This Concert is generously sponsored by
The Blue Pearl Foundation!
7:30 pm Concert – SOLD OUT!
9:15 pm Concert is a go!! – We have seats please 613-729-0693, leave your name, phone number and the number of tickets please.
Kate McGarry and Keith Ganz Duo Palooza
Friday April 1, 2016
Kate McGarry Vocal Workshop: Saturday April 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM – $25 click here for details
“McGarry’s unique musical gift is her ability to broadcast emotional transparency with undeniable and artless force. The singer one hears in McGarry’s work is gracious and endearing; she is vulnerable yet unbroken; she is always rapturous. With her musical and life collaborator, the guitarist Keith Ganz, McGarry has been forging a signature approach to standards and new compositions that is immediately fresh and very personal.” ~ Kurt Elling, Jazz Times Magazine
More concerned with the essence of a song than idiomatic limitations, vocalist Kate McGarry and guitarist Keith Ganz have managed to attract the attention of tomorrow’s jazz fans. Beyond their obvious affinity for swing, their eclectic repertoire ranging from Irving Berlin to The Cars, and her signature contralto convey a message with a crystal clarity that precludes the need for gimmick or effect. All that’s left is undeniably honest music that transcends the boundaries of age or genre.
“This duo has figured out how to create jazz arrangements of songs by Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Stephen Stills and Ric Ocasek without compromising either the jazz or the rock’n’roll. The substitute chords, elasticized rhythms and deconstructionist solos make this satisfying jazz, while the lyrics are delivered with such forceful urgency that it’s still satisfying rock’n’roll. The songs are transformed but never obscured.” ~ Geoffrey Himes, Best CDs of 2008
With six records including the Grammy nominated, If Less Is More Nothing Is Everything, as well as the critically acclaimed Girl Talk (produced by Ganz) she’s established herself as one of contemporary jazz’s most moving and enigmatic voices. Ganz brings the same authority with his guitar.
A North Carolina boy, Ganz has rigorously pursued his craft since moving to New York in 1998, playing around the world with the likes of Harry Connick Jr, Kurt Elling, Luciana Souza and many more. The couple relocated to Durham NC in 2009 and continue to enjoy teaching, traveling and performing across the globe.
Hailed as, “Astute and sensitive” by the New York Times, and “An exceptionally appealing blend of folk and jazz” by The Wall St. Journal. Not to be missed!