Kevin Clark and Fran Barton

Jazz Trio - Wellington

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Artist Bio

  • Artist Type Bands
  • Location Wellington
  • Genre Easy Listening, Jazz, Latin
  • Members 3
  • Price Mid-range

Pianist Kevin Clark and vocalist Fran Barton first teamed up together in the ‘70s working together at a top fine dining restaurant in Wellington for several years, and then moved on to television and radio work.

As a duo, (or with the addition of bass and drums) they are very busy and popular with their brand of fun accessible jazz with quirky humorous songs, boogie woogie, New Orleans, some pop classics and Latin.—drawing on the repertoire of Diana Krall, Peggy Lee and others.  Kevin also plays the trumpet and piano at the same time.

They have many credits including some fifty television appearances, many radio programmes, and appearances at major jazz festivals in New Zealand. Regular bookings include diplomatic corps functions, corporate dinners and events, food and wine festivals, restaurants, weddings and performance shows that they produce—(“Cuba, Cabaret and Country”, “Remember the 60s”, “Nostalgia Ain’t What it used to be”, “40 Years and Counting” etc

Events can be themed and repertoire selected specifically for the event.

Kevin Clark is a well known award winning jazz-pianist, composer and arranger, having won the NZ “Tui”  Music Award for Best Jazz Album for “Once Upon a Song I Flew” in 2003, again in 2005 with “The Sandbar Sessions” and his last album “Zahara” was a finalist in 2007. Fran is on Kevin’s CDs as well as featuring on her own CDs, “The Gentleman is a Dope”. “Don’t You Feel My Leg” and “On Saturday”

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Song List

JAZZ/SWING——Med/cruisy tunes

42 Almost Like Being in Love——-Ella Fitzgerald
14 Bad Habits—  Billy Field
43 Banana Split—Louis Prima
30 Beginning to see the Light—Peggy Lee
39 Bir Mir Bist du Schoen—Peggy Lee
3*Blue Skies—Peggy Lee
59 Black Coffee—Ella
60 Cest Si Bon Ertha Kitt
9 Don’t You feel my Leg—Maria Muldau
37 Dream a little Dream—Mamas and the Papas
29 East of the Sun—Diana Kral
30 Fly Me to The Moon—everybody
25 Foggy Day—-Ella
1 *Frim Fram—Diana Kral
98 Good Bait—Blossom Dearie
34 Hard Hearted Hannah—Many artists
43 How High The Moon—Ella
2 *Is you Is or is you Aint—Nat King Cole
10 Jambalaya—Many Artists
11 I Just Found Out About Love—Dianne Schuur
16 I Was a Little Too Lonely—Peggy Lee
19 Lets fall in Love—Diana Kral
54 L.O.V.E. Nat King Cole
28 Love & Marriage Frank Sinatra
16*My Baby Just cares—Nina Simone
36 My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes—George Melley
10 My Blue Heaven-Fats Domino
24 No Soap Blues-Anito O’Day
15 Night & Day—many artists
5 Orange Coloured Sky—Natalie Cole
15 Paper Moon -Diana Kral
37 Popsicle Toes-Michael Franks
18 Pick Yourself Up-Diana Kral
17 Puttin on The Ritz—Tony Bennet
23 Straighten Up and fly Right-Nat King Cole
32 Satin Doll /Sunny Side of the Street—many artists
22 Simple Life- Peggy Lee
33 Steppin Out with my baby—Tony Bennet
35 Squeeze Me-Diana Kral
103The Three Bears
20Why Don’t UYou Do Right   Peggy Lee
6 You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby

JAZZ- Upbeat dance tunes

39 Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
3 Blue Skies
89 Choo Choo Cha Boogie
4 Chatanooga Choo Choo
13 Devil May care
38 Goody Goody
27 Gimme dat Wine
43 How High the Moon
13 I Just Found out
20 I Cant give you anything but love
100 I Love Being Here With You
10 Jambalaya
88 Jump Jive and Wail
40Just A Gigilo
90 Lot of Livin
117 Love for Sale
10 My Blue Heaven
15 Night and day
45 So Long Toots
  Sweet Georgia Brown Bb
31 S’Wonderful
59 There Aint Nobody Ch
49 Well Alright OK
20 Why Don’t You do Right

LATIN JAZZ
113 Besame mucho
65 Como Fue
66 Come with Me
117 Conga
110 Dansero
106 El Cumbanchero
104 Eso Beso
122 Guantanamera
110 Girl from Ipanema
112 Hernando’s Hideaway
98 I will survive
121 La Mucara
107 Man & aWoman
100 Matrimony
109 Manana——Poinciana
108 Merengue La Batadore
114 Meglio Stasera
111 Mambo Italiano
99 Mamae eu Quero
114 Meglia Sta Sera
116 Meditation
119 One Note samba
126 Oye Como Va
101 Quisas
102 Quando
118So Danso Samba
120 Solamente Una Vez
97 Summer Samba
59 Sway
105 Samba de praia
124 Say Si Si
123 Son de la Loma
120 Solamente Una Vez
126 Summer Samba
103 The Joker
104 The Look of Love
63 Too much Attention
52 Wheelers and Dealers

JAZZ - Background tunes
12 Brown Eyes Blue
51 Coconut grove
62 Darling Je Vous…
21 Embraceable You
9 Don’t you feel my leg
67 Feel the Warm
3 Killing Me Softly
46 The Words get in the Way
104 The Look Of Love
69 Nobody Does it Better
31 Sentimental Journey
97 You’ve Got A Friend
Light My Fire
66 Unforgettabe
70 You’ve Got A Friend
58 Up on the Roof
6 You’re So Vain

ROCK- POP-DISCO
77 Act Naturally
56 Bonnie and Clyde
89 ChooChoo Chboogie
93 Crazy Little Thing
81 Cant Buy Me Love
Do My Part
92 Get Some Sleep/Simon
57Good Morning Mr Rock ‘n’ Roll
89 Green Door
79 Mr Postman—
57 Proud Mary Get Back
78 Hey Good Lookin’
91 Hard Days Night
85 I Will Survive
84 I Feel the Earth Move
94 January Git
88 Jump Jive & Wail
79 Leroy Brown
90 Lot of Livin
75 Morning Much Better
120 My Guy
22 Oh Lonesome Me
58 Ode to Billy Joe
83 Roundhouse
79Roll over Beethoven
92 Simon Smith
69 Smackwater Jack
31 Sentimental Journey
55 Social Disease
80 Thunder and Lightning
63 Too Much Attention
84 What a Difference A Day Made
Rock Around The Clock
57 Too Late Baby
77 Jambalaya
76 Sheila from Wainui
76 Sweet Lips Closer to
122 Well Alright OK
22 Oh Lonesome Me