Hello friends and fans of the #BJO. The #BruceJamesOrchestra sends you all best wishes as we -as a community – navigate the current #Covid19 pandemic. We (as an ensemble) are following our federal and provincial governments’ recommendations of #socialdistancing in consideration of our members’ and audience’s health. In light of this, the BJO will not be rehearsing or performing until further notice. Please keep and eye on our Facebook page and our website for ensemble updates. Thank you for your support, and for your understanding. Together, we CAN #flattenthecurve and beat this! Stay happy. Stay well! #Covid19Canada#YVRMusic#BigBand#BigBandCanada#Community
Renee James Productions Int’l presents the 2019 Live Tour: CHRISTMAS WITH SINATRA
After a very successful 3-city tour last holiday season on Vancouver Island of the same name with a 5 piece band, Christmas with Sinatra – headlined by Vancouver’s own Dane Warren– is coming to the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley this December holiday season!
With a successful island tour in hand, this season of Christmas with Sinatra is going to be bolder, brassier and even bigger this year – in large part to having the power-house Big Band – the Bruce James Orchestra – providing the musical backdrop to Christmas and Crooner classics alike. Couple Dane Warren – hailed as Vancouver’s top Frank Sinatra Tribute Artist, the 17-piece Bruce James Orchestra with the sultry (and sometimes sassy) vocals of guest star Mandy Rushton, Christmas with Sinatra will be the musical highlight of the 2019 holiday season!
When? This coming December 2019 at a theatre near you! Dec,8 13, 15, 17 & 18!
Sun, Dec 8 West Vancouver @ Kay Meek Centre 8pm
Fri, Dec 13 New Westminster @ The Massey Theatre 8pm
Sun, Dec 15 Vancouver @ Hungarian Cultural Centre
Tues, Dec 17 Abbottsford @ Matsqui Centennial Theatre 8pm
Wed, Dec 18 Mission – Clark Foundation Theatre at UFV – 8pm Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/christmas-with-sinatra-mission-tickets-62527738148
Why? Everyone deserves the chance to dress up, unwind, celebrate life, love and brassy big band sounds with a holiday flair.
How? Book your holiday party or family experience now! Limited VIP tickets are still available.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO CELEBRATING THE SEASON WITH YOU!
Love music of the big band era … and beyond?
Love swing dancing?
Enjoy live music from a powerhouse jazz orchestra?
Join the Bruce James Orchestra at one of our many performances this coming Fall 2019!
Please check our gigs/performance calendar for details!
Hope to see you at one of our shows soon!
Remember: the band is always for hire ...
Weddings, Anniversaries, Corporate Events, Fundraisers, Jazz Vespers, Tribute Artist performances … just to name a few!
We also come equipped to provide:
A small jazz combo
solo piano or guitar
plus offer affiliate DJ services at a greatly reduced standard cost.
We would be honoured to provide the live music at your next event!
Please contact us with any inquiries you may have, or for a services quote!
SUMMER SERENADE: AUGUST 21, 2019:
CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN 🙁
POST-PONED TO NEXT WED. AUGUST 28th!
Hey Bruce James Orchestra Vancouver Big Band fans! Once again, due to rain, Summer Serenade is CANCELLED TONIGHT! 🙁 Craziest “summer” weather ever! 🙁 We plan to extend our summer season and be swingin’ next Wednesday at 7pm.
IF THE WEATHER DOES NOT COOPERATE NEXT WEEK, WE WILL STILL PERFORM AT PITT MEADOWS HERITAGE HALL on Harris Rd! 7PM. Huge place with room to dance!
If you still want some great tunes (and an opportunity to dance TONIGHT!), head down to Pitt Meadows‘ South Bonson Community Centre at 7pm for a night of swing music and swing dancing w/Jason Warner and Suburban Swing Abbotsford– Pitt Meadows studio. Beginners welcome! Contact Jason for more info! firstname.lastname@example.org or visithttps://www.suburbanswing.com/pitt-meadows
Our audience asked – we supplied! We are pleased to introduce to our friends and fans in Pitt Meadows, “HAPPY HOUR” – Maple Ridge’s own rockin’ Celtic inspired band!
HAPPY HOUR is a four piece, Celtic-inspired, acoustic band that plays all your favourite celebratory songs. Songs that remind you of Ireland, Scotland, Eastern Canada, and beyond. Songs that, even if you are unfamiliar with them, can be sung along to immediately. They guarantee your toes will be a tappin’!
They will be performing in our stead this coming Wednesday! Don’t miss it! 7-9PM at Pitt Meadows Spirit Square!
SAD DAY WHEN PEOPLE STEAL FROM A CHURCH. FLAGS (and POLES!) STOLEN LAST WEEK 🙁
Please help in replacement costs! Flags Stolen From Maple Ridge Church 🙁
The Bruce James Orchestra is raising money to benefit Golden Ears United Church to obtain new Pride and Transgender flags which were stolen this week – only a month after the church became Affirming. This church generously shares its space with our Big Band when we need rehearsal space and asks only our friendship and music in return. They always help us … it is our turn to help them. Any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause.
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The Bruce James Orchestra
Hey Bruce James Orchestra Vancouver Big Band fans! Once again, due to rain, Summer Serenade is CANCELLED TONIGHT! 🙁 Craziest “summer” weather ever! 🙁 We plan be back swingin’ next Wednesday at 7pm. If you still want some great tunes (and an opportunity to dance!), head down to Pitt Meadows‘ South Bonson Community Centre at 7pm for a night of swing music and swing dancing w/Jason Warner and Suburban Swing Abbotsford– Pitt Meadows studio. Beginners welcome! Contact Jason for more info! email@example.com or visithttps://www.suburbanswing.com/pitt-meadows
WEDNESDAY JULY 10, 2019 – 11am
SUMMER SERENADE IS CANCELLED TONIGHT DUE TO RAIN/PARK CONDITIONS.
Please join us next Wednesday, July 17 at 7pm for our next installment of SUMMER SERENADE.
Since it’s inception in January 1999, the Bruce James Orchestra has been bringing the Best of Big Band to the Greater-Vancouver / Lower Mainland areas of B.C. A power-house 19-piece Big Band with two fabulous vocalists John Cronin and Shannon Messam, the Bruce James Orchestra strives to bring the authentic sounds of the big band era through to present day hits to our audiences. We pride ourselves on musical excellence, showmanship and in having the most fun we can as an ensemble making great music together.
The band is now accepting bookings for 2019. We are available for:
- Anniversary Parties
- Private Functions
- Fundraising events
- Corporate events
- Celebrations of Life
- Swing Dances
- Community Events
- Jazz Vespers … and anywhere great music is required!
Please send us an inquiry if you’d like to know more about our services!
We also come equipped to provide:
- Solo Piano or Guitar for events such as weddings or celebrations of life
- A small 6-8 piece jazz combo for events such as small parties and cocktail receptions
- A small instrumental quartet with vocalist
- Affiliate DJ service at all our events
We look forward to working with you in 2019 – our 20th anniversary year!
2018 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!
Bruce James Orchestra plays every Wednesday evening July 4-August 22 – 7-9pm!
FREE WEEKLY CONCERT!
Kids, dogs and dancers welcome!
See you there!