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                         Hi and welcome to Jazz Set Trio.

If you are searching for the perfect way to make an occasion special, then Jazz Set can be the ideal choice. 

We have a stylish repertoire of great music to suit all tastes. We are experienced professional entertainers who have come together to do what we love. Play Jazz!

 

Graham, Harry and Steve have been working together in many different guises for over 20 years and have now formed JAZZ SET with a view to world domination of the genre…and yes, we do have a sense of humour!!

 

JAZZ SET - play an eclectic mixture of Modern and Contemporary Jazz, Fusion, Latin American, Blues and Standards, generating a stylish and relaxed ambience for your event

Event Lists
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  • Ideal for Weddings,
  • Corporate Events
  • Drinks Receptions
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants and Bars.
  • Aniversaries and Presentations

Available as:

  • Trio - Piano/Bass/Drums with vocals.
  • Duo - Piano/Bass with vocals.

 

ENQUIRIES

We would be delighted to discuss your event and how we can help make it something special. Please give us a call on 01202 631690  or 07899 070075 anytime.


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Graham Bennet – Piano / vocals

Graham studied both Classical music and Jazz from an early age, played his first professional residency at age seventeen, and has since become a vastly talented and experienced musician.

He has played all the major holiday park venues, clubs and hotels, has toured extensively in the UK and on the continent, and has cruised for both Cunard and P&O.



Steve Reynolds – Double Bass / Bass Guitar / Vocals

A highly respected session musician, his services in the recording
studio are always in demand. Steve has played numerous summer seasons accompanying many prominent international artists in major Theatres across the country.

He has played all the major holiday park venues, working with many top named performers and has many national and local radio recording sessions to his credit. He has also played in several top contemporary bands touring the UK.


 

 

Harry Thow – Drums / Percussion / Vocals

Originally from Scotland, Harry turned professional on leaving school. He toured the UK with a top Scottish Show Band and spent five years touring NATO bases across Europe.

Since moving to the south of England he has become a highly respected and sought after drummer in the area’s live music circles, and has continued working in top holiday park venues, theatres, hotels and nightclubs.


Sound Samples

                                   Take the A Train

This song was written by Billy Strayhorn, who played piano and wrote arrangements for Duke Ellington's band. Strayhorn recalled that the song that became the signature opening piece for Duke Ellington and his Orchestra came to him with very little effort. In fact, he said that the music and lyrics for "Take the A Train," originally recorded on February 15, 1941 by Ellington for Victor Records, came more quickly than the subject of the song itself – the New York subway line to the Sugar Hill District of Harlem. It was so ea
sy for him, he said it was "like writing a letter to a friend."

                                   Do It Again

"Do It Again" is a tune composed by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, performed by American jazz-rock group Steely Dan, which was released as a single from their 1972 debut album Can't Buy a Thrill. The single version differed from the album version, shortening the intro and outro and omitting the organ solo. Released in 1972, the song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 18, 1972, and reached number 6 on the US charts in 1973, making it Steely Dan's second highest charting single.[3] On the 1972 release, the song was credited as "Trad" (for traditional), although it was actually written by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen.[4] It was also included in the 2008 video game Guitar Hero World Tour.

                                   Walk between the Raindrops

Donald Fagen was born in Passaic, New Jersey, on January 10, 1948, to Joseph "Jerry" Fagen, an accountant, and his wife, Elinor, who had been a singer in upstate New York's Catskill Mountains. Fagen became interested in rock and R&B music in the late 1950s. His first record purchase was Chuck Berry's "Reelin' and Rockin'". Around age 11, after receiving musical recommendations from a cousin and attending the Newport Jazz Festival, he quickly became a self-declared "jazz snob". The Don Fagen Jazz Trio, and the Bad Rock Band.[11] Fagen later described his college bands as sounding like "The Kingsmen performing Frank Zappa material".[12] None of the groups lasted long, but the partnership between Fagen and Becker would. The duo's early career included a stint with Jay and the Americans (where they went by pseudonyms), and in the early 1970s, as pop songwriters for ABC/Dunhill Records, which released all of Steely Dan's 1970s output. This song was written by Billy Strayhorn, who played piano and wrote arrangements for Duke Ellington's band. Strayhorn recalled that the song that became the


                                   Comin Home

The tune was first recorded by the Dave Bailey Quintet on 6 October 1961, and issued on 2 Feet in the Gutter. It was composed by Dave Bailey's bassist, Ben Tucker.[1] The original musicians were Frank Haynes (tenor saxophone), Bill Hardman (trumpet), Billy Gardner (piano), Ben Tucker (bass), and Dave Bailey (drums). The tune was then recorded six weeks later by Herbie Mann, live at the Village Gate, with Tucker again on bass. Mann's recording, produced by Nesuhi Ertegun and released by Atlantic Records in 1962, became popular and drew wider attention to the tune

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Comin Home

Do It Again
Take the a train
Walk between the raindrops