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Hip Pocket Festival performances: 
Vancouver International Jazz Festivals - 2006, 2008 & 2009 
Visa Whistler Jazz & Blues Festival - 2003 
Burnaby Blues Festival - 2002

Featured performance on CBC Radio One's Hot Air Jazz Show - 2006

Client List: 
• All-State Insurance 
• Amway of Korea 
• Art Institute of Vancouver 
• Australian Southcorp Wines 
• B.C. Cancer Agency 
• B.C. Forestry Association 
• B.C. Law Society 
• B.C. Wine Institute 
• BMO Vancouver Marathon 
• Burnaby Blues Festival 
• Cadillac 
• Canadian Psychiatric Association 
• Canadian Society for Aesthetic Cosmetic Plastic Surgery 
• C.B.C. Radio Food Bank Show 
• Cisco Systems 
• Electronic Arts 
• Fuji/Xerox New Zealand 
• Great Canadian Casinos 
• Grey Line Worldwide 
• Hewlett Packard 
• Honda 
• International Special Events Society 
• Intrawest 
• Land Sea Tours 
• Lincoln-Mercury 
• Maytag Canada 
• Mercedes-Benz 
• Netherlands Consulate 
• Payroll Loans 
• Southeby's International Realty 
• Taste Of The Nation 
• Terry Fox Run 
• Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) 
• Toyota 
• Vancouver Canucks 
• Visa 
• Whirlpool Canada 
• Whiski Jack Properties

Here are some brief descriptions of some of the various configurations available for Hip Pocket:

* Hip Pocket Jazz Trio - instrumental Jazz standards, Latin Jazz and some pop. Performing instrumental versions of popular songs recorded by Diana Krall, Michael Buble', Frank Sinatra, Nat "King" Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, etc. Instrumentation is usually tenor saxophone, acoustic bass and piano (keyboards), but, if requested, can be presented with guitar/bass/keys or sax/bass/guitar. A female vocalist can be added if requested and/or a drummer can be added for dance music. This group is well suited to cocktail receptions and dinner music for corporate events, private parties and weddings.  
See sample song list below.

* Hip Pocket Quartet - Smooth Jazz, contemporary instrumentals, funky beats and Latin Jazz. This group offers a unique and hip alternative to the traditional "jazz trio in tuxedos playing standards" format. The Quartet plays the music of George Benson, Grover Washington Jr., David Sanborn, Dave Koz, etc. Instrumentation is guitar/sax, keyboards, electric bass and drums. This group is ideally suited for background music at corporate events offering a bit more of a "urban nightclub vibe", but they can also play quiet dinner music if the setting requires it. The Quartet has performed at numerous corporate events including events for Alcan Rio Tinto and the grand opening of Ferrari Masserati Vancouver dealership. See sample song list below.

* Hip Pocket Jazz Duo - plays instrumental Jazz standards, Latin Jazz and some pop music. Instrumentation is typically tenor saxophone and piano/keyboards. Also available as guitar and piano/keyboards duo or guitar and bass duo. Well suited to smaller cocktail receptions and background music during intimate dinner events. The Duo has been performing weekly at the Sutton Place Hotel's Sunday Jazz Brunch since October, 2010.

* Solo nylon string guitar - NEW: Solo guitar with subtle and tasteful backing tracks accompaniment is now available. Audio samples available upon request.


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