O Come All Ye Soulful
Turn up the dial on your holiday spirit with a celebration of soul music!
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Join two award winning powerhouses—vocalist, Dawn Pemberton and bassist/bandleader, Jodi Proznick, and an all-star band as they bring a joyous and soulful bounce to your favourite holiday songs. Enjoy seasonal classics made famous by Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald, John Legend, Donny Hathaway, Otis Redding, Darlene Love, Vince Guaraldi, and more! Taking place at Centre Stage, this show is also the perfect opportunity to check out the holiday tree in the plaza…a wonderful way to get into the spirit of the season!
O Come All Ye Soulful is:
Dawn Pemberton - Vocals
Jodi Proznick - Bass
Vince Mai - Trumpet
Tilden Webb - Piano
Nick Bracewell - Drums
James Danderfer - Saxophone
Vancouver soul dynamo Dawn Pemberton has a deep musical foundation rooted in tradition. Dawn spent her formative years surrounded by a family of multi-instrumentalists and developed a true love of music as a young girl. In addition to regularly collaborating on the projects of her peers and having an educated background in jazz voice and piano, Dawn is a talented and passionate songwriter in her own right. A staple of the West Coast music scene, Dawn can be found tearing it up as a vocalist, arranger, and go-to for live performances and studio sessions.
Dawn is heavily influenced by rhythm. She is drawn to the percolating undercurrent of soul—jazz and funk which is infused in everything that she does: "I’ve got a rhythmic stream running through me at all times. It’s all about the groove for me." On leadoff single, ‘Deeper’, soulful grooves meet swirling organs, punchy horns, and tight drum breaks that pay homage to Dawn’s roots in gospel but update the sound with a feel that’s all her own.
Dawn Pemberton is the secret weapon of funk and soul groups all over Western Canada. Dawn has shared the stage with the likes of Maceo Parker, Linda Tillery, John Lee Sanders, The Sojourners, John Boutt and Dutch Robinson. Her gifts have been featured in the music of future jazz group 1Luv (Sonar Kollektiv) and in blues juggernaut, The Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer.
JUNO-nominated and Western Canadian Music Award-winner, bassist, composer, bandleader and educator, Jodi Proznick has earned a reputation as one of Canada’s finest jazz artists. She was the winner of numerous National Jazz Awards including Bassist of the Year in 2008 and 2009. Her group The Jodi Proznick Quartet was awarded the Acoustic Group of the Year and Album of the Year in 2008 and the ‘Galaxie Rising Star’ of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival in 2000. She co-produced her JUNO-nominated debut album, Foundations, in 2006 and the JUNO nominated Jaclyn Guillou album, This Bitter Earth, in 2016.
In addition to leading her own group, Jodi has performed with many of Canada’s top jazz musicians and has been featured on over 30 recordings. Other awards include the General Motors Award of Excellence at Musicfest Canada 1993, a performance scholarship to study bass at McGill University in Montreal, and the International Association for Jazz Education ‘Sisters in Jazz’ award in 1998 as one of the best up and coming female jazz musicians.