Denise Pelley has
performed with orchestras as far afield as Portugal and Germany.
But it was her debut Jazz cd aTrust the Momenta?N, recorded
in 1998 that brought her to the attention of jazz lovers across
Denise has performed
with many great artists including acclaimed trombonist Ray
Anderson, Gospel/Blues legend Jackie Richardson, Flamenco
guitarist Jesse Cook, and long time collaborator, pianist
John Noubarian. In October 2003 she opened for Aretha
Franklin at the John Labatt Centre.
Denise enjoys performing
with symphony orchestras and is a regular with the London
Jeans I^n Classics series. On the festival circuit she
has performed at the du Maurier Downtown Jazz Festival (Toronto),
Ottawa Jazz Festival, The Royal Canadian Big Band Festival
(London), Bluesfest (London), Waterloo Jazz Festival and Sunfest
(London), among others.
also enjoys acting and has been part of The Grand Theatre
seasons performing in the musicasl aAina^t Misbehavina^a?N
and aWang Dang Doodle.a?N Denise premiered her new one-woman
show aJazzabela?N at the McManus Studio to sold-out audiences.
In 2002 Denise
was honoured with being the recipient of the Queena^s Golden
Jubilee Medal. In 2003 she was named a YM-YWCA Woman
of Distinction in the Arts and Heritage category. Denise
won best jazz artist in London, Ontarioa^s Music Awards in
2002 and 2003.
Aimee Piche was the 2005 London Kiwanis
Music Festival Rose Bowl winner. She is the youngest member
of one of London's leading music families and recently won
a scholarship in memory of Canadian guitarist Dom Troiano.
She has formed a band with her brothers, called Appertain
Piche, 18, has just returned from
Zambia, where she volunteered with a Christian organization.
for the richness of his voice and his compelling musical insights,
bass-baritone Gary Relyea is one of the most distinguished
artists currently before public. He has thrilled audiences
in Brittena^s War Requiem, Handela^s Messiah, Mahlera^s Symphony
No. 8 and Verdia^s Requiem with prestigious orchestras including
those in Cleveland, Montreal, Toronto, Baltimore, Detroit,
San Francisco, Calgary, Vancouver and Ottawaa^s National Arts
He debuted with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Schoenberga^s
Gurrelieder conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, with performances
in both Philadelphia and at Carnegie Hall and later repeated
the work with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Relyea's 2004/05 season included the Messiah with Trevor
Pinnock for the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Elijah for
the Kitchener Waterloo Philharmonic Choir, the Newfoundland
Symphony and the Kingston Symphony, plus works such as Vaughan
Williamsa^ Sea Symphony, Dvoraka^s Stabat Mater and Bacha^s
Johannes Passion with choral groups across Ontario.
Mr. Relyea performs
extensively in opera, singing roles such as Raimondo in Lucia
di Lammermoor, Commendatore in Mozarta^s Don Giovanni and
Friar Laurence in Gounoda^s Rom?o et Juliette. His debut as
Rocco in Beethovena^s Fidelio coincided with the release of
a CBC disc featuring Mr. Relyea in scenes from Mussorgskya^s
Boris Godunov and Donizettia^s Lucia di Lammermoor with the
Vancouver Symphony conducted by Sergiu Gommissiona.
The Toronto born Salomaa was born into an
artistic, musical family. Growing up downtown meant exposure
to the arts was well available. She has appeared in television
commercials, t.v. episodes and theatre productions. Currently
Salomaa is writing and performing her original music which
echoes classical, Celtic and pop influences.
Her sound and stage presence is noticeably
a derivative of her artistic and theatrical background. Salomaa
is vocalizing and scoring for film, television and theatre
as well as doing session vocal work for various local recording
Lis Soderberg is one of the finest back-up/harmony
vocalists on the scene today and is also a dynamic lead singer
Lis currently resides in Toronto but she began performing
in her native Saskatchewan at the age of 19 in a host of projects
Since moving to Ontario, Lis has been featured in a variety
of radio and television commercials as well as studio projects.
You can recognize her singing and speaking voice on such projects
as: Milk, Eatons, Kmart, Blacks, GM Company and many more.
For four years she was the lead vocalist for Star Search Champions;
Mad About Plaid, who currently have three critically acclaimed
albums to their credit.
Lis is currently hard at work on her own material and solo
career. With her fabulous range and dramatic vocal prowess
she has become an integral element of the Jeans 'n Classics
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