Vancouver Jazz Festival presents Jazz at Pyatt Hall
Maya Rae and The Miles Black Quintet
She may have just gotten her beginner’s driving license, but 16-year-old jazz vocalist Maya Rae is already a long way down the road of a phenomenal music career. CBC named Maya one of the “35 best Canadian jazz artists under 35”, calling her “a supremely gifted artist who’s able to phrase like Sarah Vaughan but write a lyric like Joni Mitchell.” Rae’s sublime originals brush shoulders with jazz standards and modern tunes her classmates might find familiar. Her “A-list cast of Vancouver jazz musicians” (Georgia Straight) features Miles Black piano, John Lee bass, Joel Fountain drums, Cory Weeds tenor saxophone, and Vince Mai trumpet/flugelhorn.