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RoryJazz is available solo or appearing with a band for events (private / corporate), festivals, weddings, parties, promotional work or residencies.

RoryJazz offers a flexible range of lineups and repertoire, and can adapt presentation, requests, set and timings to suit your requirements, to ensure a successful, enjoyable and memorable event. RoryJazz can be booked either as a saxophonist appearing with a band / backing track, or as a pianist / vocalist performing with a band or solo.

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RoryJazz is a London-based saxophonist, pianist & music producer with a background in jazz and improvised music.

Raised in Stroud, south west England, Rory was brought up on a diet of Celtic folk, musical theatre and jazz. He wrote his first songs aged seven, took up the piano aged nine, alto saxophone aged eleven, clarinet aged sixteen, tenor & soprano saxophone aged sixteen and flute aged eighteen.

Rory studied saxophone at the Royal Northern College of Music with Rob Buckland, Andy Scott, Mike Hall and Julian Arguelles as the second recipient of the Martyn Edwards Scholarship for Jazz. During this time, Rory performed with the Royal Northern College of Music Big Band, appearing with Chris Potter, Pete Long, Norma Winstone and Johnny Dankworth, and attending masterclasses with Andy Sheppard and Bob Mintzer.

After graduating with distinction in 2009, Rory enjoys a busy career performing and recording with his own projects and as a freelance musician, appearing at events (private & corporate) festivals and venues throughout the UK.

Rory has worked in a variety of fields ranging from big bands and contemporary music groups to DJ’s, jazz and world music ensembles, party bands and musical theatre productions to promotional and media work, studio sessions and saxophonic / symphonic wind orchestras and quartets. Highlights include entertaining the athletes at the London 2012 Olympic Games and appearing onstage in a production of The Blues Brothers: A Musical Tribute at the Arts Theatre in London’s West End.

Rory has appeared at jazz clubs such as Band on the Wall, Matt & Phred’s and The Hideaway Streatham. He has also played frequently at some of the big hotels such as the Hilton, Midland and Radisson, Manchester and Liverpool international airports and numerous stately homes and country estates for events (private & corporate), weddings and parties, and also being engaged by PR companies such as Blackjack Promotions and The Little Big Voice.


RoryJazz is available as a 1-4 piece band or larger, depending on your budget and venue capacity.

1 x Saxophone
1 x Piano OR Guitar
1 x Bass
1 x Kit OR Cajon

1 x Saxophone
1 x Piano OR Guitar
1 x Bass OR Cajon OR Kit

1 x Saxophone
1 x Piano OR Guitar

1 x Saxophone
+ opt. backing tracks

With the saxophone-based lineups, the client can choose either a straight-ahead ‘Jazz setup’ (with piano and kit) or an acoustic ‘Bossa Nova setup’ (with guitar and cajon). The client can also specify saxophones (alto, soprano, tenor) and optional vocals, flute and clarinet, creating a bespoke lineup to suit the nature of the occasion. Additionally, RoryJazz can offer iPod music between sets and a full suite of backing tracks (including custom-made backing tracks) to further enhance the occasion.

Piano-based lineups are also available with bass, percussion and guest vocalists / horns if required.

Song Requests
RoryJazz offers song requests. Check out the Set List below for a list of possible songs.

If the song is on the playlist, request is FREE.

If the song is not on the playlist, request costs extra.

The Secret Saxophonist
RoryJazz now offers “The Secret Saxophonist” service as part of the requests package. With over 5 years background in hospitality & leisure working weddings as a conference and banqueting attendant at Stonehouse Court Hotel to pay off his student debts, Rory can pose either as a waiter / barman or as a regular guest, and surprise and delight the person(s) of choosing when they least expect it with an impromptu saxophone performance to open the set. Perfect for weddings, engagements and birthday parties, “The Secret Saxophonist” includes 1 song request performed from memory with backing track, and an experienced helping hand at the event where required.

RoryJazz plays Yamaha saxophones and Korg piano, and provides Mackie SRM 150 for 1-2 piece engagements, Yamaha 300W PA system for 3-6 piece engagements and Yamaha 2200W PA system plus monitoring for larger lineups.

• 250+ strong repertoire covering a range of styles spanning Jazz, Latin, Popular & World music plus original songs.
• Available with a flexible range of guests (vocalists / horns)
• Based in London and the South-East but travels UK-wide with discounts offered for Manchester and the North-West.
• Excellent value for money
• Fluent improviser and able to replicate songs by ear on demand
• Offering a wide catalogue of backing tracks, with custom backing tracks also available
• Over 20 brilliant testimonials from some of the UK’s top venues and clients
• Special request songs learned, at short notice if required
• Saxophone (alto, soprano, tenor) and reeds (flute, clarinet) available
• Vocals available in three languages (English, Spanish and Portuguese)
• Young, talented professional musicians

Please note that the fees listed here are taken from the quick quotes guides, and are purely pessimistic:
• for the highest possible mileage per zone (inclusive of transport, subsistence and sound provision)
• for the shortest possible notice period

These are always listed initially to cover for all eventualities. Actual quotes will ALWAYS be lower. Please request a quotation.

To request a quotation, you only need to provide 1) event date, and 2) venue postcode. You will receive a list of quotes for all lineups, with breakdowns clearly delineating where further discounts can be made on specification. If in doubt, please just ask.

Please note that these are the full rates; discounts are available for early bird / advance bookings, depending on the notice period: the earlier you book, the more you save.

Set List

Jazz / Popular

Charlie Parker
Billie’s Bounce
Blues For Alice
Dewey Square
Donna Lee
My Little Suede Shoes
Now’s The Time
Yardbird Suite

Cole Porter
All Of You
Begin The Beguine
I Get A Kick Out Of You
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
It’s Alright With Me
Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love)
Love For Sale
What Is This Thing Called Love?
You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To

Dave Brubeck
In Your Own Sweet Way
Take Five

Duke Ellington
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing

Freddie Hubbard
Little Sunflower
Red Clay

George Gershwin
But Not For Me
Embraceable You
Fascinating Rhythm
Foggy Day
I Got Rhythm
It Ain’t Necessarily So
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Someone To Watch Over Me
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Somebody Loves Me

Harold Arlen
Out Of This World
Over The Rainbow
It’s Only A Paper Moon

Harry Warren
The More I See You
There Will Never Be Another You

Henry Mancini & Johnny Mercer
Days Of Wine And Roses
Moon River

Herbie Hancock
Cantaloupe Island
Watermelon Man

Hoagy Carmichael
Georgia On My Mind
The Nearness Of You

Horace Silver
Nica’s Dream
Sister Sadie
Song For My Father

Jerome Kern
All The Things You Are
Pick Yourself Up
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Jimmy Van Heusen
Ain’t That A Kick In The Head
But Beautiful
Come Fly With Me
It Could Happen To You
I Thought About You

Joe Zaniwul
Mercy Mercy Mercy

Kurt Weill
Mack The Knife
My Ship

Miles Davis
All Blues

Pat Metheny
Song For Bilbao

Richard Rodgers
Blue Moon
Have You Met Miss Jones?
My Funny Valentine
The Lady Is A Tramp
It Might As Well Be Spring
My Favourite Things

Sonny Rollins
St Thomas

Tadd Dameron
Good Bait
Hot House

Thelonious Monk
Round Midnight
Straight No Chaser
Well You Needn’t

Vernon Duke
Autumn In New York
I Can’t Get Started

Victor Young
When I Fall In Love
Stella By Starlight

African Skies – Michael Brecker
Alice In Wonderland – Sammy Fain
Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Fats Waller
All Of Me – Gerald Marks
Alone Together – Arthur Schwartz
At Last – Etta James
Autumn Leaves – Johnny Mercer
Beautiful Love – Wayne King
Beyond The Sea – Charles Trenet
Birth Of The Blues – Ray Henderson
Blue Bossa – Kenny Doram
Bluesette – Toots Thielemans
Body & Soul – Johnny Green
Bye Bye Blackbird – Ray Henderson
Cry Me A River – Arthur Hamilton
Cute – Neal Hefti
Devil May Care – Johnny Burke
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans – Eddie Delange
East of the Sun – Brooks Bowman
Easy Living – Ralph Rainger
Feeling Good – Nina Simone
Fever – Eddie Cooley
Fools Rush In – Rube Bloom
Fly Me To The Moon – Bart Howard
God Bless The Child – Billie Holiday
Green Dolphin Street – Bronislau Kaper
Groovin’ High – Dizzy Gillespie
How Deep Is The Ocean – Irving Berlin
How High The Moon – Morgan Lewis
I Remember You – Victor Schertzinger
It Had To Be You – Isham Jones
Joe Henderson – Recordame / No Me Esqueca
Joy Spring – Clifford Brown
Looking Up – Michel Petrucciani
Lost In The Hours – Oregon
Luck Be A Lady – Frank Loesser
Lullaby Of Birdland – George Shearing
Old Devil Moon – Burton Lane & Yip Harburg
Misty – Erroll Garner
My Baby Just Cares For Me – Walter Donaldson
Mr Bojangles – Jerry Jeff Walker
Nature Boy – Eden Ahbez
Never Let Me Go – Jay Livingston
New York, New York – John Kander
Nostalgia In Times Square – Charlie Mingus
Papa Lips – Bob Mintzer
Shadow Of Your Smile – Johnny Mandel
Softly As In The Morning Sunrise – Sigmund Romberg
Someday My Prince Will Come – Frank Churchill
Stolen Moments – Oliver Nelson
Stranger In Paradise
Sweet Georgia Brown – Ben Bernie
Take The ‘A’ Train – Billy Strayhold
Teach Me Tonight – Gene De Paul
Time After Time – Sammy Cahn
What A Difference A Day Made – Stanley Adams
What’s New – Bob Haggart
Without A Song – Vincent Youmans
You And The Night And The Music – Howard Dietz
You Stepped Out Of A Dream – Nacio Herb


Bossa Nova / Brazilian

Tom Jobim
A Felicidade
Água De Beber (Water To Drink)
Aguas De Março (Waters of March)
Amor En Paz (Once I Love)
Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)
Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)
Desafinado (Off Key)
O Morro Não Tem Vez (The Hill Has No Time)
Garota De Ipanema (Girl From Ipanema)
Insensatez (How Insensitive)
Meditação (Meditation)
Samba De Uma Nota Só (One Note Samba)
Só Danço Samba (I Only Dance Samba)
Triste (Sadness)
Vivo Sonhando (Dreamer)
Voce E Eu (You And Me)
Vou Te Contar (Wave)

Durval Ferreira
Batida Diferente
Estamos Aí
Tristeza De Nós Dois

Ivan Lins
A Gente Merece Ser Feliz
Deixa Eu Dizer
Desesperar Jamais
Somos Todas Iguais Esta Noite

Luiz Bonfá
Manha Do Carnaval (Morning of the Carnival)
Samba De Orfeu (Orpheus’ Samba)

Marcos Valle
It’s Time To Sing
Samba De Verão

Roberto Menescal
Nos E O Mar (Us And The Sea)
O Barquinho (Little Boat)

Carto Ao Tom 74
Samba De Orly

Toninho Horta
Mountain Flight

Aquarela Do Brasil – Ary Barroso
Brazilian Sugar – George Duke
Cascade Of The Seven Waterfalls – Azymuth
Dança De Solidão – Paulinho Da Viola
Daybreak – Salvador Poe & Lisa Ekdahl
Fita Amarela – Noel Rosa
Flor De Lis – Djavan
Just A Samba – Bossacucanova
Mais Que Nada – Jorge Ben
Ponteio – Edu Lobo
Que Horas Não São – Victor Ramil
Tico Tico – Zequinha De Abreu
Um A Zero – Pixinguinha
Vera Cruz – Milton Nascimento


Latin / Salsa

Astor Piazzolla
Milonga Del Angel

Chucho Valdes
Cha-Cha-Chá (Calzada Del Cerro)
Mambo Influenciado

Dizzy Gillespie
Night in Tunisia

Juan Tizol

Paquito D’Rivera
El Cura
Manhattan Burn
Sadie’s Dance
Snow Samba
Song To My Son
To Brenda With Love

Africa Bamba
Corazón Espinado
Samba Pa Ti

Tito Puente
Linda Chicana
Oye Como Va
Ran Kan Kan

Afro Blue – Mongo Santamaria
Besame Mucho – Consuelo Velásquez
Como Fue – Ernesto Duarte
Dos Gardenias – Isolina Carrillo
Échale Salsita – Ignacio Piñeiro
El Manisero (The Peanut Vendor) – Moíses Simons
En La Oscuridad – Tito Rodríguez
Forest Flower – Charles Lloyd
Gracias A La Vida – Joan Baez
Guaguasi – Chico O’Farrill
Guantanamera – Joseíto Fernández
La Comparsa – Ernesto Lecuona
La Cuna – Ray Barretto
Lágrimas Negras – Miguel Matamoros
Lambada – Los Kjarkas / Kaoma
La Puerta – Luis Demetrio
Mambo Inn – Mario Bauzá
Midnight Mambo – Oscar Hernandez
Morning – Clare Fischer
Morning Dance – Spyro Gyra
Rico Vacilón – Xavier Cugat
Sabor – Cal Tjader
Silencio – Rafael Hernández
Spain – Chick Corea
Sway (Mucho Mambo) – Pablo Beltrán Ruiz
Tequila – The Champs


Pop / Soul

Bill Withers
Ain’t No Sunshine
Just The Two Of Us
Lovely Day

Billy Joel
Always A Woman
Just The Way You Are

Burt Bacharach
Walk On By
What The World Needs Now

Marvin Gaye
What’s Going On

Minnie Riperton
Inside My Love
Lovin’ You

Simon & Garfunkle
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Sound Of Silence

Stevie Wonder
As (I’ll Be Loving You)
Cherie Amour
Do I Do
Isn’t She Lovely
Pastime Paradise
Summer Soft
Superwoman (Where Where You When I Needed You)
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

Barbie Girl – Aqua
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Valli
Corner of the Earth – Jamiroquai
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Every Breath You Take – The Police
If I Ain’t Got You – Alisha Keys
I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Norman Whitfield
Make Me A Memory (Sad Samba) – Grover Washington
Midnight At The Oasis – Maria Muldaur / Brand New Heavies
Moondance – Van Morrison
Relight My Fire – Dan Hartman
Set Fire To The Rain – Adele
Something In My Eye – Corduroy
Street Life – Joe Sample
Summer Knows (Theme From “Summer Of 42”) – Michel Legrand
Theme From “The Taxi Driver” – Bernard Hermann
This Masquerade – Leon Russell
Umbrella – Rihanna

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