From a release:
JAZZ BY 3
Lara Solnicki, Fern Lindzon, Sinal Aberto with 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.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Doors 6pm, show at 7pm
$15 or $49 dinner package includes three course dinner and show.
Dinner reservations guarantee seating. 416 588 0307, lula.ca
TORONTO - Three ladies of jazz in one hot show - January 19, 2014 at Toronto's Lula Lounge.
LARA SOLNICKI 7 pm
"...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).
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. larasolnicki.com
FERN LINDZON 8:30 pm
"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."
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. fernlindzon.com
SINAL ABERTO FEATURING LUANDA JONES 10 pm
Sinal Aberto is an exciting Brazilian jazz quartet 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.
Featuring: Gord Sheard (keys and arrangements), George Koller (bass), Mark Kelso (drums) and Luanda Jones (vocals). sinalaberto.com luandajones.com