Vocalist 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 in to the lyric and the melody, and digs in to 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. Especially when paired with Ottawa guitar master Tim Bedner. Tim Bedner is a modern lyrical composer and improviser, and an award-winning teacher and performer on six- and seven-string guitar. Reviewers have called him “a talent and a force, playing with grace, style, passion, and inventiveness.”
Doreen & Tim enjoy playing in and around Ottawa, including at the Brookstreet Hotel, Buzz Jazz, Merrickville Jazz and the Gigspace Microfest and, of course, Zolas!
Website with tracks of Doreen & Tim: http://doreen-smith.wix.com/jazz-vocalist