Vocalist and trumpet player Anita Eccleston writes music deeply influenced by jazz – catchy songs that resonate.

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New Year's Eve Dinner + Live Music

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CAVU kitchen bar, 5911 Minoru Blvd, Richmond, BC

Anita Eccleston TRIO with Andrew Smith and Russell Scholberg

Join us for yummy eats, live music, bubbly and more!

✨ 6-9 pm: Buffet Dinner ✨ 7pm-1am: Live music by @anitatrumpet ✨ 11pm-12:30am: Charcuterie table + donut wall ✨ 12am: Champagne toast Tickets: $80

$80 per ticket, includes meal and champagne.

Empty Wall Art Show

Empty Wall Art Show, 2987 Granville St, Vancouver, BC

Join us on October 21st from 7-11 PM for a night of expressive art, refreshing drinks, and live music provided by Anita Eccleston Duo.

Empty Wall is proudly presenting the first Canadian solo exhibition for internationally acclaimed contemporary painter Flavio Galvan https://www.flaviogalvan.com/

Galvan’s current body of work has been described as energetic, sophisticated, and forward-focused. His paintings and drawings lure you into a magnificent world of colour, texture and form. His work seeks to connect the observer to a deeper engagement with the vast landscape of the human experience. His masterful expressions in oil, acrylic, and texture create an exuberant dance that tangos through his formative years in Argentina then on to his life as a celebrated American painter.

https://emptywall.ca/

JAZZ JAZZ JAZZ. Sultry vocals, slick guitar, wailing trumpet and all your favourite songs. It's been too long folks. Pull up a chair, have an extraordinary brunch and relax on your Sunday with us.

https://tockify.com/2ndfloorgastown/detail/888/1652639400000

$8 plus option to tip the band.

$8 per person with option to tip the band.

Holiday Variety Show Party!

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YouTube Livestream

Come crush a cup of eggnog with Anita Eccleston & Friends as they celebrate with holiday classics, rum, stories,poetry, jokes, ukulele duets and more, highlighted by Anita's new Holiday song, "Long Nights." Featuring Anita Eccleston, Doug Gorkoff, and guests. FREE

Anita Eccleston & André Lachance

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2nd Floor Gastown (Water Street Cafe), 300 Water Street, Vancouver, BC

Come feel like you’re home for the holidays! Anita Eccleston (vocals/trumpet) and André Lachance (guitar) bring a cozy blend of jazz and holiday music to 2nd Floor Gastown’s Sunday Brunch Duo Series. With special guest Doug Gorkoff (cello). Featuring the premiere live performance of Anita Eccleston's newly released Christmas song "Long Nights." Advance reservations strongly recommended. https://bit.ly/AE_Bru_Dec5

$8 per person with option to tip the band.

Anita Eccleston plays Vancouver Jazz Fest 2021

Ocean Art Works

LIVESTREAM! Where Chet Baker sang like he played, Anita Eccleston plays like she sings. “Packing a polished and sassy approach to the American jazz songbook” (BC Musician Magazine), her trumpet is an extension of her playful, sultry voice, while her hotshot quartet serves up traditional jazz, blues, soul, funk, and reggae-rock to get crowds moving! With Andrew R. Smith guitar, Graham Clark bass, and Justin James drums.

https://www.coastaljazz.ca/event/anita-eccleston/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YEb-T_Wnpk

Anita Eccleston SOLO LIVE

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ONLINE: Side Door Access

I am going to play my ukulele and sing for you. Originals, jazz faves and sweet covers. Let's have a little hang.

$10 per online access

Duo partners Anita Eccleston and Andrew Smith play all the sounds of jazz. Whether they are paying tribute to traditional favourites or serving up modern classics, they fit the ambiance with Anita's lyrical trumpet playing and sultry vocals combined with Andrew's warm crooning and finger style jazz guitar. By donation at the door.

Moss Collective is Anna Lumiere (keyboards, vocals), Graham Ord (sax, flute, vocals), Arista Hawkes (upright bass, vocals) Bernie Arai (drums) featuring Anita Eccleston (trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals). The music varies from innovative free improvisation to grand arrangements of compositions from musical luminaries such as Radiohead, Bjork, Amy Winehouse and Dan Mangan. Expect to hear every colour of the rainbow stylistically and emotionally.

Anita Eccleston Andrew Smith Duo

The Yard, 8482 Granville St, Vancouver, BC

Duo partners Anita Eccleston and Andrew Smith play all the sounds of jazz. Whether they are paying tribute to traditional favourites or serving up modern classics, they fit the ambiance with Anita's lyrical trumpet playing and sultry vocals combined with Andrew's warm crooning and finger style jazz guitar. By donation at the door.

Boris Vian Tribute Concert

Studio 17, 2425 Manitoba St, Vancouver, BC

A tribute to Boris Vian, the French polymath: writer, poet, musician, singer, translator, critic, actor, inventor and engineer. While today he is remembered primarily for his novels, my trio and I will be presenting his jazz compositions in a very special musical performance as a part of the gallery's exhibition opening. Vian was fascinated with jazz: he served as liaison for, among others, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis in Paris, wrote for several French jazz-reviews (Le Jazz Hot, Paris Jazz) and published numerous articles dealing with jazz both in the United States and in France.

Hommage à Boris Vian Trio: Anita Eccleston - Vocals (chanter en français)/Trumpet Dave Sikula - Guitar André Lachance - Bass

The concert is free to attend. Full details: https://www.facebook.com/events/125091752171744/ To learn more: http://lecollectifcb.ca/

1920's Style Valentine's Day

Knuckles Bar & Grill, 15057 Marine Dr #100, White Rock, BC

The Eccleston Smith Duo present an evening of 1920's romantic songs, throwing it back to a simpler time, and sharing tales of the Jazz Age.

Duo partners Anita Eccleston and Andrew Smith play all the sounds of jazz. Whether they are paying tribute to traditional favourites or serving up modern classics, they fit the ambiance with Anita's lyrical trumpet playing and sultry vocals combined with Andrew's warm crooning and finger style jazz guitar.

Have a listen: Anita sings https://youtu.be/0GIRSjYttog Andy sings https://youtu.be/QZo15tAkuuU

To reserve call (604) 531-0646 or click for tickets for OpenTable reservations. http://www.knucklesbarandgrill.com

Anita Eccleston Andrew Smith Duo

The Yard, 8482 Granville St, Vancouver, BC

Duo partners Anita Eccleston and Andrew Smith play all the sounds of jazz. Whether they are paying tribute to traditional favourites or serving up modern classics, they fit the ambiance with Anita's lyrical trumpet playing and sultry vocals combined with Andrew's warm crooning and finger style jazz guitar. By donation at the door.

Anita Eccleston w/ Louie/Quinn Duo

Revel Room, 238 Abbott St, Vancouver, BC

Vocalist and trumpet player Anita Eccleston joins keyboardist Doug Louie and saxophonist Dave Quinn for a relaxing evening of classic jazz, bossa novas and ballads. The Revel Room's unmatched menu and specialty drinks create the setting for a tasty and memorable experience. Preview Anita singing straight up jazz here: https://youtu.be/0GIRSjYttog

Blog

Emergence. A new life. Gala Gardens 

It has been a strange year. 

While tracking demos for a future vocal album a war broke out in Ukraine. I wrote a song for the people of Ukraine. These are compositions I am working to release, however I got sidelined unexpectedly. 

During March I felt overwhelmed. I started learning midi because I wanted to make beats for a chill track, quick and unapologetic. A song for me without any regard for what I had ever made before. I tried to make a lo-fi track in a day. It was so fun. By April I’d created 11 songs. A mosaic of melodies, the songs are comforting and relaxing. Warm vocal harmonies paint soundscapes for intricate refrains and counterpoint. Improvised trumpet and electric ukuleles groove over laid back lo-fi hip hop beats. Being able to create it all on my own was so liberating. I was putting solid ground under my feet and taking control of my life through creation. It felt natural. 

Throughout the pandemic my garden has been a safe haven. A place where I’ve spent many hours, be it in the labour of growing the vegetables, or simply reading in the afternoon sun with my bearded dragon. When reflecting on the feelings I expressed through each song, I found aspects of wonder and a connectedness to the natural world. Where these songs came from and how they were connected to my own relationships to nature. 

I am pleased to release my new instrumental album, Gala Gardens on November 4th, 2022. I wrote, produced and mixed it myself, and brought in Chris Gestrin (Public Alley 421) to master it. I enlisted Emily Valin (EACV Designs) to create the artwork, a fantasy garden fit for a gala. The first single is “Golden Hour” for which I co-produced a super sweet music video with Patrick Collins (Alwaysfurther Films). 

So yeah, I accidentally made an instrumental lo-fi jazz album this year and it’s my new desert island disk. I have changed, grown into a different kind of creator. It is a new chapter on my musical journey and in my life. I remain plotting my next vocal release, anticipating now a shift in style and interpretation. All good things in time. 

Please sit back and enjoy Gala Gardens. It is the best music I have ever made.

A lady is reading aloud to a bearded dragon in her lap while sitting under a tree during the golden hour of the evening.

Here are some things that you can do to support this work and help it reach to more ears. It all makes a huge impact and means everything to me to have your help. 

  • Purchase a digital copy or CD + digital directly from my website
     
  • Save it to your library or "heart" it on your streaming service of choice 
     
  • Add songs from Gala Gardens to playlists 
     
  • Follow me on Spotify and Subscribe on YouTube 
     
  • Use these songs as your "sound" on TikTok vids or Instagram reels & stories 
     
  • Mention it to friends, play it for them when they visit, share it on your socials, etc. 

Thank you so much! xo Anita

Gala Gardens on Spotify

Gala Gardens on Bandcamp

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