Venue: Beaver Hall Art Gallery, 29 McCaul Street, Toronto, M5T 1V7
Date: Fri Jun 20th to Sun 22nd 8:00pm
Ticket Price: $20 per night, plus booking fee
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Event Information: 1-647-710-9566, http://www.sharronmcleodmusic.com
Songstress at large Sharron McLeod brings her celebrated Fauxtet to the Beaver Hall Art Gallery, for 3 unique concerts as part of the 2014 TD Toronto Jazz Festival, with special guest poet and reedman Elliott Levin for Audio Paintings, including new original work by
Ms McLeod. This event also marks the release of the first single from her original recording project inspired by the life and works of Frida Kahlo. The single ‘TOAD’ can be previewed and is available to buy at https://sharronmcleod.bandcamp.com/
Ms. McLeod says, “When I asked Elliott to join me in this experiment he was very enthusiastic.
I asked him if he was familiar with the work of Frida Kahlo and he told me that he visited Casa Azul, Ms Kahlo’s ancestral home which is now a museum and great tourist attraction. A few years ago we did a ‘jazz goes psychedelic’ concert at the Trane Studio and people just ate it up. Elliott is not afraid to stretch out and make the in sound out and the out sound in”
Mr. Levin is returning to Toronto to join The Sharron McLeod Fauxtet’s exploration of surrealism in music. Pooling their repertoire, Sharron McLeod and Elliott Levin will stretch the music out to fantastical proportions. Indeed, Ms. McLeod’s Fauxtet, excited about creating 3 divergent nights of musical explorations, is known for a broad selection of solid originals, and brilliant interpretations of covers by artists like Meshell Ndgeocello, Curtis Mayfield, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and others.
Levin’s extensive CV includes membership in the Odean Pope saxophone choir and the Cecil Taylor Ensemble. Not one to segregate himself musically, Mr. Levin was also a long time member of Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes, giving him an exceptionally broad musical range.
Ms McLeod’s current Fauxtet ensemble includes Kevin Barrett on guitars, Nabil Amarshi and Artie Roth on basses and Mark Hundevad on drums and vibraphone.
Also joining The Sharron McLeod Fauxtet on June 21st, 2014 is songwriter Corey Cousineau with whom Ms. McLeod has been collaborating for almost 2 years.
What others say about Sharron McLeod
‘Singer Sharron McLeod found the perfect balance between past and future, switching without hesitation between songs that inspired recollection and sorrow to far more celebratory pieces.’
– Annex gleanernews.ca