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Neon Blue

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About Neon Blue

Add some toe-tapping, swinging sophistication to your drinks reception, or a warm background atmosphere to your dinner.
Jazz band
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Neon Blue are a collective of accomplished jazz musicians based in the Southwest & London. We have over 20 years experience playing live jazz for all types of events. Many of our members were originally conservatoire-trained graduates from the Royal Academy and Guildhall and are now playing in some of the UK’s leading jazz groups. We all love our job and want to make your event a very special and memorable occasion!!

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This act has been working with Encore for over 4 years
50 gigs
Veteran: 50 bookings through Encore
Jazz, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Swing, Modern jazz, Blues, Christmas
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private 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

All Blues – Miles Davis
All of me – Ella Fitzgeral and many more.
All Of You – Miles Davis
Almost like being in Love – Nat King Cole
Alone Together – Chet Baker
Along Came Betty - Benny Golson
Along Came Betty - Benny Golson
Another Star – Stevie Wonder
Autumn In New York – Billie Holiday
Autumn leaves – Chet Baker, Miles Davis
Beatrice - Sam Rivers
Beautiful Love – Bill Evans
Bernies Tune - Gerry Mulligan
Billie’s Bounce – Charie Parker
Blues for Alice – Charlie Parker
Body And Soul – Coleman Hawkins
Bolivia - Cedar Walton
But Not For Me - George Gershwin
By By Black Bird – Miles Davis
Cantaloupe Island – Herbie Hancock
Caravan – Duke Ellington
Cheese Cake – Dextor Gordon
Chelsea Bridge - Billy Strayhorn.
Confirmation – Chalie Parker
Darn That Dream – Dextor Gordon and many more
Days of Wine and Roses – Dextor Gordon
Dolphin Dance – Herbie Hancock
Dolphine Dance – Herbie Hancock
Dona Lee – Charlie Parker
East Of The Sun West Of The Moon – Frank Sinatra, Scott Hamilton and many more
Emily – as preformed by Bill Evans
Equanox – John Coltrane
Everything I Love – Cole Porter
Falling Grace – Steve Swallow
Fe Fi Fo Fum - – Wayne Shorter
Five Hundred Miles High – Chick Corea
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
Footprints - Wayne shorter
Footprints – Wayne Shorter
Four – Miles Davis
Four On Six – Wes Montgomery
Giant Steps – John Coltrane
Green Dolphin st – as played by Miles Davis
Have You Met Miss Jones – Frank Sinatra
Here’s That Rainy Day – Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole etc.
How Deep Is The Ocean – Bill Evans, Miles Davis, Diana Krall
I Hear A Rhapsody – Bill Evans, Frank Sinatra etc
I Remember You – Chet Backer, Ella Fitzgerald and many more
I'll remember april – Clifford Brown, Frank Sinatra
I’ll Be Seeing You - Billie Holiday and many more
If I Should Lose You – Hank Mobley
If I were a Bell – Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis etc
In A Sentimental Mood – Duke Ellington
In Your Own Sweet way – Dave Brubeck
Inner Urge – Joe Henderson
Invitation - Joe Henderson and many more
It Ain’t Necessarily So - George Gershwin
It Could Happen To You – Chet Baker
Jeannine - Cannonball Adderley
Jingles – Wes Montgomery
JuJu - Wayne shorter
Just Friends – Stan Getz and many more
Ladies in Mercedes – Steve Swallow
Lady bird – Miles Davis
Lazy Bird – John Coltrane
Like Someone in Love – Bill Evans, John Coltrane and many more
Little sunflower – Freddie Hubbard
Love For Sale – Cole Porter
Midnight Voyage - Michael Brecker
Moon River - Audrey Hepburn (Breakfast at Tiffany's)
Mr PC – Miles Davis
My Little Swade Shoes - Charlie Parker
My Romance – Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald and many more
Nardis – Miles Davis, Bill Evans
Night And Day – Frank Sinatra
Nostalgia In Time Square – Charles Mingus
Now’s The time - Charlie Parker
Old Milstones – Miles Davis & Charlie Parker
On The Sunny Side Of The Street - Louis Armstrong
Pannonica - Thelonious monk
Piece – Horace Silver
Recorder Me – Joe Henderson
Round Midnight - Thelonious Monk
Sandu – Cliford Brown
Satin Doll - Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn
Secret Love – Doris Day
Skylark - kurt rosenwinkel, Chris Cheek and many more
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise - Abbey Lincoln, John Coltrane
Solar - as played by Miles Davis
Some Day My Prince – As preformed by Miles Davis
Some Other Blues – John Coltrane
Sometime ago – as preformed by Bill Evans
Song for My Farther –Horace silver
Soul Eyes – John Coltrane
Speak low – Sarah Vaughan, John Coltrane & many more
St Tomas – Sunny Rollins
Stablemates – Benny Golson
Star eyes – Charlie Parker, Sunny Stitt and many more
Stella by starlight – Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis etc.
Straight No Chaser - Thelonious Monk,
Sugar – Stanley Turrentine
Surfin - Ernest Ranglin
Swinging at the Haven – Ellis Marsalis
Take Five - Dave Brubeck
Tea for two – Doris Day
Tenor Maddness – Sunny Rollins
The Chicken - Jaco Pastorius
The Nearness Of You - Ella Fitzgerald, Norah Jones
The Song Is You – Sunny Rollins
There is no greater love – as preformed by Amy Winehouse, Billie Holiday etc
There Will Never Be Another You – Chet Baker, Nat King Cole
Turn Out The Stars – Bill Evans
Turnaround - Ornette coleman, Josuha Redman
Up Jumpt Spring - Freddie Hubbard
Very Early – Bill Evans
Voyage – Kenny Barron
Water Melon Man – Herbie Hancock
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Weaver of Dreams – Nat King Cole
West Cost Blues – Wes Montgomery
What Is This Thing Called Love – Kenny Garret, Frank Sinatra etc
When Sunny Gets Blue – Nat King Cole
Whisper Not - Benny Golson
Wild Flower - Wayne shorter
Windows (Bm) Chick Chick Corea
Work Song – Nat Adderley, Cannonball Adderley
Yard Bird Sweet – Charlie Parker
Yes Or No – Wayne Shorter
You And The Night And The Music - Frank Sinatra
You Don’t Know What Love Is - Chet Baker, Billie Holday etc
You Stepped Out Of A Dream – Dextor Gordon
Sunny Brazilian Samba & Bossa Nova
A Felicidade - A Felicidade, Stan Getz
Corcovado - Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz
Desafinado - Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz
Dindi - Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz
Favela - Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz
Girl From Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz
How Insensitive - Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz
Manha De Carnival - Luiz Floriano Bonfá (Orfeu Negro)
Meditation - Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz
No More blues (Chega de Saudade) Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie
A Felicidade, Stan Getz
One Notes Samba - Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz
Samba De Orfeu - Luiz Floriano Bonfá
So Danco Samba - Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz
Wave - Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz
Jazzed-up Christmas Carols
Auld Lang Syne
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
I'll Be Home for Christmas
Let It Snow; Sleigh Ride
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Silent Night; Winter Wonderland
We Three Kings
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Line-up options are as follows: Solo saxophone Duo - saxophone & keys or saxophone and guitar or saxophone and double bass Trio - saxophone, guitar & double bass or Saxophone, Keys & double bass or saxophone, drums and double bass and lastly saxophone, Hamond organ & drums Quartet - saxophone, double bass, drums and keys or guitar

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 let us know

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


How much time do you need to set up?

Setup takes about 10 minutes but we usually arrive 45 minutes before we’re due to start. We have very little equipment to move so can easily play in a few different locations if needed.

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

Let us know about your favourite artists and tunes and we'll definitely keep your taste in mind but we prefer not to be tied to a fixed song list so that we can adjust to the atmosphere of an event

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

Yes, we supply all the equipment needed and have public liability insurance

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We already have a huge repertoire and are learning new material all the time but are happy to consider any suggestions


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

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Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£750
Up to 2 hours£750
Up to 3 hours£900
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From Encore customers:

Jean M
6 days ago
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5 out of 5

we loved the music. Only slight criticism, it would have looked more professional had the group coordinated their casual clothes Jean and Ken Marks

Reply from Neon Blue
5 days ago

Glad you loved the music & thanks for taking time to leave a review. We usually do coordinate our look but unusually you specifically asked for a group wearing casual cloths so we assumed that a uniform look was not required.

Ben L
6 days ago
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5 out of 5

They were absolutely perfect and the music spot on for what we wanted. We were looking for some nice chilled ambient music as we finished our wedding meal and they delivered perfectly. John was super easy to work with and great communication. Would highly recommend!

Reply from Neon Blue
5 days ago

Many thanks Ben! was an absolute pleasure :) You should definitely take up jazz piano. It's the perfect instrument for learning the language.

Katie C
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Great band for our corporate Christmas party! Very responsive, helpful and wonderful to listen to.

Reply from Neon Blue
5 months ago

Thanks Katie! it was fun :) Have a great Christmas!

Natasha B
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Neon Blue are a very talented, professional and friendly band. They really know how to start a party! John from the band was amazing - so organised and friendly. Many thanks Neon Blue!

Reply from Neon Blue
5 months ago

You are welcome Natasha. It was a pleasure working with you too. Many thanks and all the very best!

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From other customers:

Jacqui D
3 years ago, for a Birthday party in Devizes SN10 1HS
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5 out of 5

I booked Neon Blue for my 50th Birthday party in Dec. The musicians were fantastic and were really accommodating as we asked them to move position after their first set. They played a great mix of songs and really added to the nights entertainment. I would highly recommend them for any function. Thanks for making my Birthday really special

Jon D
3 years ago, for a Concert in Bath BA2 7BD
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5 out of 5

Great sound, service and super friendly to boot. The guys played at the American Museum & Gardens Saturday Night Jazz evenings and received rave reviews from everyone. Don't hesitate book them today!

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