Emotion. Warmth. Energy.
In May 2018 I am joining forces with Juno Award-winner Lorraine Klaasen to present two concerts in Toronto (May 17) and Montreal (May 26). in their blood….Sisters in Song will celebrate our South African heritage. Lorraine and I were both born in Johannesburg and came to Canada in the 70’s to escape apartheid, a system abhorrent to both of us.
in their blood….Sisters in Song will weave together a program of songs that evoke the enduring connection we have to our native land. Lorraine’s township music is a rousing reminder of the fight against apartheid. I will join her in some duets, and also sing some wonderful jazz standards. Click here for details.
This I Know is a journey of emotions and music that includes rarely done jazz songs and two original pieces. The album includes unique arrangements of elegant sophisticated jazz, and also songs with an earthy, bluesy blend. A touch of South African jazz and street music harkens back to the land of June’s birth.
It is like experiencing an airy nimbleness matched to a richness of sound, which sometimes seems impossible from the human voice. I want to say that it is partly due to the dynamic range and balance, so much colour, detail and air rarely, if ever, heard by a singer since Abbey Lincoln…the combination of sensuous luxury, effortless precision, characterful interpretation and the warmth of empathy.
Raul DaGama — JazzdaGama
Garber has always been known for her warm, effusive vocal style but now her voice has another layer of burnishing that adds even greater depth. This is how jazz is sung.
Shelly Gummeson – Earshot Magazine
Every song that she chooses to sing connects to a base truth within – so there is never any artifice. Her voice reflects each emotional shift that the writer intended, whether swinging with an up tempo jazz song or telling a story with a soulful ballad. The stagecraft she learned in her earlier career as an actor is still evident in her singing performances today.
Of course that’s the miracle of June Garber; her instinct for capturing and delivering the details of a story and the nuances of emotions – the combination of sensuous luxury, effortless precision, characterful interpretation and the warmth of empathy.
- Raul DaGama
June has toured and performed as a singer in major centres in Canada and the United States and also in Cuba, the Caribbean, Mexico, South Africa & Australia. She has performed at jazz festivals throughout North America and with big bands in Toronto and Sarasota, Florida.
June’s latest album This I Know has received rave reviews and extensive airplay around the world.
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