Vancouver Island jazz singer Edie Daponte is taking her sell-out Edith Piaf show on the road in September for an eight-city tour, and one of those stops is Mission. / Submitted Photo

Edith Piaf tribute show stopping in Mission

On Sept. 27 at the Clarke Theatre, Vancouver Island jazz singer Edie Daponte is set to perform

Vancouver Island jazz singer Edie Daponte is taking her sell-out Edith Piaf show on the road in September for an eight-city tour, and one of those stops is Mission.

On Sept. 27 at the Clarke Theatre, Daponte will perform her “Under Paris Skies” show. The format of the show has the audience transported to an intimate Parisian theatre. With carefully selected music, lighting and costumes, the stage is set to invite the audience in for a captivating evening of music and storytelling.

Daponte will be joined on the tour by a full band comprising long-time collaborator Joey Smith (arranger with the Glen Miller Orchestra) and a veritable who’s who of jazz musicians, including Karel Roessingh, Aaron Watson and Jonathan Eng.

Daponte said she has experienced “such warm reactions to the show” and feels “so connected with Piaf that it’s a feeling of coming home to perform this show.”

Beloved by millions, Edith Piaf gave her last performance at the Paris Olympia in 1963. Her unique voice and passion evoke a time and place for listeners, of Europe before and after the war, and of a life filled with tragedy and endurance. Daponte will perform many of Piaf’s soulful and emotional numbers with the full live band.

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