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Summer: New Jazz EP & Music in the Park 

Summertime... and the living is out there...

Jazz festival season is always my favorite time of the year. It comes and goes so fast and I always miss a few shows, while taking in as many as possible, some really tough choices to decide between this year! For my own performance I brought a 9-piece band to the Railspur Stage on Granville Island for Van Jazz Fest Canada Day Celebrations. I had my twin Elizabeth backing me up on Vocals (pictured right, with our mother), Heather Anderson on trumpet, Ben Henriques on tenor sax, Doug Gorkoff soaring on cello, Andrew Smith (of Sweetpea Swing Band), on guitar and uke, Graham Clark on bass, and fellow Kamloopsians Kris Ruston on keys and Richard Graham on drums. It was EPIC! What a powerhouse behind me! I feel so lucky to be able to do what I do and continually develop my craft and my material. Thank yous go to everyone who has ever encouraged me, given me an opportunity, and for all who believe in the dream I have of putting out real, world class, honest music. My goal is always to connect with you, whether it's the way I sing or play a line, to the words I write or songs I choose to play, you are always in my mind and in my heart.

With the intensity (jazz binging) of the 10 days of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival behind me I look upon the next 2 months with a longing to relax, hit the beach, and soak up the patio life. However so far the 10 days since the festival have proven to be packed with hilarious costumed gigs. From "Bollywood" Indian brass bands to an appearance with Las Estrellas de Vancouver (Mariachi) at the tremendous Carnival del Sol (left), coupled with sweet little jazz performances. So far July seems a like it has more surprises in store.

My plans for the summer are to finish recording my new jazz album. I hope to be able to release it in the early fall, and am gearing all my focus that direction.

If you would like to hear me perform you can catch me in Vancouver at The Kino (3456 Cambie) July 25th and August 22nd, 9pm by donation. I play there on the 4th Monday of every month.

For my hometown crowd in Kamloops: I will be appearing at Riverside Park - Music in The Park on August 13th with a large band (deets TBA). 7PM, free. It has been too long since I voyaged across the Cascades to the meeting of the Thompson rivers, and WAY TOO LONG since I got to eat yummy Senor Froggy!

Aside from recording and performing, this summer I will be writing and developing new songs for another original album, off in the future. Hopefully with my ukulele at a beach. :)  May your summer be splendid and filled with love and fun! xo Anita

Anita Eccleston is a Kamloops-born, Vancouver-based bandleader; a vocalist and trumpet player performing music that ranges from traditional jazz standards to funk, soul, motown, reggae, blues, pop and originals. Whether she is backed by a large ensemble or small, her sultry, sweet yet bold voice coupled with her lyrical trumpet style, creates a remarkable quality throughout her sound.

In 2011 Eccleston released her debut Jazz EP, a collection of jazz recordings from 2003 to 2010. In 2013 she released a brand new Trio EP amid the final stages of recording her long awaited original LP. Titled So It Goes, the full length original album travels through her eclectic tastes in music with jazz running throughout every vein. It is now available for purchase here, on iTunes, Bandcamp and CD Baby, as well as at live performances.

Anita Eccleston embarked on her first tour to Eastern Canada in May 2014. In Summer Anita toured in BC while writing new compositions that ignited her involvement with the Plastic Acid Orchestra for their 2014 Halloween event at Performance Works on Granville Island in Vancouver. In 2015 Anita's Trio and The Plastic Acid Orchestra performed in the 30th Anniversary TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. On Canada Day 2016 she brought a 9-piece band to the Railspur Stage for the Vancouver Jazz Festival.

Anita is currently writing new songs, recording and will be releasing a new jazz standards album in the early fall of 2016.

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Anita Eccleston/Andrew Smith Duo @ Kino

Kino Cafe, 3456 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC

Anita Eccleston and Andrew Smith return to the Kino for their monthly installment of Jazz. Dog days of summer can only be cooled by cool cool jazz.

Come feed your ears (and soul) @ 9PM, finishes around 11pm. Cover is by donation. Note: The pizzas at The Kino are delightful! Jazz musicians welcome to drop by and sit in (as always).

Anita Eccleston - Vocals & Trumpet Andrew Smith - Electric Guitar & Vocals

Riverside Music in The Park

Riverside Park Bandshell, 100 Lorne Street, Kamloops, BC

Anita Eccleston is geared up from the Vancouver Jazz Festival and ready to rock Riverside Park. Expect a party set, with momentary bouts of thoughtfulness and reflection. So... funk, soul, jazz, blues, reggae and magic. FREE - 7PM

The Lineup: Anita Eccleston - Vocals & Trumpet Andrew Smith - Vocals & Electric Guitar Kris Ruston - Keyboard & Organ Graham Clark - Electric Bass Richard Graham - Drums Steve Reid - Alto Sax

FREE

Thank yous to the City of Kamloops and the British Columbia Lottery Corporation for sponsoring Music in the Park.

Big thanks and shoutout to Henry Small and Lee's Music for putting this together, your work is incredible.

Anita Eccleston/Andrew Smith Duo

Kino Cafe, 3456 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC

Anita Eccleston and Andrew Smith return to the Kino for their monthly installment of Jazz. Deep July is when the solos get thick and soul drenched.

Come feed your ears (and soul) @ 9PM, finishes around 11pm. Cover is by donation. Note: The pizzas at The Kino are delightful! Jazz musicians welcome to drop by and sit in (as always).

Anita Eccleston - Vocals & Trumpet Andrew Smith - Electric Guitar & Vocals

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The Kino 3456 Cambie St (near 19th Ave) Call 604-875-1998 if you would like to reserve a large table.

Anita Eccleston/Andrew Smith Duo

Kino Cafe, 3456 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC

TONIGHT!! Anita Eccleston and Andrew Smith return to the Kino for the Jazz. They'll be playing their relaxing mix of standards, originals and telling some jokes; trying out new songs and voyaging into the unknown, while remaining grounded in tradition and swinging as hard as possible.

Come feed your ears (and soul) @ 9PM, finishes around 11pm. Cover is by donation. Note: The pizzas at The Kino are delightful! Jazz musicians welcome to drop by and sit in (as always).

Anita Eccleston - Vocals & Trumpet Andrew Smith - Electric Guitar & Vocals

Spread the love ♥ : Watch, Like, Follow, Subscribe and SHARE: https://youtu.be/QJtYqCkriT0 http://anitaeccleston.com/ http://www.facebook.com/anitaecclestonjazz http://twitter.com/AnitaEccleston http://www.instagram.com/anitatrumpet

The Kino 3456 Cambie St (near 19th Ave) Call 604-875-1998 if you would like to reserve a large table.

Anita Eccleston plays TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Granville Island Railspur District Stage, 1325 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, BC

Granville Island - Railspur District Stage FREE CANADA DAY

Kamloops-born, Vancouver-based vocalist/trumpeter Anita Eccleston’s music ranges from traditional jazz standards to funk, soul, Motown, reggae, blues, pop and bold originals. Her sweetly sultry voice and lyrical trumpet meshes beautifully with a hotshot septet featuring Ben Henriques sax, Andrew Smith guitar, Kris Ruston keys, Doug Gorkoff cello, Graham Clark bass, and Richard Graham drums. http://www.coastaljazz.ca/anita_eccleston_2016

Anita Eccleston Trio ft. Doug Gorkoff

Kino Cafe, 3456 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC

A vivacious entertainer, Anita Eccleston's acrobatic voice and lyrical trumpet style honour the traditions of jazz while melding both familiar with new. Her ongoing project, a guitar trio featuring multifaceted cellist Doug Gorkoff, showcases original songs and jazz favourites accented by trumpet and guitar improvisation, sweet sultry vocals, and sweeping cello counterpoint.

9pm - Mon May 23 - Cover by donation à la jazz hat.

Anita Eccleston Trio featuring Doug Gorkoff Anita Eccleston - Vocals & Trumpet Andrew Smith - Electric Guitar & Vocals Graham Clark - Upright Bass Doug Gorkoff - Cello

The Kino (3456 Cambie near 19th Ave) Call 604-875-1998 to reserve for large parties (walk-ins welcome). Jazz musicians exceptionally welcome to come sit in and jam.

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Anita Eccleston/Andrew Smith Duo

Kino Cafe, 3456 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC

Live jazz, traditional to funky, covers and originals. Call (604) 875-1998 for reservations. All ages cafe restaurant, tapas cuisine. Full bar. Cover by donation.

Anita Eccleston - Vocals & Trumpet Andrew Smith - Guitar & Vocals

The Kino - 3456 Cambie St, Vancouver

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Jazz Vespers in the Valley

Northwood United Church, 8855 156th Street, Surrey, BC

An energetic performer, Anita Eccleston's acrobatic voice and lyrical trumpet style honour the traditions of jazz while melding both familiar with new. Her ongoing project, a guitar trio featuring multifaceted cellist Doug Gorkoff, showcases original songs and jazz favourites accented by trumpet and guitar improvisation, sweet sultry vocals, and sweeping cello counterpoint.

Anita Eccleston Trio featuring Doug Gorkoff Anita Eccleston - Vocals & Trumpet Andrew Smith - Guitar & Vocals Graham Clark - Upright Bass Doug Gorkoff - Cello Come, relax and take a breath; listen to Lower Mainland's finest Jazz. Vibrant, Joyful, Soulful, Reflective. All Ages 4pm by donation

Anita Eccleston/Andrew Smith Duo

Kino Cafe, 3456 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC

Live jazz, traditional to funky, covers and originals. Call (604) 875-1998 for reservations. All ages cafe restaurant, tapas cuisine. Full bar. Cover by donation.

Anita Eccleston - Vocals & Trumpet Andrew Smith - Guitar & Vocals

The Kino - 3456 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2W8

Anita Eccleston/Andrew Smith Duo

Kino Cafe, 3456 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC

Live jazz, traditional to funky, covers and originals. Call (604) 875-1998 for reservations. All ages cafe restaurant, tapas cuisine. Full bar. Cover by donation.

Anita Eccleston - Vocals & Trumpet Andrew Smith - Guitar & Vocals

The Kino - 3456 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2W8

Jazz Vespers (Downtown Vancouver)

St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church, 1012 Nelson St, Canada, Vancouver, BC

Anita Eccleston Trio feat. Doug Gorkoff Anita Eccleston - Vocals & Trumpet Andrew Smith - Electric Guitar & Vocals Graham Clark - Upright Bass Doug Gorkoff - Cello

Select original songs and jazz favorites accented by lyrical trumpet improvisation, sweet sultry vocals, and sweeping cello counterpoint.

By Donation. Spend an hour listening to the area’s finest jazz musicians, plus a chance to reflect on life’s mysteries and beauties through spoken word. Take a breath every Sunday at 4:00pm, year round.

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Anita Eccleston/Andrew Smith Duo

The Main on Main, 4210 Main Street, Vancouver, BC

Live jazz, traditional to funky, covers and originals. Call (604) 709-8555 for reservations. All ages restaurant, Mediterranean cuisine. Full bar. No cover, donations accepted and appreciated.

Anita Eccleston - Vocals & Trumpet Andrew Smith - Guitar & Vocals

Robbie Burns Day Party! Ecclesmith @ Kino

Kino Cafe, 3456 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC

Robbie Burns Day Party!

January 25, 2016 9pm @ Kino Cafe (3456 Cambie Street) Cover by donation. Call 604.875.1998 for reservations.

Anita Eccleston/Andrew Smith Duo feat. Doug Gorkoff Anita Eccleston - Vocals & Trumpet Andrew Smith - Vocals & Guitar Doug Gorkoff Cello

This performance will include several short readings (with accents) to honour the great Scottish poet Robert Burns and to celebrate Robbie Burns Dinners everywhere. We will be toasting to the Laddies and to the Lasses and drinking scotch all night long!

Live jazz, traditional to funky, covers and originals. All ages cafe restaurant, tapas cuisine. Full bar. Cover by donation.Sweet ballads, swinging duets and tunes from the old days of jazz. Featuring original music as well as instrumental.

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Santa's Alpine Visit w/ Anita Eccleston Quartet

Sun Peaks Resort, Village Square, Sun Peaks, BC

Santa’s coming to Sun Peaks!

HO HO HO! Santa is on his way, and once again he is making a stop in Sun Peaks! Don’t miss your chance to get those last minute gift requests in, get your picture taken and even meet some of his elves! Enjoy festive music by the Anita Eccleston quartet, find that perfect Christmas gift by visiting one of our onsite vendors, taste some authentic Maple Taffy made right on the snow, and more!

PHOTOS WITH SANTA between 3pm - 5pm! Featured Events

FREE Winter Activity demos FREE Maple Taffy Samples Market Vendors selling a variety of wares LIVE Music by the Anita Eccleston quartet Storytelling with Santa’s Elves

All this and more!

Anita Eccleston/Andrew Smith Duo

Kino Cafe, 3456 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC

Live jazz and hilarious banter. Your favorite songs, done up right. 9-11pm By donation

Help me create my next album by becoming a Benefactor today. Everything helps. Thank you!!

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