Halifax Jazz Festival and Halifax Public Libraries celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month this April with free TD Jazz Labs shows. TD Jazz Labs are a series of interactive performances that are programmed for the entire family to explore different movements in jazz.
TD Jazz Labs - 2018 Jazz Appreciation Month Schedule:
Sat, April 14, Zoe Leger 2:30pm at Alderney Gate Public Library (60 Alderney Dr), Dartmouth
Jazz Appreciation Month TD Jazz Labs shows kick off Saturday, April 14th, with Zoe Leger at Alderney Gate Public Library (60 Alderney Dr.) at 2:30pm in Dartmouth. Zoe will be performing a mixture of her original material and classics, joined by bassist Willem Paynter.
Zoe grew up immersed in the vibrant musical scene in the Halifax area and being exposed as a young singer to both classical and choral music. She discovered jazz as a teenager and decided to pursue her studies in the jazz program at St. Francis Xavier University. Already an accomplished arranger of jazz standards for vocals and piano, Zoe discovered her compositional voice during her undergraduate years at St. F.X.
Inspired by modern European jazz artists, Zoe committed herself to songwriting by taking a Masters degree in jazz composition at the Birmingham (UK) Conservatoire, specializing in music for vocal ensembles, jazz orchestras and chamber ensembles. While in the UK, she was able to study with the late jazz great John Taylor and other top European artists.