Jabboq’s ensembles vary in size and instrumentation depending on your requirements. The Quartet usually consists of guitar, saxophone, bass and drums. Various trio and duet formations are also available, as are larger ensembles which may feature more brass or woodwind, or a pianist or vocalist. In addition t this, Emanuel is an excellent solo jazz guitar performer.
JABBOQ’s ensembles perform an extensive Jazz, Blues and Latin music repertoire which includes all the famous standards by
- Miles Davis
- John Coltrane
- Duke Ellington
- Charlie Parker
- Sonny Rollins
- Horace Silver
- Thelonious Monk
- And many others
Our ensembles also interpret selected works from the great songbooks of composers such as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hart, the Gershwins and Antonio Carlos Jobim.
JABBOQ’s contributing musicians have included Dave Atkins, Rory Borwn, Con Campbell, Tim Clarkson, Kristen Cornwell, Reuben Derrick, Catherine Estall, Luke Glansville, Dave Goodman, Toby Hall, Melissa Kenny, Bill kezelos, Pete Kohlhoff, Mark Lau, Richard Maegraith, Spike Mason, Nick McClean, Phil Soogie, Craig Simon, Justen Stoodley, Phil Swan and Ben Waples.
In Addition to the Jazz repertoire, all band members have extensively performed pop, funk, rock, dance and R & B tunes with various non-jazz outfits. As a result of our musicians significant versatility and excellent skills, our ensembles easily adapt to our client’s requirements. Whether the performance is for a large corporate event or a small, intimate gathering between friends, Jabboq’s ensembles can supply your musical needs – and should you have any special requests, the band will be happy to include these in the performance programme wherever possible
“Emanuel, I have seldom dealt with a more professional operation than Jabbôq Jazz. The
promo material is great, the demo recording was excellent and it was really useful to have your repertoire list…Follow-up was excellent and all phone calls were returned very promptly. The efforts you made to make our day special and to tailor songs for us were outstanding. You spent an enormous amount of time ensuring everything was right – from phoning my friend in New Zealand to arranging a song for us to sending rehearsal tapes to rehearsing with my friend…
On the day, everything was perfect and I did not have to worry about a thing. The music was just perfect and you judged the mood just right. From my own perspective in organising my wedding, I had 15 or more suppliers to deal with for various aspects of the wedding and there was an incredible amount of detail involved for each one. You made it easy for me, and you answered the questions before I even asked and took the stress away completely. I would recommend Jabbôq Jazz to anyone and I wish you the best in your future endeavours…you deserve the world!”
- Debra Close (née Hanson)
“Vanessa and I would love to thank you and the ensemble for a wonderfully outstanding performance on our wedding day. Many people at the wedding were blown away by both the amazing display of diversity and your exceptional musical ability. Your friendliness and professionalism exceeded any expectations we may have had. Please extend a big thanks also to the young lady with the amazing voice [Melissa Kenny] who only added to the excellent quality of the ensemble. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you to anyone who is looking for first class entertainment for their next function. We will definitely be catching up with you guys at one of your future gigs…A special thanks from my father who loved you guys joining in when he was playing the traditional [Italian] music (further proof of your diverse talent). Many thanks.”
-Tom and Vanessa
“I would like to thank you for your wonderful performance on my wedding day. So many people at the wedding commented on how great the band was and asked who you were and where did I find you. Your music was just perfect, it was upbeat and put everyone in a good mood.
There were a few so-called jazz experts at the function that mentioned you were one of the best jazz bands they have heard. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone thinking of using a jazz/latin/blues band at a function. I hope to use you in the future at my next big
function and please pass onto the other band members my regards and thanks.” - Tracy B.
“Emanuel, Thanks so much for a fantastic night on Saturday. Your guys were great and we really had a ball…Thanks again.”
- Tim & Abbie C.
“We wanted to take the opportunity to thank you and your ensemble for your attendance at our wedding. Your professionalism and presence was appreciated by all and was instrumental in making the day such a wonderful occasion.”
- Rebecca & Angus B.
“Having placed our feet back on the ground after our wedding, I would like to write to show our gratitude to you and Jabbôq Jazz for the outstanding music you played at our reception on 18th August 2001 up in the Blue Mountains. Having only spoken to you on the phone, the music far exceeded any expectations we had for the evening - it was truly marvellous. I don't think that there was one person who didn't feel compelled to get up and dance! Jabbôq Jazz were friendly and efficient in their professional manner, blending in well to the venue and atmosphere of the day, which was very important to both Ben and I … all the musicians are truly talented. Jabbôq has contributed to the special memories of the day. A big thank you from both of us. Good luck with your future ventures, we look forward to both seeing and hearing you again.”
- Lindsay and Ben S.
“You made me look good!” -Katherine S., IBM Event Coordinator
Emanuel’s band was made up of very skilled and professional musicians... their feel, execution and spontaneity were a key ingredient in the success of our night. Most people that commented on the day also commented on the high quality of the band. On the completion of the band’s final dance set our guests were reluctant to let them go. Emanuel had managed to set the mood for the whole function to exactly what we intended for the night. We would recommend Emanuel and Jabbôq Jazz to anyone, and actively do whenever the chance arises. Thank you for making our night a very memorable one. -Andrew & Christine Gontarczyk
To Jabboq Jazz,
Thank you for the wonderful music at the wedding. It was enjoyed and commented on by the guests. Kind regards,
- Ben and Melanie Perry
Dear Emanuel and Jabboq Jazz,
Thank you so much for being such a feature at our wedding. Emanuel – you went to such an effort to getting everything just right – and it was! We were especially impressed with the way you liaised with my uncle to make sure the song at the ceremony went well and the way you all managed to play our “special” song at such short notice – so well!! We will and have recommended you and your band to anyone and everyone! You were great!! Lots of love,
- Vanessa and Martin