parties & music - hosting & emceeing
I began hosting parties while based in Zurich, Switzerland. Then in Toronto in the late nineties I ran my own nightclub and hosted parties & events for brands and charities. After the release of “Cocktail Parties For Dummies” and a record deal with BMG things really took off. I found myself working for various companies wearing many hats. Emcee, hiring entertainment and stage managing, recommending venues, caterers and sometimes even finding sponsors for their events. Charities such as Covenant House, The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation and more. Some other clients include: Tim Hortons, HMV, Gillette, Smirnoff, The National Ballet of Canada, The Canadian Opera Company. Celebrities who have enjoyed Jaymz Bee events include: Timothy Leary, Jim Carrey, "Weird Al" Yankovic, and Canadian icons Al Waxman, Jack Layton and Mr. Dressup!
While I enjoy the challenge of a big corporate event or charity gala, I’m equally please to emcee a small event or take my salon to you! We arrive with singers, musicians, a tiny PA and as an added feature bonus: we can bring in a videographer to supply you with a short clip of highlights to share on social media.
I have 16 years of producing concerts and live to air shows for JAZZ.FM91 and have been the music director for Mark Breslin's NYE comedy extravaganza at Massey Hall. Other favourite venues include: Koerner Hall, Palais Royale, Lula Lounge, Hugh’s Room Live and Old Mill Toronto.
Whether it’s a marching band, any jazz combination - Puppeteer, Circus Acts, Models, Mentalist, Burlesque or Baloonatic, I bet I can find something to make your event - of any size - unforgettable…in a good way!
Contact me to inquire about your entertainment needs!