jeff daniels trio
This event happens on Feb 16, 2017.
Jeff Daniels is a jazz pianist and music educator who lives in Guelph, Ontario, and he currently teaches music at Centennial C.V.I. in Guelph. He was recently Music Director for RCMPI’s Winter production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at the River Run Centre. Jeff has been active jazz musician for over thirty years and he plays regularly with jazz ensembles in the Guelph and KW area. He also sings in two professional choirs Kokorro and The Bell’Arte Singers. Jeff is very grateful and honoured to be back playing at Manhattans.
Karyn Kirkwood is a singer songwriter who evokes the era of gin-joints and smokin’ hot bands with chanteuses. Kirkwood was the co-creator and lead singer for the popular Guelph-based quarter Indigo Riff. The quartet played regularly in the Guelph area for six years, recording a full-length CD of original tunes played on CBC Radio. Kirkwood’s vocals have been described as sultry, sweltering and soaring, but not necessarily in that order. Known for her humorous and engaging live show, Kirkwood is a natural with the audience.
Bassist Jesse Turton, was born on the Bay of Fundy in Middleton, Nova Scotia. At the age of 14, one year after switching his focus from drums to the bass, he won a scholarship to attend the world-renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston for their 1992 Summer program. While continuing to steep himself in jazz, Turton won the 1993 Galaxie CBC Rising Star Award at MusicFest Canada, entering Humber College with a scholarship the following year. He has played professionally since the age of 15 in jazz, blues, rock, country, and R&B bands in both Canada and the US, and he has appeared on a number of recordings. His preferred instruments are the upright acoustic bass and both fretted and fretless electric bass. Turton presently plays in a number of ensembles and lives in Guelph, Ontario.