Tri Tones

Jazz Trio

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Who are The Tri Tones?

There's three of us! (Probably not a big surprise!)

We are Chris, Stephen and Matt, and we perform with two line ups:

  • "Classic": piano, double bass and trumpet/sax/percussion.
  • "Trad jazz": banjo, sousaphone and trumpet/sax/percussion.

Chris does piano and sousaphone, Stephen plays double bass and banjo, and Matt covers trumpet, saxophone and percussion.

We're professional, friendly and can't wait to help you set the perfect scene at your event.

We have a huge repertoire of jazz standards, classic swing numbers, latin favourites, and arrangements of your favourite TV and film music.

Based in Derby, UK, we are available to perform nationwide.

Contact us now to get the ball rolling!

The Tri Tones guys were fab! Communication pre-event was great and the performance during the event was excellent. Really added a nice touch to our luxury brunch event!


Costs from just £495* for two 45-min sets of live music at your event.

We create a bespoke plan and set list for every event we perform at, so let us know your ideas and we'll work with you to make it a reality.

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* There are no extra travel costs if the event is within 20 miles of Derby city centre. Events further afield will require extra travel costs added on top.

You made an incredible difference to our wedding day! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed your music and we were just so impressed. You made the lead-up a very easy process through excellent communication. Many, many thanks Tri Tones!

Watch and listen

Below, we have videos and audio tracks for you to see and hear what we're like. We hope to provide a good cross-section from our repertoire here, so, whatever your tastes, hopefully you can get a sample here.

Our Classic standards samples include big-hitters like Take the 'A' Train, My Favourite Things and As Time Goes By.

Amongst our cooler jazz extracts, you'll hear gentle winners like A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square and Fly Me To The Moon.

From the world of TV, film and popular music, some suprising but entertaining numbers, such as Under The Sea, I Wanna Be Like You and Just The Way You Are.

For those looking for Xmas music, our Festive Christmas samples include White Christmas and It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year.

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Here's a sample...

Fly Me To The Moon

We've picked a track for you from our repertoire. Have a listen!

Take a look through our Repertoire to hear more snippets.


We love adding new pieces to our repertoire. In a list of our favourites below, you'll see lots of tunes you know and love, and some you don't know yet but we think you'll love as much as we do.

If you have a favourite tune you want performed at your event, just get in touch and we'll get it sorted.

Chart title Music by / Lyrics by
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square Listen to a sample Manning Sherwin, Eric Maschwitz
All Blues Listen to a sample Miles Davis
All Of Me Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons
As Time Goes By (from Casablanca) Listen to a sample Herman Hupfeld
Autumn Leaves Listen to a sample Joseph Kosma
Don't Get Around Much Anymore Listen to a sample Duke Ellington
Flight Of The Foo Birds Neil Hefti
Fly Me To The Moon Listen to a sample Bart Howard
Girl From Ipanema Listen to a sample Antônio Jobim
I Could Write A Book (from Pal Joey) Listen to a sample Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
I'm Beginning To See The Light Listen to a sample Duke Ellington, Don George, Johnny Hodges, Harry James
It Don't Mean A Thing Duke Ellington
Just The Way You Are Listen to a sample Billy Joel
Lucky Southern Keith Jarrett
Misty Erroll Garner
Moon River (from Breakfast at Tiffany's) Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer
Moondance Listen to a sample Van Morrsion
My Favourite Things (from The Sound of Music) Listen to a sample Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein
Take The 'A' Train Listen to a sample Billy Strayhorn
That's All Listen to a sample Alan Brandt, Bob Haymes
Chart title Music by / Lyrics by
Beauty and the Beast Listen to a sample Alan Menken, Howard Ashman
Can You Feel The Love Tonight (from The Lion King) Elton John, Tim Rice
Gummi Bears Theme Michael Silversher, Patty Silversher
I Wanna Be Like You (from The Jungle Book) Listen to a sample Richard Sherman, Robert Sherman
Love Is An Open Door (from Frozen)
Meet the Flintstones (from The Flintstones) Listen to a sample
Part Of Your World (from The Little Mermaid)
The Bare Necessities (from The Jungle Book) Terry Gilkyson
Under The Sea (from The Little Mermaid) Listen to a sample Alan Menken, Howard Ashman
When I See An Elephant Fly (from Dumbo) Oliver Wallace, Ned Washington
You've Got A Friend In Me (from Toy Story) Randy Newman
Chart title Music by / Lyrics by
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Listen to a sample
It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Listen to a sample
Let It Snow
Rootin' Tootin' Santa Claus
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Listen to a sample
Silent Night Listen to a sample
Somewhere In My Memory (from Home Alone)
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) Listen to a sample
White Christmas Listen to a sample
Winter Wonderland

Frequently asked questions

We can normally fit ourselves in wherever we need to, within reason! Ideally we'd need an area 3m wide by 1.5m deep.

Download our technical specification PDF. In this, you can see our ideal layout.

We have two line ups:

  • the "Classic" line up: piano, double bass and trumpet/sax/percussion.
  • the "Trad jazz" line up: banjo, sousaphone and trumpet/sax/percussion.

We can perform with either one or both.

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free for before or between our sets. If you'd like a the facility to plug in an iPod or other device via our PA after our final set, we provide this service starting at an additional £60.

We usually set up about one to one-and-a-half hours before our performance time. We can do it in as little as 20 minutes if needed, but we much prefer to have everything sorted well before we are due to start!

With our "Classic", piano-based line up, we can't roam freely as our digital piano will always need to be played seated and plugged into power, but we are able to be in various outside locations as we have battery packs that our digital piano can run from. So we could do 'pop-up' performances, perhaps in unexpected locations at your event.

With our entirely acoustic "Trad" line up, we could roam and make the event particularly special!

We actually love it when our audiences help to pick our set lists for us! We have printed lists available for people to browse through and select from. If our clients would like to choose from our repertoire before the performance, to pick out the numbers they would like, that is absolutely fine too. Equally, we are happy to use our experience from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure people have an amazing time.

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is normally a fee of £50 for this service to take into account preparation and rehearsal times etc.


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Call Chris on +44 (0)7186 996769

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★★★★★ Five stars for the Tri Tones!