WENDY LANDS breathes smokey new air into the jazz genre, whether she’s singing jazz standards or original tunes that are worthy of inclusion in The Great Canadian Songbook. On stage, she combines a cool, sexy, jazziness with an intimate, vulnerable theatricality and she never fails to make her audience feel as though they’re not just sitting back and watching, but participating in something very special.
Lands has had many of her songs spun on JAZZ.FM91 and Jazzcast, and has played jazz festivals and jazz venues in Canada, the USA, and Europe. In 2017, she headlined the prestigious Ladies Jazz Festival in Gdynia, Poland, a country that embraced her by sending her to the top of the charts, where she happily hovered just beneath Norah Jones and Lady Gaga for weeks. Most recently, in June of 2019, she had a ‘bucket list moment’, when she shared the stage with the legendary Manhattan Transfer at Toronto’s Winter Garden Theatre.
Tonight, WENDY LANDS & HER TRIO promise to jazz your Valentine’s Day with songs of love, lust, and limbo as they perform favourite jazz standards and songs from her albums “Mumble” and “Altitude” featuring JAMES ADDIS on piano, bassist PETER TELFORD, and JIM GILLARD (drums, voice, trumpet), entertaining in the cozy intimacy of The Home Smith Bar.