Slavonic Jazz Band is a jazz ensemble formed in 2014. It is made up of both female and male singers, a solo flute, drums (percussion and conga), a piano, a double bass and a bass guitar.
The best way to describe the band is that it is a dynamic combination of youth and experience, academic education in classical music and great performing experience, ranging from rock, rockabilly and blues to classic evergreen hits. The ensemble explores and experiments with the ways of adapting arrangements and the sound of big bands to a smaller ensemble, which makes a considerable musical challenge considering the extensiveness of our repertoire.
The band also shows a strong interest in Latin music and performs very demanding compositions, which ask for an enviable level of making music and virtuosity on some of the instruments, as well as refined sense for complex rhythms, which is a main trait of both Brazilian and Cuban music.
Repertoire (genres): 1. Ragtime i Dixieland jazz 2. Classical orchestral jazz (adapted for small ensembles) 3. Hot club jazz 4. Swing 5. Afro-Cuban jazz 6. Free jazz 7. Bossa nova 8. Jazz fusion 9. Jazz funk 10. Latino jazz 11. Chamber jazz
Song list: Aquaralo do Brasil Autumn leaves Blue Moon Body and soul Dos gardenias Fly me to the Moon Garota de Ipanema I've got you under my skin Mambo Italiano New York Papa loves mambo Quando, quando 'Round Midnight (es) Stars fell on Alabama ( C ) Stella by starlight ( B ) Sway The way you look tonight Time after time Volare You make me feel so young Armando rumba Billie's bounce Caravan Dark eyes For Sephora La fiesta Mediterranean Sundance Minor swing Night in Tunisia Take five Spain Watermelon men Besame mucho My funny Valentine Summertime The men I love Lullaby of birdland Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby Why don't you do right God bless the Child Something stupid Cheek to cheek