Final Canadian Act Announcement – Genevieve Marentette and Ted Quinlan with Jaymz Bee
Exciting news! Kristjan Randalau Trio will be joined by Canadian jazz singer Genevieve Marentette and guitarist Ted Quinlan, who will be opening the show on Monday, May 28 at 7:30pm at Mazzoleni Hall. We will also have special guest Jaymz Bee from Jazz.FM91 joining us, who will be hosting the entire evening. Read more about these incredible artists below and be sure to check out their artist pages for more information.
Genevieve (Gigi) Marentette has established herself as one of Toronto’s most recognizable and illustrious vocalists. Gigi spent 8 years in Asia and Europe and since her return to Toronto has released an EP produced by George Koller and worked with David Clayton-Thomas, Don Thompson, Don Francks and Jane Siberry. Genevieve is known for her fearless approach to interpretation. She grew up on the Detroit experimental jazz and electronic music scenes and has an extensive background in Brazilian, world, blues, and jazz.
Ted Quinlan is one of Canada's best known and most versatile guitarists. He is the Head of the Guitar Department at Humber College and has performed with Chet Baker, Jimmy Smith, David Clayton Thomas, Joey Defrancesco, Maria Schneider and Steve Gadd. His album of original music entitled Streetscapes is played on radio across the country and the instrumental track "Go West" is destined to be a jazz standard. His guitar skills were also featured in the major motion picture "Born To Be Blue" starring Ethan Hawke as well as David Cronenberg's brilliant film "Crash". Ted has worked with Genevieve off and on for over a decade. He recently appeared on the Juno-winning CD by Mike Downes called "Root Structure".
Jaymz Bee born in North Bay, Ontario, made a bee-line for Toronto at the age of 18. He has had a colourful career as a nightclub owner, art gallery curator, best-selling author (Cocktail Parties for Dummies) and band leader. Jaymz has hosted and produced television and radio for various networks for the past two decades. He has immersed himself in all things jazz since moving to JAZZ.FM91 in 2003. He produces events for the station such as JAZZ LIVES and The Sound Of Jazz Concert Series, as well as being the creator and host of the JAZZ.FM91 Jazz Safaris.