Straight No Chaser

Straight No Chaser is a highly skilled jazz duo who will add sophistication and a great atmosphere to your event playing carefully selected jazz standards and popular songs. Variety of line ups to chose from duo to quartet to suit your event perfectly.

Price from £461 + travel

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Set List / Repertoire

The Jazz Duo can learn requested songs given at least 2 weeks notice prior to the event

Jazz Swing
Autumn Leaves
All The Things You Are
All Blues
All of Me
Alone Together
Bye Bye Blackbird
Beautiful Love
Billie’s Bounce
Cry Me A River
Fly Me To The Moon
Mack The Knife
Have You Met Miss Jones
There Will Never Be Another You
There is No Greater Love
Satin Doll
Some Day My Prince Will Come
Blue Monk
What Is This Thing Called Love?
Donna Lee
The Days of Wine and Roses
Stella By Starlight
Softly As A Morning Sunrise
Blues For Alice
On Green Dolphin Street
Night and Day
In Your Own Sweet Way
Lady Bird
Just Friends
How High the Moon
Take The A Train
‘Round Midnight

Jazz Ballads
Body and Soul
Nancy (With The Laughing Face)
In A Sentimental Mood

Bossa Nova
The Girl From Ipanema
Blue Bossa
Black Orpheus
Song For My Father

Popular Songs
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Moondance – Van Morrison
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - Joe Zawinul

Christmas Songs
Winter Wonderland
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Auld Lang Syne
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Sleigh Ride
Silent Night
I’ll Be Home For Christmas
I Saw Mommy Kiss Santa Claus
We Three Kings Of Orient Are

Full Biography

* Huge flexibility as the band can set up in as little as 15 minutes and only require a small amount of space.
* Able to play anywhere indoors or outdoors using portable amplification.
* Glad to comply with dress code and offer flexibility with timings to ensure the event runs as smoothly as possible. 
* Can learn a song request FREE of charge given at least two weeks notice
* Enthusiastic and highly skilled music conservatoire graduates
* Experience playing for top corporate clients such as HSBC, Microsoft, Bentley and many more.

Straight No Chaser are based in Lancashire and are available for hire for parties and corporate functions across the UK. They can enhance any event with live guitar and saxophone music playing a large repertoire of jazz standards and popular songs.

Straight No Chaser have their own portable amplification with no need for a mains supply (please note; portable amplification is suitable for duo only). This means there is huge logistical flexibility; they can play in any area and even outdoors with minimal fuss. Set up time is incredibly fast and hassle free only taking 10 minutes upon arrival to set up and play.

Straight No Chaser is 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.

Straight No Chaser are available in a variety of line ups to suit the occasion from the duo to a jazz quartet:
~Duo – Jazz Guitar and Saxophone
~Trio – Jazz Guitar, Saxophone and Double Bass 

We recommend the duo or trio for subtle background ambience whereas the quartet below is more appropriate as the main feature of an event.
~Quartet – Jazz Guitar, Saxophone, Double Bass and Drums

The Musicians

Dean Masser is a jazz saxophonist, composer and educator.  After graduating from Leeds College of Music he became a member of the Jack Parnell Quartet, which recorded a live album during a week-long stint at Ronnie Scott's. 
Since then, Dean has played alongside many of the leading names in British jazz at numerous venues and festivals. He has many television and radio appearances to his credit, and released his first album as leader in 2010.


Default lineup: 2 members

Standard Line Up = Duo Tenor Saxophone & Jazz Guitar
Trio - add Double Bass
Quartet - add Double Bass & Drums

Performance Times

2 x 45 minutes sets

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Price from £461 + travel from Greater Manchester

Based on 2 members performing 2 x 45 minute sets

  • North West From £462
  • Wales From £497
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £511
  • East Midlands From £527
  • West Midlands From £528
  • North East From £577
  • Scotland From £595

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36 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
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The perfect band!!

5 stars - Straight No Chaser are Highly Recommended
booked Straight No Chaser for their Wedding in North Yorkshire May 2024

“All eyes on Straight No Chaser! They were the perfect band for our drinks reception. Nothing but compliments from the guests on the day, and reaching out to say so after! Communication from Dean leading up to the wedding was breezy, always quick to response and really nice! Will be booking them again, and recommending them for years to come! Thanks Dean & Andy!!”

Great! We had so many compliments from guests!

5 stars - Straight No Chaser are Highly Recommended
booked Straight No Chaser for their Wedding in West Midlands June 2023

“We had Straight No Chaser perform for our wedding during the reception drinks and they were a real hit. The background music gave a real sense of class to the reception. Sadly, being the bride I just didn't get a chance to sit down and enjoy them but my husband said he made sure he did and said they were fantastic. We had so many compliments from guests. I communicated with Dean on the lead-up to the wedding and communication was great. They even asked us what we wanted them to wear, ie tux, more casual, suit etc. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them for your event. ”

Icing on the cake!

5 stars - Straight No Chaser are Highly Recommended
booked Straight No Chaser for their event in North Yorkshire May 2023

“We absolutely loved Straight No Chaser and so did our guests. They were the icing on the cake! They played at our guests arrival and drinks reception and created such an awesome atmosphere. Lots of our guests commented how good they were and created a lovely ambiance. Professional and polite throughout, we would very much recommend them. Communication before hand was brilliant and Dean and Andy ensured they knew what we wanted and we had all the information we needed from them too. Really nice guys and awesome music.”

Fabulous addition to our big day

5 stars - Straight No Chaser are Highly Recommended
booked Straight No Chaser for their Wedding in Cumbria February 2023

“We loved having Straight no Chaser perform at our wedding, it was exactly how we hoped and everything ran perfectly. Dean was really helpful and easy to communicate with and our guests all commented on how fantastic the music was. I would highly recommend Straight no Chaser to anyone looking for a class act to accompany any celebration. Thank you!!”

Excellent Jazz Duo

5 stars - Straight No Chaser are Highly Recommended
booked Straight No Chaser for their Wedding in Cheshire

“Straight no chaser were a fantastic act for our wedding. Contacted us in advance of the big day to organise set up and get an idea of the dress code for the event. They were set up and playing when our guests arrived at the reception and added to what was a fantastic atmosphere at The Terrace in Warrington. Excellent musicianship and professional throughout. I would highly recommend straight no chaser.”

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