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.