The EL Jazz Trio ref: 3009.4
The Band 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.
Photos and recordings are of the Quartet.
|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!!!)|
|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.|
|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.|
|Birthday||This is a belated but very warm "thank you" for your jazz trio's wonderful playing at our 80th Birthday Party. It made the ocasion even more memorable and certainly most enjoyable. We hope that we can repeat it some time. Thank you.|