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Dave Quinn

Dave Quinn, Clarinet & Tenor Saxophone,
RazzMaJazz Entertainment

Dave has been playing tenor sax and clarinet professionally for more than 40 years. He majored in music at Douglas College and moved to Toronto to study with Steve Lederer, lead tenor sax with the Woody Herman’s Band. Influenced by Benny Goodman, Dave started the RazzMaJazz Trio in 1986 playing mostly clarinet. As the trio grew in popularity, Dave expanded RazzMaJazz to include several different duos, a quartet and a seven-piece swinging band with multiple horns and a stellar vocalist. He continues to play clarinet and saxophone as leader of RazzMaJazz Entertainment. With his engaging, versatile and swinging style, Dave has a unique ability to entertain audiences with a wide range of swing, traditional and popular jazz, R&B funk music.

Casey Tolhurst

Casey Tolhurst , Bass
RazzMaJazz Trio and Quartet

Casey started on electric bass at 14 and upright bass at 16 years of age. He played his first jazz gig when he was 17 while in the Lionsgate Jazz Band, the group which started The Hot Jazz Club in Vancouver. While playing jazz as a youth he took private lessons with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra bass section. Casey has played on live tv and radio and at every hotel in the Vancouver area and has been the upright bass player for Peanuts Hucko, Bob Wilber, Lloyd Arntzen and dozens of local bands. Casey has playing with Dave Quinn and the RazzMaJazz Trio for more than 30 years.

Don Ogilvie

Don Ogilvie, Guitar
RazzMaJazz Duo, Trio and Ensemble

Don is an original member of RazzMaJazz since the group’s inception in 1986. His rhythmic kick and ability to retain complete chord structures gives him enormous diversity to play any jazz style. Very active in Vancouver music since the 60's, Don style of playing is influenced by the great jazz virtuoso, Django Reinhardt. He studied guitar, violin and viola, graduating from UBC with a music degree. As well as being a talented jazz and world-music guitarist, Don is a music history buff and guitar teacher.

Doug Louie

Doug Louie, Pianist
Louie Quinn Duo and Quartet

Doug Louie is an accomplished pianist who has been performing on the Vancouver jazz and blues scene for more than 40 years. He is a master as a soloist and as an accompanist to well- known local jazz vocalists and knows every song in the book. He has also opened for jazz greats such as Ray Brown, McCoy Tyner and Stanley Turrentine. Doug’s playing is deeply rooted in the blues and his technique and phrasing is greatly appreciated by fellow musicians and jazz enthusiasts.

Glen Tremblay

Glen Tremblay, Trumpet
RazzMaJazz Ensemble

Glen studied at Vancouver Community College, Capilano University and has been performing with the RazzMaJazz Ensemble for several years. He has worked as a leader with the “Louisiana Joy Makers” and as a sideman with Michael Buble’, Brad Turner, Al Foreman and many others.

Loren Etkin

Loren Etkin, Drums
RazzMaJazz Quartet & RazzMaJazz Ensemble

Loren has been drumming in Vancouver since the early 70's. He was an original member of RazzMaJazz since the early 90’s, and is also very active on the blues scene performing with Long John Baldry, Jimmy Page, and Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne. Loren has toured around the world, and along with playing in numerous jazz and blues groups around Vancouver, he is also a highly sought after drum teacher.

Ron Thompson

Rod Murray, Trombone
RazzMaJazz Ensemble

Rod Murray (B. Mus., St. Francis Xavier) is an in-demand trombonist in the Vancouver music community. He is a member of numerous ensembles including the RazzMaJazz Ensemble, Jill Townsend Big Band, the Dave Robbins Sextet and latin jazz combo, Rumba Calzada. He has performed and recorded with the Ian McDougall 12tet, the Nightcrawlers Big Band and James Danderfer’s Hummingbird Brigade. Rod’s touring credits include Colin James and the Little Big Band (Canada/U.S. ‘98-2000, ‘06), NOW Orchestra (Europe ’02 & ‘04) and Hard Rubber Orchestra (Europe and Canada,’98,’06 & ’09.) He has performed in pit orchestras for many shows including the Lion King, Wicked, Mary Poppins and the Wizard of Oz and for a variety of artists including Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra Jr. and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

Ron Thompson

Ron Thompson, Guitar & Banjo
RazzMaJazz Duo

Ron Thompson began his musical journey in 1966 at age 11 studying at Vancouver’s Mediterranean Guitar Shop. He continued his music education after graduation at Douglas College, the Banff School of Fine Arts, the Guitar Institute of Technology and the Dick Grove School of Music Workshops (Hollywood, CA). He has studied with Joe Pass, Howard Roberts, Herb Ellis, Pat Martino and Tommy Tedesco and worked the Princess Cruises as a member of the “Romantics”. Ron is a member of Hugh Fraser’s V.E.J.I. and has played with Rosemary Clooney, Frank Foster, Joe Henderson, Frazer MacPherson, Della Reese, Michael Buble and Dal Richards.

Rob Neumann

Rob Neumann, Drums
Louie Quinn Band

Rob started his professional drumming career in the mid-70’s with “TKO”, a 7-piece funk band. He has played in a number of rock bands including The Visitors,, Brooklyn and Bermuda before returning to jazz, playing swing, latin and funk-style jazz with Melting Point, Utektik and The Soul Train Express, which became the So Tight Band. Rob also plays with the Vancouver Mojo Stars and Dutch Robinson as well as recording in his home studio.

Sam Shoichet

Sam Shoichet, Upright Bass
Louie Quinn Quartet

Sam is a popular jazz bass player who has been playing professionally for 18 years as a band leader and a sideman in a wide variety of musical genres. He is the solid drive in the root sound of the Louie Quinn Quartet. Sam has also worked with Herb Ellis, Big Dave McLean, Hugh Fraser, Gabriel Mark Hasslebach, MichaelKaeshammer and with the Buena Vista Social Club.



Cecile Larochelle

Cecile Larochelle

With over thirty years as a working vocalist, Cecile Larochelle is one of Vancouver’s most respected Singers and Voice Teachers. Delivering earnest lyrics in a soulful and soaring manner, Larochelle works her magic on every stage. A published songwriter, vocal producer and arranger, Cecile holds a BA in Music, a B.Ed. and has devoted her life to the study of the voice, travelling extensively throughout Europe and North America, singing and studying with the crème de la crème of vocal experts. Larochelle has enjoyed time on the stage or in the recording studio with such greats as George Benson, Marvin Gaye, Jon Bon Jovi, to name a few, and continues to thrill audiences with her all-embracing and eclectic musical gift.

Dutch Robinson

Dutch Robinson

A three-time Grammy winner and R&B Hall of Fame inductee, Dutch is an iconic soul performer and original lead singer of the famed R&B soul sensation, the Ohio Players. Dutch performs regularly with the Louie Quinn band, delivering a powerful, soulful, and heartfelt performance every night with a mix of both classic soul and jazz covers and outstanding originals. He has worked with artists ranging from Cirque Du Soleil, Tommy Motolla, Daryl Hall, John Oates, Melba Moore, Kid Creole & the Coconuts, and Curtis Mayfield. He has also starred in a musical based on the Life and Times of Marvin Gaye and performed at the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.

Kentish Steele

Kentish Steele

celebrates 54 years in the music business. He has performed thousands of times covering the best in motown, blues, reggae and jazz. His fusion of these styles is the beauty and strength of the music he performs with Louie Quinn Band.

Laura Crema

Laura Crema

Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Laura Crema performs regularly, both as a singer and a multi-disciplinary artist in both her hometown of Vancouver and around the country. The depth and resonance of her voice as well as the singularity and discipline of Laura’s artistic vision has opened many doors for her. She has toured and performed across Canada and Europe. She also has had the great honor to play many of Canada’s most prestigious jazz venues, including The National Art Centre in Ottawa, The Yardbird Suite, Ironwood Stage, The Rex, Upstairs, the Cellar, Frankie’s Jazz Club, The Whitehorse Jazz on the Wing Series. She has performed at The Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Aarhus Jazz Festival and sung with Canada’s finest vocalists at the ‘Divas for Life’ benefits in Vancouver. She has been featured and recorded on CBC radio’s Studio One Jazz Series during The Vancouver Jazz Festival in 2002, 2004 and 2010 as well as appearing on ‘Hot Air’, ‘North by Northwest’, ‘The Sunday Edition’ and several other influential radio programs. Her 2005 recording Almost Blue, 2007’s Spring Is Here and 2014’s fotografia, produced by the celebrated trumpeter and bandleader Brad Turner have received airplay worldwide and positive notices in ‘Downbeat’, ‘Coda’ and other taste making journals.

Patty V

Patty V

Patty V is known as a talented and engaging performer who sings all forms of music from jazz and R&B to Broadway and Pop. A natural singer since childhood, Patty plays regularly with the Louie Quinn band at the Revel Room in Gastown, and at various private and public events with the band including a holiday party at a women’s clothing store boutique. She has performed with many great jazz musicians including the Kallao Brothers at the world-famous London Chop House in Detroit for many years, and with local jazz legends Roy Reynolds, Oliver Gannon, Miles Black and Linton Garner, who she wrote six shows with for Linton’s Capilano College Scholarship fund. She is currently performing in a concert series throughout the year with Miles Black on piano, Nick Apivo on percussion and Cameron White on violin, and is also working on a jazz dinner show to run later in 2018 in Arizona.

Salve Dayao

Salve Dayao

Salve Dayao with her velvety voice and engaging personality on stage, presents a unique blend of multilingual vocals from pop to jazz. Salve and her husband performed as a duo in various hotels and night spots in Japan, South Pacific, the Middle East and Australia before they came to Canada in 1986. In 1990 they opened the first Filipino Canadian Music and dance studio in their home in New Westminster that served as a training ground for many young talents, some of whom are now performing artists. Salve and her husband Ed set the record as the longest running house performers for 11 years at Trader's Vic's and the Garden Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel. She also performed at the Fairmont Hotel, Pan Pacific Hotel, Hotel Vancouver and other five star hotels and top clubs in the lower mainland. After selling their restaurant Java Jazz Bistro, she is now back in the circuit performing.

Sarah Kennedy

Sarah Kennedy

Local songstress, Sarah Kennedy, is proof that you never know what can happen when you get tricked into an open mic with a few martinis. Doug Louie gave her a shot on his gig at Java Jazz Bistro in 2007 and she has gone on to perform in the Vancouver Jazz Festival, The Harmony Arts Festival, all plethora of venues around the lower mainland as well as doing shows in London (UK), Germany and France in 2014/2015. Her Debut Album, "Portrait" has been featured on CBC radio and she was recently interviewed for Ella Fitzgerald's 100th birthday celebration. Although she's a pretty face that comes dressed to the nines, she has a quick wit and a cheeky stage persona. Her smooth and light jazz standard interpretations will be sure to leave you weak in the knees.

Theta Marie

Thedda Marie

Thedda Marie is a soulful rhythm and blues and jazz singer from San Jose, California. She has been working in the Vancouver music scene for the past 20 years with pianist Doug Louie, performing a vast repertoire of standards from the 1940’s including Aretha Franklin, Esther Phillips, Dinah Washington and Billy Holiday to present day standards.



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