June 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Rebecca Hennessy is an award-winning Canadian trumpeter, vocalist, composer and bandleader based in Toronto. In 2018, Rebecca won the Toronto Arts Foundation Rising Jazz Artist Award. In 2016, her FOG Brass Band was nominated for both the Montreal Jazz Festival’s Grand Prix de Jazz and the Galaxie Rising Star Award at the Halifax Jazz Festival. In 2017, Rebecca was commissioned by Silence in Guelph to compose new music to a selection of acclaimed author, Thomas King’s (CBC’s Dead Dog Cafe, The Back of the Turtle, Inconvenient Indian) new poems. In 2019, she wrote a big band arrangement of one of these commissioned pieces, “Dig Up The Stories”, for the = Jazz Orchestra & Christine Jensen at the Ottawa Jazz Festival, presented at the National Arts Centre. “Dig Up The Stories” can also be heard on All The Little Things You Do.
Rebecca’s most recent studio album, All The Little Things You Do heralds her debut as a singer-songwriter and was released in the profound time between the recent death of her mother and the birth of her first child. This beautifully written, performed and produced album speaks to the experiences of love, grief and mental health with a new voice, emerging from a deep and diverse musical career. Her band on the album features world-acclaimed and celebrated musical voices including guitarist Kevin Breit, pianist Tania Gill, bassist Michael Herring, and drummer Dave Clark. Extra musical guests on the album include The Upper York Mandolin Orchestra, Thomas King, Tom Richards, Drew Jurecka, Claire Doyle, and Alex Samaras.
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