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Act Profile

Ruthie Jazz

Singer/pianist Ruth Applin, has a wealth of experience performing at all types of venues, from top hotels and restaurants to weddings, corporate functions and events and private parties.

She has played at many notable venues throughout the capital, including The Ritz Hotel, The Lanesborough, The Spice of Life. Ruth has also appeared at festivals and venues throughout the UK including Manchester Jazz Festival and West Buckland Festival to great acclaim, aswell as in Europe.

Her rich vocals and sensitive piano-playing are reminiscent of the great singer/pianists like Nat 'King' Cole, Nina Simone and Diana Krall, and have entertained audiences around the UK, providing anything from an intimate background ambience, to a more upbeat swing style for a party atmosphere.

Ruth began her professional career after graduating from the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where she was able to work with notable musicians such as Pete Churchill, Lee Gibson, Tina May, Anita Wardell and Norma Winstone.

Ruth and her band of first-class musicians, can provide a bespoke ensemble according to the requirements of the occasion. She can perform solo vocals/piano, through to a duo, trio, quartet or quintet. Typical instrumentation could include any combination of Ruth's piano and vocals with saxophone, guitar, double bass and drums.

Performing her own unique arrangements of great standards from Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, including Ratpack, Swing, Ballad and Bossa Nova styles, Ruth and her band are guaranteed to add sophistication and style to any event.

Act Information

Line-up

A variety of line-ups are available
Solo - vocals/piano
Duo - vocals/piano with saxophone or double bass
Trio - vocals/piano with double bass and saxophone or guitar or drums
Quartet - vocals/piano with saxophone, double bass, and guitar or drums
Quintet - vocals/piano with saxophone, double bass, guitar, drums

Also included

Ruth has a high quality electric piano and PA system that has provided the sound for events attended by up to 200 people.

Location

South East based and will travel to these areas: South East.

Previous Clients

Ritz Hotel
Lanesborough Hotel
Harper Collins
RIBA
Various private clients for weddings, parties and functions

Testimonials

Fantastic singer with a warm sultry voice.Ruth accompanies herself beautifully.

"Brilliant Rick, spot on, client was well happy. Thanks very much

Kevin"
Events Organiser March 29 2011

"a most wonderful, sublime and stimulating jazz programme...She has a chocolate brown beautiful and relaxing voice that is a pleasure to listen to ... for ages!! If you are looking for a genuine star performer Ruth's voice has a maturity well beyond her young age and her piano playing is a delight."
Paul Ellis
Chairman, West Buckland Festival

Highlights

Sophisticated and stylish jazz singer and pianist
Varied line-up from solo to quintet. As a singer/pianist, you can have an extra instrument without t
Extensive list of classic jazz standards

Repertoire

Repertoire

A. C. Jobim Corcovado
A. C. Jobim Desafinado
A. C. Jobim No More Blues
A. C. Jobim The Girl from Ipanema
Billie Holiday Blue Moon
Billie Holiday But Not For Me
Billie Holiday East of the Sun
Billie Holiday Stormy Weather
Billie Holiday You Go to my Head
Bing Crosby I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance
Burt Bacharach The Look of Love
Chet Baker I Remember You
Diana Krall All or Nothing At All
Diana Krall Devil May Care
Diana Krall I'll String Along With You
Doris Day Close Your Eyes
Ella Fitzgerald Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea
Ella Fitzgerald Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered
Ella Fitzgerald Blue Skies
Ella Fitzgerald Bye Bye Blackbird
Ella Fitzgerald Come Rain or Come Shine
Ella Fitzgerald Easy to Love
Ella Fitzgerald Embraceable You
Ella Fitzgerald Every Time We Say Goodbye
Ella Fitzgerald Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You
Ella Fitzgerald Honeysuckle Rose
Ella Fitzgerald I Can’t Give You Anything but Love
Ella Fitzgerald My Funny Valentine
Ella Fitzgerald Summertime
Ella Fitzgerald The Way You Look Tonight
Etta James At Last
Frank Sinata A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Frank Sinatra Almost Like Being in Love
Frank Sinatra As Time Goes By
Frank Sinatra Come Fly With Me
Frank Sinatra Eyes For You
Frank Sinatra Fly Me to the Moon
Frank Sinatra I Only Have Eyes For You
Frank Sinatra I Thought About You
Frank SInatra I’ve Got You Under my Skin
Frank Sinatra I’ve Never Been in Love Before
Frank Sinatra Let’s Face the Music and Dance
Frank Sinatra Nice and Easy
Frank Sinatra Night and Day
Frank Sinatra Pennies from Heaven
Frank Sinatra The Night We Called it a Day
Frank Sinatra The Summer Wind
Frank Sinatra They Can’t Take that Away from Me
Frank Sinatra You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me
Frank Sinatra You Make me Feel so Young
George Gershwin S’Wonderful
Harry Connick Jnr It Had to be You
Irving Berlin How Deep is the Ocean
Irving Berlin If I Had You
Irving Berlin Pick Yourself Up
Jamie Cullum What a Difference Day Made
Jimmy Van Heusen It Could Happen to You
Judy Garland Over the Rainbow
Julie London Cry Me a River
Louis Armstrong Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Louis Armstrong I’ve Got the World on a String
Louis Armstrong Isn’t This a Lovely Day
Louis Armstrong What a Wonderful World
Louis Jordan Is You Is or Is You Ain’t my Baby
Luis Bonfa Black Orpheus
Mama Cass Dream a Little Dream of Me
Nat King Cole Baby Baby All the Time
Nat King Cole Deed I Do
Nat King Cole Exactly Like You
Nat King Cole Let There be Love
Nat King Cole Nature Boy
Nat King Cole On the Sunny Side of the Street
Nat King Cole Straighten Up and Fly Right
Nat King Cole Too Marvellous for Words
Nat King Cole When I Fall in Love
Nat King Cole When I Grow Too Old to Dream
Nina Simone My Baby Just Cares For Me
Norah Jones The Nearness of You
Peggy Lee I Love Being Here With You
Ray Charles Georgia on my Mind
Ray Charles Hallelujah I Love Him So
Roberta Flack Killing Me Softly With His Song
Sarach Vaughan Baby Won’t You Please Come Home
Sarah Vaughan Body and Soul
Sarah Vaughan Just Squeeze Me
Sarah Vaughan Moonglow
Shirley Horn The Very Thought of You

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.)