Well known for his warm velvety voice, creative phrasing, and charismatic presence, PETER LIU has emerged as one of Ottawa’s leading jazz vocalists. He has established a reputation for his ability to sing with clarity and authenticity in a variety of jazz styles, grooves, and tempos. Peter performs regularly with some of Ottawa’s finest musicians at a wide variety of public and private events in the region. Recent highlights include appearances at the Ottawa Jazz Festival, Merrickville’s Jazz Festival, the National Arts Centre, and Rideau Hall. Peter Liu has released two albums to date – Bamboo Groove (2014) and Count On Lindy (2017).
Accompanying Peter for this performance will be pianist YVES LAROCHE.
Yves Laroche has worked since 1993 as music director and jazz and classical piano teacher at the Bells Corners Academy of Music in Ottawa, overseeing an intensive jazz ensemble program and a highly popular summer jazz camp. Yves Laroche helped establish jazz programming for Café Nostalgica and the Jazz Vespers Series at All-Saints Anglican Church in Westboro. As well, he has adjudicated the jazz band categories for the Rhythms Festival and MusicFest. On three occasions, he has adjudicated amateur music grants for the City of Ottawa. He regularly plays private engagements at Rideau Hall, the Rideau Club, and the Chateau Laurier, and is featured at the Brookstreet Hotel, Zolas and Vineyard’s Wine and Bar Bistro.