karla sax, solo sax with laptop/ sax & dj duo

Raised in the UK and Vancouver, Karla has been exposed to music all her life. Her great-grandfather was a renowned brass band conductor in the UK, her mother is well known in the music world both provincially and nationally, and all her siblings are musicians in their own right. Karla started her first group with her siblings when she was in high school as a jazz combo playing at local restaurants and art showings in the Fraser Valley. In her university days, Karla was lead alto chair in the UBC Jazz Band and UVic Jazz Orchestra. Karla graduated from The University of Victoria with a Bachelor in Music.

Karla has performed at the Cayman Island Winter Music Festival, Nikki Beach in Cabo San Lucas, Vancouver Art Gallery, Holt Renfrew and many Five Star hotels in the Vancouver area. Currently, Karla is taking the music world by storm by jazzing up new restaurants, clubs, galas and events with her solo/ tracks act and alongside world renowned DJ's!

"The exquisite sounds of Saxophonist Karla Sleightholme also reverberated through the night adding pizzaz and texture to the musical ensemble."                       Joanna Kritikos, Vancouver Observer

"Karla Sleightholme has a passion for music and life, and you can't help but feed off of her amazing energy when she plays her instrument. It's beautiful to be a part of."           DJ Leanne, owner of GirlOnWax

"Of all the compliments we got last night, you were the top feature at AWEAR last night! You were amazing!”                  AWEAR Charity Fashion Show 

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sax & dj duo with             dj aimee hawker

DJ Aimee Hawker has performed numerous corporate events plus held DJ residencies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Whistler, British Columbia. Locally, Aimee can be found gracing the turntables at some of Vancouver’s loveliest weddings, high-end fashion shows, corporate events, galas and fundraisers. Aimee has been featured in The Vancouver Sun, Georgia Straight, The Province, The Pique Magazine, Fashion Magazine, WedLuxe and Perfect Wedding’s Magazine.

Together with Karla Sax these two ladies WILL create a party!


background music

The Al Guraliuk Jazz Quartet
Adam Woodall, Singer/Guitarist
Allegra, Flute & Guitar Duo
Amanda Wood, Vocalist
The Armadillo String Quartet
Cole Petrone, Singer/guitarist
Colin Bullock, Singer/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 Gio Levy, Singer/Guitarist
Heywire, Vocal/Guitar/Violin Trio
Hip Pocket, Jazz Ensemble
The Honeycrooners Show
Howie Abel, Guitarist
Janelle Nadeau, Harpist
Jaclyn Guillou, Jazz Vocalist
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
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
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