Here are several opportunities to catch Double A Jazz perform in and around Toronto
Welcome to www.doubleajazz.com!
Double A Jazz features a swinging combination of guitarists, bassists, saxophonists, keyboardists, pianists, drummers, and vocalists (both male and female).
Double A Jazz can perform as a duo, trio, quartet or quintet, filling any room with their sweet jazz sounds. Double A Jazz specializes in providing top notch Live Jazz for your corporate event or weddings.
Double A Jazz is also able to bring Live Jazz to your bar, lounge or restaurant.
We take pride in ensuring that we create an sophisticated atmosphere for your Event. We ensure that your event will be stress-free and well organized. So sit back, relax, and leave things to us!
Double A Jazz features over 50 musicians, thus we are able to handle multiple bookings at the same time.
When we're not hosting a private event, we are performing at various locations around Southern Ontario! Come join us for Brunch on Sundays at DeSotos or open mic on Thursday nights at DeSotos.
If the date you interested in looks booked remember that we are able to handle multiple bookings at the same time. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthony Abbatangeli : Guitar
Anthony formed Double A Jazz in 2002. Anthony has been playing guitar in a variety of ensembles for the past 35 years ranging from Folk to Rock and Blues to Jazz. He has been performing in bars, lounges, restaurants, as well as weddings and boat cruises around Toronto. Anthony received a Music Degree from York University and is a certified teacher with the Toronto District School Board. His guitar playing emits influences such as Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, Pat Metheny, and Jim Hall.
Anthony plays guitars made by Epiphone, D'Angelico, Ibanez, Fender, G & L and Haywire Custom Guitars. Anthony uses amplifiers made by JazzKat, Polytone and Fender.
Double A Jazz hosts Sunday Live Jazz Brunch at DeSotos on Sundays from 11 am until 2 pm.
Check this month's schedule for details.
Anthony is also the host of Thursday night's Open Mic at DeSotos.
DeSotos is located at 1079 St. Clair Ave West.
Double A Jazz has provided live Music for many Corporate Events over the past 15 years. Here is a highlighted list of Corporate Clients past and present.
Korry's Men's Clothiers
Pepsi Bottling Corporation
Toyota of Canada
Volkswagen of Canada
Loblaws (group of companies)
Federal Liberal Party of Canada
Mercedes Benz of Canada
Co operators Insurance
Bank of Montreal
Toronto Blue Jays
Double A Jazz performs for an average of 50 weddings per year. Each Wedding is unique and special. Have Double A Jazz help make your special day unique.
Standard Jazz is most commonly used during Cocktail Receptions. Double A Jazz can provide a solo performer or a duo, trio or quartet to set the ambiance for you party.
Anthony has also constructed a special "Jazz Ceremony" repertoire that can make your special day stand out.
We are happy to accommodate special song requests as well
Double A Jazz has a long history of creating an atmosphere in Restaurants bars and lounges.
Here is a short list of Restaurants, Bars and Lounges that Double A Jazz has had the pleasure to perform in.
The Doctor's House
Black Birch Restaurant
The Big Ragu
Double A Jazz has had the privilege to participate in many Music Festivals including:
Toronto Jazz Festival
Taste of Little Italy
Burlington Music Festival
St. Clair Street Festival
Double A Jazz has also worked in conjunction with Entertainment companies to put on events including:
S-4 (Sound Sensation Show Solutions)
ESG Show Services
Double A Jazz has also worked in conjunction with Caterers to put on events including:
Double A Jazz has also worked in conjunction with Hotel Chains to put on events including:
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A sample of Double A Jazz Music
It is my pleasure to recommend you, you and your company can demonstrate your ability to provide professional entertainment when working with ESG Show Services here at the Liberty Grand.
I just wanted to thank you and Anthony for your professionalism and for securing a great trio. Everyone had a fabulous time!
Good Morning Anthony,
We were delighted that the trio was ale to attend and put on such an enjoyable presentation. It was very much appreciated by everyone. Certainly if we have another opportunity to look for a jazz group, I have you address and will be in touch.
Please extend my thanks to the other members.
Thanks again for your work on Friday night! You guys were fantastic! We got so many comments about how great you guys were!
I will definitely keep you in mind for any upcoming events!
Just wanted to thank you again for playing at my mother’s party on Wednesday night. Your band was fantastic. I had so many people commenting on how good you were, and what a great repertoire you played. I couldn’t agree more. You were not only good musicians, but also real professionals. Thanks for making the party a success.
Hi Anthony. On behalf of myself and my family, I would like to say a big Thank You for a wonderful day. The music was just perfect for the occasion and as you know, everyone loved it. I will definitely keep you in mind for future events and I will definitely recommend you to anyone looking for musical talent.
Janice F. Ajax
You did a great job at the engagement party and my whole family was impressed. I would definitely recommend you to
my friends in the future.
All the best,
Renessa B, Richmond Hill
Betty and I want you to know the feedback we have
received since yesterday. Sure everyone wants to comment on the venue, the food the happy couple, etc. BUT people needed to comment on the wonderful music by those "talented gents." Without exception, they thoroughly enjoyed your performance and had to comment on our wise selection. Please do not thank me for we must thank you for helping make our party be that much special.
Super job Anthony.
Jeff S. Richmond Hill
I just wanted to thank you for the evening.
A good time was had by all! And a number of individuals
asked me to pass on their compliments.
Vickie W. Caledon
Thank you to you and your fellow musicians Anthony. Your music added a wonderful atmosphere to our gathering and I appreciate how professional and talented you and your group are.
Diane C. San Francisco, California
Thank you!!! The music was absolutely beautiful, everyone commented. Thanks so much for everything.
Sara H. Toronto
We enjoyed the music very much and are excited at the prospect of working with you again.
Mona T. Missisauga
"When I started doing my Client Appreciation Luncheons annually, I knew I had to keep everyone entertained with some good music. After I found the Double A Jazz band, I never had to look anywhere else. They play great jazz and provide an extra element of fun during their set. They are both creative and professional, and I would recommend them to anyone."
Jaymie/Cynthia, Richmond Hill, Ontario
I enjoyed Sunday Jazz Brunch
very much.... great music and great "Shirred Eggs
Your live performances are laid back and cool just like the jazz music that you play. I enjoyed listening to your CD and have highly recommended it to my friends.
Helen A. Toronto
Dude ... I LOVE the new Double A Jazz stuff you're doing. You're doing everything right with this band.
Eric P, Toronto
Can't wait to see and hear your band again !
Sarah W., Toronto
Just wanted to drop you a line and thank you so much for playing at our event. We have had lots of great comments and how everyone enjoyed the event and the music. I am a huge fan of jazz and I think you guys were just perfect, exactly what I was looking for! I will be giving you a call for sure for our next event.
Sarah L., Toronto
Thanks, the guys were great at our last catering event. We will definitely be calling you agiain.
It was nice listening to your music this morning! Your music is great that really made me feel that the world is still fine with such tunes that you play involving the listerners' emotions. It was such a nice thing to start a Sunday with.
Chaker K, Toronto
Anthony with Double A Jazz was the perfect choice for our small(ish) restaurant wedding. He was totally accommodating and patient with us as this was the first time we were hiring professional musicians. We even asked him to cue up a song at a very specific point in the ceremony and he nailed it! They created the perfect atmosphere and many of the guests said what a lovely addition the band was to our special day. On top of the fact that they are very skilled musicians, Anthony made sure all of our A/V needs were met. They went above and beyond! I am so grateful to Anthony and would hire him again in a heartbeat.
Send me an email and let me know that you coming to an upcoming Live Event. I will look out for you.
jazz guitar workshop
Have you ever wanted to join a local Jazz Jam but didn't have the confidence to jump in?
Have you ever wanted to play in a Jazz Trio or Quartet but didn't know where to start ?
Are you thinking of auditioning for a College or University Level Jazz Program and don't know where to begin ?
You are in Luck !!! This is the workshop for you !!
Have you already started on your path to learning Jazz Standards but found yourself getting bogged down with technical etudes and complicated Jazz jargon ?
Have you left classes or lessons more confused than when walked in ?
This workshop can help rekindle your love of playing Jazz Standards without the jargon and confusion.
Workshop A is designed for musicians looking for a strategy for learning Jazz Standards. I will show you how to play the melody, accompany other musicians, and use the melody as the basis for a simple improvisation.
No one starts to play Jazz Guitar for the etudes or technical studies. We all want to play those great songs from The Great American Songbook. We want to confidently improvise and play with other musicians.
If you agree with these statements, this is the workshop for you.
You will learn 3 Jazz Standards in 2 hours. Participants will be given all necessary materials, and will walk away with a strategy for learning Jazz Standards that can then be applied to other songs.
There will be no more than 6 participants in each workshop. I am limiting the number of participants to ensure that you are receiving the attention you need to solidify the techniques discussed in this workshop.
Participants should have basic awareness of Jazz as well as a rudimentary knowledge of scales and chords.It would be helpful if students have iReal Pro, however this is not absolutely necessary. This workshop is guitar-centric, however, other musicians can also benefit from these techniques.
Workshop A will be offered on two possible dates. Sign up for either September 18 or 25. Workshop B, a follow-up to this workshop, will be offered later this fall.