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Aidan Purnell Music   eMail     43
One man band playing in the Hamilton area, 905-627-7519  He plays all social music for dancing and has been playing all the Legion dances for the past 15 years. Social
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Ask for danceable music    eMail    43  
Duos, Trios, Quartet and up. See where they are playing and visit us. You will then be convinced we are the best for soft danceable music. .     416-238-7456 Toronto, 905-667-3869 Hamilton
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A. J's Music  ( Celebration )   eMail     43
Niagara Falls area, Joe Amodeo,,  905-356-7695,  Home 905-262-5914,  One Man Band or up to 4 pcs.
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Baytown Big Band   eMail    43
18 pc band, Ken Meyer
705-434-1607 Social
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Be Bop Cowboys      eMail      43
17 Withrow Ave. Toronto, 416-465-6618,  Country
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Big Wind, Big Band        eMail      43
Big Wind can provide a broad range of instrumental and vocal musical styles from traditional Swing
through Latin, Rock and Blues.  eMail - scoty@rogers.com , Whitby, 905-430-9179
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Black Forest Band     eMail      43
c/o Steve V. Richtaritsch, 20 Weberlyn Crescent, Conestoga, Ontario 519-664-1186
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Bluesual Suspects (The)   eMail     43
12-piece Toronto Band, Canada’s Premier Special Events Orchestra,  Superb vocals and a sizzling 6-piece horn section!  From Michael Bublé, Stevie Wonder, Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sinatra and Tower of Power to Gnarls Barkley, Maroon 5, John Mayer and Christina Aguilera, The Bluesual Suspects Orchestra plays the hottest music and rhythms that keep everyone dancing. This is the music of our lives!

Contact Jeff at: 416-809-6339, See our videos and you will call us. Social, Swing
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Blue Waves                eMail  14L
4 pc band, Located in the Delhi/London area but plays most of Southern Ontario. Versatile for dances, weddings and parties.Play almost everything including European tempos, DJ service available. All Social music.
 Mike Mahler 519-582-1862
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Bob Cary Orchestra       123         eMail
For Booking Contact Bob Cary directly at the following address-
2735 Sheppard Ave.,East, Apt 212, Scarborough, Ontarioi, Canada, 647-344-4030 or eMail 
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Boxcar Boys
Very versatile,  Swing and Old music

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Brian Pombiere Entertainment Inc.           eMail

Dance, Mash-Up, Top-40 The BPM Krew is not your typical wedding band. They specialize in Top-40 Dance Mash-ups that will turn your wedding reception into a night club      .519=265-6628 

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  Brian Rose Little Big Band            eMail       43
Now known as "Kim and Company"
   Contact Kim Schofield  905-686-1370  ,
Smooth Band for dancing.  Not a loud band.  Popular Swing Band
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Cache'         eMail    43
"Great rhythms and energetic melodies surround lead vocalist Juan Carlos Cardenas, who is always spot on Latin with Salsa the specialty, For booking information, contact Wilson Acevedo by
e-mail  or by phone at
416-500-8641 Social, Latin
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Casa Loma

Sheraton Cadwell Orchestras            eMail   73
131 Bloor Street West, Suite 200-286, Toronto, Ontario, 416-712-2555,  Playing to dancers with pop, rock, shuffle, waltz, polka, swing, mambo, tango, bolero, disco, foxtrot, bossa nova, samba, dixieland, chacha, boogie wookgie, qickstep, reggae, blues, calypso, funk, beguine and rhumba.
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  Kira Callahan     ( Formerly Swing Rosie )  eMail       43
Toronto jazz singer Kira Callahan is the founder of Swing Rosie. As a solo artist, Kira has performed on stages from Toronto to Paris and can be heard on Jazz FM 91.1 and CIUT 89.5. Kira brings passion and a natural soulful swing to the trio. Her warm mezzo tone is the perfect fit for the songs of the Andrews Sisters era.  Social, Swing



The Casablanca Orchestra                   eMail
Our artists are available as a romancing soloist, intimate duet, sassy trio, jazz quartet, latin combo,
12 piece dance band and swinging 17 piece big band.
, 416-712-2555,
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 The Radio Memories Band                 eMail

Radio Memories plays music you would have heard on the radio in the 60’s 70’s and 80’s, plus a smattering of other tunes throughout the ages.

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Clayton Moore Music, "The Entertainer"   eMail     43 
One man Band, 3160 Wildwood Drive Unit 148 Windsor Ontario N8R 2K8 Canada,   519-259-9767, Social
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Club Django, Quintet          eMail      43
For bookings and further information, please call André Séguinot
at (416) 699-6342 or send email to andre@clubdjangotoronto.com, Social, Jazz


Country Gentleman          eMail     43
Ray Wreaks and Don Dunham play country style social music, including 50's and 60's tunes
Call them at 519-753-5963 or 519-443-8804,

Country Versatiles          eMail      53
Gerald Davidson and the Country Versatiles play in Princeton,London,Lambeth region, 519-539-2653, Country
Country Classics Band, 905-358-9809,  Presently can be seen on Sunday afternoons at the Royal Canadian
Legion, 5603 Spring Street, Niagara Falls, 905-354-4331, Full Dinner with dessert only $5.00 at 4pm which
includes dancing starting at 2pm.. 

The Dangerhouse Band          eMail

The Dangerhouse Band is the complete package. Lead singer, two guitars, bass, and drums; full PA and lights; and a repertoire of songs covering seven decades of great music. From the 50's to today, a Rock'n'Roll core plus a whole lot more: from Blues and Soul, through Pop to alt-rock; some Country & Western, some Celtic and Down East; favourites, forgotten hits, and the next big thing: tunes that are fun and familiar. Got a song - or a set - that you've just gotta hear? We'll put together the show you need.  416-708-6715

Dillon I Larond and his Country Classics Band         eMail       43
Call 905-358-9809 for playing contracts, Presently playing every Sunday from 2 to 5 pm. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 5603  Spring St. Niagara Falls,
905-295-2951, Dinner with dessert served at 4pm.
$5.00 total charge including dancing.
Member -Norm Hardie playing rythym Bones, with band.

The Music of Dr. J Keyboard Vocalist (One Man Band)     eMail
I provide a 1950/`60 Rockin Show with lots of fun & upbeat music - catering to the above 60 age group remembering those Younger, Good Times and Happy Sock Hop Days.  Phone: 416-270-2765.

Duo - Plus
I met this couple on a cruise this past November, 2013. They were great. Both are from Canada and will be looking for work in Ontario. The passengers on the cruise found them excellent for dancing music as well as playing jazz. Kaven and Liana, 514-884-2906.

The band on stage

The Etobicoke Community Concert Band          eMail       43
Based in Etobicoke (a suburb of Toronto). It was started in 1996 and is entering its tenth year of operation.

It is made up of approximately 40 volunteer musicians.


The Etobicoke Swing Orchestra            eMail     43

Contact information for ESO:  Dennis Locke, Toronto,   416-622-8389,

F. "Hank" Fox Band              eMail
Plays, oldies, classic country, 50s and 60s, slow dance ballads, classic rock favourites, plus all the party standards, 416-571-7663,      Videos:  (1)  (2)

Freddy Vette and the Flames     eMail      43
Great Swing Orchestra,  Social, Swin


                                   Farrucas Music Co.          eMail
                                         The George Rose Big Band           eMail
 A nineteen piece group that has been established for 35 years. Having accumulated a huge library of music over the years, the band is equipped to play for almost any event, from traditional swing dances, to weddings, anniversaries, corporate events, grand openings , new product launches, jazz concerts or wherever a strong musical presence is required. Our band features strong vocals, both male and female, and many fine instrumental soloists. Visit our website for more information (www.thegeorgerosebigband.com) , or call or email
at 519-752-4013 or

George Lake Big Band    eMail       43
17 pc Big Band playing the tunes of the 40s for dancing and listening. 
905-767-2516Social, Swing

Georgian Sound Big Band   eMail        43
19 pc Big Band,  members come from Staynor, Collingwood, Thornbury, Meaford, Owen Sound,  Social, Swing


Good Times Orchestra     eMail     43
Featuring Music For Your Dancing and Listening Pleasure From The Big Band Era
from 3 to 8 pc orchestra. Call Ted Richardson at 905-649-2475
Social, Swing

Greek Music   eMail        43
First Generation 2 Whitford Rd.,Markham, 905-284-5707
7 pc Band includes Male and Female Vocals, Also 3 pc Band.

Grey Jazz Big Band - Ottawa            eMail      14
Jim Glover, Manager, 613.824.4294, Stu Smith, Music Director 613.798.9297

Guelph Symphony Orchestra        eMail        43
Guelph's own orchestra is a classical ensemble of up to 55 players, including strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. The repertoire ranges from Beethoven to Bartok, and from Mozart to brand-new music. Players include professionals and gifted amateurs from the Guelph area.

Hamilton All Star Jazz Band Inc.   eMail        43
Internationally acclaimed and unparalleled anywhere else in Canada, The HASJB organization is one
of Hamilton's premiere cultural resources. Visit their web site.

The Homeless Band         eMail        43
Contact Jay Vazquez, 416-846 7899 & 647-827 6516, Latin , Rock, Social

The Hot Five Jazzmakers Brian Towers        eMail        43
Snail Mail : 6839 Montevideo Rd, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 1N7,
Canada Phone: 905-821-1728, Fax: 905-826-6339 , Swing,  Social,  Dixieland.


HUNGARIAN BAND     eMail       43
4 pc band playing all the Hungarian tunes , Latins and Rock. 519-826-5781.  They are an excellent band. Attila Zonai plays the Piano and sings the Hungarian Songs. Available for Weddings, Banquests, Parties,etc. 

Hurricanes  Dance Band   eMail     43 
18pc, Band based primarily in the Greater Toronto area, They have played for many dances held
throughout the city. The music the band plays is primarily from the Swing era.,
Wes Jackson,  416-499-2709,   Social, Swing

Ink Spots and Band           eMail        43
Famous 5 pc show band for entertainment and dancing, 905-930-7784  Social, Swing

Ray Richardson's Canadian Ink Spots™
By 1954, Charlie Fuqua and Deek Watson had each formed their group called The Ink Spots and Bill Kenny was working solo as "Mr. Ink Spot." Kenny's hit recordings in the U.S. include "It Is No Secret" with the Song Spinners and " That's Just My Way of Forgetting You ". It was in 1954 that Lorenzo Conyers joined Deek Watson's Ink Spots as first tenor (lead). In 1961 Ray Richardson began working with Charlie Fuqua's (one of  The Original Ink Spots). After Charlie's death, Ray replaced him as leader of  The Ink Spots, a position that he still holds today.

JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band       eMail       43
The JAZZ.FM91 Toronto Youth Big Band is a community education project from JAZZ.FM91 [the radio station is also a registered charity promoting jazz education]  The members range in age from 13 to 17, and are a diverse mix of gender, ethnicity, and socio-economic class. The band played their first gig at the 2008 JAZZ.FM91 “Jazz Lives” concert, and they were thrilled to participate, Social

The Jazz Connection Big Band       eMail        43 
A 20 piece big band, based in Hamilton,Ontario. The band is made up of musicians dedicated to playing great, straight ahead jazz in a big band setting. It's a Big Band with a Big Sound that plays great music.

J V Music          eMail        43
. Contact them at 416-846-7899 & 647-827-6516
Visit their website to learn more about them. They play primarily latin dance music.
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The Johnny Max Band         eMail       43
4 pc to 7 pc Band,  Playing (sometimes) danceable music - Blues, West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, Danceable R & B, some soft Soul, I mostly play heavy rock, And I  will play for the dancers if there is a dance floor. So check to make sure there is a dance floor before visiting the clubs I play in.  905-949-9801, Cell - 416-902-9801,  On the radio AM "1430"  Sunday Nights,10pm.

Jukebox            eMail
We have been playing at dance locations throiughout Ontario especially in the Hamilton Area.


Killin' Jive       eMail       43
 Kevin Philips 905-828-5515
30's through 50's. Classic Blues, Swing, Jump, Rockabilly. Solid, swinging, danceable,
good rapport with the dancers. Swing


Jimmy Marando Swing Band         eMail        43
Swing, Jazz, Ballroom Classics, 905-646-5457 or 905-892-2105
18 pieces, featuring the vocal styling of Maggie Vida, Available for Senior, Charity and Corporate Events. Since 1969 when Tony himself danced to this band with Hits of the 30's through 70's.
They bring back many memories.
Social, Swing

John Gora Band,       eMail        43    
 6 piece Variety music from 40's up to date. Also ethnic: Slavic, Italian & German. 905-336-3055  Social, European
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Johnny Trumpet

Johnny Vegas Orchestra         eMail        43
Covering the Ottawa Area,  eMail:
  jvegas@rogers.com Social

Louis Lefaive and the Kings of Swing           eMail         14L
Located in Barrie, Ontario

Laura Hubert Band         eMail       43 
8pc Band, playing danceable music, Contact Peter Hill at 416-588-0246  Swing


Lighthouse Swing Band         eMail         43
Contact Shelley for information & bookings at 519-353-5035 , social ,swing
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L'il Big Band         eMail         43
Peterborough Based 16 pc band playing the old favourites.   Social, swing

Lincolnaires         eMail         43
Ed  905-576-6029, They have a new excellent CD. Order it.  Social, Swing
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Lincoln & Welland Ambassadors           eMail       102
16 pc Dance Band,  Contact Stewart Colt, Band Manager, 905-937-6365,  Social

Lisa Hutchinson Band           eMail        14L
For bookings please contact Lisa at:705-321-5924  

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Little Caesar & The Consuls           eMail          43
Formed in 1956 in Toronto, Some of their recorded HITS are; "Snowbird, Put your Hand in the Hand, Runaway, If I found A New Girl, My girl Sloopy, You really got a hold on me, etc. Some of the artists with whom they have performed with over the years are: --Bay City Rollers, Beach Boys, Bobby Curtola, Bobby Vinton, Carl Dobkins,Jr., Dave Clark Five, Danny &  The Juniors, D Shannon, Freddy Cannon, Gene Chandler, Gordon Lightfoot, John Lee Hooker, etc. To make contact with them Call Walter Taylor  905-852-5437,  416-910-4368, 

Loretta Hale Big Band    eMail      43  

We are a Hamilton, Ontario band, and we rehearse above a bar downtown Hamilton over a very nice establishment that donated the space to a community type band. For directions just email me and I’ll send a map! 905-741-1837 or 905-538-3727 (Leave a message)
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Maggie Vida,  Spiritsong Productions    eMail    Also see Jimmy Marando Band Ad  43

has a huge
repertoire of danceable music using fully-orchestrated (customized) band tracks to get your audience moving!  The best hits from the 30’s through 70’s with a wide variety of sound accompaniment added to Maggie’s smooth vocals and engaging style.  Very reasonable rates and many, many references available!  (905) 646-5457  www.maggievida.com   info@maggievida.com


The Marion Drexler Band      eMail      43
30 Valley Road, Stouffville, L4A 7X3, 905-640 7856,
6 to 8 pc band.  Social

Martels    eMail      43  
9pc. 50's style rock and roll band, . Just listen to their music on their web site and you will know
they are great.  Call Landon French 416-328-6263 for booking info. Email: mailbox@themartels.com   Social, Swing

Martin Loomer and his Orange Devils
and his Wee band, Excellent Swing band

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Megacity Swing Band,  (17pc)       eMail        102
Musical Director - Gary Martin,  Manager - Bob Weir,  A demo CD is available, 416-767-0854, 
The members of the band are primarily from the Greater Toronto Area. eMail:- b-weir@rogers.com    Social, Swing

Memory Lane Orchestra    eMail         43
16 pc Big Band,  Contact Don Singular at 905-827-8466, Social, Swing

Mike Thorpe     eMail        43
A one man band.  Playing Country music to which I danced rumba's, chacha's and swing dance to at
the Brantford Navel Club where Mike plays from time to time. Call him at 519-751-3374 or Cell 519-771-5359,
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Milton Concert Band       eMail        43
16 pc. Swing Band is a part of the Milton Concert Band an all volunteer, non-profit,
community concert band ,420 Main Street East, Suite 582, Milton, Social, Swing


The Monterey Swing Band, ottawa

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Moonlighters     eMail        43
2 pc versatile band, 905-516-3549,   Social

National Academy Orchestra of Canada        eMail       43
301 Bay St. South, Hamilton, Ontario, 905-525-7664

Not Affiliated Big Band    eMail        43
20 pc all age jazz/swing band.  Playing 40s music for Social , Swing

Photo taken Nov. 2/03 at the Jubilee Centre for the concert for the Sudbury Finnish Seniors

No Strings Attached Community Band      eMail         43
Sudbury, Ontario, Contact 705-523-5627,

One Bald Tire      eMail         43
620 Gaspe Drive, Kitchener - Waterloo, 519-888-0435, Social , Swing

Peppershakersband              eMail
The Peppers Shakers are - F. "Hank" Fox , "Major" Wayne McKenzie and Steve "Shakin'" Wilcox Veterans of the Toronto live music scene (see individual bios below), combining decades of experience and musical influences into one hot, spicy gumbo of roots rock'n'roll.  F. "Hank" Fox, 416 571 7663

Peter Baumann        eMail         43
Electronic Accordionist and Vocalist, available as a Solo " one man band " or Duo with drummer . Performs a wide variety of Ballroom style Dance Music ! contact at Guelph 519- 823 -2508, Social

                        The Polka Maestre Band             eMail            124p

Our specialty is live music for all your events. This includes a variety of genres & style’s from Oberkrainer to Cleveland style polka waltz to well know popular international tunes, All played with full Midi Diatonic 3 row Slovenian tuning button box (Frajtonerca) This custom Made instrument is not your average accordion but rather something that can play acoustically all the way up to sixteen instruments simultaneously, for a full band or Orchestra sound at a fraction of the cost.

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The Prime Time Big Band        eMail        43 
The Big Band Sounds of London Ontario, 18 pc Band, Contact: George Laidlaw, 519-473-9846, Social

The Red Peppers    eMail         43
6 pc. or 8pc Dixieland Jazz Band, playing excellent dance music.
 Go to there web site and check out their music. It's great. Contact Phone 416-496-0716 ,

Richard Underhill      eMail        43
Box 314, Station E,Toronto, ON, M6H 4E3
This band incorporates the old with the new for dancing. Watch this band , He's going places.

Robbie Lane and The Desciples        eMail      43
Rock and Roll, R&B, Blues,  416-297-9881,
Robbie Lane is a HOST on AM740. A must listen to program on Radio. 


Adrian B. Rocks
2 to 4pc band,  Entertainment for all Occasions 647-273-6617, 50s to 70s, Latins, Polkas Waltzes

Rob and the Rydells                   eMail
50' &60's Rock & Roll

Rob & The Rydells will provide a fun-filled, family-friendly evening of dancing to those great Rock & Roll hits that everyone remembers like ‘Rock Around The Clock‘, ‘The Twist‘ and ‘Surfin USA‘.   All Oldies Rock & Roll, great harmony vocals.  Anywhere in southwestern Ontario

Rockabilly All Stars       eMail      43
J. Rayne-Bull , 613-546-4869,  Swing,


Ron Neilson        eMail        43  
One Man Band,  Plays all your favourites. Nostalgic Hits from the 50s & 60s. 705-528-1889, Social, WCS, Swing,


Ronnie Russell Band        eMail       43
We play Blues and Jazz to which you can dance  Fox Trot, West Coast and East Coast Swing and some Hustle,
Contact direct at 416-930-5480 We will play what you want. Rock and Roll, Social

trumpet section sax section

Royal City Big Band       eMail       43
16 pc big band based in Guelph, Contact John Liefeld, 47 Callander Dr. Guelph, 519-823-1066,


 Rhythm & Blues Experience        eMail       43
Andre & the J-Tones,  call 1-905-741-1837 (Loretta)
Classic Rhythm & Blues, Swing, Motown - Hamilton, 5-6 piece band - Vocals,
Guitar, Bass, Drums, Trumpet, and Tenor Sax,   Swing, Social

The Sahara Swing Band - Come Fly With Me        eMail  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOjDZaL0D8 g
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Casa Loma

Sheraton Cadwell Orchestras            eMail   73
131 Bloor Street West, Suite 200-286, Toronto, Ontario, 416-712-2555,  Playing to dancers with pop, rock, shuffle, waltz, polka, swing, mambo, tango, bolero, disco, foxtrot, bossa nova, samba, dixieland, chacha, boogie wookgie, qickstep, reggae, blues, calypso, funk, beguine and rhumba.
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Sensations, The         eMail       43   
The best in musical entertainment from the 50's to today. CAll Ron Jonas,754-234-5073

Silver Swing Big Band        eMail       43
Delight your guests and fill your heart with the memorable Big Band tunes made famous during the 1930's, 40's and 50's!  Now accepting bookings for your next special event. 905-383-1244 or 905-648-2802


Solid Brass Swing Band,       eMail       43
 This band has many members from the (at one time well known )"Jimmy Miranda" band.
18 piece Swing Band, Call Hugh Logan at 905-295-2951 for reservations, Social ,Swing

Son Roberts NuBluesBand        eMail       43


Sonny Sinclair  (one man band)       eMail       43
He is very good.  I have danced to this mans music. He plays a good variety of dance music. 519-756-6738,  Social

Sophisticated Swing Orchestra        eMail       43
20 pc Big Band playing 40's style dance music at the Scottish Rite Club in Hamilton,
and other locations,
Social, Swing

Starlight Orchestra     eMail       43
"Open yourself to the sounds of this fine ensemble ... they are a must at any event or occasion."-- Denis Mastromonaco
The renowned Toronto Starlight Orchestra is a world-class ballroom dance orchestra
which is distinguished from contemporary big bands by its delightful versatility and stylish refinement ,


Stevey Ross & Blue Mambo Swing.     eMail        43

Playing the best in vintage Latin Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Tango, and Swing for all ages in love with dancing. Call - 416-554-5554 for an evening of soft music, dinner and dancing.

The Stingrays       eMail        43
Beautiful band for dance music of the 40s to 80s. I danced to them in Hamilton when the Ink Spots accompanied their band. It was a good match. Classy. Call them at 905-920-6397,Social,Swing

The Swing Band of the Royals       eMail       43
Some highlights from the Swing Band's itinerary include:
performances in Cyprus for the United Nations Forces; •appearing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Canada's Salute to the Bi-centennial of the United States of America; •performances at the Ambassador's Gala Ball in Atlanta, Georgia; •providing dance music for hospitals, St. John’s Ambulance, high school and university galas, and fund raisers; •welcoming visiting dignitaries and foreign visitors to the city of Toronto; and •performances at Ontario Place, celebrations at the Scarborough Civic Centre, Celebrate Toronto Festival, the Cavalcade of Lights Festival at Toronto City Hall and concerts in many of Ontario’s parks., Contact ---Gino Falconi, Major (Ret'd), Director of Music Emeritus, Royal Regiment of Canada, 416-485-6061, Varied

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Swing Shift Big Band    eMail        43
17 pc Big Band, playing 40's music throughout Southern Ontario and nearby US cities

Contact  Jim,  Oshawa, 416-727-9464, Social, Swing

Swing Street Big Band     eMail    Video at Dance        43
Acknowledged as one of Southern Ontario's (Oshawa) premier dance orchestras, SWING STREET plays for Ballroom/Latin, Social Dancing and Swing events with standards by Basie, Ellington, Dorsey etc.  Featuring 
17  first class musicians and a superb vocalist singing in English/French. They Sometimes play at the Hansa House.
 Contact Fred Mildon, Leader/Musical Director Tel: 905-433-4445  Swing, Social

Swingtet Dance Band            eMail        43
7 pc Dance Band, playing oldies for dancing, Their music is bouncy and lyrical -- the stuff you can hum, sing or whistle, such as "C'est Si Bon," and "Fly Me to the Moon." Seniors especially can enjoy and relate to SWINGTET music. It is the music of their generation. The band has performed in Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, for the past six annual Seniors’ Jubilees. As a service to the community, the group offers frequent performances at Golden Horseshoe retirement and seniors' residences. Call Dr. Peter Banting, Musical Director, at 905-648-5889  Social

Swingmasters Band           eMail        43
5pc energetic group,  Located in Southwestern Ontario for over 30 years,
European, Big Band, Swing, Latin, Ethnic, Rock & Roll,

Telstars RocknRoll Band                eMail
Debbie 416-627-1500 (Manager)
​​​​​​An excelent Rock and Roll Band.

Welcome to TiffanyThompson.net

Tiffany Thompson    eMail        43
I recently went to a dance on Barton St. in Hamilton where Tiffany was playing. She and the band she was
singing with were so good that we hardly missed a dance all evening. She played soft beautiful swings, a couple of rumbas and some fox trots. Very nice.  You can reach her by eMail.
Swing, Blues, Social

TMB MUSIC Productions          eMail       43
Call Tony Mergel   905-315-7119
Original and arranged music produced for you    Social

The ToneKats     eMail        43
All inquiries are responded to promptly, 613-532-2894 Social, Swing



Tommy Earlls and his International Untouchables    eMail       43
18 piece Big Band playing all the 40 era tunes. Listen to his band on his web site.  Social, Swing

Toronto All Star Big Band        eMail         43
24 pc Big Band playing 40's style music for dancing and listening.,
Patty Cervini (416) 231-5695, Social, Swing

Toronto Sounds Big Band       eMail        43

The Band: Perform jazz, swing and big band music for functions in and around the GTA

Director: Danny Moir, 416-423-4621

Trillium Jazz           eMail       43
Huntsville, Ontario Band, up to 7 pieces, Playing old jazz tunes.,705-789-3682,  Social, Jazz

Twilites Big Band,            eMail
 Now playing in Aberfoyle, at the Puslinch Community Centre,, Brock Rd. just N of 401,
Call John Hamilton , 519-822-9924  Social, Swing

Twin City Alpine Echo            eMail           72
5 piece German Band available throughout the year,
for Dances, Weddings, Club Events, Promotional Events and Oktoberfest. Saxophone/Vocals, Accordion/Vocals, Drums, Guitar/Vocals, Bass/Trumpet/Vocals
 519-746-0100 or



Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm        eMail      
Related to the Swing Gang. Boogie Woogie, Stride piano, Hot Jazz, Blues, Jump Blues and more
Tyler also plays the trumpet, the coronet and he is a fine singer. CD: "Gotta Bran' New Suit" Tyler Yarema 

Up Jumped Swing             eMail
This band has been playing at the Dovercourt House in Toronto and various other dance
locations.  I don't have any other information on them.  A good band. 

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Uptown Swing Band            eMail        43
9 Morton Road, Toronto, 416-699-0958,  Listen to their Music
Also listen to another tune on Myspace


Variation Dance Band       eMail       43
3pc Band playing beautiful German music as well as excellent latins ,polkas,waltzes, and you name it , they play it.  Call them at 519-742-8335

Walter Ostanek          eMail
St. Catharines, Phone:905 684 2961  

Whitney Smith's Swing Dance Band    eMail       43
To hear some samples of the Big Steam Band's music, click here.,  416-315-1430,  Swing

York Jazz Ensemble,    eMail        43
This nine piece jazz band is comprised of trumpet, trombone, baritone, tenor and alto saxophones,
piano, bass, guitar and drums.  Phone: 416-485-3090

See Some of Tony's 65 Videos of Dance  on "Dancinglist123", in "U Tube"
These Videos are an Historic record of locations that Tony Danced at. He took
the videos, Edited them, placed them on the Web without asistance.

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