Jazzitation is a Cambridge (UK) based trio that loves playing vocal jazz standards such as Fly Me to the Moon, Don't Know Why, You are the Sunshine of My Life and Cry Me a River.
The perfect accompaniment to fine dining, weddings, garden parties and classy events requiring stimulating music at a modest volume! Dinner jazz if you will!

Next public gig:
Sunday 16th Sep - The Geldart, Cambridge, 7.30pm. Free, but book a table to eat.

Back to the Geldart

Posted on Feb 5 by Ian

We are very happy to announce that we are playing at the Geldart again this year, Sunday evenings as usual. May, July, September and November.

Happy New Year!

Posted on Jan 18 by Ian

Things are a little quiet in Jazzitation-land. The three of us are busy with other musical projects, but we are still available for hire! If you would like some classy background jazz book us!

Concert for Mental Wellbeing

Posted on Sep 18 by Ian

Concert for Mental Wellbeing

Battery Powered

Posted on Jul 15 by Ian

Here we are in the Fellows' Garden at Clare College, Cambridge. No power was available so we ran our amps from a battery!

Clare College

Show Reel

Posted on Jul 12 by Ian

We've made a show reel!

Or on YouTube click here.

Anyone for Beer?

Posted on Apr 9 by Ian

We are playing at the St.Radegund Beer Festival on Wednesday 12th April between 6-8pm. Come and visit Cambridge's smallest pub and try out the beer!

Beer Festival poster

2017

Posted on Jan 4 by Ian

Book now for 2017!

Autumn Season

Posted on Aug 20 by Ian

Our autumn season begins on September 11th at the Geldart (previously published as September 18th but has been changed). Come on down!

Summer Ball

Posted on Jul 15 by Ian

We are playing at this event and it is sold out!

Ball poster

Jazzitation4!

Posted on Feb 5, 2016 by Ian

as a quartet
Our first official outing as a quartet.



New videos

Posted on Feb 5, 2015 by Ian

Or on YouTube click here.

Or on YouTube click here.



Happy New Year!

Posted on Jan 6, 2016 by Ian

Book now for 2016!



Looking for a Christmas present?

Posted on Nov 28, 2015 by Ian

How about our CD - Quiet Thoughts and Quiet Dreams - (£8 + £1 P&P)? You can pay by credit or debit card or via a PayPal account.



New Poster

Posted on Nov 2, 2015 by Ian

geldart gig poster
Upcoming gig



Photo time

Posted on Aug 30, 2015 by Ian

Wedding photo
At the Great Barn in Bourn



Thank you July

Posted on August 1, 2015 by Ian

Jazzitation had their busiest month ever in July, but it was great. Thanks for having us everyone! Book now for the Autumn!!

Jazz Jam

Posted on July 12, 2015 by Ian

Jazzitation are involved in hosting a Jazz Jam at the Railway Vue pub in Impington. The first one is on Sunday 26th July from 4-7pm. Singers and players come on down! Reoccurring on the last Sunday of each month 4-pm.
We will be working from Real Books 1-3, but can cater for many other tunes too! Backline of guitar/piano/bass initially, hopefully drums in the future.
Here's a link Jazz Jam.

Money

Posted on June 30, 2015 by Ian

We support the Musician's Union Work Not Play Campaign ... Musicians' Union Work Not Play
Or in other words: don't ask us to play for no fee. Thank you!

Local gigs coming up

Posted on May 13, 2015 by Ian

Red Lion 4th July Railway Vue 11th July
Spot the difference!!



Exciting News!

Posted on May 13, 2015 by Ian

Jazzitation and friends are going to be hosting a jazz jam at a local hostelry. Further details coming soon. Probably starting in July. Watch this space for more details!



Website Changes

Posted on Apr 1, 2015 by Ian

Google are forcing us to create a mobile friendly website so that's what we are trying to do. If things look a bit funny then that will be why! It is a work in progress. Bear with us! We think it is there now!



Jazzy New Year!

Posted on Jan 7, 2015 by Ian

We are very glad to be playing again at the Geldart this year, starting in March. We are also sorting out gigs at our other regular venues. Watch this space!



It's that time of year!

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 by Ian

There are two opportunities to hear Jazzitation's seasonal selections - December 21st and 23rd. The first at Wildwood in Cambridge (1-4pm Sunday afternoon), and the second at Wildwood in Ely (7.30-10 Tuesday evening).
Maybe we'll see you there!



You can buy our CD online!

Posted on July 19, 2014 by Ian

We are pleased to announce that you can buy our new CD - Quiet Thoughts and Quiet Dreams - directly from our website. So you can pay by credit or debit card or via a PayPal account. More information about the CD can be found here. Or buy now here (£8 + £1 P&P) ...



New website page!

Posted on June 29, 2014 by Ian

We have found some online reviews of our performances, click here to read them.



It has arrived! The new album is here!

Posted on June 22, 2014 by Ian

It is called "Quiet Thoughts and Quiet Dreams".

Here's the front cover...

Front Cover
Quiet Thoughts and Quiet Dreams cover

Here's a YouTube clip of part of the first track ...


Here's a YouTube clip of part of track 10 ...

More details



New Flyer

Posted on Jun 16, 2014 by Ian

Flashy new flyer ...

Flyer


Coming soon ... it's nearly here

Posted on May 15, 2014 by Ian

We have been in the studio recording our first studio album. To be released next month. We are very excited about it and we had a lot of fun making it. Just finalising the tracks and the artwork and all that stuff!



Here we are 2014

Posted on Mar 14, 2014 by Ian

The year's bookings are filling up. Still room for a wedding or two sometime this year!



Merry Christmas!!

Posted on Dec 23, 2013 by Ian

Merry Christmas from Jazzitation!

Christmas Jazz at the Willow Tree
The 3 heads


Picture

Posted on July 22, 2013 by Ian

Time for a picture on the front page ...

Just about to start at the Geldart
The 3 heads


Beer, or more specifically Beer Festivals

Posted on July 16, 2013 by Ian

Yes it is true we like beer ... and wine, but also we have two gigs coming up shortly where you can come and here Jazzitation with a real ale (or something else) in hand! Firstly Cottenham on 27th July, then Histon on 3rd September. Why not come and try the ale?!
Cheers!



Money

Posted on December 7, 2012 by Ian

We support the Musician's Union Work Not Play Campaign ... Musicians' Union Work Not Play

Sunday's Gig

Posted on November 7, 2012 by Ian

Please note Sunday's gig at the Waggon and Horses in Linton now starts at 6pm!



New Live Album

Posted on October 19, 2012 by Ian

Yes it's true, the new album is ready and available now. £5. Why not come down on Sunday and get your copy!



More Website changes

Posted on September 3, 2012 by Ian

No sooner had we sorted our website out and we had another problem (thanks BT!). This problem has now been fixed and we are up and running again. Apologies to anyone wondered what had happened to us!

We now have a run of gigs up to Christmas and maybe, just maybe a live album coming out shortly!!



Photograph

Posted on August 19, 2012 by Ian

A hectic 3 days for Jazzitation - 2 gigs! Here's a picture of us after our wedding gig last friday - which went rather well!

Relaxed post-gig!
The 3 heads

Website changes

Posted on July 8, 2012 by Ian

Well our Wordpress website has ground to a halt for unknown reasons, so we've rewritten the site without Wordpress! Hopefully all the same information is available and you can contact us via email (jazzitation(at)gmail.com) or phone (01223 237767) as before.



It has been a while - since we posted

Posted on June 6, 2012 by Ian

Jazzitation is groovin’ on nicely! Regular visits to our favourite haunts – the Geldart, Ainsworth Street, Cambridge, the Willow Tree, Bourn, plus private functions keep us ticking along nicely. We are playing new songs at almost every gig so it’s getting tricky to choose the set now – we have too many favourites!

But if you are looking for classy music for your special occasion … look no further! We like to keep the songs succinct and yet joyously different every time. We are a genuine Cambridge jazz band! Yes, we have googled it too!
We enjoy it so we know you will too! Drop us a line at jazzitation(at)gmail.com! or give us a call on 01223 237767.



Line up Change

Posted on October 1, 2011 by Ian

Peter, guitarist, founder member (it was his idea!), is leaving Cambridge for good and will be playing his last gig with us on Sunday 16th October at the Geldart. His replacement David, who has played a few gigs with us already, will also be playing that night. So, for a short while, Jazzitation will be a quartet! It is likely to be a busy night so book your table soon if you want to eat.

We wish Peter all the best for the future and look forward to hearing future bands!

Dancing to Jazzitation!
Prince Charles and the Vicar dancing!!

The last few months have seen us settle into a one-gig-a-month routine. In July we were back at the Geldart for another busy Sunday night. August took us to Thriplow near Royston and a typical August evening, cold and rainy. But being a wedding reception everyone was determined to have a good time. We even had dancing to Jazzitation.

September took us back to the Snug and a surprisingly busy evening – for a Tuesday. Dave endured his injured knee as we played some more new songs – some more modern material. A great night.



Update!

Posted by on June 7, 2011 by Ian

April took us to Quendon Hall for a wedding, and what a beautiful occasion it was! The weather was amazingly warm and sunny, the guests were marvellous and we had a very pleasant afternoon of jazz.

In contrast Natalie’s party at the Boot in Histon was a much more buzzing affair! Kicked us (well me at least!) into another gear – a great night!

May took us back to the Geldart for another splendid evening. Standing room only to begin with, and our hardcore supporters keeping us going at the end – it was a sunday night after all!  Thanks to everyone who came down!

And finally our first visit to the Snug on Lensfield Road. Enthusiastic and welcoming staff, and a surprisingly large crowd of followers, another excellent evening. We’ll be back there on 27th September and maybe before.

Jazzitation groovin' at the Snug
Jazzitation groovin' at the Snug

Thanks to Tom for the photo!

Gigs have gone a bit quiet for a while; we’ll probably be back to the Geldart in July, and there are few other possibilities in the offing and we might even go busking, so we might see you in town!



Evening of jazz and swing at the Willow Tree, Bourn

Posted on March 7, 2011 by Peter

We played our first gig at the Willow Tree, Bourn last night and had a great time playing Ain’t Misbehavin’, As Time Goes By, Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man, Summertime and many other classics to a packed room.

Sara and Ian Morrison

It was a lovely venue to play in and it was a pleasure playing in front of an audience who were enjoying delicious food and (hopefully!) great music!

Peter Cook on guitar



We've got a Picture!

Posted on March 3, 2011 by Ian

It’s been a little while coming but we’ve now got a band photo! It features Dave our dep guitarist, hopefully we will soon have one with Peter too!

We've enjoyed the first half of the gig at the Geldart
Two smiling faces and a dep



Our second gig!

Posted on February 15, 2011 by Ian

We were back at the Geldart again last Sunday with Dave Esental on guitar as Peter was not available. We experimented with a vocal plus 2 guitar line up for a few songs to allow Dave to enjoy some soloing!

Another great night! An especially appreciative crowd albeit partisan! Thanks Dave.

We will be back at the Geldart later in the year, maybe in May.

If anyone has a photos of the gig we like to nab them and post them on the website!


Our first gig!

Posted on December 11, 2010 by Peter

We played our very first gig at The Geldart pub in Cambridge last Sunday and it went very well!

All tables were booked (ok, we don’t think that the large table occupied by the local football team came specifically to listen to us, but they were appreciative!) and we had a good reception from Elvis the landlord, the barstaff and most importantly, the customers.

Hopefully we’ll be back at The Geldart in the New Year.



Jazzitation demo

Posted on December 11, 2010 by Peter

We’ve been in the studio recording three of our favourite tunes so that our fans and anyone who’s interested in booking us can hear us. Enjoy!

Fly Me to the Moon    Cry Me a River    Meditation