Jazz Trio @ Private Function @ Welbeck Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham 06/10/13

The Jazz Trio had a great time recently playing for a function at Wellbeck Hall in West Bridgford. The event was a private birthday party.

Wellbeck Hall is a great venue for a party, with several function rooms and a spacious bar. We’re back there in Spring 2014 with Soul Destination party band.

The jazz trio included Al on the ol’ string bass, Rowan on Guitar and Lois leading the show on Clarinet and Saxophones. You can see a video clip from the show below.

The band provided background jazz during the guest’s arrival and during dinner. We were told that the birthday boy was a lover of 30s and 40s jazz, as well as swing classics so our repertoire included Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Frank Sinatra, Quincy Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie and so many more jazz trio interpretations of big band standards. We also played a couple of more recent tunes that have been accepted into the swing canon – such as Van Morrison’s Moondance.

Although we’ve played together in Jazz and Soul Destination bands for a couple of years now, this was actually our first outing with this line up as a jazz trio in Nottingham. We had a fantastic time on a glorious summer day and afterwards had a celebration coffee by the Trent river in West Bridgford.

Jazz Duo @ Sutton Lodge, Mansfield – 18/08/13

Jazz Duo Live @ Sutton Lodge, Mansfield

Northside were recently asked for a Mansfield jazz duo to provide some instrumental entertainment for a public party at Ashmere Care Centre’s Sutton Lodge near Mansfield.

Jazz Duo Live @ Sutton Lodge, Mansfield

Comprising Sutton Court, Sutton Lodge and Sutton Manor, Ashmere provide care for the elderly in a purpose built location near Mansfield. The centre often puts on events aimed at residents, family and the local community. This event was a charity garden party in aid of Cancer Research UK. The event was split between a carnival themed event with clown and comic entertainment and a relaxed musical event featuring the jazz duo and an excellent male vocalist. You can find out more about Ashmere’s events here – there have a summer fayre coming up!

The Northside line up for the day featured the multi-talented Lois on Clarinet and Saxes accompanied by Rowan on Guitar. The Jazz duo played a range of tunes from across the jazz calendar, from the gypsy jazz inspired Sidney Bechet tune ‘Petite Fleur’ to Sinatra swing jazz from the 60s! To round off the second set we played a few acoustic pop hits from the likes of Bill Withers, Adele and Stevie Wonder.

Northside shared the bill with the excellent Richard Comfort. Richard sang a bit of everything – from Neil Diamond to Ronan Keating, also covering a few Rat Pack classics and keeping the swing jazz theme going!

Also happy to see Craig from Wedding Classics Mansfield with his beautiful Daimler Consort gleaming amongst a collection of other stunning classic cars!

Here’s what the customer had to say about the Jazz Duo

Thank you for making yesterday so easy re: set up etc. It was wonderful to have live instruments and I know that feedback has been very good. We would love to use you again in the future. (Claire, Finance Manager, Ashmere Care Homes Nottinghamshire)

If you would like to book a great Mansfield Jazz Duo for a private function, please get in touch!