Brenda Lewis Quintet sponsored by Diva International

May 3, 2019 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

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“Her adept jazz sensibility (as well as her variegated alto voice) is beautifully displayed … Lewis is refreshingly fearless, committed and transparent in her approach and taste; her consummate vocal skill shines throughout” -Lesley Mitchell-Clarke, The WholeNote – CD Review for “Far & Near”

“Between Lewis’ always strong singing, expert choice of material, and a small group that delivers big, the thrill in this case comes entirely from the music.” -Mark Rheaume, CBC’s NEW MUSIC PICKS on CBC Fresh Air

Originally from the Ottawa region, Guelph-based jazz vocalist Brenda Lewis’ http://www.brendalewis.ca versatility garnered its roots in R&B, country blues, gospel and folk music in groups with Ian Molesworth (Hurt n’ Run), Eddie Douglas and Nonie Crete – and now, vocal harmonies partner Gayle Ackroyd. For over two decades, Lewis has been captivating audiences across Ontario with some of Canada’s cream of the jazz crop accompanying: Margaret Stowe, Tony Quarrington, Rosemary Galloway, Jeff Bird … In Toronto she has recently been featured in concert series at The Old Mill’s Home Smith Bar, The Jazz Bistro, 120 Diner, Musideum and Flying Beaver Pubaret – as well as in the McMichael Gallery’s Jazz Series, Merrickville’s Jazz Fest, Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival, 1000 Islands Jazz Festival, Guelph Jazz Festival, Arkell Schoolhouse, John Elliott Theatre and the Midland Cultural Centre, to name a few.

Brenda Lewis – vocals

Margaret Stowe – guitar

Andy Mcpherson – drums

This performance is part of the WOMEN IN JAZZ series, sponsored by DIVA INTERNATIONAL, makers of the Diva Cup

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