like Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass, to modern players such as Brad Meldhau and Paul Motian. Aside from jazz we also listen to artists such as Talking Heads, Pink Floyd and Radiohead.

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

Between us we've played alongside big names such as Jim Mullen, Claire Martin and Jason Rebello. We've also played at world famous Ronnie Scott's jazz club in Soho.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£600
Up to 3 hours£900


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Stephen J, 1 year ago

I was truly impressed by the quality of music provided by Lush Life. They played two, one hour sets for my garden party over the summer. Bewitching vocals and sophisticated arrangements - Tara's solos on guitar were truly astounding. Thank you very much!

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Maggie S, 1 year ago

Lush Life provided excellent entertainment for my 60th Birthday. Created a relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere, and plenty of people were dancing by the end of the night. They are both personable and organised, would absolutely recommend!

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