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Zingaro

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About Zingaro

Jazz band
Liverpool
Public liability insurance of £10 million
Zingaro plays an eclectic mix of neo-soul, latin and acid jazz grooves

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

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
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Funk, Ambient pop, R&B, Bossa nova, Latin, Modern jazz, Originals
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session
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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!

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£750
Up to 2 hours£1500
Up to 3 hours£2250

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Tom H, 7 months ago

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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Will W, 1 year ago

Zingaro provided the live element for one of my Planetary Jazz Foundation evenings at the Workshop in north Liverpool in 2017. Kev (the keyboards player) & I had discussed the basic structure of the night prior to the gig and their acid jazz, latin and soul jazz interpretations of some classic jazz & funk grooves perfectly complemented the sounds I was playing. The level of musicianship is superb and they work brilliantly off each other. I saw them again at another gig in 2018 and they did not disappoint again. I have no hesitation in recommending them and hope to work with them again at some point.

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