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MICAH BARNES AND JACKIE RICHARDSON
February 9 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm$25
Chart-topping jazz artist and former member of The Nylons again joins forces with Canada’s foremost lady of theatre, jazz, blues and gospel to explore the world of love and romance. Performing songs that take the audience through the various stages of romantic relationships from the first glow to the complications of long term intimacy, these two singers create a very special magic together.
Having cut his teeth in the cabarets and jazz clubs of Toronto while still a teenager Micah Barnes became a well loved singer songwriter on the Queen Street scene before joining The Nylons and touring the world. Recording with the A Capella Pop act brought Micah into the global music scene and landed him in Venice Beach, California where he launched a solo career touring the U.S.which led to his #1 international club hit “Welcome To My Head”. Returning to the jazz oriented songwriting of his earlier years has resulted in a series of critically acclaimed solo recordings including his most recent “New York Stories” (eOne Music) which saw Micah returning to tour across Canada solo and with his trio. Micah’s “New York Stories” pays homage to the rich musical history of the Big Apple.
A dazzling performer, Jackie Richardson possesses a powerful and supple voice that is a perfect match for her vibrant stage presence. The awards and nominations for Jackie’s four-decade-long body of work include JUNOs, Geminis, Jessie and Bessie’s, Maple Blues and a Canadian Black Achievement Award for the Arts. Her unforgettable roles have ranged from theatre performances in Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Dora), and Cookin’ At the Cookery as Alberta Hunter (Dora); film performances in Turning to Stone as Dunk (Gemini), and Sins of the Father (NAACP); as well as her role as Jazz on the popular children’s TV series Doodle Bops.