Lori Martin performing as vocalist with the Classic Swing Orchestra

Musical Entertainment in Toronto and Durham Region

Jazz, swing, pop and classical groups available for weddings, corporate events, festivals and private functions

Groups available for booking

Jazz Trio or Quartet

Tasteful standard tunes with creative interpretation using a combination of instruments such as guitar, piano, bass, tenor sax, vocalist.

5- to 8-piece pop band

Includes rhythm, vocals, saxophones and trumpet; performing current hits and past favorites. Get the party started, get dancing!

10-piece little big band

Great for weddings and dances, this band has a full rhythm and horn section and can play a wide variety of music styles including pop, funk, swing, rock and classics.

Vocalist with piano or guitar

For small venues, hotel lounges or restaurants, a duo can handle a variety of music styles including standards and contemporary favorites.

17-piece swing orchestra

Fill any event with the grand sounds of a big band playing swing music, latin styles, classics, funk and pop. The group includes vocalist(s) and an all-star selection of musicians.

Prices are calculated on the following criteria

  1. Number of musicians required
  2. Travel distance and location costs
  3. Number of hours (including play and non-play time at venue)
  4. Equipment required (special sound system, engineer, lighting, etc.)

Lori Martin, as a musician

"I love to play music and rarely turn down an opportunity. Jazz bands, pit bands... contact me if you'd like me to sit in."

Lori Martin with Swing Street Big Band Lori Martin singing

Experience

Big Bands

  • Lori Martin Jazz Ensemble (quintet) [current] :: vocalist, tenor sax
  • Lori Martin All-Star Big Band :: [current] vocalist, tenor sax/clarinet
  • Swing Street Big Band (swingstreet.ca) :: [past] tenor sax/clarinet
  • Don MacArthur Big Band :: [current] sub on tenor sax/clarinet
  • Classic Swing Orchestra :: [past] vocalist
  • Big Smoke :: [past] sub on tenor sax/clarinet
  • Big Wind Band :: [past] vocalist, tenor sax/clarinet
  • University of Toronto Trinity College Big Band :: [past] vocalist, tenor sax

Theatre

  • Steppin’ Out Productions : Gypsy 2013 : Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts :: Tenor sax and clarinet
  • Independent production of Rockin' the Boat (lead roll) :: voice/acting
  • Cast member with theatre groups: Scarborough Music Theatre, Oshawa Little Theatre, Whitby Courthouse Theatre

Concert Band

  • Scarborough Concert Band :: [current] 1st clarinet
  • Pickering Concert Band :: [past] tenor Sax