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East of the Sun
August 30, 2022 at7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$15.00
– Joel Green leads the big band featuring the Sadler Sisters on vocals
Written by Brooks Bowman in 1924 for the musical “Stags at Bay,” East of the Sun (and West of the Moon) has become one of the most cherished selections in the jazz repertoire, having been recorded by dozens of artists over a period of nine decades. The title—traced back to Norwegian fairy tale—provides a perfect caption for this concert’s revue of beloved standards, including Cheek to Cheek, But Not For Me, All of Me and Antônio Carlos Jobim’s Corcovado.
It also affords the WJO an opportunity to showcase a premiere collaboration with two of Winnipeg’s up-and-coming vocal jazz stars—The Sadler Sisters. Elizabeth and Ashleigh—both graduates of the University of Manitoba’s Desautels Faculty of Music—love to sing. Although their personalities may differ, they share many common musical influences and tastes. Early on, they were encouraged to follow musical interests by their closely-knit family and sang in choirs throughout childhood. Fast forward to the present, The Sadler Sisters perform a mixture of pop covers and jazz standards, wowing audiences with their silky voices, irresistible harmonies, and captivating stage presence. Please join the WJO for a late-summer evening of jazz