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New Joys coming up

July 18, 2018

Two days in a row for me to be writing on this neglected Plato’s Words Blog!! Even I am surprised by this. The reason I am here again so soon is that my friend and webmaster Paul Norton has just finished the new 2018/2019 site for this year’s JOY OF JAZZ CONCERTS series that I am the curator of and I want to let everyone know all about it.

CMYK banner-JOY

I am excited about this year’s series as you will find out in a moment!

Three highly acclaimed and celebrated jazz artists will be a part of this series and this is the DO NOT MISS event for jazz fans. Grammy Nominee vocalist Kate McGarry along with Keith Ganz and Gary Versace will be at Pyatt Hall on January 10, 2019  YES, you read that correctly. Tix available soon.

Kate McGARRY

Many Vancouver fans may recall that just a few years ago Kate and Keith made their Vancouver debut at St. James Hall. We are so thrilled that they will come again as a trio celebrating their incredible new recording THE SUBJECT TONIGHT IS LOVE.

On a personal note, my husband Gorm and I were able to be in NYC this past February when the trio performed an album release concert to their devoted NYC fans plus two of their super fans (there are many of us!) from Vancouver. We were deeply moved by every single aspect of their concert. Kate, Keith & Gary are bringing that magic HERE! 

Kicking off the season on September 7 will be my Karin Plato Quintet performing one of two album release concerts. Of course I am buzzing about the Quintet concert, however, today I’ll let you know about the rest of the season which, excites me immensely.

Looking ahead a bit further into the fall season will be the Joy of Jazz “mini-invitational” series of concerts taking place at HOOD 29 (formerly called Cottage Bistro) and this year, for the most part, the series will feature primarily, though not exclusively, VOICE and BASS combinations.

I am thrilled about the artists performing in these concerts! We’ll be paying tribute to a very special woman and special jazz vocalist SHEILA JORDAN who made the whole voice + bass combination into a true art-form.  Sheila celebrates her 90th birthday this coming November so we’ll perform some of the music that she has recorded. For those who don’t know, Sheila continues to tour around the world spreading the word of bebop and more. She’s a true inspiration to say the least!

NOW, look at these sweet combinations of voice & bass artists:

Laura Crema & Conrad Good

Steve Maddock & Paul Rushka

Guido Heistek & moi (voice & Uke)

Natasha D’Agostino and Brent Gubbels.

These invitational concerts have become dear to my heart. They’re intimate and collaborative and I get to sing and play with colleagues but I also get to hear them as they perform their solo and duet pieces with each other. Those who have attended in the past know how truly unique these evenings can be.

Here’s the new website where you can read more about the entire series of concerts; the artists, the dates, the details:

http://www.joyofjazzconcerts.com/

Enjoy your summer days everyone! K

 

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