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Maxine Kim Green

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About Maxine

I'm an experienced guitarist + singer working alongside great musicians from duos to sextets, & will offer a band to suit your occasion.
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Cullompton

For more than 20 years I've played in various bands across England and Europe alongside clarinettist/saxophonist/pianist Charlie Hearnshaw. We have a very wide repertoire! We tailor it to suit your event. Styles you can choose from include jazz, swing (Hot Club gypsy jazz, and Benny Goodman tunes), pop songs, Latin, New Orleans, folk and World music, original music and song, French chansons, and a Beatles repertoire - whatever is best for your particular occasion. All our bands are jazz-oriented. This means simply that the musicians improvise on the tunes rather than always playing covers of versions by other bands, or always playing exactly the same version of a song. If you have favourite tunes you will certainly recognise them, yet our performance will be unique for your event. We play at all kinds of occasions: weddings, funerals, parties, corporate events, cabarets, concerts, festivals. We also have a specialist band available called Projet Brassens, performing songs and tunes by the great French poet/songwriter Georges Brassens. We developed a cabaret presentation for English audiences, to share what we think is special about these songs and why we love them. As well as concerts and cabarets, the catchy melodic chansons work well as background music. We've recorded 3 albums with this band - in addition to several albums with our other bands - toured across England, played at festivals in France and Belgium, and collaborated with author Julian Barnes to present a cabaret at Swindon Festival of Literature. We were even featured on BBC TV's Mastermind when a contestant chose Georges Brassens as his specialist subject!

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Genres:
Swing, Latin jazz, Cabaret, Bossa nova, French music, Latin, Jazz, Klezmer, Vintage, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1920s era music, 1950s era music
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Lyricist, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

We know literally hundreds of instrumentals and songs in various jazz styles, too many to list! We usually perform a selection from these styles, offering something for everyone. Here's an outline of our repertoire.
JAZZ STANDARDS by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, and popular tunes from Broadway shows and films of the 1920s-1950s. Instrumentals such as Take Five, Bye Bye Blackbird and so on; too many well-known jazz tunes to list here! Songs such as these:
I can't give you anything but love
Diamonds are a girl's best friend
Exactly like you
Georgia
I'll be seeing you
I'll string along with you
I'm beginning to see the light
It had to be you
It's alright with me
My romance
Summertime
Sway
Taking a chance on love
The nearness of you
You don't know what love is
JAZZ VERSIONS OF POP TUNES like "My baby just cares for me", "Dream a little dream of me", "Happy".
SWING tunes such as those made famous by Benny Goodman.
HOT CLUB SWING, associated with Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.
LATIN JAZZ Bossa Nova, samba and Brazilian tunes by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Waldir Azevedo.
NEW ORLEANS
For trad jazz enthusiasts.
For themed events we can specialise.
FRENCH THEME
Chansons by Georges Brassens, Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf and others.
Hot Club (Django Reinhardt style) swing instrumentals. For a cabaret or concert, or as background music for a French-style event.
LATIN THEME
Brazilian songs and instrumentals by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Waldir Azevedo, plus original Latin compositions by Charlie Hearnshaw.
Customer questions

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

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just contact us, we will adapt if we can - and (within reason!) we usually can.

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

Yes, we can play recorded music over our PA before and between sets.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time.

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

We're happy to discuss your preferences and favourites before the event, to make sure we find what works best for you.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If there is a special piece of music you'd like us to learn, just ask. We may be able to do this, it 'll depend on how much time we have available, and how straightforward it is to find the music, or transcribe it, and on rehearsal time. There would be an extra charge for this service, we'd quote in advance.
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Reviews

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Julie M
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely a delight to have for our do. A great check on exactly what we wanted, suggestions on what would make our celebration even better. Everyone absolutely loved it. Well worth booking. Thankyou made our day even better. Julie

Reply from Maxine
7 months ago

We loved playing for you and your guests, such a warm response, thank you for your great communication and attention to detail before the event, and for your hospitality and friendliness on the day, all much appreciated.

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Diana B
7 months ago, for a Private event in Cadhay House
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5 out of 5

Many thanks Charlie, Maxine and Bill for a very enjoyable evening. Your music was much appreciated by all - un succes fou.

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Richard W
4 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Exmouth
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5 out of 5

Diners really enjoyed listening to the band, we had lots of positive comments.

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