DOREEN SMITH sings a story of love as told through the Great American Songbook. Songs of
anticipation, unfettered joy and heartbreak presented in true “old school” form in the tradition
of Sinatra, O’day and Holiday. Doreen digs in and doesn’t let go for a moment. Digs into the
lyric and the melody, and digs into an unshakable swingin’ groove. Hers is a soulful
performance, imparting a unique understanding of every note and every word of these songs
called “Great” for a reason.
Guitarist/Composer RODDY ELLIAS is one of Canada’s most respected guitarists, equally at
home with contemporary, jazz, or classical repertoire. His dynamism as an artist and his
consistent pursuit of harmonic and melodic adventure have made him a consummate musician.
Known for his energetic performances and his thoughtful renditions of both new and existing
works, he continues to surprise and delight his audiences. He set the stage on fire in a series of
duets with other guitarists, including Vic Juris, Gene Bertoncini, Lorne Lofsky, and David
Occhipinti, showcasing his versatility and his generosity as a performer.