The Anita Eccleston Trio EP is now available on iTunes!
Imagine the soul of Amy Winehouse mingled with the cool bravado of Miles Davis, meeting the demure melodicism of Chet Baker while dipped in the creativity of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan. These influences tip the ice burg of the kind of music Anita craves to hear and to make. A plethora of modern muses guide her in exploring the nebula that blends genres to the will of the player in today’s overwhelming sea of sounds.
Anita Eccleston is a Vancouver-based bandleader; a vocalist and trumpet player performing music that ranges from traditional jazz standards to funk, soul, motown, reggae, blues, pop and originals. Whether she is backed by her quintet, quartet, trio or duo, she transitions smoothly between the genres that inspire her and connects with her audience using her musical charm, wicked wit and the sparkle in her eye.
In 2011 Eccleston released her debut “Jazz EP,” a collection of jazz recordings from 2003 to 2010. In 2013 she released a brand new “Trio EP” amid the final stages of recording her long awaited original LP. Titled “So It Goes,” the full length original album travels through her eclectic tastes in music with jazz running throughout every vein. It is due out in January 2014.