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Rising Stars: Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival’s Brilliant Artists Light up the Stage

July 15, 2010

You’d better put on your shades for the performances tonight – the brilliance of these rising stars is blinding. Thursday, July 15 offers you the chance to see several artists on their way to the top.

The Yellow Belly lights up with local star, Chris Kirby & John Clarke at 7pm. Then, stop by the Martini Bar at 8pm to see a double dose of this spectacularly bright talent – Kellylee Evans was nominated for both a Juno and Gemini award in 2007 and Andy Milne was nominated “Rising Star Keyboardist” of 2004 by Downbeat Magazine. The Majestic Theatre will glow at 10pm with the sultry, smooth Cuban-Soul-Rock of Alex Cuba who notably won the Juno award for World Music Album in 2006. At the Fat Cat Blues Bar, Keith Hallett, just 20 years-old, will floor you with his blues-guitar playing – having received the 2007 Galaxie Rising Star Award, as well as nominations in 2009 for the Maple Blues Nomination and an ECMA nod for Blues Album of the Year, Hallett is sure to impress. Come by at 10:30pm to see for yourself.

Don’t miss the other fantastic shows happening on Thursday, July 15. Johnston & Lear, as well as Curtis Andrews and Duane Andrews will perform. The Creaking Tree String Quartet will play their second show at our festival and Shawn Berseford & The Soulution, The Dogberries and Elvis Bossa Nova are sure to put on fabulous shows. To view this year’s schedule, read up on any of our fabulous artists or to purchase tickets, please visit our website at http://wreckhousejazzandblues.com/index.htm

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