The Sound of Film – Jazz in Hollywood

With their irrepressible, jazz-infused energy, The Julian Bliss Septet presents some of the great music that has come out of Hollywood. Starting with the silent film and the early ‘talkies’ in The Great Depression years, the Septet also plays music from wartime movies, musicals and even the classic Disney blockbusters. Including Cheek to Cheek, As Time Goes By, Sing Sing Sing, Days of Wine and Roses, and When you Wish upon a Star, be tempted to dance and sing along to this much- loved music, played by one of the most sparkling and talented jazz ensembles of our day.

On a clear day (You can see forever)
Cheek to Cheek
As Time Goes By
I’m in the mood for love
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Out of this World
Blues in the Night
It’s Only a Paper Moon
Almost like being in love


Days of Wine and Roses
Alice in Wonderland
When you wish upon a star
If I Were a Bell
Long Ago and Far Away
My Favourite Things
The Way You Look Tonight
Sing Sing Sing

2×45 mins

The King of Swing

Celebrating Benny Goodman, the ‘King of Swing’, The Julian Bliss Septet brings you the exciting sound of swing from the 30s and 40s. With all new arrangements from vibraphonist Lewis Wright, The Julian Bliss Septet play great tunes of the swing era, staying true to the authentic feel but with a modern twist.

I Would do most anything for you
Don’t Be Stompin’ that way
Sheik of Araby
A Smooth One
I’m Old Fashioned

Air Mail Special
Lady Be Good
The Man I Love
Taking a Chance on Love
Poor Butterfly
I Got Rhythm
Sing Sing Sing

2×45 mins

The Genius of Gershwin

George Gershwin was a musician who bridged the worlds of jazz and classical music. Enamoured with both genres and convinced that each could bring something to the table, he mastered the art of combining jazz and classical to create his famous signature sound. In this programme, The Julian Bliss Septet present their unique take on some of Gershwin’s most famous compositions with original arrangements and adaptations.

It Ain’t Necessarily So
Embraceable You
How Long has this been going on?
The Man I love
I’ve got a Crush on you
Fascinating Rhythm
Strike Up the Band

Love is here to stay
But Not for me
I Loves you Porgy
Love walked in
They Cant take that away from me
I Got Rhythm

2×45 mins

Please note that there may be some alterations to the programme or running order, to suit the particular occasion. Therefore complete programmes should not be listed in marketing or the programme book. The title of the programme and examples of the repertoire may of course be given. Julian will announce the individual items during the performance.