The Jazz Soul Boogie Band features the piano and vocals of Olly Wedgwood and has been refining itself since 2004 into a highly recommended professional function band.
Olly has been gigging at wedding and parties, and leading bands for over twenty years, starting early on by founding the ‘Big Jazz and Blues Band’ during his sixth form at Hampton School. At Cambridge University, he then founded, conducted, arranged music for and managed Selwyn Jazz, an 18-piece swing band as well as The Lovehandles – a high energy rhythm & blues 9-piece function band playing high energy covers to the bopping student masses!
After University, Olly worked as an engineer and physics teacher by day and gigged by night with various jazz and soul ensembles, both as a jazz pianist-vocalist and as a ‘front man’ entertainer. In 2004, Olly handed in his notice and went pro, playing frequently with the Oxford Jazz Quintet (one of Jamie Cullum’s previous groups before he rocketed to stardom).
Olly has now combined the talents of the many professional players he has worked with on the gig circuit with his own arrangements resulting in the formation of the professional and thoroughly versatile Jazz Soul Boogie Band.
The function band comes in a variety of flavours ranging from solo Olly Wedgwood (great for a classy background vibe) all the way to his 6-piece ‘big-sound-can’t-stay-off-the-dance-floor’ line up performing mainstream jazz swing, Latin, soul and funky disco classics.
The diverse styles of the Jazz Soul Boogie Band reflect Olly’s love of playing a broad range of well-known music from swing to pop songs. The band is full of great vibe and the joy of their music making is a big reason why audiences come away from their gigs buzzing!
Wherever they play, everyone has a BALL, so don’t miss out on a chance to hire the Jazz Soul Boogie Band and have them perform at your event – make an enquiry today!