Jokela & Vogan


Ben Jokela on piano and Garth Vogan on bass are versatile, veteran musicians of the southern Ontario scene.  They have each independently played with countless bands and artists over many years of touring, theatre work, showbands, and sessions. 

Their likeminded musical sensibilities brought them together to form this duo playing an eclectic selection of jazz, latin, rock, pop and funky grooves.

They specialize in creating an atmosphere of pleasing sounds while maintaining artistic integrity with structured improvisation and musical exploration.  Their large repertoire includes many familiar standards and favourites mixed with some beautiful obscurities and some original material.

They can be seen often on Wednesday evenings at their residency at the beautiful Manhattans Bistro in Guelph.

Their debut album - paperless - is named as an homage to the way they play for hours, often taking requests, but rarely looking at a piece of paper.

Consider Jokela & Vogan for your

cocktail party, wedding reception

or corporate function.





WED, NOV 26, 2014 - 6:30pm
Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club
951 Gordon St. Guelph

WED, DEC 3, 2014 - 6:30pm
Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club
951 Gordon St. Guelph

FRI, DEC 12, 2014 - 7:00pm
Getaway Restaurant at Georgian Downs Slots Casino
Innisfil, ON

WED, DEC 17, 2014 - 7:00pm
with Charlie Cooley on drums
Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club
951 Gordon St. Guelph



“Thank you once again for being the part of the event.  The music was very well received by our customers as well as our team here.  I ended up giving away all of your cds after the event and wished I had more. We are all very happy with the music!” - Farmbro Inc.

Thank you so much for creating a special ambiance with your music at our wedding! We appreciate the care and thoughtfulness that you put into the music and your performance through our reception and ceremony. We thoroughly enjoyed it and so did our guests! You are true professionals with great instincts and creativity. We look forward to catching more of your live performances in the future!” - Blair (bride).

“I just wanted you to know that the 2 CDs, Wintersday and Paperless are timeless and so well done that if they were vinyl , I would have already worn the 2 out by now.

EXCELLENT, LOVE IT.” - Steve (Fan).