Hetty and the Jazzato Band are an Anglo-Italian Jazz Band with a unique sound that brings to their audiences a taste of la dolce vita with their modern twist on; vintage, classic Italian songs, gypsy jazz, swing and jazz standards in Italian and English. Let the band take you on a Vespa ride back to retro bella Italia with a mix of Italian swing favourites like 'Volare' and 'That’s Amore' intertwined with rustic Roman Stornelli, romantic Neapolitan ballads, enticing bossa nova and samba rhythms along with foot-tapping rock 'n' roll and boogie-woogie.
Hetty and the Jazzato Band formed in London in 2014 with singer Hetty Loxston, clarinetist Charlotte Jolly, guitarist Fabrizio Bonacci, double Bassist Alessandro Cimaschi and drummer Riccardo Castellani. As Charlotte Jolly decided to take a break from performing in 2018 to raise a young family the group has expanded to include two exceptional new members Richard Muscat, and Stephanie Legg both doubling on clarinet and saxophones.
The band continues to go from strength to strength. The incredible success of their unique spin on vintage Italian favourites like ‘Tu Vuo’ Fa L’Americano’ (over 16 million YouTube hits alone), 'Volare', ‘Mambo Italiano’ and many more, has gained the band an international following performances around the globe.
Hetty and the Jazzato Band is regularly invited to perform at special events in Italy (Portofino, Pisa, Agrigento, Lake Garda, Gallipoli, Taormina, and Florence, a private party onboard a superyacht in Portovenere to name a few). This year they also performed at international Jazz and World music festivals in Greece, Bulgaria and the Ukraine and the Henley Jazz Festival in the UK. Hetty and the Jazzato Band have also been invited to perform at Moscow Performing Arts center (May 2020) and Open Air Jazz and Blues Festival Valcea in Romania (July 2020) and the Rodin Museum in Paris (June 2020).
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.
The band is frequently invited to perform at a variety of significant Italian events in the UK and abroad including The Italian Awards, Horsham Piazza Italia, Festival Italia in Brands Hatch, Bellavita Expo, Harvey Nichols 'Britalia', Federalberghi Penisola Sorrentina, C Carnevale and ENI's annual celebrations in London.