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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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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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.

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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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Tom Rust

Tom Rust

Tom Rust is the original “Rat Pack Singer”. He was the first to coin this phrase as a way of paying tribute to this particular era of music, however rather than imitate the greats, Tom performs his own interpretations of the songs with his own accessible charm. He has a similar sound to Frank Sinatra, fused with more contemporary vocalists such as Kurt Elling and Jamie Cullum. Tom’s vocal talent was recognised when he won a special award at the Ventnor Jazz Festival. He has performed at all types of parties and venues, right from the helicopter pad on a super yacht in the UAE, to a more intimate charity event in his local pub. Some of his proudest moments have been performing in the VIP suite at the Beijing Olympics, the Bobby Moore Suite at the FA cup final at Wembley and in Monaco for the 2016 Grand Prix. He also sold out at the Royal Albert Hall with his jazz trio at the renowned Ignite series of concerts. In addition to his voice, Tom’s other “instrument” is the Tenor Sax, and he is also an experienced Wedding DJ! Bring all his musical skills together, and you have the complete package. Tom performs as a solo artist or as part of a band. He works with some superbly talented musicians providing various sizes of bands, right up to a 32-piece orchestra. We invite you to contact Funkgurus Entertainment to discuss the best option for your event.

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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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David Tughan

David Tughan

David Tughan is a unique and highly respected Jazz Vocalist - described recently by the UK's Guardian newspaper as "The epitome of cool". David has enjoyed entertaining audiences worldwide from New York to London and from Kuala Lumpur to Qatar. His straight ahead singing style has been compared in national press to classic Jazz icons such as Chet Baker, Frank Sinatra and Mel Tormé, but his approach, while having one foot firmly in the traditions of the classic Jazz singer, is constantly finding ways of exploring the classic songs and making them fresh, innovative and fun. His unique approach to the voice and innovative use of loops, vocal harmony & beat boxing, story telling and comedy, integrates into his live performances with his trio, making his act unique amongst his contemporaries. From large venues like Dublin's RTE National Concert hall to the intimacy of the world famous Ronnie Scott's Jazz club in London, David playfully connects with his audiences delighting them with a spontaneous and innovative approach to Classic Jazz standards that always surprises the listener. David has been singing Jazz professionally for over 20 years. Since training at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, he continues to sing with some of the stars of the Jazz world today at some of the most exclusive venues, Jazz clubs and festivals worldwide. David is available with the following line ups : Solo Jazz singer with High quality Backing tracks; Jazz Duo (Piano or Guitar); Jazz Trio (Piano or Guitar plus Double Bass); Jazz Quartet (Piano or Guitar, Double Bass plus drums); Jazz Quintet (Piano or Guitar, Double Bass, drums plus Sax); Jazz Septet (Piano or Guitar, Double Bass drums plus Sax and trumpet); Jazz Big band (16 piece jazz orchestra).

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