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Body And Soul Jazz

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Mac The Knife

I Wish I Knew

Body and Soul are a highly experienced, professional function jazz band, based in Suffolk. For dances they play a lively selection of "rat pack" swing mixed with funk and pop classics from the last 50 years right up to the present.

Their strong male & female vocals, along with a soulful saxophone and a tight rhythm section: (keyboard - bass - drums) forms an irresistible combination which nearly always gets everyone up on the floor. When background jazz is called for, they present the classic piano quartet, trio, duo or a solo pianist. They can perform with or without vocals . The line-up is brim full of talent and energy, with a repertoire of hundreds of songs.

Whether you want well loved jazz standards, lively swing, cool funk, blues, hot Latin numbers or pop, Body and Soul will play it. Whether you want a sophisticated, instrumental sound in the background to dine or sip cocktails to, or vocal jazz to enjoy listening to, or something more lively to dance to, you can be sure of first class entertainment with Body and Soul.

Body and Soul jazz have been providing just the right sound for corporate events, weddings, dinners, parties, and outdoor events of all kinds for nearly ten years.

Their songlist is extensive - nearly 300 songs and ever growing, but if your particular special song or songs are not on it, just tell them and they will be happy to learn them for you.

Female singer/pianist: Anne Burton is a highly experienced performer who has played in all sorts of groups and released several CD's. Her singing voice has been compared to that of Laurel Masse of Manhattan Transfer. She has been performing professionally for over 10 years.

Sax player (Tenor, alto & soprano): Ross Bradbury has been a pro for over 25 years and has played all sorts of venues from theatres and ships to the Royal Albert hall, both as an ensemble player and as the featured soloist.

Male singer: Bob Dellar has a big powerful, bluesy voice with plenty of grit, and is absolutely full of energy. Years of fronting London rock bands have given him bags of stage presence. As well as this, he can sound smooth as velvet. He loves rat pack music and really swings!

Bass: Rob Palmer is without doubt an absolutely top class bass player. He has played international jazz festivals from Brecon to Vienne and has had his work played on national radio and television.
Drums: Keith Virley has provided backing for many top British and American recording artists who guested at the Ipswich jazz club over the years. He had decades of experience and masses of energy.
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Song List

  • Summertime
  • Mas Que Nada
  • Moondance
  • Girl From Ipanema
  • Mac The Knife
  • Glen Miller Medley
  • All Blues
  • James Bond Medley
  • Georgia On My Mind
  • A Night In Tunisia
  • You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
  • The Shadow Of Your Smile
  • Killing Me Softly
  • Knock On Wood
  • Glen Miller Medley
  • Beyond The Sea
  • Swing Medley
  • Mac The Knife
  • Perfect
  • Rock Around The Clock
  • It's Raining Men
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off You
  • Lets Twist Again
  • Proud Mary
  • My Girl
  • In The Midnight Hour
  • Crazy (gnarls Barklay)
  • Everything (michael Buble)
  • What A Feeling
  • I Wish
  • Sway
  • Beatles Medley
  • Superstition
  • Mas Que Nada
  • Day Tripper
  • Moon River
  • Tequila
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
  • Moondance
  • Grease Medley
  • Walking On Sunshine
  • I Get The Sweetest Feeling
  • Hi Ho Silver Lining
  • I Wanna Be Like You
  • I Got You
  • Abba Medley
  • New York, New York
  • Knock On Wood
  • Tragedy
  • Mustang Sally
  • Nights In White Satin
  • And Many More!

Previous Clients

  • Nwes Property Services Ltd. Launches: Ip-city Centre, Leiston Enterprise Centre, Henderson Business Centre
  • Haven Ports Yacht Club
  • Haverhill Town Council
  • Bildeston Crown
  • Raf Mildenhall
  • Westacre River Studios
  • Addenbrooks Hospital
  • Ramada Hotel
  • And Many More!

Testimonials

"Thank you all 1000 times for making our evening so special and memorable."

"Everyone very much enjoyed your set which really did make the day."

"Many thanks...for providing such varied and enjoyable music."

"...set just the right atmosphere."

"You really did us proud!"

Many Thanks to all of you for Friday, the music was excellent and we had a lot of good comments from People saying how nice the music was. Many Thanks again it really was lovely to have you play at our event.
- Charlene Greenwood (NWES - Leiston enterprise centre)

Hello Anne,
Just wanted to say thanks again to you and the rest of band for your performance on Saturday. My parents thoroughly enjoyed the music and all that I have spoken to have commented on how it made the evening.
- All the best.
James (Jeffries)

Dear Anne and all of Body and Soul! Thank you so much for the great music you made for us at our wedding - the guests are stilll talking about it! Enclosed are a couple of pics taken by my entuusiastic nephews! Our first dance was wonderful - you really made our day. Thanks again
- Hannah & Joe (Mr. & Mrs. O'Sullivan)

Dear Mr Virley, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the band for playing at our wedding. We had a truly memorable day. We thought your band was outstanding. Many of our guests commented on how lovely it all was. We were very pleased with the songs played and the professionalism. So thanks again Kind regards
- Andrea and Matthew Norris

Dear Anne,
Just a quick note to thank you and the band for performing at our party on Saturday. You mananged to provide exactly the right balance of ambience and entertainment...just what we were looking for. We, and a number of our guests now have you firmly on the list for future events...! Best wishes
- Ken & Lana Dowling

Dear All, I wanted to thank you all for coming out to play at Blackbourne View in Ixworth on October 26th. The Autumn Ball was a Huge success and was enjoyed by over fifty of the tenants and their families. You sounded great as a band and the requests went down very well. There has been nothing but praise for a very successful event. Thank you again for helping to make it such a good evening. If we hold a similar event next summer we would like to welcome you all back. Kind Regards,
- Danielle Fayers
Activities Co-ordinator

Set Format

Body and Soul Jazz Offer:

2 x 60 Minute Sets
Or
2 x 45 Minute Sets