JUNE GARBER is one of Canada’s most accomplished jazz vocalists. Her luscious, masterful interpretive skills and on-stage personality capture audiences and draw them in, enveloped by her warmth and sheer joy at being on stage. Every song that she chooses to sing connects to a base truth within – so there is never any artifice. Her voice reflects each emotional shift that the writer intended, whether swinging with an up-tempo jazz song or telling a story with a soulful ballad. The stagecraft she learned in her earlier career as an actor is still evident in her singing performances today.
“Of course that’s the miracle of June Garber; her instinct for capturing and delivering the details of a story and the nuances of emotions – the combination of sensuous luxury, effortless precision, characterful interpretation and the warmth of empathy.” – Raul DaGama
June has toured and performed as a singer in major venues across Canada and the United States, Cuba, the Caribbean, Mexico, South Africa, and Australia. She has performed at jazz festivals throughout North America and with big bands in Toronto and Sarasota, Florida. Her latest album This I Knowweaves a tapestry of emotions – love, joy, pain, sadness – presented in some wonderful jazz songs that are not often recorded. It continues to receive to receive rave reviews and extensive airplay around the world.
Tonight’s JUNE GARBER QUARTETfeatures jazz luminaries ALISONYOUNGon saxophone, pianist BILL KING, and bassist DUNCAN HOPKINS, entertaining in the up-close-and-personal ambience of the Home SmithBar.