Default lineup: 2 members
Duo: Tenor Saxophone and Jazz Guitar.
*Larger line ups also available including female vocals, double-bass and/or drums.
“A wonderful young guitarist” David Mead, Guitarist Magazine
"This is sophisticated stuff... Everyone plays superbly and the whole set is wholly recommended." ***** Mark Gilbert, Jazz Journal
Kind of Two are a highly skilled & award-winning jazz duo based in London who are guaranteed to lend a sophisticated soundtrack to any event. Made up of two acclaimed and highly sought-after musicians, Kind of Two have appeared at the U.K. and Europe’s top jazz clubs such as Ronnie Scott’s, played at countless weddings and private parties and have also performed for well-known clients such as Elton John and Lord and Lady Sainsbury, as well as for a private party hosting HM The Queen Elizabeth II.
Saxophonist and composer Matt Anderson released his debut album with his band Wild Flower in 2015 on the Jellymould Jazz label to widespread critical acclaim and airplay on BBC Radio 3 alongside a 13-date UK tour and launch gig at Pizza Express Dean Street, London. Winner of the Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition 2017, he is popular as a sideman in a variety of projects on the fertile London and Leeds jazz scenes, performing regularly across the UK and internationally with recent appearances in New Zealand and Scandinavia. He is also a current Masters student at the Royal Academy of Music and recipient of the George Drexler Foundation Scholarship.
Guitarist Alex Munk graduated from the masters programme at London's Royal Academy of Music with Distinction in 2011, where he was awarded the Elton John Scholarship, the Scott Philbrick Jazz Scholarship and the John Baker Memorial Prize. Since then he has released his debut album to critical acclaim, with glowing reviews in the likes of The Guardian, Guitarist magazine and Jazzwise magazine. His 24-date album-release tour was supported by Arts Council England and included performances at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and Pizza Express Dean Street. His profile has grown steadily to the forefront of capital's jazz scene and he regularly performs in the bands of many highly regarded musicians and band leaders in London, as well as with the world-renowned CBSO.
Kind of Two have been performing as professional musicians for many years and are heavily experienced in playing for all kinds of events. Among the many well-known corporate clients they have worked for are Warburtons, the NHS, HSBC, BT and the CBI, they have played at hundreds of weddings, private parties and dinners, and they have also performed for well-known clients such as Elton John and Lord and Lady Sainsbury, as well as for a private party hosting HM The Queen Elizabeth II. Both musicians have also performed across the world and they have appeared at many of the UK and Europe’s most well-known jazz clubs and festivals, such as London's Ronnie Scott’s and Pizza Express Dean Street jazz clubs, and Amsterdam’s Bimhuis.
Kind of Two are available in the following line-ups:
The duo and trio are well-suited for creating a sophisticated atmosphere and background ambience for your event:
Kind of Two (Standard Line-Up): Tenor Saxophone and Guitar
Kind of Two Plus One: Tenor Saxophone, Guitar and Double-Bass or Female Vocalist
We also offer these larger ensembles for clients who would like a band which is more of the centre of attention at an event, for example giving a recital or playing music for dancing:
Quartet: Tenor Saxophone, Guitar, Double-Bass and Drums or Female Vocalist
Vocal Quintet: Female Singer, Tenor Saxophone, Guitar, Double-Bass and Drums
As well as the flexibility Kind of Two has in terms of changing location, space and power requirements, we are always careful to work out our clients' preferences in terms of dress code, timings and set lists, so that your event is just how you want it.
Please note that the duo's auto quote is based on 2x 45mins performance within a 2 hours period. The 2 hours does not include the set up time but if you want the performance spread across a longer period then extra charges will apply.