"America may have had the Gershwins, but Canada's got the Breithaupts" - The Toronto Star
"...modern standards...In a perfect world, superstars like Michael Bublé, Diana Krall, and Norah Jones would be covering these tunes. While we wait for that to happen Just Passing Through: The Breithaupt Brothers Songbook Vol. II presents an all-Canadian roster of singers interpreting numbers worthy of inclusion in the Great American Songbook.” - Mark Rheaume, CBC Radio
Call them “modern standards.” The compositions of the prolific and terrific songwriting team of Jeff and Don Breithaupt are clearly modeled on the classic compositions of that golden age of songwriting represented in the Great American Songbook. Like such role models as The Gershwins, Rodgers & Hart and Cole Porter, these talented siblings devote themselves to the marriage of lovingly crafted melodies and well-honed lyrics, all arranged intricately, then sung by the cream of the crop of the pop and jazz singers of the era.
Just check out this elite crew, featuring many Grammy and Juno Award winners, platinum-selling and internationally acclaimed artists: Kellylee Evans, Denzal Sinclaire, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Ron Sexsmith, Jackie Richardson, Heather Bambrick, Marc Jordan, Paul Shaffer, Sophie Milman, Laila Biali, Sarah Slean, Monkey House, Patricia O’Callaghan, Ian Thomas, and Tyley Ross. Whew!
November 29, 2014The Breithaupt Brothers
Toronto, ON - 80 Gladstone @ 80Gladstone
February 23, 2015
NYC, NY @ Birdland