Essex Jazz Band/Jazz Trio

Event chairs
Chairs at an event

The Eugene Portman Trio formed in 2004 grew from a need for a jazz band that wasn’t too high-brow, but consisted of great tunes. A style of music that would have a more general appeal than most contemporary jazz bands. Influences having been the classic jazz trios of Dudley Moore, Oscar Peterson and Monty Alexander. 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 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 from Lingfield Surrey, Mike Porter-Ward from Faversham Kent, Roy Jackson Andover Hampshire.


Flowers at an Event
Flowers at an Event

Essex Jazz Band/Jazz Trio have performed in Essex playing in Braintree, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Rainham, Southend at the following Venues:

Chelmsford: The Angel, 160 Main Road, Broomfield; Leez Priory, Hartford End, Great Leighs; Reid Rooms, Mark’s Hall, Margaret Roding, Nr Chelmsford, Essex CM6 1QT

Great Canfield: Ashfields Carriage & Polo Club, Green Street; Spains Hall, The Stables, Finchingfield;

Billericay: Belvedere, Hardings Elms Rd, Crays Hill; Stock, Nr Billericay: Stock Brook Country Club, Queen’s Park Avenue; Greenwoods Hotel, Stock Road;

Ongar: Blake Hall  Essex. Dunmow: Green Man, Mill End Green, Great Easton; Gosfield: Gosfield Hall;

Brentwood: Brentwood Golf Centre, Ingrave Road; Mary Green Manor, London Road, Brentwood;

Southend: Essex County Hotel, Aviation Way; Ocean Beach Restaurant, Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea;

Braintree: Fennes Estate, Bocking; Great Bardfield Town Hall, Dunmow Road;

Halstead: Hedingham Castle, Bayley Street, Castle Hedingham; White Hart, Poole St, Great Yeldham;

Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, Essex, CM4 9NR

Westcliff-on-Sea: Leonardo’s Restaurant at the Balmoral Hotel, 32-36 Valkyrie Road; Park View Function Suite, Chalkwell Park; Burnham-on-Crouch: Mangapp Manor;

Rainham: Manor Hotel and Restaurant, Berwick Pond Road; Orsett: Orsett Hall, Prince Charles Avenue;

Ipswich: Trinity Park, Bucklesham Rd; Harlow: Park Inn, Southern Way, Harlow, Essex CM18 7BA

Colchester: Rose & Crown Hotel, East Street; Prested Hall, Prested Hall Chase, Feering;

Stone Sailing Club Tinnocks Lane, St. Lawrence Bay Nr Southminster Essex CM0 7NF