Pastiche Jazz Band
Pastiche Band are a London based jazz band for hire. Pastiche Band are available for hire for weddings, parties or corporate functions. We can vary the size of the ensemble to suit the occasion and the budget.
Pastiche Live Jazz Band can be:
- a duo: piano and guitar
- a trio: piano, guitar/male vocal and female vocal.
- A bigger band: piano, guitar/male vocal, female vocal, double bass, drums and any combination of horns.
Pastiche Jazz Band play cool, melodic dinner jazz and songs from the Great American Songbook. The Great American Songbook comprises standard songs from the 1920s to 1950s. Notable songs are by composers such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers and Irving Berlin.
Pastiche jazz band play popular songs like Summertime, Autumn Leaves, Cheek to Cheek, Everytime We Say Good-bye, My Baby Just Cares for Me, My Funny Valentine, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, What a Wonderful World, We Have All the Time in the World. Ella Fitzgerald and Eva Cassidy to Louis Armstrong and Dean Martin.
Pastiche jazz band are regularly hired to play for weddings, garden parties and corporate functions in and around London and the South East.
Pastiche have played for Summer Fairs and garden parties as a jazz trio in those pleasant gardens in South-West London creating a pleasant backdrop on a sunny afternoon.
We have also played on numerous occasions for ballroom dances at The Ritz Ballroom.
Pastiche Band can provide a full jazz band; singer, guitar, piano, bass, drums, saxophone, trumpet and trombone. Depending on availability we use Steve Gregory on Sax. Steve played THAT sax line on George Michael’s Careless Whisper – ‘nuff said!
Some of our regular players in the Pastiche Band horn section include:
Neil Sidwell, Trombone;
Neil has played with Robbie Williams, Tom Jones, Blur, Elton John, George Michael, David Gray, Kate Bush, The Waterboys, Wet Wet Wet, Curiosity Killed The Cat, Deacon Blue, Wham, Carmel, Ian Drury, The Three Degrees, Incognito and The Duke Ellington Orchestra...
... and the list just keeps growing...
Steve Gregory, Saxophone:
He has played with Alan Price, Screaming Jay Hawkins, The Rolling Stones (on Honky Tonk Woman), Fleetwood Mac, Georgie Fame, Geno Washington, Ginger Baker's Air Force, Gonzalez, Linda Lewis, George Michael (He played the legendary sax line on Careless Whisper), Chris Rea, Alison Moyet, Freddie King, Maxi Priest, China Crisis, and Amazulu, Wet Wet Wet, Van Morrison.
Raul D’Olivera, Trumpet:
Raul has played with Elton John, The Blues Band, Mica Paris, The Proclaimers, Gary Moore, Joe Jackson, Colin Hay, Joan Armatrading, Mike Oldfield.
Check out Raul D'Olivera in action:
Master Trumpeter Raul D'Oliveira