Jazz by 3 @ Lula Lounge
Lara Solnicki, Fern Lindzon and Sinal Aberto Featuring Luanda Jones
Three fabulous small jazz ensembles in one night! With Ted Quinlan, Gord Sheard and Mark Kelso. Each group features celebrated bassist George Koller.
“…One of the finest jazz singers to emerge on the Canadian scene…”
— Stanley Péan, host: Espace Musique/Radio Canada
A graduate of The Glenn Gould School/ Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto-born Lara Solnicki has been praised for her “beautiful voice, warm, grave and measured.” (Christophe Rodriguez, Le Journal de Montreal) and her “stylish and sensual interpretations of The Great American Songbook.” (Mark Rheaume, CBC).
Respected Wholenote jazz critic Stuwart Broomer celebrated Lara’s 2010 CD, A Meadow in December as an unusually compelling debut. The album continues to receive generous national airplay on radio stations across Canada including the CBC, Espace Musique/Radio Canada and Jazz FM.91. Solnicki’s much-anticipated sophomore CD, Whose Shadow? produced by multi-instrumentalist George Koller, is in the final stages of production.
Lara Solnicki’s debut at Lula features trio-band mates Ted Quinlan, guitar and George Koller, bass, in a colourful performance featuring orignials, standards and a preview of songs from the soon to be released second CD.
“Fern Lindzon is an engaging pianist and singer who brings an unassuming authority, an inquiring spirit and a natural grace to contemporary jazz.” – Mark Miller, jazz writer
JUNO Award nominee Fern Lindzon is a multi-faceted pianist/vocalist/composer with a technique that The WholeNote calls “intricate, yet commanding”, and her latest CD Two Kites, “breathtakingly beautiful.” Montreal critic Irwin Block writes that Fern is a “rare and fascinating talent”, and the Los Angeles Jazz Scene’s Scott Yanow describes her as having “a warm and haunting voice along with excellent technique on the piano and an adventurous spirit.” From Jobim to Norma Winstone, with stop-overs in Brazil, Eastern Europe and on Basin Street, Fern’s highly original arrangements fly gracefully on the winds of contemporary jazz.
Fern’s second CD, Two Kites (2011), with saxophonist Mike Murley, bassist George Koller and drummer Nick Fraser, was nominated for a 2012 JUNO Award as Vocal Jazz Album of the Year. It has also drawn admiring comments from the New York pianist Fred Hersch and the British singer Norma Winstone, as well as from reviewers for The WholeNote, Los Angeles Jazz Scene and several other publications.
Sinal Aberto featuring Luanda Jones
Sinal Aberto is an exciting Brazilian jazz quintet featuring outstanding musicians from Brazil and Canada. The group brings a jazz approach to a repertoire consisting of classic Brazilian songs by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Chico Buarque, Djavan, Pixinguinha, Cartola and others, as well as vibrant original compositions by band members Gordon Sheard and Luanda Jones.
Gord Sheard – Keys and arrangements
George Koller – Bass
Mark Kelso – Drums
Luanda Jones – Vocals
Jan 19th (Sunday)
1585 Dundas St W.
Admission: $15 or $49 dinner package includes three course dinner
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