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The Osprey Arts Centre

Women in Jazz

Women have always played a huge role in the world of Jazz. This series celebrates those women who have contributed so much to the world of Jazz. Come and enjoy this iconic music being performed by three of the most dynamic Jazz vocalists on the South Shore of Nova Scotia; Erin Murley, Cythia Meyers!

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Women in Jazz
Women in Jazz

Time & Location

Sep 23, 2023, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Osprey Arts Centre, 107 Water St, Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0, Canada

About the Event

Cynthia Myers (Vocalist) performed in clubs with various jazz combos in both Canada and the U.S.  In Victoria she was a featured vocalist at Pagliacci's and worked with both the Al Pease Quartet and the Big Band Trio. She was the bandleader and featured performer in The White Guys weekly cabaret at the Belfry Theatre. In the San Francisco Bay area Cynthia was a member of the Reel Blondes Cabaret in Danville, and hosted a weekly gig with her combo Jazzette (www.jazzette.ca) at Kelly's of Alameda. Her work in Nova Scotia Cynthia is a feature performer with several local groups; the Gypsy Minstrels (classic 60’s tunes), Dr. Weird Beard’s Blues Revue (Chicago influenced blues), The Cynthetics and Swingology whose DC Taking A Chance on Love, was chosen by the Nova Scotia Music Awards for best jazz recording in 2014. Currently, Mrs. Myers sings with MIRTH and is thrilled to be working with NIGHTFALL.

Patricia Watson, winner of The African Nova Scotia Music Association's "Rising Star" award, has been singing gospel music and jazz for most of her life! As  a little girl, she had a recurring dream, "I would be sitting in the  audience watching myself sing on stage" she recalls, "and be on stage  watching myself in the audience."  This has played out in her life  because she has actually been in both places. She has performed many  times on different stages and been an appreciative audience member  watching - and listening - to other musicians. Since  retiring, Patricia has been involved in singing and speaking at various  churches in the US and Canada. She has performed at the Halifax Jazz  Festival, Tucson Jazz Festival, Harmony Bazaar Women’s Festival and the  Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival. Patricia presently sings with the Patricia Watson Quintet and Seaside A Cappella Chorus. Learn more by going to www.patwatsonsings.com

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