Hetty and The Jazzato Band explore lesser-known gems of Italian Jazz from the 1920s-60s, with fresh arrangements and translated lyrics for a current, international audience…
Hetty Loxton, a classical and jazz-trained singer from London formed Hetty and the Jazzato Band in 2015. The band consists of Hetty, Richard Muscat and Stephanie Legg both doubling on clarinet and saxophones, and three Italian musicians: Fabrizio Bonacci, Riccardo Castellani, and Alessandro Cimaschi.
The band quickly gained an international following with their first EP ‘La Dolce’ Vita’ (2018) and, live music video performances, in particular, their arrangement of Renato Carosone’s hit ‘Tu Vuo’Fa’ L’Americano’ (over 22 million views on YouTube alone).
The band grew in popularity with iconic Italian songs like ‘Volare’ and ‘Mambo Italiano’ and unvisited Italian jazz standards like ‘Un Bacio a Mezzanotte’ and ‘Bellezze in Biciclette’.
Hetty and the Jazzato Band have performed at events at some of the UK’s historical landmarks and most prestigious venues such as the Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, The Royal Albert Hall, Hever Castle, The Royal Academy of Art, The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Shard, The Gherkin, The St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London, The Dorchester Hotel, and One Whitehall Place.
Megan Chungh – Park Hotel, Newcastle
Just a quick one to say how amazing everything went at our function thanks to Big Foot Events! From the very beginning they were extremely helpful and made sure everything was looked after without giving me too much hassle either! The Photo Booth, Candy Floss Cart and Popcorn Cart were all fantastic and a great hit with all of our family and friends and the staff running them were absolutely amazing! They were all set up and ready to go well before the event started and made sure they were always helpful! So a massive thank you to you all!
Amy Casey – Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
I just wanted to say a big thank you for being a part of our snapdragon festival this year. Once again Rex was a massive hit and the children and adults loved him. The two members of staff that came to the event were very professional and catered to any requests we had.
George – Golden Sands Holiday Park
We absolutely love having Noughty 90’s here, such lovely people and amazing sets! They had everyone up and dancing on the dance floor.
Mr & Mrs Pravitt – Private Wedding, Stoke On Trent
It was absolutely incredible, I cannot thank you guys enough for how amazing it all was. The Ranger and Rex were outstanding, every single guest loved them to pieces and we certainly had the wow factor for our wedding. Just the idea of having a dinosaur is one thing, but the way Rex, Trixxie and the Ranger worked tirelessly to entertain the entire wedding party just added to the overall effect. We've had non-stop comments from those who attended saying it was pure magic, videos of the experience have gone viral and we even had guests from the hotel desperate to catch a glimpse of Rex. I cannot overstate how incredible you all have been, from the day a weirdo messaged Lauren asking for a dinosaur at their wedding, to speaking with Jade to coordinate everything and then finally meeting Rex and the Ranger on the big day. Everything worked out a million times better than I ever thought possible, and my dad was very pleased to see Rex was appropriately dressed with his bow tie. Amazing, amazing, amazing, thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts.
Andrew Edmeads – Frimley Lodge, Surrey
Both acts went down a storm at the weekend. Really pleased with everything! Madonna did all the hits and even included some iconic costume changes! She had the audience up Voguing at the front! ABBA Fever had the crowd on their feet from the start and would be a worthy headliner in the future.
Barry Herridge – Ely Beet Sports & Social Club
The evening on Saturday was wonderful, Planet Abba we're superb and also so welcoming to the audience. As you know this is the 3rd year in a row I have used your agency and as always you have given me a wonderful evening, thank you.