Doug Edmond, singer, songwriter, pianist and flutist is an independent jazz roots/alternative artist. Doug performs solo or with his trio or five piece band in many local and festival venues across Manitoba. His CDs and live performances reflects diverse musical influences and styles. He has performed at the past five TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival paying tribute to Tom Waits in 2012. Doug is currently working on his third album with his drummer/producer Mitch Dorge, Alasdair Dunlop on bass/upright bass, Bill Spornitz on sax and Rubin Kantorovich on guitars/dobro.
His third album "Skipping Stones" will be released on March 8th at the Rachel Browne Theatre with opening act Sweet Alibi. The first two singles are available are streaming on this site. For more information, music videos and original tunes go to - www.dougedmondmusic.com or visit Doug Edmond Music page on Facebook for complete library of recent live tunes and tunes from his previous two CDs.
Here are some reviews of Doug's previous albums
‘Between the Shadows and the Light’ by Winnipeg Sun’s Darryl Sterdan
Edmond's album finds him betwixt a number of genres and influences. While his raspy pipes and folksy delivery suggest he's spent quality time with Bob Dylan's catalogue, some jazzy pop and burbling guitars move things in a Knopfler-esque direction -- as the mellow saxophone and soulful elements take a detour to Van Morrison's realm. Rather than being neither here nor there, Edmond makes “between” seems like the right place to be.
‘Starry Nights’ - **** (FOUR STARS) by Uptown’s Deborah Remus
Songwriter, pianist and singer Doug Edmond has teamed up with many other musicians and vocalists for Starry Nights, a jazzy compilation of holiday tunes. While all the songs are excellent…the smaller instrumental tracks really shine. The record starts off with saxophone, courtesy of Bill Spornitz, playing a small portion of carols such as The First Noel before launching into one of Edmond’s original songs. Guitar arrangements and a piano instrumental between tracks sound beautiful, too. Basically, this is a group of musicians using their talents to make Christmas music a little bit better and a lot more interesting.
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Dancing with Mother to the tune Logan Street at my new CD Skipping Stones CD release...and a few more shots for now....
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