Country singer Lisa Brokop (left) will perform alongside her cousin

Country and jazz fuse as cousins perform together

Lisa Brokop returns home for concert with Jaclyn Guillou at Surrey Arts Centre Aug. 11.

Surrey-born-and-raised country singer Lisa Brokop is coming home, this time to perform with her younger cousin, jazz singer/songwriter Jaclyn Guillou.

Brokop has been a household name since the 90s and has started a new band called The Jeffersons.

This will be the first time Brokop and Guillou will perform together, crossing the borders of jazz and country at the Surrey Arts Centre on Aug. 11.

Both singers will be accompanied by outstanding musicians which include Nashville guitar player/singer/songwriter and Brokop’s husband Paul Jefferson. David Blake, a local Vancouver jazz musician will be performing alongside Guillou.

Brokop and Guillou are cousins through their mother’s side of the family and their families are quite closely connected. When Lisa got her first record deal at the age of 16 her little cousin Jaclyn was just a wide-eyed kid seeing her occasionally at family barbeques in their Surrey home.

“I’ve really secretly always wanted to be jazz singer,” says Brokop. “We are extremely excited to collaborate for the first time ever and share songs and stories with hometown fans.”

Guillou says she always wanted to be a country singer and sang along to Brokop’s records as a kid.

“Once I saved up all my money from months of chores so that I could buy a boombox and a microphone in order to sing along to her CD,” she says.

Brokop currently lives in Nashville with her husband and will perform an acoustic show with a set list of new and old songs. Guillou is Vancouver-based and will be performing some classic jazz and popular favorite songs that include “Over The Rainbow” and “Fly Me To The Moon.”

The concert takes place Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m. at the Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Ave. For tickets, phone 604-501-5566 or check tickets.surrey.ca

Just Posted

New police force in Surrey must avoid VPD, RCMP errors made in Pickton case: Oppal

Boots are scheduled to be on the ground by spring 2021

PHOTOS: Surrey designer uses toilet paper to make a dress for annual Toronto show

‘The dress is very experimental and avante garde,’ says Guildford-based Alex S. Yu

Surrey reacts to policing plan getting the green light

Former mayor, councillors and residents weigh in on the Public Safety Minister approving the transition

POLL: Do you agree with the province’s decision to approve Surrey’s policing plan?

Cast your vote below and email your letters to the editor at edit@surreynowleader.com

Trudeau vows to stand firm against ‘increasingly assertive’ China

China has accused Canada of meddling in its affairs

Conan turns to the Property Brothers for tips on buying Greenland

Jonathan Scott suggests removing glaciers and mountains to bring in ‘more natural light’

Forests minister visits B.C. town hit by multiple mill shutdowns

A third of Mackenzie turns out for rally, not much to cheer about

B.C. sockeye returns drop as official calls 2019 ‘extremely challenging’

Federal government says officials are seeing the same thing off Alaska and Washington state

North Van music teacher accused of sexual misconduct involving girls

Police believe other victims could be out there after the arrest of Lamar Victor Alviar

B.C. family stranded in Croatia desperate to come home

Funds being raised to bring back mom and two children

UPDATE: B.C. man on trial for daughters’ murders says he was ‘tackled’ and ‘stabbed’ in apartment

Andrew Berry takes stand in his defense for December 2017 deaths of young daughters

‘Plenty of time for a deal’: Teachers’ union expects kids back in school on Sept. 3

BCTF says class size, composition at the heart of the issue

Most Read