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Romeo Velluto Jazz Latin acts

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About Romeo Velluto

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London
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Romeo Velluto is a jazz musician, composer and session guitar player. He played with Glenn Miller (Buena Vista), K. Cadore (Mahalia Jackson

Romeo Velluto is a jazz musician, composer and session guitar player contaminated by different musical heritage. He studied at the Music Conservatoire of Milan, and previously at Cemm (European Centre of modern music). He spent the last 5 summers travelling and busking all over Europe, building his repertory with bossa-nova, blues, swing and mediterranean music. Playing alone in the streets, he developed a technique which allows to play bass line and harmony in the same time, record it live and play on it, it’s like having an instrumental duo. After releasing his first CD of originals (a mix of cool jazz and mediterranenan influences), he moved to London; thanks to his huge experience of functions and versatility, he's been rapidly involved in many bands and duos with singers. He's now at work for his second album. During his career, he had the opportunity to play in famous jazz clubs like the Blue Note of Milan and Ronnie Scott in London, plus several festivals like Tuscia Jazz, Umbria Jazz, MiTo Festival, Jazz Festival of Italian Conservatories ;he also played with Cosimo Keita Cadore (Shakira, Zucchero, Lionel Richie) Vittorio Bianco (Albano, Tullio De Piscopo, Gino Paoli, Rita Pavone) The Duke Street Big Band, Francesco Piras (Vallanzaska)Gioel Severini (International House of funk). He’s been active in theatre and experimental productions, like performer and composer with many Italian and Spanish companies, he performed with Giorgia Batocchio and Rossella Bellantuono among others (Zelig), and Pat Moonchy. -Band leader of Velvetnojazz band, Electromoovin, co-leader of Ever'n'jazz and In Jazz Veritas band.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Pop, 1930s era music, 1960s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Blues, Jazz fusion, Gypsy jazz, Latin jazz, Swing, Easy listening, Acoustic, Covers, Soul, Motown, Vintage, Funk rock, R&B, Americana, Pop rock, Brazilian music, Cuban music, Italian music, Samba, Bossa nova, French music, Latin, Salsa, 1920s era music, Postmodern jukebox jazz
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Transcription, Composer, Musical comedy, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Examiner, Theory teaching, Community music worker, Composition teaching
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Song list

Take five by Dave Brubeck
Girl from Ipanema by Jobim
Smell like ten spirit Nirvana
Godfather Nino Rota
Pink panther H. Mancini
All the things you are
Volare by Domenico Modugno
Caruso by Lucio Dalla
Wave
Bright Size Life Pat Metheny
Midnight in Paris by S.Bechet
500 miles high Chick Corea
Besame mucho
Chan Chan by Buena Vista
All blues by Miles Davis
Cantaloupe Island H.Hancock
Watermelon man H.Hancock
Naima John Coltrane
Birk’s Works Dizzie Gillespie
Adam’s apple Wayne Shorter
Donna Lee Charlie Parker
Sunny B.Hebb
Body and Soul
Round Midnight T.Monk
St. Thomas Sonny Rollins
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 smooth as possible

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

Yes, if you are looking for a dj service via our PA after the final set we provide it for an additional cost starting from £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up in 1 hour, as soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere.

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

We are happy to chat and make sure to find what works better for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Absolutely yes

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

We can if requested in advance, up to 3 song is free.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Elegant vibe and soulful atmosphere

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Ronnie Scott, Pizza Express, Blue Note and other jazz clubs.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Pat Metheny, George Benson, Lee Morgan, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis

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

The Tuscia Jazz Festival in 2008

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£60
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£240
Available services
Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
Free

Reviews

Booked 5 times through Encore!

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Jonathan S, 1 month ago

Francesca and the band contributed to a very special evening. Appreciated the band coming all the way to West Dorset. Very high quality singing , great musicality and rhythm. Only sorry as we got dancing after dinner they had to drive back to London. Will definitely book again. Thanks so much. Jonathan

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Anushka S, 2 months ago

Romeo created the right ambiance at my 40th birthday and all my guests really enjoyed having such a wonderful musician entertain us during cocktails. Romeo always communicated in a timely manner and responded to all queries as and when they arose. He also texted me on the day to update me on his arrival time. Look forward to the next opportunity i have to book Romeo and I am sure he will be just as great at your event too! Thanks Romeo for a lovely afternoon of music!

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Gill H, 3 months ago

It was my 60th birthday party, and the music made the evening! They gave a wonderful performance! Francesca has the most beautiful voice, I absolutely loved it and so did everyone else at the party! Thanks so much guys!

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Craig W, 4 months ago

Great band. Great communication. Francessca has an amazing voice.

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Danielle T, 6 months ago

Sambinha were fantastic and we really appreciated them learning the additional songs. They were warm, accommodating and completely bought into the vibe. Not to mention the incredible performance and Francesca’s amazing voice!

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Rosita R, 9 months ago

Jess and Romeo played regular gigs at our pub and they add great atmosphere, the clients are happy and willing to enjoy more time together

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