Oxford Classic Jazz

Oxford Classic Jazz

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Oxford Classic Jazz provides musicians highly skilled in the joyful style of pre-war jazz, offering anything from solo acoustic piano, duos and trios and larger bands as required. 

Booking any Oxford Classic Jazz outfit guarantees an upbeat ice-breaking atmosphere for any social event at benign volume levels.

Nick Gill, piano and vocals
Still relatively young, Nick Gill has been a professional musician for the past seventeen years. He plays classic jazz piano ranging from the ragtime of Scot Joplin and the orchestral compositions of 'Jelly Roll' Morton through to the hot stride piano of the Harlem greats -Waller, Johnson and Smith. He also includes barnstorming boogie-woogie numbers and some of his own compositions. Initially coached by Keith Nichols and Martin Litton, Nick now performs solo at various jazz days and festivals as well as leading his own Oxford Classic Jazz Band and Trio and appearing in other bands led by Keith Nichols and Debbie Arthurs.

Norman Field, clarinet and saxophones
Norman has been a major figure on the British jazz scene for forty years. Currently a member of Spats Langham's Hot Combination, The Rhythm Boys, Debbie Arthurs' Sweet Rhythm, Keith Nichols' Earthbound Spirits, Keith Nichols' Blue Four/ Five, Keith Nichols' Collegians Norman is also co-leader of the Chalumeau Serenaders and is in constants demand as a guest with countless other bands. There are few musicians who can play clarinet and saxes with such fluency and versatility combined with a total commitment to the music he plays: a world class player and an impressive authority on vintage jazz.

Debbie Arthurs, percussion and vocals
A founder member of the Charleston Chasers while still in her mid-teens, Debbie Arthurs is a stunning young percussionist and vocalist who now leads the Chasers as well as her own Sweet Rhythm. Debbie's wonderful vocals are inspired above all by the legendary Annette Hanshaw, and she has succeeded brilliantly in bring this great singer's material back to life. Standing at the Grand Jazz Percussion Kit she infuses the band with a dynamic swing.

Classique has been working with International Artistes from around the world for over 20 years, whether they are ‘A’ list celebrities, Chart Toppers, performers from TV talent shows or Celebrity DJs. Along with our in-house production team, we pull together all the details – dealing with flights, transfers, accommodation and riders for all the major artists and their teams.

As the UK’s No 1 booker of celebrity artists we deal with everything for you and work constantly with management companies throughout the world, where we have built up great relationships and have the latest information about who is available and who would work best for your event.

Please contact us for any ideas for your event and we will work with you, always understanding time constraints and budgets.

Unfortunately we are unable to request autographs or personal Meet & Greets (unless part of a Classique event and pre-arranged) and we suggest contacting the artist's own websites or fan sites. Apologies, we are also not able to ask for Video calls / personal birthday requests / free / gratis / charity / reduced fee performances from any of the artists – again please contact your chosen artist through their own websites.
We are however very happy to pass on your thanks to any artist that has appeared at your event arranged and organised by Classique.

The majority of prices will be plus vat at the current UK rate of 20%.