Thursday, July 06, 2006

Melua in montreal

So J-Mac and I are in Montreal for the rest of the week for the jazz festival. We drove all afternoon yesterday, got to the hotel by 6 just in time to hop in a cab to go to Club Soda (why does that name still inspire me to giggle).

We had tickets to see this singer/pianist named Denzale Sinclair. It first he sounded Stevie Wonder-ish, playing the wurlitzer electric piano backed by a drummer, bassist and saxaphone player.

Top 5 Stevie Wonder Albums
1. Songs In The Key Of Life
2. Innervisions
3. Talking Book
4. Fullfillingness' First Finale
5. Signed, Sealed and Delivered

But as his set went on, he moved to a regular piano and really sounded more Nat King Cole-ish as he moved to broadway standards from George and Ira Gershwin and other greats.

The highlight of the evening was the opening act Katie Melua. First off, she is really good looking. Second of all, like other female troubadours like Eve Cassidy and K.T. Tunstall, she has this nice blues, jazz interpretations of anything from classic rock to broadway standards. As when I was first writing this entry, I included a picture of Old Montreal. Reading more about Katie Melua, I decided to change the picture to something of her. I am sure most of you can understand why.

Today is Thursday and the plan is to head to old Montreal for some shopping and crepes. Back to the hotel around 3 pm to meet up with Coglero. Golfing tomorrow. Dave Brubeck concert on Friday. More updates later.



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