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Apr 09

Friday, April 27 – Jaclyn Guillou Quartet

Emerging sensation, Jaclyn Guillou, is in demand from the jazz district of Manhattan, to stages across Canada and Europe.  As a lyricist, Jaclyn’s vocal phrasing is truly compelling and carefree:

Guillou puts a contemporary jazz spin on music steeped in tradition and thus makes old school become new cool, the sign of a true artist. The special singers that move from vocalist to artist are rare.” – criticaljazz.com

Jaclyn’s many influences include Joni Mitchell, who inspired this touching take of California from her album To The City.  The title track is a compelling 5:4 ballad that somehow magically feels like a waltz!

Her music is personal, polished and playful, setting the mood for a candid swing that permeates this release.

Guillou’s originals have the brassy, mellow glow of jazz standards as if they were plucked straight out of the vault and given a gently modern spin.” – Slocan Valley Current

Her voice is raw and emotional and it lingers long after the last note.

A tribute to her reputation across Canada, Jaclyn is performing with an absolute tour de force of the Toronto jazz scene:

  • Jaclyn Guillou – vocals
  • Adrean Farrugia – piano
  • Michael Davidson – vibraphone
  • Jim Vivian – bass
  • Ethan Ardelli – drums

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