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The Gastown Strutters Dixieland Jazz Band captures the spirit and energy of the roaring twenties with the music of Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Fats Waller, Scott Joplin, Bix Beiderbecke, Jelly Roll Morton and many more.

The Gastown Strutters consists of trumpet, clarinet, trombone, banjo, acoustic bass and drums.  For smaller events and budgets, this jazz combo can also work as a trio or quartet.  The Gastown Strutters Dixieland Band plays authentic, acoustic traditional hot jazz... no need for electricity…perfect for strolling, sidewalk concerts and more!  These trad players have performed at numerous festivals, promotional events and private functions.

Whether dressed in their tuxedos or traditional Dixie garb, The Gastown Strutters are a great attention-getter.  Dixieland music is a real crowd pleaser and is loved by both young and old.  Reasonable rates make this group of Hot Musicians affordable on any budget.

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Leader of The Gastown Strutters Dixieland Jazz Band is trumpet player Al Guraliuk. Since receiving a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of British Columbia in 1979 he has been actively involved in Vancouver's musical community. Al has traveled to New York, LA, New Orleans, Havana and Rio to further study music.

 As a jazz musician, Al strives to attain a balance between emotion and technique and, above all, a sound that really swings. He has been a featured jazz soloist at concerts held at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and The Arts Club Theatre. With the Gastown Strutters Al plays both hot shout choruses and sweet ballads setting the perfect tone for any event.

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