This Could Be The One
Karin Plato Quintet
Friday, September 07, 2018
The Karin Plato Quintet featuring clarinetist James Danderfer, pianist Chris Gestrin, bassist Laurence Mollerup and drummer Joe Poole perform a special album release concert for This Could Be The One; a new recording of vocalist Plato's originals and arrangements of pop and other material. Special guests appearing on the new record include blues star Jim Byrnes, vocalist and actor Rebecca Shoichet and trombonist Rod Murray. It's been almost a decade since Karin has released any new music and this is her ambitious project which was recorded in the famed Warehouse Studio in Vancouver by engineer Sheldon Zaharko. The music will be available on vinyl and CD. "Plato's confident, tuneful phrasing and hip articulation stands out as she weaves a music spell." - Edmonton Journal.
The Subject Tonight Is Love
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Grammy nominated Kate McGarry makes a return appearance to Vancouver with guitarist Keith Ganz and pianist Gary Versace presenting music from their 2018 recording The Subject Tonight Is Love. This is a rare opportunity to hear three exceptional jazz artists perform together. The audience in 2015 were mesmerized as Kate and Keith made their Canadian debut. Now Vancouver welcomes them back in this new format. "McGarry's voice conveys an innocence and intimacy that is a perfect match for the rich music and profound words present in this project. Ganz and Versace, for their part, contribute a delicacy and fluidity that make this music linger in your head. This is a deceptively powerful meditation on all meanings of love..." - J. Wilson, All About Jazz
Karin Plato, Laura Crema
& Conrad Good
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Laura Crema has a warm vocal tone that brings depth and meaning to songs she inhabits. Her repertoire includes some gorgeous bossa nova songs sung in Portuguese and she has composed several intriguing songs of her own. Laura has toured in Canada and Europe and continues to make new fans with each appearance. Her latest recording “Blue Shadows On The Trail” has been receiving rave reviews.
Conrad Good began his music studies on the cello. By age 10 he turned to the bass; studying and performing classical music. Soon after he dove deeply into jazz, completing a Jazz Performance Degree at McGill University. He resided in Ontario for a few years and now he’s back in his home city of Vancouver where he is becoming a commanding jazz player and in high demand.
You're My Thrill
Karin Plato, Steve Maddock
& Paul Rushka
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Steve Maddock is a musician’s musician and he performs with ease and skill and expertise. He is fearless on stage and deeply committed to singing jazz although he is well versed in singing musical theatre, pop and classical music. He sings with the vocal ensemble musica intima and has also appeared as a soloist with the VSO and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra. And oh yes, this man can SING!!
Paul Rushka is a well-respected and acclaimed Vancouver bassist who is often found performing on stage with international touring artists. He has performed throughout North America, Europe and Asia and he appears many recordings. Paul obtained his Doctor of Music Degree from McGill and returned home to Vancouver continuing his work as a performing artist, composer, arranger and educator.
Exactly Like You
& Guido Heistek
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Karin Plato is a Vancouver based musician, jazz vocalist, composer, arranger and educator. In 2018 she will release two new recordings which feature original songs and arrangements of jazz, pop and country standards. Karin continues her appreciation and study of music of various styles, with a fondness for music existing under the jazz umbrella. She is a collector of songs and song books.
When Guido Heistek plays his uke and begins to sing a room becomes hushed and still. This is because Guido invites an audience to gently step into the songs he sings. Nuanced and deeply connected, he is a superb musician with great skill on the ukulele and guitar. Guido has a website called ukuleleinthedark.com where he shares many ideas and lessons about playing the ukulele.
Hooray For Love
Karin Plato, Natasha D'Agostino
& Brent Gubbels
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Natasha D’Agostino has quickly become an artist to watch and listen to and she has many devoted fans who will sing her praises. Her 2018 recording “Endings Rarely Are” reveal a true jazz artist on which she shares original compositions as well as arrangements of heart felt jazz standards. Her wide-ranging voice is dynamic and flexible, and her improvising skills are impressive and exciting.
Brent Gubbels is a member of the acclaimed gypsy swing group Van Django as well as being the bassist for Black Gardenia and Hip Pocket. He is a versatile and skilled musician; a chameleon who plays folk, roots, jazz and latin based music. He has performed and recorded with many artists including Oscar Lopez, James Keelaghan, The Hard Rubber Orchestra, Gypsalero and many others.