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CC Jazz Quartet

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CC Jazz Quartet

Cath Coombs works with a group of first class internationally renowned musicians based in London and Cambridge performing popular vocal jazz from the 1920's - 60's.

With options of a duo, quartet, or quintet, Cath has a line-up for any budget that can create the mood you are looking for. With warmth, style and sophistication, her music will lend fun, glamour and sparkle to your event - from an unobtrusive but welcoming backdrop, to engaging directly with the audience with upbeat swing jazz for your guests to dance to. Whatever you are looking for, she will be happy to discuss in detail your individual needs in order to ensure that your particular event is a great success.

Drawing on many years' experience performing at venues from village halls to International music festivals, Cath is available for weddings, parties, dinners, private views, garden parties, concerts, festivals, cruises, launches and corporate functions.

Act Information

Line-up

Vocals - Cath
Clarinet/Saxophone - Pete
Piano - Sarah Tandy/Ben
Bass - Fabian

Extra Line-up(s)

Can go out as vocal/piano duo, a trio or add a drummer for a 5-piece. Can add instrumental tunes/set. Happy to add a song request with a few weeks notice.

Also included

PA Specs:

H&H V500 PA head
Pair of Peavey EN325 speakers
JBL Eon 15 monitor (can be used as FOH speaker for small gigs)
Mackie 1402-VLZ mixer
Shure SM58 and Beyer M88 microphones

AER Bassamp One 200W

Location

South East based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands, North East, North West.

Previous Clients

Anstey Hall, Cambridge
The Maltings, Ely
Chilford Hall
Cambridge University Sports Awards
RAF Lakenheath
Kings School, Ely
Most Cambridge Colleges
Wimpole Hall , Cambridge
The Quy Mill, Cambridge
The Riverboat Georgina, Cambridge
Crown Plaza Hotel, Cambridge
University Arms Hotel, Cambridge
Fox Hotel, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Rose and Crown Inn, Kings Lynn, Norfolk
Numerous private clients

Testimonials

"Cath Coombs is one of the finest jazz singers I have heard. Her combination of power, soul and subtlety would be enough on their own, but when you add her technique, stage show and personality to the equation you have a presence that would benefit any occasion; either for background music or full concert performance. I wouldn't hesitate to personally recommend her and the musicians she plays with to anyone - she even has a down to earth professional attitude which is alarmingly rare - making her really easy to work with too!"


- Mark Russell, 'Maha Music Services'



"If anyone can get people dancing it is the gorgeous Cath! A compellingly strong performer producing great music for different moods with an audaciously husky vocal. Cath has an innate and infectious feel for rhythm, her qualities call for attention and lots of dancing if the mood is right. She has performed at two parties for me and both times she was outstanding and made them memorable."

- George Eccles, Cambridge



"Cath Coombs was amazing. A lot of singers can bellow out the hard stuff but don't possess the subtlety or range to get things smoother, but Cath Coombs was consistently brilliant."

- John Adams, Norwich



"It was difficult to know where to go to find a band which would do justice to our summer garden party event which we had thought about for so long. Cath's band turned out to be the perfect choice as their performance and their professionalism was superb throughout. The musicians were all clearly highly accomplished and matched with Cath's quality vocals it provided us all with truly great entertainment. The jazz during the early evening session was the perfect accompaniment for when our guests were chatting and dining. During the later session the band upped the tempo and within moments the dance floor was packed, the energy was high and remained that way for the entire evening!"

- Julie Bowen, Suffolk



"A live band really brings a party to life, and Cath Coombs and her band certainly did that with great style. Cath was looking and sounding stunning, of course, and her band of young guys just the part. But best of all was the way their performance got everyone bopping and jiving away late in to the night, and some who hadn't danced like that for years. It's quite something to make the effort to have a big party and with old friends coming a long way you want it to be really special. Cath and her band played a major part in making it a night I shall always remember."

- William, Cambridge



"We were thrilled to have Cath play at our wedding. The music was brilliant and kept everyone on the dance floor all night. Cath was really helpful when we were choosing the set-list and offered advice and suggestions to tailor the set to what we wanted (a mixture of old and new songs). A thoroughly professional musician and singer with a great, friendly rapport with her audience. Highly recommended."

- Dawn Bainbridge, Cambs

Highlights

More musical character than your average function band.
Friendly and easy to work with.
Many years experience.

Repertoire

Repertoire

Jazz
Ella Fitzgerald A Fine Romance
Fats Waller Ain't Misbehavin'
Annette Hanshaw Ain't She Sweet
Ella Fitzgerald All the Things You Are
Eva Cassidy Autumn Leaves
The Ink Spots Cow Cow Boogie
Louis Armstrong Dream a Little Dream
Frank Sinatra Fly Me to the Moon
Astrud Gilberto Girl from Ipanema
Nancy Wilson Here's That Rainy Day
Nina Simone I Loves You Porgy
Duke Ellington I Let a Song Go Out of my Heart
Duke Ellington It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing
Duke Ellington Just a Sittin' and a Rockin'
Cole Porter Just one of those Things
Billie Holiday Lover Man
Nina Simone Love Me or Leave Me
Duke Ellington Mood Indigo
Nina Simone My Baby Just Cares For Me
Chet Baker My Funny Valentine
Cole Porter Night and Day
Dee Dee Bridgewater Permit me to Introduce You to Yourself
Horace Silver Song for My Father
Lena Horne Stormy Weather
Ella Fitzgerald Sweet Georgia Brown
Sarah Vaughan The Man I Love
Billie Holiday You've Changed
Soul/Blues/African
Aretha Franklin Come Back Baby
Fadhili William Malaika
Aretha Franklin Say a Little Prayer
Dusty Springfield Son of a Preacherman
B.B. King The Thrill is Gone
Big Mama Thornton Wade in the Water

Extra Costs

The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.


Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.

(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)

Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.

Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.

(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)