The Hipcats are  musicians with years of experience but who bring an exciting and contemporary feel to the classic music of jazz and swing - making it as fresh today as it was when it was first performed by the great artists of the past.

They have all worked with other great musicians or performed at major events.  Some of the experience includes being trained by the international pianist Jason Rebello, jamming with the great Oscar Peterson, accompanying Ella Fitzgerald and even working with the likes of Jamie Cullum, Joss Stone & Scissors Sisters (though that wasn't strictly jazz!).  We can even offer high quality classical piano if you would like that option for part of the event.

The band are jazz and swing specialists but also love playing the great music that has flowed from this which includes latin grooves, funk & soul.  Check out the song list for favourite tunes or get in touch to find out more.

Members of the band have played at events as diverse as The American Museum's 50th birthday celebrations, Marlborough and Cheltenham Jazz Festivals, the Miri International Jazz Festival and Glastonbury Festival a number of times.  Other clients have included Brasserie Blanc (for Raymond Blanc), Harvey Nichols, Thistle Hotels and Hotel du Vin.

There are always at least two of each instrument available with the aim that we can always put the best line-up together for your event, sometimes even at relatively short notice.

Typical line-ups include:

- Solo piano - jazz, romantic and classical

- Vocals and piano - lounge-style

- Vocals, piano, and double-bass - classic trio

- Vocals, piano, saxophone or trumpet - mellow trio

- Vocals, piano, double bass, saxophone or trumpet  - mellow quartet

- Guitar, piano, double bass, saxophone or trumpet - instrumental quartet

- Vocals, piano, double bass and drums - rhythm quartet

- Vocals/guitar, piano, double bass and drums - five-piece with four Hipcats

- Vocals, piano, double bass, drums, with guitar, saxophone or trumpet - classic five-piece

- Vocals, piano, double bass, drums, and two horn players - big six-piece

- Vocals, piano, double bass, drums, guitar and two horn players - full seven-piece

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