Hell of a Girl
A couple of years ago, Vancouver-based actor/improvizer (and Canadian Comedy Award nominee) Jeff Gladstone and his talented singer friend Terra Hazelton (Jeff Healey's Jazz Wizards) began recording some of Jeff's original songs. Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, Hell Of A Girl blossomed into a major project featuring a dozen musicians and singers, including the A-list likes of Toronto players Drew Jurecka, Nathan Hiltz, Richard Whiteman, Sly Juhas, Nick Teehan, Sophia Perlman, and Hazelton (who produced the record). Gladstone terms the album "a cowboy-noir opera", and it comprises well-written and witty pop meets jazz songs with a strong musical theatre bent.
Release concerts in Vancouver (Rio Theatre) and Toronto (at Hugh's Room, last week) have been very well-received.