The Justin Glibbery Quintet brings together some familiar faces from the Okanagan music scene: Justin Glibbery on piano, Stefan Bienz on bass, Michael Treadway on drums, Michael Perkins on trumpet, and their guest singer Yanti Sharples. Her sultry vocal style compliments this diverse yet cohesive band. From innovative original compositions to torch vocals on jazz classics, as well as jazz arrangements of a few current pop tunes, this group will entertain you all evening.
Sharples, a singer from Naramata, has a rich and vibrant contralto voice. She has performed in the South Okanagan in many different sets and venues. Her diverse range of vocal talents include Jazz Standards through to Rock Ballads. As a vocalist for hire, Sharples performs regularly with the jazz band, Sax Among Friends, and the Allan Crossley band.
Glibbery, a professional pianist, composer, and music educator, has been a part of the Okanagan Valley music scene for 25 years. His sound encompasses many influences: Lyle Mayes (Pat Metheny Group), Oscar Peterson, Bruce Hornsby, Keith Jarrett, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie. Glibbery’s music always has a very lyrical melody with a solid harmonic and rhythmic foundation and contains some twists and turns along the way.