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July 9, 2007

Jazz Vocals this Weekend at the Cellar

Written by
cindy mcleod

Rebecca Jenkins
Friday, July 13
Cellar Jazz, Vancouver

Vocalist Rebecca Jenkins Returns to the Cellar

Renowned Canadian singer and and actor Rebecca Jenkins will be appearing at the Cellar this Friday, July 13th with her quintet featuring Joel Bakan (guitar),Bill Abbott (saxophones), Bruce Meikle (bass), and Liam MacDonald (drums).

The return engagement at the Vancouver club is her first since Jenkins sold-out performance this past April, when the singer released her latest CD Blue Skies, a delightful mix of jazz standards done in the mainstream tradition, to a sold-out audience of fans.

Jenkins burst onto the Canadian film scene with her best actress Genie Award-winning performance as a 1940s jazz singer in Anne Wheeler’s Bye Bye Blues (the soundtrack was released by Warner Bros. as an album). Her soulful and charismatic singing and acting in that film launched a career that has included numerous critically-acclaimed and award-winning roles in Canadian and American film and television. As a singer, Jenkins toured and recorded as back-up vocalist with the Parachute Club and Jane Siberry. Over the years she has performed original and other material, including the jazz repertoire, in front of symphony orchestras, on radio shows, at music festivals, on compilation albums, at clubs and concert halls, and for film and television soundtracks.

for more info visit www.rebeccajenkins.ca

Friday, July 13
Rebecca Jenkins in Quintet
Rebecca Jenkins (vocal), Joel Bakan (guitar),Bill Abbott (saxophones), Bruce Meikle (bass), Liam MacDonald (drums)
Cellar Jazz, Vancouver

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