Annette Gregory - Jazz Band - Warwick, West Midlands

Annette Gregory

Jazz Band

(3 Reviews)5.0
Also Performs As: Jazz Singer, Wedding Band, Female Singer
Country: United Kingdom
Based In: Warwick, West Midlands
Performs: Nationwide
From: £900
Annette Gregory has a wonderful approach to jazz with a different way to phasing those wonderful classic jazz standards that will keep the music alive and relevant (fresh). Annette, has recently July 2021 received the best performance award 2021 Buxton Fringe Festival
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Annette Gregory is a jazz vocalist who brings her love of jazz, lots of experience and bags of personality to every performance. All that, plus a great voice with so much warmth and depth and feeling. Annette's knowledge of jazz songs is extensive and she has a considerable repertoire, so she can tailor a set to suit your tastes. Her greatest love is for swing and the songs made famous by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Mel Torme, Frank Sinatra and Nina Simone. Annette is available as a solo artist accompanied by a piano or you can book Annette with her band. This can include var ...

Set-List

Lady is a Tramp
Mack the Knife
Georgia
Lets face the Music and Dance
Come fly with me
The Boy from Ipanema
Ain’t misbehaving
Summertime
Love Me or Leave me
Mad About the Boy
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
God Bless the Child
Autumn Leaves
Come Away with Me
Come Rain or Come Shine
My Funny Valentine
Makin Whoopee
Nature Boy
My Foolish Heart
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
My Baby Just Cares for Me
Love is here to stay
Fly me to the moon
All of Me
Bye, Bye, Blackbird
Lullaby ...

Biography

Annette Gregory is a jazz singer who is blessed with incredible vocal tones that are rich, smooth and full of soul.
Annette found her true voice after hearing Ella Fitzgerald, Annette was not just inspired by Ella sound but by the sound of jazz. Since then Annette has recorded her first EP Living the Dream, in 2014 and is currently touring with her Ella show across the UK.
After singing for many years in different bands, it was a chance encounter which led to Annette joining a community jazz band as their principal vocalist which set Annette on the road to becoming a jazz singer. Annette ...

Reviews     (3 Reviews)

Annette Gregory - Female Singer - Warwick, West Midlands Event Location: Crawley Hall / Herefordshire Event Type: Annette Celebrate Ella Fitgerald 30th September 2017
It’s not surprising that the “Celebrates Ella” show has been such as a success given the quality of the material that Gregory and her band have to work with, but it’s their singing and playing that helps to bring it alive for audiences. On the evidence of this performance the new show “Ladies of Jazz” should be well worth looking out for in 2018.
Reviewed by: The Jazzman
Annette Gregory - Female Singer - Warwick, West Midlands Event Location: The Muse / Brecon / Wales Event Type: Brecon International Jazz Fests 13th August 2017
I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by just how much I enjoyed this show which proved to be an unexpected Festival highlight. The mix of vocal and instrumental jazz worked perfectly for me in a well balanced and well chosen programme. Gregory impressed with both her technical ability and her warm, generous personality. My thanks to her for speaking with my wife and I after the show. I note from her website that her Ella Fitzgerald show is visiting the Herefordshire village of Eye near my home town of Leominster on 30th September 2017, presumably part of the Arts Alive series of events, so I will try to catch her again then.
Reviewed by: The JazzMann
Annette Gregory - Female Singer - Warwick, West Midlands Event Location: The Green Man Gallery Event Type: Buxton Fringe Festival 7th July 2017
Annette Gregory has a voice that is naturally lower in pitch than Ella’s and wisely she does not attempt a tribute act that imitates - rather her performance is a celebration of Ella’s legacy and the songs that will be sung and heard for as long as humans live on this planet. ......Just as Annette does not try to sound like Ella, neither does she slavishly follow her interpretations. This was strikingly apparent in songs such as “Miss Otis Regrets” and “The Man I Love” (which was more of a rocking blues than the familiar ballad). Annette's delivery is characterised by controlled, fluent and delicate phrasing and a pair of ballads - “When a Woman Loves a Man” and “Embraceable You” - were particularly pleasing. Let's hope that Annette and the full quartet make it back to Buxton soon!
Reviewed by: Keith Savage

Experience

I am a jazz vocalist and I have promoted my own tour of Ella Fitzgerald, recording of CD, self promoting. I have been involved with music for over twenty years as an amateur musician (Vocalist). However, two years ago I decide to become a professional vocalist. I have performed in festivals, local venues, wine & lounge bars, theatres and private function.

Previous Clients

Buxton Fringe Festival
The Great York Fringe Festival
Piece Hall
Brecon Jazz Festival
Crescent Theatre, Brindley Place, Birmingham
The Artshouse - Stratford Upon Avon
Keys and Kitchen - Stratford Upon Avon
St Mary's Church - Preston On Stour - Jazz Evening Event
Private function wedding - Coventry
The Royal Pug - Leamington Spa
Millennium Hotel - Kensington, London
The Tin Arts and Music - Coventry
The George Inn - Nailsworth Gloucestershire
Palace theatre - Redditch Worcester
Birmingham Festival
Weddings private
Uppingham Theatre- Leicestershire

Suitable for

Bar / Bat Mitzvah Birthday Party (Adult) Casinos Christening Christmas Party Cocktail Party / Drinks Reception Corporate Event Dinner Party Jewish Wedding Private Party Product Launch / Promotion Trade Show / Exhibitions

Additional Information

Insured for public liability
full band
self contain - P.A (National)

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