WHO ARE THE DIRECTORS ?
The musicians within the band are all first rate. They have been the recipients of Juno awards and have worked with numerous artists and producers including: Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Sophie Milman, Nikki Yanofsky , Phil Ramone, Count Basie Orchestra, Randy Bachman, Chris Botti, Chick Corea, ManhattanTransfer, Ray Anderson, Dizzy Gillespie, Mel Torme , Nathalie Cole, Gino Vanelli and Frank Sinatra Jr.
Julia Balit is an Rnb vocalist originally from Montreal, Quebec . Following her graduation...
Paul is a welcomed asset to The Directors for multiple reasons. His mastered abilities...
David Ryshpan is a Canadian pianist, composer, and arranger. Born in Toronto, he developed...
Richard is the newest member to THE DIRECTORS. Performance credits include: Julie Lamontagne,...
Concordia University trumpet professor, Mike Cartile has been playing for many years. Born and...
ABOUT THE DIRECTORS
In addition to their long list of private and corporate performances….
- In 2009, THE DIRECTORS were cast in the Golden Globe and 7- Genie award winning, Oscar Nominated film, “Barney’s Version (2010)”, starring Dustin Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Minnie Driver and Rosamund Pike.
- In 2012, they were recipients for the award of BEST CANADIAN EVENT ENTERTAINER at the CANADIAN SPECIAL EVENTS.
- In 2013, they appeared alongside the cast of The HBO series The Sopranos in the Nickelodeon film, “Nicky Deuce”.
- In 2013, they were commissioned to record a full-length soundtrack for the Independent film “Healing Magdalene” which was shown at Film Festivals across North America and garnered several awards .
- THE DIRECTORS have shared the spotlight with Thelma Houston, Sister Sledge, Gloria Gaynor, Nikki Yanofsky, Jully Black and Montreal’s Jonas.
Detailed attention to song choice selections, creative musical arrangements , customized set lists , accommodating reputation and first class customer service have made them the entertainment of choice by :
The Right Honorable Paul Martin
The Montreal English School Board
The Lester B Pearson School board
The Montreal Children’s ABC Ball
The Farha Foundation
The Ottawa Infinity Convention Center
Ride for Life
St Andrew’s Society of Montreal
St Patrick’s Society of Montreal
City of Cote St Luc
The East Foundation
The Ritz Carlton 100th Anniversary
The Nakiss Group
The Nacos Group
Serendipity point Films
Prince Albert of Monaco
Atmosphere Event Communications
Mega Group inc.
Mariners House of Montreal
Bristol Myers Squibb
Leading Edge Alliance
North American Irish Dance Championships
And many other reputable companies and organizations….
- The Local Herald article by Bram Eisenthal, March 2012
- Canadian Jewish News article by Heather Solomon
- Canadian Free Press article by Nick Patch (featured on CTV.ca, msn, yahoo, ETALK and other popular media websites.)
- CBC HOMERUN SHOW interview with David Gutnick
- Ric Peterson Show featuring Abe Hefter interview
- Panoram Italia article by Laura Casella
- Montreal Suburban article by Mike Cohen
CONTACT THE DIRECTORS to discover the many live entertainment music packages available for weddings, corporate events, galas and fundraisers.