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Luigi Bonafede Quintet (with), Leora Cashe

Sat. November 14th 2015 8:00pm doors at 7:00pm Blue Frog Studios White Rock BC (All Ages) 8:00pm doors at 7:00pm
$35.00
Tickets at: Blue Frog Studios
Presented by: Blue Frog Studios, Cory Weeds
Stunning North Delta, BC vocalist Leora Cashe and renowned Italian pianist/composer Luigi Bonafede team up to present an engaging jazz concert that features Vancouver’s top-flight jazz musicians with saxophonist Cory Weeds (CellarLive) bassist Russ Botten (Ernestine Anderson) and drummer Julian MacDonough (Mike Allen).

Hailing from Turin, Italy, Luigi has performed with many jazz luminaries including Michel Petrucciani, Enrico Rava, Kenny Clarke, George Coleman, Pat LaBarbera, James Moody, Slide Hampton and Billy Cobham and has toured extensively with popular Italian vocalist Rossana Casale. With a percussive and expressive piano style and influenced by the mysticism and music of John Coltrane, Luigi's songs shift between classical rigor and jazz freedom. Luigi has performed at numerous European jazz festivals including Umbria, Montreaux, Belgrade, Sienna, Warsaw, Amsterdam, and London and to date has played on over fifty CDs.

From her hometown of North Delta, BC to Italy, Belgium and the UK, Leora's rich resounding voice and dynamic stage presence have garnered numerous accolades. She reaches into the core of the listener with an exquisite range of emotional power and brings her own soulful perspective to each song. With her down-to-earth personality, Leora delivers an engaging performance that audiences love.

Join them in this engaging and intimate evening of jazz music that features Cashe's lyrics set to Bonafede's original compositions.

Leora Cashe

With a soulful energy that is truly transforming, Leora Cashe continues to thrill audiences with her passionate jazz vocal interpretations. This jazz and gospel singer has a warm, rich and distinctive voice, a note-worthy talent in our growing Canadian jazz scene. A versatile and accomplished graduate of Edmonton?s Grant MacEwan jazz program, ... more info
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