Saturday, Aug 18, 7pm,
St. Paul's Anglican Church
Singer Jill Barber (2 ECMA’s and 2 Juno nominations) charmed PEI festival-goers in 2009 with an eclectic stye and the lush retro-jazz-pop sound that has attracted collaborators as diverse as Ron Sexsmith, Dan Hill and Matt Andersen and recently earned sold-out performances at Ottawa's national Arts Centre.
From modest beginnings as a shy acoustic folkie on the local coffeehouse stage and inspired by the great ladies of song like Ella Fitzgerald and Edith Piaf, Barber has now released her fourth album Mischievous Moon, featuring her unmistakable contralto backed by sweeping strings and dramatic orchestration.
As a performer, Jill Barber charms her audiences while weaving a romantic spell.
Barber has also begun to cross language barriers. Inspired by her growing French-speaking fan base and her admiration for la vie en rose, Barber now sings and records in both English and French. At the end of the lengthy recording process for Mischievous Moon, Barber enrolled in a French immersion school in the south of France.
Jill Barber will be joined in her St. Paul’s Church concert by long-time associates Steve Zsirai (bass), Robbie Grunwald (piano) and Laurie Goldblatt (guitar).