This act play the perfect background music for meals and drinks receptions, but can also play a more prominent role if required. This saxophone led group play a sophisticated selection of jazz and swing standards made famous by jazz greats such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and the Dave Brubeck Quartet. They play many songs from the great song writers of the 30's to the 50's, such as Jimmy Van Heusen, George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart and Cole Porter. With the Quartet some well chosen songs outside of jazz, played in a jazz style, are also possible.
They have been together since 2001, playing top quality jazz to a wide variety of audiences throughout the South West. They have played for select parties of just 20 people up to groups of over 500 people, at venues such as the English Riviera Centre, Powderham Castle and the Imperial and Grand Hotels in Torquay.
The duo consist of Neil Maya on Saxes and Tom Unwin on piano. Usually suited to smaller gatherings Neil and Tom can play a wide range of jazz and swing standards including latin numbers to set a great mood for your event. Neil and Tom can also play either classical music (usually with Neil playing clarinet) or jazz.
The trio is Neil Maya on Saxes, Tom Unwin on piano and Kevin Sanders on double bass. This combination is ideal for venues of all sizes. The band can play a wide range of jazz and swing standards including Latin numbers. They can also play some more funky numbers if required (Kevin can also play electric bass too).
Also available is a trio line up consisting of Neil Maya on Saxes, Tom Unwin on piano and the exquisite vocals of Annika Skoogh, one of the West Country's finest singers.
The Quartet is Neil Maya on Saxes, Tom Unwin on piano, Kevin Sanders on double bass and Nick Carter on drums. This combination is generally ideal for medium and large venues. Still able to play at a background level (Nick is very experienced at playing drums with brushes at a subtle volume). The band can play a wide range of jazz and swing standards including Latin numbers. They can also play well chosen funky numbers and even a few soul and motown classics too.