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

Sun. September 30th @  Centre Stage Surrey City Hall Surrey BC (All Ages)
3pm
$30 On sale now
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, 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