Fri. May 15th 2020 7:30pm - 8:30pm (All Ages) Moved Online
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Victoria's pre-eminent jazz singers Edie Daponte (coming to you from Sidney), Maureen Washington (Broadmead), Maria Manna (Bear Mountain), and Susannah Adams (James Bay) perform from their homes using groundbreaking new technology in a precedent-setting concert at Hermann's online. The evening will be hosted by Karel Roessingh
(Highlands) on piano, with the inimitable Joey Smith (Gordon Head) on bass. Partial proceeds will go to the Victoria Foundation's RapidRelief Fund and to Hermann's. Gather around the computer to witness this historic event!
Edie DaPonte (Jazz, Bossa Nova, Latin)
Equally at home in an intimate lounge setting or an outdoor festival stage, Edie Daponte has established a reputation in the music scene of Vancouver Island and Western Canada as a dynamic and engaging performer. Edie brings passion, playfulness and an evident love of performance to her live shows. Vancouver island Music Awards awarded Edie with "J... more info
With a vocal style that encompasses the soul of Etta James, and Carmen McRae, the modernity of Holly Cole and the playfulness of Jann Arden; Maureen Washington evokes comparison to some of the great female Jazz singers of our time yet remains one of a kind.
Maureen Washington songstress for a variety of different ensembles, began her music career ... more info
Maria Manna (Jazzy/Blues/Gospel)
Maria is a pillar of the Victoria music community. An internationally celebrated jazz/blues and gospel vocalist, actress and producer, Maria has performed with legendary greats Tommy Banks, David Foster, Alfie Zappacosta and Paul Horn. ... more info
Susannah Adams (Jazz Vocalist)
Vocalist Susannah Adams is widely recognised as a dynamic and versatile musician who is consistent in developing her capacity within the jazz genre. Adams has worked with some of Canada’s finest musicians, including Miles Black, Oliver Gannon, Daniel Lapp, Joby Baker, David Restivo and Phil Dwyer.
Adams is fast becoming one of Vancouver Island... 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
*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