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Under Paris Skies: La Musique d'Edith Piaf: Edie DaPonte, Karel Roessingh, Joey Smith, Jonathan Eng , Aaron Watson

Sat. September 29th Kay Meek Centre West Vancouver BC (All Ages)
7:30 doors at 7
35/40/45 On sale now
Tickets at: Kay Meek Centre
Presented by: Edie Daponte
With her characteristic charm, exquisite musicianship and powerful vocals, chanteuse Edie DaPonte brings Edith Piaf to life for an unforgettable evening of music! Edith Piaf, beloved by millions, gave her last performance at the Paris Olympia in 1963. Her unique voice and passion evoke a time and place for listeners, of Europe before and after the war, and of a life filled with tragedy and endurance. In homage, Edie Daponte presents Under Paris Skies – La Musique d’Edith Piaf; a night of music and entertainment inspired by Paris. Widely regarded as France's national chanteuse, Edie will perform many of Piaf’s soulful and emotional numbers with a full live-band. "Non Je Ne Regrette Rien", "La Vie en Rose", "Sous le Ciel de Paris", "Milord", and many more, interwoven with Edie’s engaging style of audience-interaction, and interpretation of the French numbers. She’ll also be mixing in some of Edith Piaf’s English songs and a few more that fit alongside Piaf’s oeuvre – inspired by a recent trip to Paris.

Channelling Piaf, with her rich timbre and captivating stage presence, Edie aims for a completely authentic experience and her experienced band helps create the atmosphere of an intimate Parisian theatre. Joining Edie are long-time collaborator Joey Smith on bass, and Vancouver Island favourites Karel Roessingh on piano, Jonathan Eng on drums and filling the important role of accordionist, Aaron Watson. These talented musicians all have long careers in the B.C. jazz scene.

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Edie DaPonte (Jazz, Bossa Nova, Latin)

With her sultry tones and soulful singing, Edie Daponte is establishing a reputation within the music scene of Vancouver Island and mainland B.C. as a dynamic and engaging performer. Edie was nominated as Vocalist of the Year by Vancouver Island Music Awards 2016. Emotive and passionate, Edie's voice lends itself perfectly to a wide range of jazz s... more info

Karel Roessingh (Jazz, folk, pop and blues)

Karel has composed and produced music for over 500 television episodes, and countless animated shorts, docs, and films. He has released 15 recordings, beginning with the piano solo Keys, then a series of music and nature sounds CDs (see www.tandem-music.com), two jazz trio CDs (Cat Fud and kr3+), and solo concert CDs (Blue/Green and Sweets). Hi... more info