Al Fresco Trad Jazz Band

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Looking for that little extra ‘je ne sais quoi’ to spice up a garden party? What could be better than an attractive mixture of well-known jazz, blues and other popular tunes performed in traditional New Orleans style. The guys also have an excellent Christmas repertoire of popular Christmas songs and carols. Swapping straw boaters for Santa hats, the guys give a carnival style twist to Christmas entertainment – a perfect option for Christmas markets and Christmas parties.

“Al Fresco Trad Jazz Band makes the party swing in fine New Orleans marching style!”

 Al Fresco Trad Jazz Band performs mighty fine renditions of all those toe-tapping Dixieland and Trad Jazz Classics.  Straw boaters, striped blazers and bow-ties complete the picture – it’s an iconic garden party treat. The band is quite at home on a bandstand or under an awning at a garden fête. Even a strolling serenade is decidedly not out of the question, as these guys are truly authentic ‘wandering minstrels’!

  • Attractive mix of well-known jazz, blues and other popular tunes
  • Acoustic Trad Jazz Quartet
  • Can play outside if weather permits

Jazz Standards And Favourites

  • Ace In The Hole
  • After You’ve Gone
  • Ain’t Misbehavin’
  • Ain’t She Sweet
  • Alexander’s Ragtime Band
  • All Of Me
  • Amazing Grace
  • Apex Blues
  • At Sundown
  • Avalon
  • Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home
  • Babyface
  • Ballin’ The Jack
  • Basin Street Blues
  • Battle Hymn Of The Republic
  • Beale Street Blues
  • Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
  • Big Butter And Egg Man
  • Bill Bailey
  • Black And Blue
  • Blue Monk
  • Blue Moon
  • Blue Room
  • Blueberry Hill
  • Bourbon Street Parade
  • Buddy Bolden’s Blues
  • By And By
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Cakewalking Babies From Home
  • Careless Love
  • C’est Magnifique
  • C’est Si Bon
  • Charleston
  • China Boy
  • Chinatown, My Chinatown
  • Crazy Rhythm
  • Creole Love Call
  • Darktown Strutters’ Ball
  • Dinah
  • Doctor Jazz
  • Down By The Riverside
  • Everybody Loves My Baby
  • Exactly Like You
  • Fidgety Feet
  • Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue
  • Georgia On My Mind
  • Glory Of Love
  • Hello Dolly
  • Hindustan
  • Honeysuckle Rose
  • I Ain’t Going To Give
  • I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
  • I Got Rhythm
  • I Want A Girl Just Like The Girl
  • I Want A Little Girl
  • I Wish I Could Shimmy Like Sister Kate
  • I’m Confessing That I Love You
  • I’m Going To Sit Right Down …
  • I’m In The Mood For Love
  • I’ve Found A New Baby
  • Ice-Cream
  • Indiana
  • Isle Of Capri
  • It Don’t Mean A Thing
  • Ja-Da
  • Jazz Me Blues
  • Jazz Band Ball
  • Just A Closer Walk With Thee
  • Just A Little While To Stay
  • Lady Be Good
  • Louis-I-An-I-Ay
  • Mack The Knife
  • Make Me A Pallet On The Floor
  • Making Whoopee
  • Marching Through Georgia
  • Margie
  • Marie
  • Maryland
  • Memories Of You
  • Mood Indigo
  • Muskrat Ramble
  • My Blue Heaven
  • Nobody’s Sweetheart Now
  • Oh You Beautiful Doll
  • Old Rugged Cross
  • On The Sunny Side Of The Street
  • Over The Waves
  • Panama
  • Pennies From Heaven
  • Please Don’t Talk About Me
  • Rosetta
  • Royal Garden Blues
  • Running Wild
  • ’SWonderful
  • Savoy Blues
  • Sentimental Journey
  • September In The Rain
  • Sheikh Of Araby
  • Shine
  • Sleepy Time Down South
  • Some Of These Days
  • Somebody Stole My Girl
  • South
  • St James Infirmary
  • St Louis Blues
  • Strutting With Some Barbecue
  • Summertime
  • Sunday
  • Sweet Georgia Brown
  • Sweet Lorraine
  • Sweet Sue
  • Sweethearts On Parade
  • That’s A-Plenty
  • Tiger Rag
  • Treasure Island
  • Trouble In Mind
  • Twelfth Street Rag
  • Undecided
  • Up A Lazy River
  • Wabash Blues
  • Walk Thro’ The Streets Of The City
  • Walking With The King
  • Washington And Lee Swing
  • Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
  • Weary Blues
  • What A Wonderful World
  • When The Saints Go Marching In
  • When You And I Were Young, Maggie
  • When You Wore A Tulip
  • When You’re Smiling
  • Who’s Sorry Now
  • Willie The Weeper
  • Winin’ Boy Blues
  • Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
  • Yes Sir, That’s My Baby
  • You Always Hurt The One You Love

Reviews (7)

  • 5 out of 5

    Karen Raingold - Kingston May Day Parade

    May 1, 2015 - 6:59 pm

    Al Fresco Trad Jazz Band led our May Day procession in great style. The band were friendly and professional and their wonderful playing really got the crowd into the spirit of the event.

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  • 5 out of 5

    David

    October 29, 2010 - 3:21 pm

    Martin, what a show you put on! Thank you very much for getting all our guests into a real party spirit on Saturday. They all loved the music and your big Sousaphone in particular. Many of the younger element had not seen one before, but they all enjoyed your very happy repertoire. We had a very good day, and the party went really well. Thank you again for coming to start it off.

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  • 4 out of 5

    Alison & Colin

    October 19, 2010 - 6:27 pm

    A very quick email before we dash off on honeymoon to say thank you for your lovely playing on Tuesday. It was a bit unlucky with the weather but you managed to keep everyone cheerful – we have had a lot of lovely comments about the music!

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  • 5 out of 5

    Jaymie

    August 13, 2010 - 8:29 am

    Just a quick note to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding earlier this month. You were fantastic, and everybody commented on how you matched the venue’s spirit perfectly. I hope you enjoyed yourselves as well, despite the patchy weather! I would have no hesitation in recommending Al Fresco Jazz to family, friends and colleagues, and I wish you and the band all the best for the future.

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  • 5 out of 5

    James

    August 3, 2010 - 11:41 pm

    Many, many thanks for playing at my father’s funeral. It was superb and my father would have thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you so much again and kind regards.

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  • 4 out of 5

    Jenny Brewis

    June 30, 2010 - 3:12 pm

    I just wanted to say thank you to you and the other band members for an excellent evening last Saturday. I think you hit just the right note – literally – for the event and everyone seems to have enjoyed themselves as we’ve had some good comments. Lord Montagu’s son, Ralph Montagu, particularly mentioned that he had enjoyed your music.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Nick Warner

    September 7, 2009 - 7:22 pm

    Just to say they were great at our daughter’s wedding 2 weeks ago. Their music was just right in terms of liveliness and style and could be heard without being intrusive. Lots of people commented how good they were. They were prompt, looked after themselves and played some really good music.

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