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The Reuben Ard Trio

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About The Reuben Ard Trio

The Reuben Ard Trio is a jazz trio based in North London. We play a range of music, specialising in, bebop, hard bop, and songbook standards
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The Reuben Ard Trio was formed in October 2015, and since has been playing regular gigs around London, and across the UK. The band has a strong grounding in the Songbook Standard era of the 1930s, but since its formation has expanded through the Bebop, Hard Bop and Post Bop eras, and now the band also draws from original material. The band's main influences range from the classic trios of Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans. The trio has a catalogue of over 300 songs, fit for a wide range of events. We take requests if made before your event day, and are very flexible with our repertoire. This trio will provide a classy backdrop to any event at an affordable rate!

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
Jazz, Jazz fusion, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Swing
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Song list

1 All The Things You Are
2 Anthropology
3 Autumn Leaves
4 Billie’s Bounce
5 Blue Bossa
6 Body and Soul
7 Cherokee
8 Donna Lee
9 Four
10 Giant Steps
11 Green Dolphin Street
12 Groovin’ High
13 Have You Met Miss Jones
14 How High the Moon
15 I Hear A Rhapsody
16 I Love You
17 I’ll Remember April
18 Impressions
19 Invitation
20 It Could Happen To You
21 Just Friends
22 Lady Bird
23 Mr PC
24 Now’s the Time
25 Oleo
26 Out of Nowhere
27 Softly as in a Morning Sunrise
28 Solar
29 Stablemates
30 Stella by Starlight
31 Straight No Chaser
32 Summertime
33 Tenor Madness
34 There is No Greater Love
35 There Will Never Be Another You
36 What is this Thing Called Love
37 Airegin
38 All of Me
39 Alone Together
40 Along Came Betty
41 Ask Me Now
42 Au Privave
43 Beatrice
44 Blues for Alice
45 Bolivia
46 Bye Bye Blackbird
47 C Jam Clues
48 Caravan
49 Confirmation
50 Days of Wine and Roses
51 Dolphin Dance
52 Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
53 East of the Sun
54 In a Sentimental Mood
55 In Your Own Sweet Way
56 Inner Urge
57 Isfahan
58 Joy Spring
59 Lazy Bird
60 Like Someone in Love
61 Milestones (new)
62 Minority
63 Moment’s Notice
64 Moonlight in Vermont
65 My One and Only Love
66 Nardis
67 Nica’s Dream
68 Night and Day
69 One Finger Snap
70 Pent-up House
71 Recordame
72 Rhythm-a-Ning
73 Round Midnight
74 Scrapple from the Apple
75 Serenity
76 Seven Steps to Heaven
77 Soul Eyes
78 Star Eyes
79 Take the “A” Train
80 The Song is You
81 The Theme
82 This I Dig of You
83 Tune-Up
85 Without a Song
86 Yardbird Suite
87 Yes or No
88 You Stepped Out of a Dream
89 26-2
90 A Night in Tunisia
91 All Blues
92 All of You
93 Angel Eyes
94 Autumn in New York
95 Beautiful Love
96 Bemsha Swing
97 Black Narcissus
98 Black Nile
99 Black Orpheus
100 Blue Monk
101 But Beautiful
102 But Not for Me
103 Ceora
104 Cheryl
105 Come Rain or Come Shine
106 Con Alma
107 Corcovado (Quiet Nights)
108 Countdown
109 Criss Cross
110 Daahound
111 Desafinado
112 Doxy
113 Easy to Love
114 Embraceable You
115 Epistrophy
116 Equinox
117 ESP
118 Everything Happens to Me
119 Evidence
120 Falling Grace
121 Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum
122 Footprints
123 For All We Know
124 Four In One
125 Freddie Freeloader
126 Freedom Jazz Dance
127 Good Bait
128 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
129 Green Chimneys
130 Half Nelson
131 Hot House
132 How Deep is the Ocean
133 I Can’t Get Started
134 I Could Write a Book
135 I Got Rhythm
136 I Mean You
137 I Remember Clifford
138 I Remember You
139 I Should Care
140 I Thought about You
141 If I Were a Bell
142 In Walked Bud
143 Indiana
144 Infant Eyes
145 Isotope
146 It I Should Lose You
147 It’s You or No One
148 Jordu
149 Just in Time
150 Just One of those Things
151 Killer Joe
152 Laura
153 Let’s Cool One
154 Little Sunflower
155 Love for Sale
156 Lullaby of Birdland
157 Lush Life
158 Maiden Voyage
159 Milestones
160 Misty
161 Monk’s Dream
162 Monk’s Mood
163 My Foolish Heart
164 My Funny Valentine
165 My Shining Hour
166 My Ship
167 Nefertiti
168 Night Dreamer
169 Old Folks
170 One Note Samba
171 Ornithology
172 Peace
173 Pensativa
174 Perdido
175 Polka dots and Moonbeams
176 Prelude to a Kiss
177 Ruby My Dear
178 Salt Peanuts
179 Sandu Blues
180 Satin Doll
181 Secret Love
182 Skylark
183 So What
184 Someday my Prince will Come
185 Song For My Father
186 Sonnymoon for Two
187 Speak Low
188 Speak No Evil
189 St. Thomas
190 Steeplechase
191 Stompin’ at the Savoy
192 Sweet Georgia Brown
193 Tenderly
194 The Girl From Ipanema
195 The Jitterbug Waltz
196 The Night Has 1000 Eyes
197 The Shadow of your Smile
198 The Way you Look Tonight
199 These Foolish Things
200 Think of One
201 Up Jumped Spring
202 Walkin’
203 Watermelon Man
204 Wave
205 Well, you Needn’t
206 What’s New?
207 Whisper Not
208 Wild Flower
209 Windows
210 Witch Hunt
211 Witchcraft
212 Woody ‘n You
213 Yesterdays
214 You Don't Know What Love Is
215 A Child is Born
216 A Day in the Life of a Fool
217 Afternoon in Paris
218 Ah-Leu-Cha
219 Alice in Wonderland
220 All God’s Chillun
221 April in Paris
222 Bag’s Groove
223 Bernie’s Tune
224 Bessie’s Blues
225 Blue in Green
226 Bluesette
227 Chelsea Bridge
228 Conception
229 Cousin Mary
230 CTA
231 Dearly Beloved
232 Dig
233 Don’t Blame Me
234 Easy Living
235 El Gaucho
236 Emily
237 End of a Love Affair
238 Georgia On My Mind
239 Gone with the Wind
240 Hackensack
241 Here’s That Rainy Day
242 Hi-Fly
243 How Insensitive
244 I Didn’t Know What Time it Was
245 I Fall in Love too Easily
246 I Got it Bad and that ain’t Good
247 I Want to Talk about You
248 I’ll Take Romance
249 I’m Old Fashioned
250 I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
251 If You Could See Me Now
252 In A Mellowtone
253 Israel
254 It Don’t Mean a Thing
255 It Might As Well Be Spring
256 It’s All Right with Me
257 Joshua
258 Juju
259 Lament
260 Lester Leaps In
261 Litha
262 Long Ago and Far Away
263 Love Walked In
264 Lover
265 Lover Come Back to Me
266 Loverman
267 Mack the Knife
268 Mahjong
269 Manteca
270 Meditation
271 Misterioso
272 Monk’s Mood
273 Mr Clean
274 My Romance
275 Naima
276 On the Sunny Side of the Street
277 Once I Loved
278 Our Delight
279 Our Love is Here to Stay
280 Over the Rainbow
281 Passion Dance
282 Satellite
283 Smoke Gets in your Eyes
284 Some Other Blues
285 Someone to Watch Over Me
286 Sophisticated Lady
287 Spring Can Really Hang You Up
288 Spring is Here
289 Stardust
290 Sugar
291 Tangerine
292 The Duke
293 Things ain’t what they used to Be
294 Triste
295 Unit Seven
296 Valse Hot
297 When I Fall in Love
298 When Lights are Low
299 When Sunny Gets Blue
300 Weaver of Dreams
301 Cakewalk
302 Hymn To Freedom
303 London Blues
304 And Then Again
305 Countdown
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, the trio has the option of adding a guitarist, a saxophone or trumpet player, or a singer to the lineup. The lineups with these extra musicians are all experienced performing together, and do not usually affect the repertoire which we play from.

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

Whenever possible we are flexible with our timings. If there is a chance to your schedule in the weeks leading up to your event we are always happy to shift if possible.

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

For background music purposes we can provide iPod playlists on our devices which play between sets. If you let us know in advance what style you would like we can arrange that at no extra cost!

How much time do you need to set up?

We aim to set up 1 hour before any performance when possible. However there are times when your schedule may not allow that, in which case we are capable of setting up and being ready to play in 15 minutes.

Can you roam around while you perform?

As this band has a drummer, unfortunately we cannot roam while performing.

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

Yes! Our setlist comprises of songs which we have been performing for years, so any song picked from the list we can do. On top of that, if you have a song you would like us to do which isn't already on the setlist, just ask us in advance and in most cases we will be able to arrange it!

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

Yes, our quote includes all band expenses.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If you have a song which isn't in our setlist, but you would like it performed, just let us know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate this at no extra cost.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Firstly, our clients always comment on the atmosphere which the band brings to their event. The type of music we play always brings extra cheer and energy to the occasion. I believe this is what they love the most about our performances.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have played at venues all across the country, mostly around London. These venues include bars, restaurants, gardens and barns. We have also performed gigs in London jazz clubs such at The Spice of Life and The Bulls Head.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Our main influences are the classic jazz trios of Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans. These trios specialised in classic jazz standards and made many of the quintessential jazz recordings which people now admire today.

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

We have played a number of high profile functions over the last few years, and continue to look for more for the future.


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£480
Up to 3 hours£560


From customers:

Peter M, 4 years ago

Many many thanks for play for us at our anniversary, it started off what proved to be wonderful success. We will certainly look to you on another occasion

The M, 4 years ago

Really appreciated, the music was great!