Located in Port Moody, British Columbia, Itty Bitty Big Band is known as the tiniest big band in the Tri-Cities and specializes in bringing jazzy sounds to weddings and special events in the area. Krista Wallace (vocals) and Gord Hembruff (sax/clarinet) are the band members who alongside their computer "backup band" can create a variety of great tunes for your wedding day.
From The Beatles and Queen to Joni Mitchell and Cole Porter, this band will provide your wedding with light, easy listening and jazz standards that you will love. The services they offer include ceremony music, cocktail hour music, learn new songs, microphones, reception music, music during breaks, rehearsal dinner music, sound / PA system and vocals.
Itty Bitty Big Band is also available to bring their music to other types of events, including city events, birthday parties, private parties and much more. Contact them today to book your wedding music!
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Team of Itty Bitty Big Band
Krista Wallace (Vocals) is a musician, writer and actor who has hovered around the Tri-Cities for most of her life. She has her BFA in Theatre from UVic, and played roles in productions of The Glass Menagerie,Twelfth Night,The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and The Pinchpenny Phantom of the Opera, among others. More recently she played "Mrs. Pearce" in My Fair Lady with Royal City Musical Theatre. Her desire to support the arts for young people led her to work as Musical Director for a number of high school productions (Les Mis, Hairspray, Urinetown, In the Heights, Rent, etc.).
As a writer Krista works primarily in Fantasy, but has dabbled in other genres, in both short and long fiction. She has stories published in Pulp Literature magazine, electricspec.org and 49th Parallels (an anthology from Bundoran Press), and is expanding into audiobook narration. She sang with the Vancouver Bach Choir and the Felice Women's Choir, had a rock cover band for a dozen years, and was a founding member of R&B band Double Overtime. She has been the vocalist for FAT Jazz for over twenty years.
Gord Hembruff (Saxophone, clarinet) is no stranger to music throughout the Lower Mainland, having performed with numerous ensembles in his jam-packed career. Favourite groups he has played with include the Dal Richards Orchestra, Razzmajazz, the Dave Roberts Dixieland Band, and the Art Rogers Big Band. He founded and led the Inlet Jazz Big Band, playing with them for 22 years, and Crosswind, a Top 40 party band. He was also a member of FAT Jazz and The Pacific Saxophone Quartet. Gord taught High School music programs in the Tri-Cities for 32 years, and was an innovator of courses in Computer Music Composition, Rock School and Recording Arts, as well as String Orchestra and Vocal Techniques. As a Musical Director he lent his talents to productions like West Side Story, Hello Dolly, Leader of the Packand Music Man. Since his retirement from teaching he maintains his profile in the Tri-Cities as a founder and leader of the weekly jam sessions at the Gallery Bistro in Port Moody.