Fran Jaré wears a number of hats – producer, pianist, organist, composer and vocalist. Having made strong inroads into the genres of R&B, pop and rock (notably as the lead vocalist for the popular Vancouver ensemble Soultrax), Jaré has journeyed back into jazz with some very groovy results. Her tight, cool and satisfying ensemble are bound together by their talent and love of music, this ensemble includes JUNO-winning instrumentalists Olaf De Shield on guitar, bass player Miles Hill (who was on tour with Van Morrison for 4 years), Tom Keenlyside on sax and flute, Buff Allen on drums, Brad Turner on trumpet and also famed percussionist Portinho.
Her well-chosen material is primarily a mash-up of Jaré’s original compositions, written over a period of time and culled from previous recordings and musical situations – including Soultrax and incarnations of the Fran Jaré. Her latest release Copy Cat Coo Coo is being played on CBC + some other local stations and stations across Canada. Fran can also tailor the band as a trio or a quartet for your event!