KATE BLECHINGER QUINTET

Friday, June 21 8:30pm

Blue Chair Café

KATE BLECHINGER QUINTET

Kate Blechinger – Vocals

Andreas Wegner – Bass

Brett Hansen – Guitar

Stephanie Urquhart – Piano

Joel Jeschke – Drums

 

Kate Blechinger is an inventive and charismatic Edmonton based vocalist, composer, and arranger. Originally hailing from Regina, Saskatchewan, Kate takes direct influence from the vast prairie landscapes of her youth to create expansive, evocative compositions and arrangements for listeners to enjoy.  Kate’s “jazz” is the musical equivalent of an artist’s palette, and is definitely a hybrid of sorts; she pairs the harmony, instrumentation and improvisation of more traditional jazz forms with the lyricism of modern jazz and folk genres. What results is a music that is personal, poetic, and playful – and one that involves audiences in a truly eclectic musical journey.

Over the past year, Kate embarked on the recording of her debut album, Under a Dancing Sky, which was released in November of 2018 on Bent River Records.  The album was generously funded through grants from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Edmonton Arts Council. Under a Dancing Sky was recorded, mixed and produced by Juno Award winning engineer, Paul Johnston, and features innovative folk-jazz arrangements of Joni Mitchell’s compositions alongside several of Kate’s original songs. This collection of songs is a tribute not only to Joni Mitchell, who celebrated her 75th Birthday in November 2018, but also to Kate’s experiences growing up on the prairies.

KATE BLECHINGER QUINTET

$17

Friday, June 21 8:30pm

Blue Chair Café
9624 - 76 Ave Edmonton, AB

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