“WE WENT INTO THE STUDIO AS A JAZZ TRIO WITH A FEW ORIGINALS, WE CAME OUT AS A 5-PIECE BAND, WITH AN ALL ORIGINAL ALBUM, AND A NEW NAME - “SHARPE 5.”
Lead singer Eryn Sharpe, along with Guitarist Leon Nagasaki, and Upright Bassist Nick Mintenko have all spent time at music school, and started off playing Jazz together two years ago. What started off as a nostalgic obsession with their parents’ (and even grandparents’) music, turned into regular gigs, friendship, original songwriting, crowdfunding, and now an album, and a 5-piece band- Sharpe5. That said, the trio is still going strong and gigging every other Monday at Pagliacci's.
We are so excited to debut the new 5-piece version of our band! After playing for a couple years as a trio, we have been inspired by our new album One Day to make a bigger sound. We debuted our new band at our album release concert and will be showcasing it again at the Victoria International Jazzfest on July 3rd in Centennial Square.