Rachel Beausoleil

Vocal Jazz Fusions

New Album
Is Here!

Sol da Capital 

Sol da Capital is a long-awaited full-length album of original jazz songs by award-nominated Canadian producer and singer-songwriter Rachel Beausoleil, and Brazilian guitarist-composer Evandro Gracelli. It is the fully ripened fruit of a long-time collaboration between two musicians who have not let distance get in the way of creativity and quality. Their songs tackle complex themes such as vocation, marriage, and suicide, and always emphasize a message of hope.

News

My new album with Evandro Gracelli, is out now on all your favourite digital platforms!

Please see links throughout this page to listen to the whole thing! Please make sure you put us on your playlists and click on “follow,” “like,” etc… 

The OAC is supporting the recording of my next album, Sol da Capital! This album of originals will make good on a project that began when guitarist-composer Evandro Gracelli was in Ottawa a dozen years ago!

Performances in Canada and Brazil have kept the music alive. And more songs have been added thanks to long-distance work over the internet.

The nudge we needed came when the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition required original music for my Encore Ottawa 2021 performance. Three of the songs I performed will end up on the 2022 Sol da Capital album!

So looking forward to finally recording this material! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Ontario Arts Council!!

In case you missed it the first time (or even if didn’t!), you can now view my Encore Ottawa performance from the fall of 2020.So very grateful to all partners: Ottawa Music Industry Coalition (OMIC), the Shenkman Arts Centre, RogersTV and Apt613! Merci, merci, merci!!

Please click this link to view on YouTube.

Events

Starlight Jazz featuring Rachel Beausoleil!

Friday, December 30, 2022, 6-10pm

Options Bar, Brookstreet Hotel, Ottawa

  • Rachel Beausoleil, vocal cords
  • Rob Del Re, keys
  • Marc Marin, drums

Click here for more info and reservations (highly recommended! … but you can always sit at the bar and put bread in our jar…)

Sol da Capital Cover Art

Saturday, January 21, 2023, 8:00pm

Sol da Capital, Brazilian launch!

Rabeca Cultural, Campinas, Brazil

  • Rachel Beausoleil, vocal cords
  • Evandro Gracelli, guitars and backing vocals
  • Emilio Martins, percussion

 

Av. Dona Maria Franco Salgado, 250, Jardim Atibaia (Sousas)

For more info: Rabeca Cultural

 

Sunday, January 29, 2023, 8:00pm

Sol da Capital Cover Art

Sunday, January 29, 2023, 8:00pm

Sol da Capital in São Paulo!

Teatro da Rotina, São Paulo, Brazil

Na curva do som 2 series – opening Act: Rodrigo Bragança

  • Rachel Beausoleil, vocal cords
  • Evandro Gracelli, guitars and backing vocals
  • Emilio Martins, percussion

 

Simão Álvares, 697 – Pinheiros, São Paulo

For more info: Teatro da Rotina

Saturday, February 4, 2023, 8:00pm

Sol da Capital Cover Art

Ganzaral, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Demóstenes, 885 – Campo Belo, São Paulo – SP, 04614-014

  • Rachel Beausoleil, vocal cords
  • Evandro Gracelli, guitars and backing vocals

Saturday, February 18, 2023 – Brazilian Jazz at Montgomery Scotch Lounge

1st set: 8:00-9:00pm, 2nd set: 9:30-10:30pm

Beausoleil Trio plays Brazilian jazz!

  • Rachel Beausoleil – vocal cords
  • Garry Elliott – guitar
  • Liz Hanson – percussion

 

Montgomery Scotch Lounge

750 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa

613-230-6287

For more info: Montgomery Scotch Lounge

Cover charge: $15, $10 for students

Music

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Masterclasses & Workshops

Upcoming Classes

Blending of musical genres, cultural exchanges, blending of instruments (including voice!). Jazz, classical, popular and traditional musics. Open the door to experimentation and mixing. Discover new things and give way to your creativity! 

Classes include: African dancing, drumming and singing – recorder (many levels) – voice masterclass (song interpretation) – vocal conditioning – percussions – choir –active listening – chamber music – songwriting – combos – creativity workshops – improvisation – tai chi

Click here for more info.

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