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Kevin Clark and Fran Barton

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”

Videos

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Selected Songs

Ella Fitzgerald
Almost Like Being in Love

Billy Field
Bad Habits

Louis Prima
43 Banana Split

Peggy Lee
Beginning to see the Light

Peggy Lee
Bir Mir Bist du Schoen

Peggy Lee
Blue Skies

Ella
Black Coffee

Ertha Kitt
Cest Si Bon

Maria Muldau
Don’t You feel my Leg

Mamas and the Papas
Dream a little Dream

Diana Kral
East of the Sun

everybody
Fly Me to The Moon

Ella
Foggy Day

Diana Kral
Frim Fram

Blossom Dearie
Good Bait

Many artists
Hard Hearted Hannah

Ella
How High The Moon

Nat King Cole
Is you Is or is you Aint

Many Artists
Jambalaya

Dianne Schuur
I Just Found Out About Love

Peggy Lee
I Was a Little Too Lonely

Diana Kral
Lets fall in Love

Nat King Cole
L.O.V.E.

Frank Sinatra
Love & Marriage

Nina Simone
My Baby Just cares

George Melley
My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes

Fats Domino
My Blue Heaven

Anito O’Day
No Soap Blues

many artists
Night & Day

Natalie Cole
Orange Coloured Sky

Testimonials

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