The Sue Pugmire Combo is a 5-piece jazz band consisting of some of Palmerston North’s leading Jazz musicians and itinerant music teachers with each member a superb musician in their own right.

The group has been playing jazz at festivals, concerts, community events and private functions both locally and nationally since 1999.

Some of the special things about this band are their wide range of musical interests and styles, their flexibility, superb musicianship, their energy and their diversity.

They play a mixture of songs and instrumentals. Styles include Jazz Standards, Ballads, Latin, Jazz / Blues, Bebop and even a little funk. Their music covers Jazz from the 1920’s to the present day. Artists as diverse as the “Greats” Sarah Vaughan, Billy Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Washington, Julie London, Blossom Dearie, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Astrud Gilberto, Duke Ellington, Charlie “Yardbird” Parker, etc through to Norah Jones, Diana Krall, and NZ’s own Brooke Fraser. Sometimes the band also “improvises” a song or tune on the spot.

The band can break down to a smaller size if required and their music is enjoyed by a wide range of ages.

“The Sue Pugmire Combo have got it, -what-ever ‘it’ is.” (Fred Potter, jazz pianist)

smaller band size available

Ideal for: background music for corporate event, private party, wedding

A Fine Romance
A Foggy Day
After You’ve Gone
Aint Misbehavin’
All Of Me
All or Nothing At All
All The Things You Are
As Time Goes By
Autumn In New York
Baby, Baby All The Time
Baby It's Cold Outside
Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea
Big Cities For Me
Blue Skies
Body and Soul
But Beautiful
By Strauss
Call Me
Can't help Lovin’ Dat Man
Change Partners
Cheek to Cheek
Come Away With Me
Comes Love
Cool Cool Kitty
Crazy He Calls Me
Cry Me A River
Dearly Beloved
Deed I Do
Devil May Care
Do It Again
Do Nothing Till You Hear
From Me
Don’t Explain
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Don’t Know Why (Norah Jones)
Do You Know The Way To San Jose
Dream A Little
East of The Sun, West of The Moon
(You’d Be So) Easy To Love
Fly Me To The Moon
For Heaven’s Sake
Frim Fram Sauce
Garden in the Rain
Gather Ye Rosebuds -
Gee Baby, Aint I Good To You
Gentle Rain
Georgia (On My Mind)
Get Out Of Town
Give Him The Ooh La La
God Bless The Child
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Good Morning Heartache
Guantanamera (flute)
Guess I’ll hang my tears out to dry
Have You Met Miss Jones
Hit That Jive Jack -
Hit The Road Jack
Honey Pie
Honeysuckle Rose
How About You?
How Deep Is The Ocean?
How High The Moon
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
I Concentrate On You
I Cover The Waterfront
I Don’t Know Enough About You
I Don’t Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You
I Fall In Love Too Easily
If Love Were All
I Got It Bad (& That Aint Good)
I’ll String Along With You
I Miss You So
I’m an Errand Girl For Rhythm
I’m Beginning To See The Light
I’m In The Mood For Love
I’m Old Fashioned
I’m Through With Love
I Must Have That Man
In A Mellow Tone
In The Middle Of Love
In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
I Only Miss Him When I Think Of Him
I Remember You
I Should Care
Isn’t This a Lovely Day
It Don’t Mean A Thing
I Thought About You
It’s A Raggy Waltz
It’s Nice To Go Traveling
It’s You Or No One
I’ve Got A Crush On You
I’ve got You Under My Skin
I Walk A Little Faster
Java Jive
Jersey Bounce
Just Another Crazy On the Street
Just In Time
Just One Of Those Things
Just The Way You Look Tonight
Just You–Just Me
Killing Me Softly With His Song
Let Me Love You
Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off
Let’s Face The Music & Dance
Let’s Fall In Love
Like Someone In Love
Lost Mind
(Our) Love Is Here To Stay
Love Me As Though There Were No Tomorrow
Lover Man
Love Walked In
Lullaby Of Birdland
Lush Life
Mean To Me
Moonlight in Vermont
My Favourite Things
My Foolish Heart
My Funny Valentine
My Love Is
My One & Only Love
My Reverie
My Romance
Nature Boy
Night and Day
No Moon At All
No Strings (No Connections)
On A Clear Day
Once I Loved
One Note Samba
Peel Me A Grape
Pennies From Heaven
Pick Yourself Up
Prelude To A Kiss
Putting on the Ritz
Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars
Route 66
Someone To Watch Over Me
Sometimes I’m Happy
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Stormy Weather
Take 5
Take the A Train
That Old Devil Called Love
That Old Devil Moon
That Old Feeling
The Best Thing For You (Would Be Me)
The Best Things in Life Are Free
The Boulevard of Broken Dreams
The Continental
The Days of Wine And Roses
The Folks Who Live On The Hill
The Girl From Ipanema
The Man That Got Away
The Nearness of you
The Night We Called It A day
The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else
The Rainbow Connection
The Very Thought Of You
The Way You Look Tonight
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
(They Want To Be) Close To You
This Can’t Be Love
This Masquerade
Time After Time
Top Hat, White Tie & Tails
Until The Real The Real Thing Comes Along
Walk Away Rene
Walk On By
Watch What Happens
We’ll Be Together Again
What A Difference A Day Made
What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life?
What A Wonderful World
What’ll I Do?
What’s New?
When I Look In Your Eyes
When Sunny Gets Blue
Whispering Grass
Who Can I Turn To Now?
Why Don’t You Do Right?
Willow Weep For Me
Witchita Line Person
Without You (Brooke Fraser)
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
You Call It Madness
You Go To My Head
You’d Be So Easy To Love
You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To
You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me
You Stepped Out Of A Dream
You’ve Got A Friend

Bessie’s Blues
Billies Bounce
Blue Room
Blues In The Closet – Charlie Parker
Joy Spring
Little Girl Blue
Nostalgia In Times Square
‘Round Midnight
South of Ruapehu
Water Torture
Well You Needn’t
So What
Think Of One
Up Jumped Spring
Scrapple From The Apple 
Sounds For Sore Ears 
Night In Tunisia
Morning Dance
Take 5 (instrumental & vocal version)
Fur Elise
Shaker Song
Flight of the Bumblebee

Hi Pete All went really well with Sue and band. Great afternoon was had and I was so pleased to have contacted you and organised the band. Thank you so much.
Regards Erica Bak

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