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The Gatsby Strutters Jazz Band

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.

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The Great Gatsby Revue

This high flying, high energy show features music and dance plus vaudevillian comedy from the golden era of 1920. Capturing the sophistication and elegance of the Roaring Twenties combined with the madcap mayhem of Prohibition times, The Great Gastby Revue is an old time good time!

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Rhythm City Dancers

Rhythm City Productions are devoted to the study and enjoyment of vintage jazz dance. Company founder Lucy Falkner wanted to share her passion for Swing, Lindy Hop, The Jitterbug and other fun old fashion dances. Lucy has taught Charleston, Vintage Jazz, Lindy Hop, and Blues across Canada and the Pacific Northwest, and at the world-famous Herräng Dance Camp, in Sweden. The Rhythm City Dancers are a talented group who have performed for many corporate events and always create a lively party atmosphere.

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Voodoo Pixie, Burlesque Dancer

Voodoo Pixie is a unique dancer who truly captures the glamour of the 1920s and 1930s. She has been a featured performer with Kitty Nights Burlesque Troupe and The Screaming Chickens Theatrical Society as well as being a part of the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival. When Voodoo Pixie hits the stage, she is a pint-sized dynamo. The once popular performance art of Burlesque has been seeing a resurgence in the last few years, and Voodoo Pixie is in the forefront. Her extensive cabaret credits include Paris à Minuit at The Rio Theatre and the Abra-Cadaver Cabaret at the Wise Hall. Performing is her passion that drives fans of Voodoo Pixie to her shows.

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Flying not Falling, Vaudeville Act

An elegant gentleman, a spotlight-stealing dandy and a disaster prone clown team up in this whimsical vaudeville revue. It’s choreographed chaos, it’s musical madcappery, and it’s … Flying Not Falling! Flying Not Falling have entertained audiences around North America, with their unique blend of juggling, clown, and musical comedy. When you need something fresh but backed by experienced professionalism, something out of the ordinary but accessible to any audience, a show that plays big but can fit in a Model-T, you’re looking for Flying Not Falling!

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David C. Jones, Emcee

Award wining David C. Jones has been called “one of the funniest minds in Vancouver” by Barbara Crook of The Vancouver Sun. As an actor he has appeared on stage, radio and television and in countless corporate shows. From his years of sketch comedy work and his ten years with the renowned Vancouver TheatreSports League and 11 years with Rock-Paper-Scissors he has developed a wide range of comic personas. His reputation has had him travel and work in such exotic locations as Bosnia, Israel, Egypt, Greenland and Las Vegas. David has written tradeshows, radio commercials, corporate videos and live theater pieces. David C. Jones has vast experience as an Emcee in addition to vintage character portrayals and truly captures the spirit of the Great Gatsby era.

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Al Guraliuk, Musical Director

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.

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

Interactive Comedic Characters

Having interactive characters meet & greet your guests will transport them back to a glamorous era where the skirts went up, the drinks went underground and the music was Jazzy. After entering the Speakeasy, accessible only by secret password, your guests will be ushered into throes of sin as they rub shoulders with the Big Boss and his dame. Bringing this speakeasy to life, these characters add memorable moments and hilarious photo ops. However, guests best beware – Itchin’ for a raid, FBI Special Agents have been ‘tipped off’ to the festivities. This gloriously boisterous evening is not one your guests are soon to forget!

“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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