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Max Moody Jazz

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Overview

  • Smooth jazz and Swing act
  • Superb repertoire of classic swing, bossa, jazz from the likes of Sinatra and Cole Porter and some nice surprises such as Ace of Spades. Yes, that Ace of Spades.
  • Perform as a quintet as standard and can downsize to a quartet or trio
  • The act can even bring their own stage decor including projection

Location

Max Moody Jazz are based in Frome, Somerset and perform regularly across Wiltshire and the South West

Standard Set Times

  • 2 x 45 minutes
  • 1 x 30 minutes + 1 x 60 minutes
  • 2 x 60 minutes

About this Act

Sentimentality can get icky. Nostalgia? Thing of the past. Ah but romance… true, deep romance never goes out of style! Max Moody Jazz suffuse that Romance with Jazz Joy to generate a swinging atmosphere of cool sophistication, foot tappin’ fun and serious authenticity.

Based in Somerset, the band are no sound-alike copyists - they create distinctively original interpretations of classic swing, jazz and Latin tunes – songs with a story to tell and a feeling to convey. Very experienced musicians with a nose for detail and a sense of occasion, a sense of humour and a profound sense of rhythm; they dress the part and captivate an audience with infectious rhythm, mellifluous singing, warm rapport and an unmistakable love of what they do.

The perfect accompaniment to Very Special Occasions - whether you’re schmoozing at a soiree, carousing with cocktails, celebrating a betrothal or a birthday breakfast, Max Moody Jazz provide a professional, personalised performance which radiates ageless ambience. They offer a flexible line-up and bring with them stage décor, lights and PA.

Testimonial

Dear Max and the Band,

Thank you all so very much for being such a wonderful part of today’s event. You were absolutely perfect and a joy to have with us… it bought the whole afternoon to life. I hope your new lights shine onto many wonderful gigs as your presence will shine as part of the memory of today for a long time to come. Please know how very deeply your music and your energy was appreciated.

Kind regards,

Kate

Frome, Somerset, UK)

Set List

Hello Hello - Max Moody
All Of Me - Billie Holiday
As Time Goes By - Dooley Wilson
The Bare Necessities - Baloo the Bear (Phil Harris)
Black Coffee - Ella Fitzgerald
Blue Skies - Irving Berlin
Cheek To Cheek - Irving Berlin
Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight - James Taylor/The Isley Brothers
Fever - Peggy Lee
Fly Me To The Moon - Sinatra
Honey, Can I Put On Your Clothes - Leiber/Stoller/Monte Ray
I Get A Kick Out Of You - Sinatra
It Had To Be You - Harry Nilsson et. al.
It Was A Very Good Year - Sinatra
I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face - Rex Harrison
I've Got You Under My Skin - Sinatra
Kiss Of Fire - Hugh Laurie
Let's Face The Music & Dance - Nat "King" Cole
Lilac Wine - Nina Simone
Misty - Johnny Mathis
My Funny Valentine - Rodgers/ Hart
Nature Boy - Nat "King" Cole
Night & Day - Cole Porter
On A Clear Day - Matt Monro
Puttin' On The Ritz - Irving Berlin
Ace of Spades - Motörhead
Stormy Weather - Dinah Washington
Summer Samba (So Nice) - Astrud Gilberto
That Old Black Magic - Sinatra
These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You) - Bing Crosby
Witchcraft - Sinatra
What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life? - Sarah Vaughan

Lineup

  • Quintet - male vocalist, big jazz guitar, trumpet, 5-string fretless & ukulele bass and drums

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