Vancouver-based vocalist Jennifer Hayes releases sophomore album
Nov. 7, 2016
On the heels of releasing her first original song Noble Rose, which is featured in the award-winning documentary Perfume War, Vancouver-based jazz singer Jennifer Hayes is set to launch her second studio album, And So It Goes, at Frankie’s Jazz Club on Nov. 9.
With an all-star band of Vancouver’s top musicians, the concert will include tracks from her new album along with a few other favourite jazz gems.
And So It Goes features modern arrangements of classic jazz standards, jazz-influenced pop tunes and her new original composition, Little Bird. Recorded with Canadian producer Paul Airey (Michael Buble, Bria Skonberg), the album hosts some of Vancouver’s top players: Joel Fountain (drums), Jennifer Hodge (bass), Jon Roper (guitars), Tilden Webb (keyboard), Chris Davis (trumpet), Jodi Proznick (bass), David Sikula (guitar), Paul Townsend (percussion) and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra player Cristian Markos (cello).
The album is a culmination of songs that carry a personal meaning to the singer.
“I wanted this project to feature tunes that I have always loved that conjure up emotion for my audience and showcases some really great local musicians,” Hayes said. "I am especially excited about the addition of the cello to some of the pieces: It adds a beautiful, warm and haunting element."
Hayes is focusing her efforts on local and European markets, where she has a vested interest. Being of both Canadian and Swiss citizenship, Hayes plans to bring her music overseas to jazz-friendly crowds in Europe. “There is a lot more live music happening in Europe and with my ties to Switzerland, I hope to make some in-roads into the jazz scene there,” she said.
And So It Goes will be available for sale on iTunes and other online stores Nov. 10. It can also be downloaded digitally from Hayes' website at www.jenniferhayes.ca
Jennifer Hayes is a Vancouver-based jazz/pop singer-songwriter. During the course of her career, Hayes has experienced numerous honours — including singing for the FIFA 2015 Women’s World Cup Soccer and 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games — as well as performing alongside numerous celebrities such as Dal Richards, Jim Byrnes, Michael Kaeshammer and Bria Skonberg, among others. She has performed around the world at various festivals and events in China, the USA and Canada including the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and Harmony Arts Festival. Hayes holds a degree in Jazz Studies from Capilano University along with RCM certificates in piano.
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