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MLN Ensemble

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About MLN Ensemble

The MLN Ensemble is an instrumental jazz band specialising in smooth, subtle swing and jazzy takes on contemporary pop classics.
Jazz band
High Wycombe
Public liability insurance of £1 million

The MLN Ensemble is a contemporary instrumental jazz trio. With a professional attitude and minimalist setup, we are ideal for creating a relaxed, sophisticated atmosphere at your event or venue. Our trio keeps the music at a subtle, pleasant volume that will allow your guests to converse comfortably. We are also the house band for the popular Catch 22 jam night and co-founders of Wycombe Jazz Festival.

MLN Ensemble's Reviews

From customers:

Chris A
4 years ago

A classy band indeed!

Katie O
3 years ago

They got the evening off to a great start – incredibly catchy!

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MLN Ensemble's Song list

Swing Classics:
All By Myself
All Of Me
All The Things You Are
At Last
Autumn In New York
Autumn Leaves
Beautiful Love
Bye Bye Blackbird
Cry Me a River
Dark Eyes (Les Yeux Noires)
Days of Wine and Roses
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Feeling Good
Fly Me to the Moon
Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
The Girl From Ipanema (Garôta De Ipanema)
God Bless' The Child
Have You Met Miss Jones?
How High The Moon
How Insensitive (Insensatez)
I Could Write A Book
I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
I'll Remember April
I'll See You in My Dreams
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Just Friends
Let There be Love
Love Me or Leave Me
Minor Swing
My Baby Just Cares for Me
My Favorite Things
My Funny Valentine
The Nearness of You
Night and Day
A Night In Tunisia
Night Train
Recorda Me
Satin Doll
Song For My Father
Stella By Starlight
Take Five
Take The “A” Train
When I Fall In Love
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
American Boy - Estelle
And the Beat Goes On - the Whispers
Another Star - Stevie Wonder
Bad Girls - Donna Summer
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Blame it on the Boogie - Jackson 5
Butter - BTS
Cherish the Day - Sade
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Easy On Me - Adele
Englishman in New York - Sting
February 3rd - Jorja Smith
Feels Like Summer - Childish Gambino
Fields of Gold - Sting
Forget You - Ceelo Green
Forget Me Nots - Patrice Rushen
Fragile - Sting
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Hello - Lionel Richie
He's the Greatest Dancer - Sister Sledge
Hotline Bling - Drake
How Does it Feel - d'Angelo
Human - Rag'n'Bone Man
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Keep Forgettin' - Michael MacDonald
I Need a Dollar - Aloe Blacc
I Wanna Be Your Lover - Prince
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
It's Love - Jill Scott
Levitating - Dua Lipa
Lowdown - Boz Scaggs
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Move on Up - Curtis Mayfield
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Nightshift - the Commodores
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Pick Up the Pieces - Average White Band
Plastic Love - Mariya Takeuchi
Play that Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Purple Rain - Prince
Rock with You - Michael Jackson
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Say Yes - Floetry
Smooth Operator - Sade
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweetest Taboo - Sade
Wake Me Up - Avicii
Walking on the Moon - Sting and the Police
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
What You Won't Do for Love - Bobby Caldwell
When Doves Cry - Prince
Fusion and Contemporary Jazz:
Afro Blue - Robert Glasper
Breezin - George Benson
Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock
Chameleon - Herbie Hancock
The Chicken - Jaco Pastorius
Crazy Race - Roy Hargrove
Fly Free - Nubya Garcia
Footprints - Wayne Shorter
Hide and Seek - Joshua Redman
If You Wanna Dance - Toshiki Kadomatsu
Jean Pierre - Miles Davis
Lost Kingdoms - Nubya Garcia
Lowrider - Yussef Kamaal
Mr Clean - Marcus Miller
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - Joe Zawinul
Nice Shot! - Sadao Watanabe
Red Baron - Billy Cobham
Scenery - Ryo Fukui
SE Discotheque - Joe Armon-Jones
Song for Bilbao - Pat Metheny
Spain - Chick Corea
Strasbourg St Denis - Roy Hargrove
Stratus - Billy Cobham
Strings of Light - Yussef Kamaal
Tadow - FKJ
Time Limit - Casiopea
Voyage - Ryo Fukui
Watermelon Man - Herbie Hancok=ck
Wayne's Thang - Kenny Garrett
Ylang Ylang - FKJ
Yo Chavez - Yussef Kamaal

MLN Ensemble'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£500
Up to 2 hours£900
Up to 3 hours£1300
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our efficiency, excellent sound and professionalism.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

A wide range of venues including but not limited to: Cafe Spice Namaste Private parties at people's homes The Front Room, High Wycombe Tone, Wycombe Wycombe Arts Centre, The Bull Hotel, Gerard's Cross Lasham Gliding Society

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Robert Glasper Herbie Hancock Dave Brubeck Alfa Mist Nubya Garcia

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

We are the co-founders of Wycombe Jazz Festival.

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

Subject to availability, but our line-up may change. Please enquire before booking.

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes. At a base level we provide: drums, keys and bass. We can also add saxophone and/or guitar.

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

This will be addressed on a case by case basis. We try to be as flexible as possible.

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

We can provide background music in line with the genre we're playing, however we are not DJs and cannot take requests.

How much time do you need to set up?

1 hour, assuming there are no access issues.

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

Yes: please see our song list. Requests will be considered on a case by case basis and can only be done in advance.

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

A full, stereo PA is included.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.
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