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ABOUT ME

A bit about me:

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Chez Taylor-Francis has an addiction to jazz, funk and soul. Doubling sax with flute, and clarinet has led her to play such main stages as Wembley Stadium (London), The NIA (Birmingham), Newton's Nation (Australia), Alliance Francaise (Zambia) and many more. Her performances have been acclaimed by the likes of The British Arts Council and The BBC.

Globe trotter:

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Throughout her career, Chez has been fortunate to collect passport stamps from all over the world; from Bruges to Botswana, Turkey to Thailand, Dubrovnik to Dubai and countless other destinations.

On Stage:

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Chez has been lucky to support some fantastic artists such as Nile Rogers, Jaz Dhami, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Thunder, Tony Hadley, Shane Richie and Gareth Gates, as well as leading record labels such as Hed Kandi and Sony Music.

Out of the spotlight:

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Off stage, she has premiered works by Michael Nymann on BBC Radio 3 and jammed alongside Seasick Steve on Radio 2.

Behind the scenes, Chez is a devoted sax tutor as well as working with the reputable charity, Music in Hospitals, playing for patients all over the UK and featuring her performance experiences on BBC Radio 4. She can also be found beneath the stage, playing in the pit for various popular musicals in central London.

Geek Chic:

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On her home turf in London, Chez has managed to acquire quite a few letters after her name, including dipABRSM Teaching alongside a Licentiate in Performance from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. Proving to be somewhat of a qualification junkie, she is now preparing to sit her Fellowship Diploma in Musical Performance.

Arty moments:

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Chez writes and arranges music for her many bands & ensembles. In the composition world, Chez has written for online games companies, news corporations and the Edinburgh Film Festival, to name a few, as well as releasing material with her bands on iTunes.

To infinity and beyond!:

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Polished, unique and dependable, Chez Taylor-Francis is quickly becoming a prominent female artist on the London jazz and pop scene

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VENUES

Media platforms

BBC radio 2

BBC radio 3

Jazz FM

Radio Jackie

BBC broadcasting house

ITV News

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Stadiums

National Indoor Arena, Birmingham

Wembley stadium

Aston Villa Stadium

Manchester United Stadium

Ascot Racecourse

Sandown Racecourse

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International Festivals

Lovebox Festival

Creamfields Festival

Newtons Nation Festival

Edinburgh International Festival

Wilderness Festival

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Iconic London Venues

Houses of Parliament

The Royal Albert Hall

Tate Modern

The Natural History Museum

The Science Museum

The Design Museum

The Portrait Gallery

The Shard

The Gherkin

The Royal Overseas League

The Barbican

Battersea Power Station

Kew Gardens

One Mayfair

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Famous London Jazz Clubs

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho

Boisdales of Canary Wharf

The 606 club

The Vortex

The Roundhouse

Floridita

The Pigalle

Koko

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Reputable London Hotels

The Savoy Hotel

The Ritz

The Dorchester

One Aldwych

The Lanesborough Hotel

The Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster

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Luxury Cruiselines

Cunnard

P&O

Royal Caribbean

INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCES

Algarve, Portugal

Alta, norway

Antigua, Caribbean

Aruba, Caribbean

Barcelona, Spain

Bathurst, Australia

Berlin, Germany

Botswana, Africa

Cairo, Egypt

Copenhagen, Denmark

Courchevel, France

Crete, Greece

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Hong Kong, China

Houston, Texas

Istanbul, Turkey

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Kristiansand, Norway

Kusadasi, Turkey

Lisbon, Portugal

Manama, Bahrain

Miami, Florida, America

Mozambique, Africa

Murren, Switzerland

Nicaragua, America

Oranjestad, Aruba

Panama, America

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Saint Lucia, Caribbean

Saint paul de vence, France

Shanghai, China

Sicily, Italy

Stavanger, Norway

Sydney, Australia

Valletta, Malta

Venice, Italy

Zambia, Africa

Zimbabwe, Africa

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I specialise in these genres:

  • Chill out
  • Chillout
  • Funky house
  • House
  • Jazz
  • Swing jazz
  • Swing blues
  • Funk
  • Modern day
  • Chill
  • Swing
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I play these instruments:

  • Flute
  • Saxophone
  • Brass
  • Sax
  • Jazz
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I am happy to play at these events:

  • Engagement Party
  • Wedding
  • Private Party
  • Birthday Party
  • Company Party
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AVAILABILITY

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Location

I am based in London, United Kingdom.

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PERFORMANCE OPTIONS

  • Price from £224
    Chez on sax
    Solo

    Funky chillout or jazz saxophone with pre-mixed tracks for intimate or background gigs. Or alternatively, Chez can provide high impact improvised sax alongisde Pop and House tracks. For the latter, the Sax can be amplified and appropriate effects added to create a party vibe for your event. Chez can perform discretely, on a stage or even roving amongst the guests. Also happy to take requests. If your event requires unplugged, acoustic performance, Chez can provide solo unaccompanied sax although set times will have to be shorter. Quote for acapella sax available on request.

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  • Price from £310
    Solo sax with track or sax to jam alongside Dj
    Solo

    Minimum booking X1 45 mins

    Maximum sets X3 45 mins

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  • Price from £434
    Ample saxophoning!
    Solo

    Absolute Maximum performance time 3 hours total

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LISTEN TO MUSIC

5 Set Lists

E.g. of Cafe del Mar style Ibiza Chill repertoire
01
Ed sheerin (Kygo remix)
I see fire
02
James bay
Hold back the river
03
Parra for cuva
Wicked game
E.g. Of easy listening repertoire:
01
James morrison
You give me something
02
Norah jones
Don't know why
03
Bob Marley
Is this love
E.g. Of jazz repertoire
01
Frank sinatra
Fly me to the moon
02
Ain't whinehouse
Girl from ipanema
03
Michael buble
Me and Mrs jones
E.g. Of party repertoire
01
Klingande
Jubel
02
Felix Jaehn ft Jasmine Thompson
Ain't nobody
03
Fleur east
Sax
E.g. Of relaxed pop repertoire
01
George Ezra
Budapest
02
Megan trainer
All about that bass
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Adele
Send my love

REVIEWS

1 Review

Dylan Coopoo

Chez gave a great performance - we asked her to move around more and interact with the guests as we were filming the brunch and she did a great job of this. The sax also sounded great and was in time/tune with the DJ. Thanks Chez!

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Summary

Overall score
5.0
Punctuality
Standard
Professionalism