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STEVEN TAETZ – “DRINK YOU IN” – ALBUM LAUNCH
September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT$15
On September 30, we celebrate Steven Taetz’s new album Drink You In. This evening will include special performances by leaders in Canadian jazz, including Nathan Hiltz – guitar, Drew Jurecka – violin, clarinet, etc!, Ewen Farncombe – keys, Soren Nissen – bass, Eric West – drums, and featured special guest vocalists to be announced. Produced by award-winning producer and musician Drew Jurecka (Jill Barber, Payadora), the album features classic swing standards, and new vintage-pop originals cowritten with Barbra Lica, Melissa Lauren, Sonia Johnson, and Tia Brazda. The album features duets with Brazda and Johnson, as well as performances by Canadian jazz leaders like Kevin Turcotte, John Macleod, Ernesto Cervini, and many more.
“There are great vocalists, from Sinatra to Bublé, who effortlessly straddle the border between jazz and pop; there are plenty of great songwriters; and the annals of great interpreters stretches from Bing and Billie to Dee Dee and Diana. But Steven Taetz is one of a rare breed, seamlessly succeeding across all three. Whether tender and romantic or sharp and sassy, he is a unique, arresting talent, blending the charismatic charm of Harry Connick Jr. with the mischievous postmillennial élan of Jamie Cullum.”
-Christopher Loudon(Senior Vocal Critic – JazzTimes Magazine)