The Mike Vaneyes Big Band.


This sensational vocalist, pianist and showman brings an A List of Vancouver’s top musicians to perform a panorama of music from 1940’s Jazz and Swing to 1960-1970’s Soul & Funk. Featuring music from Johnny Mercer, Miles Davis, Nat Adderly, Joe Henderson, Professor Longhair, James Brown and Tower of Power to name a few.

This 21- piece Big Band will blow your socks off. Here are the band members:

Dave Robbins and Marko Ibarra on Drums

Paul Blainey and Billy Mendoza on Bass

Tim Porter on Guitar

Mike Van Eyes and Diane Lines on Piano

Doug Louie on Hammond Organ

Jerry Cook, Tom Gould and Dave Say on Tenor Sax

Bill Runge on Alto Sax

Gordon Bertram on Baritone Sax

Rod Murray on Trombone

Vince Mai, Chris Davis, Derry Byrne on Trumpets,

Nick Apivor on Vibraphone and Percussion

Dawn Pemberton, Candice Churchill and Colleen Savage on Background Vocals

Sample Tracks from Mike’s new 21-song album:


St. James Infirmary
Work Song

Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival

About the Festival

The first annual festival was held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 and started with a Mardi Gras parasol strolling parade led by the six-piece Dixieland band, the RazzMaJazz Ensemble, from the Fort Langley Farmers’ Market on Glover Road to the main festival stage in front of the Fort Langley Community Hall. Festival activities continued throughout the day.

An impressive line-up of jazz bands and buskers

A diverse line-up of swinging world-class jazz bands performed on two outdoor stages from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm: the Fort Langley Community Hall on Glover Road; and the Bedford Plaza boardwalk on Billy Brown Road. Festival visitors also enjoyed talented youth jazz buskers performing at six locations throughout the community.

Artistic Director

We want to thank Bill Runge who has contributed so much to this project. Bill as the artistic and musical director has worked closely with Mike to bring some of the best arrangements possible to this exciting project. Thanks Bill

Thank you Bill for making this such an amazing project.


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Call: 604.525.7825