D’arcy Han : Vocals, Keyboards, Percussion
 Moving easily from sultry jazz to edgy funk, D’arcy Han’s exquisite vocals can just as easily bring a smile to your face as a tear to your eye. D’arcy started classical piano training at the age of four, and made her vocal debut at age seven on Chinese national TV.

Moving to Canada, D’arcy has become a powerful voice on the Vancouver scene, with a repertoire encompassing jazz, RnB, Pop, Blues and a touch of world. She fronted Serpentine Funkfor two consecutive years at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, while performing regularly with the ultimate party band Ten Souljers.

In 2004 D’arcy represented North America taking 3rd place in the equivalent of Chinese Idol, introducing soul and blues to billions of viewers on live television. She has shared the stage with localRnB artists Kentish Steele and Riley Inge and Asian superstars such as Sammi Cheng. Her voice has been heard at venues including BC Place, the Commodore Ballroom and Orpheum Theatre.

Michael Aihoshi: Guitars, Synthesizer, Percussion, Vocals
 From the surrounds of Toronto, Michael started playing local bars at the age of 15, and within a few years was touring nationally.

His credits include two years with Canada’s King of Soul The George Oliver Band as well as sharing the stage with some of Canada’s premier musicians. Michael is currently band-leader for local RnB legends Kentish Steele and Riley Inge (formerly on stage with the Temptations). Michael was the lead guitarist in Serpentine Funk, which performed two consecutive years at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, before forming Encore with vocalist D’arcy Han.

“I have hired the duo Encore for two occasions, and found them to be highly professional as well as an excellent choice of performer for a wide variety of occasions…”
 Sandy Webster
 HMR3 Productions

“I am happy to have experienced the pleasure of D’arcy’s beautiful and powerful voice. Her range is wide and she can sing any kind of music. D’arcy’s voice is joy to hear.”
 Barbara McNicholls
 Business Council of BC

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background music

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
Jen Lewin, Singer/pianist
Jillian Lebeck, Jazz Vocalist/Pianist
John Gilliat, Latin Guitarist
Kadabra, Latin Jazz Quartet
Karla Sax, Pop/Jazz Artist
Keith Bennett, Jazz / Blues Singer
KokoSoul,Vocal/Piano Duo
Krystle Dos Santos, Urban Soul
Kytami, ViolinExtremist
Latin Lounge, Pop Jazz Trio
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
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
Tom Arntzen, Vocalist / Pianist
Tonye Aganaba, Singer/Guitarist
Trevor Hoffmann, Pianist
UnoMas, Soul Jazz Trio
Van Django, Gypsy Swing