Okay, so it’s nearly the end of January and now we have got a little bit of time to look back at what the bands got up to at Christmas and New Year. It was an incredibly busy time and it quite nice to have a little bit of respite before the year gets really busy again.
So, Jazz Juice has been performing at Cliveden House for the last seven years, and it is always a privilege to do so. The venue is simply exquisite and there is always a sense of occasion when you drive up the wide and perfectly manicured driveway up to the Luxury Hotel. This year a duo of guitar and saxophone was required to play on Christmas Day and returned on Boxing Day which was then accompanied by a five-piece party band called, “Big Mama Funk” in the evening for dancing and celebration into the wee small hours.
The following day the Jazz Juice duo was booked last minute to save a wedding! The happy couple were certainly unimpressed when we heard from them because they had several bands let them down, however they were a lot happier after they got in touch with myself, as I was able to fix this Duo for their reception and evening party. It went down incredibly well and there were very, very happy with how everything panned out in the end.
Forty eight hours after that, Jazz Juice were back at Cliveden for another wedding. This included our pianist playing during the ceremony and an evening trio playing Jazz and Up-tempo party standards. So the guests could initially relax and then be encouraged to get their grove on. This was followed by our DJ who saw the night out and the early morning in with pop and dance hits that kept the guests asking and wanting more.
The next time we were back at Cliveden House was New Year’s Eve were a trio consisting of piano, saxophone and double bass performed and saw the New Year in up until another DJ took over after us. It was not long until we were back again New Year’s Day so the band performing for seven hours in total! We were the entertainment and atmosphere makers for brunch and dinner, and that concluded our Christmas period this year.
It was thoroughly exciting and very, very humbling to be a part of such an incredible organisation delivering unrivalled quality to discerning guests. It gives me great pride to work with such a partner and I relished the opportunity.