Rachel Beausoleil Trio
Sets at 8:00PM and 9:30PM
Rachel Beausoleil is a multi-lingual Canadian jazz fusion artist, and award-nominated producer. Tony Frankel (StageAndCinema.com) says “her vocals are so endearing, enchanting, and entrancing.” Born and raised in Montreal, she has been based in Ottawa her whole adult life and has been performing since the early 1990s.
Rachel’s most recent recording, Sol da Capital (2022) is her first full album of original songs, in collaboration with Brazilian guitarist-composer Evandro Gracelli. Her 2020 album, Brazz is a collection of songs from the Brazilian popular song canon. It capped off her doctoral studies on that very topic. Her discography includes jazz albums The Dawning (2009), and Close to My Heart (2001). Rachel also produced a double album of French children’s songs, (90 of them!) Trille des voix (2012).
Rachel’s projects on Brazilian music, that also involved learning Portuguese, have prompted her to reach for her own national and linguistic roots as a French Canadian.
Join us for an evening of classic French popular songs from both sides of the Atlantic. And let Rachel delight you with her brand of cool climate musical sunshine!
She will be accompanied by James McGowan on piano. Bass player TBA.