STU MAC is a dynamic performer whose charisma and charm delight audiences at every turn. His smooth tone and signature phrasing create a sound that you won’t soon forget.
With a vocal style reminiscent of Sinatra, Tormé or Baker, Stu Mac brings to life the phrasing and tone with which the ‘Great American Songbook’ was meant to be sung. Stu is a dynamic performer who continues to play a variety of venues throughout Toronto and southern Ontario.
After receiving the ‘jazz vocalist of the year’ award while attending Humber College in 1998, Stu went on to record and release his debut album ‘In a moment’ in 2000. He has studied with jazz notables, such as Raneé Lee, and performed with a number of Canada’s jazz luminaries, including his Humber contemporary, Laila Biali. Stu is set to release his latest project ‘Out of the Blue’ this summer and is excited to bring his band and new material to the Niagara Jazz Festival.
JUNE GARBER is one of Canada’s most accomplished jazz vocalists. Her luscious, masterful interpretive skills and on-stage personality capture audiences and draw them in, enveloped by her warmth and sheer joy at being on stage. 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 venues across Canada and the United States, Cuba, the Caribbean, Mexico, South Africa, and Australia. She has performed at jazz festivals throughout North America and with big bands in Toronto and Sarasota, Florida. Her latest album This I Knowweaves a tapestry of emotions – love, joy, pain, sadness – presented in some wonderful jazz songs that are not often recorded. It continues to receive to receive rave reviews and extensive airplay around the world.