Avanti Jazz are an instrumental trio playing violin, piano and double bass plus occasional trumpet. The repertoire comes from jazz standards such as ‘All of Me’ and French chansons like ‘La Vie en Rose’. They evoke the feel of a Paris café from the 1940s and 50s with their sweet strong playing.

The band is perfect for any kind of large or small function and have won over crowds at weddings, conferences, bars, arts centres and more.


The band are flexible and adaptable. They include a drummer for dance gigs and a singer if required.


Band members:

Ian Tothill, violin, trumpet

Phil Moody, piano

Manny McKenzie, double bass


Ian and Phil are also available for solo violin or piano work and perform as a duo of wandering minstrels on accordion and violin. Please contact us to discuss your needs.