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capitalJAZZ

Jazz Band from Ottawa, ON - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$300 - $3000 per event
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“capitalJAZZ was very professional, reliable, and easy to work with every step of the way. Mike was always very quick at responding to any questions or concerns I had and was willing to accommodate any requests to assure me that our high-profile event would go as planned. capitalJAZZ was a pleasure to work with and I would definitely recommend them for future events!”

- Anaika

"capitalJAZZ" is available to provide classy, subtle live background jazz music for almost any type of event. The group plays in a wide variety of feels within the jazz style. When you invite the group to provide music for your event or special day you can expect to experience fun swing, serene bossa nova's, relaxed funk and gentle ballads. The bands goal is to entertain and provide a classy atmosphere by providing background music, and as such, the music remains subtle and does not over power your event. The group can be included periodically throughout your entire event or can simply provide music for part of it (dinner music for example). The group can be purely instrumental or can include vocals as well. The group can perform in many different configurations depending on your preferences and your booking can be customized in many ways so as to fit your specific needs. In order that we can meet the needs of your personal event, the number of musicians, musical instruments, dress code and the entire schedule the group will follow is customizable. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ambience and "finishing touch" this group will add to your event!

We work with you in a very responsive and efficient manner to get everything organized the way you need it (ahead of time) with minimal work required on your end. We provide and set up all of the musical equipment necessary.

Professional musician Mike McNeil is joined by other professional musicians from the Ottawa/Gatineau area to form this ensemble. The group is dedicated to client service and is available to perform in the Ottawa/Gatineau region and many other areas of Ontario and Quebec. Mike works only with reliable professional musicians.

Mike McNeil, has a bachelor's degree in music, has worked as a cruise ship show band musician and has toured Canada and The U.S.A. as a professional musician. As a freelance musician based in Ottawa, Mike has performed at hundreds of public and private events over the last 5 years with many bands in and around the Ottawa/Gatineau region as well as other areas of Ontario and Quebec. Recent highlights specifically for "capitalJAZZ" (formerly named "The Mike McNeil Group") include performing for wedding cocktail hours at The Chateau Laurier, The Museum of Nature and The Ron Kolbus Lake Side Center, performing for a corporate event at the newly redesigned Ottawa Convention Center (formerly named "The Ottawa Congress Center") as well as repeat requests to perform at The Sunlife Financial Center (water fall lobby), Luneta Bistro and The Mill Street Brew Pub. Other highlights include providing music for a fantastic outdoor summer wedding in Perth, Ontario in 2012.

During the booking process you will be provided with answers to questions you may have, will have the opportunity to provide me with all the info you need us to have and will be given any info you may require so that you feel satisfied that you have booked the right music for your event and that the musicians have the information they need in order to use their own initiative to fulfill the engagement based on your specifications. Before your booking is confirmed you will be able to choose the number of musicians and the specific instruments the band will play (or we can take care of arranging an appropriate group for you based on details you can provide relating to your event and what you hope to achieve with the music). The time the musicians set up, pack up, the music schedule and the dress code the musicians will follow can all be customized to suit your personal event. During your event the band can also easily and efficiently re arrange their playing schedule to accommodate impromptu speeches and other activities that may come up which we know are important to you and the success of your event.

Instruments available to choose from include piano, saxophone, jazz drums, dedicated vocalist, bass, jazz guitar, trumpet, Latin percussion, trombone, flute, clarinet and many more.

We provide and set up all of the musical equipment necessary. All of the musicians that work in "capitalJAZZ" are accountable to the The American Federation of Musicians (AFM Local 180).

The group is suitable for background music (situations where people are talking, eating etc..). Please note that the group is not currently bilingual.

For a detailed list of the song titles on our demos and the composers of those songs please refer to our web page.

We look forward to speaking with you!
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We were extremely impressed by the professionalism, friendliness, and musicianship of the Mike McNeil Group. Mike himself was the most responsive vendor we worked with during the course of wedding planning. We would highly recommend this group for any wedding cocktail hour.

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Our experience with Mike and his band was a great one. We'll certainly hire him again and recommend his services to our peers.

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The band was playing while we were out taking pictures, but we had the opportunity to hear the last part of their set, which was fantastic! They played the right kind of music for the setting! Just perfect! Thank you very much for everything!

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2015
Dec
9
Private Party
Ottawa, ON
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2015
Dec
4
Private
Ottawa, ON
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2015
Nov
26
Corporate Function
Ottawa, ON
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2015
Sep
10
Engagement Party
Montreal, QC
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
2015
Sep
6
Wedding Reception
Quebec, QC
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2015
Aug
8
Wedding
Almonte, ON
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Free In Person Consultation
 
Outdoor Event Tent- We'll Provide, Set Up and Tear Down Our Own Event Tent For Your Outdoor Wedding or Special Event!
Starting at $150
  • The Band Can Bring Their Own Event Tent So You Don't Have To Provide One
  • Save Time and Let Us Take Care of It For You!
A 6 to 8 Piece Jazz Ensemble To Give Your Guests/Clients an Event Experience Well Beyond Standard!
 
  • Subtle Jazz From a Larger Band With a Wide Variety of Musical Instruments
  • Background Jazz Performed by a Larger Then Average Group.
Autumn Leaves
Song Written by Joseph Kosma and Words Written by Jacques Prevert
The Girl From Ipenema
Song Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Norman Gimbel and Vinicius De Moraes
Blue In Green
Song written By Miles Davis
Mr. P.C.
Song Written By John Coltrane
Many Others!
Jazz Standards
Jazz Band
Swing Band
Smooth Jazz Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
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
Christmas Parties
Please note capitalJAZZ will also travel to Hull, Aylmer, Gatineau, Ramsayville, Chelsea, Orleans, Carlsbad Springs, Greely, Navan, Edwards, Manotick, Masson-angers, Cumberland, Carp, Metcalfe, Val-des-monts, Luskville, Richmond, Sarsfield, Vars, Buckingham, Kars, Kenmore, Wakefield, Woodlawn, North Gower, Russell, Osgoode, Vernon, Marathon.
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