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

Sun. September 30th 2018 @  Centre Stage Surrey City Hall Surrey BC (All Ages)
3pm
$30
Tickets at: Surrey Civic Theatres Box Office 604-501-5566
With her characteristic charm, exquisite musicianship and powerful vocals, award-winning singer Edie DaPonte brings to life Edith Piaf – widely regarded as France's national chanteuse – for an unforgettable evening of music!

Edie will perform many of Edith Piaf's soulful and emotional numbers like Non Je Ne Regrette Rien, La Vie en Rose, Sous le Ciel de Paris, Milord and many more, interwoven with her engaging style of audience-interaction, and interpretation of the French numbers. She'll also be mixing in some of Piaf's English songs and a few more that fit alongside Piaf's oeuvre.

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.

While the music and atmosphere are all Piaf, Edie brings her own flair to the show with some surprise numbers, and her love of the dramatic demonstrated by costume changes and sparkle. Come along and feel yourself sink under the spell of the Parisian streets and the sounds they inspire.https://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/27100.aspx

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Edie DaPonte (Jazz, Blues, Bossa Nova, Latin)

Anyone who has seen her perform will know that Edie Daponte brings the element of surprise to every show! Her range and repertoire travel far and wide crossing musical genres and spanning multiple decades and languages. She's equally at home in an intimate lounge setting or on an outdoor festival stage, having established a reputation in the music ... 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

Joey Smith

*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