Critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter Jill Barber is coming to Delta’s Genesis Theatre for one night only this winter.
The three-time Juno Award-nominated performer, whose repertoire spans from folk to vocal jazz to pop and includes songs in both French and English, is set to perform the Ladner venue on Saturday, Dec. 2, showtime 7:30 p.m.
Following the release of her 2018 album Metaphora, which featured the #1 hit song “Girl’s Gotta Do,” Barber’s breakthrough jazz album Chances was certified Gold in Canada. Her latest album, Homemaker, was released in February of this year.
Barber’s work has earned her accolades including Sirius XM’s Jazz Artist of the Year, and both Factor Recording of the Year and Female Recording of the Year of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards, and her songs have been featured in films and on TV shows such as Orange Is The New Black, The L Word and Heartland, as well as a global advertising campaign for Chrysler with the track “Never Quit Loving You.”
Tickets are $55 and available now at at genesis-theatre.tickit.ca.
Also happening at the Genesis Theatre, local flamenco singer Jafelin and Havana’s Flor de Caña will be performing FlamenCubana!, a fusion of Cuban, son, flamenco and Spanish music, for one night only at the end of the month.
Featuring seven of Cuba’s best musicians, the show promises to immerse audience members in “passionate melodies and captivating performances that will transport you to the heart of Spain and Cuba.”
“Whether you are a seasoned flamenco enthusiast, a fan of the Buena Vista Social Club, or simply curious about this enchanting art form, FlamenCubana! promises an evening of entertainment that will leave you spellbound,” reads the show’s description.
Early bird tickets for the Sept. 30 show are on sale for $38.75 until Sept. 24 at eventbrite.ca, regular price $49.25.
As well, Delta Stageworks is bringing their show Heirlooms & Baggage (My Mother’s Story) to the Genesis Theatre for a half-dozen of shows Oct. 11-15.
Created by and staring company members Camryn Chew, Peg Christopherson, Renee Iaci, Ragini Kapil and Eric Keenleyside, with dramaturgy by Marilyn Norry, the show features compelling real-life stories of five diverse mothers’ journeys, the unique and universal life moments of their lives, all knit together with personal discoveries made by their story tellers — their grown children.
Tickets for Heirlooms & Baggage (My Mother’s Story) range from $27-33 and are available now at deltastageworks.ca (a 15 per cent discount is available for seniors using the promo code “senior15pct” at checkout).
In the spring, swing blues/stomp jazz duo Blue Moon Marquee will bring their award-winning music to the Genesis for one show March 9.
“Carving a path through blues, jazz, jump jive, folk, country, swing and Indigenous soul with an authentic spirit, Blue Moon Marquee’s sound does not idle easily in one certain category. It stomps and struts through the wilds, conjuring a blend where Howlin’ Wolf tangos with Django, Ernest Tubb shoots firecrackers with Cab Calloway, and Memphis Minnie throws dice with Screamin’ Jay Hawkins,” reads a description on the theatre’s website.
The band’s latest album, Scream, Holler & Howl, won them four awards at the 2023 Maple Blues Awards: Entertainer of the Year, Acoustic Act of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Recording/Producer of the Year (alongside co-producers Duke Robillard and Erik Nielsen).
Tickets to that show are $40 at genesis-theatre.tickit.ca.