about us

Toronto Jazz Collective is an award winning music collective that provides luxury live music entertainment services for special events & weddings. 

We offer a wide range of in-house musical acts & services including:

 

- Jazz Bands                                  
- Cover Bands
- String Ensembles

- Wedding Bands

- Wedding Music Packages (Ceremony, Cocktails, Reception) 

- DJ's & MC's
- Solo Musicians 

- Holiday Party Bands & DJ's

- Premium Audio/Visual Services

- Full Event Music Packages (Band, DJ, PA System, Lights)

Our line-up of over 50 award-winning musicians, bandleaders, DJ's, audio technicians, admin staff and music coordinators consist of hand-picked music professionals with bachelor degrees in music performance and over 20 years of performance experience. We are also preferred vendors for Canada's Pop Up Chapel and Palais Royale!

Our music coordinators and bandleaders will work closely with you and your event planner to help make your event extra special!

With our extremely talented musical acts and top quality customer service, Toronto Jazz Collective truly creates a one of a kind experience that cannot be matched.

Meet The Team!

Chris Kettlewell

Music Coordinator & Booking Agent

Chris Kettlewell is an award winning bassist with a bachelor degree in music performance & business from Humber College. Chris has played in many musical settings from Cruise Ships and Hotel Contracts across the globe to touring with the Blazing Fiddles, Maylee Todd and Fred Penner. 

Chris has been with the collective since day 1 and is our first call bassist. He leads some of our top ensembles on bass & also does event coordinating and booking for the collective.

Look out for Chris playing his beautiful upright bass on our TJC events!

Some of Chris's favourite artists and musical influences are:

- Bjork

- Radiohead 

Arcade Fire

- Ella Fitzgerald

Miles Davis

- Oscar Peterson

- Ray Brown

- The Pixies

- Kamasi Washington 

- Chet Baker

Josh Lane is the President  and Founder of the Toronto Jazz Collective. Josh and his team started the collective in 2012. 

 

Josh is an award winning drummer/percussionist with a bachelor degree in music performance & business from Humber College. 

Josh has played on cruise ships throughout the Mediterranean, toured the US with pop singers, performed with a Humber College alumni jazz ensemble across South Korea, played in pit bands for musicals and also collaborates regularly with many jazz projects across the city of Toronto.

Josh leads some of our top jazz and cover bands on drums, is the head coordinator for our high profile events and handles the management and creative direction for the TJC team.

Some of Josh's favourite artists and musical influences are:

 

- Frank Sinatra 

- Brad Mehldau

- Scary Pockets

- Wayne Shorter

- Brian Blade

- Vulfpeck

- Bruno Mars

- Stevie Wonder

- Tony Williams

- Lawrence the Band

- Pomplamoose 

Nick Korneluk is an award winning pianist with a bachelor degree in music performance & business from Humber College.

Nick has a a true passion for playing and teaching piano and has performed with many eclectic groups on cruise ships across the globe. 

 

Nick is our first call pianist in the collective. He leads some of our jazz bands and cover bands on events and also does event coordination and booking for the collective.

Nick can be easily spotted on TJC gigs playing his very red Nord keyboard!

Some of Nick's favourite artists and musical influences are:

- Keith Jarrett

- John Coltrane

- Dave Brubeck

- Herbie Hancock

- Bill Evans

- Beyonce

- Jamie Cullum

- Radiohead

- Robert Glasper

- Chick Corea

Nick Korneluk

Music Coordinator & Booking Agent

Josh Lane

President, Founder, Creative Director

TJC 7 Piece Band

7 Pieces of glory!