Jacques Lagesse

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With more than 30 yrs experience in the entertainment industry, performing with established Jazz bands in the early days, to Corporate and Events Specialist.

My Forte are songs from the Era of Great Singers Crooners or Balladeers is the term used most often... to my other great love , the acoustic guitar and vocal combination, which has become the perfect networking mood setter. I am able to roam/wander around on a wireless system should I be required to do so.

My extensive repertoire includes a variety of beautiful ballads, Latin & Jazz Standards and Fun renditions of Popular Songs. I've also been asked to DJ & MC on the odd occasion, making it exceed all expectations. Appropriate background music is played between sets.

Able to perform as a Solo artist, Duo or Trio with either Double Bass, Saxophone or Piano, all tailor made to suit your event. PA equipment available on request.

SUCCESS WITH RUSH HOUR: In the early 80's Jacques made a life-changing decision to accept an invitation to join jazz fusion crossover band Rush Hour saw the group recording their album ‘The Perfect Way’. It went on to top the charts on radio stations in South Africa and the band embarked on a successful tour of the club, festival and concert circuit.

“Nothing short of stunning” — Don Albert

RUNNING SOLO: After national success with Rush Hour went to work as a corporate entertainer. "The Perfect Networking Mood Setting Specialist" with the mellow tones of his acoustic guitar to the Stylish Swing of Sinatra

" The ability of reading the room has always been a strong point promising class uniqueness and reliability All The Way "