RoryJazz

Jazz, Swing, Solo, Duo1
Price from £1,493
Location: Greater London

RoryJazz is available solo or appearing with a band for events (private / corporate), festivals, weddings, parties, promotional work or residencies. RoryJazz offers a flexible range of lineups and repertoire, and can adapt presentation, requests, set and timings to suit your requirements, to ensure a successful, enjoyable and memorable event. RoryJazz can be booked either as a saxophonist appearing with a band / backing track, or as a pianist / vocalist performing with a band or solo.

Biography

RoryJazz is a London-based saxophonist, pianist & music producer with a background in jazz and improvised music.

Raised in Stroud, south west England, Rory was brought up on a diet of Celtic folk, musical theatre and jazz. He wrote his first songs aged seven, took up the piano aged nine, alto saxophone aged eleven, clarinet aged sixteen, tenor & soprano saxophone aged sixteen and flute aged eighteen.

Rory studied saxophone at the Royal Northern College of Music with Rob Buckland, Andy Scott, Mike Hall and Julian Arguelles as the second recipient of the Martyn Edwards Scholarship for Jazz. During this time, Rory performed with the Royal Northern College of Music Big Band, appearing with Chris Potter, Pete Long, Norma Winstone and Johnny Dankworth, and attending masterclasses with Andy Sheppard and Bob Mintzer.

After graduating with distinction in 2009, Rory enjoys a busy career performing and recording with his own projects and as a freelance musician, appearing at events (private & corporate) festivals and venues throughout the UK.

Rory has worked in a variety of fields ranging from big bands and contemporary music groups to DJ's, jazz and world music ensembles, party bands and musical theatre productions to promotional and media work, studio sessions and saxophonic / symphonic wind orchestras and quartets. Highlights include entertaining the athletes at the London 2012 Olympic Games and appearing onstage in a production of The Blues Brothers: A Musical Tribute at the Arts Theatre in London's West End.

Rory has appeared at jazz clubs such as Band on the Wall, Matt & Phred's and The Hideaway Streatham. He has also played frequently at some of the big hotels such as the Hilton, Midland and Radisson, Manchester and Liverpool international airports and numerous stately homes and country estates for events (private & corporate), weddings and parties, and also being engaged by PR companies such as Blackjack Promotions and The Little Big Voice.

BOOKING OPTIONS

RoryJazz is available as a 1-4 piece band or larger, depending on your budget and venue capacity.

04-piece
1 x Saxophone
1 x Piano OR Guitar
1 x Bass
1 x Kit OR Cajon

03-piece
1 x Saxophone
1 x Piano OR Guitar
1 x Bass OR Cajon OR Kit

02-piece
1 x Saxophone
1 x Piano OR Guitar

01-piece
1 x Saxophone
+ opt. backing tracks

Saxophone
With the saxophone-based lineups, the client can choose either a straight-ahead ‘Jazz setup’ (with piano and kit) or an acoustic ‘Bossa Nova setup’ (with guitar and cajon). The client can also specify saxophones (alto, soprano, tenor) and optional vocals, flute and clarinet, creating a bespoke lineup to suit the nature of the occasion. Additionally, RoryJazz can offer iPod music between sets and a full suite of backing tracks (including custom-made backing tracks) to further enhance the occasion.

Piano
Piano-based lineups are also available with bass, percussion and guest vocalists / horns if required.

Song Requests
RoryJazz offers song requests. Check out the Set List below for a list of possible songs.
If the song is on the playlist, request is FREE.
If the song is not on the playlist, request costs extra.

The Secret Saxophonist
RoryJazz now offers "The Secret Saxophonist" service as part of the requests package. With over 5 years background in hospitality & leisure working weddings as a conference and banqueting attendant at Stonehouse Court Hotel to pay off his student debts, Rory can pose either as a waiter / barman or as a regular guest, and surprise and delight the person(s) of choosing when they least expect it with an impromptu saxophone performance to open the set. Perfect for weddings, engagements and birthday parties, "The Secret Saxophonist" includes 1 song request performed from memory with backing track, and an experienced helping hand at the event where required.

Equipment
RoryJazz plays Yamaha saxophones and Korg piano, and provides Mackie SRM 150 for 1-2 piece engagements, Yamaha 300W PA system for 3-6 piece engagements and Yamaha 2200W PA system plus monitoring for larger lineups.

CHECK LIST

• 250+ strong repertoire covering a range of styles spanning Jazz, Latin, Popular & World music plus original songs.
• Available with a flexible range of guests (vocalists / horns)
• Based in London and the South-East but travels UK-wide with discounts offered for Manchester and the North-West.
• Excellent value for money
• Fluent improviser and able to replicate songs by ear on demand
• Offering a wide catalogue of backing tracks, with custom backing tracks also available
• Over 20 brilliant testimonials from some of the UK's top venues and clients
• Special request songs learned, at short notice if required
• Saxophone (alto, soprano, tenor) and reeds (flute, clarinet) available
• Vocals available in three languages (English, Spanish and Portuguese)
• Young, talented professional musicians

FEES

Please note that the fees listed here are taken from the quick quotes guides, and are purely pessimistic:
• for the highest possible mileage per zone (inclusive of transport, subsistence and sound provision)
• for the shortest possible notice period
These are always listed initially to cover for all eventualities. Actual quotes will ALWAYS be lower. Please request a quotation.

To request a quotation, you only need to provide 1) event date, and 2) venue postcode. You will receive a list of quotes for all lineups, with breakdowns clearly delineating where further discounts can be made on specification. If in doubt, please just ask.

Please note that these are the full rates; discounts are available for early bird / advance bookings, depending on the notice period: the earlier you book, the more you save.

Set List

Jazz / Popular

Charlie Parker
Billie's Bounce
Blues For Alice
Confirmation
Dewey Square
Donna Lee
My Little Suede Shoes
Now's The Time
Ornithology
Yardbird Suite

Cole Porter
All Of You
Begin The Beguine
I Get A Kick Out Of You
I've Got You Under My Skin
It's Alright With Me
Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)
Love For Sale
What Is This Thing Called Love?
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To

Dave Brubeck
In Your Own Sweet Way
Take Five

Duke Ellington
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing

Freddie Hubbard
Little Sunflower
Red Clay

George Gershwin
But Not For Me
Embraceable You
Fascinating Rhythm
Foggy Day
I Got Rhythm
It Ain't Necessarily So
Our Love Is Here To Stay
S'Wonderful
Someone To Watch Over Me
Summertime
They Can't Take That Away From Me
Somebody Loves Me

Harold Arlen
Out Of This World
Over The Rainbow
It's Only A Paper Moon

Harry Warren
The More I See You
There Will Never Be Another You

Henry Mancini & Johnny Mercer
Charade
Days Of Wine And Roses
Moon River

Herbie Hancock
Cantaloupe Island
Watermelon Man

Hoagy Carmichael
Georgia On My Mind
The Nearness Of You

Horace Silver
Nica's Dream
Sister Sadie
Song For My Father

Jerome Kern
All The Things You Are
Pick Yourself Up
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Jimmy Van Heusen
Ain't That A Kick In The Head
But Beautiful
Come Fly With Me
It Could Happen To You
I Thought About You

Joe Zaniwul
Birdland
Mercy Mercy Mercy

Kurt Weill
Mack The Knife
My Ship

Miles Davis
All Blues
Four

Pat Metheny
Minuano
Song For Bilbao

Richard Rodgers
Bewitched
Blue Moon
Have You Met Miss Jones?
My Funny Valentine
The Lady Is A Tramp
It Might As Well Be Spring
My Favourite Things

Sonny Rollins
Doxy
Oleo
St Thomas

Tadd Dameron
Good Bait
Hot House
Ladybird

Thelonious Monk
Round Midnight
Straight No Chaser
Well You Needn't

Vernon Duke
Autumn In New York
I Can't Get Started

Victor Young
When I Fall In Love
Stella By Starlight

Various
African Skies - Michael Brecker
Alice In Wonderland - Sammy Fain
Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller
All Of Me - Gerald Marks
Alone Together - Arthur Schwartz
At Last - Etta James
Autumn Leaves - Johnny Mercer
Beautiful Love - Wayne King
Beyond The Sea - Charles Trenet
Birth Of The Blues - Ray Henderson
Blue Bossa - Kenny Doram
Bluesette - Toots Thielemans
Body & Soul - Johnny Green
Bye Bye Blackbird - Ray Henderson
Cry Me A River - Arthur Hamilton
Cute - Neal Hefti
Devil May Care - Johnny Burke
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans - Eddie Delange
East of the Sun - Brooks Bowman
Easy Living - Ralph Rainger
Feeling Good - Nina Simone
Fever - Eddie Cooley
Fools Rush In - Rube Bloom
Fly Me To The Moon - Bart Howard
God Bless The Child - Billie Holiday
Green Dolphin Street - Bronislau Kaper
Groovin' High - Dizzy Gillespie
How Deep Is The Ocean - Irving Berlin
How High The Moon - Morgan Lewis
I Remember You - Victor Schertzinger
It Had To Be You - Isham Jones
Joe Henderson - Recordame / No Me Esqueca
Joy Spring - Clifford Brown
Looking Up - Michel Petrucciani
Lost In The Hours - Oregon
Luck Be A Lady - Frank Loesser
Lullaby Of Birdland - George Shearing
Old Devil Moon - Burton Lane & Yip Harburg
Misty - Erroll Garner
My Baby Just Cares For Me - Walter Donaldson
Mr Bojangles - Jerry Jeff Walker
Nature Boy - Eden Ahbez
Never Let Me Go - Jay Livingston
New York, New York - John Kander
Nostalgia In Times Square - Charlie Mingus
Papa Lips - Bob Mintzer
Shadow Of Your Smile - Johnny Mandel
Softly As In The Morning Sunrise - Sigmund Romberg
Someday My Prince Will Come - Frank Churchill
Stolen Moments - Oliver Nelson
Stranger In Paradise
Sweet Georgia Brown - Ben Bernie
Take The 'A' Train - Billy Strayhold
Teach Me Tonight - Gene De Paul
Time After Time - Sammy Cahn
What A Difference A Day Made - Stanley Adams
What's New - Bob Haggart
Without A Song - Vincent Youmans
You And The Night And The Music - Howard Dietz
You Stepped Out Of A Dream - Nacio Herb

Bossa Nova / Brazilian

Tom Jobim
A Felicidade
Água De Beber (Water To Drink)
Aguas De Março (Waters of March)
Amor En Paz (Once I Love)
Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)
Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)
Desafinado (Off Key)
Dindi
O Morro Não Tem Vez (The Hill Has No Time)
Garota De Ipanema (Girl From Ipanema)
Insensatez (How Insensitive)
Meditação (Meditation)
Samba De Uma Nota Só (One Note Samba)
Só Danço Samba (I Only Dance Samba)
Triste (Sadness)
Vivo Sonhando (Dreamer)
Voce E Eu (You And Me)
Vou Te Contar (Wave)

Durval Ferreira
Batida Diferente
Estamos Aí
Tristeza De Nós Dois

Ivan Lins
A Gente Merece Ser Feliz
Aparecida
Deixa Eu Dizer
Desesperar Jamais
Somos Todas Iguais Esta Noite

Luiz Bonfá
Frevo
Manha Do Carnaval (Morning of the Carnival)
Samba De Orfeu (Orpheus' Samba)

Marcos Valle
Batucada
It's Time To Sing
Samba De Verão

Roberto Menescal
Nos E O Mar (Us And The Sea)
O Barquinho (Little Boat)
Telefone

Toquinho
Carto Ao Tom 74
Samba De Orly

Toninho Horta
Luisa
Mountain Flight

Various
Aquarela Do Brasil - Ary Barroso
Brazilian Sugar - George Duke
Cascade Of The Seven Waterfalls - Azymuth
Dança De Solidão - Paulinho Da Viola
Daybreak - Salvador Poe & Lisa Ekdahl
Fita Amarela - Noel Rosa
Flor De Lis - Djavan
Just A Samba - Bossacucanova
Mais Que Nada - Jorge Ben
Ponteio - Edu Lobo
Que Horas Não São - Victor Ramil
Tico Tico - Zequinha De Abreu
Um A Zero - Pixinguinha
Vera Cruz - Milton Nascimento

Latin / Salsa

Astor Piazzolla
Libertango
Milonga Del Angel
Oblivion

Chucho Valdes
Cha-Cha-Chá (Calzada Del Cerro)
Chucho
Claudia
Mambo Influenciado

Dizzy Gillespie
Bebop
Manteca
Night in Tunisia
Tanga

Juan Tizol
Caravan
Perdido

Paquito D'Rivera
El Cura
Manhattan Burn
Reunión
Sadie's Dance
Snow Samba
Song To My Son
To Brenda With Love

Santana
Africa Bamba
Corazón Espinado
Europa
Primavera
Samba Pa Ti
Smooth

Tito Puente
Linda Chicana
Oye Como Va
Ran Kan Kan

Various
Afro Blue - Mongo Santamaria
Besame Mucho - Consuelo Velásquez
Como Fue - Ernesto Duarte
Dos Gardenias - Isolina Carrillo
Échale Salsita - Ignacio Piñeiro
El Manisero (The Peanut Vendor) - Moíses Simons
En La Oscuridad - Tito Rodríguez
Forest Flower - Charles Lloyd
Gracias A La Vida - Joan Baez
Guaguasi - Chico O'Farrill
Guantanamera - Joseíto Fernández
La Comparsa - Ernesto Lecuona
La Cuna - Ray Barretto
Lágrimas Negras - Miguel Matamoros
Lambada - Los Kjarkas / Kaoma
La Puerta - Luis Demetrio
Mambo Inn - Mario Bauzá
Midnight Mambo - Oscar Hernandez
Morning - Clare Fischer
Morning Dance - Spyro Gyra
Rico Vacilón - Xavier Cugat
Sabor - Cal Tjader
Silencio - Rafael Hernández
Spain - Chick Corea
Sway (Mucho Mambo) - Pablo Beltrán Ruiz
Tequila - The Champs

Pop / Soul

Bill Withers
Ain't No Sunshine
Just The Two Of Us
Lovely Day

Billy Joel
Always A Woman
Just The Way You Are

Burt Bacharach
Walk On By
What The World Needs Now

Marvin Gaye
What's Going On
Sunny

Minnie Riperton
Inside My Love
Lovin' You

Simon & Garfunkle
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Sound Of Silence

Stevie Wonder
As (I'll Be Loving You)
Cherie Amour
Do I Do
Isn't She Lovely
Overjoyed
Pastime Paradise
Summer Soft
Superstition
Superwoman (Where Where You When I Needed You)
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

Various
Barbie Girl - Aqua
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
Corner of the Earth - Jamiroquai
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Every Breath You Take - The Police
If I Ain't Got You - Alisha Keys
I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Norman Whitfield
Make Me A Memory (Sad Samba) - Grover Washington
Midnight At The Oasis - Maria Muldaur / Brand New Heavies
Moondance - Van Morrison
Relight My Fire - Dan Hartman
Set Fire To The Rain - Adele
Something In My Eye - Corduroy
Street Life - Joe Sample
Summer Knows (Theme From "Summer Of 42") - Michel Legrand
Theme From "The Taxi Driver" - Bernard Hermann
This Masquerade - Leon Russell
Umbrella - Rihanna

Optional Extras

Extra Cost
Guest Vocalist / Instrumentalist £138

Testimonials

The mixture of music was superb and the whole atmosphere was just as we had hoped. "I want to express our thanks to Rory and the lads for jazzing up everyone’s Sunday afternoon. Everyone wanted to know more about the group and and I will certainly be in touch again if we hold another special event. The mixture of music was superb and the whole atmosphere was just as we had hoped. Please pass on our thanks and very best wishes to all four of the group members."
Review by Natalie, London
Sep 7, 2015
The perfect Jazz Trio. "Rory (alto sax and flute), Lilli (keyboards) and Will (bass guitar) created the perfect Jazz Trio for our family anniversary party. Before the event we were able to discuss the music and tailor it perfectly for the day. They had some great ideas to make it special and included many of selected favourite songs. They are obviously talented musicians, they looked great and played with a relaxed style in keeping with the occasion!"
Review by Gavin & Penny
Aug 17, 2015
Thank you so much for adding your wonderful vibe to our event and making it all a very special experience "I was meaning to contact you and say how wonderful it was to have you. Hope to see you soon and thank you so much for adding your wonderful vibe to our event and making it all a very special experience."
Review by Christina, Surrey
Jul 21, 2015
Our guests loved the performance and enjoyed the ambience. "Great event. We loved the music and Rory was completely professional and helpful right from the initial planning to the performance. We loved that he could play both sax & flute, that was very nice contrast. Our guests loved the performance and enjoyed the ambience. Many thanks from our guests and Team."
Review by The Bell Inn, Godstone, Surrey
Apr 10, 2015
Rory made it extra special. "I have been meaning to email to let you know how great my do was and Rory made it extra special. Hearing him play was such a surprise for my guests they all loved his music... Rory Duffy was the icing on the cake for my 40th birthday celebrations. We had afternoon tea at Fanhams Hall Hotel with Rory playing the saxophone as my guests entered the venue and and throughout the afternoon while we ate our afternoon tea. I asked Rory for Christmas music and jazz to go with my birthday celebrations as it was three days before Christmas and he played amazingly. All my guests were so impressed with Rory's set of lungs as he played for hours. Rory made the atmosphere amazing and I would definitely recommend him. My friend has recently enquired about Rory for another do. Again thank you Rory for making my day extra special."
Review by Androulla, Hertfordshire
Feb 24, 2015
His performance was soulful and classy. "We were very pleased that we hired Rory. We were particularly impressed with communication before the day and it was great to speak to him. He was very friendly, approachable and accommodating. On the day, his performance was soulful and classy and he very closely followed our song preferences. We would thoroughly recommend RoryJazz."
Review by Alex & Emma, Winchester
Dec 20, 2014
Think you were a hit. "Hi Rory, it was a pleasure having you... Think you were a hit ;-)"
Review by Mai, London
Nov 15, 2014
Everyone loved the music and it created the perfect atmosphere. "Thanks for yesterday Rory. The music was fantastic and the day ran perfectly. Everyone loved the music and it created the perfect atmosphere. Thank you so much for all your support."
Review by Kayleigh, West Drayton, Middlesex
Oct 25, 2014
Outstanding and memorable. "Hi Rory. Your contribution to today’s Cocktail Party was outstanding and memorable. We loved your playing and choice of music. We hope we will have another opportunity to hear you... Please send us details... With best wishes"
Review by Stephen & Joanne
Oct 19, 2014
RoryJazz was great – and everything went very well. "RoryJazz was great – and everything went very well."
Review by Athena Meetings & Events
Sep 12, 2014
The music was great. It really made the day. "The music was great. It really made the day."
Review by Haidee & Rolly, London
Aug 10, 2014
His performance was top class. "Rory played solo saxophone at our event, his performance was top class, choice of music just right for the occasion, the solo saxophone perfectly complemented our event which was an afternoon vintage garden party. In addition Rory is a thoroughly good guy and top company."
Review by Malcolm, Huntingdon
Aug 4, 2014
Their musicianship was top notch. “Rory’s Bossa Nova Trio added a wonderful, tasteful musical presence to our staff summer party. Their musicianship was top notch, they were professional all the way through and I would gladly book them again for a future event.”
Review by Nesta / FutureFest
Jul 24, 2014
An ideal backdrop to our charity drinks reception. "The RoryJazz Trio provided an ideal backdrop to our charity drinks reception. The choice of music was perfect for the occasion and enjoyed by all our guests."
Review by Glasgows Events
Jul 16, 2014
Everyone enjoyed the music very much and it really made our night so special. "We have just come back from holiday and I kept meaning to message you! Just wanted to say thank you so much for everything on our engagement night, everyone enjoyed the music very much and it really made our night so special. We will definitely pass your details to friends in the future!"
Review by Golly, London
Feb 2, 2014
You are v talented. "Just a quick note to say thank you for such a wonderful job yesterday. Everyone absolutely loved the music and it created the perfect ambience. You are v talented as I’m sure you know, and although you probably don’t love playing at people’s houses, we will definitely use you again in the future!"
Review by Charles, Orpington, Kent
Jul 29, 2013
You completely made the party. "Just wanted to say thank you so very much for yesterday. You completely made the party. It was such a pleasure to have you there as part of the day. Everyone adored the music including me. Thank you again."
Review by Davina, Orpington, Kent
Jul 28, 2013
I really liked the band, the music, sound and vocals were perfect. "It was a pleasure to meet you, and I really liked the band, the music, sound and vocals were perfect. I hope to see you in the future."
Review by Deutsche Börse Group
Jul 22, 2013
We all appreciated really a lot your performance! "Hi Rory, I want to thank you and your band for playing at our Summer Party. We all appreciated really a lot your performance! Best regards, Stefano."
Review by Deutsche Börse Group
Jul 22, 2013
You created a truly magical atmosphere. "Words cannot describe how thrilling it was to walk into the reception, hear music, turn round and see you play. You created a truly magical atmosphere. When the band came on later, everyone got up to dance. And it was not a straightforward gig. The band went that extra mile - not only in the planning and preparation stages, scheduling an order of ceremonies that would cater for our precise needs and requirements - but also on the day itself. When my DJ vocalist fell through at the last minute, the band were only too happy to step in, playing my MP3 cues through their sound system and even learning our first dance wedding request on the spur of the moment! The band were also kind enough to play extra time, and I was really pleased with their adaptability and flexibility in response to the fluctuating nature of the event. They ensured that my wedding was a real party. The band itself was a joy to behold and everyone was delighted with your music. I sincerely hope that we can work with you again in future. Thank you!"
Review by Sharon, Manchester
Jun 18, 2013
I just wanted to let you know the band were brilliant last night. "I just wanted to let you know the band were brilliant last night."
Review by Emma, London
May 17, 2013
Many thanks for a great service and great music. "Many thanks for a great service and great music."
Review by Manchester Metropolitan University
May 9, 2013
The music was exceptional and our guests loved it! "The band members were very professional and were happy to cater to our entertainment needs. Above all, the music was exceptional and our guests loved it!"
Review by Manchester Metropolitan University
Mar 11, 2013
Thanks for an excellent band. "Thanks for an excellent band. If we organise any further events and need a band I will be looking to you again."
Review by Dave & Martin
Feb 19, 2013
I have used them on 3 separate occasions and every time they have performed brilliantly! "Thanks for booking RoryJazz, I have used them on 3 separate occasions and every time they have performed brilliantly! The buzz they have created in the airport has been fantastic and the quality of their performance have drawn in considerably large audiences. They have been hugely adaptable which was evident to see when they performed jazz style Christmas carols! I will definitely be booking them again this year."
Review by Blackjack Promotions & Liverpool Airport with Salsa Direct
Feb 19, 2013
We thought that they were great and it went down really well with the guests! "We thought that they were great and it went down really well with the guests!"
Review by Gaucho Argentinian Steakhouse
Jul 4, 2012
Your guys were phenomenal! "Your guys were phenomenal! ... The swing band were amazing during dinner. Everyone complimented us on the swing band and Rory did a great job coordinating it so please pass my thanks on to the group."
Review by Amy, Leatherhead
Jul 1, 2012
You were both fantastic. "Thanks again for last night, you were both fantastic and I'll definitely recommend you for any future events!"
Review by BPP Law School, Manchester
May 5, 2012
Fusion of acoustic Latin with Brazilian music, jazz and soul "Last summer, we were delighted with the performance of saxophonist / clarinettist RoryJazz and pianist Chris Roe exploring the music of George Gershwin. This summer, RoryJazz enchanted the audience with his fusion of acoustic Latin with Brazilian music, jazz and soul and the arrangements were tastefully orchestrated with Julian Harris on guitar and Venezuelan percussionist James Vielma. It made for an engaging performance. We hope to have him back again soon!"
Review by Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Feb 16, 2012
Helped to add a bit more elegance to the evenings proceedings. "RoryJazz and his jazz quartet were fantastic and helped to add a bit more elegance to the evening's proceedings. They were very professional and knew exactly what suited the mood, which made my job easier and the evening was a great success. Thank you again."
Review by Amber, Manchester
Feb 7, 2012
A tasteful cosmopolitan selection of Brazilian tunes and acoustic Latin. “RoryJazz put on after show performances for Manchester Camerata at the Bridgewater Hall and at the Royal Northern College of Music respectively. I am pleased to say that both performances went successfully; Rory Duffy brought a tasteful cosmopolitan selection of Brazilian tunes and acoustic Latin, blending well-known arrangements with original compositions, which created a buzzing vibe and went down very well with our audiences, keeping them at the bar all evening! Great fun and would definitely book them for future events.”
Review by Manchester Camerata
Jan 13, 2012
Talented and played wonderful music. “Our music evening at Novotel Manchester Centre was elevated by the RoryJazz Trio. Their talent and skill made for an entirely lovely evening for all of our guests, many of whom commented on how much they enjoyed the performance. I would highly recommend this group again as they were not only talented and played wonderful music but also displayed a high level of professionalism throughout the evening.”
Review by Novotel, Manchester
Jan 13, 2012
A great success! "RoryJazz Trio played for our client's open-air Brazilian carnival summer barbeque. Combining swinging samba and bossa nova with uptempo popular tunes and funky originals, they went down a treat with our guests, creating a festive atmosphere and keeping them drinking and dancing until the embers glowed. The standard of musicianship was excellent and the level of professionalism very high. A great success!"
Review by Proof Bar, Chorlton, Manchester
Jan 13, 2012
RoryJazz created a really unique atmosphere. "Rory and his colleagues played at my husband’s 40th birthday party. This was held on a summer evening at home for around 60 people. Having live music totally transformed the night. RoryJazz created a really unique atmosphere. The music was relaxed and subtle, which meant that the conversation could flow, but so enjoyable to listen to that you didn't want it to end. I would love to have the opportunity to hear them play again and I would not hesitate to engage them for another occasion."
Review by Adam, Manchester
Jan 10, 2012
We had nothing but good comments. “Everybody enjoyed your playing at the Gallery Oldham, and we had nothing but good comments.”
Review by Gallery Oldham
Jan 4, 2012
Uplifting, fun and engaging. "RoryJazz are a fantastic group of musicians, and their music is uplifting, fun and engaging. Our audience really enjoyed their performance. Thank you for playing!"
Review by Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton
Dec 7, 2011
They were tremendous. "Please can you thank Rory and the band for me as I didn't have chance to thank them personally yesterday... They were tremendous, and several people commented on how it just added the perfect finishing touch to the day. Hindley Hall have also asked for your details and I will pass them on. They were also very impressed with the musicians."
Review by Ruth, Manchester
Dec 6, 2011
A great musical backdrop to a very successful garden party and a real hit with all our guests. “I wish to thank you for your recommendation of RoryJazz to perform with Holly (percussion & vocals) & Julian (guitar) in a Latin jazz trio for my wife's special birthday a couple of weekends ago. They were brilliant. A great musical backdrop to a very successful garden party and a real hit with all our guests. We will recommend them without hesitation. Thank you again."
Review by CB, Garden Party Manchester
Jul 5, 2011
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