Antoine L Collins

OLG Ontario Series

Thursday June 28 @ 12:00PM, OLG Ontario Stage FREE

Bio

Featuring:

Antoine L Collins (vocal)
Mark Ferguson (keys)
Marianne Dumas (percussions)
Phil Bova (Bass)
Mike Essoudry (Drums)
Mark Ferguson (keys)
Brian Tansley (horn/sax/flute)
Petr Cancura - guest appearance (sax/clarinet)


Antoine L Collins, lawyer turned jazz singer and entertainer, was born on the outskirts of Chicago in Gary, Indiana. Although raised in the state's foster care system, he managed to escape the merry-go-round of foster homes that many children endure. As a young attorney, he prosecuted child abuse and domestic violence cases for the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s office, before returning to his artistic roots by pursuing music and theatre full-time.

A modern-day crooner with a baritone register Antoine draws inspiration from many jazz, blues and soul greats. Antoine is based in Ottawa, Ontario and became a Canadian citizen in 2014. His debut LP, Somewhere Along the Way, stirred the jazz world in 2015 with soulful, R&B-inspired takes on traditional standards, including “Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child” and “I Put A Spell On You”. With his second album Nature Boy: The Music of Nat King Cole released March 15, 2018, he is certain to building on his initial success.

In addition to jazz, Antoine has an extensive theatre résumé which includes performances in: Ragtime, A Chorus Line, RENT, Little Shop of Horrors and Hairspray.

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