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Background Music: Instrumentalists


Create The Perfect Atmosphere

TENBC represents the finest Classical, Jazz, Latin and Contemporary Pop acts that will create the perfect atmosphere for your Vancouver or Whistler breakfast function, luncheon meeting, cocktail reception, dinner party or hospitality suite. Consider an ethnic group or just choose any one of the following ensembles to add that special touch to your event.

Featured Group
Latin Lounge

Latin Lounge have reimagined Pop songs and Jazz Classics to create the perfect upbeat but ambient background music for any event. The cool sound of the trumpet combined with Nuevo Flamenco guitar and Latin percussion rhythms breathes new energy into Jazz standards and transforms Top 40 Pop songs into recognizable Jazz tunes.

Al Guraliuk vancouver Trumpet Player

Al Guraliuk Jazz Trio

The talented Jazz combo consists of guitar, bass and features Al Guraliuk on trumpet, flugelhorn and cornet. The Al Guraliuk Jazz Trio plays ballads, bebop classics, swing tunes, bossa novas and standards in a “cool” jazz idiom. These musicians play in a fresh and innovative style that creates an engaging atmosphere at any event.

Armadillo String Quartet Vancouver

The Armadillo String Quartet

The Armadillo String Quartet takes pride in their extensive repertoire. With a base in classical and Baroque music, they also perform Broadway tunes, pop and big band selections, plus opera, Latin, gypsy music and waltzes. Whether the setting is formal or casual, they add an irresistible ambiance.

Ben Henriques Jazz Trio Vancouver

Ben Henriques Jazz Trio

Whether at a private celebration, corporate function, or as an accent to a gourmet experience, The Ben Henriques Jazz Trio adds the right touch for any occasion. Ben has spent years designing and playing music for corporate events and works closely with event planners to help create just the perfect atmosphere.

Daryl Jahnke Vancouver Jazz Guitarist

Daryl Jahnke, Jazz Guitarist

Jazz Guitarist Daryl Jahnke is dedicated to offering the perfect jazz compliment to any event. As a musician, he’s passionate about music and about how listeners connect to performers and live music. Jazz is fundamentally about musicians in relationship with each other, engaged in making something greater than the sum of the parts. This includes the audience’s experience as a part of the creative process. As a solo artist, duo or trio, Daryl Jahnke creates the perfect experience.

Dave Martone Vancouver Latin Jazz Guitarist

Dave Martone
Latin Jazz Guitarist

To listen to the Nouveau Flamenco/Latin Jazz music of Dave Martone is like experiencing a simultaneous explosion of sound, color and flavour. Sometimes over the top, sometimes minimalistic and sometimes a mixture of both, Martone never ceases to amaze with his talents on the instrument and is one of Canada’s finest guitarists to date!

Elisa Thorn Vancouver Harpist

Elisa Thorn, harpist

Elisa’s harp music adds a beautiful, romantic touch to set the mood for any event. Her vast repertoire includes light Classical music, Popular songs and Jazz standards. Every event is different and Elisa is happy to work with you to craft a personal musical accompaniment that perfectly compliments your special event.

Th eGatsby Strutters Vancouver 1920 Jazz band

The Gatsby Strutters Jazz Band

The Gatsby Strutters Jazz Band is a jumpin’ ensemble that plays music from the golden days from 1920 to 1940….the Great Gatsby Era. The 1920s were a time of unprecedented change when skirts went up, drinks went underground, and the music got hot…and hot The Gatsby Strutters Jazz Band plays background music evoking the thrilling decade of speak-easies and roadhouses, formal dances in the Hamptons and flappers in Tin Lizzies.

The Gastown Strutters Dixieland Band Vancouver

The Gastown Strutters
Dixieland Band

Dixieland music was born on the riverboats of the Mississippi and on the streets of New Orleans for one purpose…to celebrate good times! The Gastown Strutters Dixieland Band captures this spirit and the energy of the roaring twenties. No need for electricity … ideal for strolling.

Hip Pocket Vancouver Jazz Trio

Hip Pocket Jazz Trio

Hip Pocket performs smooth Jazz saxophone sounds in the style of David Sanborn and Grover Washington Jr., and showcases guitar stylings of the music of George Benson and Pat Metheny plus a tasty blend of Jazz Standards and Latin Favourites. The perfect musical accompaniment to your special event.

Howie Able Jazz Guitarist

Howie Able, Guitarist

After graduating from Capilano College, guitarist Howard Abel gained valuable playing experience playing alongside members of the B.B. King, Muddy Waters, James Cotton, and Powder Blues. Additionally, he has performed on cruise ships in the Caribbean and Mexico. As a solo artist Howie plays for private and corporate events specializing in jazz, classical and Latin styles.

Janelle Nadeau Vancouver Harpist

Janelle Nadeau, Harpist

Providing a refreshing approach, Janelle Nadeau, a classically trained harpist, plays a variety of Celtic, Spanish and popular music as well as her own compositions. Her co-writing experience encourages her to use her voice as well as the harp, to express her talents. Humorous and charismatic, Janelle’s engaging music captures the heart of any audience, while her musicality and expansive repertoire  provide an eloquent touch to any event.

John Gilliat Vancouver Latin Guitarist

John Gilliat, Latin Guitarist

John is an excellent Latin guitarist in the Nuevo Flamenco style. He has opened for world beat artists Strunz & Farah and has performed world-wide including a tour to Japan. His passionate & fiery music offers a new direction in Flamenco. As a solo artist or with his band John Gilliat creates a wonderful warm atmosphere for any event.

Kadabra Vancouver Latin Jazz Band

Kadabra, Latin Jazz Band

Kadabra is lead by Dave Martone, an accomplished guitarist of many styles. Dave has won countless award for his playing and studied from age 6 with Flamenco master Gary Santucci from Spain. Dave has toured the world with his music both as a front man and musical educator. Kadabra’s performance can be tailored from fiery, passionate entertainment to more subtle listening grooves.

Karla Sax Vancouver Pop Jazz Music

Karla Sax, Pop/Jazz Artist

Playing at top Vancouver and international venues, Karla Sleightholme is one of those rare female saxophone performers. Karla provides the right vibe, be it innovative jazz and contemporary saxophone sounds over electronic house, soul, jazz, world, Top 40 or lounge music. Her exquisite sound captures the subtleties of a vocalist and creates beautiful dulcet tones.

Kytami Vancouver Contemporary Violinist

Kytami, Violinistextremist

One of Canada’s most diverse and engaging string players, Kytami is an unbelievably energetic performer. Kytami can bound between classical and fiddle styles and combine them with heavy bass and electronic dance beats. If a line exists between classical and electronic, between ancient and new age, synthetic and organic, Kytami has sliced them all using only a violin bow. Kyatmi’s music is perfect for an ambient chill lounge atmosphere or a high energy extreme concert vignette.

Lennt Pallerstein Vancouver Pop Guitarist

Lenny Pallerstein, Pop Guitarist

Lenny Pallerstein prides himself on delivering a great atmosphere through instrumental renditions of your favorite pop, R&B and jazz tunes on the guitar. This wonderful musician manages to create a very full and unique sound on his own and creates a professional experience with a personal touch. With customizable set lists, Lenny will create the perfect vibe to your event!

Louisa Southwood vancouver Classical Guitarist

Louise Southwood, Classical Guitarist

Technically and emotionally precise, Louise delivers flawlessly with passion and delicacy intuitive to the nature of your event. Her varied instrumental technique and musical interests are captured in her albums ‘Emergence’ and ‘Chrysalis’, which have enchanted a diverse audience around the world. Her vast repertoire is translated beautifully, creating the perfect atmosphere for your special occasion.

Myles Bigelow Vancouver Urban Soul

Myles Bigelow, Urban Soul

Myles Bigelow is one of the movers and shakers of the Vancouver broken beat scene. Mixing Latin, Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop and Electronica music, Myles has developed a sound that represents the knowledge of tradition with a vision of tomorrow. His trio combines his vocal and percussion grooves with synth and guitar to create an über hip atmosphere.

PK3 Jazz trio Vancouver

PK3 Jazz Trio

Since 2003, PK3 Jazz Trio has performed live jazz at a range of events, including weddings, corporate events and private parties. PK3 prides itself on adding a polished sound and presentation to any event. Drummer Kristian Braathen formed a trio of like-minded musicians who love to  play music from the ‘Great American Songbook’, as well as contemporary popular music, all performed in an acoustic Jazz style.

Saul Berson Vancouver Jazz Trio

Saul Berson Jazz Trio

Saul Berson is a fine saxophonist who has been a featured artist at numerous jazz festivals including the prestigious Vancouver International Jazz Festival. His trio performs regularly at Frankie’s Jazz Club  an upscale eatery known for its cool atmosphere. This act creates a romantic ambiance that is the perfect soundscape for any event.

Scott Roberston Vancouver Jazz Trio

Scott Robertson Jazz Trio

Perfect for any reception or dinner party, the Scott Robertson Jazz Trio plays a repertoire of melodic standards that accommodates any crowd. The trio has performed at many private and corporate functions in Vancouver’s finest hotels and restaurants. This combo always delivers with music from the Great American Songbook.

Sons of Granville Vancouver Pop Fusion

Sons of Granville
Pop/Fusion Trio

Sons of Granville specializes in sophisticated music with a new fresh approach. They have been featured 3 times in the Georgia Straight’s annual ‘Best of Vancouver’ listings under the category of unsigned local band. Their group consists of lead viola/violin, percussion and acoustic guitar. The signature sound of this instrumental trio features original and romantic music. Their song catalogue consists of genres such as Acoustic, Classical, World and Pop.

Stolen Moments Jazz Trio

Stolen Moments Jazz Trio

This North Vancouver based musical group has been playing together for over twenty years. The band is very versatile and can meet the needs of virtually any occasion. They have performed at Weddings, Receptions, Parties, Corporate Functions and Art Shows. This wonderful trio always creates a warm atmosphere. All styles of Jazz and popular music are represented and requests are encouraged.

Suzka Vancouver Contemporary Violinist

Suzka, Contemporary Violinist

Classically trained violinist Suzka plays a fusion of Hip-hop, Reggae, Jazz, Soul and World Beat music. She has recorded songs with k-os, The Trews, Sam Roberts and Lights to name a few. Best known for her live improv, Suzka’s extraordinary stage presence and awe-inspiring sound (either acoustic or electric) create the perfect soundscape for your event.

UnoMas Vancouver Soul Jazz Trio

Uno Mas, Soul Jazz Trio

A Vancouver opus, Uno Mas’ music is a Soul-Jazz flavor, peppered with Funk, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Drum & Bass and Latin grooves. Embracing a unique, modern sound, this is a trio that never fails to deliver. They have extensive experience performing at corporate events as well as lounges, restaurants, hotels, weddings. An audience favourite, Uno Mas is a trio like no other!

Van Django Vancouver Gyspy Swing

Van Django, Gypsy Swing

Van Django is an acoustic string ensemble made up of four of Canada’s most talented and eclectic musicians: violinist Cameron Wilson, guitarist Budge Schachte, guitarist/cellist Finn Manniche and bassist Brent Gubbels. Van Django’s music is punchy, driving and rhythmically inventive, combining a wealth of musical influences while maintaining roots in the gypsy jazz made famous by the 1930’s Quintet of the Hot Club of France. Van Django will create a fun and festive atmosphere for any occasion.

Sax With Eric, Jazz Vancouver

Sax with Eric

Introducing “Sax with Eric”, a thrilling saxophone performance that will elevate your event to the next level. Eric’s playlist features high energy and upbeat background music plus a selection of romantic love songs that are sure to make for an unforgettable evening. With years of experience and a passion for music, Eric is the perfect choice for any occasion that calls for a touch of elegance and excitement. From weddings to corporate events, Sax with Eric will add a unique and memorable experience to your special event.


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