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The Hot Jazz Vagabonds

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About The Hot Jazz Vagabonds

Vagabond musicians with a hot jazz sandwich of hot jazz tunes, french chanson, vintage swing, Latin favourites, and just a spot of Dixie.
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Gypsy jazz band
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THE HOT JAZZ VAGABONDS Airlie Scott- vocals, Andy Ruiz Palma- guitar, David Ahmed or Peter Michaels on guitar, Alice Mary Jelaska on clarinet, Leigh Henson on cornet, Alan Gibson - Double Bass. (Line-up varies slightly depending on needs) Established London-based vagabond jazz musicians present a hot jazz sandwich of french chanson, gypsy jazz tunes, early vintage swing, Latin tunes, exciting originals and just a spot of Dixie! Established London-based jazz musicians present a hot jazz sandwich of french chanson, gypsy jazz tunes, Latin, vintage swing, exciting originals and just a spot of Dixie! Experienced jazz vocalist and actress Airlie Scott (Pronto Swing) joined with the melodic playing and captivating vocals of clarinetist and singer Alice Mary Jelaska and the early swing accents of hot cornet player Leigh Henson (Mardi Gras band) plus the fiery but melodic playing of hot jazz guitarist Andrew Ruiz Palma (La Bouche Manouche, Bright Stars of Jazz) and guitarist/multi musician Peter Michaels (Pocket Caravan, Melange,The Matzoh Boys, Bhavaini) who's playing includes classical, flamenco and jazz influences and beyond, or the highly sort after playing of hot jazz guitarist David Ahmed (The Hot Club de Londres) backed up by top London double bass player Alan Gibson who has played with just about everyone on the London scene

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
2nd Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Blues, Gypsy jazz, Latin jazz, Swing, Originals, World music, Easy listening
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Aint Misbehavin'
After You've Gone
Alice In Wonderland
All of Me
Autumn Leaves
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
Beyond The Sea
Blue Drag
Blue Skies
Button Up Your Overcoat (Dixieland Tunes)
Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)
Corcovado
Dance Me To The End Of Love
Exactly Like You (Dixieland Tunes)
Fly Me to the Moon
God Bless The Child
Goody-Goody
Honeysuckle Rose
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
I Could Write a Book
I Love Paris
I'll See You In My Dreams
It Had to Be You
It's Only a Paper Moon
I Wanna Be Like You
I've Got You Under My Skin
J'attendrai
Joseph Joseph
Lady Be Good (Oh)
The Look of Love
Love (Walt Disney's Robin Hood)
L.OV.E
Lullaby of Birdland
Mean to Me
Moon River
Ménilmontant
My Funny Valentine
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
The Nearness of You
Night And Day
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Petit Fleur
Please Don't Talk About Me
Que Reste-t-il de Nos Amours
Somebody Loves Me
Sweet Georgia Brown
S'Wonderful
Sympathique- Pink Martini Cover
The Very Thought of You
Them There Eyes
There Will Never Be Another You
This Can't Be Love
Trust In Me
What a Difference A Day Made
You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To

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Dave P, 3 years ago

The band opened up with Ella’s classic ‘Blue Skies’, showcasing Airlie’s wonderful vocals, following with ‘Button Up Your Overcoat’. Then there was another standard made famous by Ella, ‘Goody-Goody’, taken at a jolly clip. Dean Martin’s ‘Please Don't Talk About Me When I’m Gone’, took the pace down and gave us a warm bluesy vibe, featuring Dave Ahmed’s intricate guitar work. This was followed by two, French Chanson numbers: ‘Petit Fleur’ and ‘Que Reste-t-il de Nos Amours’, demonstrating Airlie’s vocal flexibility, range and command of the language. Other highlights of the evening included ‘Blue Drag’ three more French Chanson numbers: ‘Menilmontant’ ‘Sympathique’ and ‘J'attendrai’, and some excellent swinging standards such as ‘Exactly Like You and - Lady Be Good (we would have danced if there had been any room, but the house was packed). ‘Night And Day’ gave guitarist Peter Michaels a chance to shine, while ‘Bei Mir Bist Du Schon’ and ‘Beyond The Sea’ enabled cellist Shirley Smart to show her instrumental virtuosity. The band closed their final set with ‘See You In My Dreams’, with the audience’s cheers and clapping echoing to the rafters.

Dave P, 4 years ago

The band opened up with Ella’s classic ‘Blue Skies’, showcasing Airlie’s wonderful vocals, following with ‘Button Up Your Overcoat’. Then there was another standard made famous by Ella, ‘Goody-Goody’, taken at a jolly clip. Dean Martin’s ‘Please Don't Talk About Me When I’m Gone’, took the pace down and gave us a warm bluesy vibe, featuring Dave Ahmed’s intricate guitar work. This was followed by two, French Chanson numbers: ‘Petit Fleur’ and ‘Que Reste-t-il de Nos Amours’, demonstrating Airlie’s vocal flexibility, range and command of the language. Other highlights of the evening included ‘Blue Drag’ three more French Chanson numbers: ‘Menilmontant’ ‘Sympathique’ and ‘J'attendrai’, and some excellent swinging standards such as ‘Exactly Like You and - Lady Be Good (we would have danced if there had been any room, but the house was packed). ‘Night And Day’ gave guitarist Peter Michaels a chance to shine, while ‘Bei Mir Bist Du Schon’ and ‘Beyond The Sea’ enabled cellist Shirley Smart to show her instrumental virtuosity. The band closed their final set with ‘See You In My Dreams’, with the audience’s cheers and clapping echoing to the rafters. The Hot Jazz Vagabonds are back at The Bull’s Head on 28th June 2018.