Tin Pan Darlings touring NB

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Halifax jazz ensemble bring new album and original silent film to the province this week.

To celebrate the release of their debut album, Inside A Melody, Halifax jazz ensemble Tin Pan Darlings will be touring New Brunswick playing four dates with week. Performances will accompany a silent film created by the group’s piano player, Amy Anderson.

“I wrote the screenplay, directed and filmed the project,” said Anderson, whose sister Tracy is the bandleader. The film was shot entirely using an iPhone. “It was edited by Ashley Phinney in Fredericton. I learned how to make a movie by going to workshops at the NB Film Co-op.”

Prior to recording this latest album, Tracy Anderson performed under the name Tracy and the Hurtin’ Hearts releasing one album and an EP.

Inside A Melody features many of the east coast’s most recognized jazz performers including Bill Stevenson, Tom Easley, Geoff Arsenault and Mike Carol. For these upcoming dates, the touring band will consist of Tracy Anderson (vocals and bandleader), Brendan Melchin (drums), Adam Bourque (upright bass), Paul St. Amand (trumpet) and Amy Anderson on piano and vocals.

“The album was recorded in Halifax by Charles Austin at Echo Chamber and mixed by Jon Lapointe,” said Anderson. “It was a very slow process but Tracy did all the songwriting except one song I wrote. Bill Stevenson and Tracy worked on the arrangements together. About halfway through the project, Tracy relocated from Woodstock, NB, to Halifax to be closer to the musician community there.”

On this tour, the band will perform in Bristol, Saint John, Sackville and Fredericton. 

Tour Dates:

March 21 | Second Wind Music Centre | Bristol, NB | View Event
March 22 | Five and Dime | Saint John, NB | View Event
March 23 | Sackville Commons | Sackville, NB | View Event
March 24 | Grimross Brewery * | Fredericton, NB | View Event
* w/ C. A. Jackson

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