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In over 30 years of performing, the MBBJE has been featured at a variety of venues, including:

  • concerts and festivals
  • weddings and anniversaries
  • dances
  • pub nights
  • charity events, hospitals and seniors homes
  • outdoor performances and street celebrations
  • shopping centre functions
  • community events

 

The band includes both professional and amateur musicians ranging in age from 18 to 83.  This 18-piece band (including vocalist) can play it all:

  • Big Band Swing
  • Modern Jazz
  • Blues
  • Show Tunes
  • Rock'n'Roll
  • Latin
  • Funk
  • Dixieland
  • original compositions and arrangements

 

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The faces in the band have changed over the years, but our fun-filled approach to performing live music hasn't.  Under the direction of Bruce Cassidy, we enjoy what we do and we think you'll enjoy listening to us!

Each year the band performs special Christmas, spring and summer concerts to showcase our music to the public at locations in both Mississauga and Toronto.  If you're interested in hiring the band, attending one of these concerts will give you a good idea who we are and how we can make your event a special one.  If you'd like, we'll even put you on our mailing list for future concerts.

 

Among the band's many achievements, these stand out:

  • Regular performances at the Beaches International Jazz Festival, Toronto
  • Winner of Established Performing Arts Group Award at the Mississauga Arts Awards, 2004
  • Performances at the Canadian National Exhibition
  • Winner of the Silver Award at Musicfest Canada in Ottawa, 1987
  • Group featured at Mississauga City Hall opening, 1988
  • House band for the 1995 Mississauga Arts Awards
  • Opened the Mississauga Jazz Festival, 1996
  • Performances with Peter Appleyard, Don Menza, Rick Lazar, John & Pat LaBarbera, Rob McConnell and Moe Koffman