Cuppa Joe vocal jazz quartet (http://CuppaJoe.ca) was inspired by the sounds of The Manhattan Transfer and tunes like Java Jive. Its jazz-based repertoire includes a variety of their arrangements, along with those of New York Voices and other close harmony groups, and is augmented by songs of popular artists like James Taylor and The Beatles.
Musically diverse, but with common backgrounds in piano and vocals, John Wilson (founder and tenor) is joined by Cathy Thompson (soprano), Mary Moore (alto) and Peter Feldman (baritone). Popular performance venues for the quartet have included Gaia Java, Zolas, Pressed and Café British, along with a variety of private concerts. They also performed at Gigspace and the NAC’s Fourth Stage in 2017 and 2018.
Warm reception and praise have greeted Cuppa Joe from local musicians and restaurateurs.
Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. They may be purchased from one of the vocalists, via email (to Cuppa.Joe@bell.net), or at Pressed.