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Event Archive - Victoria's Finest - Ladies of Jazz & Blues: Edie DaPonte, April Gislason, Maria Manna, Maureen Washington, Shanna Dance, Kristina Helene, Karel Roessingh, Joey Smith, Damian Graham

Sun. August 11th 2019 Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
8 - 10:30 doors at 6
$30.00
6 of Victoria's Finest Jazz Singers are coming together to perform a fantastic show of Jazz and Blues!
Featuring:
April Gislason, Edie DaPonte, Kristina Helene, Maria Manna, Maureen Washington, and Shanna Dance!
Accompanied by: Karel Roessingh, Joey Smith, and Damian Graham.

Doors open at 6:00 PM
Show starts at 8:00 PM
Advance tickets $30 At the Door $35

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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

April Gislason "aka: Fulladosa" (Blues, Jazz, R&B, Soul, Funk, Rock & Folk or Indie)

April Singer Songwriter Musician (250) 592-0967 From a powerful ballad to hard edge rock this vocalist can sing it all. April was born in New York City, April 1, 1955 to proud parents Victor and Lillian Fulladosa. Her father was an officer in the Marine Corp and moving around was just part of the deal. She and her younger two brothers were rais... more info

Maria Manna (Jazzy/Blues/R&B)

Maria is a pillar of the Victoria music community. A celebrated jazz vocalist, actress and producer, Maria has performed with legendary greats Tommy Banks, David Foster, Alfie Zappacosta and Paul Horn. Her international perform... more info

Maureen Washington

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
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Shanna Dance

Shanna is a young singer who sounds like shes been singing for decades. She has the abilities to capture the old and pure sound of a traditional jazz standard. She can have the soft, soul touching sound of an Eva Cassidy ballad; the jazzy qualities of Annie Ross or belt a soulful tune like Dusty Springfield. Shanna has always been a singer, since ... 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

Damian Graham (You play, I hit!)

Born in New Zealand ('72) and raised on the west coast of Canada, Damian's musical diversity has led to performances with some of the finest musicians in the country and abroad. (Michael Kaeshammer, David Gogo, Paul Laine, Paul Pigat, Pat Coleman,The Swinging Bachelors, Bob Murphy, Danger Danger, Phil Dwyer, Resin, The Big Band Trio, Tyler Yarema) ... more info