bands and repertoire

Purejazz can provide you a wide range of musical combinations, from solo musician to 7 piece band with vocalist. Our most popular groups are jazz trio or quartet, consisting of saxophone, piano, bass and the addition of drums for the quartet.

These versatile combinations can provide background music during cocktails while your guests mix and mingle, or add “spice” to your meal with dinner jazz. We will always play at an appropriate level, because your guests will want to converse during dinner, not shout above a live band!

Later into the evening, we can step up a gear by providing jazz with a “funkier” flavour. At this time, the band could be the central focus for your guests, and they may wish to have a dance or two. It may be suitable to add a vocalist and trumpet, or perhaps guitar. We will tailor the band to meet your requirements, and make your event a runaway success.

Our repertoire spans decades of well known jazz hits. Songs from “The Great American Songbook” including composers such as Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Rogers & Hart and Irving Berlin, as well as songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Miles Davis. Add to this, Latin jazz and bossa novas by the great Antonio Carlos Jobim and a selection of modern jazz tunes such as Take Five, I Wish I Knew (theme from film 2004), Just TheWay You Are and Watermelon Man, and you have something for all jazz tastes. Listen to excerpts on our Listen page.

Of course we will happily play any special songs that you may have in mind for your event..