We love the Festival of Chichester. Jazz Smugglers have become one of the famous FESTIVAL BANDS in SUSSEX. The JAZZ SMUGGLERS EVENTS are all different. Sometimes the music is full of Gershwin and Cole Porter. At other times we are playing songs loved by Jazz Club patrons.
Live jazz bands in Sussex The website for jazz enthusiasts. See the gigs Jazz Smugglers band is planning for the 2017 Festival of Chichester
THE BRILLIANCE OF THIS MUSIC
JAZZ FUNK MILES DAVIS
KIDS HAVING FUN JAMIE CULLEM
We play mainly in CHICHESTER, WEST SUSSEX, which is close to BOGNOR for LIVE JAZZ, but we also work as a live JAZZ BAND in WORTHING, and as a JAZZ BAND in PORTSMOUTH, There are not many JAZZ BANDS IN CHICHESTER, there are one or two live BANDS IN BOGNOR, more BANDS IN WORTHING and even more BANDS IN PORTSMOUTH.
There are many JAZZ BANDS IN EAST SUSSEX but far fewer JAZZ BANDS IN WEST SUSSEX. If you want soft romantic music for WEDDING RECEPTIONS SUSSEX. or a LIVE JAZZ TRIO at your WEDDING or PRIVATE PARTY as background music book us please.
JEROME KERN HATED JAZZ
But we are going to play him anyway, 'cos we love his songs
His tunes such as "All the Things you Are" have become jazz standards, they have lasted for eight decades. Jerome Kern was one of the most prolific theatre music writers ever. He introduced 4/4 rhythms, he was one of the pioneers of syncopation which led to jazz, and he used jazz progressions, but he hated it when jazz musicians played his songs with all their improvisations. Yet he was born as long ago as 1885.
The Sussex band, Jazz Smugglers, played his songs, in the Chichester Festivities on Saturday July 7th at Hillier Garden Centre, between Fishbourne and Bosham, A259.
The septet has sax, trumpet, guitar, keys, bass and drums with Maria Ball vocals will be playing their new show called "Jazz Smugglers Play Gershwin and Friends" based on some of the loveliest jazz standards ever
There will be a bit of background chat about each of the composers who will include Cole Porter,"Just one of those things" George Gershwin, "Summertime", Richard Rodgers, "My Funny Valentine" and Duke Ellington "Caravan", with a lyricist added in for good measure, Johnny Mercer, "I thought about you"
The full song list is:
A foggy day in London Town
All the things you are - Kern
But not for me - Gershwin
Caravan - Ellington
I can't get started - Porter
I get a kick out of you - Porter
I thought about you - Mercer
I'll remember you - Mercer
Isn't it romantic - Rodgers
Lover - Rodgers
Gorgeous compositions - show songs - sell out audiences
The famous JAZZ SMUGGLERS
Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers, Duke Ellington
This jazz show was launched at the Brighton Festival in May 2012. The Brighton Festival is the biggest in the country, after Edinburgh
Since then the show has played to communities all over Sussex such as the famous Brighton Festival below
Ours is a Gershwin tribute band, sometimes called a Gershwin cover band. This is a live Gershwin tribute band, based in Sussex, a cover band available for hire
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