On the eve of International Jazz Day, come hear a special preview of material from Steven Taetz’s upcoming album. This evening will include wonderful new arrangements of beloved standards as well as new swinging originals cowritten with leaders in Canadian jazz. The ensemble features Nathan Hiltz – guitar, Ewen Farncombe – keys, Søren Nissen – bass. More album info on steventaetz.com leading up to the September release.
“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)