: It's Brenda Lewis & Gayle Ackroyd 's 6th Annual "Lesser-known Christmas Gems and Faves" Concert! Special Guests: Laura Bird, and, Marilyn Alexander
This versatile duo's sweet n' sassy vocal harmonies will take you on a journey of holiday cheer through 1930s to 1960s Pop and jazz - to more recent rock, R&Bc, country, folk and bluegrass. And some mighty fine originals written by Gayle!
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or $20 at the door (*cash only)
Brenda Lewis â âHer adept jazz sensibility is beautifully displayed; her consummate vocal skill shines throughout â(The WholeNote). A seasoned jazz vocalist, this past year saw Brenda featured in her â25 Years of Singingâ Celebration in GYMCâs Series, Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival, &, âThe Breithaupt Brothers Come Home to Kitchenerâ at The Registry. Recently presented by Home Smith Bar, Jazz Room. Jazz Bistro, Niagara Jazz Festâs âTwilight Jazzâ Series, McMichael Gallery, Merrickvilleâs Jazz Fest, & ,1000 Islands Jazz Fest, her latest CD, âFar & Nearâ garnered airplay on JAZZ-FM and CBC. Lewisâ music career began in the roots / R&B genres. She quickly became a regular regionally in Arkell Schoolhouse Gallery Concert Series, Hillside Festival and more. Her 6-year music partnership with Gayle Ackroyd marks a return to those music genres.
Gayle Ackroyd â A guitar slinger and blues singer, Ackroyd âbelts out the blue-eyed soul with intense energy, grit, and class all at the same timeâ (Lenny Stoute, Toronto Star). Originally from Brampton, Gayle has been writing and making music since her teens. Her identity has always been firmly planted in folk/roots, country, and blues. A graduate of Oakvilleâs Sheridan College Musical Theatre Program, she has performed onstage with many greats, including Jeff Healey, Jack DeKeyser, and Amanda Marshall. A recipient of a Toronto Arts Council Songwriting Grant to live in Nashville. Gayle and her husband co-run âGibson Musicâ school.
: December 8th, 2018 at 7:30pm
: December 8th, 2018 at 9:30pm
: ANAF Club 344 Guelph
: 32 Gordon Street