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Happy Victoria Day! All kinds of good news and goodies to share with you today. 

NEW ALBUM REVIEW:
So thrilled by this new review from Dave O Rama of More Trumpet in BC Musician Magazine. http://www.bcmusicianmag.com/anita-eccleston-more-trumpet-cd-review/

NEW CMW VIDEOS:
Here's a playlist of videos from my appearance at The Paddock in Toronto with the sensational pianist Steve Amirault, performing at Canadian Music Week 2017. Please share recklessly and muchly!

RADIO INTERVIEW:
While I was in Toronto I also had a chance to sit down with Valerie and Ashley for Mix Sessions at CIUT 89.5 FM (Radio of University of Toronto) for an interview.
You can listen to it here: http://www.ciut.fm/shows-2/the-archive/

Pictured above is the endless sunset I flew into on my way home to Vancouver after the whirlwind trip to Toronto.

Glad to be home and enjoying some time digging in the garden in today's sunshine, all ready and set to perform tonight at my my monthly installment of jazz at The Kino (3456 Cambie - 9PM) in Vancouver. xo

 

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  2. 2 All of Me 04:25
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  3. 3 Just an Hour 03:21 Info Free
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  4. 4 Fly Me To The Moon 04:45
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  5. 5 My Funny Valentine 05:24
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  6. 6 I Fall In Love Too Easily 03:42
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  7. 7 Summertime 03:29
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  8. 8 The Nearness of You 05:35
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  9. 9 Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight 05:08
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  10. 10 Black Coffee 05:53
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  11. 11 The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines 03:49
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  12. 12 These Foolish Things 03:52
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  13. 13 What A Wonderful World 04:47
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  14. 14 Angel Eyes 04:50
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  15. 15 Time After Time 04:19
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  16. 16 I'm Just A Lucky So and So (feat. Andrew Smith) 04:33
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  18. 18 The Good Life 03:56 Info Free
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  20. 20 Flicker of My Eye 03:00 Info
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  21. 21 Through It All 02:39 Info
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  22. 22 Lovesick 04:21 Info
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  23. 23 Fumbling Forward 03:26 Info
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  24. 24 Call Me Up 04:22 Info
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  25. 25 Island Lament 03:26 Info
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  26. 26 St. Louis Blues 06:07 Info
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  27. 27 Scarlet Scribbles 03:51 Info
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Phoenix Centre Fundraiser

Country Garden Greenhouse, https://goo.gl/maps/YFBxCPi4dR72, Monte Lake, BC

On Sunday June 10, Country Garden Greenhouse and The Smorgasbord Deli are hosting the fourth annual Fundraiser dinner for The Phoenix Centre.

Most of us have at least one friend or relative who is struggling with alcohol or substance abuse and with the recent emergence of Fentanyl added to the mix, many people's lives are in even greater danger. The Phoenix Centre is one of very few places where help may be had and the good people there are, of course, always working with a shortage of funds. "This is our way of trying to help out" says Anita Strong, co-owner of Country Garden Greenhouse and the Smorgasbord Deli."The venue is our beautiful farm at in Monte Lake where music and appies start at 4pm. Be prepared for a wonderful evening" she added.

The fundraiser is a four course dinner featuring the best of what the Kamloops fields and streams can supply as well as the rich expressive voice and and sumptuous trumpet phrasings of Anita Eccleston/Andrew Smith Duo will be performing, highlighting her latest CD.

Four Course Dinner: Wild Salmon ( RiverFresh Wild BC Seafood - Wild salmon), Trout (Ted's Trout), BC Beef & BC Lamb. Salads from the Smorgasbord Deli, Coffee (Shuswap Coffee Company).

Tickets are $65 and are available at the following locations: Smorgasbord Deli (225 7th Ave Kamloops BC) Moviemart (369 St. Paul St. Kamloops BC) Phoenix Centre

https://goo.gl/maps/YFBxCPi4dR72

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

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Vancouver-based bandleader Anita Eccleston's acrobatic voice and lyrical trumpet style honour the traditions of jazz, often melding familiar and new in both her large and small ensembles. Her ongoing project showcases original songs and jazz favourites highlighted by instrumental improvisation, sweet sultry vocals, and sweeping cello counterpoint. Her growing passion for jazz ukulele has her adopting a new role as a rhythm player. Her major influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Amy Winehouse, Diana Krall, Miles Davis, Chet Baker and Jake Shimabukuro. Anita's energetic performances incorporate many styles from jazz to soul, funk, reggae, pop, and the blues.

Her latest album, More Trumpet (December 2016) is a collection of traditional jazz standards, showcasing her distinctive vocal stylings alongside her playful trumpeting. She pays tribute to the timeless songs that she connected with as a budding musician.

In 2011, Eccleston released her debut Jazz EP, a collection of recordings from her early beginnings in Montreal at McGill University. Anita was featured in 2012 in a performance for CBC Radio One’s program Hot Air. She released her Trio EP in 2013, and in 2014 completed her long-awaited original LP, So It Goes. The full-length album explores her eclectic tastes in music. Her music is available for purchase and streaming online.

Anita toured BC and Eastern Canada (highlighted by a show at Canadian Music Week in Toronto) in 2014. In 2015, she performed with her trio and was also a featured guest soloist with the Plastic Acid Orchestra at the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. The following year, she again performed with her 9-piece lineup on Granville Island for the Vancouver Jazz Fest. In April 2017, Anita showcased again at Canadian Music Week accompanied by pianist Steve Amirault with assistance from Music BC.

Joining Canada's only all-female Mariachi band Las Estrellas de Vancouver, Eccleston traveled in the early summer 2017 to Tlaxcala, Mexico to attend workshops and perform at the first ever Women's Mariachi Festival alongside groups from Mexico, Columbia and the USA.

Anita is currently writing new music, teaching, performing, and advancing her mastery of the jazz ukulele.