We have a broad repertoire including jazz from the 1920s & 1930s, French chansons, latin jazz, trad & New Orleans Jazz, The Great American Songbook, Hot Club Swing
We play tunes by George Gershwin, Benny Goodman. Cole Porter, Edith Piaf, The Beatles, Charlie Parker, Stevie Wonder, John Coltrane, Jacques Brel, Django Reinhardt, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Fats Waller, Georges Brassens, Sidney Bechet, Irving Berlin, Acker Bilk to name but a few
If you would like a particular type of music for your event, we can bias our choice of songs in that direction
Book the band directly from us, the musicians and avoid agency fees.
We live in Devon and play mostly in Dorset, Devon, and Somerset. We love to travel to other parts of the country and abroad too.
Depending on how many musicians you book, the instruments of the orchestra, in order of appearance, are usually
Max's French Café Music
Our other French band Projet Brassens (same people, different repertoire) specialises in the music of the great French singer/songwriter/poet Georges Brassens. Projet Brassens has it's own website with video of the band in concert and lots of information about Georges Brassens.
We like to make use of this to present a varied program with a lot of contrasts, which can help create interest and hold the listeners attention.
We also have about a dozen special Themed Jazz Programs, suitable for festivals, arts centres, village halls, restaurants & jazz clubs.
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