'Sample Sessions' - Jazz and Wine at your place.

Adam and Chris invite you to your place for a relaxed, informative wine tasting session, with a qualified sommelier and live jazz singer for an unforgettable experience.

Sample Sessions - the combination of wine tasting knowledge sharing and live jazz.

How it works: Adam and Chris will consult with you to select the right combination of wines so that on the day your guests are moved to discover something interesting, whether they are seasoned drinkers or newcomers to wine. A session is usually 2 hours and can be held at your venue or home in the Greater Auckland region, they'll bring the tasting glasses and music gear, so you can sit back and be entertained by the ebb and flow of wine talk and smooth jazz.
They won't try and sell you wine... but if you like what you taste they can tell you where to buy it.

Adam Wirdahl is a Swedish sommelier who is a passionate lover of all things restaurant: food, beverages, service, music, design and ambience. He has a special interest in natural, biodynamic and organic wines from all over the world. Outside New Zealand, his favourite wine regions are Burgundy, Piedmont and California. Adam has over 25 years of experience working at restaurants. He was also part of the teaching team at his former sommelier school Vinkallan – Scandinavian Wine Academy, while running his own business hosting wine tastings as well as lecturing at a municipal adult school. Continuing his studies, Adam has completed the more internationally known “WSET level 3 award in wines – Advanced”, an exam he “passed with distinction”, the highest grade of achievement.

Music: Adam is a lover of old school soul, R&B & hip-hop and also adores Herb Alpert's Second Wind-album.

Chris Melville is a classic jazz and soul singer who cites Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis and Ella Fitzgerald as his major influences. With his warm, velvet vocal delivery he sings classic jazz songs from an era of style and sophistication, an ideal accompaniment to wine tastings and a wonderful soundscape for any event. With 23 years of performance experience at weddings, corporate functions and cocktail parties, Chris has performed for a stellar client list worldwide and provides versatile musical solutions in any event environment.

Wine: Chris loves a well balanced Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, but can be swayed with a smooth Merlot or a raunchy Zinfandel.

Sample Sessions cater to private parties and corporate groups and is ideal as a pre-dinner session.

Ideal for: special interactive entertainment for corporate event, staff party, private function, dinner party

Mack the Knife
Up a Lazy River
Fly Me to the Moon
It Had to Be You
Memories Are Made of This
Ain't That a Kick In the Head
Put a Lid On It
What now my love
Let there be love
Cheek to Cheek
After You've Gone
Love And Marriage
My Funny Valentine
Girl From Ipanema
Hey Jealous Lover
The Lady is a Tramp
My Kind Of Town
One For My Baby
Tender Trap
They Can't Take That Away From Me
You Make Me Feel So Young
Feeling Good
It Had To Be You
Love Is Here To Stay
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
We Are In Love
Forever, For Now
Recipe For Love
It's Alright With Me
I Could Write A Book
Just In Time
Nice Work if You Can Get It
Strangers in the Night
Can't Take That Away From Me
The Way You Look Tonight
Everlasting Love
What A Wonderful World
I've got you under my skin
For Once in my life
How Sweet it Is
That's Amore
Girl from Ipanema
Blue Moon
Get Me to the Church On Time
Some Enchanted Evening
I've Got the World On a String
A Foggy Day
Hit the Road, Jack
Mack the Knife
You Are the Sunshine of My Life
Haven't Met You Yet
Stepping Out With My Baby
The Coffee Song
Wonderful Tonight
The Lady Is a Tramp
All of Me
The Way You Look Tonight
Cry Me a River
When I Fall In Love
New York, New York
You Don't Know Me
Indigo Swing
Mr Bojangles
I Love Paris
Hello Dolly
Cry Me a River
Beyond the Sea
Let's Face the Music and Dance
Me and Mrs Jones
Minnie the moocher
Popsicle Toes
Straighten Up and Fly Right
Swingin' On a Star
You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me
All of Me
Birth Of the Blues
Can't buy me love
Englishman In New York
Just the Way You Are
Some Kind of Wonderful
Puttin' On the Ritz
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
King of the Road
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Come Fly With Me
I Get a Kick Out of You
Old Devil Moon
Let's do it Let's fall in Love
Let's Fall In Love
Night and Day
All the Things You Are
Almost Like Being In Love
Me And Mrs Jones
Our day will come
You Know I'm No Good
The Girl From Ipanema
Anything Goes
I Gotta Feeling
Waiting in vain
Bye Bye Blackbird
Brown Sugar
Chicken Grease
Feel Like Makin Love
Dancing cheek to cheek
Papa was a rolling Stone
Twenty-Five Miles
G Mixolydian Backing Track
Give Me The Night
The Girl From Ipanema
Have You Met Miss Jones
I've Got You Under My Skin
Killing Me Softly
Canned Heat
time wont wait
Jill Scott-Gettin' In The Way
What Goes Around Comes Around
Lullaby Of Birdland
Moves Like Jagger
Billie Jean
A Minor Scale (Aeolian Mode) Backing Track
Sing It Back
Just Friends(Sunny)
Night and Day
When i get you alone
Save the Last Dance
Someone To Watch Over Me
don't you worry bout a thing
Swingin' On A Star
There Will Never Be Another You
You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
Paper Moon
My baby just cares for me
Taking A Chance On Love
Like Someone In Love
Call Me Irresponsible
Lets Face The Music & Dance
Luck Be A Lady
My Way
Something Stupid
That Old Black Magic
That's Life
That's All
Something Stupid
Anything Goes
World On a String
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
The Summer Wind
Making whoopee
Whatever It Takes
The More I See You
You've Changed
I'm Beginning to see the light
Ain't that a Kick in the Head
Have You Met Miss Jones
My baby just cares for me
That's Life
The Way You Look Tonight
What a Difference a Day Made
Bb Rhythm Changes-Medium Swing
Body And Soul
C Lydian Mode
C Phrygian Mode
D Dorian Mode_Scale
Honeysuckle Rose
How High The Moon
I get a kick out of you
Fell in love with a boy
Let's Groove
The More I see You
Night And Day
Stella By Starlight
For Once In My Life
Happy Birthday
Take the A-Train
That's The Way (I Like It)
You're Driving Me Crazy

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