16. February 2018 - 19:30 till 22:30
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Edie DaPonte | Under Paris Skies: The Music of Edith Piaf | Dave Dunnet Community Theatre | Friday, 16. February 2018

Music lovers will have the chance to see the incomparable Edie Daponte performing her show Under Paris Skies: The Music of Edith Piaf, a unique show combining music and entertainment inspired by Paris. With her stellar four-piece band Edie will perform many of the French cabaret singer’s soulful and emotional numbers, songs of enduring popularity, interwoven with Edie’s engaging style of audience-interaction, and interpretation of the French lyrics.

Channelling Piaf, with her rich timbre and captivating stage presence, Edie delivers a completely authentic experience and along with her band, will help create the atmosphere of an intimate Parisian theatre. Joining Edie are long-time collaborators Joey Smith on bass, and local favourites Karel Roessingh on piano, Jonathan Eng on drums and filling the important role, on uitar and accordion, Aaron Watson. All these talented musicians have long careers in the Vancouver Island jazz scene. You might not see Edie wearing the characteristic ‘little black dress’ that Piaf was known for – she prefers a little more flare - but she promises to deliver Piaf’s music as it was originally intended, with emotion and love.

In 2017, Edie’s song, “Island Rain” was awarded song of the year in the Jazz category by Vancouver Island Music Awards. In 2016, Edie was nominated vocalist of the year by the same and her song “Ride the Wind” was nominated as song of the year in the Traditional Category at the International Portuguese Music Awards.

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Advance tickets $25 at Ivy's Bookshop, Lyle's Place and the Royal & McPherson Box Office | $30 at the door

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