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The Jazz & Soul Orchestra

Jazz & Soul Orchestra

The Jazz & Soul Orchestra are available as trio, quartet or a full ensemble.They bring sumptuous, elegant or lively entertainment to any type of event.

Thier genres are Jazz, Soul & Blues – laid back or swinging; classic or pop.

The Jazz & Soul Orchestra is a London based band that deliver songs with authentic, spontaneous jazz and heartfelt soul. With super sweet guitar, divinely deep bow and bass, dulcet jazz keys or spicy sax, this ensemble will mesmerize, sooth and enliven the imagination of any audience.

With a well loved repertoire previously sang by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin and Al Green to name just a few, the lead vocalist,Shari, sings with a simultaneously smooth and raw vocal that digs down for the truth and reaches high for the hope.

Line up varies and can include drums, double/acoustic or electric bass, piano, keyboard, guitar, saxophone and always with Shari as vocalist.

Loverman (voice, double bass, guitar trio

Trio audio clip One For My Baby (guitar, double bass & voice trio)

Trio audio clip Wild Is The Wind (voice, double bass, guitar trio)

Audio Clip Simply Beautiful (5 piece ensemble)

Repertoire:

Jazz: Uptempo or Easy Listening:
01. All Of Me (Eb) Billie Holliday
02. At Last (B) Etta James
03. Black Coffee (C) Sarah Vaughan
04. Blue Skies (Amin) Dinah Washington
05. Boy From Ipanema (F) Diana Krall
06. How Insensitive (Gmin) Stacey Kent
07. It Had To Be You (A) Harry Connick Jr
08. Loverman (Bb) Etta James
09. My Baby Just Cares For Me (A) Nina Simone
10. One For My Baby One More For The Road (F) Frank Sinatra
11. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (Emin) Abbey Lincoln
12. Summertime (Amin) Julie London
13. Sunday Kinda Love (G) Etta James
14. Unforgettable Nat King Cole
15. Wake Up Alone (A) Amy Winehouse
16. What A Wonderful World (F) Louis Armstrong
17. When I Fall In Love (A) Nat King Cole
18. Wild Is The Wind (Amin) Nina Simone
19. Willow Weep For Me (G) Billie Holliday
20. Night And Day (G) Frank Sinatra
21. Beautiful Love (D)- Anita O Day
22. There Will Never Be Another You Eb Chet Baker
23. All The Things You Are (Ab) Ella Fitzgerald
24. How Deep Is The Ocean (Eb) Peggy Lee
25. Body and Soul (Db) Billie Holliday
26. Just Friends (G) Chet Baker
27. Moon River (Gb) Louis Armstrong
28. Take The A Train (C) Ella Fitzgerald
29. You Don’t Know What Love Is (F-) Chet Baker
30. Recado Bossa Nova/The Gift (F-) Eydie Gorme
31. Again (C)
32. Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps (Amin)
33. Round Midnight (Eb-)
34. So Nice (G)
35. Blue Bossa (C)
36. Steppin Out With My Baby – Doris Day
37. Sway
38. Fly Me To The Moon
39. Fever

Pop-Dance-Soul:
40. American Boy (Gb) Estelle
41. Happy- Pharell Willians
42. I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
43. Midnight At The Oasis – The Brand New Heavies
44. Rock With You – Michael Jackson
45. You Are The Best Thing – Ray Lamontagne
46. Hard To Handle – Otis Redding
47. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
48. I Feel Good – James Brown
49. Lady Marmalade (Gmin)- Mary Nelson
50. Superstition – Stevie Wonder
51. Aint No Sunshine
52. Baby I Wanna Be Loved – Solomon Burke
53. Hard To Handle – Otis Redding
54. I Can’t Stand The Rain – Anne Peebles
55. Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
56. Stand By Me – BBKing
57. You Send Me
New Years Eve:
58. Auld Lang Syne

Testimonials

“We sat in the table right in front with a bottle of wine, it was like being romanced. When are you playing here again??”
– Mrs B – customer at Cock Tavern

“Amazing musicians and a beautiful voice – what a treat!”
– Hampstead Jazz Club

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