Yarker’s Waterfall Tea Room will be hosting Julie Michels & Kevin Barrett on Saturday, July 16th. Tickets are $15. Dinner is at 6pm, the show starts at 8pm. Seating is limited, so call 613-377-1856 for reservations.
Julie Michels (voice) & Kevin Barrett (guitar) breathe new life into the music they play — a repertoire which draws broadly from pop, jazz and latin standards, and adds a few little-known gems. The duo setting enables these top-flight improvisers to bring the spontaneity of a jazz session to their unique and engaging arrangements of your favourite songs.
Michel’s ability to vocalize flows effortlessly from within, gliding through any genre from jazz to folk, bebop and blues. Her performances at popular jazz venues in Toronto Cialis and throughout Canada are regularly met with great responses and packed houses. Julie’s previous recordings include “Singing Naked” (1995) with bassist, George Koller and “Live at Statler’s” (2003) with Kevin Barrett.
Kevin Barrett marries a strong foundation in the jazz guitar tradition, a deft touch with new looping technology and a playful pop sensibility to provide the perfect foil for Julie’s voice. Kevin is a widely respected Toronto guitarist, having recorded, performed and toured with an impressive list of Canadian artists including: Molly Johnson, Shannon Butcher, Big Rude Jake, Paisley Jura, David Wall, Daniela Nardi and DK Ibomeka. He has released two CD’s under his own name: Kevin Barrett Trio: “JAM” (1999) and Kevin Barrett Group: “Share the Wealth” (2002) and has performed in a wide range of jazz festivals as well as most of Toronto’s nightclubs.