Swing Set Samples


Gavin Lazarus Rat Pack 2
Unique, live vintage & retro music to move both the heart and feet

My repertoire covers many of the most interesting and celebrated writers associated with the great American songbook, and many from outside of that remit including: Gershwin, Ellington, Porter, Kern, Berlin, Lerner and Loewe, Rodgers (with Hart and Hammerstien!) Newley and Bricusse, Arlen, Styne, Warren, Loesser, Mercer, Cahn, Van Heusen, Carmicheal, Mancini, Mandel, Connick Jr, Waller, Bloom, Bart, Trenet, Jobim, Schwartz, Lane, Mchugh, Noble and so many more…

Below is a sample of just some of the hundreds of songs I perform every week. New material is always welcome, as are unusual requests from non-traditional jazz artist – for example I perform a swing version of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Dance Me To The End Of Love’ and modern hits such as ‘Valerie’ get my swing treatment now and then. As Cole Porter famously wrote… anything goes!


Classic American Songbook

  • All The Things You Are
  • Almost Like Being In Love
  • But Not For Me
  • Cheek To Cheek
  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  • Have You Met Miss Jones
  • I Only Have Eyes For You
  • I’m Beginning To See The Light
  • I Only Have Eyes For You
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Kiss To Build A Dream On
  • Lady Is A Tramp
  • Night And Day
  • Love For Sale
  • Old Devil Moon
  • Somethings Gotta Give
  • That Old Black Magic
  • There Will Never Be Another You
  • Too Close For Comfort

Classic Ballads and Torch Songs

  • As Time Goes By
  • Come Rain Or Come Shine
  • Cry Me A River
  • Embraceable You
  • I Fall In Love Too Easily
  • In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
  • Moonlight In Vermont
  • My Funny Valentine
  • One For My Baby
  • Stardust
  • Teach Me Tonight
  • Time After Time
  • Where Or When
  • Tenderly

Classic British Songbook

  • The Very Thought Of You
  • Who Can I Turn To?
  • From Russia With Love
  • Once In A Lifetime
  • Who Will Buy?
  • What Kind Of Fool Am I?
  • On A Wonderful Day Like Today
  • I’m Gonna Build A Mountain
  • My Kind Of Girl
  • The Touch Of Your Lips

The Showtunes (Stage and Screen)

  • Don’t Rain On My Parade
  • Well Did You Evah
  • Come Back To Me
  • A Lot Of Living To Do
  • Get Me To The Church On Time
  • Hello Dolly
  • I Talk To The Trees
  • If Ever I Would Leave You
  • I’ve Grown Accostomed To Her Face
  • Let’s Face The Music And Dance
  • Luck Be A Lady
  • Mame
  • On The Street Where You Live
  • Spring Spring Spring
  • Stepping Out With My Baby
  • Surrey With The Fringe On Top

Rat Pack

  • Come Fly With Me
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • That’s Life
  • The Best Is Yet To Come
  • Little Ole Wine Drinker
  • Foggy Day
  • I Get A Kick Out Of You
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin
  • It Had To Be You
  • Just In Time
  • Nice N’ Easy
  • Pennies From Heaven
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • You Make Me Feel So Young
  • You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You

Jump Jive n’ Wail

  • Bueno Sera
  • Bossa Nova Baby
  • Jump In The Line
  • Rockin’ Pnuemonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu
  • Mess Around
  • Jump Jive n’ Wail
  • Seventh Son
  • Saturday Night Fish Fry
  • Choo Choo Cha Boogie
  • Alright Ok You Win
  • Early In The Morning
  • I Wanna Be Like You
  • Bare Necessities