“We have witnessed first hand many shows with Michael Vanhevel and this band, it's over the top, by far one of the best "Vegas" quality shows around. A must see.”
— Chico Sanchez
After 50 years of live performances and various recordings, Jimmy Stahl has taken his legendary project to another level, with new releases set to launch this fall. He turned to Chris Curry to produce a live audience studio recording at Session's on the River in April. The successful concert made song selections easier for Jimmy as he prepared for an intense weekend at the world-class Jukasa Media Group in June. Over the course of two days, the band laid down 27 tracks with the help of JUNO-award winning sound engineers, Darren "Jeter" Magierowski, and Jill Zimmermann.
The band will return to Jukasa in a few months to complete a Swingin' Big Band Christmas album for release in early 2020.
The Jimmy Stahl Big Band is headlined by dynamic vocalists, Michael Vanhevel and Genevieve-Renee Bisson, two singers who encompass the essence of the big band era's velvet vocals and true spirit of showmanship. They consistently deliver high energy interpretations in synergy with the band and the audience.
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Jazz aficionados can expect to be impressed by Grammy-Award winning charts, scorching horns and fresh interpretations of jazz, blues and swing music spanning multiple decades. Artists such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darrin, Ella Fitzgerald, Diane Schuur, Dean Martin, Natalie Cole, Michael Buble, Shirley Bassey, and Harry Connick Jr. are just some of the selections that are showcased from the American Songbook.