Nothing will complement your special occasion more beautifully than the music of Manhattan Magic Jazz Duo, Manhattan Classical, Manhattan Medieval Minstrels or Chanter’s Jigge. We are a highly experienced and uniquely versatile professional instrumental duo (husband and wife, Malcolm & Elizabeth Ecclestone). We provide unobtrusive background music ideal for weddings, cool dinner jazz for sophisticated entertainment, concert performances of traditional music or something more upbeat for your party. As wedding band or party band we guarantee to give your occasion the ambience it deserves.
Whether you want smooth jazz to give suitable atmosphere to a champagne reception or formal dinner, or lively foot-tapping tunes for your birthday or anniversary party, Manhattan Magic Jazz Duo will perform the perfect mix just for you. We are the ideal small jazz band to hire. Our popular combination of saxophone and keyboard will be certain to delight you and your guests.
For more formal occasions Manhattan Classical performs popular classical pieces on a range of instruments that includes oboe, saxophone and digital piano, harpsichord and organ. This stylish combination is particularly suitable for wedding ceremonies, christenings and other events where formal music is more appropriate to the occasion. We also offer the choice of easy listening crossover classical music.
Manhattan Medieval Minstrels perform a wide range of popular music from the 13th to the 17th centuries on numerous ancient instruments. Costume is worn when appropriate to the occasion. The ideal musical background for medieval feasts and weddings, our lively performances add authentic atmosphere to themed events. We can even teach you a medieval dance.
Chanter’s Jigge perform a joyous musical hotpot of medieval, folk, traditional and many other kinds of musical delights from across the centuries on a wide range of traditional and modern instruments. Concert entertainments are interwoven with humourous readings and lively anecdotes. Whenever possible audience participation is encouraged. The emphasis is very much on having fun and sharing our love of good tunes with our audiences.
An additional option is a combination of all of these styles. Your guests can be welcomed with traditional or classical music that discreetly moves into smooth dinner jazz and eventually to foot-tapping party-pop music. You have the complete choice from any or all of our wide range of musical styles. Jazz Band, Classical or Folk Duo and Medieval Minstrels
We are based in the Norwich area and perform mainly in East Anglia for our background entertainments and anywhere in the UK for concerts. Our fees include up to 50 miles of travelling. Our charges range from £150 to £500, depending on the length of performance and distance travelled. For a typical two hour session in Norfolk we charge £175. We request a booking deposit of £75. We also offer a romantic Kenny G style performance for solo sax with backing tracks from £125. Concert performances charges range from £250 – £450.
We typically perform as a Duo for approximately two hours with short breaks during which we will provide suitable recorded music. We are very willing to extend our playing time, and augment with additional musicians if requested. Please feel free to contact us by email or telephone for more information. We are always very happy to talk and adapt to our clients’ particular needs.
Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions and our complete wedding package
For the ceremony we can provide classical or traditional music as your guests arrive and leave. For the entry of the bride and during the signing of the register we will play your favourite pieces. (we are happy to suggest suitable music from which you can choose).
During the drinks reception we can entertain your guests with relaxed jazz music while the bride and groom are having their wedding pictures taken. At the wedding breakfast we can again provide the perfect accompaniment as you enjoy your food and conversation. Later on we can change to lively foot-tapping tunes so that you and your guests can dance the night away. Our complete wedding package provides all the music throughout the day, from the arrival of your guests prior to the ceremony through to the evening entertainment. A entertaining mix of classical, jazz and pop. Charges for this are £400 – £500. However, we are happy to perform for all or any part of your day.
Hotels, Restaurants Themed Events and Corporate Entertainment, Parties and Christmas Celebrations
We perform at various special events and themed evenings. These include dinner dances, Christmas lunches and parties, Valentine’s Day dinners and medieval weddings and feasts. We also provide music for company dinners, product launches and various similar corporate events. Once again the volume of our music will be set to an appropriate level. At Christmas time we offer carols played on traditional instruments, Christmas Jazz and pop or a mixture of all.
We have £5m public liability insurance and our electrical equipment is PAT tested.