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About Wave Duo

Whatever your event, Cláudia and Jackson will add a touch of class, transporting your audience to the shores of the Copacabana.
Jazz duo

Cláudia - a Portuguese jazz singer - and Jackson - an English multi-instrumentalist - met at a London jam session in August 2019 and realised their common love for Brazilian bossa nova. They quickly began performing the classics of the genre, exploring some gorgeous lesser-known tracks and developing original material too. From the moment they first took to the stage, the subtle sophistication of their Brazilian sound has held audiences spellbound. Wave Duo are the choice for you if you are looking for authentic sounding Brazilian or Latin Jazz, as well as the usual jazz standards. Whatever your event, Cláudia and Jackson will add a touch of class, transporting your audience to the shores of the Copacabana.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We own a PA system
Brazilian music, Jazz, Latin jazz, Modern jazz
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Event types:
Corporate event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Concert, Recording session, Private event, Charity event, Theatre / Show, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Birthday party
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Song list

---------- Brazilian Bossa Classics: ------------
A Felicidade - Tom Jobim
Água de Beber - Astrud Gilberto
Águas de Março - Elis Regina
Chega de Saudade (No more blues) - Tom Jobim
Corcovado(Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars) - Tom Jobim
Desafinado (Tuneless) - João Gilberto
Garota de Ipanema (Girl of Ipanema) - Tom Jobim & Frank Sinatra
Insensatez (How insensitive) - Tom Jobim
Manhã de Carnaval (Black Orpheus) -
Mas Que Nada - Sérgio Mendes
Samba da Benção - Bebel Gilberto
Samba de Verão (Summer Samba) - Marcos Valle
Samba de Uma Nota Só (One Note Samba) - Tom Jobim
Só Danço Samba - Tom Jobim
Wave - Tom Jobim
---------- Jazz Standards: ------------
All Of Me - Ella Fitzgerald
At Last - Etta James
Autumn Leaves - Nat King Cole
Cheek To Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald
Cry Me A River - Diana Krall
Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Ella Fitzgerald
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Foolish Heart - Kurt Elling
Funny Valentine - Frank Sinatra
Moon River - Audrey Hepburn
Nature Boy - Nat King Cole
You Don't Know What Love Is - Chet Baker
I Fall in Love to Easily
I Get a Kick out of You
I Put a Spell on You
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
The Lady is a Tramp
---------- Popular / Charts Covers (Jazz/Bossa style) -----------
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
All About That Bass- Meghan Trainor
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Blame It On the Boogie - Jackson 5
Can't Help Falling In Love (Audio) - Elvis Presley
Come Together - Beatles
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing - Stevie Wonder
Feeling Good - Nina Simone
Fields Of Gold - Sting
Harvest Moon - Neil Young
I Say a Little Prayer For You - Aretha Franklin
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Little Bird - James & Jazznova
Love Never Felt So Good - Michael Jackson
Michelle - The Beatles
Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae
The Blowers Daughter - Damien Rice
Total Eclipse of the Heart- Bonnie Tyler
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
You Know I’m No Good - Amy Winehouse
We welcome all your requests!
---------- Spanish -----------
Besame mucho
Quizas, Quizas
---------- French -----------
La Javanaise
Le Mots d'Amour
Ne Me Quite Pas
---------- Cape Verdean -----------
Dispidida - Mayra Andrade
Ilha de Santiago - Mayra Andrade
Lisboa Kuya - Sara Tavares
Sodade - Cesária Évora
Tunuka - Mayra Andrade
---------- Lesser known repertoire: -----------
Arrastão - Sérgio Mendes
A Menina Danca - Novos Baianos
Canto de Ossanha - Toquinho
Chovendo na Roseira - Elis Regina
O Barquinho - Nara Leão
Pedro Pedreiro - Chico Buarque
Querida - Tom Jobim
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our standard line-up is vocals and guitar. If required, Jackson can switch the guitar for keys, or alternate between guitar and keys during the set.

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

If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know in advance and we will try to accommodate for the changes.

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

Absolutely. We'll have a playlist ready to suit your event, but feel free to request any specific songs.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually need about 30 minutes to 1 hour to set up. Being a duo, we are able to do it discreetly and we can play one of our playlists through our PA to get your guests ready for our live performance.

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

Of course! We are happy to chat through your picks and make sure that together we find what works for your event.

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

Yes. Our quote includes PA, mic and guitar. Because we are a duo, we usually can adjust to relatively small spaces.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Definitely! Even if a song doesn't feature in our songlist, there's a chance we already know it. We might need to charge for any additional ones we know, depending on the song. However, we'll be happy to treat you to one song of your choosing, free of charge.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£340
Up to 2 hours£470
Up to 3 hours£625


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Abe B, 11 months ago

If you want an exotic escapade into the cool world of bossa nova, then look no further then Wave Duo. With Cláudia's charismatic and classy stage presence, and Jackson's effortless quick-fingered playing, these two will get you shaking your knees and feeling like you're on the shores of Brazil with the wind in your hair the sea at your feet!

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Kat S, 1 year ago

Claudia and Jackson opened for one of our gigs earlier this year. Their performance instantly captivated the audience and did a fantastic job of warming the crowd up. They also alleviated any nerves I had by transporting me to a blissful sandy beach for 20 minutes! A talented duo who I hope to share a stage with again someday.

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