The French Jazz Collective - Vintage Jazz Band

This London-based jazz band deliver a mix of classic American jazz, French, and Latin music. With their vintage classy look, they will transport you from a 20′s American speakeasy or a Parisian Cafe one minute, to the streets of Napoli the next.

Sultry female vocals which recall the sounds of Julie London, Edith Piaf and Eva Cassidy interspersed with enchanting violin playing and the band’s versatile style.

They were also chosen to perform at the Eiffel Tower in Paris for the promotion of the movie ‘Freedom’, event which was broadcast on the French National News. Their professionalism and dedication has also allowed them to perform for celebrities such as Nicole Scherzinger, Sir Tony Robinson, Harry Redknapp, Dave Robinson, Ruby Wax, Paul Merson, Chris Kamara, Tameka Empson and Niall Quinn.

Formed in early 2013, they have been performing as a duo, trio, quartet or quintet in many jazz venues, hotels, functions and weddings in London and the UK including:

  • The Royal Albert Hall 
  • Verdi Boisdale
  • John Lewis
  • Brasserie Zédel
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Café Rouge
  • City Cruises
  • Cain Manor
  • Habitat
  • Brasserie Toulouse-Lautrec
  • The Gore Hotel
  • Coya Restaurant
  • Langan’s Brasserie
  • The Quecumbar
  • The Morton’s Club Mayfair
  • The Four Seasons Hotel
  • The Hilton Hotel

“Great guitarist with Edith Piaf style vocals. It was great!” Dave Robinson, former manager of Jimi Hendrix, Madness and Elvis Costello (Stiff Records)

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The French Jazz Collective - Vintage Jazz Band Repertoire

American Jazz/Traditional (medium/up tempo)

 

  • New York New York
  • Somewhere Beyond the Sea
  • Come fly with me
  • Lady Is a Tramp
  • How high the Moon
  • Night and day
  • Softly as the morning sunrise
  • My baby just cares for me
  • L-O-V-E
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • All of me
  • Fly me to the moon
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin
  • Cheek To Cheek
  • Have You Met Miss Jones
  • Autumn leaves

 

Ballads

  • Body and soul
  • Cry me a river
  • My funny valentine
  • Dream a Little Dream
  • I Fall In Love Too Easily
  • What a Wonderful World
  • At last
  • Round Midnight

French

  • La vie en rose
  • Sympathique
  • Que reste-t’il de nos amours?

Latin

  • Corcovado
  • The girl from Ipanema
  • Sway
  • Piensa en mi
  • Besame Mucho
  • Quizás

Italian

  • Via con me
  • Tu vuo fa l'Americano

Pop Interpretations 

  • Valerie
  • Isn't She Lovely
  • Black hole sun
  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
  • Every Breath You Take
  • Make You Feel My Love
  • Don’t Know Why
  • Ain’t No Sunshine
  • New Soul

Blues

  • Loverman
  • Summertime

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This Act's Average Star Rating

The group were great. Weather was kind to us so they were able to play outside. The group created just the right atmosphere for the pre-meal drinks and lots of our guests commented on how good the group were.

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They're absolutely wonderful, I would book them for any event. Everyone just falls in love with them, they're a revelation!

Micky Pallant, promoter and master of ceremonies,

A very confident, professional band that has performed on City Cruises river lights. Reliable when called for work and excellent performance skills.

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Thank you for a fabulous performance. You really made the night special. Hopefully we'll be lucky enough to have you with us for our next event too!

Serena Pacifico, Events Co-ordinator at The Gore and The Pelham Hotels.,

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