This Uneven Pace
...great singing, beautiful lyrics, an amazing and charming setting of each song...cohesive ensemble groove, unique sounds, creative and original compositions, and fine individual playing... - Rob Frayne, musician/composer For jazz lovers, The Megan Jerome Trio is a breath of fresh air. The simple and funky rhythms complement Jerome's sunshiny voice perfectly. - Lousie Daniels, Ottawa Sun Well, we'll call it jazz, but the sophomore release by this often-quirky Ottawa trio has enough folk and cabaret and country bubbling through it that labels are even more pointless than usual. What's relevant is that, as with their debut album Unlonely, lead singer and pianist Jerome, percussionist Mike Essoudry, and all-around instrumentalist Petr Cancura know how to have fun while creating evocative moods and vignettes peopled by mining engineers, campfire fans and blissful lovers. There's room for everyone and everything in these songs, a happy fact underscored by Jerome's beguiling, open-hearted vocals. With winter creeping in, the crystalline, melodica-accompanied track Skating deserves a special listen: sweet and whimsical and crisp, it's everything that's best about the trio. - Patrick Langston, The Ottawa Citizen. Megan and her trio were a delight to work with and fit beautifully into festival workshop sessions. - Linda Tanaka, Artistic Director, Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival Beguiling homemade songs...intimate, quirky and fearlessly beautiful miniatures - Peter Hum, Style Weekly The Megan Jerome Trio are smart, edgy, and present a wonderful bag full of musical treats - Arthur McGregor, Editor, Folk Prints Magazine Megan Jerome Willing to Take More Musical Chances - Peter North, Music Director CKUA Network, in the Edmonton Journal ...an intriguing sound that moves deftly between café-style loftiness and salt of the earth country The trio's music will appeal to anyone with an open mind and an open ear, with an appreciation for improvisation...the trio has a sound that should be experienced. - Kathryn Lyzun, tb source Ultra-talented The Megan Jerome trio has been making quite the impression on the music world as of late and could be one of the next huge Canadian acts within the year. - Stephen Alexander, SooToday.com artful contemporary compositions, a dash of Bjork...a hint of Siberry...very original - Avigdor Schulman, Impresario, The Abbey Gallery, Cumberland, BC ...if the Megan Jerome Trio's music was the 'standard', I'd PLAY more vocalists! - James Booker, Host & Producer, 'Speakeasy', CHLY FM 101.7, BC Who knew crooning could be this much fun? Jerome...concocts a cabaret of originals as folky as it is jazzy. The trio has a subtle, clear and bouncy delivery, giving the spotlight to a voice that richly deserves it. - John Sekerka, Ottawa X-press The Megan Jerome trio deserves a wide audience. Composed of three of the most accomplished musicians in Ottawa...emphasizing original compositions in the art song tradition, melodic, yet with edge and humor. - Charles Gordon (Columnist at The Ottawa Citizen) ...a dandy little trio. [Unlonely] bubbles over with interesting melodies and accents, humour to leaven the reflective pieces, and Jerome's intriguing, occasionally saucy, voice. - Patrick Langston, The Ottawa Citizen The Megan Jerome Trio in performance in an enchantment not to be missed. - Jennifer Giles, Professor of Music, Carleton University ...a nice new direction...for jazz. - Bill Stunt, Ontario Regional Music Producer, CBC radio The Megan Jerome Trio thanks the Ontario Arts Council for funding the recording of This Uneven Pace and thanks the City of Ottawa Arts Funding Program for composition support for This Uneven Pace.