AFTER FOUR

AFTER FOUR

 London, Ontario, CAN
BandJazzAdult Contemporary

Sensational Vocal Jazz Quartet, After Four, with instrumental quintet - very exciting and unique jazz group with incredible vocal harmonies. Introduced last year at Canadian Music Week in Toronto as "Canada's Manhattan Transfer" performing traditional and modern swing jazz tunes. Very entertaining and lots of originality specializing in their own new arrangements. Perfect for small/medium theatres, jazz festivals, corporate entertainment, fund-raising events, wedding receptions, special events

Biography

Award-winning vocal jazz group Ron Nauta, Jenny Nauta, Theresa Wallis, and Dave Williams are four fabulous singers with incredible vocal jazz harmonies.

The group has three CDs   AFTER FOUR & MORE, AFTER FOUR TAKES FIVE, and their latest release An After Four Christmas.

They are nominated this year in both the London Music Awards and the Jack Richardson Awards.  They won the best jazz performers award for 2012 in a ceremony at the London Music Awards. They have won the Jack Richardson Music award for Best Jazz group in London and Region in 2005 and the prestigious Fan Favourite Awards in 2009.

They have also received Best Jazz Concert of 2007 from entertainment critic James Reaney of the London Free Press newspaper and have been cited in the top 20 CDs and continue to get top ratings in all reviews. 

Their latest CD, An After Four Christmas, received the A list shopping recommendation to readers for their disc sold at LAtelier Grigorian, Belle Air music shops, Chapters, The Village Idiot, also available on their website www.afterfour.ca and can be ordered  from HMV, Chapters/Indigo, amazon.ca, CD Baby, etc. . and other fine music shops. 

They have been played on CBC radio programs from coast to coast, including the Takes Five CD on Jrgen Gothes Disc Drive.  In 2013 their arrangement of You Must Believe in Spring has been played regularly on a program out of Montreal dedicated to Michel Legrand. As well, a number of local and regional radio stations have been continued supporters.  Last year After Four presented the final concert at Aeolian Hall in a series of six Classical/Jazz collaborative concerts this past summer sponsored by TD Canada Trust.  They received many accolades and acknowledgements for their progressive arrangements connecting the two genres.

 

Peter Appleyard said they are like caviar..

Don McKellar - UWO Music Professor Emeritus - says .better than anything Ive heard even coming out of Toronto    

Janice Zolf A Channel Entertainment reporter ..You guys are world class and I have heard a lot of groups all over you are going places

Suzanne Edmonson - I just wanted to follow up with you after that great June 15 After Four concert at The Aeolian. My husband Ian Franklin and I both SO enjoyed the evening.  We raved about your performance all the way home, and we agreed that you are tremendous entertainers and such stylish, accomplished musicians. Ian remarked that he found the level of musical collaboration quite amazing - a nice compliment coming from a former member of the Aeolian Winds (one of Canada's most well-known wind quintets).

AFTER FOUR has worked with Canadian legends Peter Appleyard, Phil Nimmons and Juno award-winning producer Kevin Doyle.  Kevin produced their second CD. 

AFTER FOUR has a number of themed shows including the Golden Era, Puttinon the Ritz, Motown and More music of the 60s, Quartets (featuring music of Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, The Beatles, the Spinners, the Temptations and more).

Clinicians, adjudicators..workshops....Invite AFTER FOUR to your festival, Rotary, Kiwanis or other event.  This past fall, AF spent a week in Winnipeg at the Manitoba Choral Festival adjudicating a week of jazz singers.  They did an individual clinic with each group and there were a lot of them!!  And they performed a concert at the end of the week.

The CD release concert was performed at the historic Aeolian Hall in London, ON on November 9th to a SOLD OUT audience.

AFTER FOUR is equally at home in theatre venues, concert halls, churches, corporate centres or outside jazz festivals. They offer various programs to fit different budgets and entertainment needs.

Individual bios are on the website: www.afterfour.ca





Lyrics

Call Me

Written By: Tony Hatch

If you're feeling sad and lonely
There's a service I can render
Tell the one who loves you only
I can be so warm and tender

Call me
Don't be afraid, you can call me
Maybe it's late, but just call me
Tell me, and I'll be around

When it seems your friends desert you
There's somebody thinking of you
I'm the one who'll never hurt you
Maybe that's because I love you

Call me
Don't be afraid, you can call me
Maybe it's late, but just call me
Tell me, and I'll be around

Now don't forget me
'Cause if you let me
I will always stay by you
You've got to trust me
That's how it must be
There's so much that I can do

If you call I'll be right with you
You and I should be together
Take this love I long to give you
I'll be at your side forever

Call me
Don't be afraid, you can call me
Maybe it's late, but just call me

Set List

Our concert program usually consists of two sets: one 45 minutes with a 15-20 minute break and another 40-45 minute sets.

Flexible for different functions.
Instrumental music for reception or dinner can be provided.

Typical Set List:

SET ONE

Lullaby of Birdland
Masquerade
Blue Skies
Acapella in Acapulco
Call Me
Thousand Things
Moonglow
All the Things You Are
Night Night Smiley
How High the Moon

SET TWO

Take 5
Smack Dab in the Middle
The Night We Called it a Day
Shaker Song
You Are The Sunshine of My Life
A Nightengale Sang in Berkely Square
Ridin' High
Stoned Soul Picnic
Snowfall
Puttin on the Ritz
Sing Sing Sing

Encore: Route 66