The Mira Lacey Duo/Trio or Ensemble

Mira Lacey is rapidly establishing herself as one of New Zealands finest jazz vocalists. Miras exquisite alto voice and sophisticated styling will create the perfect ambience for your wedding, party, corporate function or special occasion.


The Mira Lacey Trio played over Easter at our Garden Party. With over 100 partygoers. With a beautiful fine day and with plenty of food and drink, Mira was the perfect complement to a great day. Not too heavy, not too light, the crowd enjoyed the entertainment immensely. Perfect for a sunny Autumn afternoon.



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The Mira Lacey Duo/Trio or Ensemble features the exquisite alto voice of Mira Lacey, backed by some of New Zealands finest jazz musicians. Miras unique, sophisticated style is reminiscent of jazz divas Julie London and Diana Krall. Performing her own tasteful arrangements of sultry jazz, blues and bossa-novas, Mira creates the perfect ambience for any wedding, corporate event, private function, club, festival, bar or restaurant.

Mira received a Sarah Vaughn Jazzmasters Incentive Award for study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA and after earning her Bachelor of Music degree with honours in Vocal Performance, she began her career in the Boston area. She relocated to her native New Zealand and over the past twelve years The Mira Lacey Duo/Trio or Ensemble has performed locally at numerous weddings, parties, festivals, corporate functions, bars and restaurants, receiving rave reviews at each and every performance.

The Mira Lacey Duo/Trio or Ensemble features some of the best music of the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, including songs recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Julie London, Blossom Dearie, June Christy, Astrud Gilberto and many other fine jazz vocalists. Songs by contemporary artists Norah Jones and Melody Gardot are also part of Miras repertoire.

Miras ensemble specializes in providing exceptional jazz for weddings, festivals, vineyards, corporate functions, parties, clubs, Christmas functions, balls, building openings, conferences and product launches. The size of her group is flexible, depending on your needs, from an intimate duo or trio, ideal for restaurants, to a full band of five or six musicians. We provide a high quality sound system for small to medium size venues.

Previous events (sample): ”Summer Jazz Series” (Coopers Creek Vineyard, March 2013 & 2014), Music In The Parks, ”Jazz At The Rotunda” (Auckland Domain, March 2012 & January 2014), Auckland Seafood Festival (January 2011), ”Jazz in the Roses” (Pacific Rose Bowl Festival, November 2010), Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival (February 2009 & 2010), Honda “Jazz” Product Launch (November 2008).

“Wow! Mira Lacey was fantastic! I just wish we had more time to have booked her for longer. They sounded awesome! The atmosphere they created out on the patio at Half Moon Bay Marina was uplifting to say the least! She was beyond our expectations and I would recommend her to anybody that wants a class act to polish whatever event they may be planning. We are very happy and look forward to using her services again should the occasion arise”. David and Jeanette Dimock, (wedding), February, 2013

“Mira and the guys performed at our home for an intimate 50th birthday celebration. The quality and accuracy of the performance was wonderful. Very happy to recommend Mira for any occasion and look forward to utilizing her services in the future”. Lyndon Stewart, February, 2010.

“I am pleased to offer this reference in support of Mira Lacey. Mira performed at a garden party in honour of my mothers fiftieth birthday in December, 2006. Miras performance at the party was remarked on to me by nearly all of our guests. Each guest was impressed by Miras singing and noted the particularly elegant addition this made to the formal event. I would gladly engage Mira again for any such event and recommend her to prospective clients”. Mathew Norman, April, 2007.

“The performance was outstanding – Mira has a beautiful voice and the choice of music was perfect for the occasion – lovely jazz but all very accessible to young and old, jazz lovers and not. ‘The Mira Lacey Duo really made my party very special”. Jenny Clews, December, 2006.

“On February 25th, 2005, C.F. Reese Plumbing had its official opening of our new headquarters on the corner of Euclid and Norris Avenues, Te Rapa, Hamilton. We had the pleasure of having ‘Jazzabelle as our background music and entertainment for this auspicious occasion. I must confess the ‘Jazzabelle band performance with Mira Lacey on vocals really made our event spectacular. The music fitted the atmosphere of our opening function fantastically and gave it a professional flair. We enjoyed the performance so much that we went beyond the planned length of time for the band and were happy to have them stay on longer as requested by our guests who did not appear to want to go home. Even as the rugby started on a big screen within our training room guests still sat outside and enjoyed the relaxing sounds of ‘Jazzabelle. I would highly recommend anyone planning this type of function, whether it be a building opening, wedding or birthday consider Mira Lacey and her band as their form of entertainment. Thank-you very much to Mira and her colleague on keyboard for such a fantastic atmosphere that you created at our function”. Aaron Rink, Managing Director, C.F. Reese Plumbing, April, 2005.

“In October, 2003, we hosted a party to celebrate a 70th birthday. We wanted to provide some live music that was more than just background music, but not intrusive, and would appeal to a wide age range and varied musical tastes. Mira, with her superb voice, and her very accomplished, talented and professional musicians certainly provided what we requested! I would have no hesitation in recommending Mira and her group to make a special occasion more memorable”. Jenny Stewart, October, 2003.

Setlist

  • Mira Laceys Repertoire
  • A Child Is Born
  • A Sunday Kind Of Love
  • Across The Alley From The Alamo
  • Aint Misbehavin
  • All Of Me
  • Alone Together
  • Am I Blue?
  • As Long As I Live
  • Baby, Baby All The Time
  • Besame Mucho (in Spanish)
  • Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
  • Black Coffee
  • Blue Motel Room
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Catch A Falling Star
  • Centrepiece
  • Close To You
  • Close Your Eyes
  • Come Away With Me (Norah Jones)
  • Come Rain Or Come Shine
  • Comes Love
  • Could I Have This Dance
  • Crazy
  • Cry Me A River
  • Do Nothing ‘Til You Hear From Me
  • Dont It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
  • Dont Know Why (Norah Jones)
  • Dream A Little Dream Of Me
  • East Of The Sun
  • Fever
  • Georgia On My Mind
  • Good Morning Heartache
  • Goodnight (Melody Gardot)
  • Goody Goody
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  • Honeysuckle Rose
  • How Insensitive
  • I Didnt Know About You
  • I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City
  • I Remember You
  • Im In The Mood For Love
  • Im Old Fashioned
  • Ive Got A Crush On You
  • Ive Grown Accustomed To His Face
  • In A Sentimental Mood
  • It Could Happen To You
  • Its A Lovely Day
  • Its Only A Paper Moon
  • Just Squeeze Me
  • Killing Me Softly With His Song
  • Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  • Let There Be Love
  • Lets Do It
  • Lets Fall In Love
  • Lonestar (Norah Jones)
  • Lover Man
  • Lullaby Of The Leaves
  • Makin Whoopee!
  • Moon River
  • Moondance
  • Moonlight Becomes You
  • Moonlight In Vermont
  • My Favourite Things
  • My Foolish Heart
  • My Heart Stood Still
  • My Romance
  • My Ship
  • Nature Boy
  • Nice ‘N Easy
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • Nightlife
  • On A Slow Boat To China
  • Our Day Will Come
  • Our Love Is Here To Stay
  • Over The Rainbow
  • Please Dont Talk About Me When Im Gone
  • Quiet Fire (Melody Gardot)
  • Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars
  • Route 66
  • Satin Doll
  • Sentimental Journey
  • Shoo Fly Pie And Apple Pan Dowdy
  • Skylark
  • Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
  • Someone To Watch Over Me
  • Something Cool
  • Songbird
  • Spooky
  • Stolen Moments
  • Summertime
  • Sunny
  • Takin It Easy
  • Temptation
  • The Christmas Song
  • The Frim Fram Sauce
  • The Girl From Ipanema
  • The Look Of Love
  • The Man I Love
  • The Nearness Of You
  • The Night We Called It A Day
  • The Rose
  • The Shadow Of Your Smile
  • The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • Them There Eyes
  • Theres A Kind Of Hush
  • These Foolish Things
  • This Cant Be Love
  • This Masquerade
  • Till There Was You
  • Too Marvellous For Words
  • Walkin After Midnight
  • Watch What Happens
  • What A Wonderful World
  • What Is This Thing Called Love?
  • When Sunny Gets Blue
  • Willow Weep For Me
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Wonderful Tonight
  • You Took Advantage Of Me
  • Youd Be So Nice To Come Home To
  • Your Heart Is As Black As Night (Melody Gardot)

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The Mira Lacey Trio played over Easter at our Garden Party. With over 100 partygoers. With a beautiful fine day and with plenty of food and drink, Mira was the perfect complement to a great day. Not too heavy, not too light, the crowd enjoyed the entertainment immensely. Perfect for a sunny Autumn afternoon.
Greg R
06/04/2016

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