Vancouver-based bandleader Anita Eccleston's acrobatic voice and lyrical trumpet style honour the traditions of jazz, often melding familiar and new in both her large and small ensembles. Featuring core band members, Andrew Smith (guitar), Doug Gorkoff (cello), and Graham Clark (bass), her ongoing project showcases original songs and jazz favourites highlighted by instrumental improvisation, sweet sultry vocals, and sweeping cello counterpoint. Her major influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Amy Winehouse, Diana Krall, Miles Davis, and Chet Baker. Anita's energetic performances incorporate many styles from jazz to soul, funk, reggae, pop, and the blues.
This year, she plays with the Plastic Acid Orchestra on Friday (Georgia Stage, Vancouver Art Gallery, 7:30 p.m.), and with the Anita Eccleston Trio on Wednesday, July 1 (Granville Island Stage, noon). It’s a jazz dream come true for the young musician and she credits the Vancouver and Montreal festivals with keeping her fired up through the years: 'Playing the festival it’s like moving up another level.' - June 18, 2015 Jazz Fest's Legacy: Kindling Musical Dreams for Future Generations (Stuart Derdeyn, The Province)
This CD is somewhat of a hybrid between jazz and pop. This makes it accessible to a wider audience
Willing to teach
Beginner to advanced
Teaching Privately for 15 years.
Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance - Trumpet
Clinician School District 73 & 39
Contact for specific availabilities.
Jazz Band coaching
Beginner to Advanced group training