The Jeff Turner Entertainment Group is Vancouver's premier full-service live music and entertainment international booking agency with many years of experience in the fields of artist representation, event services and corporate consulting.
The Jeff Turner Entertainment Group represents the finest musicians, DJs, comedians and specialty comedy acts, celebrity and headline acts, theatre acts, keynote speakers/MCs, spoken word artists/storytellers, actors, models, dancers and variety acts.
In addition to the artists seen on this site, the Jeff Turner Entertainment Group can also provide international, big name headliner/celebrity touring acts through our well developed contacts with agencies and management companies throughout the world. Don’t hesitate to ask if you would like to bring a headline act to your festival, theatre or corporate/private event. Check out our Headline Acts page here.
Jeff Turner has been booking live music and entertainment for a wide variety of events for many years. JTEG artists have appeared at hundreds of festivals, concert series, nightclubs and theatres throughout BC, across Canada and the US and throughout Asia and Europe.
In addition to representing touring acts, the Jeff Turner Entertainment Group also has an active roster of artists available for corporate/private events. Talk to JTEG first about adding entertainment to your conference, convention, business opening, corporate reception, office or private party, special event, product launch, marketing event or fundraiser. All styles of entertainment are available, whatever your taste.
The Jeff Turner Entertainment Group was nominated by the BC Touring Council in 2018, 2017 and 2010 as Agency of the Year and in 2004 by the Western Canadian Music Awards.
A division of JTEG, Jeff Turner Film was established in 2016.
JTEG is actively booking the Jerry turns 80, Jerry Granelli Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas, Tour 2021!!
Theatre presenters, Jerry turns 80 on Dec 30, 2020. Celebrate this show and this milestone as part of your 2021 programming!!!
In the meantime, enjoy Jerry's latest release on RareNoise Records, The Jerry Granelli Trio plays Vince Guaraldi & Mose Allison
Over the course of a career spanning six decades, drummer Jerry Granelli has worked with many of the greatest artists across the full spectrum of jazz and beyond. On The Jerry Granelli Trio Plays Vince and Mose, his rapturous new album for RareNoise, Granelli revisits two of his most indelible collaborations from the vantage point of the exploratory now.
Never one to dwell on the past, Granelli has long eschewed tribute projects or reprises of past glories. Two factors combined to change his mind on this remarkable occasion: the joy of delving into these extraordinary compositions with a modern urgency untouched by nostalgia; and his collaborators, both of whom share his expansive approach: pianist Jamie Saft and bassist Bradley Christopher Jones.
Jerry says "We've all had experiences playing so many different things, we all love the blues, whether we play them all the time or not, and we all love great songs, and these are really great songs."
Check out this recording here
And all things Jerry here
New at JTF ...
What's New with the Jeff Turner Film Licensing/Sync Roster?
Sons of Granville
The Sons of Granville's Canon in D featured prominently in the series finale of "You Me Her" released June 7th on Crave.
The 5 season series was produced in Vancouver. Billed as television's first "polyamorous romantic comedy," "You Me Her" centers on a couple whose waning sex life and a sequence of surprising turns are about to take their relationship in a direction neither could have imagined. An impulsive get-together between suburban husband
Jack and neophyte escort Izzy eventually spins into a whirlwind three-way affair involving Jack's wife Emma, who holds secrets of her own. The arrangement soon evolves
from a financial commitment into a meaningful romance with real consequences.
The band also appeared on screen as the wedding band and SOG leader Justin Brown dances like crazy at the reception in Season 5 Ep 10 "Home is Where the Flaming Heart Is" Check out this episode at Crave on Demand
Jeff Turner Film is thrilled to be working with the incredible Slam Poet and Singer Songwriter Gena Perala.
Gena Perala sees poetry in everything. She is the product of a Jewish mother, born and raised in the Bronx and a Canadian father, by way of Finland who left his home in Toronto at sixteen and joined a Carnival. Perala grew up as a Carny Kid touring all around Canada on the fringes of society with her family. Having spent her formative years with a traveling fair, Perala had the unique experience of being immersed in a counter culture full of grit and beauty. Perhaps this explains her comfort with the unusual and her astute lyrical insight into human nature and the world around us. She is a serial observationalist, loves real talk and believes in the DIY or DIE way of life. "Her writing is brilliant, incisive and funny yet somehow utterly mortal. The transitions from navel gazing pastiche to manic hope are perfectly conceived and executed." - Wildy's World
Gena Perala was cast as herself in a feature film entitled "Love Happens," starring Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart and was the winner of the "Rock the Vote" audio contest, winning $1500.00 for her poem expressing the importance of voting. Her full length album "Exactly Nowhere" is the inspiration and soundtrack for the independent film "Beyond Four Walls" currently in production and she recently released a down tempo electronic synth EP "Not Perfect," with accompanying visuals in 2019. Perala works with the youth in her community doing poetry workshops and has published three books of poems. She is currently releasing a pop covers project and has begun recording a new full length album of original material set for release sometime in 2021. Gena will be performing live stream concerts from her living room in the very near future.
"From the off it is obvious that Gena Perala has a certain thing about her, an eccentric poetic mind, a tinge of something strange, and a great uncontrollable creative streak. Having grown up traveling the carnival circuit, there's no shortage of explanation for this character, but it was the sheer frank sincerity of her lyricism that made her stand out to me. She is obviously unafraid to share her feelings, and unlike many musicians, she does it believably. She is like the bridge between anti-folk and pop, like a Canadian Emmy The Great, or Rae Morris with a bit of punk spirit in her. Basically, Gena is someone you want to be your friend, but you'll have to settle for her great music." - Thank Folk For That, Josh King
John Welsh & Los Valientes
Jeff Turner Film is very excited to represent John Welsh & Los Valientes for both live performance and licensing/sync opportunities.
John Welsh & Los Valientes began with the belief that music has the power to bring people together regardless of language, age or culture.
Blending upbeat rhythms from Latin, reggae, calypso and east coast Canadiana he began performing his unique style at college parties with strong support from the international student community
In 2018 the band's song "Sayulita" surpassed 600k streams on Spotify and garnered support from listeners all over Latin America. With performances from Edmonton, Alberta to Tijuana, Mexico the band has gained fans of all ages and cultures with their diverse sound and positive message. John Welsh & Los Valientes are currently hard at work on their next album and will be back on the road next spring.
"...a natural command of the stage combined with infectious toe-tapping songs that puts one in mind of sunny beaches and happy times. I think we could all use more music from John Welsh in our lives" - Michael Juk, CBC Vancouver Senior Producer
"This Spanish speaking Canadian musician is connecting fans worldwide with his band's brand of sunny world music" - The Playa Times, Playa Del Carmen, MX
And, Visit Mexico! Don't you think this awesome song Sayulita would be PERFECT encouragement to entice travellers to that awesome town once we are travelling again!!!
Check out their performance on the Burnaby Pride website on July 25th 6-9 PM. Performances by local artists, a TikTok dance challenge, music, drag and more.
Burnaby Pride is a collaborative community initiative. Their organizers include a number of community agencies in Burnaby that support LGBTQ2SIA+ individuals through a variety of programs and services as well as community members (LGBTQ2sia+ folk and Allies) who are part of the Pride community Action network (PCAN), a committee that helps plan Burnaby's Pride events.
Coming up at Frankie's Jazz Club ...
JTEG is thrilled that live music is gradually returning to our lives!!
Frankie's Jazz Club is Vancouver's home for live jazz and blues. Featuring local, national and international world class musicians.
For info on all upcoming shows at Frankie's and to make a reservation check out here
JTEG Artists on Tour ...
Jeff Turner Entertainment Group artists will be actively touring North America in the months and years to come.
The Jeff Turner Entertainment Group has had the pleasure of working with hundreds of festivals, concert series, arts councils, nightclubs and other venues since 1999. We work with presenters across Canada, the United States and overseas.
We represent the finest musicians (including tribute bands) , comedians and specialty comedy acts, keynote speakers, spoken word artists, DJs, actors, models/showgirls, dancers, and variety acts. Check out our full lineup of acts available for festivals, theatres, arts councils, clubs, etc here
In addition to the artists seen on this site, Jeff Turner Entertainment Group can also provide international, big name headliner/celebrity touring acts through our well developed contacts with agencies and management companies throughout the world. Don't hesitate to ask if you would like to bring a headline act to your festival, theatre of club event. Check out our Headline Acts page here.