Acoustic Jazz Band
Durban, South Africa
Beat-Route has become a household name in Jazz circles in KZN. The band has been gigging around Durban since 2004 featuring at countless Corporate Events, Private Functions and Weddings with an infectious, subtle and nuanced acoustic sound. The band performs as anything from a sophisticated instrumental Swing Jazz Quartet right up to a dynamic 6 piece band with some great arrangements of some classic tunes.
In the smaller format Beat-Route focuses on the traditional swing Jazz sound that has been their niche for many years, with a vast repertoire of Jazz standards, Bossa-novas and Afro Jazz with some loose originals and some swinging interpretations of some more modern material including Maroon5, Amy Winehouse, John Meyer, Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder (recently including some cool lounge grooves and acid jazz vibes). This sophisticated repertoire and our nuanced treatment and low-key sound ideally suiting the band to high-end corporate networking and cocktail type events.
The basic instrumental Quartet line-up features Trumpet / Flugelhorn, Guitar or piano, Up-right Bass and Drums. For bigger events with more pizazz we augment the band adding one of our gorgeous and dynamic vocalists and/or a sax player.
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Thank you for your email, much appreciated. Just got back to the office in Knysna!
Once again, it was great to work with Beat-Route and oh my word, Thobeka has a stunning voice. I’m so pleased that Jenny decided to book her. And also a huge thank you to you and the guys for playing nonstop without a break, making up for time as we had booked until about 7-ish and only required your services till 17h45.
Should you ever need a reference to any prospective client, let me know, I’d be more than happy to provide one. I would have loved having a band of your calibre in the Garden Route, and in the Cape Town area.
Thank you again for another very successful event.
All the very best, until the next time!
Apologies for not replying to your email sooner. We have been away on honeymoon and are only just back in London.
Beat-Route were AMAZING! Every single guest made a point of telling us how you were their favourite thing about our wedding.
If you ever need a reference, please feel free to contact us – we are your biggest fans!
I didn’t even get a chance to chat to you guys on the day!
All went so quick! In saying that, I most certainly heard your beautiful music and I cannot thank you enough for contributing to our wedding day and making it a magical one! Your professionalism and helpfulness leading up to the day was truly remarkable and you were always available to chat or answer any questions (and instructions!) I had immediately.
For this I thank you and will most certainly recommend you to any future bride and/or event.
Good luck to you and the rest of Beat-route, I wish you a very successful future and will most certainly see you again at Market sometime.
I will forward you some photos when I receive them for sure!