Cape Breton Jazz and World Music FestivalDate: Fri, Aug 5 2016 - Sat, Aug 13 2016
The Cape Breton Jazz and World Music Festival August 5-13, 2016 has attracted an outstanding group of jazz musicians who will perform at different venues throughout the CBRM. Some highlights of the Festival include a Tribute to jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald performed by vocalist and pianist Doris Mason and her 10 piece band. This show will take place on Saturday, August 6. Bill Stevenson, jazz pianist and vocalist will perform on Friday August 12, giving an outstanding vocal and piano performance pf jazz and blues standards with his outstanding trio of Tom Easley and Geoff Arseneault. The special event focusing on ‘Ladies Sing and Play Jazz’ will take place at the Highland Arts Theatre in Sydney on Tuesday, August 9. A number of female vocalists will take the stage for this very special event. Adding the world music flavor to this year’s Festival will be Trio Bembe, a latin-jazz trio which will play several shows in various communities during the Festival. Further Festival information can be obtained at the Festival’s website at capebretonjazzfestival.com.