Wave and Friends

Wave posterSaturday May 17, 2014
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Tickets: $15 
Just a few tickets left!  please call us at 613-729-0693.

Wave consists of vocalist Jerry Sociedade, pianist Ginny Simonds, and bassist Chris Thompson. Joining Wave for this performance will be special guests and good friends David Glover on sax and Lu Frattaroli on drums. David previously joined Wave for its performance during the 2013 Merrickville Jazz Festival, and Lu previously joined Wave when it was the host band for a JazzWorks Jam Session.

Wave will be playing a number of bossa novas and other Brazilian rhythms by Antonio Carlos (Tom) Jobim and other great composers in the original Brazilian style. These include familiar songs, as well as beautiful songs rarely heard outside Brazil. Jerry sings most of these in Portuguese, which is his mother tongue. Wave will also be playing a number of jazz standard swing tunes made great by vocalists Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, and others.

What audience members have said:

“You had a wonderful groove and happy energy on stage and sounded really good.” (Karen Oxorn, jazz vocalist)

“Your playing all melds together into one great sound that envelopes us and keeps us floating on a cloud!”

“(We) thoroughly enjoyed Wave. I LOVE your music. (Brazilan) rhythms are wonderful and uplifting. It’s clear you’re all accomplished musicians. Look forward to seeing you again.”

Wave has performed in the 2012 and 2013 Merrickville Jazz Festival. Wave has also performed a number of times at Zolas Restaurant in Bells Corners and at Le Hibou in Wakefield, QC.

There’s more information about Wave on the band’s website at www.wavebossatrio.com. The website includes two video demos recorded at GigSpace in April 2013 (http://www.wavebossatrio.com/demos/).