Equally at home in an intimate lounge setting or an outdoor festival stage, Edie Daponte has 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' has been nominated in the Traditional category for the 2017 International Portuguese Music Awards (IPMA) . Emotive and passionate, Edie's voice lends itself perfectly to a wide range of jazz standards, seamlessly moving from jazz to Bossa Nova and back again, switching between English, Portuguese, Spanish and French numbers with ease.
A regular performer in her home town of Sidney as the house singer for the Beacon Landing, Edie has performed at festivals including the Victoria Jazz Festival and the Vancouver Latin Festival. 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 the audiences in and rewarding them with classic numbers they love to hear.
What reviewers are saying:
"Your music is definitely resonating with many of our listeners... You're a true talent"
-Robyn Burns, CBC All Points West
"Her smooth jazz ballads are a perfect summer evening soundtrack"
"Your voice is amazing! You are such an original and fantastic singer!"
-Paulo Garrido, RadioBC 101FM CFUV
"Edie has an incredible voice, energy and repertoire and Joey is one of the best there is. So lovely!
-Michele Murphy, Saanich Voice Online
"The Edie Daponte trio with Tom Vickery and Joey Smith really "wowed" the audience yesterday at the Crofton Hotel. Edie has a superb voice and the crowd gave the trio a standing ovation!"
-Pat Selman, Jazz at Crofton