6 of Victoria's Finest Jazz Singers are coming together to perform a fantastic show of Jazz and Blues!
April Gislason, Edie DaPonte, Kristina Helene, Maria Manna, Maureen Washington, and Shanna Dance!
Accompanied by: Karel Roessingh, Joey Smith, and Damian Graham.
Doors open at 6:00 PM
Show starts at 8:00 PM
Advance tickets $30 At the Door $35
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Edie DaPonte (Jazz, Bossa Nova, Latin)
Equally at home in an intimate lounge setting or an outdoor festival stage, Edie Daponte has established a reputation in the music scene of Vancouver Island and Western Canada as a dynamic and engaging performer. Edie brings passion, playfulness and an evident love of performance to her live shows. Vancouver island Music Awards awarded Edie with "J... more info
"aka: Fulladosa" (Blues, Jazz, R&B, Soul, Funk, Rock & Folk or Indie)
April Singer Songwriter Musician (250) 592-0967
From a powerful ballad to hard edge rock this vocalist can sing it all.
April was born in New York City, April 1, 1955 to proud parents Victor and Lillian Fulladosa. Her father was an officer in the Marine Corp and moving around was just part of the deal. She and her younger two brothers were rais... more info
Maria is a pillar of the Victoria music community. An internationally celebrated jazz/blues and gospel vocalist, actress and producer, Maria has performed with legendary greats Tommy Banks, David Foster, Alfie Zappacosta and Paul Horn. ... more info
With a vocal style that encompasses the soul of Etta James, and Carmen McRae, the modernity of Holly Cole and the playfulness of Jann Arden; Maureen Washington evokes comparison to some of the great female Jazz singers of our time yet remains one of a kind.
Maureen Washington songstress for a variety of different ensembles, began her music career ... more info
Shanna is a young singer who sounds like shes been singing for decades. She has the abilities to capture the old and pure sound of a traditional jazz standard. She can have the soft, soul touching sound of an Eva Cassidy ballad; the jazzy qualities of Annie Ross or belt a soulful tune like Dusty Springfield. Shanna has always been a singer, since ... more info
Kristina is a Calgary born singer/songwriter. She wrote her first song at the age of eight and recorded for her first time in a little garage four years later. She then went on to work with producer Greg Gunhold and was nominated semi-finalist in the ISC (International Songwriting Competition) at the age of 15 two years in a row for her song "From ... more info
Karel Roessingh (Jazz, folk, pop and blues)
Karel Roessingh is a composer, arranger, producer and musician who has written scores for over five hundred television episodes, and many award-winning films, documentaries, and promotional videos. He has recorded and produced more than sixteen of his own CDs, including several for the Canadian Naturescapes series distributed world-wide, two jazz... more info
*After touring for two and a half years with the Glenn Miller Orchestra as bassist and arranger, Joey Smith was married in Victoria and moved to Rochester, N.Y. to pursue graduate studies at the Eastman School of Music. For the past 18 years he has been bassist for many local groups and has collaborated with various artists during their stops in Vi... more info
Born in New Zealand ('72) and raised on the west coast of Canada, Damian's musical diversity has led to performances with some of the finest musicians in the country and abroad. (Michael Kaeshammer, David Gogo, Paul Laine, Paul Pigat, Pat Coleman,The Swinging Bachelors, Bob Murphy, Danger Danger, Phil Dwyer, Resin, The Big Band Trio, Tyler Yarema)
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