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Francesca Mondi & Sambinha

Sambinha is an experienced Jazz band that performs music from the American songbook, blues, Brazilian bossa nova and pop songs rearranged in a jazz style. Francesca sings in both English and Portuguese and her dynamic Jazz Band extends from a low key duo up to a full 6 piece.




"The music transforms the atmosphere, carrying us through the eras: from 1920's speakeasy to Vintage Brazilian cafe!" - Rosetta, The V&A Museum




Sambinha is available for hire so please get in touch for a quote. Choosing Sambinha, you will be guaranteed a first-class musical experience and a performance that is engaging, sophisticated and streamlined. They have performed at prestigious venues across London including: The V&A Museum, The Natural History Museum, The National Theatre, Thames river cruises, The Cutty Sark and at the Residence of the Brazilian Ambassador in Mayfair.

R e p e r t o i r e 


Jazz Standards:


All of Me

All the Things You Are


Anything Goes

Autumn Leaves

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

Black Coffee

Blue Moon

Body and Soul

Can’t Help Loving That Man of Mine

Cry Me a River

Detour Ahead

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

Dream a Little Dream of Me

Easy Living

Every Time We Say Goodbye

Extenuate the Positive

Fly Me to the Moon

Georgia on My Mind

Honey Suckle Rose

Honeysuckle Rose

How High the Moon

I Fall in Love to Easily

I Get a Kick out of You

I Put a Spell on You

Is You is or is You Ain’t My Baby

It Don’t Mean a Thing

It Had to Be You

I’m in the Mood for Love

I’ve Got Rhythm

I’ve Got You Under My Skin

Just Friends

Love Me or Leave Me

Lullaby of Birdland

Mac the Knife

Mean to Me


My Baby Just Cares for Me

My Funny Valentine

My Heart Belongs to Daddy

Night and Day

Peel Me a Grape

Prelude to a Kiss

Route 66



Someone to Watch over Me    Summertime

Straighten Up and Fly Right

Take the a Train

Tea for Two

The Lady is a Tramp

The Man I Love

The More I See You

The Sunny Side of the Street


What is This Thing Called Love

When I Get Low I Get High

When You’re Smiling

Whisper Not

Why Don’t You Do Right

You Go to My Head

You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To

You're Driving Me Crazy



Vintage Latin Lounge: Bossa Nova and Latin Jazz

So danco samba - Antonio Carlos Jobim

Triste - Antonio Carlos Jobim

Girl from Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim

Corcovado - Antonio Carlos Jobim

Este seu olhar- Antonio Carlos Jobim

Samba em preludio - Vinicio de Moraes

Wave - Antonio Carlos Jobim

Agua de Beber - Antonio Carlos Jobim

One note samba - Antonio Carlos Jobim

Song for my father - Horace Silver

Chega de saudade (No more Blues)- Antonio Carlos Jobim

O pato - Jayme Silva

Manha de carnaval

Desafinado- Antonio Carlos Jobim

Samba de orfeu- Luis Bonfa

A ra - Caetano Veloso

Estate- Bruno Martino


Samba, latin and Jazz funk:

Berimbau - Baden Powell

Oye como va - Santana

Mas que nada - Ben jor

Ronco De Cuica

Spain- Chick Corea

Canteloupe Island - Herbie Hancock

Watermelon man- Herbie Hancock

I like it like that - Pete Rodriguez

Bésame Mucho


El manisero

Deixe Pra La

Aquarela do Brasil

Take it Easy My Brother Charlie - Ben Jor

Partido Alto

Nem Saudade- Eliana Pittman

500 Miles high - Chick Corea


Pop (Many performed and arranged in a more vintage style, so not exactly as the original version.)


50’s and 60’s:

Hit the road Jack- Ray Charles

Love potion no.9- The Searchers

Twist and Shout - Beatles

I saw her standing there - Beatles

Strawberry Fields - Beatles

Michelle - Beatles

Take another little piece of my heart- Janis Joplin

Feeling good- Nina Simone


70’s & 80’s

Lovely day- Bill Withers

Superstition - Stevie Wonder

Isn’t she Lovely - Stevie Wonder

Heard it through the Grapevine- Marvin Gaye

Sexual Healing- Marvin Gaye

Son of a Preacher Man- Dusty Springfield

Heart of Glass- Blondie

Grease is the word- Frankie Vallie

I want you back- Jackson 5

Dreams- Fleetwood Mac

Tainted love- Soft cell

Total eclipse of the heart- Bonnie Tyler

Wuthering Heights- Kate Bush

Billie Jean- Michael Jackson


90’s & 00’s

Smell’s like teen spirit- Nirvana

Creep- Radiohead

No Diggity- Blackstreet

Teenage Dirtbag- Wheatus

It's in your eyes- Kyle Minogue

All about that bass- Meghan Trainor

Seven nation army – The White Stripes

Toxic – Britney Spears

Rehab - Amy Winehouse)

Stronger than me - Amy Winehouse

Back to Black- Amy Winehouse


2010- present:

Despacito- Justin Bieber

Feel it still- Portugal, the man



I want to be like you- The Jungle book

Quando Quando- Tony Regis (Michael Buble)

Volare - Domenico Modugno (Dean Martin)

Tu vuo fa l’Americano- Renato Carosone










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