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Past Shows

Thu. June 28th 2007
Ironworks (All Ages)
Karin Plato Quintet
Fri. July 1st 2005
Performance Works (All Ages)
Eve Smith Quartet, Nancy Walker Quartet, Trio Derome Guilbeault Tanguay, Robert Lepage: Pee Wee and Me, Karin Plato Quintet, NOW Society
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Karin Plato Quintet

Karin Plato Quintet

Available for Shows/Gigs - Confirmed: Nov. 9, 2016 (Awaiting Update)

Label: independent
from Vancouver BC

Contact Details

Karin Plato
karinplato@shaw.ca

Karin has made Vancouver her home since 1985 and has established herself as one of Canada's finest jazz vocalists, composers and arrangers. She is the producer of The Joy of Jazz Concerts series. www.joyofjazzconcerts

Karin Plato grew up on the prairies in a small farming community called Alsask in the province of Saskatchewan. She studied the piano throughout her childhood. She later attended the University of Saskatchewan where she received her Bachelor of Music Degree in piano and voice. In 1985 she moved to Vancouver to study jazz and arranging at Capilano College. In 1996 and 1998 she studied vocal jazz at the Banff Centre For The Fine Arts with vocalists Sheila Jordan and Jay Clayton.

In the late 1990s Karin seriously began to pursue a career as a jazz vocalist and composer. She began to appear in Vancouver jazz clubs performing a repertoire of jazz standards and originals and started performing in jazz festivals and concerts in BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Karin recorded her first album of jazz standards and originals in 1996 on a recording called Pastiche. In 1998 she recorded There's Beauty in the Rain for which she was nominated for a Juno award. (2000 Juno Awards) In the winter of 2000 Karin released two new recordings: Blue Again; a collection of duets; and Snowflake Season; a jazz/Christmas recording. In 2003 she released her fifth album The State of Bliss which features a guest appearance by Canadian vocalist Denzal Sinclaire on two duets.
Her most current release is "Out Of Town" featuring original songs and several select jazz standards.

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Current Lineup

NameRoleDates
Karin Plato
Chrispiano
Laurencebass
Jamesclarinet
Joedrums

Past Members

NameRoleDates
Lou Mastroiannikeys?-2016
Rod Murraytrombone?-2016
Paul Rushkebass?-2016
Nino Di Pasqualedrums?-2016
Status: Available for Shows/Gigs
- Last confirmed Nov. 9, 2016