Our Studio 440 – Cabaret Series offers an opportunity to see some amazing Canadian talent, as you relax with a refreshment in the intimacy of The Burlington Performing Arts Centre’s Community Studio Theatre.
The first performer in the series, jazz crooner Matt Dusk, performed to a SOLD OUT audience on Friday, November 16. With his witty and charming personality accompanied by an outstanding voice, Matt easily won over those in audience who weren’t already loyal fans. “When you’re around people who love music as much as you, that’s the moment I love and the moment I dread ever losing” says Matt, “I’m not trying to change the world. I’m just and entertainer who wants to bring a little jazz into the mainstream.”
Up next is a familiar name to Lunch at Allen’s fans, stellar singer-songwriter Cindy Church will perform on November 28. An amazing interpreter of songs, Cindy has acquired national acclaim as one of the best singers in the country, with her musical adeptness across country, jazz, blues, gospel, and swing styles. Come and celebrate the release of Cindy’s long awaited fourth album Sad Songs Make Me Happy.
An accomplished performer and musician, an evening with Florence K is a musical voyage around the world. Blending styles from bossa nova, blues, and jazz, to pop and Cuban, her music flows gracefully from Spanish to French and English to Portuguese. At the age of 23 Florence was invited to perform at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, and was also awarded her first gold record. See Florence K on December 6.
Danny Michel has been described as one of the finest and most charming singer-songwriters to grace a stage. His energetic and vibrant stage performance is sure to turn you into a fan. When he’s not on the road or recording his music, Danny shares his production skills and studio with other artists and is quickly becoming a sought after producer. On January 18 Danny will be joined by special guest The Heartbroken, who were nominated for Best Group at the 2011 CCMAs.
Last in the series are The Good Lovelies, a Juno and Canadian Folk Music Award winning band, comprised of Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough, and Sue Passmore. Their textbook three-part harmonies, constant instrument swapping, and witty on-stage banter have been enlivening the folk music landscape since 2006. The trio has a tireless rain or shine outlook which can be uncovered in their lighthearted songwriting. See The Good Lovelies on April 24.
I hope you will take one of these opportunities to enjoy our theatre in this unique setting. Pull up a chair, sip on a refreshment, and just sit back and enjoy some of Canada’s best performers in your own community.
See you at the theatre!