Kit Packham is a singer and saxophonist, well-known as the leader of 7-piece jive and swing band One Jump Ahead. He also performs SOLO with backing tracks and in a DUO format with either piano/keyboard or guitar. There is also scope for a TRIO or QUARTET with the addition of bass and/or drums. This variety of set-ups allow him to play virtually anywhere, even where there's very little space to spare.
Kit's repertoire includes all kinds of jazz, vintage pop, rock'n'roll and blues. His humorous re-written lyrics to jazz standards from the Great American Songbook have proved popular as have his own songs, many of which also demonstrate a dry sense of humour.
When a sophisticated background ambience is required, Kit is happy to play only instrumentals. He frequently does this during welcome drinks or dinner at wedding receptions (where One Jump Ahead might be playing later for dancing). In restaurants and bars he'll more usually sing about two thirds of the music, covering the rest on either alto or tenor saxophone. These proportions can be easily varied to suit your own particular preferences or situation.
He has his own PA and is available for daytime as well as evening bookings right through the week. Kit also teaches saxophone and improvisation skills and is happy to deputise for singers or saxophonists with other bands, being a capable reader and busker on alto, tenor and baritone.