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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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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The Croft & Mullen Duo

The Croft & Mullen Duo

The Croft & Mullen Duo features the talents of phenomenally gifted singer Rachel Croft and the brilliant pianist Karl Mullen. Together as the Croft &Mullen Duo, Karl and Rachel have established themselves on the UK Jazz scene, with residencies at the finest hotels and best jazz venues. They can also be joined by some of the most talented jazz musicians around to form the Croft & Mullen Band for those events requiring a more comprehensive sound. The core of the duo’s repertoire is the very best jazz, blues and soul. Well known hits as well as lesser known but brilliant songs (that they think just aren't played enough), by the likes of Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Dina Washington and Ella Fitzgerald all play a part in the set. The Croft & Mullen Duo are available through Funkgurus for corporate & private events and medium term International residencies.

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Girls on Fire

Girls on Fire

Girls on Fire is a trio of extraordinary contemporary female vocalists from Poland. Their act is distinguished by magnetism, stage charisma and live performances that combine dynamics, temperament, energy & sensitivity. As finalists of the third edition of the X Factor, Girls on Fire compose and perform at concerts, festivals, clubs and corporate events all over Europe. Either appearing as a trio, or with their live backing band, Girls on Fire bring the heat to each and every event. Funkgurus offer the following Girls on Fire Shows :- Girls on Fire take you on a journey through the best contemporary music with a performance that is changeable, dynamic, full of energy and most definitely surprising! The girl’s main live show is pure unforgettable fun, during which they perform their own compositions as well as well-known hits & arrangements - a completely new, feminine sound with a triple power! The repertoire is perfect for outdoor concerts as well as corporate events . The Girls ‘Glamour’ show is a collection of well-known jazz standards, such as ‘Georgia On My Mind & ‘Fever, as well as songs from the repertoire of contemporary performers such as Michael Jackson, Adele and Beyoncé. Sophisticated music that will satisfy demanding audiences and performed live by the girl’s superb live band. The ‘Swing & Gipsy’ option is a collection of known standards and contemporary gipsy and swing pop hits. Songs inspired by artists such as The Andrew Sisters and The Puppini Sisters. Whichever option you choose, G.O.F. always deliver - amazing energy and original arrangements go to make an unforgettable evening.

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Shari John-Jules

Shari John-Jules

Shari John-Jules is an experienced and sophisticated vocalist from the United Kingdom. As a singer-songwriter performing songs with a variety of high quality bands, she is available as a solo vocalist with backing tracks, as part of her duo with either piano, guitar or sax, or in her trio, with sax, guitar or double bass and even as a quartet or quintet with the addition of drums. Shari’s repertoire includes many of the great American Song Book Jazz Standards and a variety of greats from the Blues, Funk and Soul genres for dining, dancing or entertainment. Performed with a simultaneously deep, smooth and raw vocal, Shari digs down for the truth and reaches high for hope with smooth and brilliant jazz music to suit any mood or occasion. Whether it's for dining, dancing or simply entertainment, Shari John-Jules will perform with an extra special touch that brings panache and style to every live performance. Shari is available as a solo vocalist with backing tracks or as part of her duo with with either guitarist, pianist/keyboardist or saxophonist. Funkgurus are pleased to represent Shari to both UK and International clients for events and residency contracts.

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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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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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