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Reece Downton Jazz

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About Reece Downton Jazz

Birmingham Conservatoire Alumni - trained jazz musicians working in the midlands.
Jazz band
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Connected with the Birmingham jazz scene. In contact with a constant supply of musicians to add variety to our performances. Specialise in bebop arrangements of old jazz standards - perfect for a wedding or a resident cafe/bar environment. Professional work involves sets at Isle of Wight Festival two years running, NEC Birmingham performance with the amazing singer Rhianna Keane, resident house jazz quartet at The Littleton Arms Hotel and The Harrows Inn. Performed for the Mayor of Uttoxeter at 'An Evening of Jazz'. I also host successful Birmingham jazz night, Jazz at the Ruin, Digbeth. I look forward to being in touch, Reece.

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Jazz, Blues, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Swing
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Reece Downton Jazz's Song list

Jazz Standards/arrangements:
Everything Happens To Me
I'm Old Fashioned
I've Never Been In Love Before
My Funny Valentine
If I Were a Bell
Bye Bye Blackbird
Alone Together
Beautiful Love
Blue Monk
Just Friends
Lets Get Lost
It Could Happen To You
Scrapple From The Apple
My Foolish Heart
Ain't Missbehavin'
Take The A Train
Tea For Two
Mack The Knife
Fly Me To The Moon
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We are well dressed, energetic and sophisticated jazz performers, who can adapt to the venue or occasion. Clients in the past have loved our in the background, chilled out jazz, whilst other clients enjoy our more funkier sets and party vibes. We are highly trained and specialists of jazz, all studying at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire jazz department.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Please bare in mind the list includes different variations of the ensemble; Eastside Jazz Club (Birmingham) The Bracebridge (Sutton Park) The Ruin (Digbeth) The Littleton Arms Hotel (Penkridge) The Night Owl (Digbeth) The Trumpet (Bilston) Everyman Cinema (Birmingham Mailbox)

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Trad Jazz; Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Holiday, Johnny Mercer, Nat King Cole. Bebop Jazz; Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Chet Baker, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone. Big Band/Swing; Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dean Martin, Michael Bublé. Modern Jazz; Benny Bench, Emmet Cohen, Snarky Puppy, Cyrille Aimee.

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

Function high profile - Corporate event at Sutton Park restaurant (The Bracebridge). We performed as a Quintet with singer and DJ + Saxophone set (please see our video footage). Jazz scene high profile - Eastside Jazz Club. The home of jazz in Birmingham City Centre, the venue hosts jazz musicians from around the world.

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

Jazz bands are very flexible - the ensembles can change depending on what the customer requires. We are all very well connected to the jazz scenes in the UK, and can choose ensemble members to fit your requirements. If requested as on videos/photos/albums etc. if the musicians are available on the date you require then we will coordinate the band accordingly

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up can change very easily from the following; Trio (Drums, double bass, and melody player) Quartet (Rhythm section plus singer or horn player) Quintet (Rhythm section plus singer and horn player, or two horns) For further ensembles please request a line up and we can accommodate.

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

We always try to be flexible, if timings change just let us know.

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

This popular request is something we can offer, and have experience with. Not only can we provide music in between our sets (iPod/DJ), we also provide a DJ + Saxophone set perfect for background or party vibes.

How much time do you need to set up?

Maximum set up time is usually 1 hour.

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

Our repertoire as jazz musicians is never ending, it even includes jazzy versions of pop songs. We are more than happy to take requests. Our song list is only a guide, we can learn songs on request and even play on the spot if they are well known jazz standards.

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

Yes. We provide all equipment including a PA system, the only info that may change this is the size of venue, we would need to know how much equipment to bring etc.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes of course. We will always check the vibe and genre before choosing repertoire, this allows the customer to direct some of our choices when discussing the event.

Reece Downton Jazz's Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£800
Up to 2 hours£1000
Up to 3 hours£1200
NEW!Virtual services
Online Jazz workshop
Online Jazz Workshop - Jazz trio. My trio currently teach jazz at university level (BIMM Birmingham for reference), as workshopped sessions encouraging students to learn jazz standards and how to improvise and accompany in a jazz environment. The trio is a collective of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Jazz department graduates - we specialise in jazz music but can workshop other genres such as pop/rock/blues/latin etc.

Reece Downton Jazz's Reviews

From customers:

Tony M
3 years ago

Great Musicians - Resident band always perform to please the audience - great to work with!'

Mary M
3 years ago

Brought business into the venue - Public interest was high to see this group and they didn't disappoint!'