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The Jazz Apples

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About The Jazz Apples

The UK's coolest, smoothest Jazz act. We've played 400+ events for the UK's top companies and venues, including as BBC 1's Xmas house band.
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Jazz band
Birmingham
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Considered one of the UK's 'coolest and smoothest Jazz acts', we are known for our lush male-female vocal harmonies and for our creative reharmonizations of classics old and new. We have been booked by many of the UK's leading corporations and venues, with previous clients including: The BBC, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Deliveroo, WeWork, and London's Royal Lancaster Hotel. Examples of events we have previously played include vintage weddings, Gatsby parties, summer balls, corporate parties, international conferences, and award ceremonies. Line ups: * Duo (male and female vocals and keys) * Trio (male and female vocals, keys, optional synth bass, and drums or cajon) * Quartet (male and female vocals, keys, drums, saxophone, optional synth bass) * Quintet (male and female vocals, keys, drums, synth bass, trumpet, saxophone) * Sextet/ septet (male and female vocals, keys, drums, bass and/ or synth bass, trumpet, trombone, saxophone) As our pianist is a professional tap dancer, we also love to include tap dancing in our performance - guaranteed to leave guests raving about your event for months to come! Your booking includes: * 3 free song requests * A tailored playlist * Online video call consultation(s) * A full high-quality PA system * Optional stage lights * Fully PAT tested certifications * Public Liability Insurance of up to £10 million We look forward to providing the atmosphere for your events, and the soundtrack for your most treasured memories.

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The Jazz Apples' Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Madie S
5 days ago
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5 out of 5

Fi from The Jazz Apples couldn't have been more helpful in the leadup to the wedding. She was accommodating and professional, and the music on the day was sensational! Would definitely book again for future functions.

Reply from The Jazz Apples
5 days ago

Thank you so much Madie! It was fantastic to work with you and we really appreciated your organisation skills, professionalism and warmth! You put together such a beautiful wedding!

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Adrian H
19 days ago
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5 out of 5

Fantastic. We just hired the Jazz Apples for our seasons end ball at out golf club .professional in every way , great musicians who read the room superbly and performed beautifully to give us a great night . Can’t thank them enough . Highly recommend them all. Thanks so much

Reply from The Jazz Apples
19 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review Adrian! We had a fantastic night and loved meeting you and your club's members. Thank you for being such an appreciative audience, and for filling that dancefloor!

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Amanda
26 days ago
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5 out of 5

Jazz Apples were brilliant!! We hosted a company 1920s casino night, and these guys made all the difference. Exceptionally talented, and brilliant all round. :)

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26 days ago

We had a fantastic time performing at your 1920s evening! Thank you so much for having us, and for leaving such a lovely review.

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Becky B
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Couldn’t have been more thrilled with our decision to book The Jazz Apples for our post elopement wedding party. They were so easy and friendly to deal with in advance (providing the required PAT and insurance certificates for our venue promptly). On the actual day, they were incredible! So talented and honestly we feel a bargain for the standard of their performance. We will definitely book them again and will keep an eye out for any public performances. Thank you so much!

Reply from The Jazz Apples
6 months ago

Hi Becky, Thank you so much for such a lovely review! We had a fantastic time at your wedding party and had loved meeting yourself and your guests. Thank you for a great day and I hope we can perform again for you soon! All the best, Fi

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Anna (
5 years ago

The Flamingos had our wedding guests on their feet all night! As a smaller wedding of only about 40 guests, we were a bit nervous if we would be able to fill the dance floor. But with The Flamingos we need not have worried! They combine incredible musical talent with real creativity and energy and the ability to get--and keep!--a party going. They also went above and beyond--learning our first dance song from scratch and giving us a beautiful rendition of it. We are so grateful to have been able to book them for our wedding!

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Max F
6 years ago

Possibly the coolest, smoothest jazz combo in Britain.

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The Jazz Apples' Song list

Smooth songs:
Smile – Nat King Cole
At Last – Etta James
Summertime – Billie Holiday
Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra
Blue Moon – Billie Holiday
Ain’t Misbehaving – Billie Holiday
Georgia on my Mind – Ray Charles
My Funny Valentine – Frank Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
Sunday Morning – Maroon Five
Girl from Ipanema – Stan Getz
My Baby Just Cares for Me – Nina Simone
Jealous Guy – Donny Hathway
Porgy – Nina Simone
On & On – Erykah Badu
Take Five – Dave Brubeck
Feel like Makin’ Love – D’Angelo/ Roberta Flack
Mood Indigo – Nina Simone
September in the Rain – Sarah Vaughan
What a Difference a Day Makes – Jamie Cullum
The Other Woman – Nina Simone
Watermelon Man – Herbie Hancock
Take the A Train – Ella Fitzgerald
Night in Tunisia – Ella Fitzgerald
I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra
Ev’rytime We Say Goodbye – Frank Sinatra
Too Darn Hot – Ella Fitzgerald
How High the Moon – June Christy
One Note Samba – Ella Fitzgerald
Lullaby of Birdland – Ella Fitzgerald
Pennies From Heaven – Louis Prima
What the World Needs Now (Is Love, Sweet Love) – Dionne Warwick
Misty – Sarah Vaughan
Mack the Knife – Frank Sinatra
Ain’t She Sweet – old Charleston song (famously covered by The Beatles)
Anything Goes – Ella Fitzgerald
Bye Bye Blackbird – Sammy Davis Jnr.
Nice Work If You Can Get It – Peggy Lee
As Time Goes By – Jimmy Durante
Corcovado – Stan Getz (Latin)
All of Me – Sarah Vaughan
Nearness of You – Norah Jones/ Ella Fitzgerald
Look of Love – Diana Krall
L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole
Cheek to Cheek – Ella and Louis
Oye Como Va – Satana (Latin)
Let Em In - Wings
Night and Day – Frank Sinatra
I’ve Got Rhythm – Ella Fitzgerald
Thinking of You – Frank Ocean
Come Together – The Beatles
Changing All Those Changes – Madeline Peyroux
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson (lounge version)
You’ve Got a Friend in Me – Randy Newman
Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Eva Cassidy
Fever – Peggy Lee
Since I’ve Been Loving You – Led Zeppelin
Fallin’ – Alicia Keys
Stormy Weather – Etta James
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
Our Day Will Come – Amy Winehouse/ The Carpenters
Gin House Blues – Nina Simone
Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) – Don McClean
As – Stevie Wonder
Try a Little Tenderness – Otis Reading
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Moon River – Audrey Hepburn
Best Part – Daniel Ceasar (feat. H.E.R)
Party/ Post Modern Jukebox songs:
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Lady – Modjo
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
Ain’t Got No (I’ve Got Life) – Nina Simone
Rescue Me – Fontella Bass
Your Love Keeps Lifting Me (Higher and Higher) – Jackie Wilson
You’ve Got the Love – Florence & The Machine
Thinking of You – Sister Sledge
Best of My Love – The Emotions
Move on Up – Curtis Mayfield (best with brass)
(This Will Be) An Everlasting Love – Natalie Cole
Finally – Cece Peniston
I Feel Good – James Brown (best with brass)
I’m Every Woman – Chaka Khan
Do Your Thing – Bassment Jaxx
Say a Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
Can’t Help Myself – Four Tops
Brazil – Frank Sinatra
Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) – Ella Fitzgerald
Virtual Insanity – Jamiroquai
It’s Your Thing (with Mais Que Nada chords) – Isley Brothers
Sunny – Bobby Hebb (we do this high tempo)
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Why Don’t You Do Right – Peggy Lee (Electro-Swing)
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Rock With You – Michael Jackson
Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye
I Get a Kick Out of You – Ella F and Louis A (Electro-Swing)
Lady is a Tramp – Ella F and Louis A
Pina Colada Song – Rupert Holmes
Shake Your Body Down – The Jacksons
No Diggity – Blackstreet
Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off – Ella F and Louis A (Electro-Swing)
Senorita – Justin Timberlake
Ignition – R Kelly
The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
I’m A Man – Spencer Davis Group
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers (we do this hip hop style)
They Can’t Take That Away – Ella F and Louis A
Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles
Staying Alive – Beejees
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
The Chain – Fleetwood Mac
September – Earth, Wind, and Fire
Roxanne – The Police (Latin version)
You Make Me Feel – Sylvester
Teardrops – Womack & Womack
Coming Home Baby – Mel Torme
I Wanna Be Like You – The Jungle Book
American Boy – Estelle
Shackles – Mary Mary
Ain’t No Stopping Us Now – McFadden and Whitehead
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye
I Won’t Dance – Ella and Louis (Electro-Swing)
Flowers – Sweet Female Attitude
Moving Too Fast – Artful Dodger
7 Days – Craig David
Love Like This – Faith Evans

The Jazz Apples' Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£500
Up to 2 hours£600
Up to 3 hours£700

Add-ons

Tap dancing
+£120
Customer questions

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

We strive to make sure the line-up you see is what you get on the night. Our singer and keyboardist will always be the same as who you have seen in our videos. We do, however, have exceptional 'dep' musicians available in case our drummer or brass players fall ill or are unavailable, all of whom we have played with us for many years.

Do you have different line-up options?

Absolutely! We can be booked as a duo (two vocals and piano), a trio (with drums), and up to a 6-piece with brass (and even tap dancing!)

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

We strive to be flexible and will, where possible, accommodate time changes of up to an hour in the week leading up to the event. In the months leading up to the event, it is more likely that we can accommodate time changes.

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

Absolutely. This is a popular request and free with every booking. We can provide tailored playlists in between our sets, and, for an additional £100, you can even use our PA after our final set.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up 1 hour to 1.5 hours before the performance time. We can offer a free playlist as soon as our PA is set up.

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

Absolutely. Our set lists are carefully crafted, but we are happy to chat with you about your favourite songs you'd definitely like to be included.

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

Yes, always.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, we are happy to learn up to 3 song requests free of charge.
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Genres:
Jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Latin jazz
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Charity event, Burns night, Theatre / Show, Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Recording session, Concert, Hotel / Restaurant event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Cruise
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