Summer Sounds - July 20

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Recently having moved back to Cranbrook, Aaron has started performing as an acoustic soloist, backing up other local artists and assisting local music stores with recording studio operations.  

7 p.m. – Stages School of DanceSheri Green, teacher for more than 30 years and now Director of Stages School of Dance, offers professional and caring instruction in multiple dance disciplines along with her qualified staff. You’ll find this dance presentation showcases a wide variety of the skills achieved by some of their talented students.

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8 p.m. – Lester McLean – Lester Mclean’s skills as a musician are complimented by his dynamic stage presence. His drive and passion for music and live performance show no signs of diminishing. There’s no doubt you’ll find this performer a great addition to the Cranbrook outdoor entertainment scene. McLean is a native of Toronto, Ontario and has been active on the city’s busy music scene since the early ‘90s. The instrumental funk-fusion band ‘The Colour of Soul’ was the first outlet for his songwriting and under his leadership, the band recorded and released thre Independent records in 1998, 1999, and 2002 respectively.

As the Lester McLean Trio, a full-length CD entitled Best Foot Forward was released in 2005 featuring a collection of covers and originals, five of which were penned by Lester.  In 2009, the band went into John “Beetle” Bailey’s Drive Shed Studio for sessions that resulted in the 2011 release ‘Lester McLean – LM: 4,3,2,1.’  The album features 12 originals all penned by McLean plus three covers and continues to demonstrate Lester’s versatility with a wide array of musical styles and genres, great melodies, thoughtful lyrics, ear catching grooves, thick harmonies, and the soulful, eclectic sound that defines Lester McLean’s listening tastes and talents.