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ABOUT THE SHOW
ABOUT THE SHOW
Join two award winning powerhouses – vocalist, Dawn Pemberton and bassist/bandleader, Jodi Proznick and an all-star band as they bring a joyful and soulful bounce to your favourite holiday classics.
The music includes holiday classics made famous by Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald, John Legend, Donny Hathaway, Otis Redding, Darlene Love, Vince Guaraldi, and more!
Join Western Canadian Music Award winners Dawn Pemberton (vocals), Jodi Proznick (bass), and trumpet player Chris Davis (Sharon Jones, Jon Batiste, Jon Legend) and the band for a soulful holiday celebration.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Dawn Pemberton – Vancouver soul dynamo Dawn Pemberton has a deep musical foundation rooted in tradition. Dawn spent her formative years surrounded by a family of multi-instrumentalists and developed a true love of music as a young girl. In addition to regularly collaborating on the projects of her peers and having an educated background in jazz voice and piano, Dawn is a talented and passionate songwriter in her own right. A staple of the West Coast music scene, Dawn can be found tearing it up as a vocalist, arranger, and go-to for live performances and studio sessions.
Dawn is heavily influenced by rhythm. She is drawn to the percolating under current of soul–jazz and funk which is infused in everything that she does: “I’ve got a rhythmic stream running through me at all times. It’s all about the groove for me.” On leadoff single ‘Deeper’ soulful grooves meet swirling organs, punchy horns, and tight drum breaks that pay homage to Dawn’s roots in gospel but update the sound with a feel all her own.
Dawn Pemberton is the secret weapon of funk and soul groups all over Western Canada. Dawn has shared the stage with the likes of Maceo Parker, Linda Tillery, John Lee Sanders, The Sojourners, John Boutt and Dutch Robinson. Her gifts have been featured in the music of future jazz group 1Luv (Sonar Kollektiv) and in blues juggernaut, The Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer. read more…
Jodi Proznick – JUNO nominated and Western Canadian Music Award winner, bassist, composer, bandleader and educator Jodi Proznick has earned a reputation as one of Canada’s finest jazz artists. She was the winner of numerous National Jazz Awards including Bassist of the Year in 2008 and 2009. Her group The Jodi Proznick Quartet was awarded the Acoustic Group of the Year and Album of the Year in 2008 and the ‘Galaxie Rising Star’ of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival in 2000. She co-produced her JUNO nominated debut album,Foundations, in 2006 and the JUNO nominated Jaclyn Guillou album,This Bitter Earth, in 2016.
In addition to leading her own group, Jodi has performed with many of Canada’s top jazz musicians and has been featured on over 30 recordings as a sideperson. Other awards include the General Motors Award of Excellence at Musicfest Canada 1993, a performance scholarship to study bass at McGill University in Montreal and the IAJE Sisters in Jazz award in 1998 as one of the best up and coming female jazz musicians. Her latest release Sun Songs was named as one of the top 10 jazz albums of 2017 by the Ottawa Citizen and was featured in a full-page article in Downbeat Magazine in February 2018. read more…
O Come All Ye Soulful is:
Dawn Pemberton - Vocals
Jodi Proznick - Bass
Chris Davis - Trumpet
Noah Franche Nolan - Piano
Nick Bracewell - Drums
Dominic Conway - Saxophone
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Adults: $35 | Seniors: $32 | Students: $16
(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Evergreen Cultural Centre Studio Theatre
1205 Pinetree Way