Information about Toronto Jazz Collective
Toronto Jazz Collective is a luxury music entertainment company offering first class live music for weddings & special events. Their diverse repertoire ranges from Motown & Jazz to Top 40's & Pop. Thanks to their award winning musicians & performers combined with an impeccable level of customer service, Toronto Jazz Collective will offer you a unique experience that cannot be matched in order to make your wedding a day to remember forever.
At Toronto Jazz Collective, they offer full service wedding packages. The services offered include the following:
In addition, they will also be an excellent choice for:
Acapella, instrumental duo, string trio, brass quintet, instrumental trio, brass trio, soloist/vocalist,…View more
Organ, clarinet, winds, saxophone, guitar, drums, violin, cello, harp, trumpet, flute, viola, piano
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J Kim, Married on 21/10/2017
TL;DR – We paid $3,600 for 45 minutes of play (contract was for 90 minutes) – the band knew they brought an incapable vocalist - we had to cut them short at our wedding – The guests complained that they were terrible and half the guests left our reception room during the first ... View more set. ///Preface/// My husband and I just had a wedding the past weekend at the Ritz Carlton. We worked very hard and saved a huge portion of our incomes just to make our dream hotel come true. We poured $200,000 into our savings and hours and hours and hours into this event to make sure we gave our guests an experience of a lifetime. Toronto Jazz Collective were the last vendor I could possibly predict to ruin our wedding – I was wrong. ///Planning Stage/// I found Toronto Jazz Collective online. Their youtube videos with their performance looked fantastic. My planner wanted us to use a band that was more well-known and established in Toronto. However, I wanted to give these guys a chance. Against my planner’s wishes I contacted Toronto Jazz Collective. The planning with them was far from ideal: 1. Josh Lane, the manager of the group was very pushy with deposits. He emailed us numerous times asking us to ‘pay by this day or else’. I brushed this off as over-enthusiastic sales. 2. The band said their gear was not compatible with our equipment so they charged another $800 for an AV technician bringing the total from $2,500 to $3,300 3. The band refused to play past 11pm. Given we invested so much on many different acts, even though the planner asked if they could even do 11:15pm they refused 4. The band demanded dinner which at the Ritz Carlton costed $50/person x 5 = $250 and valet at the hotel ($50/car) I should have seen the signs but I just wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt. ///The day of the wedding/// I made sure the band was the main event and I hyped them up for all my friends and family. I made sure to give the Toronto Jazz Collective the room on a high – The room was buzzing as the dance troupe finished a fantastic act. Everyone sat in excitement as the band started their first song – which I made sure was also our first dance. The moment the vocalist started singing I knew I made a big mistake. The vocalist was not anyone I saw on the youtube videos or any of their marketing material. I wanted to cry. I stood up and looked into my husband’s eyes and put on my biggest smile for the cameras, but inside I died a little. The next song was the same – quiet, painful, drawn-out. The vocalist just drowned away with the instruments. Out of courtesy my guests came out to dance with us for the second song. By the third song, the high, buzzing room went flat as half my guests left the room. As I sat at the head table watching the empty dance floor and half empty reception room, 4-5 guests came by to ask when the band would stop playing. Another ten minutes later my own mother came by to ask if we could cut the band short and go on with the cake-cutting so that her friends could go home because the music was making them sleepy. I called my planner over and asked her if she could speak to the band to see what she could do to fix this situation. She came back to say ‘its been taken care of’ and the DJ continued to play the night. It turns out nothing was taken care of – The band demanded their money for the full set because it is what the contract. ///The Next Day//// I do not blame the Toronto Jazz Collective for asking for the full amount as per laid out on the contract. However, I do blame them for bringing on a really incapable vocalist that was not up to the standards of their price tag. The performance was nowhere near what their youtube videos and online marketing showed. Based on my conversation below it became clear to me that this vocalist was new and that Josh Lane knew that the vocalist was to blame: I called Josh to understand what happened and asked him truthfully (without mentioning the vocalist) if he felt the performance was up to his standards – if he “truly” felt the band brought their best that night. He himself replied with ‘the vocalist is not always the same as what is on our videos’. This statement proves that the general manager himself knew the vocalist was the reason I made that call. ///Conclusion/// I would not recommend this band to others as based on my experience they are not reliable and their performance is not dependable. Their performance ruined our $200,000 wedding and they still demanded full payment even though they knew themselves they brought an incapable vocalist. The band cost us $3,600 for 45 minutes of play. They made more than I do working for a month in less than 45 minutes.
Cherry Cheng, Married on 10/06/2017
The Toronto Jazz Collective is fantastic to work with! Josh is very organized and pleasant; he also ensured that our song requests are met. The musicians are all very professional: they performed their best and they knew exactly what to do when. Being the host, I never had to ... View more worry about them because they kept good communication with the rest of the team there (e.g. emcee, dj). If you are looking for amazing music and professional musicians, we highly recommend the Toronto Jazz Collective. We loved them and our guests did too!
The Toronto Jazz Collective was a huge hit at our wedding! They provided us with music for our ceremony, jazz through dinner, and a rocking band for dancing. Guests still comment on how awesome they were. I recommend them every chance I get!
Esty Zolo, Married on 09/07/2016
Josh and his talented team were amazing. We had the band perform during ceremony, reception and cocktail hour. The band was very talented and all the guest were entertained! Josh was also very helpful during the entire wedding planning process by helping us select tone of the ... View more event and reviewing our schedule for day of wedding. Everything went smoothly and all my guest said how much they enjoyed the band! Thank you a million.
Arsany Barsoum, Married on 08/02/2015
We chose Toronto Jazz Collective after searching for many bands. We were looking for a top 40 in a jazzy style and I couldn’t find a better fit for our wedding than them. Josh (Owner & drummer) was amazing in his communication and taking care of things. He made us feel like we ... View more shouldn’t have to worry about a thing, as soon as you tell them what to do, it’s noted, taken care of and you don’t have to say it twice. Chynna has vocal chords made of gold. My favourite was Jake and his saxophone skills, just unbelievable. The whole 6 pc band was just phenomenal. Highly recommended for any event. Guests will be very pleased.
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