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Anita Eccleston

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: October 31, 1982    

Anita Eccleston

Anita Eccleston is a Kamloops-born, Vancouver-based bandleader; a vocalist and trumpet player performing music that ranges from traditional jazz standards to funk, soul, motown, reggae, blues, pop and originals. Whether she is backed by a large ensemble or small, her sultry, sweet yet bold voice coupled with her lyrical trumpet style, creates a unique continuity within her sound.

The youngest of 7 children, Anita was fortunate to grow up in a musical home. Her father was a saxophonist in a rock’n'roll band that toured the United States and her mother sang country music on the radio in small town Alberta in the 1960′s before they settled down to have a family. With several siblings playing music before her (including her twin sister, now a professional oboist), it was a most nurturing environment to develop a deep love of music. Between listening to Miles Davis, Wynton Marsalis, and Diana Krall as a teenager she was also influenced by artists such as Sarah McLachlan, Beck and No Doubt. Having a natural flare for the trumpet, she ambitiously decided to pursue it professionally when she was only 14 years old....
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Awards

Jacob Befurt Memorial Jazz Award (2000)
City of Kamloops Mayor's Award for Emerging Artist Nominee (2013)

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Featured recording “So It Goes”

Latest Release

So It Goes

Self Produced (2014)

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“Her writing showcases her wonderfully diverse and eclectic musical influences, expertly crossing over from jazz to into pop, rock, R&B, Motown, etc. For example, the album starts off with what initially appears to be a big band swing chart, but then clearly shows how she loves to interweave elements of different genres together into a great grooving tune… Anita’s sultry voice is absolutely captivating throughout this album. She doesn’t just convey the different emotions of the songs; she makes you experience them with her.” Ryan Noakes - Musetta Stone Magazine

“Her style of jazz is traditional yet boundary pushing...it incorporates elements of blues, reggae and disco.” Jason Hewlett - Kamloops Daily News

“This Jazz EP is essentially an album of classic jazz standards, where Eccleston showcases a captivating voice that can tug on your heart strings...

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Primary InstrumentTrumpet

LocationVancouver, BC

Willing to teachBeginners

Credentials/BackgroundTeaching Privately for 12 years. Now teaching through Long & McQuade. Contact for specific availabilities.

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