Jazz With Vocalists
Margot Leighton - female vocalist
L.O.V.E. (60 seconds)
Made famous by Nat King Cole, this upbeat favourite makes everyone smile. In this clip, Margot is performing with the Esstee Big Band*, of which most of our Jazzopoly artists are also members. While the instrumental sound would be arranged differently to suit a smaller ensemble, this clip gives you a great chance to hear Margot's voice and get a feeling for how adding a vocalist might enhance your function.
Almost Like Being In Love (30 seconds)
Vintage Lerner & Loewe, this song was made famous in the 1947 classic musical Brigadoon. In this clip, Margot is performing as part of a duo with Jazzopoly guitarist Tim Nikolsky. While a quartet or quintet would have a much warmer instrumental sound, this sample really highlights Margot's smooth sound.
Zac Teichmann - male vocalist
Bad Bad Leroy Brown (46 seconds)
Jim Croce wrote and recorded this fantastic tune, but it was turned into a swingin' sensation by none other than Mr Frank Sinatra. Zac is performing in both clips with the Esstee Big Band*, and emphasises Zac's Sinatra-esque tones and sophisticated style. In smaller Jazzopoly ensembles he performs a range of simiilar songs, with the instrumental arrangements altered to suit the smaller configuration.
Mack the Knife (64 seconds)
Another Sinatra stunner, here's another sample of Zac's great sound. This one really shows off Zac's incredible pitch and innate swing.
Craig Smith - male vocalist (and pianist)
Fly Me To The Moon (51 seconds)
Yes, another Sinatra blockbuster hit, Craig brings his own style to this classic jazz favourite. He is performing in both clips with his self-titled quintet* (which also features other Jazzopoly artists), so the instrumental sound is very similar to how it sounds when he performs with Jazzopoly ensembles.
Nature Boy (23 seconds)
You can hear the clip of this tune being performed by Jazzopoly's Trio de Jazz on our instrumental page. Now you can hear what it sounds like with a slightly different instrumental configuration plus a vocalist.
*We are about to go back into the studio with our vocalists and will soon be able to upload a suite of Jazzopoly proprietary vocal recordings. In the meantime, some of these samples feature our Jazzopoly vocalists performing with other (associated) ensembles, which also include many of our musicians.