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Three musicians of extraordinary talent who bring an immediate atmosphere of tasteful sophistication and vibrant energy to any event.
Jazz trio
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Simon, Dan and Daniel have been playing together as a trio for 6 years, providing gentle, swinging jazz for all occasions, from cooperate events and restaurants to Bar mitzvahs and weddings. They have the ability to cover many styles with ease and know how to create just the right atmosphere with their music. Simon Hester – Piano: Simon has had vast experience in many areas of music. He is in demand as a soloist and is a prolific composer. Daniel Tigg – Bass: Daniel brings his own unique sound to the trio and has a busy career, much in demand for session and show work. Daniel is also the trio’s sound man. Dan Hester – Drums: Dan is one of the UK’s rising drum stars. By the age of 16 he was already writing and arranging for his own jazz ensembles and continues to pursue his passion for jazz drumming as he studies at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London

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
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Disco, Funk, Motown, R&B, Soul, Tribute, Vintage
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Standards from great performers such as Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Herbie Hancock, Chic Corea, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, louis Armstrong, Fats Waller etc.)
We play in all styles from traditional new Orleans and swing through to Bop and Hard Bop.
Original tunes written by the trio.
Latin Jazz and Bossa Nova
All the classic standard repertoire (Jobim, Getz, etc.)
Songs from the great American Musicals (up to and including recent musicals such as La La Land)
The great American song Book (Gershwin/Porter/Kern/Rodgers and Hart etc.)
Hits of singers such as Michael Bublé and Frank Sinatra.
Pop and Soul
Example below of a recent set list (with the trio augmented with guitarist and vocalist)
Rolling in the Deep (Adele)
Firework (Katy Perry)
Forget You (Celo Green)
Happy (Pharrell Williams)
I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
I Wish (Stevie Wonder)
If I Ain’t Got You (Alicia Keys)
Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
Price Tag (Jessie J)
Soul Man (Sam and Dave)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
Walking on Sunshine (Katrina and the Waves)
You Can’t hurry love (Phil Collins)
Be The One – (Dua Lipa)
Send My Love (Adele)
You’re the Best (Tina Turner)
RESPECT (Aretha Franklin)
I Feel Good (James Brown)
Blame it on the Boogie (Jackson 5)
Celebrate (Kool and the Gang)
Make you feel my Love (Adele)
Ain't nobody (Shaka Kahn)
You’ve Got The love (Florence and the machine)
Oh What a Night (Four Seasons)
Angels (Robbie Williams)
Mamma Mia (Abba)
Simon Hester is also an accomplished classical pianist and if required (weddings etc.) classical music
is no problem.


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Vicky W, 3 years ago

I'd like to thank Dan, Simon and Dan for their fantastic set for us for Summer Fun in the Park this year. Once again they played a great line up of jazz classics, with professionalism and panache. I know I can relax when they are playing, because the standard is always so high. Can't wait to book them again!

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Gillian R, 3 years ago

Simon was very easy to work with – and flexible on what the band could play. At very short notice they had to add some traditional bar mitzvah music to their repertoire, which they played very well. Also with almost no notice, Simon had to take over the role of MC during the later part of the evening, as our MC was slightly indisposed. He did that very well. The music was mainly dance music that most people could enjoy, either dancing or just listening to. We all loved it including my 20 year old nephew who is studying piano at Trinity. Guests were dancing the night away and the music really added to the joyous atmosphere. And the sound level was kept at a reasonable level, so those who did not want to dance, could still talk. We received lots of compliments on our choice of band. I definitely recommend them.

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