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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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Lucky So-And-So!

Posted on Oct 29, 2012 in Blog, Events, Featured, Music | 0 comments

Lucky So-And-So!

A labour of love, with the grateful help of so many friends. Working with multi-Juno award winning producer Phil Dwyer was an amazing experience: the result, an album of fantastic tunes.

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Video – The Making of “Lucky So-And-So!”

Posted on Sep 20, 2012 in Blog, Music | 0 comments

Video – The Making of “Lucky So-And-So!”

The making of the latest CD with Melinda Whitaker

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Melinda Whitaker with Rene Simard – A Medley

Posted on Jan 23, 2012 in Blog, Featured, Music | 0 comments

Melinda Whitaker with Rene Simard – A Medley

Melinda Whitaker, archive CBC video on the Rene Simard Show: A Medley

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Video ‘I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water’

Posted on Sep 23, 2011 in Blog, Featured, Music, Portfolio | 0 comments

Video ‘I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water’

"I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water" Concert at Butchart Gardens, Victoria BC with Maria Manna, Miranda Sage, Maureen Washington and Melinda Whitaker.

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