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Anna

Anna is a member of Jools Hollands' band & The Brooklyn Funk Essentials & is an international touring & recording artist. With hundreds of weddings, corporate events & parties under her belt, clients are always thrilled with her performances.

Price from £391 + travel

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Secure your 2021 / 2022 booking before the 30th April 2021, and if Covid affects your event plans, we will offer 100% deposit credit to be used against new bookings.

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Set List / Repertoire

Classic Pop
(Songs everyone knows, for upbeat background music & dancing)
24K Magic - Bruno Mars
Baker Street - Jerry Rafferty
Can’t Feel My Face - The Weeknd
Can’t Stop The Feeling! - Justin Timberlake
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams
Empire State Of Mind - Alicia Keys
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Happy - Pharrell Williams
How Deep Is Your Love - The Bee Gees
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - Indeep
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Promises - Calvin Harris & Sam Smith
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
September - Earth, Wind & Fire
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sing - Ed Sheeran
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
That’s What I Like - Bruno Mars
This Girl - Kungs Vs Cooking On 3 Burners
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Wake Me Up - Avicii
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder

Soul, Funk & Motown
(The best tracks of the era, for lively background music & dancing)
Diggin’ On James Brown - Tower Of Power
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You - Marvin Gaye
I Got A Feeling - James Brown
I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
I Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
My Girl - The Temptations
Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Put It Where You Want It - Average White Band
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Soul With A Capital ‘S’ - Tower Of Power
Soul, Funk & Motown
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Try A Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
Use Me - Bill Withers

Acoustic Hits
(Reworked hits with only acoustic guitar or piano backing track, for smaller, quieter settings)
1000 Years - Christina Perri
Ain’t Nobody - Jasmine Thompson / Chaka Khan
All Of Me - John Legend
Attention - Charlie Puth
Bang Bang - Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande
Despacito - Justin Bieber
Finesse - Bruno Mars
Grenade - Bruno Mars
Hallelujah - Alexandra Burke
Happy - Pharell Williams
If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Love Is A Losing Game - Amy Winehouse
Love Never Felt So Good - Michael Jackson / Justin Timberlake
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Price Tag - Jessie J
Problem - Ariana Grande
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Sing - Ed Sheeran
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Symphony - Clean Bandit
Toxic - Britney Spears
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Trouble - Ariana Grande
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Valerie - Amy Winehouse

Club Sax
(Banging tracks to fill the dance floor)
Changes - Faul & Wad Ad
Freed From Desire - Gala
Hello - Adele (Club Remix)
Jubel - Klingande
Perfect - Ed Sheeran (Club Remix)
Promises - Calvin Harris & Sam Smith
Rockabye - Clean Bandit
Sun Don’t Shine (Sonnentanz) - Klangkarussel
The Man With The Red Face - Laurent Garnier
This Girl - Kungs Vs Cooking On 3 Burners
Treasured Soul - Michael Calfan (Club Remix)
Wake Me Up - Avicii

Ibiza Lounge Chillout
(Chilled background music for relaxed lounge-style gatherings)
Deep Summer Breeze - Ibiza Lounge Club
Flukie - Maddog
From Californebu to Nordnes - Wolfgang Wee
J’aime Marcher - Souleance
Jubel - Klingande
Kickflips - Blue Wednesday
Kiev - KLIM
Mellow Escape - Ibiza Lounge Club
Stay With You - Lemon Jelly
Tropical - Blank & Jones
Voo Sobre O Horizante - Azymuth
Yes Please - Digby Jones
And more….

Jazz & Smooth
(Sophisticated background music)
All Blues - Jazz Standard
Black Magic Woman - Santana
Breezin’ - George Benson
Don’t Know Why - Norah Jones
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight - James Taylor
Feel Like Making Love - Roberta Flack
Freddie Freeloader - Jazz Standard
Georgia On My Mind - Jazz Standard
Half Time - Amy Winehouse
Just Like A Star - Corrine Bayley Rae
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
Liquid Spirit - Gregory Porter
New York State Of Mind - Billy Joel
Pick Up The Pieces - Candy Dulfer
Red Baron - Billy Cobham
She’s Always A Woman To Me - Billie Joel
Snakes - David Sanborn
Streetlife - The Crusaders
Summertime - Jazz Standard
The Chicken - Jaco Pastorius
This Masquerade - George Benson
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder

Love Songs
(Perfect for first dances, wedding ceremonies & dancing with the one you love)
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Hallelujah - Alexandra Burke
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - Van Morrisson
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis Presley
If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys
If You’re Not The One - Daniel Bedingfield
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Marry You - Bruno Mars
My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
Signed, Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Woman In Love - Barbara Streisand
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder
You’re Beautiful - James Blunt
You’re In My Heart - Rod Stewart

23 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication before and at your event: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 23
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Working with Anna was a breeze from start to finish!

5 stars - Anna (Saxophonist) are Highly Recommended booked Anna for their event in Northamptonshire August 2020

“Working with Anna was a breeze from start to finish - we had a chat with ample time to organise everything before the event itself, Anna asked all the right questions regarding start time, setlist and equipment, something which can get overlooked, so great to have all bases covered before the event itself. On arrival Anna was prompt, prepared, and ready to go. Anna was happy to improvise and play along with our playlists/music (a sign of a truly skilled jazz musician!!) as well as perform her own stuff, as we asked her to do a bit of both. Anna’s high standard of musicianship is a rare find, this coupled with her professional attitude and friendly demeanour makes her the perfect package. Can’t wait to have Anna again at our next event! Thanks also to you Nick for making this booking process so easy. I am a professional musician myself, and have done a heap of event work as a front man/singer-pianist in the past - wish I knew there was an agency like yours when I was starting ou...”


Took the night to another level

5 stars - Anna (Saxophonist) are Highly Recommended booked Anna for their event in South Yorkshire

“Anna was professional and slotted into the night with ease. Very friendly and organised before she even arrived. All my guests loved her slots, I only regret not paying the extra top have her stay longer! She was absolutely fantastic!”


Wow!! Made the party - Anna is brilliant!

5 stars - Anna (Saxophonist) are Highly Recommended booked Anna for their event in Lincolnshire

“Anna stepped in last minute for us and she was absolutely fantastic. Anna was able to perform any request we had and is so versatile in the style of music she offers. The party was fantastic and this added such a brilliant atmosphere. She is so lovely and we can’t wait to have you perform again sometime!”


Made our day that bit more special

5 stars - Anna (Saxophonist) are Highly Recommended booked Anna for their Wedding in Leicestershire

“Anna was exceptional, our guests thought she was amazing and we had so many compliments regarding her performance. Our day started off running rather late resulting in a rather mixed up running schedule, but Anna was extremely professional and without prompting or discussion altered set times to accommodate the situation. She was absolutely fabulous from start to finish and I would definitely recommend her. Thank you Anna xx”


A surprise wedding gift to my new wife and a complete success!

5 stars - Anna (Saxophonist) are Highly Recommended booked Anna for their Wedding in Hertfordshire

“Anna is an amazing lady and performer. I booked Anna at really short notice as a surprise for my new wife. We planned to have our reception drinks out on the Polo pitch in the beautiful August summer sun, instead it was raining, nevertheless Anna set up next to the stage under the Silver birch trees, in the marquee and created one of the most wonderful and intermit atmospheres and performances during our reception drinks and afternoon tea. I was worried that the sax would be too loud, being inside and when I approached Anna about this she was more than happy to assess the room whilst performing and change the volume if necessary, nothing was too much trouble. The setup was so streamlined and quick my wife hadn’t even noticed until one of her favourites songs started playing in the sax! She was thrilled with her gift and was sad she didn’t get to speak to Anna to thank her in person on the day. A wonderful repertoire of music of all eras which our guests absolutely loved! ...”

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Prices

Price from £391 + travel from West Midlands

Based on 1 person performing 2 x 45 minute sets

  • West Midlands From £391
  • East Midlands From £421
  • South West From £444
  • North West From £450
  • Wales From £453
  • South East From £454
  • East of England From £459
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £462
  • North East From £562
  • Northern Ireland From £582
  • Republic of Ireland From £582
  • Scotland From £582

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Highlights

* Anna is a highly experienced saxophonist based in Birmingham, but travels UK wide.
* Her repertoire includes current and classic pop hits, funk, soul and Motown tracks, chilled acoustic songs, ibiza lounge vibes and club sax, all performed over high quality custom-made backing tracks. 
* Anna can also be booked to play alongside your DJ (please speak to one of our entertainment coordinators for more info)

Over the last two decades saxophonist, vocalist, musical director / arranger and recording artist Anna Brooks’ prestigious career has gained her a reputation as one of the UK’s leading jazz / funk / pop saxophonists. She is currently alto saxophonist / backing vocalist with Jools Holland’s nineteen-piece ‘Rhythm And Blues Orchestra’ and tenor saxophonist / backing vocalist with the Brooklyn Funk Essentials. In early 2020 she toured Europe with Jools' four-piece band on tenor / soprano sax and vocals alongside special guests KT Tunstall, Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall and appeared on BBC 2’s 2020 Annual Hootenanny. Over the last ten years she has toured worldwide with the Brooklyn Funk Essentials and recorded two albums - ‘Funk Ain’t Ova’ and ’Stay Good’.

Anna graduated from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with a First-Class Honours degree and soon afterwards was commissioned to compose and perform music for the ‘Rising Star’ series at the Cheltenham International Jazz Festival. A record deal followed and her first album ‘My Time’ was released in 2003. Her E.P ‘Going My Way’ followed in 2007. 

As musical director and arranger, Anna spent two years with George Treadwell’s legendary group ‘The Drifters’ and nineteen years with Roy G. Hemmings’ ‘Dictionary Of Soul'. This followed two years touring with ‘70s glam-rocker Roy Wood and several years touring and recording with Indian composer /violinist John Mayer's ‘Indo-Jazz Fusions’. As lead alto saxophonist she performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival with the Walsall Jazz Orchestra and recorded two albums of their original music. Classically trained, she has also performed on numerous occasions with The City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall.

As a music copyist, Anna has worked for such prestigious clients as Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Katie Melua, film producers Ridley Scott and Gurinder Chadhar, Kanbar Animation and the BBC. She has also composed music for TV and independent film.

Anna is passionate about music education and has been a saxophone tutor at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire since 2003.

 
 

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