Anna Jacyszyn – Jazz Voice
Nominee for the 2010 OKANAGAN ARTS AWARD - MUSIC
Anna’s professional music background began in dance music. A backing vocalist in England for Yazz, Marshall Jefferson, Cher, but her one love was jazz. Hearing her voice; you can here traces of Julie London mixed with the graspyness of Billie Holliday. Her talent and looks have been her passport to perform at social events in front of Royalty and Elite Society around the world. Recent accolades of many; - The Hospitality VIP at the Fifa World Cup in Japan 2002, Berlin Germany 2006 finals. Bafta Award Ceremony after show party London England, 2005, Olympic party Beijing 2008, Royal Birthday for the Sultan of Oman nephew in Oman 2004, F1 party at Amber Lounge, Shanghai, China 2007. More local: Evergreen fundraiser at Rotary Centre of the Arts, CD launch of LUSH LIFE at Kelowna Community Theatre, “Oh Canada” at Charity Tennis fundraiser in the presence of HON Bill Bennett, Mayor Sharon Shepherd and esteemed families of the Okanagan.
Anna is awarded the Spirit of Kelowna Award – which is awarded by Mayor Sharon Shepherd - for her contribution to jazz bringing music back to interest through Jazz Café Kelowna as well as her various charity works in the Okanagan.
Although Anna continues to travel back and forth to Asia and Europe, she has recently made Kelowna her base, to be closer to her family and Canadian roots. She founded Jazz Cafe, (Voted Best of the Best in the Okanagan Life Magazine) a monthly speakeasy at the Black Box, behind the Kelowna Community Theatre. The event has a full membership and is sold out weeks in advance (250 763-6141 for ticket reservations) Musical Director Bernie Addington with his Quintet to include Neville Bowman, Craig Thomson, Scotty Gamble and featured guests each month. Past guest performances included; Stu Goldberg, John Lee Saunders, James Danderfer, Loni Moger, Cellar Jazz owner Cory Weeds as well as Anna herself.
Anna Jacyszyn and Bernie Addington have most recently recorded a CD titled LUSH LIFE, produced by Stu Goldberg. The Album was released October 17th at the Kelowna Community Theatre. The album is titled LUSH LIFE and can be purchased through www.jazzcafekelowna.com
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