Mardi Gras Fundraiser February 10, 2018
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Mardi Gras with Vinok Worldance is a family affair! There will be Bourbon Street inspired music and dancing at Edmonton’s favorite all ages Mardi Gras celebration. It’s an evening of festive entertainment with New Orleans cuisine. Festive attire encouraged! Tickets for dinner and a show are $85 for adults and $40 for children, available from Vinok Worldance.

When:Saturday February 10, 2018  6:30 to 11:00 pmWhere: Chateau Louis Conference Center Address: 11727 Kingsway NW Edmonton Phone: 780-454-3739 Email: vinok@vinok.ca Website:www.mardigras.vinok.ca

DEEP FREEZE: A BYZANTINE WINTER FESTIVAL
Deep Freeze 2018

Deep Freeze 2018

Once again I'll be performing at Edmonton's annual Deep Freeze festival. See the schedule below if you would like to catch my performances. All performances are January 14, 2018 12:00 - 12:45 pm New Moon Pavilion (91 St & 118 Ave)

Performance with the Vinok Musicians

1:00 - 1:45 pm The Hearth (9210 118 Ave)

Performance with the Vinok Musicians

3:00 - 3:45 pm New Moon Pavilion Kitchen Party (91 St & 118 Ave)

Jam with various musicians

5:15 - 6:00 pm Nina Haggerty Gallery (9225 118 Ave)

Duo with Bob Rubuliak on Accordion

Live Music - Alfie Zappacosta - Three Nights!
Alfie Zappacosta

Alfie Zappacosta

Thursday, December 21st at 7:00 pm/Friday & Saturday, December 22nd & 23rd at 8:00 pm. Cafe Blackbird

I'll be joining my friends Alfie Zappacota & Andrew Glover for this annual Christmas event! Alfie Zappacosta will be performing his "Christmas For All" Christmas carol sing-a-long (lyrics provided) with selections from Alfie Zappacosta and Andrew Glover. Alfie's favorite Elf will be on site to welcome you and handing out some small but special gifts from Santa himself!

Get a sample of what's in store: http://www.iamzappacosta.com/

Tickets are $35, be sure to call in advance to reserve yours! Phone: 780.451.8890

Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses
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Zelda

I'll be part of the amazing The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses coming to Edmonton and Calgary December 1st & 2nd @ the Jubilee Auditorium! These shows will feature a new piece from the newly released Breath of the Wild, Skyward Sword, and an updated overture.The two-hour concert comes to life with a 57-piece orchestra, 20-person choir, and a reimagined score that draws from recent Zelda games, including A Link Between Worlds, Twilight Princess, Majora's Mask, while still paying homage to such classics as Ocarina of Time and A Link to the Past. The concert's five-movement symphony regales ears with Nintendo composer Koji Kondo's original music. Throughout the evening, a video collage syncs up with the adventurous tunes to spotlight exciting moments from the venerable franchise.

Crystal Plamondon Double Header
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We'll be at the Dirtbag Cafe (10505-107 st., Edmonton, AB) October 12, 2017. Ticket are $15 at the door You can also catch us at the Nancy Appleby Theatre in the Athabasca Performing Arts Centre (4720-48st., Athabasca, AB) October 13, 2017.

Crystal Plamondon - Vocals, Mandolin, Washboard

John Calverley - Violin

Gord Matthews - Guitar

Chris Brzeziki - Bass

Crystal Plamondon Canada Day 150th
Crystal Plamondon

Crystal Plamondon

Crystal Plamondon and the band will be on the Riverfront Stage in Calgary, performing our brand of French-Canadian & Cajun country hits, July 1st, 2017 for the big Canada Day 150. Other acts include: 10 am – 5 pm: Cirque Nova Performers 6 pm – 6:15 pm: Throat singers 6:15 pm – 7 pm: Armond Duck Chief 7:20 pm – 8:20 pm: Crystal Plamondon 8:40 pm – 9:40 pm: Michael Bernard Fitzgerald 10 pm – 11 pm: Tegan and Sara

Opera Nuova's The Cunning Little Vixen
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CLV-Title-Square

I'll be joining my friends at Opera Nuova for their production of Leoš Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen. June 23, 25, 27 & 29, 2017 at 7:30 pmFestival Place, 100 Festival Way Sherwood ParkThis magical Czech story of the forest tells the tale of a young Vixen fox cub who, after escaping capture, find adventure and love in the forest. The cycle of life is celebrated by both the animals of the forest and the people who inhabit it. Janacek presents some of his most experimental music while blending the magic of the animal world with the folly of village in this light opera of folklore.

Opera NUOVA is pleased to feature the dancers from Citie Ballet in this production.

P.J. Perry & Strings Play "Charlie Parker with Strings"
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PJperryandstrings

The Edmonton Jazz Society presents P.J. Perry & Strings Play "Charlie Parker with Strings" from March 3 - 4 at 8pm at the Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm Tickets are $36.00 plus applicable fees. Click Here for tickets

Since “Yardbird Suite” is one of Charlie Parker’s most famous tunes, it is more than appropriate to have one weekend featuring Bird’s music. Between 1947 and 1952, Parker recorded on several occasions with a small classical string ensemble and a jazz rhythm section. Although considered somewhat controversial when they were first released, they are now considered landmarks for orchestral jazz productions and rank among the best in Charlie Parker’s discography. This event features P.J. Perry on alto saxophone and Tommy Banks on piano. Toronto bassist Neil Swainson will be joining the group for this special occasion.

The musicians for this event are: Tommy Banks – conductor P.J. Perry – alto saxophone Jennifer Bustin – concertmaster - violin Allyson Lyne, Marie Krejcar, Marie Forestier, John Calverley, Shannon Johnson – violins Miriam Ferguson and Sarah Wilbur-Woodman - violas Silvia Buttiglione – cello Beth Levia – oboe Mary Fearon – French horn Keri Zwicker – harp Chris Andrew – piano Neil Swainson – bass Bobby Cairns – guitar Jamie Cooper – drums

Mardi Gras with Vinok Worldance
Mardi Gras carnival masks

Mardi Gras carnival masks

Vinok's Mardi Gras fundraiser takes place on February 25, 2017. Revellers will enjoy the culturally diverse musical styles of New Orleans as they stroll along Bourbon Street, recreated in the charming Grand Ballroom. They will marvel at the artistry of Vinok’s performers as they avail themselves of the food that has made Mardi Gras a Bucket List favorite, including spicy jambalaya, hearty Po’ Boy sandwiches, rich gumbo and countless seafood offerings. A cash bar is open throughout the event. For ticket information call the Vinok office at 780.454.3739.

A Romantic Valentine Evening with Alfie Zappacosta

Zappacosta💞A Romantic Valentine Evening with Alfie Zappacosta February 11, 2017 @ 8pm with special guest Anna Beaumont. Presented by the Royal Alberta Museum Theatre (12845 102Ave NW Edmonton). Tickets are $45 and available at here.

 

🎶Featuring  Andrew Glover - Keyboards | Dave Babcock - Horns | Bob Tilidsley - Horns | Sandro Dominelli - Drums | Trevor Dunn - Guitars | Wes Caswell - Bass | John Calverley - Violin

Gypsy Jazz with the ESO
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I'll be performing as a soloist with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra January 7th, 2017 at 2pm as part of their Symphony for Kid's series. I'll be joined by Ben Sures (guitar) and Keith Rempel (Bass) on the beautiful Winspear stage performing the iconic jazz favourites Minor Swing & I Love Paris. Tickets available here.