Saxophonist

Scott Jenkins

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Saxophonist
Crowborough
Public liability insurance of £10 million
Dubbed "The D'Artagnan of Swing", Scott has performed in professional bands for 20yrs. Flawless sight reader and improviser.

Scott picked up his first saxophone at the age of 12 and, as a result of graduating through KYJO and becoming Musical Director of IJO, has been performing in professional bands for 20 years. His most notable achievements to date include performing regularly with The Jive Aces (the UK's number one swing and jive band, and semi-finalists of Britain's Got Talent 2012) and Cassidy Janson (playing the lead role in Beautiful, the musical, on the West End). Not only that, but Scott has been invited to perform with The Jive Aces in the Caribbean and to audition for a performance slot with Scot Bradlee's Post Modern Jukebox. Most recently, Scott has also been the saxophonist for official Level 42 tribute band, Never 42. No stranger to the famed and talented, Scott has performed on the same stage as Stacy Francis (finalist on the first season of the US X Factor), Analiza Ching (semi-finalist on Britain's Got Talent 2012), Mike Hatchard (a regular performer on BBC Radio) and The Twin Swing (renowned vintage dance act). Scott has received standing ovations at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, London, on several occasions and has performed to crowds upwards of 2,500, at prestigious events and venues, including, but not limited to:  Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, London  The Tower of London, London  IAS Anniversary Event, East Grinstead  Kinsale Jazz Fringe Festival, Kinsale  Marlborough Jazz Festival, Marlborough  The Hideaway Cafe, Streatham  Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth  War and Peace Revival, Folkestone  Summertime Swing, East Grinstead Scott has recorded over 50 videos for SaxCoUk and has received 11.05m views. In addition, Scott has even featured on The Jive Aces' music video for their original song "Lovin' Life", from 00:01:27s, which has received nearly 38k views, to date.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
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, Folk, Pop, Rock, Christmas, Electro-Swing, Rockabilly, Blues, Cabaret, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Acoustic, Funk, Funk rock, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Bossa nova, Latin, Ska
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

***Can cater for all requirements / set lists! ***
*Swing*
*Jazz*
*Jive*
*Pop*
*Ska*
*Rock*
*Club Ibizia*
Jump, Jive and Wail
Route 66
Lil Darlin'
Satin Doll
Hey Boy, Hey Girl
Banana Split For My Baby
Hallelujah I Love Her So
Shape Of You
Royals
Crazy In Love
Don't Stop Me Now
Isn't She Lovely
Night Boat To Cairo
Valerie
September
500 Miles
Ain't Nobody
All Night Long
Car Wash
Dancin' In The Moonlight
Higher and Higher
I Feel Good
I Wish
Dancing In The Street
Dock Of The Bay
Customer questions

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

Drop me a message as soon as you can, and I will always try my best to be flexible to accommodate your requirements.

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

Not a problem - I can provide an iPod service between my sets.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually ask for 1 to 1.5 hours to set up and prepare for a performance.

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

Of course I am happy to weave your favourite numbers into a set list - I have 20 years of experience in putting together performances so will always highlight if I know that a particular combination won't flow.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely!

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes - just give me a shout. Pending the number of songs you require me to learn fresh, there may be a small surcharge to cover rehearsal time etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My energy and ability to read the tone. Whether you need something to sit in the background or something to get people up on their feet - I promise I'll deliver!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have been privileged to perform at some fantastic venues, including Tower of London and Ronnie Scott's infamous jazz club.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I have a very eclectic taste in music, though my passion lies in jazz. Michael Brecker and George Albright are two of favourite saxophonists. Snarky Puppy are up there in my top fave bands.

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

I've performed on stage with West End superstar Cassidy Janson, American singer/actress Stacey Francis, and Gina Haley, daughter of rock 'n' roll legend Bill Haley.

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£190
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£310

Reviews

From customers:

Ropetackle A, 4 years ago

Masterful saxophonist...

The A, 3 years ago

The D'artagnan of Swing...