• TD International Victoria Jazz Festival

About

Anyone who has seen her perform will know that Edie Daponte brings the element of surprise to every show! Her range and repertoire travel far and wide crossing musical genres and spanning multiple decades and languages. 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.

Edie brings passion, playfulness and an evident love of performance to her live shows. Vancouver Island Music Awards awarded Edie with "Jazz Recording of the Year" in 2017 for her original song "Island Rain" and nominated her as "Vocalist of the Year" in 2016. Edie's original song "Ride the Wind" was nominated in the Traditional category for the 2017 International Portuguese Music Awards (IPMA). "Young at Heart" was nominated in 2016 for Best Album - Jazz with Vocals by the Independent Music Awards. Emotive, playful and passionate, Edie'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.

Edie has performed at festivals including the Victoria Jazz Festival and the Vancouver Latin Festival and toured theatres across Vancouver Island and BC. You'll often find her accompanied by talented musicians, Joey Smith on guitar and Karel Roessingh on piano. Together they create a wonderful atmosphere, engaging audiences large and small, drawing them in, and rewarding them with classic numbers they love to hear.

Edie's 'Under Paris Skies' show featuring the music of Edith Piaf has proved to be a fan favourite with sell out shows throughout British Columbia. With support from Creative BC, Edie released two new studio albums in 2019: her globally inspired 'Alegria' and 'Under Paris Skies' the music of Edith Piaf. "Under Paris Skies" has been nominated by Independent Music Awards 2020 for Best Tribute Album

Upcoming Appearances

When Edie sings, she delivers an intimate and dynamic performance honoring the great songwriters of Latin and Jazz standards. Her honest and passionate delivery draws the audience directly into her experience.

New Year's Eve 2020 7:30pm-9pm
LIVESTREAM from Hermann's Jazz Club
with Joey Smith, Jan Stirling, Damian Graham, Barrie Sorensen
New Year's Eve Livestream

Wednesday, February 10th 2021
Private Zoom Livestream

Tuesday, February 14th 2021
Hermann's jazz club LIVESTREAM 7PM-8:30PM
A Valentine for You!
www.hermannsjazz.com/

Tuesday, February 16th 2021
Private Zoom Livestream

Tues April 13th 2021
Private Event

Wednesday April 14th 2021
Private Event

Sunday May 23rd 2021
Private Event

Wednesday June 30th 2021
Private Outdoor Event - Happy Canada Day!

Friday, July 2nd 2021 7-9PM
Deep Cove Winery
Reservations: (250)656-2552 or Email info@deepcovewinery.ca
www.deepcovewinery.ca

Wednesday July 14th 2021
Private Outdoor Event

Thursday, July 15th 2021
Plaza Franco (outdoor patio)
Société francophone de Victoria
2-1218 Langley St.
with Joey Smith on guitar

Wednesday July 17th 2021
Private Outdoor Event

Sunday, August 15th 2021
Sidney pop up concert
11-2PM in front of Barbara's Boutique/Sabhai Thai on Beacon Ave

Thursday, August 26th 2021
Plaza Franco (outdoor patio)
Société francophone de Victoria
2-1218 Langley St.
with Joey Smith on guitar

Friday, September 3rd 2021 7-9PM
Deep Cove Winery
Sold Out.

Sunday, October 17th 2021 2pm
Under Paris Skies: Piaf & Dietrich!
Charlie White - Mary Winpsear Center
Sidney, B.C.
Tickets $39 Click for Tickets

Wednesday October 27th 2021
Private Event

Thursday November 4th 2021
Private Event

Wednesday November 10th 2021
Private Event

Thursday, November 11th 2021 2pm Matinee, Doors Open at 1:30pm
"We'll Meet Again" Remembrance Day Concert
Knox United Church, Parksville
Classic songs of Vera Lynn, Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich
Tickets $30 Click for Tickets

Wednesday November 17th 2021
Private Event

Thursday November 18th 2021
Private Event

Tuesday November 30th 2021
Private Event

Wednesday December 1st 2021
Private Event

Thursday December 2nd 2021
Private Event

Wednesday December 8th 2021
Private Christmas Party Delta Ocean Point

Tuesday December 14th 2021
Private Event

Wednesday December 15th 2021
Private Event

Thursday December 16th 2021
Private Event
Private Event

Sunday December 19th 2021
Christmas Concert Fundraiser for Shelbourne Community Kitchen
Two Shows: 2pm and 7pm
Lutheran Church of the Cross
3787 Cedar Hill Road (Parking at St. Luke's Anglican
Tickets at the door by donation or at Canada Helps

Tuesday December 21th 2021
Private Event

Wednesday December 29th 2021
Private Event

Thursday December 30th 2021
Private Event

Thursday, December 30th, 2021 5-7pm
Oswego Hotel, Victoria
500 Oswego St.
with Joey Smith/guitar
Reservations recommended: 250-940-7500

Friday, December 31st 2021 7:30-9pm

A very special New Year's Eve concert
St Paul's United Church, 2410 Malaview Ave, Sidney
Tickets $25 (cash) available at Galleon Books and Antiques
2506 Beacon Ave. Sidney or
Online at Eventbrite.ca

Thursday, January 13th, 2022 5-7pm
Oswego Hotel Bar 500, Victoria
500 Oswego St.
Jazz Night with Tony Genge on piano
Reservations recommended: nathan@oswegohotelvictoria.com or 250-410-2085

Friday, February 4th 2022 7-9pm
Sold Out - View Livestream
Hermann's jazz club, Victoria
New Show! "What the World Needs Now"
www.hermannsjazz.com/

Thursday, February 10th 2022 7:30pm
Sid Williams Theatre
Courtenay, BC
New Show! "What the World Needs Now" presented by Georgia Straight Jazz Society
Tickets $35 Click for Tickets

Friday, February 11th 2022
Osborne Bay Pub, Crofton Hotel
New Show! "What the World Needs Now"
Elegant 3 course dinner and Show - Click for Tickets
osbornebaypub.com

Saturday, February 12th 2022 7pm
Knox United Church, Parksville
New Show! "What the World Needs Now" presented by Knox
Tickets available at Fireside Books and Close to You Boutique in Parksville
And Online at Eventbrite.ca

Sunday February 13th 2022
Maple Bay Yacht Club - Members Only

Monday February 14th 2022
Private Event

Wednesday February 16th 2022
Private Event

Friday February 25th 2022
Private Event - Celebration of Life

Monday , February 28th 2022 7-9pm
LIVESTREAM to support Hermann's Jazz Club
Singers, Edie Daponte, Diane Pancel and Kim Greenwood
livestreaming from their homes, and joined by a stellar rhythm
section with Kelby MacNayr, Joey Smith & Karel Roessingh for a special
night of online jazz to raise funds for Hermann's.
Join ONLINE Only

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 5-7pm
Oswego Hotel Bar 500, Victoria
500 Oswego St.
Live Music with Edie and Joey Smith
Reservations recommended: nathan@oswegohotelvictoria.com
or 250-410-2085

Sunday, March 6th, 2022 5-7 PM
Oswego Hotel Bar 500, Victoria
500 Oswego St.
Live Music with Edie and Joey Smith
Reservations recommended: nathan@oswegohotelvictoria.com
or 250-410-2085

Thursday March 10th 2022
Private Event

Wednesday March 23rd 2022
Private Event

Saturday March 26th 2022
Private Event

Thursday, March 31st, 2022 6-8 PM
Riva, Sidney
with Joey Smith on guitar
Reservations recommended: 250-656-6690 www.rivasidney.ca

Sunday, April 3rd, 2022 5-7 PM
Oswego Hotel Bar 500, Victoria
500 Oswego St.
Live Music with Edie and Joey Smith
Reservations recommended: nathan@oswegohotelvictoria.com
or 250-410-2085

Thursday, April 21st, 2022 5-7 PM
Oswego Hotel Bar 500, Victoria
500 Oswego St.
Live Music with Edie and Tony Genge
Reservations recommended: nathan@oswegohotelvictoria.com
or 250-410-2085

Thursday, April 28th, 2022 6-8:30 PM
Riva, Sidney
with Joey Smith on guitar
Reservations recommended: 250-656-6690 www.rivasidney.ca

Sunday, May 1st, 2022 5-7 PM
Oswego Hotel Bar 500, Victoria
500 Oswego St.
Live Music with Edie and Joey Smith
Reservations recommended: nathan@oswegohotelvictoria.com
or 250-410-2085

Saturday May 7th 2022
Private Event

Saturday May 7th 2022
Government House BC
Private Event

Sunday, May 15th, 2022 7PM
What the World Needs Now
Jazz Vespers
St. Philip Church
2928 Eastdown Road, Oak Bay

Wednesday May 18th 2022
Private Event
Weston Bear Mountain

Thursday, May 26th, 2022 6-8 PM
Riva, Sidney
with Joey Smith on guitar
Reservations recommended: 250-656-6690 www.rivasidney.ca

Sunday June 5th, 2022 12PM
Oak Bay Tea Party
with Don Leppard Big Band
Willows Beach, Victoria, BC

Sunday, June 5th, 2022 5-7 PM
Oswego Hotel Bar 500, Victoria
500 Oswego St.
Live Music with Edie and Joey Smith
Reservations recommended: nathan@oswegohotelvictoria.com
or 250-410-2085

Wednesday June 15th 2022
Government House BC
Private Event

Thursday June 16th 2022
Government House BC
Private Event

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022 6-8 PM
Riva, Sidney
with Joey Smith on guitar
Reservations recommended: 250-656-6690 www.rivasidney.ca

Thursday, June 30th, 2022 5-7 PM
Oswego Hotel Bar 500, Victoria
500 Oswego St.
With Ashley Wey on piano
Reservations recommended: nathan@oswegohotelvictoria.com
or 250-410-2085

Saturday, July 2nd 2022 12 PM
TD Victoria International JazzFest
Bullen Park Stage
TD Victoria International JazzFest

Sunday, July 3rd, 2022 5-7 PM
Oswego Hotel Bar 500, Victoria
500 Oswego St.
With Joey Smith on Guitar
Reservations recommended: nathan@oswegohotelvictoria.com
or 250-410-2085

Sunday, August 7th, 2022 5-7 PM
Oswego Hotel Bar 500, Victoria
500 Oswego St.
Live Music with Edie and Joey Smith
Reservations recommended: nathan@oswegohotelvictoria.com
or 250-410-2085

Thursday, August 11th 2022 7PM
Plaza Franco (outdoor patio)
Société francophone de Victoria
2-1218 Langley St.
with Joey Smith on guitar

Friday August 12th 2022
Private Event

Sunday, August 14th 2022 1pm
Parksville Museum, Parksville
Outdoor Concert

Thursday, August 18th, 2022 6-8 PM
Riva, Sidney
with Joey Smith on guitar
Reservations recommended: 250-656-6690 www.rivasidney.ca

Friday, August 26th, 2022 1:30PM - 3:20 PM
Beacon Hill Park Bandshell

Sunday August 28th, 2022 2-4 PM
Sidney Summer Sounds
Outdoor concert at Sidney Beacon Park Bandshell

Sunday, September 4th, 2022 5-7 PM
Oswego Hotel Bar 500, Victoria
500 Oswego St.
Live Music with Edie and Joey Smith
Reservations recommended: nathan@oswegohotelvictoria.com
or 250-410-2085

Saturday September 10th 2022
Private Event

Sunday, October 2nd, 2022 5-7 PM
Oswego Hotel Bar 500, Victoria
500 Oswego St.
Live Music with Edie and Joey Smith
Reservations recommended: nathan@oswegohotelvictoria.com
or 250-410-2085

Saturday, November 5th, 2022
Church and State Winery
Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation Gala
www.sphf.ca

Sunday, November 6th, 2022 5-7 PM
Oswego Hotel Bar 500, Victoria
500 Oswego St.
Live Music with Edie and Joey Smith
Reservations recommended: nathan@oswegohotelvictoria.com
or 250-410-2085

Friday, November 11th 2022 2pm Matinee, Doors Open at 1:30pm
"We'll Meet Again" Remembrance Day Concert
Knox United Church, Parksville
Classic songs of Vera Lynn, Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich

Sunday, December 4th, 2022 5-7 PM
Oswego Hotel Bar 500, Victoria
500 Oswego St.
Live Music with Edie and Joey Smith
Reservations recommended: nathan@oswegohotelvictoria.com
or 250-410-2085

For bookings or to subscribe to monthly performance announcements: ediedaponte@gmail.com

Listen and Download

Song List (click to listen)

Song List (click to listen)

Song List (click to listen)

Song List (click to listen)

Sliver of Time
Edie's song featuring Bill Johnson on guitar

 

Island Rain
Awarded Jazz Song of the Year by Vancouver Island Music Awards

 

Ride the Wind
Edie's I.P.M.A nominated song from Young at Heart

What People say about Edie...

"Sidney favourite Edie Daponte wraps up her local shows this summer with a finale in Sidney, before embarking on a province wide tour. With a repertoire that includes blues, jazz and singing in multiple languages, Daponte has built a loyal local following in Greater Victoria and up the Saanich Peninsula. "
-Nick Murray, Peninsula News Review Read More...


"Edie is an amazing singer. (she makes me weep) the three of you made beautiful music."
Bill Henderson, Chilliwack


"Edie steals the show, channelling Piaf in this intimate theatre experience. You'll be transported and lifted by the Parisian atmosphere and leave with a smile and a tune on your lips. "
-Deborah Rogers, Seaside Magazine Read More...


"Wonderfully playful... Edie Daponte's Piaf is stunningly accurate, vibrato and all... backed by a veritable who's who of Victoria jazz musicians."
-Don Descoteau, Monday Magazine


"No one puts on a performance like Edie. I still can't comprehend fully all that went on last night. It's one thing to sing a song - Edie "becomes" part of the song that she is singing and takes the audience on the journey with her. First class talent and quite possibly the kindest most generous person I have ever met. It was embarrassment of riches last night - from Edie's impeccable voice to the golden tones coming from Joey's '55 Gibson to Damian's skillful handling of the drums - every single part of the drums! What a lucky audience to have witnessed that show last night..."
-Doug Pickard- Ground Zero Lounge


"Sidney vocalist Edie Daponte shines when she's singing with a small combo. But in front of an energetic 17 piece jazz band like the Don Leppard Big Band, she really sparkles. The incomparable Edie Daponte and the fabulous Don Leppard Big Band played to an enthusiastic packed house at the Osborne Bay Pub in Crofton Sunday afternoon. The band dazzled and Daponte enchanting as always in a spectacular performance "
-Don Bodger, Chemainus Valley Courier


"Your music is definitely resonating with many of our listeners... You're a true talent"
-Robyn Burns, CBC All Points West


"As Piaf, Edie Daponte gives everything to us on the stage. The performance is magnificent, Bravo! La Môme, Edith Piaf, would be pleased with this remarkable homage."
-Dominique Wozniack, La Société francophone de Victoria


"Your voice is amazing! You are such an original and fantastic singer!"
-Paulo Garrido, RadioBC 101FM CFUV


"Her smooth jazz ballads are a perfect summer evening soundtrack"
-Music BC


"Edie has an incredible voice, energy and repertoire and Joey is one of the best there is. So lovely! I highly recommend hiring them for your next event."
-Michele Murphy, Saanich Voice Online

L.O.V.E. - Edie Daponte

 

Live at Sid Williams Theatre

 

Live at Sid Williams Theatre

 

Live at Sid Williams Theatre

 

With Don Leppard Big Band

 

Live at Mary Winspear Centre

 

Live at Victoria International Jazz Festival

 

Concert Reel

 

Live at Hermann's Jazz Club

with Joey Smith , Damian Graham, Karel Roessingh and Richard Moody

Live at Mary Winspear Centre

with Joey Smith, Aaron Watson, Jon Eng and Jeff Poynter

For bookings:

Copyright © 2019 Edie DaPonte