Steven Taetz – Vocals
Sonia Johnson – Guest Vocalist (2)
Tia Brazda – Guest Vocalist (6)
Drew Jurecka – Alto Saxophone(1,4,7) Clarinet (1,9) Strings (2,3,4,8,9) and Bandoneon (2)
Pat LaBarbera – Tenor Saxophone (4,7)
Bob DeAngelis – Baritone Saxophone (4,7)
Kevin Turcotte – Trumpet (1,5,11)
John Macleod – Trumpet (4,7)
Steve McDade – Trumpet (4,7)
Rob Somerville – Trombone (4,7)
Ewen Farncombe – Piano (1,2,4,5,7,8,11)
Adrean Farrugia – Piano (3,6,9,10), Celeste (9)
Carissa Neufeld – Vibraphone (5,6)
Nathan Hiltz – Guitar (1,2,5,7,8)
Søren Nissen – Bass
Ernesto Cervini – Drums (1-10)
Andrew Miller – Drums (11)
For his sophomore feature-length album, accomplished singer and composer/lyricist Steven Taetz presents cocktail of vintage-pop, jazz, and swing, backed by a sure shot band made up of several of Canada’s top jazz musicians. The album presents six new compositions sure to become popular additions to the American Songbook, and reinvents several classic standards.
Drink You In contains material co-written with award-winning artists including JUNO-winner Sonia Johnson, JUNO-nominee Barbra Lica, Tia Brazda, and producer Drew Jurecka.
As a lyricist and composer, Steven Taetz has written for many internationally renowned artists including Simone Denny (Love Inc.) and Billboard chart-topping Brazilian artist Amannda. He has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Rockwood Music Hall (NY), The Rogers Centre (Toronto), Blue Room (Korea), Capital Pride (Wash DC), Hotel Café (LA) and Koerner Hall Galleria for Sinatra’s 100th.
Worldwide Release Date: September 28th, 2018, distributed by Flatcar Records // Fontana North
CD Release Celebration: September 30th, 2018 at Jazz Bistro, Toronto