The Georgia Straight Jazz Society

At the Avalanche Bar & Grill 275 8th Street, Courtenay

Edie Daponte

November 14th 2019

Members $10 non members $12

Edie Daponte will make a one-night stand in Courtenay on November 14 at The Avalanche Bar & Grill at 7:30pm.

Edie brings passion, playfulness and an evident love of performance to her live shows. With Joey Smith on guitar and bass and Jan Stirling on piano, she plans to engage the audience with classic numbers they love to hear. Expect some blues, ballads, toe tapping jazz and originals! As Edie said in her interview, "We promise to create a wonderful atmosphere, engaging our audience, drawing them in, and rewarding them with classic numbers they love to hear." She added, "I'm really looking forward to the show; I find it's always a warm and exciting atmosphere at Thursday night jazz in Courtenay."

Anyone who has seen her perform will know that Edie 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. Emotive, playful and passionate, Edie's voice lends itself perfectly to the wide range of music she loves to feature in her shows. She moves seamlessly from Jazz to Bossa Nova, Blues to Fado, switching between English, Portuguese, Spanish and French numbers with ease. She's equally at home in an intimate lounge setting or on an outdoor festival stage, having established a reputation in the music scene of Vancouver Island and Western Canada as a dynamic and engaging performer.

Vancouver Island Music Awards awarded Edie with "Jazz Recording of the Year" in 2017 for her original song "Island Rain" and nominated her as "Vocalist of the Year" in 2016. Edie's original song "Ride the Wind" was nominated in the Traditional category for the 2017 International Portuguese Music Awards (IPMA).

Edie has performed at festivals including the Victoria Jazz Festival and the Vancouver Latin Festival and toured theatres across Vancouver Island and BC. This Thursday you're invited to come down to and enjoy Edie's concert for Georgia Straight Jazz Society, beginning at 7:30 pm. Admission is $10 for members, $12 for non-members. This will be a popular show, so come a bit earlier if you're meeting a group of friends.

It is all rush seating, there are no reservations.

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