The Kensie Jazz & Dance Band

Jazz Band from Toronto, ON - Will travel up to 70 miles
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$450 - $6500 per event
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Throwing a Fun Party or having a Wedding? Our musicians are top notch. Whether you desire elegant jazz Dinner/Cocktail music, upbeat swing or Variety-Dance music including Covers/R&B/Soul/50s, 60s, 70s classics/Groove/Bossas/Latin/1920's to 40's Big Band / Oldies / Jazz & Blues to liven up your party; we'll add the finishing touch to your special event. Imagine a bluesy, jazz & sweet Bossa rhythms band filling the air with honeyed tones for cocktails and dinner, then afterwards a lively variety dance band for your gala reception that your guests will rave about. We'll play the music you like or we can do a mix of songs for everyone.

"The Kensie Jazz Band was phenomenal for our wedding! A must have to create an elegant affair! All our guests were amazed and the evening was beautiful! Their energy was amazing." Winner of "2016 & 2017" Gigmaster Awards!

We offer full-service wedding packages that can include beautiful ceremony music, cocktail/dinner and/or dance music. We'll liven up your party and help make your special event fun and memorable. Delight in exceptional, professional performances by multi-talented, award-winning, world-class musicians. Besides being versatile and providing a wide range of great cover songs and jazz tunes, we are able to provide music that is suited to your taste throughout your event and during breaks. We will make sure we play the right music that suits your taste and needs.

From intimate gatherings and dinner parties to gala events, openings, elegant weddings, birthdays, concerts, festivals, Big Band, James Bond-themed parties, 1920's Hollywood parties, office luncheons to throwing a backyard get together, we want to jazz up your party & help make your special event exciting, fun & memorable.

Please see our song list, videos, audio clips and photos on this page.

Available as:
1 pce - Violin
1 pce - Piano
2 pce - Piano and violin or flute
2 pce - Acoustic Guitar Instrumental Duo (with bass & guitar)
2 pce - Piano Duo Instrumental (with bass & piano)
2 pce - Jazz Guitar Duo (with vocals, or bass & guitar)
2 pce - Jazz Piano Duo (with vocals or bass & piano)
2 pce - Violin & Cello
3 pce - Trio (with vocals or sax, piano or guitar, & drums)
4 pce - Jazz/Swing/Bossas - Quartet with vocals, piano or guitar, bass, & drums or sax
4 Piece - Acoustic Swing/Covers (vocals, acoustic guitar, bass & drums)
5 Piece Jazz and/or Party Band (vocals/background vocals, sax, keys, bass, & drums)
6 Piece Party Band (vocals, keys, bass, sax, drums, trumpet or guitar)
7 Piece Party Band (vocals, guitar, keys, bass, sax, trumpet & drums)
8 Piece Party Band (vocals, guitar, keys, bass, sax, trumpet, congas or back up singer & drums)
9 Piece Party Band (lead vocals, back up singer, guitar, keys, bass, sax, trumpet, congas or male vocals & drums)
10 Piece Party Big Band (lead female vocals, back up vocalist, male vocalist or trombone, keys, bass, sax, trumpet, guitar, congas & drums)
14 Piece 1940's Swing Big Band



Clients:

Brassaii
Lululemon
Facebook
Samsung
Malaparte
Royal York Hotel
George On Queen Hotel
University of Guelph
Yonge-Dundas Square
Campbell's Soup
Four Seasons Hotel, Yorkville
Ethihad Airlines
The Grand Victorian Hotel
Richmond Hill Performing Arts Centre
Pearson Convention Center
Brampton Convention Center
Bayview Golf and Country Club
Islington Golf and Country Club
Scarborough Golf and Country Club
Copper Creek Country Club
Arts and Letters Club
Lion's Club, Cobourg
Reservoir Lounge
The Royalton
Toronto Jazz Festival year 2013, 2014, 2015
Universal Event Space
The King Edward Hotel
Traine Studio
Alice Fazooli's
The Singer's Jazz Series
Burlington Jazz and Blues Festival
Universal Events
Nice Bistro
Luminato
The Distillery
Nuit Blanche Festival
Art Of Jazz Festival
The Spoke Club
Hugh's Room
TIFF

We specialize in making your event fun and magical with great music. We help create romantic weddings, fun corporate events, elegant cocktail/dinner hours, dances and also provide beautiful ceremony music.

"Look no further, these guys are it!" - The Kensie Jazz Band was phenomenal for our wedding! A must have to create an elegant affair!

For outstanding music, making events magical, exciting parties & a warm energy. We're available for all kinds of parties that your guest will rave about and remember. We do a wide variety of music from Swing, Jazz, Bossas, R&B, Covers, Soul, Funk, Groove, Latin Jazz, Dance, New Orleans Style, Oldies Rock to Reggae. We are a reliable and professional offering ceremony, cocktail, dinner and dance music, plus recorded music for breaks at no extra charge of a DJ.

"Thank you Kensie Jazz Band for making our dreams come true!"

The Kensie Jazz Band has been recognized with the 'Best Performer of 2016' and 'Best Performer of 2017' awards! Their excellence has been recognized by their happy clients and the whole GigMasters community.
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!

Corporate Function

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I hired the Kensie Jazz Ensemble to play for our store opening party. With the intention of this celebration to create an elegant, yet fun atmosphere -they could not have been more perfect! They were easy and quick to communicate with beforehand, were on time, professional, and best of all, a wonderful group of incredibly talented musicians, with Julie's rich, sultry, seamless vocals setting the perfect tone for the evening. Our guests loved them! I would certainly hire the Kensie Jazz Ensemble for future events, and highly recommend this group!

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The Kensie Jazz & Dance Band’s Response:

Thanks so much Emily..it was a great party, we all had so much fun. Best wishes with your new store!!!!

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Private Party

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Great performers. They played all requested songs at our wedding, and it brought my 94 year old grandmother to tears of joy! Highly recommended. Great communication through the hiring process. Accommodated all of our needs, and most importantly, they sounded great. Very talented musicians.

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Festival

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The band that Julie assembled for our sailing regatta was truly professional in many ways. They were impressively talented, played just the right music through the dinner into the evening for dancing and they played a variety of musical styles with apparent ease. The songs they chose spanned the 40's to the present. The business dealings were professional and painless. I received many rave reviews about the band from our members.

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The Kensie Jazz & Dance Band’s Response:

Thanks, Tom. It was our pleasure! Working with you was so easy-going and it was great to get to know you. Thanks for the fantastic review and everything you did to help out!! Hope you think of us again. Best Wishes, Julie

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2019
Aug
10
Wedding Reception
Scarborough, ON
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Oct
31
cocktail music
Toronto, ON
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Oct
30
Wedding
Pickering, ON
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2018
Oct
28
Four Seasons Yorkdale
Toronto, ON
3:30 PM - 11:30 PM
2018
Oct
27
The King Edward Hotel
Toronto, ON
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2018
Oct
26
Grand Victorian
Niagara on the Lake, ON
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2018
Oct
24
Wedding Dance Reception
Toronto, ON
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wedding 5 hour Package #3
Starting at $1,995
  • 2 hours - Cocktail/Dinner Music - Jazz Quartet
  • 3 Hours - Variety/Dance 6 pce Band w vocals
  • Includes Music For Breaks, 2 Basic Lights, Booking Fee and Pay No HST
  • Look No Further This Band Is It!
All Of Me
John Legend
At Last
R&B
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
Frankie Vali
Come Fly With Me
Sinatra
Dancing In The Moonlight
King Harvest
Dance Me To The End Of Love
Leonard Cohen
Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?
Marti Gras
Dream A Little Dream of Me
R&B Oldie
Fly Me To The Moon
Diana Krall
Girl From Ipanema
Latin Bossa
Cover Band
70s Band
Big Band
Dance Band
Jazz Band
Oldies Band
Swing Band
Variety Band
R&B Band
Soul Band
Acoustic Band
20s Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
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
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
Please note The Kensie Jazz & Dance Band 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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