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Sam & Loris Duo - Jazz Band - Auckland


Type: Jazz Band


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Sam & Loris are a guitar and piano duo who perform jazz, blues and Latin music as well as a range of other styles and genres.

Their repertoire consists of exciting original arrangements of songs from the Great American Songbook, jazz and Latin standards and jazz infused versions of popular covers and Christmas tunes.

They specialise in background music, entertainment music and concerts and are suitable for private, corporate and public events.

Sam & Loris Duo can also perform with the addition of either a female or male jazz vocalist or with the addition of a third instrumentalist such as a double bassist, saxophonist or drummer.

Requests: They are happy to perform a special tune(s) for your event, provided it's requested in advance and is compatible with the band lineup.

Band Lineup Options
Sam & Loris Duo - Guitar and Piano
Sam & Loris Duo + Vocalist
Sam & Loris Duo + Double Bassist
Sam & Loris Duo + Saxophonist
Sam & Loris Duo + Drummer

Sam & Loris Duo vocalists include Allana Goldsmith and Mike Murane. Other additional instrumentalists (when required) are selected from a pool of professional jazz musicians that are Auckland based.

Ideal for: private event, corporate function, wedding, birthday, dining event, conference, party, ceremony, product launch, vintage style event, WWII themed event, Anzac Day, Christmas themed event, private home concert, festival performance, jazz club concert
cafe, bar, restaurant, retirement village, hotel lobby, lounge, winery, RSA, market, etc.

 


Great American Songbook / Jazz Standards
Styles: Swing, Trad Jazz, Blues, Bebop, Latin, Waltz, Ballad, Contemporary, Groove

Honeysuckle Rose (Thomas “Fats” Waller)
Old Devil Moon (Burton Lane)
St. Louis Blues (W.C. Handy)
Over The Rainbow (Harold Arlen)
All Blues (Miles Davis)
Sweet Georgia Brown (Ben Bernie & Maceo Pinkard)
Body & Soul (Johnny Green)
Beautiful Love (Victor Young)
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good To You (Don Redman)
Misty (Erroll Garner)
Pennies From Heaven (Arthur Johnston)
Take the “A” Train (Duke Ellington)
Alfie (Burt Bacharach)
Moonlight Serenade (Glenn Miller)

Latin Standards
Styles: Brazilian (Bossa Nova, Samba), Afro-Cuban (Bolero, Mambo, Latin-Jazz)

The Girl From Ipanema (Antônio Carlos Jobim)
Bésame Mucho (Consuelo Velázquez)
Recorda-Me (Joe Henderson)
Claudia (Chucho Valdés)
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars / Corcovado (Antônio Carlos Jobim)
Manhã de Carnaval / Black Orpheus (Luiz Bonfá)
500 Miles High (Chick Corea)
Mambo Inn (Mario Bauzá)
A Night In Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie)
Desafinado/Slightly Out of Tune (Antônio Carlos Jobim)
Caravan (Duke Ellington / Juan Tizol)
Blue Bossa (Kenny Dorham)
Watermelon Man (Herbie Hancock)

Popular Covers
Performed with a jazz flavour in various styles ranging from swing and latin to groove / funk

Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
(They Long To Be) Close To You (Burt Bacharach)
And I Love Her (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
Valerie (The Zutons)
Don’t Know Why (Jesse Harris, Norah Jones version)
Moondance (Van Morrison)
Let It Be (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Our Day Will Come (Bob Hilliard & Mort Garson)
Imagine (John Lennon)
Sunny (Bobby Hebb)
Yesterday (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Killing Me Softly (Charles Fox)
Temptation (Tom Waits, Diana Krall version)

Christmas Repertoire
Performed with a jazz flavour in various styles ranging from swing and latin to groove / funk)

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Silent Night
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Sleigh Ride
Jingle Bells
The Christmas Song/Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
Santa Baby
Winter Wonderland
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
White Christmas
I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Frosty the Snowman
We Three Kings

Vintage / WWII Themed Events / Anzac Day Repertoire
Moonlight Serenade (Glenn Miller)
Little Brown Jug (Joseph Winner)
St. Louis Blues (W.C. Handy)
Pennies From Heaven (Arthur Johnston)
White Cliffs of Dover (Walter Kent)
Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Thomas “Fats” Waller)
Chattanooga Choo Choo (Harry Warren)
I’ll Be Seeing You (Sammy Fain)
Sweet Georgia Brown (Ben Bernie & Maceo Pinkard)
American Patrol (Frank White Meacham)
Take the “A” Train (Duke Ellington)
Pennsylvania 6-5000 (Jerry Gray)
Sentimental Journey (Les Brown / Ben Homer)
We’ll Meet Again (Ross Parker / Hughie Charles)


Sam & Loris Duo with vocalist Allana Goldsmith - Sample Repertoire

Pennies From Heaven (Arthur Johnston)
The Girl From Ipanema (Antônio Carlos Jobim)
East of the Sun (Brooks Bowman, Diana Krall version)
Blue Skies / In Walked Bud (Irving Berlin / Thelonious Monk)
Tenderly (Walter Gross) - Sung in Te Reo Māori / English
Old Devil Moon (Burton Lane)
Temptation (Tom Waits, Diana Krall version)
The Old Country (Nat Adderley)
All Blues (Miles Davis)
My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers) - Sung in Te Reo Māori / English
My Secret Love (Sammy Fain)
Stompin’ at the Savoy (Edgar Sampson)
At Last (Mack Gordon / Harry Warren, Etta James version)

 

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