The Shari Vandermolen Quartet: Chocolate & Champagne: Sunday, February 12, Doors: 7:00. Start: 7:30 $20 / $15 students/ seniors/ wage-challenged. We hope that you will join Shari Vandermolen and her exceptional band for an evening of jazz, blues, and songs of love that will put you in a snuggling mood. Make us your stop for a Dessert of Chocolate with a (reasonable, cash) Champagne Bar!
Shari Vandermolen is an award-winning local performer and vocalist who imbues the best of contemporary influence into classic songs while paying homage to such legendary vocalists as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Etta James, Nina Simone and Sara Vaughan. In doing so, she makes a song her own.
The Shari V Quartet features Mohawk College Jazz program alumni Steve McRae on piano, James Gannett on bass and Michael Yates on drums. “She takes a song and gives it emotional depth and edge. She not only sings it magnificently she acts the heart and soul out of it… When she tackles such hurting songs and raw pain surges from her throat, that pain finds you in the dark and makes you shiver with pleasure.” – The Hamilton Spectator
Shari Vandermolen is an award-winning performer and vocalist living in Niagara who has been entertaining audiences in the GTA and southwestern Ontario for the last 15 years.
Prominent in the Hamilton arts community for the last 10 years, Shari Vandermolen has also performed in numerous musical theatre productions – a passion only equal to her love of jazz and the blues. Most recently Shari won critical acclaim for her portrayal of “Mama Rose” in the musical Gypsy and was subsequently invited by director Tim Koetting to star as the iconic character of “Norma Desmond” in the upcoming production of Sunset Boulevard (Spring 2017)
“…hear Vandermolen make jelly of your emotions with her voice and her art… one example is Stormy Weather… I barely weathered that storm intact.” – View Magazine