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Ben Martin Jazz

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Overview

  • A versatile swinging jazz band
  • Glorious repertoire of jazz standards from the roaring 20s up to the present day
  • Perform as a trio as standard and can expand to an 8 piece and reduce to solo

Location

The band are based in Nottingham and perform all over the East Midlands.

Standard Set Times

  • Two 45 minutes sets or three 30 minutes or to suit.

About this Act

The Ben Martin Jazz Band are your one stop shop for the best in jazz entertainment. Ben, who according to the Guardian no less is 'a soloist of immaculate taste and lyricism' is a saxophonist and flautist who has been performing all over the world for over 25 years. He's a veteran of many festivals including North Sea, Brecon, Rotterdam and London EFG and world famous jazz clubs such as Ronnie Scott's in Soho and Smalls in New York.

The band play jazz from the roaring 20's to the present day taking in the Swing Era, Be-Bop and Blue Note and include songs by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart and jazz versions of pop songs by Michael Jackson and The Beatles. Latin music is a favourite especially the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Various line ups are available from solo to Big Band with saxophone, flute, piano, guitar, ukulele, double bass, drums, male and female vocalists, trumpet and trombone. Ben will help guide you to the perfect jazz band for your event. Able to play a wedding ceremony, drinks reception or a the main party the band are always mindful of the occasion and the clients needs.

Set List

Cheek To Cheek - Irving Berlin
Sunny Side Of The Street - Frank Sinatra
Girl From Ipanema - Astrud Gilberto
It's Only A Paper Moon - Frank Sinatra
Aint Misbehaving - Fats Waller
Misty - Erroll Garner
Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra
All Of Me - Frank Sinatra
I Got Rhythm - George Gershwin
Makin Whoopee - Ella Fitzgerald
That Ole Devil Called Love - Billie Holiday
I've Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra
Over The Rainbow - Judy Garland
Mas Que Nada - Sergio Mendes
Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra
It Had To Be You - Harry Connick Jr
Night And Day - Cole Porter
Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Duke Ellington
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Blackbird - The Beatles
It's De-Lovely - Cole Porter
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder

Lineup

  • 3 piece of saxophone, flute, double bass and drums as standard
  • Solo saxophone, flute, guitar or piano with vocals if requested
  • Duo of saxophone and flute with guitar, piano or double bass with vocals if requested
  • Trio of saxophone and flute, piano or guitar, double bass or drums with vocals if requested
  • Quartet of saxophone and flute, piano or guitar, double bass and drums with vocals if requested.
  • Quintet add trumpet or trombone
  • Sextet with both trumpet and trombone
  • Septet as sextet with male or female vocals

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