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Zingaro plays an eclectic mix of neo-soul, latin and acid jazz grooves
Jazz band
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Eclectic grooves from Zingaro - 5 piece band based on Merseyside. #Jazz+Funk #Acid Jazz #Latin Jazz #Neo-soul Kev Lovelady - Keyboards Brian McCusker - Guitars Chris Jones - Bass Naomi Adah - Vocals Paul Keelan - Drums

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Jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Funk, Ambient pop, R&B, Bossa nova, Latin, Modern jazz, Originals
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Bar / Club / Venue event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session
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Zingaro's Song list

Summertime (Jason Rebello arrangement)
Children of the Ghetto (Eddy & Chris Amoo, The Real Thing/Courtney Pine)
Everybody Loves the Sunshine (Roy Ayers)
Perspective (Sy Smith)
Fragile (Sting)
So What (Miles Davis/Ronny Jordan)
Get Carter (Roy Budd)
Morning (Clare Fisher)
That’s The Way Of The World (Earth, Wind & Fire)
Black Orpheus/Manha de Carnaval (Luiz Bonfá/Antônio Maria)
Afro Blue (Mongo Santamaria / Robert Glasper)
Dancing On The Wall (Original - Kev Lovelady)
Softly as in a Morning Sunrise (Romberg &Hammerstein)
Take Five (Dave Brubeck)
Expansions (Lonnie Liston Smith)
Pillow/Pinball Mania (Cristiano Parato)
Song For My Father (Horace Silver Quintet)
Cantaloupe Island (Herbie Hancock/US3)
Keep on Movin' (Jazzie B / re:Jazz)
One Note Samba (Antônio Carlos Jobim)
Sunny (Bobby Hebb)
Wish I Didn't Miss You (Angie Stone)
If I Had (Original - Brian McCusker)
Two Sides to Every Story (Original - Kev Lovelady)
Unexpected Days (Stanley Clarke / The Underwolves)
All I Need (Air / re:Jazz)
Customer questions

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

Yes. If the singer is unavailable for a date, we will advise in advance.

Do you have different line-up options?

We can consider other line-up combinations on request.

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

We can be flexible within reasonable limits but please let us know as soon as possible.

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

Yes! Please contact us with your requirements.

How much time do you need to set up?

Usually 1 - 1.5 hours

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

Yes but we have certain numbers which are at the core of our performance.

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

Details available on request

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We will consider requests within our genres. However please note that we prefer to put our Zingaro-spin on it.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our electic grooves!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

eRooms Nathaniels Vale Park

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Check out our set lists to see who we love to interpret!

Zingaro's Prices

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

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Up to 1 hour£750
Up to 2 hours£1500
Up to 3 hours£2250
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4.7 out of 5
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Zingaro's Reviews

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Jordan V
3 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in M4 1LW
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5 out of 5

Having welcomed Zingaro to the club back in 2019, Matt and Phred’s now do not hesitate to consider them a must-see within the programme. Our nightly live music consists of a lot of playing time, and it is always a delight to witness a band totally “go for it” from the first song all the way through until the last. Zingaro offers an experience which both delves into the history of fusion jazz alongside tasteful current influences both in terms of the set list and instruments used. All in all, the band is what the bar team ever-so-professionally call “tight”, and they have clearly put many hours into providing a musical experience which is to engross any audience. Singer Naomi brings a refreshing new level to the already stellar musicianship; making the music danceable and yet remaining true to the genre. The Matt and Phred’s doors will always be open for this wonderful band, and we are delighted to offer the space for them to showcase their unmistakable and unique talent.

Tom H
4 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in West Kirby
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4 out of 5

West Kirby Arts Centre’s jazz club night is going from strength to strength and last Friday they hosted Merseyside-based Zingaro band for the first time in what is sure to be a regular booking. Although without a singer for this event, they excelled as a jazz four-piece with many pieces showcasing the incredible Chris Jones on both upright and guitar bass. At several points he took centre stage and delighted the audience with his inventive - and often surprising - solos. The musical chemistry between Jones and excellent drummer Paul Keelan is at the heart of the Zingaro sound as they moved effortlessly from bop, through classic 70s fusion to acid jazz and beyond. Guitarist Brian McCusker and keyboardist Kev Lovelady – whilst never loud or flashy – were inventive throughout and showed they could deliver tasty solos of their own when called upon. Early in the first set the band showed what they could do with a clever reworking of Take Five and then they really began to cook in the second set, after tearing through Hancock’s Cantaloupe Island they peaked with an extended version of Liston Smith’s Expansions. When the band had left the stage, Mono-Tone DJs played some classic jazz and funk on their vintage sound system to round off a very enjoyable evening. Plans are already afoot for a return gig: stay tuned.

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