Local music instructor Cari Burdett is finding her place in the music scene as an accomplished chanteuse, embarking on a province-wide tour this month with the Cari Burdett Quintet. The tour will begin with an inaugural performance on February 7th, presented by Barely North Productions at the Providence Farm Chapel.
The Sweet Love Tour
The Sweet Love Tour is a nod to the spirit of Valentine’s Day, exuding romance with Spanish Gypsy Jazz, French Swing, and brooding Italian love songs. Audiences often remark that they’ve been sent to another time and place entirely, escaping the every-day hustle and bustle to somewhere lovely, where romance blooms all around. With a multilingual repertoire, Cari and the band add another layer of romance to classic and original songs.
Cari will be accompanied by a brand new band of award-winning musicians all playing together for the first time. The lineup is: Marc Atkinson, Gypsy Jazz guitarist (The Bills, Marc Atkinson Trio), Juno-winning Violinist Meredith Bates (Pugs and Crows, Kamloops Symphony) genius on Piano, Accordion and Mandola, Adrian Dolan (The Bills, the Rankin Sisters) and the young yet very accomplished Jazz Bass player John Lee (George Colligan, Brad Turner)
In 2015, Cari dropped her first album, Magnolia. It was nominated for ‘Best World Album’ by Western Canadian Music Awards, and she was awarded Vocalist of the Year 2016 by Vancouver Island Music Awards.
Recently returned from studying in Hawaii with Rhiannon and Grammy-winning pianist and composer Lawrence Hobgood, Cari is taking what she has learned to set the stage for beautiful performances in venues across BC, beginning right here in Duncan on February 7th.
February 8th and 11th
A performance at Frankie’s Jazz Club will follow on February 8th, presented by the Coastal Jazz & Blues Society, and from there it’s on to a show in Oliver, presented by the South Okanagan Concert Series, then Summerland with a special vocal workshop for teens and adults followed by an evening performance, and finally Kelowna, presented by Jazz Cafe Kelowna on February 11, bringing an end to a whirlwind tour.For full details and tickets, visit www.cariburdett.com