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Friday, April 7th,
Concert Series is thrilled to present the
2016 winner of the Vancouver Island Music Awards
Vocalist Of The Year:

Cari Burdett’s

‘Spring Fling Tour‘

Dramatic Cabaret

“An eclectic mix, with influences ranging from art song and opera to jazz and gypsy. Threading it all together is Burdett’s sultry voice, a smoky mezzo -soprano” – Adrian Chamberlain, Victoria Colonist

2016 VIMA Vocalist of the Year, Cari Burdett, thrills her audiences by fusing genres of folk, jazz and art song in five languages. Burdett’s rich alto voice stirs the heart as she takes listeners around the world. Be transported with a 40’s French Swing, a Spanish Gypsy Jazz song, a Swedish folk tune, an aching Italian love melody and new originals by Cari.

Accompanied by:

Adrian Dolan – piano, accordion, violin, mandolin

Richard Moody – violin, viola, mandolin

Scott White – bass

April 7th Fanny Bay Hall – 7793 Island Hwy. South, Fanny Bay BC

Show begins at 7:00pm

Tickets $18 at Weinberg’s Fine Foods, Fanny Bay; Laughing Oyster Books, Courtenay; and, Salish Sea Market, Bowser.  $20 at the door.

“A stunning accomplishment. Burdett’s voice is strong and versatile ..a rich journey across genres and musical eras, a remarkable cast of superb musicians, they breathe new life into a beautiful collection of classic songs” – Kelly Nakatsuka, All Points West CBC Radio

“A pleasure to meet this powerhouse performer, her skilled intensity with a wide range, from opera, to folk and feisty gypsy cabaret style music” – Daphne Goode, Shaw TV

Scholarship recipient,  Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Music Residency, 2017
Awarded Vocalist of the year, Vancouver Island Music Awards, 2016
Album of the year nomination, Vancouver Island Music Awards, 2016
Artist of the year nomination,  Vancouver Island Music Awards, 2016
Video of the year nomination,  Vancouver Island Music Awards, 2016
Western Canada Music Awards – nominated for Best World Album 2015 ‘Magnolia’

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