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Halifax Jazz Festival

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Halifax Jazz Festival announces Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals and more

Tickets on sale Thursday for Anderson .Paak, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Andy Shauf and Joe Sealy’s Africville Stories

Posted By on Tue, May 16, 2017 at 2:08 PM


Multiple award winning, Grammy-nominated R&B/hip hop artist, drummer and producer Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals play the Halifax Jazz Festival Waterfront Main Stage Saturday, July 15, 2017. Festival passes are available for purchase beginning today, May 16. Tickets for individual shows go on sale this Thursday, May 18 at 10am AST.

Shows at St. Matthew’s Church begin Wednesday, July 12, through Saturday, July 15, 2017 featuring artists including the Cuban/Canadian inspired multiple JUNO award winning Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, New York jazz organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andy Shauf and JUNO award winning Joe Sealy’s Africville Stories.

2017 TD Halifax Jazz Festival PASSES go on sale TODAY, May 16 at 10am AST. Purchase Standard Pass for $129 or Fusion Pass for $229 online at and at The Fusion Pass provides unlimited access to all shows at the Festival. The Standard Pass provides access to all shows at the festival, subject to capacity. (Please note, Standard Pass does not guarantee entry; venues are subject to capacity and first, come first served. Fusion pass guarantees entry to all shows, providing front of line access.)

TICKETS for Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals and the St. Matthew’s Church series shows go on sale Thursday, May 18, 2017 @ 10am AST. Tickets will be available for purchase at the etixnow kiosks in the Halifax Forum (2901 Windsor Street) and Music Nova Scotia (2169 Gottingen Street) and online, and at Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals show is 19+, St. Matthews Church shows are all ages. (Additional fees may apply.)

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Lauryn Hill goes electric

Concert review: Halifax Jazz Fest’s kickoff was pure jazz.

Posted By on Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 11:24 AM

Lauryn Hill got three songs into her Halifax Jazz Festival set before a lightning storm took over the show. - ASHLEY CORBETT
  • Lauryn Hill got three songs into her Halifax Jazz Festival set before a lightning storm took over the show.
  • Ashley Corbett

Tuesday night at the 30th Halifax Jazz Fest’s big opening show, a thunder and lightning storm erupted over Ms. Lauryn Hill and her band. As the musicians were ushered off the stage, the light show over the harbour kicked up in dreamy purples and hazy greys, then the skies opened up and rain fell like it would swallow us whole. It rained and rained and rained. Slowly, nearly imperceptibly, it began to fall more evenly, its fury dulling, ending in a kind of gentle salt woven mist. People were drenched and radiant.

When Hill returned to the stage it was as if she had conducted all that electricity, intensity, and fed it back out into our breastbones and rib cages through the bass of her unstoppable words. Her voice is unlike any other instrument. She conducted her band as an army general—wildly, prophetically, madly—and in the process redefined live improvisation. The Jazz Fest was a perfect vessel: As Hill drew on the strengths of her mothers, Ruth Brown, Etta James and Nina Simone, she remained inherently herself. This, in a sweeping electric shock of a night, couldn't have been MORE jazz.

Hill crouched in blue light and it felt as if she were drawing us in, around her fire. She popped out like a bullet with “Fu-Gee-La.” She invited us to sing along to “Killing me Softly” like we've done unabashedly, but perhaps, before tonight, only alone.

She nurtured us with three original takes on Bob Marley classics we were nursed and bred on. For “Feeling Good,” the way she sang "it's a new dawn it's a new day it's a new life" made Simone’s song as gritty, crackling and fearless as it's ever been.

A mighty queen has met Nova Scotia. The Maritime weather threw everything it had at her, and she threw it back in an orchestral explosion of dominating poetry, passion and sheer life force. The woman is made of fire.

You electrified us with your spirit, Lauryn Hill. Thank you for making us feel alive.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Halifax Jazz Festival 2016 lineup announced

Dust off your dancing shoes for Jazz Fest's 30th anniversary

Posted By on Tue, May 3, 2016 at 12:29 PM

Yass kween! Ms. Lauryn Hill!
  • Yass kween! Ms. Lauryn Hill!

The TD Halifax Jazz Festival dropped its 2016 (and 30th anniversary) lineup this morning and it's a doozy. In addition to the already-announced City and Colour, Metric and–swoon–Ms. Lauryn Hill main stage shows, the festival promises acts for die-hard jazz fans and newbies alike.

Visitings acts include Kendrick Lamar collaborator/ex-Suicidal Tendencies bassist Thundercat, Polaris Prize nominated singer-songwriter Basia Bulat, Laila Biali, OG disco freaks Chic, Julia Holter, New Orleans' The Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Canadian jazz legend Oliver Jones.

Plenty of locals round out the lineup, including Cyndi Cain, Shirley Jackson, Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound, Adam Baldwin, Gypsophila, The New Bridge, Keonte Beals and Reeny Smith.

You can check out the full festival roster here.

Festival passes ($129-$229) are sold out, but you can pick up individual show tix here.

The festival runs July 12-17 at the waterfront main stage and various venues around the city. #HJF30

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Lauryn Hill playing 30th anniversary Halifax Jazz Festival

Tickets available Thursday for star's July 12 show.

Posted By on Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Genre-blending superstar Ms. Lauryn Hill plays the Halifax Jazz Festival July 12.
  • Genre-blending superstar Ms. Lauryn Hill plays the Halifax Jazz Festival July 12.

The Jazz Festival turns the big three-oh this summer, so it's fitting a big act is headlining: Lauryn Hill will play the festival's opening night. The official announcement just happened, and the $68 tickets go on sale this Thursday for the Tuesday, July 12 concert. (Check the fest's site to get tix and/or festival passes online, or to find offline vendors.)

If you've been a music fan for a solid chunk of the fest's 30 years, Hill needs no introduction. But if you're wondering what the deal is, realize that between her work with the Fugees and then her solo masterpiece The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, she was one of the most important musicians of the 1990s, and her influence has shaped artists you've definitely heard of, including Beyoncé. Maybe overnight megasuccess made her retreat from public life for a while, but her busy tour schedule is strong evidence she's ready to own stages again. The Jazz Festival couldn't ask for a better birthday present.

For a little Lauryn Hill education, here are three of her biggest hits, plus one of Hill's tracks from last year's Nina Revisited… A Tribute to Nina Simone. Apologies in advance for any ear worms or spontaneous sing-alongs.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Halifax Jazz Festival 2015 lineup announced

A lot of cool stuff, fill your dance card accordingly

Posted By on Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 2:32 PM

Me = amped for Sharon Jones
  • Me = amped for Sharon Jones

The Halifax Jazz Festival released their lineup today and it’s way worth checking out, even if—scratch that—especially if you’re not a typical jazz fan. There are plenty of off-beat acts coming to town that don’t fit into the typical “jazz” category and we’ve rounded up a small sampling of some of the more unusual acts. For a full list of 2015's artists, click here.

As one YouTube commenter succinctly put it, “Brassy Doomy/Stonery Metaly/Jazzy music.” Yup, pretty much sums up The Budos Band. Metalheads take note:

Fan of Joni Mitchell and acoustic guitars? YOU’RE IN LUCK! How about this free form take on "Both Sides Now" by Roddy Ellias:

tUnE-yArDs is fun, upbeat and completely uncategorizable. Electro-pop? Synth-folk? Mixing drum loops and and electric ukelele, it’s probably easiest if you just give’r a listen:

Rap and R&B take on an international flair in the form of Vox Sambou:

Oh hey there, ravers. Thought we forgot about you? Nope. Give Moon Hooch a listen. It’s danceable and fun—they have traffic cones in a sax ffs. They even have bass (saxophone) drops! What more could you want?:

Not too sure how to classify Tin Men and the Telephone, but they’re pretty cool and strangely infectious with their blend of technology and classical jazz stylings:

For fans of Beach House and Kate Bush, Alana Yorke is there for you:

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

St. Vincent awes Jazz Fest

Annie Clark was on fire; thankfully, the tent was not

Posted By on Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 2:51 PM

  • Asheley Ramey (via Instagram)
Ten minutes before St. Vincent’s wildly anticipated Halifax Jazz Festival appearance on Monday night, announcements encouraging fans to clear the venue’s aisles to satisfy fire code went essentially unheard (to the apparent chagrin of the fire marshal). Not surprising. When St. Vincent is in town, safety regulations be damned—Annie Clark brought her effervescent mind-bend of a show to Halifax, and a conglomerate of indie bros and jazz festival patrons alike wanted to press themselves as close as possible to her blinding musical beacon. This was important.

Clark has reached the point in her career where a 14-song headlining set isn’t enough to cover all of her hits, let alone mine the depths of her dense discography. Her 80-minute Halifax set ran perhaps a touch short, especially considering the lack of a proper encore. Did it matter though? Of course not. While there were no unenjoyable moments in the show, Clark’s mid-set knockout of “Surgeon,” “Cheerleader” and “Prince Johnny” provided an especially thrilling showcase of musicianship. With every lash at her strings, flick of her eyes and curl of her tongue, Clark had the entire crowd eating straight out of her hands—exactly where she wanted us. Halifax, we are so lucky.

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Friday, December 6, 2013

It’s Tales of a Charlie Brown Christmas, Halifax!

Be prepared to mist up, just a little

Posted By on Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 3:04 PM


For their 10th annual holiday fundraiser JazzEast will be bringing the 48-year-old Charlie Brown holiday classic to Halifax.

“This year we are trying out a completely different model—usually we do a gala with four course meal, concert and silent auction at a $125 ticket price.” Says JazzEast artistic director Laura "Lulu" Healy. “This year we're opening it up to families and taking the dinner out of the equation, with a much more accessible ticket price.”

This Sunday, December 8, original drummer (and only surviving member) of The Vince Guaraldi Trio, Jerry Granelli will perform the score of A Charlie Brown Christmas live at the Spatz Theatre. Accompanying Granelli is Simon Fisk on bass, Chris Gestrin as the piano-playing Schroeder of it all, and Halifax’s own Vivace Children’s Choir on vocals.

There will be a 2pm matinee featuring activities for families, and then a showing later that night at 8.

“There will be a few games for kids to play before entering the concert space, and we have a little surprise planned for kids when they come out of the show,” says Healy.

Both shows will feature a silent auction featuring donations from local businesses, artists and other JazzEast supporters. The evening showing will also have a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres available.

Proceeds will support JazzEast’s educational music programs such as Halifax JazzLabs, Creating Creative Listeners and the annual summer music camp, the Creative Music Workshop.

You can win a pass to the 2014 TD Halifax Jazz Festival by sending your favorite Charlie Brown Christmas memory under 250 words to, contest closes Friday, December 13. Stories will be shared at the concert.

Healy shared her favourite Charlie Brown memory with the Coast: “My Poppa absolutely loved jazz and also Charlie Brown. The Charlie Brown Christmas record was one of his favourites. He always sent us Charlie Brown-themed Christmas cards and used to play the music on his piano at Christmas. He would have been so excited to know that Jerry Granelli was going to play this music again. I can't listen to this music without thinking of how wonderful my Poppa was.”

Doors open at 1pm and 6:30pm, tickets are $40, children 12 and under get in free in the company of an adult.

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

JazzEast's 30k in 30 days halfway point

There's still time to donate!

Posted By on Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 10:52 AM


JazzEast's 30k in 30 days Indiegogo campaign has an altruistic goal—to make the ever-popular evening Festival Tent Mainstage concerts during the Halifax Jazz Festival free to the public. "In 2012 we hosted two free evening concerts; in 2013 that number grew to three. Droves of people came out to these concerts. We don’t want to limit this experience to just a few nights of the jazz festival—our long term goal is to see this happening every night at the Festival Tent," says JazzEast marketing manager Siobhan Wiggins. The campaign ends Friday, October 18, and, let's face it, you really love donating to those things. You get to see the number go up! It's so satisfying! Plus there are cool incentives like gala tickets, shoutouts on the Mainstage and JazzEast memberships.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Halifax Jazz Festival 2013 line-up

Get ready for a smooth summer

Posted By on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Any chance to see Cyndi Cain is all right by us.
  • Any chance to see Cyndi Cain is all right by us.

Oh yes, it’s back. The Halifax Jazz Festival line-up has been announced for this summer and we can promise you, it’s absolutely incredible. With more than 90 acts for just over a week of shows, this is as good as it gets.

Never an event to hold back, opening night starts out with the world famous Dr. John and the Nite Trippers. The New Orleans’ native brings the sounds of Mardi Gras to Halifax with his five-time Grammy award-winning band. Jazz bigwigs like Peter Van Huffel’s GORILLA MASK and The John Scofield Überjam Band will be keeping the groove going through the rest of the week.

The Triplets of Belleville 10th anniversary pays tribute to the iconic film The Triplettes de Belleville with Benoit Charest and Sageev Oore's Sonic Silents on Tuesday.

If hip-hop is what you’re after this year’s line-up doesn’t disappoint. With groups such as Washington, DC artist Oddisee & Good Compny, the Ottawa based Aboriginal hip-hop trio A Tribe Called Red and Halifax’s The Extremities. The Southern soul sound of Lee Fields and the Expressions will be fielding it on the R&B side of things with Asia & NuGruv opening the show.

You’ll also get the chance to watch as Galaxie Rising Star contestants duke it out for $5000 to put towards their career. Groups in this category include Curse in the Woods, The Caravan, Kirsten Olivia, Reeny Smith and Tyson Naylor Trio.

Reggae fans should get ready to have their minds blown. We are so not kidding when we tell you that gracing this year’s festival will be The Wailers. As in Bob Marley’s Wailers. This is a once in a lifetime experience you won’t want to miss. Even casual reggae listeners should be climbing over each other to hear these guys play. As if that wasn’t enough, the festival also includes Andru Branch and Halfway Tree and Verbal Warnin’, two Halifax's consistent greats.

A beautiful selection of world music promises a variety of really excellent sounds. Der Heisser, Gabriel Alegria Afro Peruvian Sextet, Kiran Ahluwalia and Niyaz round out the sounds of the festival.

The phenomenal thirteen-piece Grammy-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra brings a Latin sound to the festival. They’ll play with Augusto Enriquez and Jeff Goodspeed.

The festival will be taking place this year from July 5-13 and you can opt to attend one evening’s events or all of them. The full line-up and schedule can be found at the Halifax Jazz Festival’s website. However, we definitely recommend sloughing off work and checking them all out. After all, good music always comes before anything else. Everyone knows that.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Soul Rebels show review

Sweet memories of Jazz Fest

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 11:38 AM

I stopped by the Halifax Jazz Festival tent at the foot of Salter Street to hear New Orleans’ brass band Soul Rebels. For me, this was the most eagerly anticipated show of the festival—having seen the band play a few free outdoor shows at the Montreal Jazz Festival; the first of those was with fellow New Orleaners Trombone Shorty and Allen Toussaint. There were an estimated 50,000 people out to see that show, billed as a closing night Mardi Gras—the Soul Rebels marched through the crowd onto the stage, as an innately portable marching brass band is able and wont to do, and dazzled the crowd.


Given that the Halifax show was a twenty-five dollar ticket, there was still a good turnout, and the band delivered on their promise of a New Orleans brand of good time with classic track from their repertoire: Eurythmics cover "Sweet Dreams"; "Night People"; an extraordinary version of Stevie Wonder’s "Living for the City"; and so on and so forth.

The band implored the crowd early on to get up out of their seats and dance, and if they had any initial reservation, it was rendered moot once the band drove them into a fervour—by the end of the set the audience was a heaving, sweaty, dancing mass.


If I had any complaint, it was that the show didn’t last all night; all good things come to an end, and when you’ve got six out of eight guys blowing the hell out of their horns they’ve got to tire eventually. The sousaphone player, was nothing if not a bass delivery system; My partner was highly dubious that he alone was responsible for the tight funky bass lines coming off of the jazz fest stage. Playing like that has got to require some serious pipes. Rounding out the band: two trumpets, two trombones, a sax, a bass drummer and a snare drummer.


If you missed the show and want to get a taste, one place to start would be HBO’s Treme. Recordings are of course an inherently poor fit for the raw energy that a band like Soul Rebels exudes on stage, so do take any opportunity to see this band live, and kudos to the Halifax Jazz Festival for continuing to bring in acts like Soul Rebels to the festival in a time when the jazz content of festivals is dwindling. Here’s hoping the band comes back to town for a future festival or concert; if not, then let the rebel rousing begin.

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Digable Planets, Alex Pangman

Jazz Fest day eight

Posted By on Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Halifax made some noise with 90s throwback Digable Planets' closing show. Hip hop infused with samples of Art Blakey and Freddie Hubbard, Digable Planets are a little bit of this, a little bit of that. Whether their rapping about Jean-Paul Sartre or sunshine, Digable Planets are cool like dat. They had the entire place off their feet dancing to “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat),” with horn players from Nomadic Massive. The encore saw a full stage of both bands having the time of their lives and trading off the mic.

Go big or go home. From hip hop to swing, Lord Nelson's late night jazz after party saw Jubilee Swing Orchestra, featuring Halifax's own arranger and clarinet player David Christensen and vocalist Alex Pangman, serenading a collection of incredible swing dancers, well-tailored gentlemen in shirts, ties, suspenders and fedoras twirling around girl's in 1920s dresses – cherry and sailor themed, even. Their big band sound transported listeners into yesteryear, a pairing of mood and whimsy, perfect for a night cap or two.

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Charles Spearin's Happiness Project

Posted By on Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Charles Spearin and the Happiness Project band
  • Charles Spearin and the Happiness Project band

The last night of the jazz festival featured the final of drummer Jerry Granelli’s four 70th-birthday shows and Toronto musician Charles Spearin’s The Happiness Project at St. Matthew’s. I caught the last few songs of the Jerry Granelli Trio’s (Granelli, Dani Oore, Simon Fisk), which were accompanied by vocalist Mary Jane Lamond. The minimal compositions featured a mournful sax and Lamond singing in what initially sounded like an unfamiliar language, then perhaps a blend of French and nonsense vocals. The trio’s music had a nice texture, though I’m not certain the vocals were necessary.

Charles Spearin, known principally for his work in Broken Social Scene and Do Make Say Think, introduced his set by explaining Tibetan logic, which involved a shoe-removing demonstration, and then explained The Happiness Project. Spearin began the project by recording interviews with his neighbours on the subject of happiness, then created compositions based on working out the notes of their voices. After explaining this process, Spearin played a clip of one of his interviews, then brought his saxophone player onstage to play along to the same clip. The early part of the show felt more education than gig, which was a nice change. After the demos, Spearin’s band all came out and got into the music, punctuated by explanations and samples of the recorded audio. Spearin’s music was usually more engaging than the recordings, and some of his compositions are more interesting than others—his three-year-old whining about lunch wasn’t a particular highlight, but his use of the peculiar intonations of the voice of a neighbour who was deaf until receiving a cochlear implant at 30 was. The music (played on harp, piano, trumpet, guitar, drums and saxophone) had a sparkly sound overall—not originally intended as jazz, and the sound of Spearin’s other bands cropped up for a moment from time to time. There was something surreal about hearing recordings of Spearin’s backyard interviews while he stood at the side of the stage. The set seemed to end abruptly, but two band members returned onstage to do an improvisatory version of one of the songs, a freer sound than the more structured set. If The Happiness Project is a concept record and Spearin describes the show as a live performance of the record (though the album came out in 2009, he’s only performed the songs a handful of times), it makes sense that it’s a concept show. Does the concept show work? I think mostly, but it could have used a little less structure, a few more moments like the last two minutes.

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Keren Ann at the Lord Nelson ballroom

Posted By on Sat, Jul 16, 2011 at 1:27 PM

Keren Ann and the haunted chandelier
  • Keren Ann and the haunted chandelier

I first heard French/Israeli/Dutch/New Yorker/globetrotter singer and guitarist Keren Ann in my little sister's bedroom while home from university one time, so it felt odd seeing her live for the first time in such a comparatively refined atmosphere as the Lord Nelson ballroom Thursday night. I walked in a few minutes late to Keren Ann playing the tough guitar-driven rock song "It Ain't No Crime," followed by a Breeders-like number, looking like Nico or Marianne Faithfull or some other '60s icon against the purple backdrop of the stage. Keren Ann played chameleon her whole set, with the rock show suddenly, almost imperceptibly, becoming poppy and dreamy, her voice sometimes turning little-girl. A faint French accent only occasionally cropped up in her narration of the backstories to her songs. The audience remained rapt, though her comment that it was nice to see Halifax's November-like weather after a hot summer didn't go over especially well with damp and chilled Haligonians. The soft ballad “Chelsea Burns,” though, brought to mind the warmer, sunnier summer New York is apparently having. Keren Ann again switched back to the rock songs, like the bright, distorted chords of “My Name Is Trouble,” off her newest album. When I interviewed her, she spoke so fast that she’d run through all my questions and a dozen more within six minutes, and she kept up that energy level onstage, playing one of my favourite shows I’ve seen at the festival, ending off by telling us she could hear a ghost in the chandelier above the stage and playing it a song.

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Elisapie Isaac’s makeshift cabaret

Posted By on Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 6:56 PM

Elisapie Isaac
  • Elisapie Isaac

Performing to a sold-out Company House, Montreal-based singer Elisapie Isaac seemed even more soft-spoken onstage than in our interview, but no less charming and engaging. Speaking in mostly Franglais to the audience, with the occasional Inuktitut term thrown in, she played two sets with a break in between (I hear this is how bands used to do things once upon a time, but I’ve rarely experienced it). Isaac’s stage banter frequently turned to cultural pride (and education), introducing songs like her “stand up for your rights” song “Inuk” with its breathy chorus. She spent most of the show dancing on the tiny stage, aside from stepping down to lean on the Coho’s piano, cabaret-style, as one of her multi-instrumentalist bandmates played it. One sultry, bass-heavy unreleased track went from folk to blues to doo-wop and back, best showing Isaac’s versatility. Isaac captivated the audience with her show, telling stories like her fantasy of being young in the 1960s and meeting Leonard Cohen in Montreal, then taking him home to Nunavik and seducing him in an igloo. (I suspect Cohen would be down with this plan.) Swishing off the stage, she promised to return soon.

Equally personable in person, when I introduced myself after the show, she told us about the five flights she’d take to make it from the east coast to a show in Yellowknife, asked about Wednesday night hotspots in Halifax (I’m still wondering here, as I doubt student night at the Dome is her style) and invited us to come drink with her band, but alas, day job obligations prevented me this week.

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Elisapie Isaac

Jazz Fest day six

Posted By on Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 1:35 PM

Some singers sing, others take listeners out of this world into spiritual beyond. Montreal-based Inuk songstress Elisapie Isaac stole this year's Halifax Jazz Festival. Anyone who was lucky enough to be at last night's sold out show could attest to this. Both darling and daring, Isaac is one of the most understated voices in this country. No doubt this shall change soon.

A natural storyteller, Isaac shared stories of the North, what it was like as a teenager when spring came after the darkest winter and how hormones and natural light made them wild, lusting for another to share the season with. There was an ease about her, in movement, voice and presence. Everything about Isaac seemed natural and effortless, wild-eyed and child-like. She didn't stop smiling throughout the entire performance that spanned french piano ballads and hand-clapping, heart-soaring singalongs.

When she came back for her encore with her band Manuel Gasse and Gabriel Gratten with a cover of Abba's "Chiquitita," Halifax went overboard for her. Hook, line and sinker.

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