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Paul Scarto’s Jazz & Blues Ensemble

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About Paul Scarto’s Jazz & Blues Ensemble

Scarto’s Jazz Band performs music from the likes of Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Nina Simone, Ray Charles, Jools Holland & Amy Winehouse
Jazz band
London
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After 13 years touring around the world as a professional singing pianist, Paul Scarto settles in London and brings together some of the very best musicians in the area to form his Jazz & Blues & Boogie Woogie Ensemble The band begins as a duo, with Paul taking on the walking bass lines himself with a drummer and then adding the options of an acoustic bass, Saxophone, Guitarist and female vocalist as extras Paul studied the styles of some of greats and fuses them into his own, but you can mix and match any styles to suit the occasion and atmosphere. From background instrumental jazz to jumping and jiving boogie woogie, rhythm and blues If you are a fan of any of these artists, this could be the right band for you. Nat King Cole, Chick Correa, Fats Waller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Ray Charles, Oscar Peterson, Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Dr John, Stevie Wonder, BB King, Ramsey Lewis, Jools Holland, Norah Jones, Harry Connick Jr, Michael Buble, Amy Winehouse...

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Musical theatre, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, Jazz, Blues, Jazz fusion, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Gospel, Light music, Covers, Soul, Vintage, Pop, Rock 'n' Roll
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Song list

Jazz standards, Crooner songs, Blues, Boogie Woogie, Vintage....
A Few examples:
Mack the knife
Fly me to the moon
New York, New York
Come fly with me
Amore
The Lady is a tramp
Sway
Hit the road jack
Georgia on my mind
All of me
Witchcraft
I get a kick out of you
My funny valentine
I've got you under my skin
That's life
Everybody loves somebody
One for my baby
Feeling good
My baby just cares for me
Halleluja, I love her so
Mess around
The wonder of you
Delilah
Can't take my eyes off you
Isn't she lovely
Cantaloupe Island
My Funny Valentine
Song for my Father
Autumn Leaves
What a wonderful world
Summertime
Desafinado
At Last
All the things you are
Stormy Weather
Take the "A" train
Blue Bossa
Night and Day
That's Life
Come Rain or come shine
One for my baby
Love and Marriage
Witchcraft
Only the Lonely
It had to be you
Just the two of us
Don't know why
You'll never walk alone
Basin Street Blues
Memories are made of this
Everybody loves somebody
I left my heart in San Francisco
Sway
Can't help falling in love
Moondance
For once in my life
Fever
Me and Mrs Jones
Call me, irresponsible
Wonderful tonight
Everything
Always on my mind
You don't know me
How sweet it is
You and I
You make me feel so young
Who's loving' you
You've got friend in me
When I fall in love
Such a night
Strangers in the night
Unchained Melody
Cry to me
Send me some loving
Moon river
Cry me a river
Son of a preacher man
That's amore
Blue Velvet
Volare
Cheek to cheek
Makin Whoopee
Let's face the music and dance
Puttin on the Ritz
The birth of the blues
Dream
Don't be cruel
I got a woman
Blue moon
Lawdy miss Clawdy
A mess of blues
Trying to get to you
You've lost that loving feeling
Light my fire
California dreaming
Stand by me
When a man loves a woman
Sitting on the dock of the bay
Can't take my eyes of you
Beyond the sea
Something
Change is gonna come
Release me
House of the rising sun
Will you still love me tomorrow
Save the last dance for me
Only You
The Great Pretender
My girl
Heartbreak hotel
Mona Lisa
You're cheating heart
Earth Angel
Dream a little dream
What I'd say
I can't stop loving you
Mess around
Hallelujah I love her so
Lonely avenue
Busted
You are my sunshine
All about that bass
You know I'm no good
Back to black
Rehab
Valerie
Drown in my own tears
Don't get around much anymore
Satin Doll
Sir Duke
Lately
As
You are the sunshine of my life
Don't you worry about a thing
Ain't no sunshine
Artists in the Jazz, Blues, Soul, Big Band Genre...
Amy Winehouse
Nina Simone
Ella Fitzgerald
Frank Sinatra
Dean Martin
Sammy Davis Jnr
Michael Buble
Ray Charles
Stevie Wonder
Marvin Gaye
Eric Clapton
BB King
Post Modern Jukebox
Norah Jones
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The music of course, but it's the love of the music we perform. We love jazz and blues and play it with passion

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Bleichem Palace, The Waldorf London, Rolls Royce 7 day party, The Mayfair hotel, Norway, The Netherlands, Belgium, Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship, Princess Cruise ship..just to name a few

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jnr, Tom Jones, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Chick Corea, Oscar Peterson, Louis Armstrong.....We could go one forever

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

7 Day residency for Rolls Royce premier customers and launch party

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

Yes, It is always Paul Scarto

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, Paul Scarto to a big band is possible

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

We will try our best top be flexible within reason

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

Yes, we can, just let us know your music preference

How much time do you need to set up?

Depends on the line up. 2 persons - 90 mins And an extra 30 mins onto that time for every member added

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

Yes and No....a small line up will be able to read the jazz charts. When including a larger ensemble, the set list will need to be fixed as the music becomes more complicated

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

Yes, all PA and lighting is included in the quote

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If there is a song not included in the set list, it is possible to learn. We allow 2 new songs, any more, £30 is required after

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£750
Up to 2 hours£750
Up to 3 hours£875
Packages
Drinks reception2 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£750
Wedding ceremony2 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£750
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner2 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
£1250
Available services
Female Vocalist
+£250
Saxophone
+£250
Acoustic Bass
+£250
Guitarist
+£250

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Danny D, 1 year ago

Scarto has been booked for my company countless times the past years, we love to have him play. His mix of jazz and blues, and mixing new songs into the old style is very cool, later on he gets the party going with his boogie woogie and solos from the sax player. it’s a really great evenings entertainment. Don't hesitate and book him!

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Rudi S, 1 year ago

Paul Scarto has played several events for me over the past 2 years. He is always very professional and can play almost anything. I particular enjoy his boogie woogie and blues gigs which gets everyone dancing, but he is very good at the easy Jazz songs too. He has a warmth to his voice and can play the piano very well. I would definitely recommend him

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