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45north band

Dance Band from Ottawa, ON - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$600 - $2500 per event
45north is a dynamic 6 piece Ottawa based band that performs a large selection of music written and performed by Canadian artists. From the 1960's to today: from Powder Blues Band to Joni Mitchell; Lighthouse to Jeff Healey; Manteca to the Guess Who; Oscar Peterson to David Braid; Daniel Lanois to Snaggle. The music is lively, memorable and ideal for dances and parties and perfect for celebrations and events linked to Canada's 150th anniversary.

45north's repertoire includes many wonderful, well known Canadian pop/rock favourites along with many great Canadian jazz tunes. Performances of this great Canadian musical legacy are sure to be a crowd pleasing concert and likely have many people up dancing and singing along to their favourite tunes.

My fees are very competitive and I am happy to provide a quote for your event and work within your budget if possible.

My bands have been booked for many events in the Ottawa area over the past few years. We can provide the live music your event requires from quiet background music for cocktails and dinner to energetic dance tunes for a night of high energy fun. From the jazz trio or quartet to a 6-piece dance band playing jazz, rock, funk, pop, Latin, Celtic and more, I have the right band and the best live music for your event. We are very experienced playing for wedding receptions, corporate functions, galas, festivals and private parties. Most of our bookings are private functions that I normally do not post on the gig listing here.

EAST SIDE JAZZ TRIO/QUARTET features Ralph Hopper on saxes along with piano or guitar with bass and drums.

The small groups - trio/quartet - have specialized in and performed live music for wedding receptions, corporate events and private parties for many years. My groups have also performed at the Ottawa Jazz Festival several times over the past few years. I also have a number of original tunes that were released in CD and digital format in October 2014 at our concert at Merrickville's Jazz Fest. There is lots more info on my personal web site as well.

In addition to a number of original tunes, the trio/quartet repertoire is based on jazz standards thus there will be many recognizable and enjoyable melodies during any performance. For jazz we focus on a mainstream style with the emphasis on melody and rhythm and, always danceable.

The trio and quartet have performed for public and private events and at many different venues throughout the Ottawa area and Eastern Ontario. East Side Quartet performed at the Ottawa Jazz Festival in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 and Merrickville's Jazz Fest in 2014 and plays occasional club dates.
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The band was certainly dedicated to our event ... they showed up in the middle of a snow storm, when several of our guests did not!

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Please note 45north band 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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