As part of our year-round, "last Friday of the month" partnership with Sassafraz, KC Roberts and Gigi Marentette bring on percussionist Adam Bowman to create a unique trio.
KC is an accomplished guitar player and band leader based out of Toronto, Canada. Since completing his studies at Humber College, KC has performed with groups in a variety of styles including Jazz, Rock, Folk, Funk, R&B, Blues, Reggae, Country, African and Gospel, taking him to Africa, Trinidad, and all across the U.S., Canada and Europe. Since 2007 he has been the leader/singer/guitar player of 8-piece funk band KC Roberts & The Live Revolution (KCLR).
Geneviève Marentette lived in Hong Kong for 8 years, then Europe and now has returned to her hometown of Toronto. In March 2015 she released a six-song EP entitled "Gigi". She was featured in a duet with Hall of Fame vocalist David Clayton-Thomas on his latest record of jazz standards. In 2015 she produced a concert called "Cover One Another" at Lula Lounge which featured Jazz vocalists performing each others original tunes and she has held a weekly residency at 120 Diner since October 2015.
"A lovely muse of music...a femme fatale from film noir...jazz improvisation at it's best...an honest little girl with a great sense of humour that the world's been waiting for. That's Genevieve "GIGI" Marentette." - Don Francks (Actor and Recording Artist)
photo: Kerry Shaw