From her home town of Vancouver to Italy, Belgium and the UK, Leora's rich resounding voice and dynamic stage presence have garnered numerous accolades. She reaches into the core of the listener with an exquisite range of emotional power and ignites a soulful perspective; weaving together jazz, blues and gospel.
She has recorded and performed in concert with many celebrated Canadian artists including Denzal Sinclaire, Jim Byrnes, Shari Ulrich, Canadian jazz legend Tommy Banks for CBC Radio and TV, and opened for the late Stanley Turrentine at Vancouver's International Jazz Festival.
Jaye has been playing music for over forty years, as pianist or musical director covering numerous genres, such as jazz, rock & roll, R&B, country, and musical theatre. He has performed at the Vancouver Jazz Fest, the Edmonton Jazz Fest, and the Sakatoon Jazz Fest, as well as at venues across Canada and around Europe and the UK.
Jaye studied jazz piano and also majored in percussion at Grant MaCewan University in Edmonton. It was while studying vibraphone there that he met his future wife and musical partner, Leora Cashe.
Buff has over 40 years of professional playing experience in jazz, pop, theatre, recording studios, concert tours, television, and movies.
He worked in Toronto for eight years in the late '70s and early '80s with artists including Ed Bickert, Moe Koffman, Rob McConnell, Sam Noto, Eugene Amaro, Hagood Hardy, Kathryn Moses, Peter Appleyard, Phil Nimmons, Don Thompson, and visiting artists including Hank Jones, Teddy Wilson, Lenny Breau, Johnny Guenieri, Red Norvo, Johnny Hartman, and Maxine Sullivan.
Conrad was born and raised in Vancouver, BC, beginning his music studies on cello when he was five. At ten, Conrad took a dive into the deep end and started studying double bass.
Conrad has played at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Edmonton International Jazz Festival and Phil Dwyer's Vancouver Island Jazz Fest. Conrad is a winner of the Fraser MacPherson Scholarship Trust and a scholarship from the Schulich School of Music. Conrad is currently living in London, Ontario. He is collaborating with Ellen Doty, and others.
The Leora Cashe Band
The Leora Cashe Band is a versatile and distinctive group of musicians with a genre-bending adventurous repertoire. Drawing upon their colorful mosaic of musical influences, they mix jazz, world music and folk together to create a soulful sound which pleases a wide variety of audiences!