our passion 


Musical Occasions has grown to become one of the premiere full service music agencies in BC because of our passion for music. With over twenty years of experience providing music for events ranging from intimate cocktail receptions to Olympic Galas, we are committed to making your event the success you’ve dreamed of. Our roster of classical, jazz, pop, dance and world musicians represents the best and most experienced talent Vancouver has to offer.

Morgan Shrimpton 

President and Owner

With a personal music library that spans from Mozart to Metallica and everything in between, Morgan simply loves music. A graduate of the University of Victoria, Morgan also travelled the world a few years ago. Morgan’s highlights of the trip include seeing Madonna perform before 80,000 fans at an open air stadium in Spain and attending a musical performance at the Emperor’s Summer Palace in Beijing. Morgan is delighted to bring her business sensibilities to the Musical Occasions family.

Jan Trerise

Founder and Advisor

Providing music for more than 350 events annually, Jan has grown Musical Occasions from a small live music booking agency to one of the premier full service Music Agencies in British Columbia. Although the company has grown immensely, Jan believes in a one-on-one, personal approach with each client.

Jan’s background includes; managing Canada’s internationally renowned Purcell String Quartet, member of the Board of Directors for the Society of Women in Music, board member of the Pacific Music Industry Association, member of the B.C. Touring Council, CARAS (Juno Awards), and a voting member of the Canadian Music Centre.

Jan’s energy and limitless knowledge of a wide variety of musical genres are among the reasons clients come back to Musical Occasions again and again. Jan is thrilled to bring her daughters Kelly and Morgan on board to help expand and refresh the company.