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At the Suite - Yardbird Suite

Cindy McLeod with Charlie Austin TrioFrom her first performance atthe age of four, Cindy has livedthe life of an artist, her countlessperformances as dancer, actor,and vocalist forming herfoundation years. Her focusturned to jazz in her earlytwenties, and to his day she has apassionate devotion to the muse.She grew her roots in the groundof the great masters, but paysspecial homage to the manymusicians she has performed withover the years.After performing as a balletdancer for over 20 years, in 1985,Cindy began a career as a jazzsinger by taking a gig at the BanffSprings Hotel, where she stayedfor 10 years.. During her careershe joined forces with LintonGarner, Erroll Garner's brother, atseveral club and festival dates.Her career has also seen herworking with some of the creamof Canada's jazz musicians likeTommy Banks, Hugh Fraser andP.J. Perry. McLeod has appearedwith the Edmonton SymphonyOrchestra, made numerous radioand television appearances withher own group, and continues toperform regularly at concerts andjazz venues in Canada. Her firstalbum as a soloist, 'Easy Living',was released in 1995 by IsotopeRecords. She released her secondalbum, "Ask Me Now", in thewinter of 2001."I've learned much of what Iknow from the many finemusicians I've had the privilege ofsharing the stage with They'venot only shared their wisdom,knowledge and love for thisbeautiful art form, they alsotaught me about life as a jazzmusician. Music is a form ofdialogue between musicians andour audiences, we offer our'voices', with honesty andconviction to the 'conversation'.We all gain something throughsharing the experience”With evocative interpretationspacked in emotion, her expressivevocal style is delivered in the mostpersonal of ways. To listen toCindy McLeod, one feels asthough she sings to you, and youalone.Her singing style shows theinfluences of Sheila Jordan andMark Murphy, and the rich, warmsounds of those she has listenedto over the years, includingCarmen McRae,Johnny Hartman andBen Webster.Cindy hasproduced numerousjazz and arts events,and consults as amusic director tolaunch, promote andmarket live musicvenues. She has beena board member ofvarious music festivaland presentationorganizations, and ishailed by her studentsas an enthusiasticinstructor whoencourages them tocontribute to the jazzmusic industry in"their own voice".Cindy McLeod - vocalsCharlie Austin - pianoThom Golub - bassDan Skakun - drumsSATURDAY 4 FEBRUARY 1DOORS 8PM 4 SHOW 9PM 4 MEMBERS $6/GUESTS $10Tilo Paizand FriendsPlay Carlos Santana MusicTilo Paiz, Edmonton’s own timbalistand percussionist extraordinaire, was bornin El Salvador to a family with a long line ofprofessional musicians. At the age of 7years, Tilo started playing the marimba. Agraduate of the Music and Art School of ElSalvador, he spent years playing with manypopular musical groups in South, Centraland North America (including CarlosSantana), which gave Tilo not only anextensive amount of performingexperience, but also a strong knowledge oftheory and practice.A large part of Tilo’s popularity extendsfrom his ability to use this knowledge tocreate a successful melding and fusion with whomeverhe comes into contact. A warm, charismatic, highlyenergetic and skilled teacher and mentor, Tilo’s musicalperformances and workshops are eclectic, energizing,stimulating, and downright fun.Tilo Paiz - timbales, percussionBarrie Nighswander - guitarDennis Meneely - keyboardsDuane Smith - bassBill Hobson - drumsJose Ripholl - congasPeter Lamark - vocalsFRIDAY 4 FEBRUARY 7DOORS 8PM 4 SHOW 9PM 4 MEMBERS $6/GUESTS $10JANUARY/FEBUARY 2003Page 5

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