Prairie Scene

The largest gathering of Manitoba and Saskatchewan artists ever presented outside the Prairies!

April 26 to May 8, 2011

Jeffery Straker

May 5, 2011, 7:30pm

National Arts Centre - Fourth Stage

53 Elgin Street, Ottawa

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Singer-songwriter Jeffery Straker is the son of a church organist mother and an auctioneer father, which might explain his innate ability to connect with audiences. Jeffery and his piano-pop music are most often described as a mixture of Elton John, Ben Folds, and Sarah Slean, and Canadian Musician Magazine recently called him, “very much an artist to watch”.

The classically trained pianist from the tiny Prairie town of Punnichy, Saskatchewan has been showcased at Canadian Music Week, the Western Canadian Music Awards, and JunoFest. Jeffery recently toured his music in a concert series with the Regina Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players.

Local favourite Glenn Nuotio, who counts Chopin, The Muppet Show, and Sonic Youth among his many influences, will open the concert with his own unique pop songs.