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.
On television, Jenkins is well known for her starring roles in CBC and Alliance's successful series "Black Harbour", and in Atlantis's "Destiny Ridge". Please click here to read more.
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HERE ARE RECENT VIDEO'S OF REBECCA ON TOUR WITH KEVIN BREIT & THE UPPER YORK MANDOLIN QUARTET
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:
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by Sarah Polley - Stories We Tell
The Province, B.C.