Silk Street Jazz

Silk Street Jazz

Jazz Band

Silk Street Jazz were formed back in 2003 as a new generation of early jazz band. The ensemble contains today‘s young up-and-coming players, all of whom continue to revitalise the scene with their flair, excitement and enthusiasm. Their ability to acknowledge and reflect on the past but to create a contemporary sound is why it is one of the pre-eminent bands on the scene today. All members are full time London professionals and some of the leading musicians in their field. Silk Street Jazz are building on a fast growing prestigious reputation for being one of the most reliable bands in the UK. Establishing a high level of consumer confidence, the band’s credibility in today’s market is clearly evident from its extensive list of widely recognised and extremely satisfied clientele

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Silk Street Jazz offer many line up variations in order to accommodate all venue sizes, budgets and events.

2 Piece – Clarinet (or) Trumpet (or) Sax (or) Trombone with Banjo (or) Guitar
3 Piece – Clarinet (or) Trumpet (or) Sax (or) Trombone with Banjo (or) Guitar & Sousaphone (or) Bass Sax
4 Piece – Any 2 from Clarinet, Trumpet, Sax, Trombone with Banjo (or) Guitar & Sousaphone (or) Bass Sax
5 Piece – Any 3 from Clarinet, Trumpet, Sax, Trombone with Banjo (or) Guitar & Sousa (or) Bass Sx
6 Piece – Any 4 from Clarinet, Trumpet, Sax, Trombone with Banjo (or) Guitar & Sousa (or) Bass Sx & Drums
7 Piece – Clarinet, Trumpet, Sax, Trombone with Banjo (or) Guitar & Sousa (or) Bass Sax & Drums

The Silk Street 5, 6 & 7-piece bands now include the sound of a fantastic male singer, the perfect ensemble for those wanting the sophisticated sound of the jazz singer to the group. The band also offers music for dancing. In this case, use of the drums is quite important and so we would advise a minimum 4 piece line up consisting of 1 Horn, Banjo, Sousaphone, Drums. More front line instruments can be added to build up the sound.

Silk Street also offers a mobile option and can perform amongst guests and in different areas of the venue. A minimum 2-piece line up of 1 horn, Banjo, Sousaphone is advisable. More front line instruments can be added to create a larger more prominent sound.

The band also have ideal line ups for background music. i.e. 3-piece or 4-pieces offer perfect combinations where swapping the drums in the 4-piece for another horn is advisable. This choice is well suited to Wedding receptions.

For those on a budget but still wanting the ‘big’ sound, the 5-piece ensemble maintains the authentic sound of the Jazz as it uses 3 front line instruments.

The 7-piece or 6-piece band has a large sound so depending on the size of the performance space, this is the perfect ensemble for creating a timeless impression.

PA

The band can provide a 1000W PA system, which includes a microphone for speeches and background CD/iPod music played in the breaks. This PA will cater for small to medium/large sized rooms / marquees of up to 250-300 guests.

Vocalist

The band is available with a male singer option.

Lights

The band can supply a lighting rig at an additional cost.

Public Liability

Silk Street has Public Liability cover to the value of £5 million (certificates can be forwarded on request).

Dress Code

The band is available to perform as pictured, in the standard red waistcoats and boater hats, but also have other outfits available, which include: Dinner Jackets (Black or White Tie), Modern Lounge Suits or Casual. Themed outfits can be catered for on request.

Set List

Suggested Songs

Wedding Entrance
Bridal March (Lohengrin) When My Sugar Walks Down The Street Ain’t She Sweet On The Sunny Side Of The Street Bourbon Street Parade All of Me It Had To Be You I Can’t Give You Anything But Love If I Had You Exactly Like You
Signing of the Register
Sugar (I Call My Baby My Sugar…) What A Wonderful World When My Sugar Walks Down The Street When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans Up A Lazy River Mood Indigo Makin Whoopee Pennies From Heaven Old Fashioned Love If I Had You I’m Confessin’ As Time Goes By Dream A Little Dream Georgia On My Mind
Wedding Exit
When The Saints Go Marching In (see video) Sweet Georgia Brown Ain’t She Sweet All Of Me It Had To Be You Indiana Together Somebody Loves Me Paper Moon Mack The Knife In The Summertime (When The Weather is Fine) Hello Dolly Congratulations Bear Necessities Deed I Do I Can’t Believe You’re In Love With Me Hindustan
Your First Dance
La Vie En Rose Bear Neccessities King of The Swingers It Had To Be You Benny Hill Theme Tune Jeeves & Wooster Theme T

Client List

Venues that the group have performed at include: BMA House, Boodles, Buckingham Palace, Buxted Park Hotel, Claremont Landscape Gardens, Estorick Collection, ExCel Centre, Farnham Maltings, Forde Abbey, Girdlers Hall, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Ham House, Hampton Court Flower Show, Hilton Hotel, Inner Temple, Kew Gardens, Knebworth House, Mall Galleries, Mansion House, Merchant Tailor’s Hall, Natural History Museum, New Zealand House, Nottingham University, Plaisterers Hall, Rembrandt Hotel, Richmond Athletic Rugby Ground, Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Garden Hotel, Royal Holloway, University of London, Royal Horticultural Society Gardens, Royal Society of Arts, St James’ Palace, The Conservatory, The Guiness Brewery, The Hosiptal Club, Tower of London, Waldorf Hotel, London, Warsash Maritime Centre, Wiltons Music Hall…

Clients include: British Petroleum, Cancer Research UK, Conservative Party, European Climate Exchange, Falcon-Chambers, Field of Dreams Music Concerts, Gordon Ramsay, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Hampton Court Flower Show, Hayling Island Jazz Festival, Henley Regatta, Hodson’s Legal, ING Direct, Lord Mayor’s Show, Olympic Torch Relay, PayPoint Ltd, Royale Cuisine, Richmond Athlethic Rugby Club, Royal & Sun Alliance, St Anthony’s Hospital, Tokyo Electron Europe, Topsail, Waverley & Balmoral Excursions, Wedlake Bell, Worshipful Company of Grocers, Worshipful Company of Firefighters, Worshipful Company of Launderers, Zafferano…

Previous VIP’s include: Her Majesty The Queen, Robert Smith (The Cure), Gordon Ramsay, Ray Winstone, Sir Ian Botham, Paul O’Grady & Cilla Black, David Hasslehoff, Eddie Izzard, Ainsley Harriott.

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Testimonials (33)

Gordon Ramsay, Waldorf Hotel, London 
Excellent Music, Thank You
LBS Manchester, Staff Party
You guys must be the best New Orleans band outside of New Orleans!

Rosie Driver
Thank You so much for all the wonderful music on Saturday; you really enhanced the wedding reception.

Sue Amery, Leicestershire
We had an amazing time on the 2nd December 2006 -The Cotton Club theme just came together with the Silk Street Jazz playing the really authentic 20/30s New Orleans Jazz, the dance floor was full all evening. You must book these guys!!! They are the best.

Nicola Trend
Your band was amazing, my feet were tapping all the way through our wedding breakfast! Many of our guests commented on the fabulous music, I’m recommending you to all my friends. Thanks again for adding ambience and excitement to the day.

Amanda McIlwaine, Mrs Mac Ltd
A huge thank you to the quartet who played at Ickworth on Saturday night. They were helpful, courteous, professional and very talented. It was wonderful to watch and listen to them at work. Please pass on our thanks to all four of them. Thank you for also making the booking process so smooth and easy. We look forward to working with you again in the future.

Charlotte Adkin (Bride), London
All I can say is thank you so much for a fantastic performance, you really helped the day go well and everybody commented on the music being fantastic. I will be recommending you to everyone I know so you may get some strange phone calls!

James Coveyduck, CCT Integrated Systems, London
The band was fantastic, completely making the evening for us. It was great to have a fun, young group of talented guys who really seemed to want to be there. I can’t wait to have them back for our next event; I would like to think it could become something of a tradition.

Martin & Gill Ingram, Birthday Party, Oxford
Thank you for performing so well at my wife’s ‘big birthday party’ recently, your excellent music added a great deal to the occasion. It was a long evening and for you to play so many sets with such untiring enthusiasm were itself very impressive. In brief we couldn’t have asked for anything better, and would recommend you to anyone.

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