Heather Bambrick in concert for Performing Arts Lakefield
by Christina Millington
The sound of jazz filled the Bryan Jones Theatre at Lakefield College School on a crisp winter evening Jan. 20, in a concert presented by Performing Arts Lakefield.
Jazz singer Heather Bambrick entertained her audience not only with her vocal abilities alongside talented instrumentalists; but also channelled her native St. Johnís, Newfoundland humour, engaging the audience between sets with laughter echoing throughout the theatre.
Bambrick, host of Jazz FM radio on the CBC radio network and jazz vocal teacher at the University of Toronto (UofT) manages to balance her many trades as a musician with the help of a talented group of musical entertainers who compliment her vocal stylingís perfectly; Chase Sanborn, trumpet and flugelhorn, Mark Kiesswetter, pianist, Mike McClennan, bass and Daniel Barnes on drums.
Heather has also performed at the Lakefield Jazz Festival and three years prior performed with Guido Basso, a jazz musician from Montreal, at the Jazz Performing Arts Lodge (PAL) festival in Markham.
A sound check before guests were welcomed into the theatre had Bambrick and her talented entourage encouraging one anotherís instrumental talents as well as their comedic side, a humourous start to an evening of fine entertainment.
Bambrick and band performed two sets of jazz numbers, one which featured the unique sound from Sanbornís flugelhorn.
Bambrick encouraged her band mates to showcase their talents one-by-one and she would chime in with her vocals.
To hear more from Bambrick you can tune into Jazz FM every morning at 6 a.m. for an educated jazz experience.
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