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MELINDA WHITAKER with The Brent Jarvis Quartet

Posted on Oct 30, 2014 in Blog, Events, Music | 0 comments

MELINDA WHITAKER with The Brent Jarvis Quartet

Canadian jazz recording artist Melinda Whitaker delivers songs from The American Songbook and her latest album produced by Juno Award winner Phil Dwyer. Backed by The Brent Jarvis Quartet. Featuring Brent Jarvis – piano Sean Drabitt – bass Hans Verhoeven – drums Andrew Greenwood – tenor saxophone When: Saturday, November 8th, 2014 8 pm Where: Hermann’s Jazz Club 753 View Street,Victoria, BC Details: $20/$17 VJS Melinda Whitaker performs a no-holds-barred treatment of songs from The American Songbook and her recent CD ‘Lucky So-And-So! produced by Juno Award...

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Ottawa Citizen Review of Lucky So-and-So

Posted on Sep 14, 2014 in Blog, Music | 2 comments

Vancouver Island-based singer Melinda Whitaker has seasoned, unabashedly jazz-based approach to singing, and she’s perfectly paired on her disc Lucky S0-And-So by Vancouver Island’s premier jazzman, Phil Dwyer. The CD finds Dwyer handling multiple responsibilities, including producer, arranger, musical director, piano and saxophones. He basically did everything except the catering for the sessions. Dwyer’s arrangements are rich and fully formed, with nice details, reharmonizations and the like. There are even some hidden little Easter eggs for jazz fans, such as the citation of Killer...

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At The Cellar, March 16th

Posted on Mar 4, 2013 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

At The Cellar, March 16th

Really excited to be returning to The Cellar in Vancouver on March 16th with a great band...

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Jazz at the Gallery

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Jazz at the Gallery

Melinda Whitaker at the Victoria Art Gallery with “the Essence of Jazz Singing”. February 24th starting at 2pm.

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Interview with Kerilie McDowall

Posted on Jan 6, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Interview with Kerilie McDowall

Melinda Whitaker on CHLY 101.7fm in Nanaimo on Dec. 5th/12 with Kerilie McDowall of 'Rhythm'a'ning'

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Melinda Whitaker and Phil Dwyer Produce a Winner with Lucky-So-and-So!

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Melinda Whitaker and Phil Dwyer Produce a Winner with Lucky-So-and-So!

Fact is, all the songs on this album are delivered with style, not the least of which are the Stevie Wonder tunes Overjoyed and Creepin’, well-chosen contemporary contrasts to the standards that are at the core of the album.

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