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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LATEST NEWS & HAPPENINGS
This new image of Rebecca (and actress Beverley Elliott) was taken at the 2014 Vancouver International Film Festival at the re-screening of Anne Wheeler's award winning movie "BYE BYE BLUES".
This Canadian Classic with two sold out re-screenings at this year's VIFF made its way back from oblivion with the help of Rebecca's husband, lawyer and law professor;
To hear an interview with Rebecca and husband Joel about Bye Bye Blues, please click this link and fast forward it to the 1:50 minute mark.
Please click here to read an article about Bye Bye Blues at VIFF with its filmmaker Anne Wheeler.
“BYE BYE BLUES” - the classic, multiple Genie award-winning Canadian feature film in which Rebecca stars has finally come out in digital format and is now available for rent or purchase from itunes. Click link below:
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