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Duncan Garage Showroom offers a jazz a- Ware-ness lesson

You can get a peek at Flora Ware’s talent when she plays Duncan on Friday. -
You can get a peek at Flora Ware’s talent when she plays Duncan on Friday.
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Flora Ware managed to attract close to a full house for a Duncan Garage show about a year ago.

So organizers are hoping for a repeat during her return this weekend.

Hip jazz and original soul/pop, are the words used to describe the sound wrought by the Vancouver-based singer and keyboardist, who performs backed with smooth guitar and bass grooves.

“Pinning down a label on Flora Ware is a difficult task,” her promo material states.”Retro torch singer, piano pop balladeer, sultry jazz diva, Ms. Ware’s sound and style is as multifaceted and intriguing as her lifelong background in performance.

“This triple-threat reflects her breadth of experience in her live concerts, which have drawn comparisons to Norah Jones, Sade, and Vancouver Island’s own jazz icon, Diana Krall.”

Joining her for this concert is John MacArthur on guitar, and Sam Shoichet on bass.

The show begins at 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $12 advance at Ten Old Books, or $15 door. Call 250-748-7246.

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