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September 20, 2008

Willow Brocke Celebrates Smooth Jazz Release

Written by
cindy mcleod

jazz CD releases, Canada

Willow Brocke

Willow Brocke
CD Release Willow Brock
Saturday, September 20
Beat Niq, Calgary

Self-titled Album Features Calgary Jazz Greats

Calgary singer-songwriter Willow Brocke celebrates the release of her self-titled debut CD Willow Brocke on Saturday, September 20th at Beat Niq in Calgary.

The smooth jazz album features eight of Willow’s originals along with fresh arrangements of two cover tunes. Marking the sound are the catchy pop melodies, lush jazz harmonies and deep grooves, the album being described as reminiscent of jazz/pop/rock giants Steely Dan during the 1980’s.

Brocke has chosen a first-class roster to accompany her on both the album and for the CD release celebration, with leading Calgary jazz musicians including Aaron Young (guitar), Sheldon Zandboer (piano, keyboards), Rubim De Toledo (bass) and Jon May (drums), with background vocals contributed by Johanna Sillanpaa and Shannon Couture.

For more information visit www.beatniq.ca

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