JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, SWING & BIG BAND


Create the right mood for your guests, with relaxed & sophisticated Jazz, Soul, Funk, Big Band and Swing performers. We have the best jazz duos, trios, quartets, quintets, swing bands, premium soloists and crooners for your events & residencies.

This is just a sample selection of our available performers. Please contact us for full access to our roster.

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Muted Affair

Muted Affair

Muted Affair is a London-based jazz trio offering an exciting take on the classic tunes known and loved by jazz lovers across the world. The trio consists of vocalist, Nadine Assam, guitarist Charlie Gordon and Jack Blakey on trumpet. It plays in a variety of styles that can be adapted to clients’ preferences and with the addition of guitar pedals, creates a distinctive and rich sound which melds twentieth century jazz classics with their unique style. The trio has played at venues such as the Royal Academy of Arts, the Natural History Museum and ArcelorMittal Orbit and are perfect for different types of private & corporate events including weddings, product launches, restaurants and jazz club shows. As well as playing as a trio, Jack and Charlie also work regularly as a duo. This combo of trumpet and guitar can provide ambient music at smaller locations or more intimate venues. Funkgurus are pleased to represent Muted Affair to International event and residency clients.

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Espresso Doppio

Espresso Doppio

Espresso Doppio is an exciting and vibrant acoustic jazz/swing duo exploring famous songs of the Italian jazz-folk-pop repertoire. Thanks to the natural musical and on-stage chemistry between Giuseppe and Luigi, the duo delivers an authentic and genuine Italian vibe, adding a very personal touch to the arrangements of the songs. The duo’s repertoire ranges from the best Italian folk pop songs to International classics, arranged in a gypsy-jazz and swing style. Giuseppe Antonacci (Lead Vocal, Guitar) is an Italian songwriter who sings and plays guitar. Exploring every kind of music, he is curious and hungry for art & poetry with a repertoire ranging from jazz to folk. Luigi Leoni (Lead Guitar) is an Italian professional guitarist. As a graduate of Saint Louis College of Music in Rome, he has played at the most prestigious venues of the Italian Capital, which included opening for Mr. BB King himself. From 2013 until 2018 he performed aboard the biggest cruise ships in the world, performing everything from Broadway shows like Mamma Mia, Grease & Hairspray and playing in resident Jazz big bands. Espresso Doppio are perfect for International events where an authentic and vibrant atmosphere with audience participation is desired. Espresso Doppio is also available in larger ensembles ; Trio with pianist / Quartet with piano and violin / Quintet with drums, double bass & piano / Sextet with drums, double bass, piano & violin.

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Diamond Skyline Orchestra

Diamond Skyline Orchestra

The Diamond Skyline Orchestra is one of the UK's premiere jazz, swing and big bands. With music from 1920 to 2020, versatility is key with this group as they offer classy jazz/swing & big band options and also a rip-roaring party band, with many clients choosing both for their events. Known for their super-slick dance moves and stunning choreography, DSO give you an unforgettable show that your guests will rave about for weeks to come. Performed by London's finest professional musicians who have worked with the likes of James Brown, Michael Bublé, Earth Wind & Fire, Jocelyn Brown, Bette Midler, Rod Stewart, Amy Winehouse and more, DSO are perfect for corporate events & awards ceremonies. We are able to offer a DSO bespoke package, tailored to your needs so you do not need to deal with multiple acts for reception, dinner and after party music. The swing revival is here and becoming more popular by the day. The DSO smaller background Jazz Band or 8-12 piece Swing Band offer style and sophistication. If you want class, then this is the line-up for you. The DSO 19-piece Big Band combines the sounds of Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra and The Rat Pack into one unforgettable show. Simply put - no other band in the country can do what they do.

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G-FUNK

G-FUNK

Firmly established as one of the best Soul, Blues, Rock and Funk bands on the circuit, G-FUNK presents an unmissable chance to see world class musicians cut loose and play a selection of classic tunes. G-FUNK is a truly amazing band and features Acoustic Alchemy star, Gibson Guitarist of the Year and Grammy Nominee Miles Gilderdale, the brilliant Fred White from Acoustic Alchemy on keys and the amazing US session stars, brothers Gary and Greg Grainger on bass & drums. The Grainger Brothers’ talent and prowess in the world of music and rhythm is unparalleled. Between the two of them, Gary Grainger on bass and Greg on drums have recorded or performed with the likes of Whitney Houston and John Scofield and together opened up for Earth Wind And Fire while on tour with their band, Pockets, all while keeping their musical roots and strong brotherhood bond at the forefront of their work. G-FUNK combines the skills of these amazing musicians into sell out show at every venue – including their annual Christmas residency at London Soho’s exclusive Pizza Express Jazz Club, which often sees them feature special guests such as sax stars Snake Davis, Jessy J and Jeff Kashiwa to name but a few. Over the years G-FUNK band members have worked with Acoustic Alchemy, Ben E. King, Ronnie Wood, Jools Holland, Whitney Houston, Earth Wind & Fire, Lonnie Liston Smith, John Schofield, Maysa, Pure Soul, Nancy Wilson, Dennis Chambers, George Duke, Eric Marienthal, Slim Man, and Nelson Rangell to name but a few, which in part explains why they are so damn good! Funkgurus are proud to represent G-FUNK to international festival bookers and event organisers looking for a quality act with absolute credibility.

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Hetty and the Jazzato Band

Hetty and the Jazzato Band

Hetty and the Jazzato Band are an Anglo-Italian Jazz Band with a unique sound that brings to their audiences a taste of la dolce vita with their modern twist on; vintage, classic Italian songs, gypsy jazz, swing and jazz standards in Italian and English. Let the band take you on a Vespa ride back to retro bella Italia with a mix of Italian swing favourites like 'Volare' and 'That’s Amore' intertwined with rustic Roman Stornelli, romantic Neapolitan ballads, enticing bossa nova and samba rhythms along with foot-tapping rock 'n' roll and boogie-woogie. Hetty and the Jazzato Band is regularly invited to perform at special events in Italy (Portofino, Pisa, Agrigento, Lake Garda, Gallipoli, Taormina, and Florence, a private party onboard a superyacht in Portovenere to name a few). This year they also performed at international Jazz and World music festivals in Greece, Bulgaria and the Ukraine and the Henley Jazz Festival in the UK. Hetty and the Jazzato Band have also been invited to perform at Moscow Performing Arts center (May 2020) and Open Air Jazz and Blues Festival Valcea in Romania (July 2020). Hetty and the Jazzato Band have performed at events at some of the UK's historical landmarks and most prestigious venues such as the Her Majesty's The Tower of London, The Royal Albert Hall, Hever Castle, The Royal Academy of Art, The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Shard, The Gherkin, The St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London, The Dorchester Hotel and One Whitehall Place.

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Snake Davis

Snake Davis

Snake Davis is one of the most in-demand rock jazz and soul sax players in the world, widely known for his solos on tracks such as Lisa Stansfield’s “Change”; M-People’s “Search For A Hero” and “Moving On Up”; and Take That’s “Million Love Songs”. He has played and recorded with artists ranging from James Brown, Tina Turner and Paul McCartney to The Eurythmics and Amy Winehouse. He is a saxophonist of almost unparalleled gifts who has played with the best in the business through a career spanning three decades. To date, Snake Davis has recorded on more than 400 tracks for over 60 artists and the list keeps growing. That’s not even counting all of the live performances! More recently Snake featured on Klingande's Number 1 dance chart hit 'Jubel' - a huge dance tune across the world. The hugely popular Snake Davis Classic Sax Solos touring band is now in its third year and see’s Snake Davis step into a 5 piece band performing a myriad of classics, including Baker Street, Careless Whisper, Still Crazy after all these Years, Respect, Yakety Yak, and his own solos from Million Love Songs, Moving on Up, Search for the Hero, and Lisa Stansfields "Change". What’s more, he also tells you a bit more about them, fascinating facts and insights into the music we already love. Imagine a room full of the saxophone greats; Junior Walker, King Curtis, Clarence Clemmons, Charlie Parker, Michael Brecker and more. Snake can deliver them all; challenging – yes, but he completely nails it. Sultry sax, searing sax, screaming sax, sexy sax, soulful sax, this show has it all. Snake is also available with:- The Snake Davis Trio - teaming up with long time cohort and best buddy Johnny Thirkell and their mutual friend, guitarist Mark Creswell, for an evening of gorgeous mellow music infused with jazz soul and pop. The Snake Davis & Gareth Moulton Duo - Snake teams up with long time cohort and best buddy Gareth Moulton from Cutting Crew & Wang Chung for an evening of gorgeous mellow music infused with pop, rock, jazz and soul.

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