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The Elaine Lakeman Band
January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$15.00
Vocal artist and actress Elaine Lakeman hits the stage with a mix of jazzy pop, blues and Latin at 2 p.m. January 27 at Pat’s House of Jazz, Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Avenue, Crofton. $15.
Described by fans as dreamy and passionate with a voice like warm liquid honey, Lakeman brings emotion and authenticity along with her music from two albums — her first album, When It Rains, and her newest album of originals, A Time to Dance.
The latter expresses “both the joy and pain that comes from living a full life — a celebration of people we miss and good times gone by, along with reminders to enjoy life now and bring happiness to ourselves and others,” says Lakeman.
Both albums were produced by her guitarist and musical director, Lloyd English, whose 40-year career includes 2,000 dates in genres as diverse as world music and pop and jazz along with commercial music that has been licensed for use on the Oprah Winfey show, Much Music and several Hollywood films. He recently wrote the background music for the television series Homes Makes it Right.
Seven-string jazz guitarist Myles English, drummer David Emery and bassist Louis Rudner round out the quartet.
English has a degree in classical animation at the Vancouver Film School and is considered to be one of the premiere jazz guitarists on the West Coast.
Rudner has a master’s degree in jazz performance from Michigan State University and tours with the Ashley Wey Trio.
Lakeman began performing and singing non-stop as a child filled with boundless energy, sometimes to her mother’s chagrin. She ultimately studied theatre and dance at Edmonton’s Grant MacEwan College, which gave her “the opportunity to perform on stage and dance without knocking things over” and, she jokes, “likely saved my parent’s marriage.”
After graduating, Lakeman has had several parts in American films and local professional theatre productions and has toured Europe with a theatre group who entertained troops overseas.
Ever versatile, the sultry actress has since re-dedicated herself to writing and performing as a chanteuse. This is her first show at Pat’s House of Jazz. It is part of the weekly Pat’s House of Jazz series, presented by the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society.
For reservations call 250-324-2245. Tables will be held until 1:30 p.m.