Their vast repertoire includes everything from George Gershwin’s 1930 classic Summertime to the 80’s retro favourite Human Nature by Michael Jackson to Camila Cabello’s current #1 hit Havana. Latin Lounge features Al Guraliuk on trumpet & flugelhorn with guitarist John Gilliat and Paul Bray on percussion.

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Al Guraliuk:

Since receiving his Bachelor of Music degree from UBC in 1979 Al has traveled to New York, LA, New Orleans, Havana, San Juan and Rio de Janeiro to further study music. He is actively involved in Vancouver’s musical community performing in a variety of bands. This talented horn player has been a featured jazz soloist at concerts held at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and The Arts Club Theatre. As Musical Director, Al has performed with headlined Las Vegas acts and with many of Vancouver's finest performers. The vast majority of his previous musical career was as leader of Champagne, a top forty dance band. Latin Lounge, Al’s latest project, is the perfect outlet for his love of Jazz, World Beat, Pop and Lounge music.


John Gilliat:

Through the strings of his guitar, John brings to life a fresh direction in Nuevo Flamenco. After high school John toured across Canada and the United States with various pop groups, playing venues such as Harrah's in Lake Tahoe and the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. After several years John took the time to formally study at Capilano University and immersed himself in Flamenco guitar tradition. This master guitarist has sold over 20,000 copies of his albums to date.


Paul Bray:

Paul Bray is a dynamic and charismatic multi-talented percussionist working as a music educator and performer in Vancouver. He has devoted his attention to the study of Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian musical styles and has studied extensively in Cuba and Brazil. Paul has performed with Nuevo Flamenco recording artist Jesse Cook and numerous other Latin and Drum ensembles. Currently, Paul is an instructor at the Sarah McLachlan Music Outreach and a freelance musician.

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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
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