Edie Daponte will make a one-night stand in Courtenay on Nov. 14 at The Avalanche Bar & Grill. Photo submitted

Edie Daponte will make a one-night stand in Courtenay on Nov. 14 at The Avalanche Bar & Grill. Photo submitted

Passion, playfulness on display at Thursday night jazz

Edie Daponte will make a one-night stand in Courtenay on Nov. 14 at The Avalanche Bar & Grill.

Edie Daponte will make a one-night stand in Courtenay on Nov. 14 at The Avalanche Bar & Grill.

Daponte brings passion, playfulness and an evident love of performance to her live shows. With Joey Smith on guitar and bass and Jan Stirling on piano, she plans to engage the audience with classic numbers they love to hear.

Expect some blues, ballads, toe-tapping jazz and originals.

Anyone who has seen her perform will know that Daponte brings the element of surprise to every show.

Emotive, playful and passionate, Daponte’s voice lends itself perfectly to the wide range of music she loves to feature in her shows.

She moves seamlessly from jazz to bossa nova, blues to fado, switching between English, Portuguese, Spanish and French numbers with ease. She’s equally at home in an intimate lounge setting or on an outdoor festival stage, having established a reputation in the music scene of Vancouver Island and Western Canada as a dynamic and engaging performer.

This Thursday you’re invited to come down to and enjoy Daponte’s concert for Georgia Straight Jazz Society, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for members, $12 for non-members.

Visit www.georgiastraightjazz.com for more information about the exciting calendar of shows in the 2019-2020 season.