Denielle Bassels

Jazz Band from Toronto, ON - Will travel up to 100 miles
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Looking for a swingin' jazz band for your event? You've found it! Denielle Bassels and her band are among Toronto's finest and most sought after musicians. Denielle's unique vocals and performance style along with the endearing chemistry of her band have earned nothing but praise and accolades from Canada's top names in Jazz and can be heard daily on national radio networks including JazzFM 91.1 and CBC Radio One. They perform regularly in Toronto's most prestigious jazz venues including Jazz Bistro, Lula Lounge, Hugh's Room, and are recurring feature performers for JazzFM's famous "Jazz Safaris". They perform weddings and corporate events from Waterloo to Ottawa, and are equally at home as a sophisticated backdrop for cocktails, or a floor stompin' main stage swing band for dancing. Denielle and her band spent years playing for weekly Lindy-hop and swing dancing classes in Toronto and Hamilton so they know exactly how to get a crowd moving when feet need to be moving! Some patrons, events, and festivals they've performed for include:

– HotDocs Film Festival for the premier of Yo-Yo Ma's "Music of Strangers"
– Canada Walk of Fame
- Ecco Shoes
– Big Brothers and Sisters "Big Night Out"
– Live to Air at Jazz FM91.1
– Christmas Market in The Distillery District
– York University and Humber College
– Lambton Golf and Country Club
– Nuit Blanche
– Woodbine Race Track
– Alliance Francaise
– TD Toronto Jazz Festival
– Toronto Beaches Jazz Festival
– Kensington Jazz Festival
– Harbourfront Hot & Spicy Food Festival
– Jazz Festivals for Port Credit, Oakville, Brantford, Barrie, St. Catharines, Niagara on the Lake, Ottawa, Winterfolk and more.
– And more!

So what does she sound like? Denielle's voice has been described as "Julie London meets Amy Winehouse"; it's warm, sassy, and full of life. She and her band exude musicality and know how to put heart and character behind every note. They are jazz, swing, and soul – vintage, yet fresh – sweet, lively, virtuosic, and sometimes french. You can peak through Denielles 'influences' to get an idea of what your night might sound like, but in general her repertoire includes:

– early swing standards, like you'd hear from Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, or Billie Holiday
– mid-century jazz and soul standards, like you'd here from Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, or Etta James
– swing adaptations of modern pop and r'n'b songs, like you'd you hear from Amy Winehouse, Sam Cooke, or Post Modern Jukebox.

And here are just some of the things people in the music community are saying about Denielle Bassels!

– “Unique and fresh!” says Farley Flex of Canadian Idol
– "An incredible voice, combined with a high calibre of musicianship" says Kris Kadwell of Canoe FM 100.9
– "I can count the number of singers who are about to catapult to stardom on one hand. Denielle Bassels is definitely on that hand" says Jaymz Bee, radio host for 91.1 JazzFM
– "There is something about the imaginative way in which Denielle thinks, crafts, and creates music that is undeniably her own. 2017 has been blessed" says Dani Elwell, radio host for 91.1 JazzFM about Denielle's original album "What About Wool Wishbags"
– ""What About Wool Wishbags" is one of the most memorable recordings I heard in 2017. Denielle is such a wonderful storyteller. The album deserves major kudos and it should travel far." says Terry McElligott, radio host for 91.1 JazzFM about Denielle's original album "What About Wool Wishbags"




A Personal Message from Denielle:

Hello and thank you for reading this far! Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have. I'd love to hear about your event and work with you in any way I can to make it extra special!

As a bonus, should you have a particular song you'd like us to perform as a dedication such as first dance, mother/daughter or anything at all, we're always willing to go the extra mile to make your vision come to life. Music is what we love, so tell us what music you love and we'll craft your own special version.

All the best,
Denielle
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Birthday Party (Adult)

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It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Denielle and her colleagues. They were an absolute hit at our party, well worth it. Thanks so much.

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Cannot say enough about these talented professionals. The music was gorgeous; truly soothing and rivals any of the best jazz professionals out there. Everyone at our event was in awe of the incredible musical talents and despite all the wonderful components of our event, photos, lunch and gifts - our guests raved about the band! . Denielle's talents were extraordinary, and matched by her generosity of spirit. Denielle and the Macdaddys will be hired for future functions without question. We could not have been more pleased!

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Denielle Bassels’s Response:

Hi Deb and Amanda! Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was mutual to be sure! We had a great time performing for you and your guests and really appreciated all the work you put in to make the event so lovely and exciting. Props for the swiss-watch style timeline flow. It was a pleasure to work with you.

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Denielle is a pleasure to work with. She and her band are very accommodating and even learned a few extra songs for our first dances that we had requested. Their love for jazz is depicted in their performance and their bubbly personalities shine through. Her voice is so unique and the general level of talent within the group is outstanding. We couldn't be happier that we chose them to be a part of our special day.

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2018
May
6
Birthday Party (Adult)
Toronto, ON
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2017
Jun
6
Community Event
Barrie, ON
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2016
Sep
13
Mardi Gras Party
Toronto, ON
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2015
Oct
17
Wedding
Vaughan, ON
7:00 PM - 3:00 AM
2014
Jul
26
Dovercourt House-Saturday Night Swing
Toronto, ON
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2014
Jul
12
Gate 403
Toronto, ON
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Fly Me To The Moon
Frank Sinatra
Rum And Coca Cola
The Andrew Sisters
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Doris Day
Love Me Tender
Elvis
Strange Love
Koop
Koop Island Blues
Koop
I Wanna Be Like You
Louis Prima
Everybody Wants To Be A Cat
Louis Prima
Basin St Blues
Louis Prima
Girl From Ipanema
Jobim
Blues Band
Jazz Band
Swing Band
French Band
Gypsy Band
30s Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
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Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Denielle Bassels will also travel to Oakwood, Downsview, North York, Weston, Willowdale, Etobicoke, Fisherville, Thornhill, Concord, Scarborough, Woodbridge, Maple, Richmond Hill, Markham, Mississauga, Kleinburg, Locust Hill, Brampton, Gormley, Springbrook, Whitevale, King City, Oakville, Pickering, Ajax, Nobleton, Stouffville, Bolton, Brougham, Hornby.
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