Jeffery Straker In Concert Tuesday November 20th, 7:30 PM Broken Spoke Fine Art Gallery, Music by Donation (Suggested $20) All Proceeds To Artist, Cost Recovery Beer & Wine Available To book your seat call the Broken Spoke 306-661-8420 or RSVP by mail to email@example.com
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Listeners often say they hear influences of Harry Chapin, Harry Nilsson, early Elton John, Billy Joel, and a bit of Rufus Wainwright.
Originally from small town Saskatchewan, the classically trained pianist was raised by a church organist mother and auctioneer father. He swears he was born under the piano on the family farm. All this might explain his incredible ability to share songs with audiences. Jeffery is a musical descendant of Beethoven through teacher-student lineage (see his website for the full story). He was a student of the Royal Conservatory of Music and received his licentiate diploma in piano performance from Trinity College, London when he was just 19.
Jeffery has been invited to showcase at major events including Canadian Music Week, NXNE, the Western Canadian Music Awards, & JunoFest as well as countless folk festivals and jazz festivals. He’s licensed songs for TV, film and theatrical use and has appeared on television several times. You may also recognize Jeffery as a host and long time supporter of Kinsmen Telemiracle in Saskatchewan.
Jeffery launched his latest collection of songs, “Dirt Road Confessional” in May 2017 (Acronym/ Universal Canada). The 12-song album puts a folk-roots stamp on his singer-songwriter-piano sound with dobro, banjo, & steel guitar entering the mix. National tour dates and European dates have been booked to support the new work that debuted at #5 on the iTunes Canada singer-songwriter charts.