Jazz Menagerie Overview:

  • Experienced five-piece soulful Jazz Band in Oxford.
  • Can also perform as an Acoustic Duo / Jazz Trio.
  • Jazz Menagerie even expand up to a 7-piece band.
  • Can Perform At Ceremony / Afternoon / Reception.
  • Free First Dance Request As Standard.
  • Come with PA for up to 200 Capacity/Outdoor Venues.
  • Bookable From: £320+.

 

 
Jazz Menagerie are the premiere wedding jazz band in Oxford, and really know how to provide the perfect musical backdrop to your wedding day, performing a vast array of jazz and soul music all topped off with premium musicianship. They bring a touch of class to your special day, delivering performances that are ideal for serenading your guests during a drinks reception, as well as bringing the energy levels up at an evening reception in a truly unforgettable way.

Jazz Menagerie bring with them a wealth of experience, with members working alongside the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Van Morrison and Wet Wet Wet as well as performing at jazz festivals all over the world. As a group they have graced the likes of Birmingham NEC and The Royal Observatory, performing for Tony and Cherie Blair, Chris Tarrant and Joanna Lumley.
 

As a Wedding Band:

Looking a top-class jazz band in Oxford or nearby? You might have just found them!
Jazz Menagerie have over 20 years of experience playing weddings, having played over 150 to date. As versatile as they come, they can provide light ambient music for an afternoon service or something a little more upbeat for an evening event. You can either hand-pick the tunes from their repertoire yourself or simply suggest the atmosphere you are looking to set. On top of all of this, they will learn your first dance as standard! Whatever your needs, Jazz Menagerie will ensure that you get nothing but the absolute best.

Jazz Menagerie supply their own PA as standard suitable for both outdoors and for an up to 200 capacity venue (although a more powerful PA can be provided for an additional cost), as well as providing ambient music during the breaks on request. Although typically a five-piece, this versatile band can size up or size down to suit your needs, starting as a stripped back guitar/piano duo and going as big as a seven piece band incorporating trumpet and additional percussion.

 

“Thank you so much for playing so wonderfully at our wedding reception. So many of our guests have paid you all compliments. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and family.”
– Mr & Mrs W, Surrey

 

Repertoire:

Jazz Menagerie take pride in their rich repertoire of jazz, from the classics to swing and modern era as well as soul, R&B and even latin jazz to get everybody moving. Their Jazz repertoire includes the likes of Come Fly With Me (Frank Sinatra), Girl From Ipanema (Getz/Gilberto) and Take The A Train (Duke Ellington), while their soul repertoire includes such classics as All Night Long (Lionel Richie), Dancing in the Street (Martha & The Vandellas) and Human Nature (Michael Jackson)

Working with the band you can develop a tailored set list for the day, perfectly fitted for you and your guests to enjoy. You can view a more detailed repertoire by clicking on the genre headings below:

 

Classic / Mainstream Jazz

  • Ain’t Misbehavin’
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Blue Moon
  • Blue Skies
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Come Fly with Me
  • Fly Me to the Moon
  • Georgia
  • God Bless the Child
  • I Get a Kick Out of You
  • If You Can Get It
  • It Could Happen to You
  • It Had to be You
  • Let There Be Love
  • Let’s Face the Music & Dance
  • Love For Sale
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me
  • Nice Work
  • Night & Day
  • Pennies From Heaven
  • Summertime
  • The Lady is a Tramp
  • They Can’t Take That Away From Me
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    Additional Songs Available On Request

     

    Swing Era

  • Chattanooga Choo Choo
  • In The Mood
  • Is You Is or Is You Ain’t
  • It Don’t Mean a Thing
  • Jeepers Creepers
  • Let’s Face The Music and Dance
  • Mood Indigo
  • Moonlight Serenade
  • My Baby
  • Satin Doll
  • Stompin’ at the Savoy
  • Take The A Train
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    Additional Songs Available On Request

     

    Old Time Jazz

  • Alexander’s Ragtime Band
  • All of Me
  • Basin St Blues
  • Charleston
  • Cheek to Cheek
  • Down by the Riverside
  • Georgia Brown
  • Honeysuckle Rose
  • I Can’t Give you Anything but Love
  • Oh Lady Be Good
  • Somebody Loves Me
  • St. Louis Blues
  • Sweet
  • Sweet Sue
  • When the Saints Go Marching In
  • When You’re Smiling
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    Additional Songs Available On Request
     

    Romantic Ballads

  • As Time Goes By
  • Don’t Explain
  • Every Time We Say Goodbye
  • Lover Man
  • Misty
  • My Funny Valentine
  • Over the Rainbow
  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
  • Stardust
  • Stormy Weather
  • The Man I Love
  • These Foolish Things
  • What a Wonderful World
  • When I Fall In Love
  •  
    Additional Songs Available On Request
     

    Modern Jazz

  • Cantaloupe Island
  • Moondance
  • Moanin’
  • So What
  • Take Five
  • Watermelon Man
  • Work Song
  • Yardbird Suite
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    Additional Songs Available On Request
     

    Soul / R&B

  • After Hours (Ronnie Jordan)
  • All Night Long (Lionel Richie)
  • Always Something There To Remind Me (Burt Bacharach)
  • Baby Love (Diana Ross & The Supremes)
  • Brown-Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
  • Build Me Up Buttercup (The Temptations)
  • Chain of Fools (Aretha Franklin)
  • Choo Choo Choo Boogie (Louis Jordan)
  • Crazy Love (Van Morrison)
  • Do You Know the Way to San Jose? (Burt Bacharach)
  • Dancing in the Street (Martha Reeves & The Vandellas)
  • Feeling Good (Nina Simone)
  • For Once in My Life (Stevie Wonder)
  • Get Ready (Smokey Robinson)
  • Get Back (The Beatles)
  • Get Here (Oleta Adams)
  • Green Onions (Booker T & the MGs)
  • Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)
  • I’m Gonna Make You Love Me (Diana Ross & The Supremes)
  • Heard it Through the Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)
  • How Sweet It Is [To Be Loved By You] (Marvin Gaye)
  • Human Nature (Michael Jackson)
  • I Feel Good (James Brown)
  • I Put a Spell on You (Nina Simone)
  • I Shot the Sheriff (Bob Marley)
  • In the Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett)
  • Move On Up (Curtis Mayfield)
  • Let’s Stay Together (Al Green)
  • Lovely Day (Bill Withers)
  • Me & Mrs Jones (Billy Paul)
  • Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Funk Arrangement)
  • My Guy (Mary Wells)
  • My Cherie Amour (Stevie Wonder)
  • Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
  • My Girl (Smokey Robinson)
  • Moondance (Van Morrison)
  • One Fine Day (Natalie Merchant)
  • Please Don’t Let Me be Misunderstood (Nina Simone)
  • Perfect Day (Lou Reed)
  • Reach Out, I’ll be There (Four Tops)
  • Respect (Otis Redding.)
  • Saint Thomas (Calypso Groove)
  • The Dock of the Bay (Otis Redding)
  • Son of a Preacher Man (Sandy Shaw)
  • Summertime (funk arrangement)
  • Street Life (The Crusaders)
  • Say a Little Prayer (Aretha Franklin)
  • Soukie Soukie (Grant Green)
  • Take Me To the River (Al Green)
  • The Tracks of My Tears (Smokey Robinson & The Miracles)
  • Walk On By (Aretha Franklin)
  • What’s Going on? (Marvin Gaye)
  • You Are The Sunshine Of My Life (Stevie Wonder)
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    Additional Songs Available On Request
     

    “I am writing to thank Jazz Menagerie for playing at our wedding. Not only was the music just what we wanted, but you joined in with and added to the general relaxed and happy atmosphere – as was demonstrated by the number of people getting up and dancing! Everyone commented on the great music and your singer in particular was a hit with all the guests. Thank you again for helping to make our day even extra special.” – Mrs. P, Berkshire

     

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