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If you are a jazz musician or just a jazz lover, this site will help you to promote local jazz, help  you get gigs or new members for your band. The site is totally free for you to advertise on as long as it revolves around jazz
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Richard Exall's Shooting Stars are a 6-piece band, and are available for concerts, functions and public events throughout the country.

The Shooting Stars were formed in 2008 from a nucleus of musicians from the Big Chris Barber Band. Collectively they share a love and respect of all forms of jazz but have their roots firmly planted in the vintage, golden period of jazz history.
The band benefits from it's unique position of being a relatively young group of
musicians with an extremely deep and varied wealth of experience, and between them have probably played at every major concert venue and jazz event in Europe.
The Shooting Stars are as at home playing the beautiful melodies and stomping jazz from the 20's 30's and 40's as they are playing mainstream jazz, swing and jump jive, where they exploit the bands virtuosity, with exciting solos and tight ensemble passages.

email : richard@jazzclarinet.co.uk
website: http://jazzclarinet.co.uk/Jazzclarinet.co.uk/The_Shooting_Stars.html
contact Richard Exall on 07785 766626
Cool Jazz

The Cool Jazz 2, 3, 4 or 5 piece ensemble consists of vocals, piano/keyboard, double bass and tenor/soprano sax/flute.
Add luxury & ambience to your surroundings with our take on the modern Jazz standard.
Cool Jazz is an established band which prides itself on good music & excellent musicianship.
Our relaxed style suits the majority of musical tastes.
Professional attitude, stylish performance with casual elegance popular with any gathering, of any age.

Contact Neil Riches or Elaine Hatton
call 01933 278 667, mob 07909 911680 or 07793 712385
or email us at elaine.hatton@yahoo.co.uk
to choose the size of band to suit your
venue and style of event.
Vocalist Zoë Gilby
Zoë Gilby is a jazz vocalist that has been making a real impression on the jazz scene today with her superb interpretations of the great American songbook, also encompassing a wide range of more contemporary pieces with some originals. Zoe recently received funding for a nine date UK tour from Jazz Services Touring Support Scheme and the Arts Council England to promote her new album "Looking Glass" on the Jazzaction label.
In Spring 2010 Zoë recorded “Looking Glass” on the jazzaction label, featuring her quintet. The composers on the album range from Ellington to Tom Waits to originals from Zoë and Andy Champion. This is “The Great American Songbook” and beyond Her debut album “Now That I am Real” recorded in 2007 features arrangements by the outstanding Tony Faulkner.The album has received airplay from Courtney Pine’s show on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Ulster, Spain, France, Belgium, Australia and USA
Both albums are available to buy from www.zoegilby.co.uk www.myspace.com/zoegilby or download from iTunes.

Click here to listen to Zoë
Rachael Johnson is a Jazz pianist from Kettering, Northants. She has studied Music since the age of 6, completing all the classical grades with ABRSM (performance in Guitar and Piano, as well as Musical Theory Grades), she also took part in big bands and group ensembles throughout secondary school. Rachael was then introduced and became passionate about Jazz, she pursued the subject of Jazz piano at Middlesex University in London and was taught by some of London's top Jazz pianists including Gareth Williams and Nikki Iles.
After a year of studying at Middlesex, she thought that that particular course did not focus enough on her instrument and did not encourage personal style, whilst continuing Jazz Improv tuition with Gareth and Nikki, Rachael decided to study and become an associate of the London College Of Music (A.L.C.M), this was to be her first degree in which was entirely her own work.
After successfully completing this degree she continued working with her teachers in London and formed her own Quartet which included an abundance of well known British Jazz musicians. She also performed as a soloist in top London hotels on Park Lane, at many private functions and at renowned restaurants and cocktail bars throughout the UK.
Whilst building her repertoire and valuable contacts, Rachael was given (by her own merit) the next degree exam free of charge by the Chief examiner who was also her examiner from her previous degree. She took this opportunity and received another degree making her a Licentiate (L.L.C.M), which again was self taught.
After completing all her exams, Rachael  became a private teacher and also took part in workshops which were organised by the London College Of Music in which she was involved in helping qualified teachers who were struggling with the college's Jazz syllabus and how to teach the syllabus to their own students.
Rachael then ventured to Melbourne, Australia where she lived and worked for 6 months as a gigging musician and Jazz teacher. While she was there she played in five or the very well known Jazz clubs including Dizzys and Uptown Jazz cafe.
Her band ranges from a duo to a septet and performs her own compositions, as well as Jazz standards. She is also a private teacher and freelance solo Pianist.

Rachael Johnson

To contact Rachael you can email to rjjazzgirl@gmail.com
or telephone on 07570 917483

To find out more about Rachael and to hear some of her music go to her MySpace page
Rachael Johnson MySpace
Chris Parker duo to a six-piece band available for all types of functions
Contact Chris Parker on 01604 505647 or  07753 616077
Click to go to: www.chrisparkermusic.co.uk
The Andrew Wood Trio

The three piece is made up of some of the finest musicians in the north of England - Colin Dudman on piano, a veteran of the UK jazz scene, having played with:
Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia www.barbara-thompson.co.uk,
Kenny Wheeler www.myspace.com/kennywheelerjazz
and Gary Husband www.garyhusband.com
amongst countless others. On double bass, Andrew is delighted to have long term friend and collaborator Dominic Holmes <https://sites.google.com/a/hcsuk.com/dominic-holmes-music/> <https://sites.google.com/a/hcsuk.com/dominic-holmes-music/>, who now is the resident bassist on the Queen Mary II cruise liner. Filling in for him in absence are an abundance of fine bass players, notably Nottingham jazz star Andy Tytherleigh and Peter Barnaby, both well known on the Midlands jazz circuit.

Email: andrew@andrewwoodjazz.co.uk
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Contact: info@northantsjazz.co.uk
Jazz Numbers
Northampton based band
Piano, Bass, Drums, Trumpet
Easy listening jazz from 30’s 40’s & 50’s
Standards from the American Song book

Music you can simply relax and enjoy to foot tapping sizzling jazz.

Pub jazz evenings, Weddings and all celebrations.
Give us a call on 07838 154052
Email jazznumbersband@gmail.com
(See us at The Five Bells pub in Bugbrooke, 29 March, 7 June & 26 July)
Decanter, a mellow duo play their unique blend of jazz classics and reworked rock and blues. Decanter are Tony Goodman and Mark Waddington. Tony has sung in numerous bands over many years most recently fronting Midnight Blue a renowned local blues rock band. Mark met Tony in Midnight Blue, over the years he has played a rich variety of music from rock through to madrigals. Mark and Tony hope their refreshing approach will give everyone a chance to enjoy familiar music from a new perspective.

Tony and Mark would be happy to discuss how to create the perfect set to match any event or setting and are comfortable performing in small or large venues.

Tony Goodman 01162 888128 
Email: the.goodmans@talktalk.net

Mark Waddington  0775 170 2814
Email:  mark.waddington1@ntlworld.com

<Click here to listen to Decanter
(See us at The Five Bells pub in Bugbrooke, 3 May & 28 June)
To contact Tad Newton's Jazz Friends Tel: +01604 858549
or email
themselves to re-runs of 'golden oldies' and can combinetheir traditional repertoire with more contemporary blues material. The band features within its show, a flexibility of approach enabling it to spotlight delightful interludes of vocals, novelties, rhythm and blues, as well as fine solos by its respected and noted individual musicians. (see Tad's gigs listed in the Gigs section)
The Jazz Friends specialise in lively always swinging jazz. Within this framework also reside the sounds of Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Count Basie making the band ideal for concerts, clubs, dances, festivals, riverboat shuffles or indeed functions where happy, lively music is required. Whilst concentrating on the jazz sounds of the 20's, 30's, 40's and 50's, the Jazz Friends do not resign
Tad Newton's Jazz Friends are now established as one of the most popular groups on the UK and international jazz entertainment scene
24ct Gold are a Jazz trio consisting of Jane on vocals, John on piano and Kevin on double bass.

Jane hails from Newcastle and has years of experience singing in a variety of styles and really knows how to make an audience feel involved in the event.  John is both the pianist and the musical director of the band, he has many years of experience both playing and as a music teacher.   Kevin has played in a number of styles and situations from pop and rock through to theatre and jazz.

We play well know jazz standards as well as some contemporary songs played with a jazz twist to them. 

To book 24ct Gold contact:
John on 07889 873729 or Kevin on 07734 369058.
Or to contact:
Email: dagostinoagostino@yahoo.co.uk  |   
Phone: 07954502465
Epigone Jazz Ensemble strive to play live jazz inspired by
a collage of artists, to include: Horace Silver, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard and John Coltrane
Epigone Jazz Ensemble
For more information visit the website : Epigone Jazz Ensemble
The Bridge Quintet
The Bridge Quintet is a Northampton based jazz band made up of five talented, young musicians - all with a passion for jazz. The members of the band are: Jamie Payne (alto sax); Maddy Coombs (tenor sax); Liam Taylor (guitar); Giles Shaw (keys); Johnny Lodder (drums). We play a variety of 50's/60's/70's jazz but with a modern twist. The band are available for weddings, garden parties, corporate events or any other private function. We are happy to play either in the background or as the focus of the event, but will require enough space for a drum kit, keyboard, guitar and amp and two saxophones.

Please don't hesitate to contact us at
thebridgequintet@gmail.com <mailto:thebridgequintet@gmail.com> to discuss the requirements of your event and our prices or visit our Facebook page - facebook.com/thebridgequintet <http://facebook.com/thebridgequintet>. We look forward to hearing from you.