Elegant M

Elegant M

BandJazz

Elegant vocal jazz from the 20's though the 50's. Swing tunes, bossas, blues, show tunes, ballads, cabaret tunes. Four piece band or trio: vocals, piano, bass and drums. Professional musicians with an elegant formal look. Will travel. Our website: www.ElegantM.com or call Michael: 541-968-7675

Biography

Meet Elegant M. So, how does a group like this get started?
Marieke and Allan first met in the summer of 2009. They played together a few times and discovered they liked each other’s skills and style. Marieke had been performing locally with various jazz pianists and groups for the past few years. As a classical singer, she had her vocal skills down and was enjoying learning the jazz repertoire and developing her own jazz vocal style. Allan had moved from Vail, Colorado to Eugene with his wife in 2007. Allan was well established as a pianist/singer/composer with his own recording studio and several published CD’s of original music to his name. He has played piano literally around the world.
Allan met Whitney at a jazz event. Whitney is a Eugene native who had recently returned home after performing and recording in New York City. She currently teaches at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. She and Allan discovered they had experiences in common, especially playing for cruise ships. Allan had an opportunity to play a jazz gig with Whitney right at the time he and Marieke were thinking of expanding their duo to a trio. Allan suggested Whitney come in and play a rehearsal.
That first rehearsal as a trio was electric! As we began to brainstorm what we coud do and how we could evolve, the idea of adding a drummer came up. Whitney immediately suggested Mark Powers. She knew him from Salem, both through teaching and performing arenas. Mark brought a fabulous energy to the group, and Elegant M was formed. They are currently playing local events.

Discography

Someone to Watch Over me (Gershwin)
If you never come to Me (Jobim)
Bluesette
I'm beginning to see the Light
Crazy He calls me

Set List

Ain't Misbehavin'
All of Me
All or Nothing at All
All the things you are
Angel Eyes
April in Paris
Autumn Leaves
Autumn Serenade
Black Coffee
Black Orpheus
Bluesette
Blue Moon
Centerpiece
Cheek to Cheek
Come rain or come shine
Crazy he calls me
Cry me a River
Desafinado
Dindi
Don't get around much anymore
Falling in Love Again
Fly me to the Moon
A Foggy Day
Fools rush in
Four
Gee Baby, Ain't I good to you
God bless the Child
Honeysuckle Rose
How high the Moon
I wish you love
I'll remember April
I'm a fool to want you
I'm beginning to see the light
If you never come back to me
In a sentimental mood
It don't mean a thing
It's all right with me
Java Jive
Long ago and far away
La vie en Rose
Lullaby of Broadway
Lush Life
Mad about the Boy
Makin' Whoopie
Midnight sun
My foolish heart
My funny Valentine
My one and only love
Nature Boy
Night and Day
Peel me a grape
Prelude to a Kiss
'Round midnight
Someone to watch over me
Spring can reall