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Groove Marmalade is the ultimate dance band in the GTA featuring a vast repertoire which includes the old school hits from the 50s and 60s, the retro hits from the 70s and 80s, current Top 40, and even Latin and Caribbean dance music.

They really put on a show

Groove Marmalade’s sexy appearance and killer stage presence makes them a full entertainment experience, differentiating them from other dance bands. While most acts have one front person, they have three! They are professional entertainers who know how to work a crowd AND do choreography!

Like a DJ

This band doesn’t stop between songs, playing continuous music to keep the dance floor grooving. The driving rhythm section, the saxophone, and the three singers (Jay, Shannon, and Janelle) can’t be beat.

Custom made for your needs

Groove Marmalade’s versatility extends beyond just the repertoire. This band can come in many different formations from a nine-piece superband (great for large events) to a more compact 5 or 6 piece ensemble (how you see us in the clubs). Our goal is to meet your entertainment needs.


Groove Marmalade has been entertaining audiences since it’s establishment in 2009, in Toronto Canada. They are directed by Jay Vazquez, of


“After hearing Groove Marmalade play live at a pub, we hired them as a band of 7 musicians to play at our outdoor wedding in August 2019. Jay, the band leader, was super easy to work with, always replying promptly to our questions and emails. He understood the type of music we wanted and selected songs that kept our guests on the dance floor all night long. He accommodated our special requests, even when they were last minute and took care of all the set up details so we didn’t have to worry. We loved their versatility to play all genres (from rock and roll, to pop, to top 40, and even salsa and bachata songs) and their ability to entertain in English, Spanish and even Portuguese! They played song after song, without stopping to ensure the party vibe was maintained. Although we had a DJ to entertain between live sets, our wedding would not have been the same without the band. The live music really make a huge difference and so many of our guests commented that it was a wedding to remember. Thank you to Jay and his talented musicians for helping to bring our wedding vision to life!”
-Olga & Sébastien