Black Gardenia is the Vancouver-based 5-piece, featuring Daphne Roubini, whose ‘London Jazz meets Americana’ sound has delighted festival and club audiences on two continents. With their unique, darkly-relaxed blend of vintage jazz, country, folk and blues from the 20′s, 30′s and 40′s, Black Gardenia take listeners on a journey to an age where cool meant classy and noir was the norm.
“Daphne Roubini’s voice flows over you like golden syrup. Black Gardenia is that perfect balance between Louisiana Jazz and a hazy Maui afternoon.”
Fleur Cooper, CITR radio
“A relaxed approach to old school jazz with tinges of blues, country, and western swing, with some of the hippest Ukulele that you can hope to hear.”
Ken Pickering, Artistic Director and Co-Founder, TD Canada Trust International Jazz Festival
“The musical equivalent of taking a bath in a barrel of finely aged bourbon.”
Robert Collins, Music Correspondent, CTV BC
Black Gardenia’s debut album, ‘No Moon At All’, was released in Spring 2012 and can be purchased here.
To hear Black Gardenia live check their live gigs listings page for details of their upcoming shows, you are also welcome to join their mailing list.
photos: Gem Salsberg