Jaclyn Guillou
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AUDIO SAMPLES from 2016 CD -
This Bitter Earth
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What a Difference - A Tribute to Dinah Washington
Jaclyn Guillou The Dinah Project
A Tribute to Dinah Washington
Iconic vocalist of the ′50s & ′60s
‘This Bitter Earth’ was Nominated for 2016 Juno Award
for Vocal Jazz Album of The Year!
Jaclyn is nominated for a 2016 Western Canadian Music Award for Jazz Artist of the Year
On Valentine’s day in 2013, the CBC developed a tribute show to Dinah Washington, a live concert documentary style 1 hour special that starred Jaclyn Guillou. It was a 50th anniversary to commemorate Dinah’s death and was recorded for film and television. It aired numerous times on the TV series "Absolutely Canadian" and "Absolutely Vancouver" as well as the CBC Radio One program "Hot Air" with Margaret Gallagher.

The project has evolved into a more personal reverence for Dinah Washington, one of the worlds best singers of the 1950s and 1960s, who was Jaclyn’s first jazz influence. Dinah Washington lived an incredible, yet fairly short, musical career crossing over various genres of music that included gospel, jazz, blues, country and popular hits.

Since the CBC performance, Jaclyn has continued to evolve the project paying homage to Miss D and released an album of songs that Dinah Washington recorded. Her 2016 album, This Bitter Earth, is Jaclyn Guillou’s own reverence to the music bringing her own diverse inspirations to the music. Songs include What a Difference A Day Made, I’ll Close My Eyes, All Of Me & Cry Me A River.

Bitter Earth keeps the tradition and spirit of the torch singer alive and highlights Dinah’s diva mix of repertoire with new arrangements inspired by Peter Gabriel (New Blood album), Herbie Hancock (River:The Joni Letters), and Diane Reeves (Beautiful Life) Grammy winning album.

The CD features emotionally rich vocal jazz using tradtional elements and a new modern take on classic tunes. Featuring stunning string quartet arrangements by Cameron Wilson, accompanied by Canadian jazz A–listers Tilden Webb, Jodi Proznick, Jesse Cahill, Campbell Ryga and Jon Bentley.

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    The Dinah Project is available is various sizes:
  • Jaclyn with a piano trio
  • Jaclyn with a piano trio, saxophone and guitar
  • Jaclyn with a piano trio and a local string quartet
    Musicians Featured on the Album:
  • Vocals/Guitar - Paul Pigat
  • Piano - Tilden Webb & Gabriel Palatchi
  • Bass - Jodi Proznick
  • Electric Bass - Charlie Frie
  • Drums - Issah Contractor & Jesse Cahill
  • Guitar - Roland Van Nus
  • Tenor Sax - Cam Ryga & Jon Bentley
  • Violin - Cameron Wilson & Yuel Yawney
  • Viola - Henry Lee
  • Cello - Finn Manniche
    Canadian All Stars Backing Band:
  • Jaclyn Guillou - Vocals
  • Bruno Hubert - Piano
  • Andre LaChance - Bass
  • Bernie Arai - Drums
  • PJ Perry - Saxophone

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