A Song for You: Remembering Shirley Horn
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Tickets $20 – cash at the door or call 613-729-0693 for advance purchase by credit card
Elise Letourneau – voice & piano
John Geggie – bass
Marilee Townsend – drums
Join Elise Letourneau (piano/vocals), John Geggie (bass), and Marilee Townsend (drums) for an evening of selections from Shirley Horn’s songbook. Although Shirley Horn (1934-2005) could swing as strongly as any straight-ahead jazz artist, her reputation rode on her exquisite ballad work. She was highly praised by Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, and Johnny Mandel for her musicianship and nearly incomparable independence and ability on the piano while singing.
“Elise Letourneau has the whole musical package – perfect time, perfect rhythm, perfectly in tune, the meaningful delivery of lyrics, improvisatory ideas, beautiful tone. Just pure talent.” – Barry Kernfeld, Ph.D., author of What to Listen For in Jazz and editor of The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz
Elise Letourneau is an accomplished performer, arranger, educator, and award-winning composer. She is the founding music director of Capital Vox Jazz Choir, which has been heralded as Canada’s first community jazz choir. Elise also established and directs Vox Eclectica Women’s Chamber Choir. With her background in classical, jazz, and contemporary styles, Elise brings a varied palette of sound and experience to her music. An associate composer of the Canadian Music Centre, her music has been sung by the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Canada’s National Youth Choir, the Toronto Children’s Chorus, the Cantiamo Children’s Choir, and others. She has performed with many internationally acclaimed musicians including Sheila Jordan, Oliver Lake, Janet Lawson, Bob Dorough, Paula Cole, Dan Haerle, and others. Elise received her music training at Humber College and Berklee College of Music.