Bernard Wight Jazz And Swing

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Transport yourself back to the era of the Big Bands, when Swing and Jazz ruled the world!  This was the Golden Age of ‘The Great American Songbook’ – brought to you today in original form and in mint condition, unscathed by the ravages of time, by the Bernard Wight Sextet. This exceptional band performs swing, mainstream jazz, Latin rhythms, ballads – and even a waltz or two if you like!  With an absolutely massive repertoire at their disposal, they can perform the music that’s just right for your special occasion, whether for dancing or simply for listening.

“Bernard Wight combines mainstream jazz, rock, jive, swing, rhythm and blues to generate a fantastic party atmosphere and create an unforgettable experience!”

The heart of the band is the driving rhythm section comprising piano, bass and drums. With sultry and sophisticated lyrics riding above on the topline, accompanied by sensual tenor saxophone, you have the perfect quintet, whatever the event.  Add some cool and spectacular riffs on trumpet and the sextet is complete, ready for a great swinging party! These experienced and flexible musicians are poised to deliver a superb mix of genre classics, all played in foot-tapping, hip-swinging style. You can expect to hear the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Glenn Miller and Cole Porter, plus various songs made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra and Van Morrison.

Bernard Wight presents a flexible line-up, ranging from a compact quartet up to an impressive eleven-piece outfit, adaptable to suit your special event. The band always comes equipped with a first-class PA system producing excellent sound-quality for venues and audiences of all sizes.

  • Swing, jazz, ballads…even the odd waltz or two!
  • Flexible line-up from a quartet to an eleven-piece
  • Fully-equipped with a top-quality sound system

 

All-Time Jazz Classics

  • Ain’t Misbehavin’
  • All Of Me
  • Almost Like Being In Love
  • Alright, Okay, You Win
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Can’t Buy Me Love
  • Corcorvado
  • Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  • Embraceable You
  • Everytime You Say Goodbye
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • Frim-Fram Sauce
  • Georgia On My Mind
  • Give Me The Simple Life
  • Have I Told You Lately
  • Have You Met Miss Jones?
  • Here’s That Rainy Day
  • Honeysuckle Rose
  • How High The Moon
  • I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
  • I Could Write A Book
  • If I Had You
  • I’m Beginning To See The Light
  • I’m Getting Sentimental Over You
  • I’m Old-Fashioned
  • Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t
  • It Don’t Mean A Thing
  • I’ve Got The World On A String
  • Just In Time
  • Lullaby Of Birdland
  • Makin’ Whoopee
  • Misty
  • Moondance
  • Moonlight Serenade
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me
  • My Romance
  • Nice ‘n’ Easy
  • Our Love Is Here To Stay
  • Pennies From Heaven
  • Rock Around The Clock
  • Rosetta
  • Satin Doll
  • See You Later, Alligator
  • Someone To Watch Over Me
  • Summertime
  • Sunny
  • Sunny Side Of The Street
  • Sweet Georgia Brown
  • Sweet Lorraine
  • ‘SWonderful
  • Take The A-Train
  • Taking A Chance On Love
  • Tangerine
  • The Girl From Ipanema
  • The Lady Is A Tramp
  • The More I See You
  • There Will Never Be Another You
  • They Can’t Take That Away From Me
  • This Can’t Be Love
  • Tuxedo Junction
  • Unforgettable
  • Watermelon Man
  • Witchcraft
  •                                                       ….and plenty more….

 

. . . And Some Waltzes . . .

 

  • Anniversary Waltz
  • Edelweiss
  • Moon River
  • Mull Of Kintyre
  • Tenderly
  • The Boy Next Door
  •                                                      ….and plenty more….

Reviews (4)

  • 5 out of 5

    Joyce Spencer

    February 18, 2015 - 2:10 pm

    I would like to thank Bernard Wight Jazz and Swing for the wonderful music that made my 70th birthday party such a roaring success. Everyone said how much they enjoyed themselves dancing to this super band – just what we wanted.

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  • 4 out of 5

    Mary Clark

    December 1, 2014 - 4:30 pm

    We would like to thank Bernard Wight Jazz ans Swing for their wonderful playing – terrific accompaniment to our party lunch. We all thought the vocals were stunning.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Lorna Perrin

    June 30, 2014 - 5:57 pm

    We wanted to say a massive thank you to Bernard Wight Jazz and Swing for playing at our wedding on Saturday. It really was a magical day and we really appreciated the part you played in creating our special day. The band were fantastic and the music spot on, just what we were after to create the perfect backdrop to our fun and relaxed garden party wedding, and we received many compliments about the music, so it was loved by our guests as much as us – we really couldn’t have asked for more! Thank you.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Susan Wilson

    March 31, 2014 - 9:17 pm

    Thank you very much for playing at our wedding. We had a fantastic day and evening and loved your band and choice of music. We have some fabulous memories which will stay with us for ever.

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