REBECCA JENKINS is one of those rare multi-talented people who makes it all look effortless. As an actor, she embodies her character down to every last nuance. As a singer, her voice carries a warmth that feels both real and ethereal.
Jenkins burst onto the Canadian film scene with her charismatic acting and singing performance in Anne Wheeler's "Bye Bye Blues", for which she received a Best Actress Genie Award. Her feature films include "Interstate 60", "Bob Roberts", "Darrow", "South of Wawa", "Cowboys Don't Cry" and Daniel MacIvor adaptations; "Past Perfect" and "Marion Bridge.
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BYE BYE BLUES" 25TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY
FRIDAY | APR 17 | 7PM
METRO CINEMA (8712 109 ST - GARNEAU THEATRE) EDMONTON, ALBERTA
$15 STUDENTS/SENIORS/FAVA/AMPIA/ESPC MEMBERS | $20 GENERAL PUBLIC
TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE ONLINE AT METROCINEMA.ORG
After spending years on the shelf due to copyright issues, Bye Bye Blues resurfaces and comes to Edmonton for the 25th anniversary of its premiere screening at the Garneau Theatre. Director Anne Wheeler, actress Rebecca Jenkins and copyright lawyer Joel Bakan will be in attendance for a moderated conversation and Q&A after the screening. Come see this Canadian Classic as it re-enters the spotlight.
When Daisy Cooper discovers that her husband has been captured during Singapore's fall to the Japanese in World War II, she takes a job as a piano player with a local dance band in order to make a living for herself and her children. It is while on tour with this ragtag outfit, amid the smoke, the booze, and the brawling, that Daisy’s self-discovery really begins. For Daisy, the war offers a bitterly ironic blessing: while it has separated her from her husband, it has introduced her to a side of life, not to mention herself, she might otherwise never have known. When word reaches her that peace has been declared and her husband is on his way home, Daisy faces her own conflicting loyalties and desires. (Mongrel Media)
The evening starts off with a special musical performance with Rebecca Jenkins and Joel Bakan. FAVA is please to be screening a mint condition 35mm print of the film thanks to the University of Alberta Archives.
Sponsors: AMAAS, AMPIA, CKUA, Edmonton Social Planning Council, FAVA, and Metro Cinema.
**Here is recent audio clip of an interview discussing the Canadian Award Winning classic movie "Bye Bye Blues" with Rebecca and it's filmmaker, creator, writer and director, Anne Wheeler.**
*Please be patient while loading, this file is rather large as this is a 20 minute interview. Well worth the hiccupped start.*
KEVIN BREIT'S NEW ALBUM IS NOW OUT FEATURING DUETS WITH REBECCA JENKINS
Kevin Breit’s latest album, Ernesto & Delilah is garnering rave reviews. This epic double-CD set with two distinctly different albums, but both are distinctly Breit. The first disc, Ernesto, is fully instrumental and is bold with classic Brazilian sounds and atmosphere, with styles ranging from classical to jazz.
The second disc, Delilah, is a gorgeous album of duets with vocalist and actress Rebecca Jenkins. The 11 original tracks on Delilah are the stuff dreams are made of - highlighting the ethereal vocals of Breit and Jenkins as well as Breit’s mastery if his instruments and exceptional storytelling.
All it takes are a few seconds of listening to be completely wrapped up in the sounds and stories within Ernersto & Delilah and to realize the extent of the genius and talents of Kevin Breit.
Please click here to have a listen. And here to read a review.
Rebecca has just released her new Jazz Album titled, "Rebecca Jenkins and Her Trio, Live at the Cellar" Please read more below and follow the links to listen and download.
Rebecca Jenkins and Her Trio, Live at The Cellar was recorded at Vancouver’s storied Cory Weeds’ Jazz Cellar in February 2014, just weeks before the club closed its doors for the last time. It was a magical evening for both the musicians and audience as Rebecca and the trio swung and grooved their way through two sets of jazz standards, cool covers, and haunting originals, every tune jumping with soulfulness and joy. Backed by her long-time trio this is Rebecca’s third solo album, after Blue Skies (2008) and Something’s Coming (2012), and adds to a body of work that includes albums with the Parachute Club, Jane Siberry, and Kevin Breit, among others, as well as a soundtrack album from the film Bye Bye Blues in which Rebecca played a 1940s jazz singer, a role for which she won a Genie Award for best actress. That film helped launch Rebecca’s career as one of Canada’s most beloved and accomplished film and television actors, with numerous starring and award-winning roles over the years (alongside the likes of Tim Robbins, Kevin Spacey, and Ellen Page), and most recently in Sarah Polley’s critically-acclaimed Stories We Tell (2012).
Rebecca's Live at The Cellar and her other albums can be purchased at:
BYE BYE BLUES 25TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Friday April 17, 2015 @ 7PM
Metro Cinema 8712 109 Street
Students/Seniors/Fava/Ampia, ESPC Members $15.00
General Public $20.00
Tickets can be purchased online in advance at:
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TREBLE IN PARADISE PRESENTS:
Rebecca Jenkins & Joel Bakan live at
The Tupper Review Room & Restaurant
2066 Kingsway, Vancouver, B.C.
Expect an evening of the marvelous musical talents from a royal couple
among our nations film and literary world.
Adminssion $20, doors open at 7:15 p.m. - Show begins at 8 p.m.
Seating is limited so please reserve at: Davelidstone@shaw.ca
Click here to sign or view Rebecca's Guestbook.
Rebecca has a new music page on Facebook. Please click the icon to view her page.
by Sarah Polley - Stories We Tell
The Province, B.C.