THIS WEDNESDAY – July 27 – Special Appearance by BENNY & THE GOOD MEN!

 

Special guests of the Bruce James Orchestra

Benny & the Good Men – LIVE at Pitt Meadows’ Spirit Square –

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 7:00PM

Traditional jazz served red hot!

GOOD MEN 2016

Keeping the musical traditions of the roaring twenties-and earlier-alive, Benny & the Good Men serves as a tribute to the early traditional jazz of Chicago and New Orleans that flourished prior to the Swing Era of the 1930’s. Under the direction of veteran Dixieland reedsman Benjamin MacRae, the band strives to produce an authentic sound that hearkens to the great bands of Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Edmund Hall, and Sidney Bechet that the influential clarinetist Benny Goodman would have grown up listening too during the jazz era, and the tail end of the age of vaudeville.

The band consists of Robert Crews on guitar/banjo, Jonathan Baylis on double-bass, Strauss Whiteside on piano, Michael Radnai on trumpet/cornet, and Benjamin MacRae on reeds/washboard, with all of the Good Men being able crooners. If you’re looking for a roaring rhythm section, hot jazz, and good time, Benny & the Good Men delivers a show that will leave you tapping your feet and humming excerpts from the performance.

Benny & the Good Men is available for hire for a variety of events including; private events (house-parties, birthdays, backyard events, etc.), corporate functions, weddings and other life milestones, public events (parties, business openings, promotions etc.), jazz/music festivals, dances and restaurants. Contact Benjamin MacRae via cellphone (1) 604.997.1643, or email macraemusicalservices@gmail.com for bookings, quotations and general enquiries.

2016 SUMMER SERENADE SERIES KICKS OFF TONIGHT – WED. JULY 6, 2016!

The 2016 SUMMER SERENADE outdoor concert series kicks off TONIGHT!

7PM – Spirit Square – 12027 Harris Rd Pitt Meadows, British Columbia (@ Civic Centre Rd). Come for a night of big band hits under the sun! Dancers welcome! Hope to see many of you out tonight!

Bruce James Orchestra plays every Wednesday at 7pm July 6 – August 24, 2016. Don’t miss this FREE concert series in your local community!

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Jazz Vespers ~ St. Andrew’s-Wesley (Vancouver)

JOIN THE BRUCE JAMES ORCHESTRA FOR AN AFTERNOON OF WORSHIP, REFLECTION AND WONDERFUL JAZZ.

BJO jazz-vespers-logo3Spend an hour of your afternoon listening to the area’s finest jazz and have the chance to reflect on life’s mysteries and beauties through spoken word and prayer. Take a breath every Sunday at 4:00pm, year round, but come to rejuvenate and be uplifted by music of the Bruce James Orchestra on Sunday, August 21, 2016.

Hits of the RAT PACK & FRIENDS coming to Port Moody!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 – 7:30PM ~ Rocky Point Taphouse

BJO RAT PACK FOR WEB

Come on down to Port Moody’s beautiful Rocky Point Taphouse for a drink and good eats, and spend an evening listening to the classics of The Rat Pack and some of their musical friends, performed by the Bruce James Orchestra. Bring your friends for a night of good laughs and great music! $10 CASH COVER. 19+ EVENT.

Bruce James Orchestra brings the Best of Big Band to Kits Showboat!

BJO at KITS SHOWBOATSATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016 ~ 7:00PM

Join the Bruce James Orchestra for an evening of Big Band at a cornerstone of spectacular summer entertainment in Vancouver, BC Canada: the Kitsilano Showboat. “Kits Showboat” has been showcasing some of B.C.’s finest entertainers each summer since 1935, and with each year, strives to enhance its offerings to the local performing arts lovers in the Lower Mainland.

More info: http://www.kitsilanoshowboat.com/ or call: 604-734-7332

Jazz Vespers ~ West Vancouver

BJO ST STEPHENS JAZZ

Join in worship backed by wonderful Jazz!

Congregate, communicate, and celebrate faith, community and crooners on Sunday, May 29, 2016 – 4:00-5:30PM.

The Bruce James Orchestra will be performing for a special Jazz Vespers service at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church in West Vancouver, B.C.

All are welcome. Admission by donation.

More info: http://www.ststephenschurch.ca/

Royal City Swing: Dust Up! April 29, 2016

Royal City SwingRoyal City Swing is thrilled to welcome Kim Clever and David Frutos as instructors for this great event!

The opening night will take place at SAPPERTON HALL and feature the BRUCE JAMES ORCHESTRA!

Mark your calendars and be ready for a fabulous weekend of dancing, learning, fun and GREAT MUSIC performed by the BRUCE JAMES ORCHESTRA!

Event runs from 5-11pm. Live music begins at 7pm!

More info: http://www.royalcityswing.com/

Tickets: https://swingtix.ca/

Bruce James Orchestra presents: a VARIETY of VEGAS!

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016

7:30-9:30PM – Rocky Point Tap House

2524 St John’s St, Port Moody, B.C.

The Bruce James Orchestra will take you to the stages of Las Vegas and perform some of the hits that made Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Aretha Franklin, Harry Connick Jr, Glenn Miller and many more famous!

Come for the show, a bite, a drink or two with friends and relax at Port Moody’s beautiful Rocky Point Tap House as you are musically whisked to the lounges of Las Vegas.

Cover charge at the door: $10. Cash only cover.

We look forward to seeing you at our show!