Buona Notte Jazz Band

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About Buona Notte Jazz Band – vintage jazz band based in London

Buona Notte Jazz Band are a vintage jazz band with a unique sound that brings to their audiences a taste of la dolce vita.

With their modern twist on vintage, classic Italian songs, gypsy-jazz, swing and jazz standards in English and Italian, we delight guests at hundreds of weddings and events every year.

Please take a look at our 2024 SET LIST

So if you're looking to hire the finest vintage jazz band London has to offer for your wedding or party, get in touch with us!

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Let the band take you on a Vespa ride back to retro bella Italia with a mix of Italian swing favourites like 'Volare' and 'That’s Amore' intertwined with rustic Roman Stornelli, romantic Neapolitan ballads, enticing bossa nova and samba rhythms along with foot-tapping rock 'n' roll and boogie-woogie.

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Since the group formed in 2014, Buona Notte Jazz Band have gone from strength to strength, performing both in the UK and internationally at weddings, corporate events and private parties.

Past clients include exclusive VIP wedding destination La Cervara in Portofino, Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge, Bella Vita Expo in London, Festival Italia at Brands Hatch, Just Eat Food Festival in Shoreditch, The English Italian Awards, Horsham Piazza Italia, Wilton's Music Hall, Manchester Palace Hotel, The Beaumont Estate and Le Quecumbar Gypsy Jazz Bar.

Here are just some of the locations where we have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...

  • Sint Olofspoort, Amsterdam
  • Lina Stores Restaurant, Marylebone
  • Telford
  • Aston Avenue, Harrow

Available from a duo to a quintet, the band is extremely versatile and can provide both elegant background music and get their audiences on their dancing feet.

Buona Notte Jazz Band consists of Henrietta (Vocals and Violin), Charly (Clarinet/Saxophone/Flute), Riccardo (Drums), Ale (Double Bass) and Fabrizio (Guitar).

We also cater for special Italian themes including the Godfather film trilogy, La Dolce Vita, That's Amore (Italian love songs), Italo-American crooners.

Set up / Performance

It takes us about 20 minutes to set up, and the same amount of time to pack up at the end of the event. Our basic performance package is 2 x 45 min sets with a short break in between sets. Longer options are available on request, e.g. 3 x 45 min sets.

Technical Requirements

We require a space of around 3m x 2m and a power source. We provide our own amplification for performances. However, if the venue is very large we may need to arrange the hire of a PA system.

About Henrietta

Henrietta is a singer-songwriter and musician from London.

Henrietta studied classical singing and jazz vocal studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London, Lancaster University and the Conservatorio “G.B. Martini” di Bologna, Italy.

After graduating she lived and worked in Italy for a period of five years and worked as a teacher of English and Music. She also performed as a lead vocalist in a variety of musical projects.

Henrietta returned to London in 2014 to pursue a career as a vocalist. She currently performs in the UK and abroad as a soloist and the lead singer of a number of bands including Buona Notte Jazz Band.

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8 Verified Reviews

"Dear Henrietta, We just wanted to say it was lovely meeting you and the band and thanks for a wonderful performance on Saturday. All our guests thoroughly enjoyed the music, including our neighbours! Thanks, Priyanka and family."

Priyanka Patel, 19 April 2024, party on Aston Avenue, Harrow
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"I booked Buona Notte Jazz Band for a surprise party. They are amazing, it was a great performance by all the band members - their Italian repertoire is great. They also prepared a few songs for the guest of honour to sing. She had great fun! The feedback from all the guests was really positive. Will really recommend them! Thanks guys, hope to work with you again."

Don Thushari, 29 January 2024, private event in London
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"I booked Buona Notte Jazz Band for an Italian-themed cocktail party for a pop up shop launch in London. They were flexible with numbers and budget for me (I only needed a 3 piece, not the traditional 5 piece group). They also had to play outside and we're very accommodating of that and brought their own speakers / soft music between sets. So I didn't need to worry about anything music related on the evening which was a real relief. And they were great. They really lifted and helped make the party a huge success and were truly perfect for our event. I had them sing only Italian themed songs, but they would be wonderful at any style of jazz performance. Easy to work to work with and incredibly professional - I highly recommend."

Sarah Watson, 2 November 2023, party in London
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"I couldn't recommend Buona Notte Jazz Band highly enough, they played at our wedding reception making it ever so special. Our guests still talk about how amazing they were during their performance and I couldn't say thank you enough for making the all experience so smooth and pleasant - which is so important while planning a wedding on your own. Lovely people, but most of all truly amazing artists!"

Mary Berg, 9 October 2023, wedding at Landmark Hotel, London
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"I booked Buona Notte Jazz Band on FixTheMusic as a surprise for my wife at her vintage birthday party and they were brilliant! Really friendly, easy to work with and very talented musicians!"

Chris Talbot, 19 July 2023, birthday party in London
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"We chose Buona Notte Jazz Band because they looked and sounded like a class act online, and they were on our wedding day! Henrietta was professional and friendly from the off and met with me at the venue to discuss the event. The P.A. system being offered by my venue wasn't suitable for a band and Henrietta sourced a suitable one at a better price. The band did 3 x 45 minutes sets of brilliant stuff, including all of our requests and Henrietta did a playlist of my choosing for the intervals. The band are talented and trained musicians who charge a fair price for their services. All the guests had a good dance and have since sung their praises to me. They were the perfect band, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and we look forward to seeing them again soon. Grace and Robert."

Grace Forge, 25 April 2023, wedding in Essex
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"Thank you so much for your performance at our event. I loved your jazzy version of Volare!"

Gennaro Contaldo (celebrity chef), 26 July 2021, The English Italian Awards, Manchester Palace Hotel
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"Buona Notte Jazz Band surpassed all our expectations they are so unique and had everyone on the dance floor. Wished we had booked them for the whole evening."

Jacquie Walters, 14 October 2020, anniversary party in London
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Set List

Italian Pre-1960s

Arrivederci Roma – Renato Rascal
Baciami Piccina - Riccardo Morbelli and Luigi Astore
Bellezza in Bicicletta - G.D'Anzi - M.Marchesi
C'è La Luna - Paolo Citarella
Chittara Romana - Eldo Di Lazzaro
Con Un Bacio piccolissimo - Robertino
Guaglione / The Man Who Plays the Mandolino - -Renato Carosone
La Gelosia non e' Piu' di Moda – Trio Lescano
Luna Rossa - De Curtis, Antonio
Mambo Italiano - Bob Merrill / Carosone
Mattinata/You're breaking my heart - George Greely
Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu (Volare) - Domenico Modugno
O Sarracino - Renato Carosone
O Sole Mio - Eduardo di Capua
Papa loves Mambo - Al Hoffman
Parlami d'amore Mariu' - Cesare Andrea Bixio
Pe' Lungotevere - Romolo Balzani
Scapriciatello - Ferdinando Albano
Sotto e' cielo di Roma/On an evening in Roma - Umberto Bertini
That's Amore - Harry Warren
Tu Vuo' Fa' L' Americano - Renato Carosone
Turna a Surriento - Ernesto De Curtis
Un Bacio a Mezzanotte - Kramer Gorni

Italian '60s to present

Angelina - Louie Prima
Buonasera Signorina -F. Buscaglione
Brucia la Terra – Nino Rota
Caruso – Lucio Dalla
Che cos'e' l'amor - Vinicio Caposella
Con un Bacio Piccolissimo - Giovanni Ornati
E se domani - Mina
Estate - Mina
Grande, Grande, Grande – Mina
Grande Amore – Il Volo
I Stivaletti Rossi - Vito Pallavicini
Il Cielo in Una stanza - Mina
In Cerca di te - Claudio Villa
Il Mondo – Jimmy Fontana
La Bambola – Patti Bravo
La Voglia e la Pazzia - Ornella Vanoni
Love in Portofino - Fred Buscaglione
Meglio Stasera/It had better be tonight – H. Mancini
Meraviglioso - Domenico Modugno
Nessuno – Mina
O' Marie – Louis Prima
Quando quando quando - Tony Renis
Se Telefonando - Mina
Tintarella di luna - Franco Migliacci e Bruno De Filippi
Una Notte a Napoli - Pink Martini
Via Con Me – Paolo Conte

Jazz and Swing Standards

All of Me - Toby Gad
Bei Mir Bist du Schein - Sholom Secunda
Bye bye Blackbird – Ray Henderson
Caravan - Juan Tizol and Irving Mills Charleston, The – J.Johnson
Cheek to cheek - Irving Berlin
Choo choo cha boogie – Louis Jordan
Close Your Eyes - Bernice Petkere
Fly me to the moon - Bart Howard
I've got the World on a String - Harold Arlen
I've got rhythm – P. Mayfield
I wanna be like you/King of the Swingers – R.Sherman
I was a little too lonely – Livingston/Evans
Just you, just me – J. Greer
L.O.V.E – Cole Porter
Misty - Erroll Garner
MyBabyJustCaresForMe-Walter Donaldson
My favourite things - Richard Rodgers
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (Chissa') – O. Farrés
Pennies From Heaven – A. Johnston
Puttin On The Ritz – Irving Berlin
Steppin out with my baby – Irving Berlin
Sway - Luis Demetrio and Pablo Beltran Ruiz
Sing, Sing, Sing - Benny Goodman
Sweet Giorgia Brown - Pikard-Casey
Tea for Two - Vincent Youmans
What a difference a day made - Stanley Adams
What is this thing called love - Cole Porter
When you're smiling – Shay-Fisher

'60s to present

Ain't no mountain high enough – Marvin Gaye
All About that Bass - Post Modern Jukebox
Amado mio – Pink Martini
A Night like this – Caro Emerald
Blue Bossa - Kenny Dorham
Back it up – Caro Emerald
Corcovado - Tom Jobim
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Girl from Ipanema - Astrud Gilberto
Having a Party – Sam Cooke
Ho hey - Lumineers
How Insensative - Tom Jobim
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
Let's Stay Together – Al Green
Liquid lunch – Caro Emerald
Moondance - Van Morrisson
Natural Woman - Carole King
One Note Samba - Tom Jobim
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Say a Little Prayer - Burt Bacharach
So Nice - Marcos Valle
Spooky - Shapiro and Harry Middlebrooks
Stuck in the middle – Stealers Wheel
Take another little piece of my heart – Janice Joplin
That Man – Caro Emerald
These Boots are Made for Walking - Nancy Sinatra
Upside Down – Paloma Faith (PMJ cover)
You never can tell – Chuck Berry

Special Themed parties and events e.g. Godfather Theme (Music by Nino Rota)

Michael's Theme
Godfather Theme Part 1 (Instrumental)
Godfather Theme Part 2 (Instrumental)
Love Theme (Speak softly love)
Antico Canto Siciliano (Wedding procession)
The Godfather Tarantella
Come live your life with me
The Godfather Mazurka
Promise You'll Remember
I have but one heart/O Marenariello
C'e' la luna

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