Company B Jazz Band is one of Vancouver’s foremost jazz ensembles, featuring a harmonizing female vocal trio in vintage style. In their 10+ years as a band, this talented group of musicians has delighted audiences from all walks of life, from coast to coast to coast. Their creative arrangements, sharp image, and charming wit never fail to get toes tapping and faces smiling. They have graced the stages of such renowned jazz and music festivals as the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival (Canada), the Jiangsu Jazz & World Music Festival (China), the New Orleans' Boswell Sisters Review (US), the Sacramento Jazz Festival (US), the Pender Harbour Jazz Festival (Canada), as well as the Tiny Lights and Arts on the Fly folk music festivals (Canada). The group enjoys frequent airplay on Canada's internationally broadcast CBC Radio 1 and 2, having been featured on such popular programs as Hot Air, Canada Live, and in live broadcasts on The Early Edition.
The original 6-piece lineup now performs with as many as a dozen members as Company B Big Band, and as few as four in what has been dubbed The Ladies Of Company B. The latter includes the three vocalists also playing trumpet, ukulele and percussion, as well as upright bass.
The members of Company B Jazz Band met in the Jazz Studies program at Capilano University, honing their skills studying modern jazz. Interested in learning more about what came before, the friends happened upon recordings of the Andrews Sisters and the Boswell Sisters. It was love at first listen, and their mission became to recreate the sound and spirit of this wonderful era of swinging jazz, while adding their own musical personalities to the mix.