Thursday, Nov 30th, 2023
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thur, Nov 30 – 6:00 to 9:00 pm Deb Rasmussen (vocals) and Sheldon Zandboer (piano) will be exploring some great jazz standards and some originals. No Cover.
Deb Rasmussen is a Calgary-based jazz singer and songwriter. Her new CD, Unspoken, is receiving high praise from international critics and was nominated for the YYC Music Awards Jazz Recording of the Year 2023. Her previous releases include “Heart Wide Open” with Keith Smith on guitar and “Northern Lights – Altai Khangai”, a collaboration of Canadian jazz and Mongolian traditional musicians.
“Poignant and powerful, Unspoken is a work of emotional beauty, and a treasure for connoisseurs of dulcet vocals. Highly recommended.” Midwest Book Review
“The vocalist’s excellent, measured singing is well supported by her band in creating and presenting a musical neighborhood where the allegory and simile of the lyrics come to life as soon as they are exhaled. Effortless swing and smart programming make this an excellent vocal recording.” Michael Bailey, All About Jazz
“Deb Rasmussen sings convincingly of joy, loneliness, hope, and heartbreak with a delightful voice …” Ron Weinstock, Jazz & Blues Report
Sheldon Zandboer is Calgary’s Top Professional Pianist.
Calgary’s finest jazz pianist, composer, arranger, instructor, and author – Sheldon Zandboer is one of the most musically diverse and proficient piano/keyboard players in Western Canada. Specializing in jazz piano and widely recognized as one of Canada’s premier jazz talents, he has appeared on many recordings, theatre projects, songwriting projects, jazz concerts, and film soundtracks.
Sheldon has performed globally since 1976 which makes him one of the most experienced keyboard players/pianists in Canada. Any style you desire with a repertoire unmatched in Western Canada.
Sheldon has performed jazz before Queen Elizabeth, as well as the other members of the British Royal Family, international dignitaries, Heads of State, and publicly on 4 continents.
Deb Rasmussen - vocals
Sheldon Zandboer - piano