Sugar Blue

Sugar Blue

BandJazzAcoustic

Sugar Blue was formed in the spring of 2006 to play jazz standards, light latin grooves and modern tunes with a jazzy twist. The trio format is suited to intimate occasions and larger events, both for setting the background mood or providing the main entertainment.

Biography

Over the past 12 years Gem “Satin Doll” Murray has sung every style from country to classical. Gem’s rich, warm voice is ideally suited to Sugar Blue’s repertoire.

Classically trained, Mark “Mack the Knife” Knezevic is inspired by the great jazz guitarists such as Wes Montgomery and Django Reinhart. Mark combines subtle accompaniment with soulful soloing.

Adam “Straight, No Chaser” Gittins has played everywhere from the U.K. to Europe and Australia and has backed some of Jazz’s big names. Adam provides the rhythmic foundation to the trio as well as contributing some blistering bass breaks.

Discography

We are a live band and gig regularly around Sydney.

Set List

Jazz, Swing, Latin – performed in Upbeat Tempos
A Fraction of You (Fredrika Stahl)
Almost Like Being In Love (Tim Draxl)
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Bette Midler/The Andrew Sisters)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen/Michael Buble/Brian Setzer Orchestra)
Dream A Little Dream of Me (Dee Harrington/Leonie Smith)
Forever (The Veronica’s)
From This Moment On (Rosemary Clooney)
Get Happy (Judy Garland)
Goodnight Moon (Shivaree, off Kill Bill 2)
Honey Suckle Rose (Jane Moneheit)
It’s Only A Paper Moon (Ella Fitzgerald)
I’ll See You In My Dreams (Doris Day)
Jump, Jive and Wail (Brian Setzer Orchestra/Louis Prima)
Mack The Knife (Frank Sinatra)
Mambo Italiano (Rosemary Clooney/Bette Midler)
New York, New York (Frank Sinatra)
Orange Coloured Sky (Natalie Cole)
Puttn On The Ritz (Fred Astaire)
So Nice (Astrud Gilberto)
Summertime (Billie Holiday)
This Could Be The Start Of Something (Eydie Gorme)
The Way You Look Tonight (Frank Sinatra)
The Man I Love (Gershwin)
Wheneve