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May 14, 2006

Vancouver Quintet Pays Tribute to Rosemary Clooney

Written by
cindy mcleod

Canadian jazz concert

Vancouver’s Lorraine Foster Pays Tribute to Rosemary Clooney

Vancouver is in for a treat as vocalist Lorraine Foster takes the stage with her Quintet to pay tribute to the great Rosemary Clooney at the Cellar Jazz club tonight. Foster is joined by Miles Black (piano), Rene Worst (bass), Graham Boyle (drums), and Tom Keenleyside for this special Mother’s Day event.

Foster began singing in her late teens with the Art Hallman Orchestra, which allowed her the freedom to craft her own style of vocal purity, and armed with a formidable repertoire, Lorraine started touring nationally as a soloist.

For several years, her home base was Montreal where Lorraine took time to have a family. She continued to headline at all the top venues and was a staple at the legendary Biddles, as well as a favorite for frequent radio and television appearances.

In Toronto, Lorraine was regarded as one of the city’s finest jazz vocalists. She performed in major hotels and jazz clubs, and venues such as the DuMaurier Jazz Festival,

Having conquered the East, Lorraine decided in 1991 to take the West, and moved her base to Vancouver where she joined another legend, Dal Richards and his orchestra where she stayed for 11 years, while headlining Vancouver’s hottest venues, the Alma Street Cafe, Rossini’s, O’Doul’s and the Cotton Club. She took Vancouver by storm and continues to perform at festivals, private functions and Jazz clubs. Lorraine has recorded with the legendary Linton Garner and the incomparable Oliver Jones.

Lorraine’s live performances are filled with depth, passion and versatility. A staple of the Canadian Jazz scene, Lorraine Foster has come to be recognized and loved as Canada’s foremost lady of Jazz.

Sunday, May 14, 2006
Lorraine Foster Quintet
w / Miles Black (piano), Rene Worst (bass), Graham Boyle (drums), Tom Keenleyside
Cellar Jazz / Vancouver

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