I often provide live jazz for events. A small jazz combo can contribute to the atmosphere of many different events of any venue. I've done cocktail hours, dinners, weddings, corporate events, and parties and gatherings of many sorts at venues ranging from small homes to banquet halls and hotels to landmark venues like the ROM, the AGO and Casaloma.
"My husband and I first met Chris playing with the Adriaanse/Stanley Duo when we went to dinner at By the Way Cafe. They were so good I immediately asked if they would consider playing at my book launch. I was just bringing out my new book, NO KNOWN GRAVE which is set during WW2. I wanted music that was appropriate to the era. Lo and behold, Chris said that was their specialty. They came and played perfectly, unobtrusive but delightful to listen to. Many people commented on how good they were and for me, they certainly added to the whole experience." - Maureen Jennings