Two Blue Jazz are a Wirral Merseyside based duo playing Bossa Nova, Jazz standards and a varied program of instrumental music including pop artists like Sting and Bacharach. We provide background music for restaurants, weddings, functions, birthdays, tea dances etc. The duo comprises a jazz/classical guitarist and a woodwind player who plays alto and soprano saxophone, clarinet and flute.
We can also provide some classical music choices for wedding ceremonies.
Our aim is to add ambience to your event with a varied program of instrumental music.
We play jazz standards, latin jazz, the odd french tune, movie theme or classical guitar solo and also the music of pop artists who lend themselves to jazz interpretation.
Currently resident at the Manor Restaurant Greasby Wirral if you want to see us play on Sunday evenings.
For larger events we can play as a full Jazz Band, double bass ,sax,piano or guitar , drums and vocalist or as a jazz trio click external website button at bottom and view videos for larger band options .
Our duo is covered with public liabilty insurance and our equipment has a PAT Test Certificate.
(Please note the duo option is purely instrumental)
Prices negotiable depending on size of the band, location of venue, performance times, PA requirement etc.
Our Sax Player John Padfield is a music graduate of the University of Birmingham, John studied clarinet with Colin Parr. In the field of classical music, John has worked with the Northern Wind Orchestra, National Concert Orchestra and British Clarinet Ensemble. As a jazz saxophonist/clarinettist, John has been privileged to work with touring British musicians including Alan Barnes and Pete Carter, and international stars including the American altoist Greg Abate and Australian multi-instrumentalist James Morrison. A committed educator, John has directed the Liverpool Youth Jazz Orchestra from its inception in 1995.
On guitar Paul McRae is a guitarist and double bass player with many years experience playing in both small trios and big bands on guitar and bass.
Cathy Gallagher• March 8, 2019
A huge thank you gentlemen - you were absolutely fantastic and hit the mark perfectly for our staff awards event. we've had lots of great feedback about how great the music was. We will be back in touch for next year!
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Look to the Sky (Jobim)
Girl From Ipanema (Jobim)
One Note Samba (Jobim)
Black Orpheus (Bonfi)
The Shadow of Your Smile (Mandel)
Besame Mucho (Velazquez)
My little Suede Shoes (Parker)
Mambo Inn (Bauza, Sampson, Woolen)
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Jobim)
Inside a Silent Tear (Dearie)
Samba De Orfeu (Bonfi)
MAINSTREAM JAZZ / AMERICAN SONGBOOK:
Moonglow (Hudson, DeLange)
They Can’t Take That Away From Me (Gershwin)
Take 5 (Brubeck)
Honeysuckle Rose (Waller)
Oh Lady be Good (Gershwin)
All of Me (Marks)
Autumn Leaves (Kosma)
Mack the Knife (Weill)
Polka Dots and Moonbeams (Van Heusen)
Fly me to the moon
and many more…
Morning Dance (Beckenstein)
Shaker Song (Beckenstein)
Make Me a Memory (Grover Washington Jnr)
This Masquerade (Russell)
Moondance (Van Morrison)
Sunshine of My Life (Wonder)
Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)
Englishman in New York (Sting)
The Look of Love (Bacherach)
Just the Way You Are
My Cheri Amour (Wonder)
Call Me (Aretha Franklin)
Another Star (Wonder)
Here, There and Everywhere (McCartney)
The way we Were (Bergman)
Ain’t no Sunshine (Withers)
Feel Like Makin’ Love (Eugene McDaniels (Roberta Flack))
Lovely Day (Withers)
Your Love is King (Sade)
Killing Me Softly (Fox (Roberta Flack))
Like a Star (Corinne Bailey Rae)
Could it be i’m falling in love
Moon River (Mancini)
Stranger on the Shore (Acker Bilk)
I Wish You Love (Trenet)
La Vie En Rose (Guglielmi)
Flambee Montalbanaise (Viseur)
Theme from the Godfather
Cavatina (Theme from the deer hunter)