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Swinging Vocals from Vancouver Island
With a smile in his voice, vocalist Ralph Barrat, arguably Vancouver Island’s most sought after singer, performs jazz standards from familiar repertoire to lesser known gems, through a musical breeze of swinging standards, scatting, vocalese, romantic ballads, and Brazilian rhythms inspired by the likes of Chet Baker, Georgie Fame, Frank Sinatra, Mose Allison, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and more.
He revitalizes the material by placing heavier emphasis on the groove, enabling the compositions to resonate more with a 21st century jazz audience.
The evening definitely promises to be a straight-ahead, swinging affair with Ralph leading a quartet of Vancouver’s finest musicians featuring Jennifer Scott on piano, Mike Allen on tenor sax, Rene Worst on bass, and Craig Scott on drums.