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Event Archive - Edie DaPonte, John MacArthur, Joey Smith, Joby Baker , Roy Styffe

Sat. October 27th 2012 Hermann's Jazz Club (No Minors)
17 advance 20 door

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Music: Jazz / Blues
Edie & John Love Bossa CD Release Concert
8:00pm, $17 advanced/$20 door

Edie and John Love Bossa CD Release
Celebrating the release of their debut CD, "Edie and John Love Bossa", local singer, Edie DaPonte and long time Victoria guitarist, John MacArthur will be joined by Joey Smith on Bass, Roy Styffe on Sax and Joby Baker on drums who are all featured on the album.
Recorded at Baker Studios in Victoria, the CD features a smooth mix of Bossa Nova standards from composers, Jobim, Jorge Ben, Ronaldo Boscoli and Luiz Bonfa. Influenced by Edie’s Portuguese Fado roots, most of the tracks are sung in Brazilian Portuguese. From the toe tapping samba rhythm of “So Danco Samba” to the luscious arrangement of “Garota de Ipanema”, the concert promises to serve up some passionate, soulful, and joyful music!


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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

John MacArthur

John MacArthur Victoria’s own, John MacArthur is an accomplished guitarist with an extensive and eclectic background and plays a variety of jazz classics, swing, Latin and Gypsy jazz music. Despite being a member of Victoria’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame , John is most often seen around town and the island either as a soloist or in a vari... 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