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GENEVIEVE MARENTETTE & ROBERT SCOTT with SPECIAL GUEST ERIC ST LAURENT
August 17, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm$15
Geneviève Marentette– Vocals
Robert G Scott– Piano
Eric St-Laurent– Guitar
Geneviève Marentette lived in Hong Kong for 8 years, then Europe and now has returned to her hometown of Toronto. In March 2015 she released a six-song EP entitled “Gigi”. She was featured in a duet with Hall of Fame vocalist David Clayton-Thomas on his latest record of jazz standards. In 2015 she produced a concert called “Cover One Another” at Lula Lounge which featured Jazz vocalists performing each others original tunes and she has held a weekly residency at 120 Diner since October 2015.
“A lovely muse of music…a femme fatale from film noir…jazz improvisation at it’s best…an honest little girl with a great sense of humour that the world’s been waiting for. That’s Genevieve “GIGI” Marentette.”
Robert G Scott is an award-winning Juno-nominated pianist, composer, songwriter and lyricist.
His music has been featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Live with Regis and Kathy Lee, The Today Show, Late Show with Craig Kilborne, American Idol, Dancing With The Stars, The X-factor UK, and many others. Robert has also composed scores for CTV, CBC, City-TV, HGTV, Comedy Network. As a pianist he has played, written and recorded with such artists as the late Jeff Healey, Michael Bublé, Colin James, Tom Wilson, Kim Stockwood, Jane Birkin, Bob Rock and more.
Robert wrote Michael Bublé’s hit single, “Hollywood”. The song reached #1 in both Canada and the United Kingdom, and the EP was Billboard’s #1 adult contemporary album for several weeks after its release. Robert also played the piano and sang the falsetto background vocals on “Hollywood”, which was produced by the legendary Bob Rock.
Born and raised in Montreal, Eric St-Laurent studied improvisation in New York before moving to Berlin where he toured with both the big and small names of the German and Scandinavian music scenes.
Winner of the SOCAN award for Best Original Composition at the Montreal Jazz Festival and The Best Band Award at the Vienne (France) Jazz Festival, St-Laurent has been featured on over 50 recordings, produced multiple albums, composed scores for short films and theatre, and toured extensively in Europe and Canada.
Since returning to Toronto, Canada, St-Laurent has recorded and toured with Till Bronner, Dave Liebman, Dave Douglas, Rebekka Bakken, Slide Hampton, Luc de la Rocheliere, Sylvie Paquette, Richard Underhill, David Binney, Jojo Mayer, Carlos Del Junco, Bernard Primeau and represented Canada at the International Guitar Summit in Nice (MIDEM).