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The Gatsby Jazz Band – Swing Band | Brighton| South East| UK

The Gatsby Jazz Band

The Gatsby Jazz Band are the all singing, all swinging heart of the party, getting everyone on the dance floor to Lindy hop, Jive and boogie the night away. With stunning three part harmonies, scorching horns lines and a rip roaring rhythm section, The Gatsby Jazz Band not only hark back to the Golden Age of Swing with music from the likes of Benny Goodman, Louis Prima and Louis Jordan (to name but a few) but also manage to modernise their repertoire playing the occasional top 10 in a vintage swing style. Featuring the finest musicianship from some of the countries best young jazz musicians, Flash Mob Jazz are a sure fire hit with everyone from those pesky kids of today, to the good old fashioned old timers!

Definitely a force to be reckoned with the “The Gatsby Jazz Band” members have collectively played for and supported such artists as “Gary Moore, Taio Cruz, Pendulum, damage and The Streets” played prolific venues such as “the 02 arena and Ronnie Scott’s”, worked in the studio for  labels such as “Warner brothers and Mercury records” and performed as session musicians on TV shows including the X-factor.

Using their professional attitude and vast experience “Flash Mob Jazz” do not disappoint and have a big swinging future ahead of them.

Repertoire:

1920’s

I got rhythm – George Gershwin
Bye Bye Blackbird – Ray Henderson
Mack the knife – Bertolt Brecht
The Preacher (Jazz Standard)
Sweet Georgia brown
Minor swing – Django Reinhardt
Oh when the saints Go Marching in

1930’s

Take the A train- Duke Ellington
Bei Mir Bis du Schoen- the Andrews sisters
It don’t mean a thing (if you ain‘t got that swing) – Louis Armstrong
Sing, Sing, Sing-  Louis Prima
Pennies from heaven- Loius Prima
Minnie the moocher- Cab Calloway
Birks works – Minor Blues
T’aint what you do- Jimmy Lunceford
Jeepers Creepers- Louis Armstrong

1940s / 50’s

Oh Marie- Louis Prima
Just a Gigolo/ Ain’t got nobody medley- Louis Prima
5 guys named Mo- Louis Jordan
Hey mambo/ Caravan medley- Rosemary Clooney
I wan’na be like you / The Jungle Book- (Louis Prima)
Hit the road jack- Ray Charles
Oops shoo be do be – Dizzy Gillespie
Ooh bop sh’ bam- Charlie Parker
Choo choo ch boogie- Louis Jordan
Pride and joy
Mr Sandman – The Chordettes
Is  you is or is you ain’t my baby- Louis Jordan
Jack you’re dead- Louis Jordan
Tenor Madness – Sonny Rollins
Oleo – Sonny Rollins

Standard Length of Performance:

The band perform 2 x 45 minute sets.

Testimonials:

“The band were the perfect addition to the party and everyone was commenting on how great they were. Their professionalism shone through their fun and lively performance. They turned up promptly and seemingly had no problems setting up and were a really nice group of guys, too.”
– Direct Line (via Contraband)

“Your performances were fantastic – above and beyond everything I could have imagined. You managed to get everyone in the party spirit and I can’t thank you enough. People were speaking about your brilliant performances all afternoon.. and ever since! The residents LOVED it, the fundraisers have been playing ‘Sing Sing Sing’ on repeat in the office our CEO’s main comment from the day was ‘Flash Mob Jazz NEED to come back next year!”
– The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home

“Gatsby Jazz are a swinging singing Jazz extravaganza. Hittin’ up some swing and old time classics they are sure to get you dancing with a night of fun raucous jazz.”
– What’s On Guide

“Great guys, brilliant music, that’s why we ask them back every week!”
– The Mesmerist Bar

“I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for all of your help in the lead up to our event on Friday, which was a great success. The band were fantastic – absolutely first class and I would not hesitate to use or recommend them again! Please do pass on my thanks to them all and to their sound engineer…”
– Insurance institute of London (via Contraband)

“Booking Flash Mob Jazz for our event took our evening from good to great. Our attendees absolutely loved the entertainment and the guys in the band were a joy to work with. I would highly recommend Flash Mob Jazz to any event organiser looking for top class entertainment from a very fun and very talented band.
–  Rich Crosby CCK

“Literally had the time of my life and that is hugely influenced by you guys putting on such a great show. Every single person has been raving about how good it was and I don’t think I’ve ever seen /will ever see a first dance as mad as that one! The whole place was jumping from start to finish. Huge amounts of fun that got everybody in the place swinging!” 
– Private Client

“The day was amazing and you guys really made it!  It couldn’t have been better.  Everyone said the band were brilliant.  My feet haven’t recovered from all the dancing. I’ll be recommending you to everyone and anyone.  I’ve just been browsing photos and the conga was my highlight.  So much fun.”
– Private Client

Thank you so much for performing at our wedding. You were so helpful during the booking process and such a breeze to work with (always important during manic wedding preparations!) You all looked so very dapper, set the scene perfectly and every song you played was met by cheers from our guests. The dance floor was filled from the word go and the way you interacted with the guests was just super and such a personable touch. We have had so many wonderful comments from friends and family, who marvelled at your incredible musicianship. We cannot thank you enough.
– Private Client

“On behalf of our disabled veterans, their families and all the staff at The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home I wanted to say a huge thank you to you all for the incredible sets at our Open Day celebration. With over a thousand people attending, the first hour saw queues around the block and I’m certain that your music travelling over the fence, played a huge part!  Your performances were fantastic – above and beyond everything I could have imagined. You managed to get everyone in the party spirit and I can’t thank you enough. People were speaking about your brilliant performances all afternoon.. and ever since! The residents LOVED it, the fundraisers have been playing ‘Sing Sing Sing’ on repeat in the office our CEO’s main comment from the day was ‘You NEED to come back next year!”
– Private Client

“An Energetic group of professional musicians, guaranteed to get any toes tapping.
Their polished repertoire of songs engage the crowd from start to finish.”
– Private Client

“We hire these boys because we love to dance and so do our customers”
– Casa Blanca Jazz Club

 “Old school moving to new cool. As versatile and entertaining as any vocal jazz group you may hear.  This Quartet takes their original influence of some iconic masters and transforms them into their own unique flavor and unforgettable sound.”
– Drink in Brighton Magazine

“We had only good feedback from the Gatsby Jazz Band from exhibitors and guests alike, and thought it was a huge success! Thank you so much for all your help and for arranging. I am sure we will use a band again in the future..
– The Affordable Art Fair (via Contraband)

Previous Clients Include:

Sussex Swing Dancers
Whiting & Hammond
The Mesmerist
Casablanca Jazz Club
The Verdict Jazz Club
Kempton Carnival
The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home
Gillette
Fontwell Park Race course
Crown Paints
Hamilton Brooke
Dubai Palm Hotels
Peter Brett Associates
The Insurance Institute of London
Worcester Warriors
Plumpton College

Repertoire:

1920’s
I Got Rhythm – George Gershwin
Bye Bye Blackbird – Ray Henderson
Mack The Knife – Bertolt Brecht
The Preacher (Jazz Standard)
Sweet Georgia Brown
Minor Swing – Django Reinhardt
Oh When The Saints Go Marching In

1930’s
Take The A Train- Duke Ellington
Bei Mir Bis Du Schoen- The Andrews Sisters
It Don’t Mean A Thing (If You Ain‘T Got That Swing) – Louis Armstrong
Sing, Sing, Sing-  Louis Prima
Pennies From Heaven- Loius Prima
Minnie The Moocher- Cab Calloway
Birks Works – Minor Blues
T’aint What You Do- Jimmy Lunceford
Jeepers Creepers- Louis Armstrong
Sunny Side Of The Street – Louis Armstrong (Jimmy Mchugh)
The Music Goes Around And Around – Louis Prima (Edward Farley)
Tenor Madness – Sonny Rollins
Oleo – Sonny Rollins
Basin Street Blues

1940s / 50’s
Oh Marie- Louis Prima
Just A Gigolo/ Ain’t Got Nobody Medley- Louis Prima
5 Guys Named Mo- Louis Jordan
Hey Mambo/ Caravan Medley- Rosemary Clooney
I Wan’na Be Like You / The Jungle Book- (Louis Prima)
Hit The Road Jack- Ray Charles
Oops Shoo Be Do Be – Dizzy Gillespie
Blue Skies – Ella Fitzgerald
1940s / 50’s (Continued)
Ooh Bop Sh’ Bam- Charlie Parker
Choo Choo Ch Boogie- Louis Jordan
Pride And Joy
Mr Sandman – The Chordettes
Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby- Louis Jordan
Jack You’re Dead- Louis Jordan
The Bare Necessities – Jungle Book
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (Harry Connik Jr)
Bourbon Street Parade (New Orleans)

Misc.
Get Lucky – Daft Punk – Swing Arrangement
Various Christmas And Festive Songs

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