Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 8:30PM
Jazzcast n’ Joy
Featuring Alexis Baro, Jay Douglas, Drew Jurecka, Alex Pangman, Denielle Bassels, Eliana Cuevas and Jeremy Ledbetter Trio as Musical Director
Advance $20.00 / Door $25.00 *
JUNO nominated trumpet player Alexis Baro was born into a musical family in Havana, Cuba. Classically trained, he took up the trumpet at the age of age 8 and completed his musical education receiving a teaching certification at the prestigious Amadeo Roldán Music Conservatory in Havana. He moved to Canada in 2001 and has been wowing Canadian jazz fans ever since.
An engaging and fiery performer whose music knows no boundaries, Canadian pianist Jeremy Ledbetter has made a career from travelling the far-flung corners of the globe in search of the most fascinating and unique musical ideas out there, then seamlessly integrating them into his work as a pianist, composer, and producer.
Proudly known as ‘Canada’s Sweetheart of Swing’, Juno Nominee Alex Pangman’s natural vocal abilities and deep appreciation for the classic jazz era have earned her a place in our nation’s heart. Alex is also a host on Jazzcast.ca with her show Swing Set.
Eliana Cuevas has grown into an accomplished singer-songwriter and bandleader with unlimited colours in her compositional and lyrical palette. Among her honours are the National Jazz Award for Latin Jazz Artist of the Year (2009), a nomination for Best World Music Solo Artist at the Canadian Folk Music Awards (2008) and a Toronto Independent Music Award for Best World Music Artist (2007).
Drew Jurecka is a Toronto-based accomplished violinist who is comfortable in many genres. He has spent the last ten years playing jazz, pop, rock and other contemporary styles in Toronto. Though violin is his primary instrument, he also works frequently as a performer and recording sideman on viola, saxophone, clarinet and mandolin.
Denielle Bassels is a rising star on the Canada jazz scene. Her whimsical brand of music is a caravan of jazz manouche, blues, folk, with a tinge of pop, all wrapped in an innovative and scintillating package. Already an award-winning artist for the song “Cool Cool Water” from her 2017 album What About Wool Wishbags, Bassels garnered the Grand Prize in the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Competition, for Jazz.
Jay Douglas first took to the stage in Montego Bay, Jamaica many years ago as youth. With over 45 years of showmanship, he has developed a wide-ranging repertoire of American blues, West Indian rhythms, jazz standards, fancy footwork, and plenty of stage charisma and is a two-time Juno nominee.
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