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February 19, 2008

Calgary Vocalist Rob Young Releases Debut CD

Written by
cindy mcleod

jazz CD releases, Canada

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CD Release – Jazz
Rob Young
In the Key of Frank
Feb 21-23
Beat Niq, Calgary

Beat Niq Club Owner Takes to the Stage for Celebrations

Calgary jazz club and restaurant owner Rob Young steps out from behind the scenes and onto the stage in celebration of the release his debut CD, In the Key of Frank Thurs., Feb. 21 to Sat., Feb. 23 at his Beat Niq Jazz & Social Club.

Singer Young will be joined for the performances by the Big Beat Band, an ensemble of some of the city’s top players (who also appear on the album) including: Gerry Hebert (sax, flute, clarinet), Al Muirhead (trumpet, flugelhorn), Dave Reid (trombone) Simon Fisk (bass), John DeWaal (drums), Derek Stoll (piano) and Keith Smith (guitar). In the Key of Frank features 16 fresh arrangements of classic songs made familiar by such singers as Frank Sinatra, as the title infers.

Rob Young is a long-time music supporter in the city, presenting weekly jazz at the upstairs Pic Niq Bistro, which features vocalists in duo formats, and downstairs at Beat Niq Jazz & Social Club, showcasing regional and international ensembles. Alongside his busy restaurant business Young has been developing his career as a singer, appearing at the club and in private engagements. He has built a solid fan base for his crooning style and his swinging band. Tickets are $15 and are available by calling 263-1650.

for more info visit www.beatniq.com

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