I would like to share with you the news of a wonderful Jazz/folk trio coming to you to Saint John, New Brunswick on tour. THE JESSICA STUART FEW is an indie band from Toronto, Ontario. Folks, you are in for a treat!
I recently got to meet this musical group while helping host a concert in my current home city of Owen Sound, Ontario.
I have had the pleasure to see The Jessica Stuart Few play three times, once in Owen Sound, and twice in Toronto. Each experience was like the first time to my ears. Their comfort and capability with improvisation reflected remarkably in their performances.
Meeting Liam Smith, a double bass player, Tony Nisbett-Larking, a drummer, and Jessica Stuart, a vocalist and a traditional Japanese Koto musician, was such a wonderful experience. They are friendly nice folk who love to meet people. It is quite evident in their playing that they love what they do too!
I have been told that this band has been played on CBC quite a number of times, featured on TV, and have performed in numerous music festivals.
When I first heard Jessica Stuart perform and sing, I automatically thought of Joni Mitchell. As you all know, I love Joni! So you can imagine this young woman’s voice, talent in song writing and creative performing. I was not surprised to read this comparison in the description of her on the band's website that I looked up after I attended the concert. (www.jessicastuartmusic.com)
Being a Koto (13-stringed zither) player makes Jessica’s contribution to music sharing so unique in our area. I was just mesmerized by it. I was so captivated by watching her play…and she did perform quite playfully!
This singer/song writer is a very talented and smart individual. She lived in Japan, knows a number of languages, performs in countries around the world, and she likes to ride her bicycle.
It is such a blessing to see a musical artist do what she loves to do…and to do it with feeling! Her lyrics and creative instrumental art pieces are very emotionally provoking. Also, while being pulled into the journeys within her songs it is quite comforting to see her trademark smile along the way, and at times hear a friendly laugh at the end.
A special note, and one that is very dear to me, is that Jessica Stuart is a very compassionate person. To give you an example: while I was helping host a concert, she handed me a bag of her merchandise to help sell and then she cradled a stack of folders as if they were dearer to her than her albums. The papers consisted of pictures of children. I learned that she is a representative of the Christian Children's Fund of Canada, an organization supporting communities of all faiths in developing countries. Not only does she help generate sponsorship to help reach out to children and families in need, Jessica cares about hungry people in her own backyard and does charity concerts to replenish food banks in Toronto.
Oh, one last thing, Jessica pointed out to me that within her CD's liner notes for "Kid Dream" and "Two Sides to Every Story” there is artwork her friend, Takashi Iwasaki, created after being inspired by her music. Some of her songs were also inspired by his art work. Cool eh!
Folks, do yourself a huge favour and do your best to attend the Jessica Stuart Few concert! YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT. Please be art minded…this is NOT POP…so my music-appreciation students will be in their glory!!!!!! Jessica describes the band as “a folk-jazz power trio from Toronto”.
The band is touring the release of their new album, “Two Sides to Every Story”
NEW BRUNSICK, from my home province of Ontario to another province I call home, You will love the jazzy and funk, silky and folk, bit of rock (and yes there will be some head banging) playful Trio called THE JESSICA STUART FEW!
Friends & family of Eastern Canada. Thank you for your time, and I hope all is well with you. May your journey be filled with love and compassion! ~ Mossy
Oh yea….THE DATE & PLACE YOU NEED TO REMEMBER:
Saturday, May 18th, 2013 @ PEPPERS PUB (my favourite place along the Boardwalk in uptown Saint John, starting at 11pm)
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Please Check out The Jessica Stuart Few on Facebook
You can also check out this particular event page on Facebook
Check out the new Album "Two Sides to Every Story"
The Band's Website The Jessica Stuart Few
Get involved alongside Jessica and sponsor a child. When you sponsor a child - you help a community!
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I have two dogs, "Miss-T" & "Whisper." I enjoy photography, canoeing, listening to music, and going to community events. I am a: Registered Practical Nurse, Pastor, Counselor, and Motivational Speaker.