Professional Jazz Vocal Duet

Band for hire
Location: Sydney

The Jess Pollard/Chris Long Duo

The wonderful vocals of Jess Pollard and superb piano playing of Chris Long combine to form this exciting and tasteful musical duo. This working double act offers a professional musical service with intimate flair as a result of their close musical rapport. Both Jess and Chris are seasoned performers on the Sydney music scene possessing a diverse repertoire of professionally arranged standards from artists such as Frank Sinatra and Stevie Wonder, ensuring that clientele will always be impressed.

Our Goal: The Jess Pollard/Chris Long duo is a musical outfit designed to cater for restaurants, cafes and special events. We aim to improve the ambience of any venue with the unique personality of live music. Our task is to improve the experience of all clientele by performing enjoyable, unpretentious music catered specifically for your needs.

A finalist in the James Morrison ‘Generations in Jazz’ vocal Scholarship in 2009, Jess has demonstrated an avid passion for jazz. In conjunction with this there has always been Jess’s love of pop. Featuring this year on Timmy Trumpets EP “Electro Symphony” as well as on the Opera Bar live CD Jess has found her place. Regularly playing around Sydney Jess has begun to spread her sound to venues such as The Opera Bar, The Basement, The Piano Room, as well as numerous radio and television performances. She also recently performed at the new ‘505’ venue in Surry Hills, Sydney’s only dedicated jazz club.

Chris has been a regular performer on the Sydney live music scene for several years as an accompanist, session musician and bandleader. In these roles he has performed at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Entertainment Centre, The Piano Room, 505, Excelsior Hotel and Star Room. He held a residency for several months in 2008 at the prestigious Automobile Club of Australia and for several months in 2009 at Sydney restaurant, Bistro Lilly. In 2009 Chris performed live on FBI radio with Australian hip-hop artist Dirt Child. He is also a member of the Michael Griffin Quintet.

Jess and Chris have been musical colleagues for 5 years and over the last two years in particular they have performed together frequently at Vintage Bar in Cronulla, In Situ in Manly and numerous private functions. This familiarity provides Chris and Jess with a flexible professionalism whilst presenting their musically tasteful arrangements. Both musicians have received Australia’s finest training in their profession from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

If you would like to hear a sample of our work we can email you demo tracks upon request or let you know when we are next performing. We are also able to cater for many other types of ensembles(trios, quartets, solo piano etc.).

Contact Information:

Please contact Chris if you would like to make an inquiry.

Chris Long:

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