The EL Jazz Band ref: 3009.1
The Band, in their 4 piece lineup, play jazz inspired by the music of the "classic" interwar years, with a creative energy that has become its hallmark. The band's skill, originality and phenomenal swing have excited audiences in clubs, theatres, dance halls and festivals throughout Europe, including those at the Edinburgh International Jazz Festival.
The musicians are all well known, experienced and highly respected members of their profession. Most of them are also associated with their acclaimed 1920/30s style big band, formed in 1980.
This is a jazz band that can respond quickly to the needs of the moment. Whatever the occasion, the emphasis is on entertainment: the band's good humoured, professional approach to performance has ensured a "user-friendly" reputation.
The music comprises an imaginative repertoire of material, ranging from "hot" up-tempo numbers to haunting ballads and blues; from established classics to less familiar but equally engaging gems: and from New Orleans/Chicago (Armstrong, Oliver, Morton etc.) to Harlem (James P Johnson, Waller, "red" Allen etc.) and beyond - with some surprises and some originals.
The band is proud to have accompanied many distinguished guests, including instrumentalists Digby Fairweather, Marty Grosz and Duncan Swift, and singers Marilyn Middleton Pollock, Juanita Brooks and Maxine Daniels.
|Fund raising event||Just wanted to say what a fantastic night we all had last night, and the band contributed so much to a brilliant atmosphere and all round amazing event. Please pass on our appreciation to the Jazz band we will definitely recommend them to our eventy type friends...we have things like this all the time, so definitely know where to come and look when we need some great entertainment.|
|A wedding at Penrhos Court||The band were excellent & there have been many comments on how good they were... ( in fact, people were enjoying themselves so much that there was a small amount of “bribing” of taxi drivers outside to wait another half hour!!!)|
|Newbury Showground||The band were very professional, played exactly to schedule, and provided some lively background music for our stand. They drew quite a bit of interest from the crowds.|
|Golden Wedding||Just to thank you for helping make our Golden Anniversary, at Keele hall on July 19th, so special. Guests commented on how much they enjoyed your music and so did I. It was just right for the occasion and very, very happy. Many of the people there were friends and family who had come from very far afield and had not seen each other for a long time so everyone was busy talking including myself. I thought the guests would be gone by 11 but they only got around to the dancing then just as it was time to end! Wish I had booked another half hour. You were great. Thank you|
|Wedding||I just wanted to say what a Fab day we had with E L Jazz ... Although they were only with us from 12.30 to 4.30 last Saturday they were amazing and certainly made our Wedding party go with a swing. Everybody said was a fab band they were and what a wonderful chilled out wedding we had. So thank you so much for introducing them to us.|
|Wedding||Just wanted to say thanks for yours and the bands music on Saturday. Many people said how much they enjoyed your music and asked how we found you so we've passed on the details.|
|Wedding||Just a quick message to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You and the band were fantastic and set up such a lovely atmosphere which our guests really enjoyed - we had lots of lovely comments about the Jazz. I was just sorry that I didn't get to hear you play very much!|
|Birthday Party||Just a note to thank you and your band for the wonderfull music you played for us last Saturday. We have had many emails from our friends who love jazz. Our neighbours daughter enjoyed 'playing' with the band so please thank the clarinettist for taking the time to make her evening.|