Piano, Guitar, Bass & Jeff
Originals, covers, improvised songs, special guests, and if you have an instrument to bring and sit in, come on down!
Jeff Gladstone started writing music on a trip to Europe & the Middle East, and playing a weekly coffee shop gig in Calgary in the 1990’s. Since moving to Vancouver he’s established himself as an actor and teacher with Vancouver TheatreSports League and Bard on the Beach, and performing in theatre and music festivals across North America. Jeff’s first album Hell of a Girl, recorded by Terra Hazelton, featured a cast of musicians from the Toronto jazz scene. Since then, Jeff Gladstone has been developing his songwriting and signature ‘cowboy-noir’ sound.
The self-released EP gained traction in Vancouver’s rEvolver Festival as a live theatrical opera staged by his brother
Ryan’s company Monster Theatre. After being featured with glowing reviews in the Vancouver Sun, The Georgia Straight and other online publications, Jeff decided to carry on the project to other stages, sharing the spotlight with some of Vancouver’s legendary jazz performers. Earning a strong fan base performing regularly in Vancouver over the past couple years led to a successful Kickstarter campaign for WANTED: a live off the floor recording that encapsulates stories of dangerous love, red wine, lonely whales, dying soldiers, a gun-wielding femme fatale, flipping the bird and bittersweet afterthoughts.
For more info, visit: www.jeffgladstone.com/
“Gladstone knows how to make a song theatrical, from the country- inflected “weatherman” to the introspective piano ballad “two birds” and his musical range touches on folk, jazz and blues…his lyrics as memorable as his melodies”
– Kathleen Oliver, The Georgia
“Leonard Cohen meets Nick Cave meets Johnny Cash meets Jonathan Richman.”
–Jane Avery, producer
“Moments of quiet beauty were juxtaposed with raucous celebration, all of it held together by the wit, lyricism and musicality of Jeff’s songs…a weirdly wonderful cabaret-from-hell feel to the whole proceedings.”
-Peter Anderson, award winning
actor and playwright