jazzcityJIVECITY

Dans la lignée du renouveau Swing des groupes américains tels Big Bad Voodoo Dady et Cherry Poppin' Daddies, les Québécois de Jivecity s'amusent dans un style hautement festif et entraînant. Dotés d'une section de cuivres percutante, ce groupe constitué de huit musiciens endiablés revisite non seulement les classiques du Swing, mais prend également plaisir à remanier à la sauce « swing » certains succès provenant de la musique populaire québécoise, française et américaine. Ce spectacle unique plaira à un très large public, qu’il soit grand connaisseur de swing ou simple amateur de musique dansante.

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JAZZ COCKTAIL

In the mood for jazz? Looking for jazzy and Latin standards or beloved pop songs? You'll swoon for Guillaume Renaud's multitalented, multifaceted bands. Looking for a duo? A trio? Maybe a quartet? Do the notes of a guitar warm your heart? Does the bass guitar move you? Do you dance to the beat of a different drum? Does the sax make you sing? Maybe the piano? We'll work with you to create the band of your dreams with musicians who will mingle-discretely or playfully-among your guests, or cast a spell from the stage. We've got what you need for a cocktail reception, a dinner, a gala evening, a concert-for just about any event you can name. Let us add a touch of elegance to your next event.

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TEQUILA COCKTAIL LATIN QUARTET

During the cold, dark days of winter, you might find yourself dreaming of southern climes. If so, you should know you can get that tropical feel without travelling quite that far. We’ll create a tropical atmosphere just for you. Let the Tequila Cocktail Latin quartet heat up your patio, a cocktail reception or a dinner and remind you of the feel of the sun on your skin as you move to the rhythm of Cuban congas. This ensemble takes its cue from Cuban and Brazilian tunes to create a musical melting pot of Latin, pop and jazz. For a more intimate dinner, we also offer an understated band arrangement to create the smooth ambiance you’re looking for.

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THE SWING KIDS DANCE MUSIC

Dreaming of a 40s/50s dance party? Want to channel Al Capone or Dick Tracy? The Swing Kids will transport you to a time when hats, ties and suspenders were de rigueur for swing kings and ladies turned heads as they kicked up their heels to classics like Crazy little thing called love, Hit the road Jack or Shake shake señora. This band will have you slow dancing to Frank Sinatra’s crooning vocals or shaking your thing to Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry.

The band will take the form of your choice, with the option of 5, 6, or 7 musicians. For an unforgettable show, we can arrange for professional dancers to strut their stuff and show off their swing moves. They’re breathtaking! If you like, you can also step onto the floor with experienced dance teachers who can offer onsite lessons during your special evening. Even if you have two left feet, they’ll make you feel like you’re gliding on air. Our dance pros come from the Port-O-Swing dance school, directed by none other than Benjamin Ricard, the world swing champion of 2005.

Ladies and Gentlemen… put on your dancing shoes and get ready for The Swing Kids!

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CLASSICAL DUO/TRIO

Want unforgettable music for your wedding day? Planning a special dinner, a party, or another special event? Let Guillaume Renaud's classical music duo/trio set the stage. With a repertoire that covers the classics of classical music, they'll entrance everyone from connoisseurs to neophytes.

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FRENCH DUO

This French-music duo's reputation is due in large part to their palette of musical colours. The team weaves the bewitching strains of the accordion with a variety of sounds played by the multi-instrumentalist Guillaume Renaud: clarinet, flute and saxophone. For a chic brunch, dinner or cocktail reception, let this versatile band mesmerize you with their repertoire that draws on chansons françaises, popular music, and great jazz classics. Fall in love with instrumental music all over again!

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DIXIELAND BAND (WANDERING MINSTRELS OR STAGE PERFORMERS)

What could be more entertaining than a Dixieland band? Brassy and brash, this instrumental ensemble evokes that New Orleans sound with ragtime, blues and brass band marches. They've got an improvisational bent too, and we can guarantee that when they're jamming, you won't be able to stop your feet from tapping. On stage or off, strolling among your guests, our musicians have something for everyone.

 

IMPROV

Drawing on the great traditions of jazz and modern music, these improv bands-working with Guillaume Renaud-plumb the depths of different musical styles to create their own unique sound. The musicians push the limits of musical exploration to create original pieces and stretch the limits of improvisation. The resulting music echoes in unique and innovative ways. Download Improv video demo (wmv)>>

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