Vancouver vocalist and trumpet player Anita Eccleston takes her dynamic jazz crossover performance to Thunder Bay on March 22 at the Foundry to team up with her twin sister, TBSO oboe player, Elizabeth Eccleston. Although these identical twins are both professional musicians, they have rarely performed together since high school. Anita studied jazz trumpet at McGill in Montreal while Elizabeth was in Waterloo majoring on oboe at Laurier. Now they find themselves still living in different cities, half a country apart, working in their respective fields of music. Instead of performing in a classical capacity, Elizabeth will be joining forces with Anita, singing back up vocals on this stylistically eclectic program, which draws from jazz, pop, blues, motown, soul, funk, rock, and reggae. “At the Trio EP CD Launch in January, Liz joined me for the first time as a backup vocalist which ended up being such a blast that we immediately began discussing when we could perform together again.”
To form her quartet at The Foundry, Anita has recruited local guitarist Kyle Shushack (Bay City Sound Collective), and TBSO musicians Martin Blanchet (bass) and Jean-Francois Breton (drums). The openers are locals talents Andrew Laviolette and Aubrey Brandt. The event starts at 9:30pm and cover will be $5 at the door.