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Jaclyn Guillou

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | SELF

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | SELF
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Jaclyn Guillou @ Vancouver International Jazz Festival - Bogarts Chophouse.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Jaclyn Guillou @ Vancouver International Jazz Festival-TBA

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Jaclyn Guillou @ Vancouver International Jazz Festival - Galaxy Rising Star Event

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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GET JAZZED, A Benefit Concert for NOW Canada
with Robert Fine & Jackée Guillou

Robert Fine of Kelowna and Jackée Guillou from Vancouver/Kelowna will be performing a show together comprised of classic favorites from the Great American Songbook. Fine's crooner style has been noted in numerous concerts in Kelowna and around the world for his exceptional interpretations of Frank Sinatra songs.

Jackee will be performing the hits like Besame Mucho, Mood Indigo, Just Squeeze Me made popular by legendary vocalists such as Sarah Vaughan, and Carmen McRae. Robert Fine is a local favorite in the arts community and will be sharing the stage with Jackee for a handful of duets. Robert and Jackée have been performing together since last summer where they both were featured with the Dreamland Band in a sold-out show at Rotary Centre For The Arts.

Together they are joining forces to perform a benefit concert for NOW Canada in the effort to raise money for the Alexandra Gardner Woman and Children Safe Centre . Since opening its doors in 2002, this 20-bed shelter has offered accommodation to nearly 5,000 women and children. The everyday wear and tear of the house is taking its toll and it is in need of significant improvements. Please donate by purchasing a ticket to this very special event. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of women and children of the Okanagan. - City Of Kelowna


October 5, 2010

Jazz singer Jackée Guillou can’t wait to hit the road with her quartet to show what the judges in the CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award heard last summer.

First stop is Cellar Jazz Club, which has become one of Vancouver’s hottest venues in the genre. Second stop is Thursday at St. Andrew’s on the Square.

Guillou is making her mark as an emerging voice in Canadian jazz, though she feels she’s been around a while.

“I’ve actually been performing since I was three years old,” she said from Vancouver. “I was always singing and dancing, so I’ve always been around it my whole life.”

Guillou studied jazz at college and worked in musical theatre as an actor/singer/dancer in Toronto for a number of years before returning to B.C. She’s a cousin of B.C. country singer Lisa Brokop.

“In a way, I kind of started narrowing things down,” as she pursued her dream of becoming a jazz singer. Winning the Galaxie Award at the 2009 Vancouver International Jazz Festival brought extra wind to her wings.

“All of a sudden I started listening to jazz radio and going to jazz clubs, so it really forced me to focus.”

While turning her attention to songwriting, she’s currently involved with three projects, including a jazz duo and a 15-piece big band, the Dreamland Band. With the quartet, she blends swing and bossa nova, singing in multiple languages.

After only two or three performances at the Firehall Cultural Centre, she did her first live recording, an EP. She’s currently working on a fourth release, a full-length CD, but the EP paid off.

“Because of that, musicians could see I have room for growth.”

A seasoned quartet joins her, including bassist Michael Rush, Seattle-based pianist Victor Noriega and drummer Julian MacDonough of Albaquerque, N.M.

Guillou will sing originals from her latest CD as well as covers of songs by her inspirations among Canadian singer/songwriters — Joni Mitchell, Ron Sexsmith and Rufus Wainwright. Another popular request is Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.

Tickets for Thursday’s 7:30 p.m. show are $20, available in advance from ray.nyuli@entertainmentManagement.ca or 851-1180. - Kamloops Daily News



I interviewed Jackée Guillou, a lovely jazz vocalist from Vancouver BC. I also got to catch a performance when she was in Kamloops. She is lively and engaging and her performances reflect this along with an innate sense of rhythm. Guillou is certainly on a rising trajectory. Jackée was the recipient of the Galaxy Rising Star Award at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival last year. The interview was aired as a Jazz On The Rocks Special Presentation. http://www.jackee.ca/ I’ll let you know when it gets to print. - Shelley G - Jazz On The Rocks


Jackee :: what an inspiring soul & gorgeous vocalist
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October 5th, 2010 by natalie
Galaxie Rising Star Award winner from 2009 Vancouver International Jazz Festival has been busy for the last 2 years and making her mark as one of Canada’s new and exciting vocalists. As a vocalist and composer Guillou creates an organic well structured canvas. Jackée’s voice is raw and emotional with intensity so sultry that it lingers long after the last note. From stunning ballads to toe-tappin’ grooves to rhythmic original music, this songster has mega vocal chops with her own unique sound. Her original compositions showcase her dynamic range and combine quirky lyrics with major elements of romance and cool groove. The current goal is to create “jazz for the new generation,” and unite old school sounds with new school ideas and concepts. She has produced 3 CDs: one EP studio album (Girl From Ipanema), Live @ Rotary Centre For The Arts (sold out), and Live @ Firehall Centre For The Arts (with a 4 piece band). ??Starting in September, Jackée will be perfoming a regular music series at Raw Canvas in Yaletown. She will be playing every last thursday of the month from 8-11pm. The venue is a creative space and hosts a tapas lounge, wine bar and art studio, an extraordinary social destination. HYPERLINK “http://www.raw-canvas.com/” \t “_blank” www.raw-canvas.com Jackée continues her regular gig with her jazz trio at db Bistro Moderne every other week. Upcoming dates are thurs Aug 12, thurs Aug 26, and then the series moves to wednesdays: wed Sept 8, wed Sept 22. Check the website for restaurant info and other fabulous events. The restaurant is owned by International Chef and celebrity, Daniel Boulud and is sister restaurant to Lumiere. HYPERLINK “http://www.dbbistro.ca/” \t “_blank” www.dbbistro.ca??Jackée will be heading into the recording studio to record her highly anticipated first full-length studio album. The album features top Canadian and American musicians coming together to play in the band. She will be recording several original songs as well as some jazz standards and covers. Jackée is really excited to be finally putting together a full-length album that represents all sides of her personality, groove, eclectic energy and love of languages. ??An upcoming tour is in the works. Jackée and her quartet will be touring British Columbia in the fall. They start in Vancouver and play the Cellar Jazz Club on wed Oct 6. Their last performance at the club was sold out and reservations are highly recommended. HYPERLINK “http://www.cellarjazz.com/” \t “_blank” www.cellarjazz.com The quartet travels through the province to such places as Kelowna, Vernon, Kamloops and Victoria. Make sure to spread the word, the next tour won’t be until spring 2011!??Jackée is available for private events, concerts and house concerts. She is also available for private vocal instruction and workshops. Please contact Brian Guillou – HYPERLINK “mailto:jackeemgmt@gmail.com” \t “_blank” jackeemgmt@gmail.com for all booking inquiries.??Stay tuned for all news at HYPERLINK “http://www.jackee.ca/” \t “_blank” www.Jackee.ca

Having first met the talented Jackee preforming quartet style ala swank rooftop of a gastown penthouse for the inaguarl Designers on Designers event, I have yet been able to get her tunes out of my head.

The utmost favourite is by far her rendition of “Girl From Ipanema” – which you’ll notice compliments our ss2011 behind the scenes video (coming soon) with an effortless coolness & so suited for a summertime picnic affair.

Not only do we at Sienna Ray love Jackee, she been busy for the last 2 years and making her mark as one of Canada’s new and exciting vocalists. As a vocalist and composer Guillou creates an organic well structured canvas. Jackée’s voice is raw and emotional with intensity so sultry that it lingers long after the last note. From stunning ballads to toe-tappin’ grooves to rhythmic original music, this songster has mega vocal chops with her own unique sound. Her original compositions showcase her dynamic range and combine quirky lyrics with major elements of romance and cool groove.

You can catch her perfoming a regular music series at Raw Canvas in Yaletown. She will be playing every last thursday of the month from 8-11pm. The venue is a creative space and hosts a tapas lounge, wine bar and art studio, an extraordinary social destination. Jackée continues her regular gig with her jazz trio at db Bistro Moderne every other week. Check the website for restaurant info and other fabulous events.

Jackée and her quartet will be touring British Columbia in the fall. They’re thrilled to kick off the tour in Vancouver, playing the Cellar Jazz Club tomorrow Oct 6. Their last performance at the club was sold out and reservations are highly recommended. The quartet travels through the province to such places as Kelowna, Vernon, Kamloops and Victoria. Make sure to spread the word, the next tour won’t be until spring 2011!

Jackée is available for private events, concerts and house concerts. She is also available for private vocal instruction and workshops. Please contact Brian Guillou for all booking inquiries.?? Stay tuned for all news at www.Jackee.ca - Sienna Ray & Co


AUDI DO: Open Road auto dealer Christian Chia threw a party to launch the $187,000 Audi R8 Spyder model at his Boundary Road showroom Wednesday. It's a fresh-air version of Audi's existing $173,000 Coupe, and shares its 525-horsepower V10 engine. Still, Chia, 41, prefers to go racing in the 450-horse Porsche 997 GT3 he'll pilot at a Singapore circuit Sept. 25.

Delta-raised actress-singer-tap dancer Jackee Guillou ( www.jackee.ca)checked the Spyder between sets featuring songs from her tasty Live At The Firehall Centre For The Arts CD. Eight of 11 tracks are covers, but Guillou said she's written seven songs for a soon-to-wax sequel -- with more of Evan Arntzen's suave clarinet playing, let's hope.

"My goal is to make jazz cool again," Guillou said, possibly surprising those who thought it always was.


Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/life/load+this+police+vehicle+gangsters/3510737/story.html#ixzz16hI72aDE - Malcom Parry - The Vancouver Sun



VANCOUVER - Jackée Guillou, the Galaxie Rising Star Award winner from the 2009 Vancouver International Jazz Festival, is embarking on her first tour of British Columbia with her seasoned quartet, Seattle-based pianist Victor Noriega, Albuquerque-based drummer Julian MacDonough and Vancouver-based bassist Michael Rush.

The quartet will begin their tour with a show in Vancouver at the Cellar Jazz Club on
Oct. 6th and will conclude on Oct. 15th with a performance in Courtenay at Joe’s Garage on Oct. 15th.

Guillou is making her mark as one of Canada's most original and exciting jazz vocalists. With previous credits under her belt as an actor/singer/dancer working with such companies like the Arts Club Theatre of Vancouver, Guillou has reinvented herself as a stunning jazz vocalist and composer.

“Some great things are happening with my career right now and I am eager to hit the road with my band. I can honestly say that I feel like I’ve been waiting to do this my whole life,” Guillou said.

On this tour she will be performing her most requested material, songs from her latest CD: Live @ The Firehall Centre For The Arts, and covers of Canadian singer/songwriter inspirations Joni Mitchell, Ron Sexsmith and Rufus Wainwright.

Guillou has been occupied in the recording studio working on her highly anticipated first full-length studio album. The album features top Canadian and American musicians from Portland, New York City and Toronto. She has recorded seven original songs as well as some jazz standards and covers.

For more information about the tour or interviews, contact info@jackee.ca or (604)928-4122

http://www.jackee.ca/

Oct.6 Cellar Jazz Club, Vancouver
Oct.7 St.Andrews on the Square, Kamloops
Oct.8 House Concert, Kelowna (new venue! email tinajustina@shaw.ca for tix)
Oct.9 Vernon Jazz Club, Vernon
Oct.10 Silverton Gallery, Slocan Valley
Oct.14 Hermann’s Jazz Club, Victoria
Oct.15 Joe’s Garage, Courtenay
- Village 900 Radio


Discography

To The City (2011) Coming Soon!!!
with Randy Porter on piano, Tom Beckham on vibraphones, Michael Rush on bass and Joe Poole on drums. Special guests include Denzal Sinclaire on vocals, Chris Davis on trumpet, Rod Murray on trombone and Evan Arntzen on tenor sax & clarinet.

APRIL TOUR - NEW SHOWS ADDED!
April 5 - Surrey, BC -Newton Cultural Centre
April 6 - Vancouver, BC - The Cultch
April 7 - Silverton, BC - Silverton Gallery
April 8 - Invermere, BC - Strands Old House
April 9 - Creston, BC - Snoring Sasquatch
April 11 - Lethbridge, AB - Tongue n Groove
April 12 - Medicine Hat, AB - House Concert
April 13 - Moose Jaw, SK - Library Theatre
April 14 - Rosthern, SK - Station Arts Centre
April 15 - Edmonton, AB - Yardbird Suite
April 16 - Calgary, AB - Beat Niq Jazz Club
April 17 - Kelowna, BC - Vineyard Estate
April 19 - Kamloops, BC - Caffe Motivo

OTHER DISCOGRAPHY:
Live @ the Firehall Centre For The Arts (2009)
with Amanda Tosoff on piano, David Sikula on guitar, Adam Thomas on bass and Morgan Childs on drums.

Por Ejemplo EP (2008)
with Gavin Youngash on guitar

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