The Darcy Gents

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The Darcy Gents
in Brief:

  • Jazz Trio
  • Tenor Sax, Guitar/Piano and Double Bass
  • Jazz, Bossa Nova, Blues and Latin
  • 15 years of experience
  • London based, available South/Midlands
  • 2x45 minute performance as standard
  • Option to add Drums or Vocalist
  • Duo line up available without Double Bass
  • Glowing references from many happy clients

The Darcy Gents
Biography:

The Darcy Gents are a suave jazz band who'll bring a debonair dose of masterly musicianship to your event. Consisting of tenor saxophone, guitar and piano or double bass, The Darcy Gents specialise in jazz, bossa nova, blues and Latin music that's perfect for drinks receptions, formal dinners, weddings, parties and corporate functions. You can effortlessly create a luxurious, elegant and smooth atmosphere for your event with The Darcy Gents.

With over 16 years' experience between them, this experienced collective includes some of the best jazz musicians in the UK. Members of the band graduated from top conservatoires including the Royal Academy and Guildhall and now play with the best jazz bands in the country.

The trio's sax player is a bandleader and composer who has featured on BBC Radio 2 and Jazz FM. He has released several albums and received great praise from the likes of Kenny Wheeler and Bob Mintzer. Meanwhile, The Darcy Gents' bassist graduated with a distinction from Guildhall and has performed across the UK and abroad at prestigious venues including the Barbican, the Royal Albert Hall, Cologne Philharmonic and at the Gulbenkian Grants Auditorium in Lisbon. Finally, the guitarist has mulitple appearances on the Jules Holland show to his name and featured on Jamie Cullum's last album with none other than Gregory Porter. Between them, their remarkable experience and love for performing has created a vibrant and authentic jazz trio who'll enhance the experience of every single guest at your event.

The Darcy Gents have a standard line-up of tenor sax, guitar and piano or double bass. You can upgrade this line-up to a quartet by adding drums or a vocalist. Their line-up can also be reduced to a duo by removing the double bass if you would prefer. The Darcy Gents' standard performance time is 2 x 45-minute sets.

Based in London, The Darcy Gents are available for hire throughout the South and the Midlands. These compelling musicians can be booked as a wedding jazz band, jazz party band and jazz band for corporate events.

This trio of top-class musicians are much sought after - book them before their diary fills up!

The Darcy Gents
Repertoire:

  • Repertoire
Repertoire
Almost Like Being In Love – Nat King Cole
Take five – Dave Brubeck
But Not For Me - George Gershwin
Take the A train - George Gershwin
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
Satin Doll - Duke Ellington
Caravan – Duke Ellington
In A Sentimental Mood – Duke Ellington
Body And Soul – Colman Hawkins and many more
Water Melon Man – Herbie Hancock
Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock
Girl From Ipanema - Antônio Carlos Jobim
Wave - Antônio Carlos Jobim
East of The Sun & West of The Moon – as sung by Billie Holiday & Frank Sinatra,
Whisper not – Benny Golson
Along Came Betty - Benny Golson
Chees Cake – Dexter Gordon
What Is This Thing Called Love – Cole Porter
Love For Sale – Cole Porter
Everything I Love - – Cole Porter
Confirmation – Charlie Parker
Yard Bird Sweet – Charlie Parker
My Little Swade Shoes – Charlie Parker
Beatrice –Sam Rivers
Jeannine - Duke Pearson
Dolphin Dance – Herbie Hancock
Midnight Voyage – Michael Brecker
Dona Lee – Charlie Parker
Old Milestones – Charlie Parker
Billie’s Bounce – Charlie Parker
In Your Own Sweet way - Dave Brubeck
All Of You - Ella Fitzgerald
The Nearness Of You - Ella Fitzgerald
Lazy Bird – Miles Davis
All Blues – Miles Davis
Four – Miles Davis
Night And Day – Cole Porter
Everything I Love – Cole Porter
You And The Night And The Music - Arthur Schwartz
On The Sunny Side Of The Street – Sunny Stitt version
Bolivia – Cedar Walton
Song for my farther - Cedar Walton
Panonnica – Thelonious Monk
Round Midnight – Thelonious Monk
500 miles – Chick Corea
Falling Grace – Steve Swallow
Manha De Carnival - Luiz Bonfá
St Tomas – Sunny Rollins
Caravan – Duke Ellington
Recorder me – Joe Henderson
Water Melon Man – Herbie Hancock
Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock-
Song for My Farther – Cedar Walton
Little sunflower - Freddie Hubbard
Up Jumped Spring - Freddie Hubbard
Tenor Madness – Sunny Rollins
Sandu - Clifford Brown
West Cost Blues - Wes Montgomery
Footprints – Wayne Shorter
Mr PC – Miles Davis
Turn Out The Stars – Bill Evans

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Trio: Tenor Sax, Guitar/Piano and Double Bass
Prices are inclusive of 2x45 minute sets of live performance. Approximately 30 minutes are required for the act to set up and sound check (depending on access to the performance area).
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The Darcy Gents
Reviews:

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"Truly exceptional musicians who entertained a full house until we could applaud no more! Please do come back...a very memorable evening of music making at the very highest level!"
Live Band Review
"Fabulous service and sounded great. Very professional and would highly recommend!"
Jazz Band Review
"A wonderful night, some important guests, an impressive location, but it was The Darcy Gents' music to deliver the true magic touch. John and his band played for us a great collection of Jazz music giving an extra flavour to an already special evening. A perfect harmony of notes, a well balanced band and a very elegant style. I would strongly recommend The Darcy Gents and I will be looking forward to working with him in the near future."
Corporate Band Review
"The Darcy Gents have played probably 30+ times in various venues and restaurants I managed. They are a joy to listen to and deal with. Professional throughout and the music is just divine."
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