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Chris Mason Battley - Jazz Funk Band - Auckland

Type: Jazz Band

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Chris Mason Battley Group is one of New Zealand's leading contemporary jazz bands. They have produced 4 great albums and perform at top music festivals and venues around the country.

Combining the cool sound of classic jazz with funky modern influences, CMB Group delivers a great package for a wide variety of functions from intimate parties to large corporate events. The focus is always on providing top class entertainment that really fits the vibe of your event.

The band is available as a:
Trio (Saxophone, Piano and Bass)
Four piece (add drums)
Five piece (with vocals by Chris Melville or Caitlin Smith)

Ideal for: background for corporate function and wedding. house party, wedding dance

Jazz Funk tunes
(these names may not be familiar but they're definitely great for dancing)

Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man
Herbie Hancock -  Cantaloupe Island
Herbie Hancock - Chameleon
Ronnie Jordan - Blues Grinder
Ronnie Jordan - Get to Grips

Funk Versions of Jazz tunes

So What
Well You Needn't
Song for my Father

New Orleans style tunes

Cissy Strut
Old Joe Clark

Jazz-Rock tunes

Green Onions

The band's own Jazz-Funk originals Funky / Jazzy Vocal arrangements

After Midnight - JJ Cale
Nature Boy - Jazz standard
I Got You - James Brown
Ain't no sunshine - Bill Withers
Sunny - Bobby Hebb

'Classic' jazzy vocal tunes

Moondance - Van Morrison
Have I told you lately - Van Morrison
Summertime - Gershwin

Well known jazz tunes (instrumentals)

The Look of Love - Dianna Krall
Don't know why - Norah Jones
Just the Two of us - Grover Washington
Girl from Ipanema - Jobim

Our celebration went very well  and the bands were fantastic and guests thought they were great and wanted cards. Your web site was advertised 
Thanks again for your help in making the event such a success.
Cheers Sid

Yes (great) Thank you
Jane Ellis
Creative Director Rainbow Rascals
Botany Downs shopping Centre

Just a quick note to say a huge Thank You to Chris for his performance on Friday. He was absolutely fantastic and really had a big impact on our event, quite simply amazing !!!
Thanks Pete.
Cara Cantwell
Events Executive
Crackerjack Promotions

Thanks so much, the guys were amazing we have had so much positive feedback from the staff about their performance!
Would definitely recommend to anyone in the future 
Jennifer Simmiss

Hi Kellie,
The music was wonderful and our guests really enjoyed it. The Chris Mason-Battley Duo really helped making our wedding a special day. They were punctual, professional and most importantly sounded great!
John Blackstock

Hi Kellie,
Thank you for your well-wishes. We had a wonderful wedding-day! We found the Chris Mason-Battley Trio to be excellent and highly-professional, and they set a wonderful atmosphere to our wedding reception. Please pass on our thanks to the group.
Kind regards,
Imelda & Tim Morgan 

We were very pleased with Chris and the band. They were very professional and Chris was pleasant and easy to work with. Please pass on our comments and let Chris know we have had good feedback from 'musos' who were our guests at the wedding.
They certainly added to a great wedding and played the kind of music we were looking for.
Marianne Martin

Hi Pete, once again they were fantastic, very professional and happy with their performance.
Kind Regards
Kelly Hutchinson
Sales and Marketing Co-Ordinator
Century Yuasa Batteries NZ Ltd

Thank you it was a great evening. The band was great. Lovely background music. We will post the cheque today.
Many thanks
Alana Nathan

Thanks a million for those two acts on Sat. Karen Hunter was brilliant and same for the Chris Mason Battley Duo. I have referred Parnell Mainstreets on to you as a result of Sat's event. thanks a million, robyn.
Robyn Simon
Remuera Business Assn

Hi Pete,
That band were great - thank you for asking!
I will be in touch when we come back to NZ again.
Natalie Keating PDK Events
event at Aotea Centre

The guys were fantastic - please pass on our sincere thanks to them all.
Debbie Bain
CB Richard Ellis

You bet me to it. I was going to send a note to you to forward to Chris and Graham. They were so lovely and did such a wonderful job. Unfortunately we got rained out and had to move venues. They were so accommodating and didn’t complain about packing up and moving. We thought they were fabulous. Absolutely perfect for the occasion
Please pass on my thanks
Thank you again
Network PR

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