Jazz and Cocktails - The Function Band

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We are professional UK based jazz musicians with a wealth of experience – booking us directly via this site will save you money and enable us to advise and supply the very best ensemble for your event. Performing all over the UK and beyond specialising in weddings, corporate events and private parties; we come fully self-contained with all backline, PA, interval music and lighting if required, making us the one stop shop for a stylish, successful, stress free day!* Duo/Trio/Quartet/Quintet or larger line up available
* Suitable for small or large events
* Special request songs learned
* Huge song list of swing and Latin jazz numbers
* Excellent value for moneyJazz and Cocktails are professional jazz musicians with a wealth of experience. They have recently worked with Georgie Fame, performed for HRH Prince Edward, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Korean Royal family among other VVIPs.As well as playing regularly to sustained acclaim at jazz festivals and clubs across the UK including The 606 in Chelsea, Ronnie Scott’s and The Spice of Life in Soho, they enjoy performing at numerous wedding receptions, private parties and corporate events at venues as diverse as The Army and Navy Club in Pall Mall, The Goring Hotel, The National Theatre, outdoor marquees and the MS Excellence for a cruise on the Seine in Paris.Being repeat performers at Army and RAF events they are well versed in filling dance floors and entertaining audiences as well as providing unobtrusive, atmospheric background music.Jazz and Cocktails’ repertoire evokes the classic glamour of yesteryear. We perform mainly swing and Latin jazz hits from the 1920s – 1960s covering Rat Pack classics, Bossa nova, swing and bebop. We can include pop songs but we perform them with the same retro twist! Our acclaimed female singer will always learn special requests to personalise your event. If your function has a James Bond theme, we include all of the films’ most popular songs.Expect to hear retro favourites made famous by Doris Day, Dean Martin, Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee, Anita O’Day, Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, Charlie Parker, Edmundo Ross, Mel Torme, Vera Lynn, Al Jarreau, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ray Charles, Astrud Gilberto, Amy Winehouse and many more!We can tailor our look to suit your event – for weddings and corporate occasions we dress formally in cocktail attire but for less formal events we can dress more casually if you prefer – just specify what your requirements are and we will meet your needs.Live sets are flexible and can be performed as 2 x 45 minute sets, 3 x 40 minute sets or 2 x 60 minutes; we also play complimentary music through the PA via mp3 or CD before and between sets – you may make special requests or use your own laptop/music player should you wish. We are self contained so you don’t need to provide any quipment for us – we have our own PA, backline, instruments and lighting rig.Jazz and Cocktails perform as a duo, trio, quartet, quintet or larger ensemble. A duo or trio (vocals with piano or guitar plus double bass) lends its self to background music but the inclusion of a drum kit as well as horns will create a bigger sound, giving the show oomph and encouraging dancing!We accommodate whatever space is available as long as there is an area of level ground with a minimum of 2 power sockets available in easy reach. Shelter for electrical equipment will also be necessary for outdoor events. We are very adaptable to a range of room types and always adjust volume levels to suit your requirements.Our equipment is of the highest standard and we are fully insured by the Music Union. Please contact Jeanie on for a quotation - we would be happy to hear from you!

1 Reviews

Matt and Zoe

Dec. 9, 2015

“Jazz and Cocktails played at our wedding and provided excellent sophisticated entertainment for our evening. Jeanie has a flexible repertoire and did us a number of requests and also an impressive selection of popular jazz and ‘ratpack’ songs. For the three hours that the quartet played people were dancing all the way through (some non-stop!) and a number of our guests commented on the quality of the singer and music and enquired as to how they could contact Jeanie Barton’s Quartet for their own events. Overall we were thoroughly satisfied and think Jeanie’s band provided the perfect mix of popular and entertaining songs to allow all of our guests and us to thoroughly enjoy the night – highly recommended!”


Set List/Services

A Night in Tunisia
Besame Mucho
Fools Rush In
The Girl from Ipanema
How Insensitive
I Have Dreamed
I Remember You
In the Still of the Night
I've Been Missing You
Let’s Get Lost
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)
Something Wonderful
The Shadow of Your Smile
There’s a Kind of Hush all Over the World
We Have All the Time in the World
You do Something to me
Can't Take my Eyes off of You
Night and Day
From Russia with Love
Where do I Begin? (Love Story theme)
Mambo Italiano
I Could Have Danced all Night
Moon River
The Way You Look Tonight
Tico Tico
What a Difference a Day Made
Swing Bebop
A Train (take the)
Cheek to Cheek
Farmer's Market
Love me or Leave me
Secret Love
There Will Never be Another You
Swing Med
Ain't That a kick in the Head
Come fly with Me
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Embraceable You
Fly me to the Moon
It Had to be You
Its Magic
I've Got You Under My Skin
Let there be Love
Moody's Mood for Love
My Baby Just Cares for Me
Sentimental Journey
Slow Boat to China
The Best is Yet to Come
the More I See You
They Can't Take That Away from Me
Where or When
Winter Wonderland
You Make me feel so Young
You're Just too Marvellous
Swing Slow
A Very Precious Love
Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
My Funny Valentine
My Romance
Someone to Watch Over Me
Sophisticated Lady
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts roasting...)
The Nearness of You
What Do You See in Her?
Where Is Love?
You'll Never Know
Swing Upbeat
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
All of Me
But Not for Me
Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend
Hello Dolly
Honeysuckle Rose
I Can’t Give you Anything but Love
Mack The Knife
Old Devil Moon
Rocking Around the Christmas Tree
Sunny Side of the Street
What is this Thing Called Love?
You'd be so nice to Come Home to
You’re Nobody ‘til Somebody Loves You
Zing Went the Strings of my Heart
Waltz and 6/8
Autumn Leaves
Everybody Loves Somebody Sometimes
Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
My Favourite Things
Someday I'll Find You.....