/// Jazz Instrumental

Musical Occasions has an extensive list of jazz bands and artists available to suit any possible event. We have hand selected professional and reputable musicians all working British Columbia's busy jazz circuit. Between them they have huge experience in providing superb entertainment for all occasions. You can find Jazz vocalists under our Background Vocal Acts page.

  • CMJ Jazz Trio

    CMJ Jazz Trio

    The CMJ Trio is a versatile jazz/funk ensemble playing everything from the classic jazz standards to jazzy/funked up instrumental versions of motown, soul and pop hits.


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  • Henry Young Jazz Ensemble

    Henry Young Jazz Ensemble

    Henry Young is one of Vancouver's most enduring jazz musicians who has played alongside legends like Nina Simone, Ray Charles, Roberta Flack and Little Richard. Henry has performed and entertained in clubs and venues in New York, Paris and London.


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  • Hip Pocket

    Hip Pocket

    Hip Pocket is a highly versatile and experienced musical group well suited to festivals, special events and corporate functions of all kinds.


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  • Jack Stafford Ensemble

    Jack Stafford Ensemble

    Jazz musician Jack Stafford has long been a fixture of the Vancouver music scene on saxophone, flute, and clarinet. He is a versatile player who can cover multiple styles including Dixieland, Swing, Bop and mainstream jazz standards.


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  • JD's Swinging Trio

    JD's Swinging Trio

    At times sultry, at times jubilant, but always classy, James Danderfer's swinging trio transports the listener back in time to the small 1930s cabarets of New Orleans and Chicago.


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  • Lache Cercel

    Lache Cercel

    Led by the fabulous Romanian violinist Lache Cercel, this Vancouver band creates a passionate and exciting blend of Eastern European Roma Gypsy music.


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  • SonicTonic


    Starring the creme de la creme of Vancouver's A-List jazz musicians, SonicTonic covers the spectrum from swing-era standards to cool jazz and smooth favourites.


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  • Sweetpea Swing Band

    Sweetpea Swing Band

    The Sweetpea Swing Band has been performing their own unique brand of traditional jazz in and around Vancouver for over 10 years.


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  • The Hummingbird Brigade

    The Hummingbird Brigade

    Inspired by the New Orleans brass band tradition, this fun and exciting 16-piece group combines soul, funk, and jazz in the best way possible. There are smaller 5 and 7 piece options for a lighter sound.


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  • Van Django

    Van Django

    Van Django's music is punchy, driving and rhythmically inventive, combining a wealth of musical influences while maintaining their roots in the gypsy jazz made famous by the 1930's Quintet of the Hot Club of France.


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  • Wow Jazz Orchestra

    Wow Jazz Orchestra

    Vancouver's premiere Big Band, the WOW Jazz Orchestra celebrates swing style bands of the 40s and 50s - Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glen Miller and Tommy Dorsey - just to mention a few.


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