Open Mic Jazz
Here’s an idea to make your party stand out. A band that brings live band karaoke (‘jazzaoke’?) to your event. Is there going to be a Karaoke King of Swing at your event who fancies himself as another Sinatra or Buble? Or a Karaoke Queen who’s a fan of Ella Fitzgerald’s and Amy Winehouse’s Jazz and Blues stylings?
With a crack shot band, ace crooner Mister PC will perform his own inimitable choice of Great American Songbook tunes with some World Jazz selections (ie. non-US jazz styles) - and then open up the mic to host audience members joining in the fun- singing or playing any one of the songs from the band’s 1000-plus repertoire. Check Mister PC & Friends in Open Mic Jazz action here.
World Jazz acts that play Latin Jazz can be mainly divided into those that fuse jazz with salsa and those that fuse jazz with samba. One great example is ‘Los Cariocas’ a terrific group of London-based Brazilian musicians and singers who play genuine Brazilian Samba-Jazz and Bossa Nova and sing in their native Portuguese.
The music of great songwriters such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Jorge Ben is internationally famous as are Braziian performers such as Sergio Mendes, Astrud Gilberto and Gilberto Gil. Los Cariocas pay tribute to their rich cultural heritage using conventional Western instruments alongside typical Brazilian folk instruments such as the Cavaquinho, the Berimbau and the Cuica to produce their exciting and authentic sound. See and hear them play some great Latin Jazz here.
We have several World Jazz bands that share both Caribbean and jazz influences in their musical style. ‘Island Breeze’ is a great guitar and steel pan duo whose quality can be witnessed here. ‘Cantaloupe Island’ is a bigger band that specialises in jazz using authentic Caribbean-flavoured rhythms like reggae and the more Latin-flavoured calypso with funk to play the very coolest smooth tropical jazz.
Whatever sized packages you prefer for your party we can provide you with a line-up that best suits your event. Be it required for a sophisticated background set or a lively dance set, we will provide the right Caribbean Jazz band playing music that will leave your guests impressed with your eclectic choice!