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MAUREEN KENNEDY QUINTET
December 6 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm EST$15.00
Maureen Kennedy – Vocal Ben Bishop – Guitar Jon Meyer – Bass Norbert Botos – Drums
“A vocalist who caresses the music but never jangles the nerves” – Mark Holston, Jazzis Magazine
“Too often we heap praise on an artist. In the case of Maureen Kennedy, it is not often enough. Ethereal, soulful and a singular voice that is immediate in its impact and timeless in its breadth. Maureen Kennedy is that rarest of things, a jazz singer.” – Ralph Benmergui
Maureen Kennedy has cultivated an extensive repertoire of memorable standards and rediscovered gems that compliment her very personal sound. Kennedy developed her love for jazz in her early twenties when she studied for six years with Canadian flugelhorn and trumpet player Fred Stone. The purity of her sound and her restrained use of vibrato developed under his tutelage.
Maureen’s vast musical knowledge has been put to great use in her work as a Media Librarian and visual researcher for the CBC in Toronto. In her job she catalogues archival arts, music and entertainment programming, which has given her insight into Canadian jazz histor