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Cool Sax'n'Keys is a wedding music and entertainment company operating out of Calgary, Alberta. Jamie Serafi is a talented musician who takes great joy in sharing his talents with clients as they celebrate their joyous wedding days. He works with couples to skillfully set the desired tone of every event he attends. Jamie elevates celebrations, creating an undeniable ambiance of live music for couples and their loved ones to enjoy.

Avenue Calgary 2023 Awards WINNER in category 'Best Wedding Band/Soloist' - check out the article here https://www.avenuecalgary.com/best-wedding-services-calgary/best-wedding-band-musician-calgary/

Services Offered

Cool Sax'n'Keys offers a wide range of services for clients to choose from. Jamie will gladly provide musical accompaniment for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. On both saxophone and keyboard, he plays a variety of genres, including jazz, orchestra, pop, and classical. Jamie can also provide his own sound system to ensure a seamless set-up experience at your chosen venue. Looking to funk up your dance floor too? Jamie will improvise freely around your favourite dance tunes with your DJ while roaming around your guests at the same time, adding an electrifyingly cool energy to the dance floor!

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Frequently asked questions

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Choir
Instrumental solo

How many musicians are in your band?

1-3

What genres of music does your band play?

Jazz
Country
Acoustic
Funk
Classical
Blues
Oldies
Swing
Folk
World
Pop
Motown
Orchestra
Reggae
R&B
Top 40
Soul
50s
60s
70s
80s
90s

What instruments does your group play?

Saxophone
Piano

What music services do you provide?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Instrumentals
Learning new songs
MC
Reception music
Rehearsal dinner music
Willing travel

What services do you provide?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Instrumentals
Learn new songs
Microphones
Reception music
Sound / PA system

What items are available?

Microphones
Sound PA

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$400

What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season?

$1,000

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$1,000

What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony music
Learn new songs
Sound/ PA system
Microphones

Which of the following are included in the price?

Learning new songs
Ceremony music
Sound PA
Recorded music breaks
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Reviews for Cool Sax'n'Keys

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Latest reviews

Harleen
Harleen Sent on 11/07/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Top Talent & Great Energy!!!

Jamie!! Omg, our guests can't stop mentioning how amazing you were! You seriously made our cocktail hour so lively, fun, enjoyable and memorable. I'm so thankful for you being a part of our wedding and Alex was really blown away and as you can tell, he really loved you playing his favourites. We so appreciate the upbeat and interactive energy you brought to our wedding, it really was a highlight for us and many of our guests!
I'm going to tell everyone about you! You were such a hit!
We will keep you in mind for future events too. :)
Jennifer
Jennifer C. Sent on 05/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful experience

Cool Sax'n'Keys was the perfect choice for our wedding. Jamie's playing and talent created a wonderful atmosphere and all the guests thoroughly enjoyed the experience. His personality is engaging and playful and many of the guests couldn't resist interacting with him and the lovely music. He perfected all the pieces we requested for the ceremony and his timing was immaculate. I have no hesitation in recommending this excellent musician.
Shyrose
Shyrose A. Sent on 05/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

We highly recommend Jamie for your next event!

Jamie is truly a gem of a person and an incredibly talented musician. He was one of the most responsive, caring, adaptable, and proactive vendor's I've ever had the pleasure of working with. We had Jamie join us for our engagement celebration at the Fairmont Palliser - with little to no direction from us, he got the feel for the room and the crowd and worked his magic to elevate everyone's experience.
Alexandra
Alexandra W. Sent on 02/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Unbelievable

talking to Jamie about my vision for our wedding. I was trying to recreate what I'd seen in England, but never here in Canada. I wanted Jamie to play his sax … More
Claire Mahony
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3 months ago
I booked Jamie to play his sax for my husbands 76th birthday. Audience was from 5-76. He played music that everyone connected to, sang along with or danced to. As a family the decision was made to hire him for as many future family events … More
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Cool Sax'n'Keys (Owner)
3 months ago
Claire it was the greatest pleasure to perform for your husband’s birthday! Thank you so much for your lovely review! I can’t wait to feature at your next family event! ❤️

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Alexandra Watson
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Where do I even start with Jamie?! From day one (over a year ago now) I began talking to Jamie about my vision for our wedding. I was trying to recreate what I'd seen in England, but never here in Canada. I wanted Jamie to play his sax alongside dance and pop songs over the D.J's tracks. I provided Jamie with a list and he learned THE TUNE to every song. Jamie was the highlight of my wedding day. I was devastated when he said his set was over. He then returned to the dancefloor for 2 more songs and blew me away all over again. Jamie is an amazing Saxophonist- the best there is. I searched high and low across Canada and truly believe I found the BEST! He is also a lovely lovely gentleman and someone I will stay in touch with. I can't recommend Jamie enough. If you are contemplating a Saxophonist for your party or wedding, don't, it's the best decision you'll ever make. Our guests were beaming with smiles throughout Jamie's performances and continue to talk about his brilliant presence.

Jamie I love you! Thank you for putting up with my constant questions, worries and concerns. I hope we get to party together again.

Lots of love !!
Stephanie
Stephanie Sent on 11/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend!

Jamie was the BEST addition to our wedding reception. Positive feedback all around from every one of our guests! He was interactive with our guests on the dance floor while playing his saxophone and really helped to get everyone up and dancing. Whenever we see guests post-wedding, they still bring up how great Jamie was!
Austin
Austin W. Sent on 07/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Unforgettable memories, cherished forever.

Wedding music can really make a difference in setting the mood for the wedding ceremony and reception. I recently had a wedding where we hired Jamie to play the piano for our ceremony and then for dinner and cocktail hour the saxophone! He was absolutely amazing!!! He played a variety of songs that were perfect for the occasion, modern pop to classic hits. The music was so beautiful, everyone kept coming up to us and telling how truly talented he is! Jamie isn't just a piano player or a saxophonist, he is an entertainer and a performer and he absolutely killed it for us. He is so talented that he was able to play allll the requests from our little nieces with no problems. He made our day even more special. But if you want background music that’s playing on an iPod that’s fine. But you don’t know what you are missing - so glad we shared our day with you. Amazing.
Stacey
Stacey K. Sent on 28/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience!

Jamie is absolutely amazing! He is extremely kind and so talented! Our guests from the wedding still comment on how beautiful the ceremony because of Jamie’s instrumental. I am so so happy that I had him there! Thank you again Jamie!
Chris
Chris G. Sent on 28/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Worth every penny!

Jamie was very accommodating and a great live entertainer. He was everything we wanted and more. Fantastic musician and a great bloke too. Cannot recommend highly enough. Thanks for helping make our day so special. We will forever remember the dancing and saxophone sounds! Cheers, Chris & Sophie.
Sarah
Sarah K. Sent on 13/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Unbelievably talented

Jamie was incredible. From the first emails, to chatting on the phone to suggestions for songs when I just couldn't decide. Jamie took my dream of walking down the aisle to the Jurassic Park theme song a reality making our day even more special and personal. While emailing Jamie I had mentioned a specific song to be played in the 20 minutes before our ceremony started. I had mentioned I was sad I wouldn't get to hear it be played. He waited until after the ceremony to play it so that I would be present to hear it. This personal touch made my day when I realized the beautiful song I was hearing him preform was the song I had said I would be sad to miss. Jamie you are so unbelievably talented. Thank you soo much for making our day all that more perfect!
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Elaine D. Sent on 18/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A must have addition!

Jamie was truly my favourite addition to our wedding! We had Jamie play some personal favourites during our 2 hour cocktails, and now I wish we had him the entire night :) Jamie was very understanding and accommodating with our requests and remained professional throughout our planning process. He was also great company! Our guests and venue loved hearing him play and the sax (and keys) added so much ambiance to our wedding. We can’t recommend Jamie enough!
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Meet the team

Jamie Serafi
Jamie Serafi
Director and Head Musician

Originally British, Jamie graduated from the University of Salford in Manchester, England, in 2002 with a first-class honours degree in music. He has lived in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, since 2015, working full-time as a professional musician.

With an illustrious career, Jamie has performed on cruise ships, for celebrity soccer players in the UK and at some of London's top hotels and on the cabaret circuit in the West End.

He also works as a freelance composer for film & tv and wrote the music for the 2016 Oscar-nominated short 'Ave Maria.' Since 2014, Jamie also sits on the judging panel of the UK's largest Songwriting Contest.

He is also the Founder & Creative Director of Cool Choir, Calgary's largest and only non-auditioned adult rock-pop choir, with over 500 members across multiple locations!

His friendly, gregarious and energetic personality is very much a part of his musical brand, complementing a
shining passion for his music!

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