Add Live Music to your Wedding or Special Occasion!

Photos: Grandview Photography

“Live Music – Sparkling Atmosphere


Ernie Kalwa

and his Trio or Quartet

Add elegant Live Jazz to your
Ceremony or Reception
for a warm and personal touch
and enjoy
lasting musical memories!


Audio Room – Listen to our new CD!

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Live Music is Best!


Listen now
on YouTube to
An Interview with Ernie Kalwa
on “The Grand” 92.9FM Radio
originally aired on
September 18, 2014
(half-hour program)

Breaking News! Listen now to  
the Ernie Kalwa Jazz Quartet
on CJRT JAZZ.FM 91.1 on 
“Host your own Radio Show” 
originally aired on 
Sunday October 30, 2011, 10pm 
(half-hour program)

Read all about Ernie Kalwa
profiled in the 

Wellington Advertiser, Inside Wellington
April 2, 2010


Breaking News! 
Ernie Kalwa 
profiled in the 
Elora Arts Council 
Communique Newsletter
October 2010  

Courtesy: Elora Arts Council

Breaking News! 
Ernie Kalwa profiled on
October 2010  

Courtesy: Guelph Arts Council

The Autumn Leaves - Ernie Kalwa Quartet

The Ernie Kalwa Quartet

DEBUT CD Release – 2006

Autumn Leaves

Autumn is a time of vibrant colours.  Vibrant too are the colours of
Jazz.  For the first time on CD, Ernie Kalwa and his Quartet make their
debut with this popular collection of jazz standards.  Having played
professionally throughout Ontario for over fifteen years, they’ve
assembled some of their favourite requests into an enjoyable mix of
Swing, Latin, and a ballad thrown in for good measure.  Timeless
classics create the perfect programme and a sparkling atmosphere for any

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Performing ballads, bossa-novas,
and up-tempo swing tunes
in a variety of settings:

Duo, Trio, or Quartet

For your listening enjoyment
as the main attraction
a sparkling refined atmosphere.

Appearing soon at a distinguished venue near you.

Over 25 years experience!
Serving Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo,
Cambridge, Fergus, and Elora.
We also travel anywhere in Ontario
and beyond to play for your social event.

Audio Room – Listen to our new CD!

Photo Gallery – See us in action!


Ernie Kalwa Saxaphone

*** Testimonials ***

“Ernie Kalwa played at our wedding in February 2023.
His knowledge and passion for music was evident right away.
He was very professional and provided extensive song lists to choose from.
We continue to hear from guests about how much they enjoyed the jazz music.
He made our wedding ceremony and reception so special and magical!
Thank you again for helping make our day so special!
Kind Regards, –Lindsay and Patrick 2023

“We want to thank you and your wonderful team
for providing such beautiful music for our wedding.
It was such a perfect day, made even more perfect with your performance.
Everyone enjoyed themselves and complimented our choice in band.
So a huge thank-you for helping to make our day the absolute best!”
— Bonnie and Phil, 2013

 “Dear Ernie, Thanks to you and the band
for making our Gala really sparkle!
Keep in touch…”
— Fred, 2013

“Thanks so much for playing at our wedding ceremony.
Everything sounded wonderful,
and I loved that you were able to find
the music for Vivaldi’s ‘Spring.’
I really appreciate your gift of the CD!
I’m listening to it right now, actually. It’s great!  🙂
Keep up the great work, band!
— Caitlyn (Fergus), 2013

“Thanks so much for playing.
We had an awesome time and I know that
some of that was due to your outstanding music :-)”
— Monica and Rastko, 2010

“We really enjoyed your music.
We heard a lot of compliments from the guests.
Some said it was the best wedding they have ever attended.
You did a great job!”
— Terry (father of the bride), 2010

“Thanks so much Ernie and the Trio
for your performance at our Wedding.
You certainly added value to the whole ceremony
and to the ambiance of the reception.
We had numerous comments about the class
your band added to our special day.”
— Jerry and Judy, 2010

“Thanks for making our Special Day Perfect!”
— Dawson and Maureen, 2009

“Thank you so much for adding to our wonderful day.
Our guests enjoyed your music so much
they didn’t want it to end. All the best.”
— Cindy and Lloyd, 2008

“Thank you for providing the soundtrack
to our Special Day!”
— Rae and Peter, 2008

“Thank you so much to you and your band
for playing such great music at our Wedding.
You really made the night special!”
— Kristin and Paul, 2006

“You did a fabulous job providing the music,
the atmosphere really, for our ceremony and cocktail hour.
Many guests commented on how great the music was…
it sounded lovely and really set the mood for the ceremony.”
— Diane and Chris, 2007

“Thank you for a great day at our wedding!
Your group sounded FANTASTIC!
We heard many wonderful comments
and appreciated working with you.”
— Joy and Jenn, 2006

Well done! The music was great.
You pleased young and old alike!
— Jasmine, 2006

I just wanted to say thanks
for the music of your quartet
at my retirement party.
I really appreciate you being part of the celebration!
— Jim, 2006

“Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day perfect.
Our guests all raved about your music and we loved every note.
Thanks again!”
— Deborah & Oliver, 2004

“Jazz m’Tazz… You razzle-dazzled the day!
Bodies swing and sway,
as you play…
and all that JAZZ!”
— Donna, 2003

*** Watch for The ELORA JAZZ FESTIVAL… coming soon ***

For bookings, call or email:

The Ernie Kalwa Trio/Quartet
P.O. Box 2896
Elora, Ontario  N0B 1S0
Phone/Fax 519-846-9663
References available on request.