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TENBC represents the finest Classical, Jazz, Latin and Contemporary Pop acts that would create the perfect atmosphere for your Vancouver or Whistler breakfast function, luncheon meeting, cocktail reception, dinner party or hospitality suite. Consider an ethnic group or just choose any one of the following ensembles to add that special touch to your event.

the al guraliuk jazz quartet

 The talented Jazz combo consists of piano, bass, drums, and features Al Guraliuk on trumpet, flugelhorn and cornet. The Al Guraliuk Jazz Quartet plays ballads, bebop classics, swing tunes, bossa novas and standards in a "cool" jazz idiom. These musicians play in a fresh and innovative style that creates an engaging atmosphere at any event.

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adam woodall, singer/guitarist

Adam Woodall is a talented emerging singer songwriter with an engaging style who creates a great groove for any event with the music of a John Mayer, Neil Young, Jack Johnson and other contemporary and classic rock artists. Adam has been a veteran in the Vancouver Music scene for over 20 years. His extensive playlist can easily accommodate any client’s requirements. His solo performances are perfect for weddings, receptions and corporate events.

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aidan miller, singer/pianist

Aidan Miller is a contemporary singer/pianist with a wide range of influences including: Sam Cooke, Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye, The Motown masters, The Band, CCR and Dr. John. Playing close to 300 shows a year for the past decade Aidan is working toward becoming a star. His original music, his soulful voice and down-home piano style, are not to be missed.

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allegra, flute & guitar duo

Lynne Piening and Peter Zaenker form an elegant classical flute and guitar duo that presents an imaginative blend of musical styles including Romantic melodies of the great masters, courtly airs from the Renaissance era, the vibrant rhythms of Latin America and lively Spanish dances. Beautiful music for all occasions.

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amanda wood, vocalist

Amanda Wood is a beautiful and talented vocalist who has the allure of Norah Jones and the soulful range of Diana Krall. She sings a mix of Jazz standards, original music and Pop favorites. Amanda's talent has taken her around the world including performances in Shanghai.

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the armadillo string quartet

The Armadillo String Quartet takes pride in their extensive repertoire. With a base in classical and Baroque music, they also perform Broadway tunes, pop and big band selections, plus opera, Latin, gypsy music and waltzes. Whether the setting is formal or casual, they add an irresistible ambiance.

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the ben henriques         jazz trio

Whether at a private celebration,  corporate function, or as an accent to a gourmet experience, The Ben Henriques Jazz Trio adds the right touch for any occasion. The group features Ben on saxophone with guitar and bass but can also work as a quartet with drums or a sax/guitar duo. Ben has spent years designing and playing music for corporate events and works closely with event planners to help create just the perfect atmosphere.

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cole petrone, singer/guitarist

Cole Petrone is an accomplished singer-songwriter who has been entertaining audiences all over the world. Combining a smooth tenor voice with an artistic finger-picking style, Cole has crafted a unique indie style that has often been compared to a modern James Taylor. Whether opening for Bon Jovi in front of 20,000 fans or performing in a more intimate setting, Cole’s memorable performances are customized for your event.

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colin bullock, singer/guitarist

Colin Bullock is one of the busiest musical performers in Vancouver BC and for good reason. His unique style of performance and suitability of any audience is second to none. Colin has been performing Weddings, Corporate and Special Events for over a decade. When booking Colin for your next event you can guarantee you will receive a polished musician who is extremely professional and that people of all ages will love.

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daryl jahnke, jazz guitarist

Jazz Guitarist Daryl Jahnke is dedicated to offering the perfect jazz compliment to any event. As a musician he’s passionate about music and about how listeners connect to performers and live music. Jazz is fundamentally about musicians in relationship with each other engaged in making something greater than the sum of the parts that includes the audience’s experience as a part of the creative process. As a solo artist, duo or trio, Daryl Jahnke creates the perfect atmosphere.

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dave martone,                     latin guitarist

To listen to the Nouveau Flamenco/Latin Jazz music of Dave Martone is like experiencing a simultaneous explosion of sound, color and flavour. Sometimes over the top, sometimes minimalistic and sometimes a mixture of both, Martone never ceases to amaze with his talents on the instrument and is one of Canada’s finest guitarists to date!

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doug towle, latin guitarist

New World Flamenco from Vancouver's own Doug Towle, creates a unique blend of world music and Spanish guitar. This passionate and talented musician has appeared in many events including the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Blending jazz-infused rumba and flamenco with a dash of modern world beat, Doug Towle creates the perfect atmosphere for any occasion.

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elisa thorn, harpist

Elisa’s harp music adds a beautiful, romantic touch to set the mood for any event.  Her vast repertoire  includes light Classical music, Popular songs and Jazz standards. Every event is different and Elisa is happy to work with you to craft a personal musical accompaniment that perfectly compliments your special event.

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emily chambers, soulful vocalist

Emily Chambers is a Classic Soul and R&B vocalist whose influences are Joss Stone, Adele, Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder, and John Legend among others. After attending Berklee College of Music on a vocal scholarship, Emily brought her talent to the streets of Europe, busking her way through the South of France and Italy. Now back home in Vancouver, this amazing vocalist performs throughout the city creating a soulful soundscape to any event.

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encore

Versatile, sultry, energetic and polished, Encore delivers every ounce of what you seek in a memorable event. Easily moving between an intimate lounge presentation to an energetic main stage act,  This musical duo features the talented D'arcy Han and Michael Aihoshi. Encore will leave you wanting more and give you something to talk about.

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the gatsby strutters jazz band

The Gatsby Strutters Jazz Band is a jumpin’ ensemble that plays music from the golden days  from 1920 to 1940….the Great Gatsby Era. The 1920s were a time of unprecedented change when skirts went up, drinks went underground, and the music got hot...and hot The Gatsby Strutters Jazz Band is, providing background music evoking the thrilling decade of speak-easies and roadhouses, formal dances in the Hamptons and flappers in Tin Lizzies.

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the gastown strutters dixieland jazz band

Dixieland music was born on the riverboats of the Mississippi and on the streets of New Orleans for one purpose...to celebrate good times! The Gastown Strutters Dixieland Band captures this spirit and the energy of the roaring twenties. No need for electricity ... ideal for strolling.

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heywire

Heywire is the perfect trio for any gathering! Featuring vocalist Tianna Lefebvre, violinist Mike Sanyshyn and Craig McGregor, on guitar this versatile group performs Country and Pop music plus even a bit of Jazz.

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hip pocket, jazz ensemble

Hip Pocket performs smooth Jazz saxophone sounds in the style of David Sanborn and Grover Washington Jr., and showcases guitar stylings of the music of George Benson and Pat Metheny plus a tasty blend of Jazz Standards and Latin Favourites. The perfect musical accompaniment to your special event.

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the honeycrooners show

Discover the origin of cool, take a walk down the strip and visit the glory days of old Las Vegas! The Honeycrooners show is a trip down the old Las Vegas Strip, where walking through the lobby of the Sands, the Tropicana or the Sahara would expose you to the sights and sounds of the classic crooners who defined cool and swinging music in the 50's and 60's. The greatest hits of these top artists of the era are featured in the Honeycrooners’ show.

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howie abel, guitarist

After graduating from Capilano College guitarist Howard Abel gained valuable playing experience playing alongside members of the B.B. King, Muddy Waters, James Cotton, and Powder Blues. Additionally, he has performed on cruise ships in the Caribbean and Mexico. As a solo artist Howie plays for private and corporate events specializing in jazz, classical and Latin styles.

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janelle nadeau, harpist

Providing a refreshing approach, Janelle Nadeau, a classically trained harpist plays a variety of Celtic, Spanish and popular music as well as her own compositions. Her co-writing experience has encouraged her to use her voice as well as the harp, to express her talents. Humorous and charismatic, Janelle’s engaging music captures the heart of any audience, while her musicality provides an eloquent touch to any event with her expansive repertoire.

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jillian lebeck, vocalist/pianist

Whether performing as a soloist or with her swinging jazz trio, Jillian Lebeck plays jazz standards plus some fresh takes on pop classics. She has played at many of Vancouver's finest venues, performed at numerous Jazz festivals and been a featured artist on CBC. Jillian's sultry vocal renditions and sophisticated piano stylings create a warm engaging atmosphere.

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john gilliat, latin guitarist

John is an excellent Latin guitarist in the Nouveau Flamenco style. He has opened for world beat artists Strunz & Farah and has performed world-wide including a tour to Japan. His passionate & fiery music offers a new direction in Flamenco. As a solo artist or with his band John Gilliat creates a wonderful warm atmosphere for any event.

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kadabra, latin jazz quartet

Kadabra is lead by Dave Martone, an accomplished guitarist of many styles. Dave has won countless award for his playing and studied from age 6 with Flamenco master Gary Santucci from Spain. Dave has toured the world with his music both as a front man and musical educator. Kadabra's performance can be tailored from fiery, passionate entertainment to more subtle listening grooves.

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karla sax, sax & dj duo

Playing at top Vancouver and international venues, Karla Sleightholme is one of those rare female saxophone performers. Karla provides the right vibe, be it innovative jazz and contemporary saxophone sounds over electronic house, soul, jazz, world, Top 40 or lounge music. Her exquisite sound captures the subtleties of a voice and creates beautiful dulcet tones.

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keith bennett, jazz/blues singer

North Vancouver's Keith Bennett is a veteran singer and instrumentalist who has played the top venues in the lower mainland. Keith is an accomplished singer/guitarist and harmonica player who is well known for his soulful bluesy jazz style and rock classics while leading his band, Mothers of Convention. His engaging personality and outstanding musical talent is the perfect compliment to any event.

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kokosoul

The tantalizing combination of Karina Morin and Karlo Martin come together to form KokoSoul. Consummately talented, they have the rare ability to captivate and enthrall the most discerning of audiences. KokoSoul perform favorite classics from across the genres with passion and soul, in their own inimitable style. Pop tunes are performed with a blues/jazz groove and Rock songs with a velvety smooth, reggae feel to create the perfect vibe.

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krystle dos santos,           urban soul

With a smoky voice that can fluctuate to fit any style Krystle Dos Santos is ready for the masses to feel her music. Compared to the likes of Erykah Badu, Krystle is able to personalize her sound and message, adding her own character to her music to create a uniquely refreshing sound. Krystle takes the new, mixes it with the old, and creates something undefined for audiences to enjoy.

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Kytami, violinistextremist

Perhaps Canada’s most diverse and engaging string players, Kytami is an unbelievably energetic performer. Kytami can bound between classical and fiddle styles and combine  them with heavy bass and electronic dance beats.  If a line exists between classical and electronic, between ancient and new age, synthetic and organic, Kytami has sliced them all using only a violin bow. Kyatmi's music is perfect for an ambient chill lounge atmosphere or a high energy extreme concert vignette.

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laura crema, vocalist

Vocalist Laura Crema posesses a lush, unique instrument with great depth and resonance. Laura has been featured at the DIVAS FOR LIFE concert benefit at the Vogue theatre in addition to performances on CBC Radio's Hotair, After Hours and AM1040. Laura's CD Almost Blue was released under the Maximum Jazz/Universal Canada Record Label and has been receiving excellent reviews and radio airplay.

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leftcoast band

Fun and funky five piece Vancouver based band, LeftCoast is well suited to play any size of venue. They have played everywhere from weddings and corporate events at the Vancouver Convention Center, to funky soul filled nights at Guilt & Co. They have an eclectic style ranging from jazz to blues to funk and pop. Their performances include a versatile repertoire, sure to set the perfect vibe for your your event.

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lori pappajohn, harpist

One of Vancouver’s most popular harpists, Lori Pappajohn knows how to entertain. From North America to Chile, Britain, Ireland and Greece, she is in demand for her fun and innovative performances of pop, classical and world music. Whatever your event, she can create the perfect atmosphere. Simply put, she brings class with pizzazz.

 

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louise southwood, classical guitartist

Technically and emotionally precise, Louise delivers flawlessly with passion and delicacy intuitive to the nature of your event. Her varied instrumental technique and musical interests are captured in her albums ‘Emergence’ and ‘Chrysalis’, which have enchanted a diverse audience around the world. Her vast repertoire is translated beautifully, creating the perfect atmosphere for your special occasion.

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luis giraldo, vocalist/pianist

Luis Giraldo performs classic romance-inducing music that can melt the heart of even the most die-hard rock fan. His musical resemblance to Krall is so striking that some critics have hailed him the "male version of Diana Krall". " His live shows are replete with gorgeous piano playing and impressive vocals, reminiscent of another time.

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mehlinda heartt, harpist

Mehlinda Heartt is a professionally recognized Harpist, Opera singer and Composer. This talented musician has performed at all major Vancouver hotels in addition to numerous other venues. Mehlinda Heartt is an experienced harpist whose engaging musicianship will set the perfect tone for your event.

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melanie dekker, singer/guitarist

Melanie Dekker is a spirited and evocative artist whose acoustic pop sound is a fresh intimate experience. Occasionally her vocals veer toward Alanis Morisette, Sheryl Crow or Jewel but her voice distinguishes itself in textual richness. She brings to the stage a delightfully irreverent persona, a fine voice and sparkling originality.

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myles bigelow, urban soul

Myles Bigelow is one of the movers and shakers of the Vancouver broken beat scene. Mixing Latin, Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop and Electronica music,Myles has developed a sound that represents the knowledge of tradition with a vision of tomorrow.His trio combines his vocal and percussion grooves with synth and guitar to create an über hip atmosphere.

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nathen aswell, singer

International performer Nathen Aswell offers a unique musical presentation that features his voice and the NS Stick (an 8-stringed electronic instrument that is tapped with both hands, like a piano) in a wide variety of popular music styles. A veteran of the Vancouver music scene, Nathen is well able to provide background music, tender ballads and/or lively dinner music for your special event. This versatile performer can perform solo or with additional musicians depending on budget and room size.

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nikita's reason,                 acoustic duo/trio

Nikita’s Reason is a dynamic acoustic cover band from White Rock British Columbia. They have been playing music together since 2012 and have a combined musical experience of over 60 years. The group features Nikita Graham, a multi talented Singer, Songwriter, International Model, Photographer and Actress, who's powerful vocals and stunning good looks will capture your imagination and keep you wanting more……….and more.

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patsy goto, vocalist/pianist

Patsy Goto is a very talented singer/pianist whose outstanding ability as a performer makes her perfect for any function. Her versatility ranges from jazz and show tunes to beautiful ballads and pop songs. Patsy has performed at most major hotels in Vancouver including sixteen years at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver Lounge.

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paul filek, singer/guitarist

One thing that’s certain is that the combination of Canadian Singer Songwriter Paul Filek’s smooth effortless, funky vocals and heart-on-sleeve style are infectious and hard to deny. A charismatic crowd-pleaser by nature, Paul can play beautiful covers and ballads for ambient background music or deliver a higher energy performance that will have you tapping your toes, singing along and smiling as you’re doing it.

 

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the saul berson jazz trio

Saul Berson is a fine saxophonist who has been a featured artist at numerous jazz festivals including the prestigious Vancouver International Jazz Festival. His trio performed regularly at O'Doul's Restaurant, an upscale eatery known for it's cool atmosphere. This act creates a romantic ambiance that is the perfect soundscape for any event.

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the scott robertson jazz trio

Perfect for any reception or dinner party, the Scott Robertson Jazz Trio plays a repertoire of melodic standards that accommodates any crowd. The trio has performed at many private and corporate functions in Vancouver's finest hotels and restaurants. Their current CD is getting heavy airplay on 650 CISL radio. This combo always delivers with music from the Great American Songbook.

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sean dillon, singer/guitarist

Sean is a guitarist and vocalist who has spent many years entertaining in far corners of the world such as Japan, China, Brazil, Singapore, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Italy as well as North America. He is a passionate singer whose voice and acoustic guitar style is similar to Jack Johnson and John Mayer. With an extensive repertoire of songs from classic rock n' roll to today's top 40 hits, Sean Dillon creates a contemporary atmosphere for any event.

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skylab sounds,           electro soul duo

Skyla J and Oz are a Husband and Wife team that have been making sweet music together for over 14 years. Flute infused and simmering with energy, Skylab Sounds is a beautiful combination of Skyla’s award winning Vocal talents and Ozzie’s innovative bass and keyboard styles. From corporate event to club scene, this couple is tasteful and inspiring, rooting music into the hearts of their uplifted audiences.

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sons of granville,             pop fusion trio

Sons of Granville specializes in sophisticated music with a new fresh approach. They have been featured 3 times in the Georgia Straight's annual 'Best of Vancouver’ listings under the category of unsigned local band. Their group consists of lead viola/violin, percussion and acoustic guitar. The signature sound of this instrumental trio features original and romantic music. Their song catalogue consists of genres such as Acoustic, Classical, World and Pop.

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stephen boswell, classical guitarist

Stephen Boswell's warm and intimate classical guitar sounds create an engaging atmosphere for any function. In addition to Classical favourites from Bach, Albioni, Debussy and others, Stephen also performs fiery Flamenco/Latin music. Traditional guitar rhythms from Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Paraguay and Columbia add a lively but delicate energy to his repertoire.

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stolen moments, jazz trio

This North Vancouver based musical group has been playing together for over twenty years. The band is very versatile and can meet the needs of virtually any occasion. They have performed at Weddings, Receptions, Parties, Corporate Functions and Art Shows.  This talented trio always creates a warm atmosphere. All styles of Jazz and popular music are represented and requests are encouraged.

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suzka, contemporary violinist

Classically trained violinist Suzka plays a fusion of Hip-hop, Reggae, Jazz, Soul and World Beat music. She has recorded songs with k-os, The Trews, Sam Roberts and Lights to name a few. Best known for her live improv, Suzka’s extraordinary stage presence and awe-inspiring sound (either acoustic or electric) creates the perfect soundscape for your event.


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the swing soul band

Bringing a touch of elegance and plenty of class to your event, the Swing Soul Band
consists of a group of extremely talented and experienced professionals who love playing together and creating unforgettable experiences for those attending their performances. With a versatile repertoire spanning the ages, the Swing Soul Band set list includes the greatest hits from every era…1920s to today!

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take two!  duo

Take Two! is Goby Catt (bass/male vocals) and Jen Lewin (keyboards/female vocals). Entertaining in hotels, lounges, corporate events and high-end restaurants all over Vancouver, Canada and surrounding areas for over four years, Take Two! is high energy and boasts a vast songlist encompassing jazz standards, disco, boy/girl pop duets, and all your favourite love songs of the 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond.

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tom arntzen, vocalist/pianist

Tom Arntzen is a sophisticated, swinging jazz singer/pianist. The mellow but lively repertoire of this talented musician includes music from Cole Porter, Gershwin, Duke Ellington and other composers of the great American song book,in addition to contemporary favourites.Tom Arntzen is also an excellent vocalist, performing in a croonin' Frank Sinatra-style.

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tonye aganaba, singer/guitarist

Born in the United Kingdom and now based in Vancouver Tonye Aganaba has lent her voice to an ever-increasing collection of music spanning all genres.  She considers herself a citizen of the universe, undefined by geographical, cultural or stylistic boundaries. Her infectious spirit and lush voice ooze with the undeniable essence of love, tenderness and togetherness.

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trevor hoffmann, pianist

A classical pianist since the age of four, Trevor Hoffmann also performs Classical Renaissance and Baroque music in addition to Jazz, Gospel, Rock and Pop. Trevor also performs as a session keyboardist for musical theatre, television, and TV songs, and DJs. This diverse skill set makes him the perfect instrumentalist to create a musical soundscape tailored to your event.

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UnoMas, soul jazz trio

A Vancouver opus, UnoMas’ music is a Soul-Jazz flavor, peppered with Funk, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Drum & Bass and Latin grooves. Embracing a unique, modern sound, this is a trio that never fails to deliver. They have extensive experience performing at corporate events as well as lounges, restaurants, hotels, weddings. An audience favourite, UnoMas is a trio like no other!

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van django, gypsy swing

Van Django is an acoustic string ensemble made up of four of Canada's most talented and eclectic musicians; violinist Cameron Wilson, guitarist Budge Schachte, guitarist/cellist Finn Manniche and bassist Brent Gubbels. Van Django's music is punchy, driving and rhythmically inventive, combining a wealth of musical influences while maintaining their roots in the gypsy jazz made famous by the 1930's Quintet of the Hot Club of France. Van Django will create a fun and festive atmosphere for any occasion.

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wes mackey, bluesman

Wes Mackey is a Bluesman who has a totally unique, individual sound and identity. After more than 46 years in music, audiences everywhere are finally taking notice. He is consistently affable, energetic and funny. He has played in local bands that backed up greats like Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Reed, Stevie Wonder and many others. Let Wes Mackey's music move your audience for your event!

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the champagne orchestra

The Champagne Orchestra, led by trumpeter Al Guraliuk, is a swinging band that plays the songs that filled the great ballrooms of the thirties and forties. The big bands of the day  had people dancing cheek-to-cheek during the Golden Era of Radio and their music is still popular today. Artists such as Michael Bublé, Natalie Cole, Diana Krall, Rod Stewart and even Lady Gaga have once again popularized these timeless songs.

Champagne is perfect to provide elegant dinner /dance music for your event.

Uncork the fun with Champagne!

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The Al Guraliuk Jazz Quartet
Adam Woodall, Singer/Guitarist
Aidan Miller, Singer/pianist
Allegra, Flute & Guitar Duo
Amanda Wood, Vocalist
The Armadillo String Quartet
The Ben Henriques Jazz Trio
Cole Petrone, Singer/guitarist
Colin Bullock, Singer/guitarist
Daryl Jahnke, Jazz Guitarist
Dave Martone, Latin Guitarist
Doug Towle, Latin Guitarist
Elisa Thorn, Harpist
Emily Chambers, Soulful Vocalist
Encore, Musical Duo
The Gatsby Strutters Jazz Band
The Gastown Strutters Dixieland Band
Heywire, Vocal/Guitar/Violin Trio
Hip Pocket, Jazz Ensemble
The Honeycrooners Show
Howie Abel, Guitarist
Janelle Nadeau, Harpist
Jillian Lebeck, Jazz Vocalist/Pianist
John Gilliat, Latin Guitarist
Kadabra, Latin Jazz Quartet
Karla Sax, Sax & DJ Duo
Keith Bennett, Jazz / Blues Singer
KokoSoul,Vocal/Piano Duo
Krystle Dos Santos, Urban Soul
Kytami, Violinistextremist
Laura Crema, Vocalist
LeftCoast Band
Lori Pappajohn, Harpist
Luis Giraldo, Vocalist / Pianist
Louise Southwood, Classical Guitarist
Mehlinda Heartt, Harpist
Melanie Dekker, Singer / Guitarist
Myles Bigelow, Urban Soul
Nathen Aswell, Singer
Nikita's Reason, Acoustic Duo/Trio
Patsy Goto, Vocalist / Pianist
Paul Filek, Singer/Guitarist
The Saul Berson Jazz Trio
The Scott Robertson Jazz Trio
Sean Dillon, Singer/Guitarist
Skylab Sounds, Electro Soul Duo
Sons of Granville, Pop Fusion Trio
Stolen Moments, Jazz Trio
Suzka, Contemporary Violinist
The Swing Soul Band
Take Two! Vocal/Piano & Bass Duo
The Champagne Orchestra
Tom Arntzen, Vocalist / Pianist
Tonye Aganaba, Singer/Guitarist
Trevor Hoffmann, Pianist
UnoMas, Soul Jazz Trio
Van Django, Gypsy Swing
Wes Mackey, Bluesman