MASTERCLASS & VOCAL WORKSHOP
Saturday, October 9th, 2010
Tickets $20 Student Tickets $15
Limited seating available
VOCAL JAZZ TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP
Karin has created this interactive workshop for vocalists. This class is a big hit at the B.C. Swing Camp! Karin has composed a number of catchie tunes that deceivingly take the vocalist up through a range building series of exercises focusing on some of the intervals we sing in jazz as well as working flexibility and breath control. There will be time for Q&A.
PRIVATE LESSONS with:
pianist John Roney, cellist (all strings welcome) Dominic Painchaud, or vocalist Karin Plato. $50 per hour lesson at Alcorn Music Studios, Saturday October 9th.
The Karin Plato Trio will be performing at Café Paradiso Friday evening, Oct. 8th. Café Paradiso, 199 Bank St., 613-565-0657.
Karin Plato – www.karinplato.com
Several years ago, Vancouver jazz vocalist Karin Plato and Montreal based pianist John Roney met and performed together for the first time. This took place in Quebec City @ LARGO RESTO. They appeared to enjoy a musical chemistry and have since performed together on several occasions as a duo and within a quartet setting. In the spring of 2009 in London Ontario they recorded together for Karin’s latest CD project “out of town”, a recording that ranges from jazz standards to more eclectic art-song material. The acoustic bass and the cello are also featured some of the tracks giving the recording a type of “jazz meets classical” sound. In the fall of 2010 Karin and John and cellist Bryan Holt will embark on a Canadian tour presenting some of the music heard on “out of town”.
Review of “out of town”
by Dianne Donovan for CKUA Radio Edmonton:
Karin Plato has consistently produced fine recordings since her first, Pastiche, in 1996. She continues this streak with her latest, Out of Town.
Plato’s superlative intonation is tempered with lovely phrasing and an ease of execution, leaving the listener with the notion that they too can sing this effortlessly…but don’t try this at home. Just kidding! If this recording incites one to sing, that would be the highest compliment.
Much of the recording is duo based, with pianist, John Roney. You can expect an intimate set: elegant, flowing, and ruminative. Ms. Plato has a knack for selecting forgotten gems: “Golden Earrings”, “The Breeze and I”, and Sondheim’s, “I Remember”. This is the type of CD you might put on during a dinner party, then watch each of your guests drop one by one from the din of conversation, to the den of reflective listening.
Karin Plato Trio bio (Karin Plato, John Roney, Dominic Painchaud)
Canadian vocalist and composer Karin Plato came to jazz almost by accident. The music she heard in her formative years was the rock and pop music of the day and the classical music she studied from a young age. She didn’t get the “jazz bug” until she was in her early 30’s and that’s when her music career really began when she made the move from central Canada to the West Coast.
Karin was born on the prairies, in the province of Saskatchewan. A farmer’s daughter, she studied classical piano throughout her childhood, performing in festivals and recitals. Eventually she went on to study voice and piano at the University of Saskatchewan where she received a Bachelor of Music Degree. In 1985 she moved to Vancouver to further her studies at Capilano College in a quest to learn more about composition and arranging. Eventually in 1996 and 1998 she studied vocal jazz at The Banff Centre for the Arts with renowned vocalists Sheila Jordan and Jay Clayton and later on studied with one of the world’s greatest living jazz singers: Nancy King and her musical partner pianist Steve Christopherson.
Since 1996 Karin has recorded 7 albums of jazz standards and originals and received National attention with a Juno Nomination for “There’s Beauty In The Rain”, a West Coast Music Award Nomination for “State Of Bliss” and she received three nominations for “Canadian Jazz Vocalist Of The Year” at The National Jazz Awards. She began performing in jazz festivals and for concert societies across the country gaining a wider audience with each recording and performance.
Pianist John Roney is one of the most active and visible artists on the Canadian music scene. His versatility as a jazz pianist, classical pianist and composer is unrivalled, demonstrating a mastery of an astonishingly vast range of artistic abilities and sensibilities. Obtaining his baccalaureate in jazz piano, classical piano, an composition from University of Toronto in 2000, he went on to complete his Master’s degree at McGill University in jazz performance. Since settling in Montreal, he has captured the attention of the local jazz scene, and performs frequently with local and international artists. His musical collaborations with Chet Doxas, Remi Bolduc, Effendi JazzLab, Bernard Primeau and Jean Christophe BeneyCBC Radio Canada, Global Television, JustinTime Records, Effendi Records, and Swingin’Time Productions, and at performances throughout Canada and Euroupe. His work with classical soprano Natalie Choquette has led to performances all around the world including Canada, Japan, China, Europe, and western Africa.
Further from home, John has performed and/or recorded with legendary international artists such as drummers Peter Erskine and Steve Houghton, bassists Christian McBride and Alain Caron, composers Johnny Mandel, Gary Kulesha and Alf Clausen, Belgian guitarist Phillipe Catherine, and saxophonists Seamus Blake, Nick Brignola, Francois Theberge, Michael Blake, Jerry Bergonzi, and Donny McCaslin. As a composer, John has scored music for orchestra and chamber ensembles in Ontario and Quebec, and writes music for radio, films, television, and theatrical productions, including transcriptions and arrangements for “The T “>riplettes;”> of Belleville” (music by Benoit Charest), “Houdini” (music by Elan Kunin) and various productions for soprano Natalie Choquette. In February 2006, his chamber music for strings was featured by the Silverbirch String Quartet in Sudbury, Ontario, and has been recorded for commercial release. Since 1999, John has been seen hosting the jam sessions at the Toronto Downtown DuMaurier Jazz Festival and jam sessions at the 27th Montreal International Jazz Festival since 2006. In 2003, he was nominated for the Grand Prix du Jazz at the Montreal Jazz Festival, and was a finalist at the McGill/UofM piano concerto competition. In 2006, Roney represented Canada at the Martial Solal International Piano competition in Paris, France. He is currently on faculty at McGill University and at CEGEP Marie Victorin in Montreal, and has served on the faculty
>at SUNY Potsdam in New York.
Born in Quebec City, cellist Dominic Painchaud earned a Master’s Degree in performance from the Schulich Music School of McGill University as well as a Prix du Conservatoire de Musique du Québec (CMQ) in cello and chamber music. Laureate at the 2009 National Music Festival in Saskatoon, he has been awarded scholarships by institutions such as the Domaine Forget, the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, the Toronto Summer Music Festival and the McGill University where he is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma under Matt Haimovitz. Dominic performed as a chamber musician in France, Quebec and the USA and was also heard as a soloist with the CMQ Symphony Orchestra at the Grand Théâtre in Quebec City. Dominic Painchaud is a member of the Borromée Trio, the Pulsar Duo, the Uccello Ensemble and the Painchaud Quartet.