Twin Sisters set to take the stage at the Foundry

Twin Sister Elizabeth Eccleston
Elizabeth Eccleston
Twin Sister Elizabeth Eccleston
Elizabeth Eccleston

THUNDER BAY – Entertainment – Twin Sisters set to take the stage at the Foundry. Vancouver vocalist and trumpet player Anita Eccleston takes her dynamic jazz crossover performance to Thunder Bay on March 22nd at the Foundry to team up with her twin sister, TBSO oboe player, Elizabeth Eccleston. Although these identical twins are both professional musicians, they have rarely performed together since high school.

Anita studied jazz trumpet at McGill in Montreal while Elizabeth was in Waterloo majoring on oboe at Laurier.

Twin Sisters share musical passion


Now they find themselves still living in different cities, half a country apart, working in their respective fields of music. Instead of performing in a classical capacity, Elizabeth will be joining forces with Anita, singing back up vocals on this stylistically eclectic program, which draws from jazz, pop, blues, motown, soul, funk, rock, and reggae. 

“At the Trio EP CD Launch in January, Liz joined me for the first time as a backup vocalist which ended up being such a blast that we immediately began discussing when we could perform together again.” 

To form her quartet at The Foundry, Anita has recruited local guitarist Kyle Shushack (Bay City Sound Collective), and TBSO musicians Martin Blanchet (bass) and Jean-Francois Breton (drums).

The openers are locals talents Andrew Laviolette and Aubrey Brandt. The event starts at 9:30pm and cover will be $5 at the door.

“No stranger to the local music scene, Eccleston will pay tribute to the standards that bring jazz to life while infusing the music with her own unique touches. Her style of jazz is traditional yet boundary pushing. It incorporates elements of soul, blues, reggae and disco. ‘It’s classy and fun,’ said Eccleston.” – March 20, 2012 “CD Launch Promises to Set Night on Fire” (Jason Hewlett, Kamloops Daily News)
The Anita Eccleston Quartet in Thunder Bay: 
Anita Eccleston ~ Vocals & Trumpet
Kyle Shushack ~ Electric Guitar
Martin Blanchet ~ Upright Bass
Jean-Francois Breton ~ Drums
featuring special guest Elizabeth Eccleston ~ Vocals

Opening Acts:

Andrew Laviolette
Friday, March 22nd – 9:30pm – $5 Cover – The Foundry – 242 Red River Rd, (807) 285-3188 –
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