Jazz triple bill coming to River Run this Saturday

River Run Centre presents Emilie-Claire Barlow, DK Ibomeka, and Lori Cullen in a unique evening of jazz vocals.

The triple headliner perfor­mance features three of the best new and distinctive voices in Canada – with sounds that blend jazz, blues, and soul.

The show is this Saturday at 8pm.

Performance headliner and Juno-nominated jazz vocalist Barlow, has been described as Canada’s incomparable vocal-jazz jewel. Her energetic live performances and recordings thrill sold-out audiences from Tokyo to Montreal.

At 6-feet 7-inches, Ibomeka (pronounced ee-bo-MECK-eh) has a towering stage presence and a voice to match. Insiders call Ibomeka one of the best new voices in years, with a sound that blends a mix of jazz, a touch of blues, and a distinct flavouring of soul. He last appeared in Guelph as part of River Run Centre’s 10th anni­versary gala celebration in 2007, and his performance was the smash hit of the evening.

He recently received a Canadian Smooth Jazz awards nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year as well as a national jazz award nomination in the best male vocal category.

Opening the performance will be Cullen, in a return to Guelph after appearing at the Hillside Festival in 2006. Her skill as a songwriter and colla­borator with renowned folk and jazz performers places her comfortably in venues and festivals with a singer song­writer focus. Her album, Calling for Rain, received a Juno nomination for best jazz vocal.

Tickets are on sale through the River Run Centre box office.

Adult ticket prices range from $20.50 to $32.50 with discounts available for students and seniors.

As part of the eyeGO tickets are $5 each. All tickets may be purchased on­line at www.­riverrun.ca, by phone at 519-763-3000 or in person at the box office at 35 Woolwich Street from 11am to 6pm Monday through Saturday.