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Jordan John in Concert August 15 (Friday) 8:30 pm - $20 adv
Bio: To say that vocal sensation Jordan John is a more powerful and polished lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist than many players twice his age would tell just a fraction of the story. He has already compiled a longer list of credits, and displays more assuredness and maturity, than many perform...See Full Bio
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“Opening for as seismic performer as Aretha Franklin can be a thankless task. But Toronto native, Jordan John, a drummer turned vocalist and guitarist who is precisely the same age as the festival, proved an unexpected delight. Again, not so much jazz as electrified rock-soul, but dynamite nonetheless. Performing alongside The Blues Angels (actually Jordan’s dad Prakash on bass guitar, plus drummer Al Cross), the lanky, handsome lad vocally suggests Al Green via Smokey Robinson. His vibrant set (elongated, thanks to Franklin’s prolonged preparations) included a blistering blending of the Isley’s “Work to Do” and Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing”, muscular renderings of Green’s “Take Me to the River” and Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”, a bluesy (and gutsy, given the artist he was ushering in) “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man” and a genuinely affecting “I Fall to Pieces”. Among impressive up-and-comers, John is definitely one to watch.”