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The Gatsby Strutters Jazz Band  plays music from the early swing era when couples were dancing the Charleston and the Lindy Hop at The Cotton Club and The Savoy in Harlem. In addition to Hot Jazz and early Swing the band plays the best songs from the Great American Songbook. Ragtime, Traditional Jazz, Tin Pan Alley Songs, Prohibition Music ... no matter what you call it, above all, it IS PERFECT for a Great Gatsby Theme Event! The Gatsby Strutters capture 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 Gatsby Strutters Jazz Band consists of trumpet, clarinet, banjo, and acoustic bass with optional drums and trombone. The Gatsby Strutters  have created a fun and festive atmosphere at Great Gatsby Themed events for TD Bank at The Commodore Ballroom, Nike at The Rocky Mountaineer Train Station and at many private parties and special events. These hot musicians are also featured with dancers and Vaudeville performers in a high flying show called The Great Gatsby Revue. 

“The band was amazing! I look forward to working with you again in the future.

Laura Bonnis, Effervescent Events
Speakeasy Soirée Producer for Family Services of Greater Vancouver

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Leader of The Gatsby Strutters 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 Gatsby Strutters Jazz Band Al plays both hot shout choruses and sweet ballads setting the perfect tone for any event.

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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
Colin Bullock, Singer/guitarist
The CoverArtists,Vintage Band
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
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