Michele Osten and The Not Just Jazz Band (www.micheleosten.com) always looking for new and exciting places to perform. Covering a vast repertoire everything from jazz standards to more contemporary tunes performed with a jazzy/bluesy twist. And...we are proud to announce, we have recently incorporated original numbers into our show. These tunes have been written and composed by, who we think, is a very talented song writer based in Los Angeles, Denise Dimin (see www.denisedimin.com).
The band is fronted my Michele Osten, with vocals as smooth as silk…and accompanied by the best of the best jazz musicians in the business. We have had the pleasure of playing in some of Londons finest and well renowned venues such at The Pheasantry Pizza Express - Chelsea and The Groucho Club - London’s West End as well as The Half Moon - Putney and Up the Creek Comedy Club - Greenwich, to name a few.
Biography - MICHELE OSTEN
Born in Seattle USA, Michele now resides in England. Raised listening to al...
Sam Henshaw• 6 Jan 2017
Event Organiser - The Sanctuary Garden Party
Michele and Clive had a twightlight set at Sanctuary Garden Party... Outside community made stage set in urban paradise community living surrounded by art in every corner and tree.
Michele's vocals were pure jazz and blues mellow, sultry and organic...Clives fingers worked magic with his guitar skills he even indulged us with some instrumental encores :)
Kasia Wojcicka• 4 Nov 2017
The Greenwich Screwball at Up the Creek Comedy Club
Michele performed during this year's The Greenwich Screwball, a live music event organised by me and my friends in aid of Age Exchange charity. Together with David Roberts on piano, they enchanted the audience with a beautifully selected old jazz repertoire, in keeping with our theme.
Michele is a brilliant performer with an amazing voice and a very personal touch. Her warmth and positive energy filled the room immediately. I would recommen...
Andy Bungay• 7 Jul 2017
Wandsworth Radio - London
I had a feeling in my waters that it would be worth the schlepp after the wonky trolley of wikos- after all it was Michelle Osten singing. lovely late sunday lunch atmos at The Cambria just down from Loughborough junction . I can report that bits of the regeneration are being done by locals who love crafts and music. Michelle's extended family were there, convivial and fascinating bunch. I could do with a few more Sundays like this.
Ben Henderson• 27 Oct 2017
Events Organiser for - The Surrey Steampunk Convivial, The Old Moot House & Carshalton Environmental Fair
Michele Osten has remarkably laid back phrasing and delivery, plus a deep sense of swing, as well as possessing a warm, creamy voice to match any of the best vocalists on the local jazz scene right now.
With amazing control of her wonderfully rich, deep voice and smooth intonation, Michele performs a broad selection of trad jazz covers accompanied by able pianist David Roberts, and has per...
Grace Black• 30 Nov 2017
Jazz Lounge K107FM Community Radio - Kirkcaldy Scotland
It was my great pleasure to welcome Michele Osten to Fife, Scotland in 2016 and again this year 2018 as a prequil to her appearance at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe show in August.
Michele is a classy vocalist and her performances were warmly appreciated by listeners of my radio show, The Jazz Lounge, and audiences at 2 exclusive, intimate gigs that we arranged at Society Bar in Kirkcaldy and Kingswood Hotel in Kinghorn.
- What kind of events do you usually serve?Anything!
- How can event planners pay for your services?Bank transfer
- Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?No public liability Yes PAT tested equipment (mine, not sure about musicians)
- How much space do you require?Varies if we apprear as a duo (vocals & keyboard) or as a trio (vocals & keyboard & drums)
- How many breaks do you take? How long are they?Depends on number of sets but normally 15-20 minutes
- My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?Sure we always do our utmost to cover any special requests.
- Do you have your own PA and lighting?Yes
- How long do you play for?Normally 2 x 45 minute sets but we are very flexible.
- What are the highlights of your career?The Verdi Royal Albert Hall - May 2018 The Edinburgh Fringe Festival - August 2018 The Groucho Club - 2017 The Phesantry Pizza Express - 2016
JAZZ & BLUES
The Lady is a Tramp - E Major
Love for Sale - C Minor
Peel Me A Grape - A Minor
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore - Eb
Do Nothing 'Til You Hear from Me- Bb
The Way You Look Tonight - G