Wednesday, August 8
Gates 6:30 pm, Show 7:30 pm
Since her debut album Stepping Out in 1993, Diana Krall has sold over 15 million albums worldwide. The jazz pianist and singer has won three Grammy Awards and eight Juno Awards, and the hit “Look of Love” was a #1 bestseller. Her most recent album Quiet Nights (2009) is an illustration of her maturity, with a Brazilian focus and sophisticated vocals. Claus Ogerman, who has worked with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Bill Evans, created arrangements for the album, adding a level of refinement to its mood and relaxed flow.
Denzal Sinclaire [DEN•zal], a fellow Canadian, is a multi-talented vocalist/pianist/percussionist/actor. Denzal Sinclaire is one of Canada’s most popular jazz vocalists and is ranked among the finest jazz singers of his generation. A graduate of McGill University's Jazz Performance program(Montreal, Canada), he possesses that rare ability to achieve, from the moment he steps on stage, a profound emotional interaction with his audience. His passionate and sincere delivery caresses every song he sings. He touches the listener with the purity of the message.
Denzal is a multiple Juno Award(Canada's Grammy Award) nominee, a recipient of the 2004 National Jazz Award for “Best Album”, four - time consecutive recipient of Jazz Report Magazine Award for Male Jazz Vocalist, and 2007 Choc Jazzman Award(France).