Jack Layton playing air guitar with his cane
Stolen Moments Jazz got its' start playing in local Vancouver restaurants in the late 1980's providing background music and helping to enhance the venue's ambience. Catching the eye of inquisitive patrons, private and public functions were booked and eventually became more and more frequent. It was then that we realized that our niche was not just playing in restaurants and we decided to market ourselves to a wider spectrum of potential clientele.
Stolen Moments Jazz then started playing for Weddings, Wine tastings, Birthday Parties, Corporate Events etc. and it soon became apparent that our style of music, professional look, attitude and reliability made us a very popular choice for those discerning folk that wanted to add that perfect “extra something” to their event.
Stolen Moments Jazz has had the pleasure of being involved in playing for some fantastic parties, emotional weddings and at some amazing out of the way destination venues. We continue to provide courteous service on a musical level with our clients' and their guests' pleasure being the primary objective of our group.
Some of the more notable performances that we have been involved in:
· Millennium New Years at Hycroft Manor where we played to a sold out crowd.
· A private performance at the top of Whistler Mountain with Barry Shaw, a fantastic vocalist (previously associated with Michael Buble).
· Playing a reception and dinner for Becky Scott; Canada's Gold Medal Winner in Cross Country Skiing at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games.
· Playing at “German Haus” in Vancouver and Whistler for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
· Playing for a private birthday party in a beautiful West Vancouver mansion where Umberto Menghi was the Chef and Sarah McLachlan made a surprise appearance and played an unforgettable private concert. She asked us to join her for the last song of the evening, which was a great honour.
· Playing for the opening of the new luxury town home development “River Green” beside the Richmond Olympic Oval where we had the privilege of meeting the 3 Canadian Olympic Gold Medal Team Pursuit Speed Skating Athletes.
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VANCOUVER BASED JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Add some sophistication to your function!
Stolen Moments Jazz regularly plays at upscale Vancouver and Whistler based corporate functions where we provide perfect background music adapting to the size and mood of the function. We have played at some huge venues such as the new Vancouver Convention Centre for over 1,500 people and at smaller, more intimate settings (small restaurants) for 30-40 people. If there is a special theme for the function (i.e. Christmas), we will adapt our musical selections to fit the occasion.
Stolen Moments Jazz is the perfect intimate musical complement for your wedding. We are often hired to play for the wedding ceremony, reception/dinner, and the after dinner dance set. We cater well to the whole wedding program as we play perfectly suited songs for the procession and recession, an ambient background style for the ceremony, pick it up for the reception, and then play a special dinner jazz set. Then if required, we will switch to some livelier arrangements for dancing after dinner and speeches have been concluded.
On the "Song List" page you can have a look at some of our repertoire. We have highlighted some special selections that over our many years of playing weddings have proved to work very well for the ceremony.
Having a party?
Add another dimension to your celebration. Stolen Moments Jazz will entertain your guests well into the evening. We are versatile and can play virtually any venue, from the living room of your home to a rented room at your favorite hotel or country club.
Please note that we are very busy throughout the year so we recommend providing as much advance notice as possible in order to ensure a guaranteed booking. We typically focus on the Vancouver and Whistler areas but will consider other venue locations to suit your needs.We are very professional, will dress as requested, and arrive on time for set up and orientation. Please ask us about the sound requirements for your venue.
Our rates are based upon the location of the event, and the length of time you will require us to play.
Background Jazz • Jazz Blues
Latin Jazz • Popular Jazz • Classic Jazz
Contact us for your Vancouver or Whistler event:
Tim Clark: (604) 828-5263
See the bookings page for more information.