Anna-Lisa Kirby sings Leonard Cohen at the Park, March 31 2012

SATURDAY, MARCH 31
8 PM
PARK THEATRE
(698 OSBORNE ST.)

SOLD OUT!!

Over the past decades, Leonard Cohen has taken his place as a cultural icon. His songs, with their disturbing lyrics and singable melodies, have moved into our consciousness as a signature of our time—anxious, tough-minded, and surprisingly vulnerable.

Over the past couple of years, Anna-Lisa Kirby has been bringing crowds to their feet with her powerful performances of “Hallelujah” and “Bird on a Wire,” two of Leonard Cohen’s signature songs. Last year, she performed a full concert of Cohen’s work to a packed house at the inaugural Tarbut Festival of Jewish Culture, and the response was resoundingly positive. For this concert, she revisits that material, and explores even more of the poet-songwriter’s repertoire. Expect to be pulled in with compelling arrangements of “Suzanne,” “Famous Blue Raincoat,” “Tower of Song,” and “Dance Me to the End of Love.”

Anna-Lisa has the voice and dramatic intensity to do justice to Cohen’s brooding lyrics, and the simplicity of these songs offers ample room to showcase her extraordinary band: Steve Kirby on bass, Jimmy Greene on saxophone, Derrick Gardner on trumpet, Will Bonness on piano, Larry Roy on guitar, and Quincy Davis on drums.

“Anna-Lisa Sings Leonard Cohen” heats up the Park Theatre on March 31, 8pm. Last year’s sold-out concert is a good indication that tickets will fly!

Anna-Lisa Kirby cut her teeth as a singer in the 1990s in New York jazz clubs, and has performed across Canada and in Europe. Since 2003, she has been performing and teaching in Winnipeg where she is a frequent featured artist with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, the Oceanic Jazz Orchestra, the Third Nation Ensemble, and the U of M Jazz Studies faculty. She is a Jazz Vocal Instructor at the Marcel A Desautels Faculty of Music, and Coordinator of the Jazz Studies program.

 

The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne st. Winnipeg

 

 

 

 

Musical instruments on the stage; ready for some Jazz

 

 

 

Charlene Diehl, one of the editors of Dig Magazine, and the director of the Thin Air Writers Festival

 

Steve Kirby on the upright Bass

 

Anna-Lisa Kirby

 

 

Anna-Lisa Kirby

 

 

 

Derrick Gardner on trumpet

 

 

 

Jazz Winnipeg

 

Will Bonness on piano

 

 

 

Will Bonness on piano

 

 

Jimmy Greene on saxophone

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Greene on saxophone

 

 

 

Jazz Winnipeg

 

 

Steve Kirby on the Bass

 

 

 

Anna-Lisa Kirby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Larry Roy on guitar

 

Anna-Lisa Kirby

 

Steve Kirby on the Bass

 

Quincy Davis on drums

 

 

Will Bonness on piano

 

 

 

The PARK Movie and Theatre Cafe

 

 

 

Jimmy Greene on saxophone, Derrick Gardner on trumpet

 

Jazz show at the PARK Theatre, Winnipeg

 

 

 

Jimmy Greene on saxophone, Arty wiggly exposure

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quincy Davis on drums

 

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