Musicians from the Canadian Arctic, a classical harpist and a New York jazz singer are among the performers coming to the Shadbolt Centre stage in March.
On Friday, March 13, Burnaby audiences will be treated to a now-sold-out performance by The Jerry Cans, who’ve been winning fans around the world with their unique mix of traditional Inuit throat singing and roots-rock sung in Inuktitut. The band is passionate about helping to preserve the Inuktitut language, and the musicians have taken their high-energy performances to such far-flung locales as Australia, Scotland, Greenland, Cuba and Norway.
On Tuesday, March 17, it’s time for another performance in the Shadbolt’s Sound Bites series, in which audience members can purchase refreshments and enjoy music in the Studio Theatre. Harpist Janelle Nadeau, who has performed with such diverse artists as Diana Krall, Kanye West and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, is this month’s featured performer. Nadeau will bring her diverse repertoire of classical, Celtic, contemporary and original music to the stage for shows at noon and 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance, or $10 at the door.
Then, on Thursday, March 19, the local stage will be graced with the performance of a veteran bandleader, jazz singer and educator from New York City: Marion Cowings. Cowings was mentored by the legendary vocalist Jon Hendricks, and while still in high school he was chosen to perform as a soloist with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic. His career has taken him to such venues as Lincoln Center, the Blue Note New York and Tokyo, the Berlin Jazz Festival and Holland’s North Sea Jazz Festival. His show is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $36 regular, or $15 for youth 18 and under.