Tomorrow afternoon, Thursday, February 24 at 2:00 p.m. the Rady JCC’s Music 'N' Maven’s Concert Series will be presenting Winnipeg’s Casati Trio. Casati consists of singer and ukulele player Grace Hrabi, Guitarist Jesse Popeski, and Bass player Quinten Bart. The trio blends elements of, jazz, country, pop and acoustic folk with their stellar three-part vocal harmonies to create a sound that is truly unique.
Casati will be performing music of Elvis, the Beatles and other artists that you’re sure to want to sing along to.
These three wonderful musicians began playing together as a jazz trio, performing jazz standards around Winnipeg; eventually, the trio started branching out, performing some original material, as well as music groups from the 1950s and 60s, all the while, putting their own unique acoustic, jazz-influenced spin on these tunes.
Casati is really excited about this upcoming concert at the Rady JCC, as guitarist Jess Popeski states, “Anytime we do something where covers are expected…some kind of tribute thing…we take the opportunity to learn a bunch of new material… material we love or people we have listened to, which is great!”
They will be playing songs by the likes of Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Flamingos, and the Beatles, as well as some original tunes. Casati’s combination of guitar, bass, and ukulele is greatly enhanced by their phenomenal two and three-part vocal harmonies. As Popeski says “Grace and I are huge Everly Brothers fans…when we were learning vocal harmonies, we learned tons of their songs just to kind of nail that down… because they are sort of the template.” This Everly Brothers harmonic influence will shine through on Casati’s versions of these much-loved tunes from the 50s and 60s.
Casati bass player Quintin Bart is also an accomplished hurdy-gurdy player, and uses this very unique sounding instrument to enhance the soundscape of some of the trio’s tunes. It creates a beautiful backdrop to the voices and other instruments of the trio.
This is a concert that if you can make it, you should see! Casati performs this Thursday, February 24th, 2022 at 2:00 at the Rady JCC as part of the Music 'N' Mavens Concert Series. The Rady JCC is located at 123 Doncaster Street.