Blue Bossa are a guitar and saxophone jazz duo. We are a professional and highly experienced instrumental duo, providing cool, smooth, ambient jazz for sophisticated events. We specialise in playing accessible and melodic jazz standards drawn from the 1940s to the present day.
Please use the 'Music' link to hear examples of our music and to watch a video of us performing.

For booking enquiries please email:
Booking Blue Bossa
Or call Steve on 07921 297220


Our Live Video Our latest video of the Blue Bossa Duo playing the classic, All the Things You Are.
I Could Write a Book This is the song I Could Write a Book performed live by Blue Bossa Duo with both guitar and sax solos. Check out our Soundcloud page for more examples of our work.

About Us & Testimonials

Blue Bossa Gary Shaw and Steve Grainger


Gary began playing guitar at age 11 and it wasn’t long before he knew there was nothing else he’d rather be doing. Award winning albums and tours with such artists as Sherman Robertson, Jimmy Witherspoon, Eric Bibb, Roger Chapman, Chris Youlden and many others followed and Gary soon became session guitarist of choice to legendary producer and engineer, Mike Vernon. Gary’s wealth of international studio and live sessions, along with his writing, engineering and producing credits has made him a superb and in-demand musician but his first love has always been Jazz.


Steve has recorded and toured the world with numerous major artists, including The Beach Boys, Culture Club, Deniece Williams, Jimmy Witherspoon, Errol Brown and Lola Coca. He has also appeared live with artists such as Elton John, George Michael, Paul Young, Errol Young and Jocelyn Brown. His worldwide gigging experience ranges from New York’s Madison Square Gardens to London’s Ronnie Scott’s. He played the sax solos on hits such as Culture Club’s Time, Clock of the Heart and It’s a Miracle (amongst others). A great fan of the legendary Paul Desmond, Steve most enjoys playing alto sax on classic and modern standards.

Calmer Chameleon Phil Pickett
Saxophonist Steve Grainger was part of ‘…The settled line-up of “the sessions” that would go on to help Culture Club conquer the world over the next three tumultuous years.
The Times Review
On Karma Chameleon, the harmonica part was taken by Steve Grainger’s pleasing soprano sax.
London Jazz News Andrew Cartnell
Steve Grainger, a disciple of Johnny Hodges with a penchant for sneaking little quotations…into his solos…his playing was reflective and rhapsodic.
Mike Vernon Interviewed by Norman Darwen
Guitarist, Gary Shaw, who is totally unknown outside Portsmouth but once he’s been heard, he’ll be known world-wide. He’s a fabulous guitarist, very creative and exciting.
Blues Life Jimmy Witherspoon Live Review
Especially noteworthy is guitarist Gary Shaw, who demonstrates a sense of what is appropriate and control way beyond the vast majority of his peers.
23/11/05 Sherman Robertson - Live
The band were augmented throughout the evening by that superb guitarist, Gary Shaw.


We are happy to spend time discussing your needs prior to the event, ensuring that we understand your requirements, and preparing accordingly. This helps to ensure that everything is perfect on the day.
Our combined experience comprises years of performance in venues ranging in size from New York’s Madison Square Gardens to London’s Ronnie Scott’s. No matter what the venue, we can create the right musical mood and atmosphere.
We use our combined experience to meet the needs of each client, based on the type of event being hosted, whether it's an intimate cocktail reception or lively festival.
We’ve got it covered
We have Public Liability Insurance up to £10 million, and all of our equipment is PAT tested annually. This is important, as most venues require all performers to provide both types of cover.

Thanks for stopping by.

Contact us for bookings by using the email link below or calling Steve on 07921 297220.
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