Jazz Band/Swing Band in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire Essex, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, Sussex.

Weddings, Corporate Functions, Themed Evenings and Private

Digital Baby Grand Piano
Digital Baby Grand Piano

Parties for any Celebration.

A versatile jazz band trio for any event, any place, any time.

The Band

The Eugene Portman Trio is a successful Jazz Band performing around the UK  extensively in London, Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Essex, Hampshire.

The Eugene Portman Trio formed in 2004 grew from a need for a jazz band that was not too high-brow and that played a style of music that would have a more general appeal than most contemporary jazz bands, with great tunes. The Band’s influences include the classic jazz trios of Dudley Moore, Oscar Peterson and Monty Alexander and the Rat Pack Trio: Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davies. Book the Trio to celebrate Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday.

These influences combined with a an innovative creativity and a certain feel good quality have been instrumental in making the trio highly suitable for corporate events, Weddings.


Afternoon Teas and private parties. The music can be mellow at times and exciting when the mood calls for it.  The performing Trio is currently made up of the following members: Eugene Portman on piano from Lingfield, Surrey; Mike Porter-Ward on bass from Faversham, Kent; Roy Jackson on drums from Andover, Hampshire;

Piano and Bass
The Band

More recently the trio have been performing with lounge lizard David Edwards,  jazz and swing singer Sheila Daniels and the rat pack style singer Steve Conway. Please refer to the links page for both their web addresses.


Lulworth Castle, Dorset
Lulworth Castle, Dorset

The Trio travels extensively throughout the UK playing in the home counties as well as Dorset, Somerset, Midlands, Cumbria and Yorkshire to name a few.

Themed Parties

Book The Eugene Portman Trio a Jazz, Swing and Blues Band that performs popular songs in their own unique improvised style  for your Themed Party.

A James Bond Theme evening is a popular choice especially at the moment with the new Bond Film Spectre about to be released. The Band play the popular theme tunes from the James Bond Films. Eugene played for the cocktail party hosted by Heineken for London film premier for Quantum of Solace.

Heineken Logo
Heineken Logo

The Band enjoy playing for theme evenings. Please see the themed events page.

The Band also receive requests to perform for:

Rat Pack – Las Vegas / Hollywood Nights, Prohibition, 1920’s, 1930’s, 1940’s parties.


Afternoon Teas and Afternoon Tea Dances are popular with a wide range of people of all ages



Outside Performances are possible as well as positioning the performers away from a mains electricity.  The band can also be in one room and have the sound transmitted to another room. Radio microphones, gazebos, additional PA systems and equipment including keyboards can be set up in more than one location.  A digital baby grand piano is also available.   digital_-baby_grand_piano-300x300

It would be impossible to list all the combination of services, so please contact us to discuss your individual requirements.