Summer Thriller

Summer Thriller

July 26, 2017
7:00 PM | King Street corner of the Capitol Square
Featuring Jeans 'n Classics, the music of Earth, Wind & Fire and Michael Jackson

Concert Highlights:

WHITE, MCKAY, WILLIS  |  September
FOSTER, GRAYDON, CHAMPLIN  |  After the Love is Gone
JACKSON  |  Billie Jean
JACKSON  |  Beat It

About Jeans ’n Classics
Peter Brennan's Jeans ’n Classics is a winner! For 20 years now, the JnC approach to combining world class rock musicians and symphonies has been a game changer for orchestras in their quest to attract new and more expansive audiences.

Jeans ’n Classics is a group of musicians who understand orchestra culture and are committed to help in the building of younger, loyal audiences for symphony orchestras across North America.
Jeans ’n Classics appeals to an age group from, but not limited to, 25 to 65.
While most definitely not a tribute act, Jeans 'n Classics faithfully interprets the music of legendary rock and pop albums and artists, with their own special and signature flair.

Symphonies far and wide have heralded the quality of our orchestral scores. Our reputation precedes us for providing lush, fully realized arrangements of rock and pop classics for rock band and symphony, and top notch, easy-to-work-with performers who truly know how to deliver a great rehearsal and live show experience with professionalism, humor, and finesse.

Jeans ’n Classics works with over 100 orchestras in venues throughout North America, and has created almost 1,000 original rock and pop orchestrations which are presented across 45 unique and exciting productions.

Gavin Hope Biography
With his lightning speed comedic timing, skills on the dance floor and a truly exceptional, emotional voice, Gavin Hope is a natural born performer and always a fan favourite!

Gavin’s diverse career includes song, stage, TV and film, and feeds his wanderlust well. This Juno-nominated solo recording artist has been lucky enough to perform all around the world sharing the stage with such greats as Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Jill Scott, James Brown, and Deborah Cox, to name a few.

His theatre highlights include lead roles in the original Canadian companies of RENT and The Lion King (Mirvish), The Tempest (CanStage), As You Like It (CanStage), and Smokey Joe's Café (Stage West).

Gavin is also known for his work performing as a member of Canadian acappella vocal group The Nylons, with whom he has toured the world and recorded six studio albums (two of which were nominated for Juno Awards).  

Gavin is happy to have found another home with the Jeans ’n Classics band as a core vocalist and is thrilled to be performing the fantastic music of Michael Jackson, Earth Wind and Fire, Motown, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Rocky Horror and more, with wonderful orchestras across North America.

Gavin has earned rave reviews for his most recent studio album, For All We Know, in collaboration with pianist Bill King. Smooth, sultry, and very chill, For All We Know is reminiscent of the style of Tony Bennett and Bill Evans, with a new take on some classic jazz standards by Bennett, Blood Sweat and Tears, and Donny Hathaway among others. Sweet, minimalist, inspiring, soulful and heartfelt, For All We Know is now available on iTunes.