TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival Announcement! 

Liz & Anita Eccleston @ Vancouver Jazz Fest circa 1999 Gastown


In 1999 I was a kid dreaming about being on a Vancouver International Jazz Festival stage. Roaming Gastown and David Lam Park seeking more jazz to feast my ears on, I was gearing up for summer jazz camp in Courtenay, my senior year in high school in the fall, and the prospects of university music school auditions all year.

I vividly remember the day (pictured first) with my twin sister Liz, listening to Brad Turner and Mike Allen, finding hole-in-the-wall used book stores and eating pizza. The second slice destined to hit the cobblestones of Gastown moments after this photo was taken.

Last year Lizzie made it out from Ontario to join me in my yearly pilgrimage to as many jazz performances as possible, particularly the outdoor events. The picture below is from our adventures last year, enjoying the Robson Stage (and beer garden).

Liz & Anita Eccleston @ Vancouver Jazz Fest circa 2014 Robson



So now I am extremely delighted to announce that this year I will finally live that dream, twice. First as a featured guest of Plastic Acid performing my sick new funk/soul song 'Mirror' with full orchestra (Friday, June 19th 7:30PM), then with my very own Anita Eccleston Trio featured on Canada Day at Granville Island's Public Market Stage at 12PM.

The morning after finding out I had been selected this year, I had been having one of my recurring dreams that I got into the festival. That exquisite moment of realization that my dreams had literally come true was something truly remarkable. I am planning a very unforgettable performance for Canada Day.

I want to thank every single person out there for every word of encouragement, every tapping toe, my musical peers for your generosity and amazing abilities, and everyone who has believed in me and my dreams. EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE. My dreams are ever expanding and this is just the beginning. You can follow my journey on Twitter, Facebook, and my Anita Eccleston Jazz Mailing List.


 
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Anita Eccleston is a Kamloops-born, 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 a large ensemble or small, her sultry, sweet yet bold voice coupled with her lyrical trumpet style, creates a unique continuity within her sound.

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 now available for purchase here, on iTunes, Bandcamp and CD Baby, as well as at live performances.

Anita Eccleston embarked on her first tour to Eastern Canada in May 2014. In Summer Anita toured in BC while writing new compositions and planning the next steps to producing her sophomore LP. New compositions ignited her involvement with the Plastic Acid Orchestra for their Halloween concert at Performance Works on Granville Island in Vancouver. She is currently writing new songs, performing around Vancouver (monthly at Kino Cafe and other special performances), as well in the Interior.

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Anita Eccleston/Andrew Smith Duo

Kino Cafe, 3456 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC

 

Currently being renovated, Kino Cafe will be open again by Monday just in time for Eccleston's monthly infusion of Jazz into the Cambie Village. Traditional jazz to soul and funk, duets and instrumentals. They bring it all.

Anita Eccleston - Vocals & Trumpet Andrew Smith - Vocals & Guitar

Kino Cafe - 3456 Cambie Street (604)875-1998 9pm by Donation

BY DONATION (SUGG. $10) Age limit: All ages

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Anita Eccleston Trio @ VAN JAZZ FEST!!!

Granville Island Market Stage, 1585 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC

 

Wed, July 1, 2015 12:00 PM

Anita Eccleston Trio Anita Eccleston - Vocals & Trumpet, Andrew Smith - Guitar, Graham Clark - Bass, w/ Special Guest Doug Gorkoff (cello)

FREE SHOW -- bring cash for CD's --

Granville Island Market Stage TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival
1585 Johnston Street Vancouver, BC

FREE Age limit: All ages

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