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The Joel Kew Trio

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About The Joel Kew Trio

We are a UK-based Jazz Trio playing everything from your favourite swing tunes all the way to contemporary jazz fusion!
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Joel Kew is a guitarist from Cambridgeshire, living in Leeds. Currently studying Jazz Guitar at Leeds Conservatoire, he plays in a large variety of styles, from the Old American Songbook to Funk, Neo-Soul and Pop. In his trio he is accompanied by Swiss/South African drummer Cameron Byrom and bassist David Bullock. The trio is made up of three very versatile musicians who are guaranteed to set the mood just right at every event. They have a large repertoire of tunes to call on, and are willing to take requests in advance. Despite being musicians at the start of their career, these three have played at some prestigious venues across the UK including Bedford Esquires, Pizza Express Jazz Club, and The Wardrobe, Leeds. They are also booked to play at Matt and Phreds Jazz Club, Manchester as part of a different project. We are able to provide our own backline and equipment, so we are able to add ambience to any part of your event, whether that is a drinks reception or on your main stage. We perform regularly with other jazz musicians on the Leeds scene, and so we are able to add up to two guest performers to make either a quartet or quintet based on your needs!

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Jazz, Blues, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Funk
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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Birthday party, Burns night, Theatre / Show, Recording session, Concert, Cruise, Virtual event
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The Joel Kew Trio's Song list

A Night In Tunisia
Afro Blue
Agua de Beber
All Blues
All of Me
All the Things you Are
Autumn in New York
Autumn Leaves
Beyond the Sea
Black Coffee
Black Narcissus
Black Orpheus
Blue Bossa
Blue Monk
Blues for Alice
Body and Soul
But Not for Me
Cantaloupe Island
Central Park West
Come Fly With Me
Donna Lee
Easy Living
Fly Me to the Moon
Girl From Ipanema
Have You Met Miss Jones
How High The Moon
I Fall In Love Too Easily
I Get a Kick Out of You
I Got It Bad
I Got Rhythm
I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel To Be Free
I Won't Dance
It Could Happen to You
It Don't Mean a Thing
It's Only a Paper Moon
Lady Bird
Like Someone In Love
Love For Sale
Lullaby of Birdland
Maiden Voyage
Moon Alley
My Favourite Things
My Funny Valentine
Nothing Serious
On The Sunny Side of the Street
One Note Samba
Orange Coloured Sky
Red Clay
Round Midnight
So What
Someday My Prince Will Come
Song for Bilbao
Song for My Father
St Thomas
Stella By Starlight
Straight No Chaser
Strasbourg St-Denis
Take the A Train
That Old Feeling
There Will Never Be Another You
Watermelon Man
Well You Needn't
Customer questions

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

We can provide a singer, but since they would be a guest performing with the Trio we cannot guarantee it will be the same singer every time. We will send you video of the singer who will be playing with us for your event well in advance to make sure they meet your requirements!

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes! The core band is a trio of guitar, bass and drums. But we frequently work with Jazz musicians from around West Yorkshire so we are happy to expand the lineup to include Sax/trumpet or vocals to suit your event upon request.

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

We generally avoid having more than one engagement in one day, so we can accommodate a change in timings. We would appreciate as much notice as possible if you do need to change your timings, just so we can adjust our travel plans accordingly.

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

We are very happy to provide an iPod service through our amplifiers before and between the sets!

How much time do you need to set up?

We would typically ask for 1 hour to set up. It usually would not take this long but it allows us to troubleshoot any technical issues should they arise. Once we are set up we will play our playlist through our amplifiers until we are due to start.

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

Yes, we are very open to taking requests!

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

We provide a drum kit and amplification, as well as PA if we are performing with a singer.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Absolutely, although we would typically ask for around 7 days notice so that we can find time to rehearse these requests in time for the event.

The Joel Kew Trio's Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£480
Up to 2 hours£960
Up to 3 hours£1440

The Joel Kew Trio's Reviews

From customers:

Matt (
1 year ago

Joel, Cam and David are three talented musicians who are reliable and great to be around. They are always a hit at any event!

James (
1 year ago

These guys are great performers and so professional, they are always my first call for a jazz band.