Maria Ho Quintet
This performance has been cancelled. Maria Ho has unfortunately come down with bronchitis and is unable to perform. We will explore reschedule dates. Stay tuned.
Maria Ho – vocals
Andrew Vogt – saxophone
Bijoux Barbosa – bass
Todd Reid – drums
Eric Gunnison – piano
With a smile in her voice, Maria’s impeccable articulation and precise diction captivate audiences in a musical breeze of swinging standards, romantic ballads and Brazilian rhythms. Inspired by Nat King Cole, Freddie Cole, Marc Jordan, Ella Fitzgerald and Nancy Wilson, her spellbinding stage presence will uplift your mind and brighten your day. Maria treats every song like a painting, drawing from her own experiences and interpretations of these timeless songs to engage the listener.
Maria is a vocalist, recording artist and band leader. Some past performance highlights include Five Points Jazz Festival in Denver, Vancouver Art Gallery, Frankie’s Jazz Club, TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, BC Children’s Hospital, Christmas Market and 2010 Winter Olympics celebrations.
On her début album Where or When, she recorded with Richie Cole, Warren Vaché, George Robert, Krishna Booker and Phil Dwyer. “Just a Touch” was chosen as bumper music on Coast to Coast AM. Songs from the album were also featured on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, CBC Radio across Canada, DR P1 and DR P8 Jazz in Denmark and KUVO in Denver.