Kellylee Evans - vocals
Petr Cancura - saxophone
Ed Lister - trumpet
Mark Ferguson - trombone, piano
John Geggie - bass
Roddy Ellias - guitar
Greg Ritchie - drums
Inspired by the great jazz diva Ella Fitzgerald and the Swing Dance movement alike, Swing Swing Swing! brings together the unmistakable voice of Kellylee Evans and the arrangements of Petr Cancura. Whether you want to dance or just listen, this show is all about the swing - dancers included! Canadian singer/songwriter Kellylee Evans is a chameleon-like performer, whose natural charm and improvisational jazz vocal style have shone on her adventurous journey through jazz, soul, pop and hip-hop over the past decade. In that period, she released two indie solo albums, winning a JUNO award for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Nina, her impassioned tribute to Nina Simone.
Saxophonist and composer Petr Cancura is a Czech-born Canadian who spent 10 years in New York City performing with everyone from Danilo Perez and Joe Morris to Julian Lage. Petr re-established his base in Ottawa two years ago as the Artist-In-Residence of Carleton University, the Programming Manager of the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival and the Musical Director of the National Arts Centre’s Crossroads Series, where he re-imagines the songs of current Canadian Songwriters for an all-star jazz cast.
"The amazing dancers from Side Street Swing will be collaborating with the band and leading dances through out the performance.”
Don’t miss Kellylee Evans’ second Festival performance on Saturday June 30, 7:30pm, Tartan Homes Stage at Lisgar Field.