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
A versatile vocalist spanning jazz, R&B and roots music, the past year or so has seen Brenda Lewis wowing audiences in the 2018 Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival, The Breithaupt Brothers Come Home to Kitchener” at The Registry Theatre and her “25 Years of Singing” Celebration in Guelph Youth Music Centre’s Jazz Series. Originally from eastern Ontario, this year she has been inducted into the Brockville & Area Music and Performing Arts Hall of Fame. Brenda performs across Ontario, recently featured in The Old Mill’s Home Smith Bar, McMichael Gallery, Merrickville’s Jazz Fest, 1000 Islands Jazz Festival and Midland Cultural Centre, and her latest CD “Far & Near” has garnered rave reviews and airplay on JAZZ-FM, CBC and beyond.
Brenda Lewis – vocals
Margaret Stowe – guitars
John Zadro – piano
Jeff Bird – upright bass, harmonica, mandolin
Andy Macpherson – drums, percussion


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

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