Cocktail Jazz

Cocktail Jazz are a Piano and Double Bass duo featuring talented, professional musicians that have performed worldwide. Ideal for any event they'll create the perfect atmosphere whether you're arranging a wedding reception or corporate function.

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Set List / Repertoire

Cocktail Jazz play jazz classics from the 'Great American Songbook' written by the likes of George Gershwin & Cole Porter.

The repertoire includes:

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
All Blues
All of Me
All the Things You Are
Alone Together
Angel Eyes
Around Midnight
Autumn Leaves 
Beautiful Love
Black Orpheus
Blue Bossa
Blue Monk
Body and Soul
Bye Bye Blackbird
Can’t Get Started
Cheek to Cheek
Come Fly with Me
Cry Me A River
Days Of Wine And Roses
Donna Lee
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Don’t Worry About Me
Drop Me off in Harlem
Everything Happens to Me
Embraceable You
Exactly Like You
Fly Me to the Moon
Foggy Day
Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You
Georgia on my Mind
Girl from Ipanema
Have you Met Miss Jones
How High The Moon
I Got Rhythm
I Love You
I Remember You 
In a Sentimental Mood
It Had to be You
I've Never Been in Love BeforeJust Friends
Let There be Love
Let’s Fall in Love
Like Someone in Love
Lover Man
Lullaby of BirdlandMack The Knife
My Funny ValentineNancy
Night and DayOleo
On Green Dolphin Street
One Note Samba
Our Love is Here to StaySatin Doll
So What
Softly as a Morning Sunrise
Someday my Prince Will Come
Song for my Father
Stella by Starlight
St. Thomas
Stormy Monday
Takin' a Chance on Love
Take the A Train
Take 5
There Is No Greater Love
There Will Never Be Another You
What is this Thing Called Love
What’s New
You Made Me Love You
You Make Me Feel So Young

Full Biography

* Outstanding musicians with years of experience
* Previous clients include Manchester United FC, Center Parcs & NEC Birmingham
* Perfect for private & corporate occasions
* Duo/Trio/Quartet options
* Song requests learned
* Extensive repertoire

Cocktail Jazz are two outstanding musicians playing well known jazz standards by the likes of Gershwin, Miles Davis and Cole Porter.  This tasteful Piano and Double Bass duo are an ideal accompaniment to a wedding reception, corporate event or party, and create the perfect atmosphere for any occasion.  They have a wealth of experience and are the first choice for many of the country’s largest clients, including Manchester United, the Royal Exchange, Center Parcs, the Royal Society, Berkeley Hotel, Radisson Hotel, Canary Wharf and the NEC Birmingham.

Paul Kilvington (piano) has been in the music industry for over 25 years.  During this time he has toured extensively in Europe, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, the Middle East and North Africa.  He has many television appearances to his credit (Top of the Pops, Des O’Connor Show, Smash Hits Awards, World Music Awards) and has performed in some of the UK’s largest and most prestigious venues, such as the Wembley Stadium.  Paul has shared the stage with the likes of Bob Mintzer from the Yellowjackets and Brandford Marsalis.  He has also performed with Jack Jones on his last 2 UK tours.

Ed Harrison (double bass) is one of the most sought after double bass players in the country, known for his technique and versatility on the instrument.  Having played on the Prague and London jazz scenes for a number of years, he regularly performs across the country with many leading jazz figures from the world of jazz.

Cocktail Jazz are more than happy to comply with dress code and be flexible with set times to satisfy your specifications and ensure your event runs smoothly and everyone has a great time.

Previous clients include:
Annabel’s, Mayfair
BBC Gardener’s World Live
Berkeley Hotel
Botanical Gardens, Birmingham
Carlton Tower Hotel
Canary Wharf
Center Parcs
Data Center Dynamics
Hereford Cathederal
Manchester United FC
Manchester University
Marriott Hotel
Midland Hotel
National Army Museum
NEC Birmingham
Palace Theatre, Manchester
Putney Rowing Club
Radisson Hotel
Richmond Hotel, Liverpool
Royal Lancaster Hotel
St Helens RLFC
The Royal Exchange
The Royal Society
Thistle Hotel
Sheraton Hotel
Wax Chandlers Hall, London


Default lineup: 2 members

Duo: Piano & Double Bass (default line-up)

Trio and quartet options also Available (see booking options)

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Price from £462 + travel from Greater Manchester

Based on 2 members performing 2 x 50 minute set

  • North West From £471
  • Scotland From £497
  • East Midlands From £575
  • Wales From £575
  • West Midlands From £575
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £575
  • North East From £628

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106 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 4 stars
Audience engagement: 4 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
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Fantastic Live Music

5 stars - Cocktail Jazz are Highly Recommended
booked Cocktail Jazz for their Wedding in Northumberland April 2023

“Incredibly accommodating artists and very professional. We were lucky enough to have the pianist and saxophone player duo who were prompt with arrival and set up, and fantastic performers. They added the exact atmosphere with their jazz music, even going the extra mile to learn a very personal, niche song that made walking down the aisle a dream come true!”

Would like to see them at Ronnie Scotts!

5 stars - Cocktail Jazz are Highly Recommended
booked Cocktail Jazz for their event December 2022

“Absolutely superb. Technically extremely gifted and all our guests loved them. They were also very sensitive as to how to pitch their sets in regards to volume and set list. This was a wake but the guys made it feel like a wedding. Awesome. Would like to see them at Ronnie Scotts or under different circumstances where I could actually watch them.”

Absolutely fantastic!

5 stars - Cocktail Jazz are Highly Recommended
booked Cocktail Jazz for their Wedding in Worcestershire December 2022

“We hired Paul and Andy (piano and sax) for our Christmas wedding last month, and they were absolutely perfect. Everyone loved them and it really added to the atmosphere. So pleased we booked Cocktail Jazz, they were brilliant :)”

They were professional, courteous and I would recommend them to anyone

5 stars - Cocktail Jazz are Highly Recommended
booked Cocktail Jazz for their Wedding September 2022

“Cocktail Jazz played at our wedding. They fit the mood of the day perfectly with a wide range of songs, that had all of our guests singing their praises. They were professional, courteous and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a jazz band to make their event memorable.”

We loved the music!

5 stars - Cocktail Jazz are Highly Recommended
booked Cocktail Jazz for their Wedding

“Thanks ever so much. We loved the music, as did all the guests.”

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