Patricia Barber Trio

plus Marc Atkinson Trio

McPherson Playhouse  June 24, 7:30pm
Patricia Barber Trio

Performance Dates

  1. Monday, June 24
    7:30 PM

Ticket Details

*Tickets starting at $27.50 | On sale Mar 22 at 10am

VJS Member presale Mar 20 at 10am to Mar 21 at 11:59pm

Please note: Online ticket sales end one hour prior to the performance start time.  Tickets may be available from the box office.


Running Time

(please note that all running times are approximate and subject to change.  Running time refers to performance only and may not include speeches, introductions, etc)

Marc Atkinson Trio: 40 minutes
Intermission: 20 minutes
Patricia Barber Trio: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Total: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Event Information

Chicago’s Patricia Barber is a unique singer-songwriter-pianist who straddles the junction of jazz and blues (with some poetry-based song cycles and a few pop songs like “Ode To Billie Joe” thrown in for good measure). Notwithstanding Barber’s technical finesse on piano, it’s her songwriting, intriguing arrangements, and low-register vocals that are at the centre of her music-making. Starting in the ‘90s with Modern Cool and Café Blue, Barber emerged as a confident stylist whose cerebral take on life was idiosyncratic and often sardonic. Known for her cool intellectualism and a hip performance style more cabaret than concert hall, Barber has developed an ever-larger cult following. A recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship Award in the category of Music Composition, Barber is a one-of-a-kind artist with over a dozen impressive and diverse recordings. She last played TD JazzFest in 2013 and we’re honoured to have her back for another great year! Her trio features Patrick Mulcahy bass and Jon Deitemyer drums.

One of the most utterly original jazz performers to arrive on the scene in years.” – Los Angeles Times

“Cross Diana Krall with Susan Sontag, and you get Patricia Barber, whose throaty, come-hither vocals and incisive piano are displayed to devastating effect.” – Time Magazine


Show sponsored by: Dusanj & Wirk Chartered Professional Accountants and Tom Lee Music

*Ticket prices are subject to change.

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