- Fri, May 3, 2019 at 8pm
- Amber Epp (Solo, Trio Bembe, Papa Mambo)
- West End Cultural Centre
- 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
The Amber Epp: Canadiana concert is a jazz interpretation of The Great Canadian Songbook. Amber Epp transforms songs that you love from classic Canadian artists like The Guess Who, Joni Mitchell, and KD Lang, while infusing the set with tunes by contemporary artists like Serena Ryder and Daniel Caesar. The furthest thing from a cover band, Epp and company preserve the original spirit of the work while presenting it with a new energy. Epp‘s process is to retain the original melody and lyric of each song, while transforming some aspect of the song to make something new. The pop tune becomes a bossa nova; the indie rock tune gets reharmonized; the power ballad is pared down to voice and percussion. The idea is to keep original spirit of the tunes, the thing we all love about the tunes, and present something new along with it.
Epp will enlist the skills of her bandmates, Aaron Shorr (guitar), Julian Bradford (bass), and Daniel Roa (drums), who all have experience composing, arranging, and interpreting songs by Canadians. Original music will be included in the show, songs they hope to be remembered by - their contribution to Canada’s incredible artistic tradition. This concert allows these musicians to carry the torch for Canadian ingenuity in the arts, right here in Manitoba.
Amber Epp: Canadiana by Amber Epp (Solo, Trio Bembe, Papa Mambo)