GJF Around Town: The Alisha Oliver and Robert Lee Duo

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Robert Lee is an emerging bassist based in Toronto, ON. After graduating from the University of Guelph’s Music Program, he moved to Toronto to continue his studies at Humber College’s performance program. As a current student, he has studied both privately and in ensembles with Mike Downes, Kieran Overs, Lorne Lofsky, Ted Quinlan, and Neil Swainson. He has had the pleasure of performing at notable venues and festivals such as the Guelph Jazz Festival, The Newmarket Jazz Festival, the Emmet Ray, The Rex Hotel, and Gate 403.

Alisha Oliver is a 22 year old vocalist based in Toronto, Ontario. She began her vocal training privately in Guelph and continued her musical education at Humber College. She is in her fourth year in the Bachelor of Music program for voice. Aside from independent gigs of her own Alisha performs with the Toronto All-Star Big Band. She has preformed all over the GTA and is delighted to be a part of the Guelph Jazz Festival for a second year in a row.



Friday, 15 September, 4:30pm, Planet Bean, 2 Wyndham St. N., free