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2016/2017 Concert Series on the Cottage Bistro Stage

Karin PlatoThis small invitational concert series will feature Juno nominated vocalist Karin Plato performing with acclaimed jazz, blues and bluegrass musicians. Each of these four concerts will include both vocal and instrumental pieces.

"Plato's confident, tuneful phrasing and hip articulation stands out as she weaves a music spell"
- The Edmonton Journal.

The Cottage Bistro is the perfect place for the audience to experience the artistry and nuance of a wide range of musical styles under the jazz umbrella.

We respectfully request that concert attendees refrain from conversation during these concerts while enjoying some of Eugene's delicious cuisine.

The Cottage Bistro is located at 4468 Main Street in Vancouver. Admission for each concert is $12.00. Concerts start at 8 PM - Please arrive by 7:45 PM. Reservations: 604-876-6138 | Web: www.cottage-bistro.com

Tis Autumn

Karin Plato with Bill
Coon and Paul Rushka

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Bill CoonBill Coon is one of Canada's great treasures, a master improviser on the guitar. Whether he is playing bebop, folk or pop arrangements, Bill is always awe-inspiring, carefully creating his musical lines freely and inventively.

Paul RushkaBassist Paul Rushka has engaged audiences throughout North America, Europe and Asia with his sonorous tone, assured confident pulse, and eloquent soloing since 1997. After living in Montreal for six years Paul is back in Vancouver having obtained his Doctorate in Music.

There's integrity and great musical skill mixed with fun whenever these two gentlemen hit the stage. Bebop, ballads and swing standards.

Night and Day

Karin Plato with Miles Black
and Laurence Mollerup
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Miles BlackAcclaimed pianist Miles Black is also an accomplished guitarist, bassist and saxophonist. He is a highly respected career musician bringing an enormous wealth of musical experience and expertise to most every facet of the music industry. No matter which instrument happens to be in his hands, Miles is able to infuse the music with ease and elegance.

Laurence MollerupBassist Laurence Mollerup is active in a wide variety of musical genres, including Classical, Jazz, Latin, and World Music. He is a versatile acoustic and electric bassist and instrument builder. He has performed with orchestras and choirs, and has played for musical theatre productions, and with jazz ensembles.

Genre hopping is to be expected for this November evening of music making with these versatile musicians.

Baby It's Cold

Karin Plato with James
Danderfer & Darren Radkte

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

James DanderferJames Danderfer is an award winning musician known for his clarinet and bass clarinet expertise as well as for his work with the saxophone. "...One of the best kept secrets in Canada...a truly remarkable musician." - Bill King, Jazz Preview, Jazz FM91.1

Darren RadtkeDarren Radtke is widely known as a bassist but he's also an adept and inventive guitarist. He studied voice at Concordia College and bass at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton. After moving to Vancouver in 1993, he graduated with a B.Mus in Jazz Studies at Capilano College, and has since been working as a freelance musician.

A creative combination with these two distinctly different personalities suggest surprise, anticipation and freshness in musical stories to be told.

Winter Moon

Karin Plato with John
Miller & John Reischman

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

John MillerGuitarist John Miller is an understated, humble and exceptional musician. He has few peers for percussive right-hand work or beautifully voiced harmonies. "This is not the boy on the magazine cover but the guy the pros admire and cop licks from (I can attest to this)." - Guitarist Duck Baker in the East Bay Express

John ReischmanAs one of the acoustic world's top-ranked mandolin players and composers, veteran artist John Reischman is renowned for his exquisite taste, tone and impeccable musicianship."Equally at home playing traditional hard-driving bluegrass, haunting Latin melodies or string jazz ... one of the best." - Bluegrass Canada

Karin is thrilled to perform again with this acclaimed award winning duo! An eclectic program of jazz, blues and bluegrass themed music to ring in 2017.

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Karin Plato & Bill Coon perform
Cheek to Cheek


Karin Plato & Bill Coon perform
Tell Me More and More


Karin Plato, Bill Coon, Paul Rushka and Dave Robbins perform
Over The Rainbow

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Karin Plato sings & plays uke
I Left My Sugar Standing In The Rain

Karin Plato sings her song
Dog For A Day

Karin Plato sings
I'd Rather Be Somewhere Hot

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Karin Plato sings
Nobody Loves You Like Me

with James Danderfer

James Danderfer plays his song
As Luck Would Have It

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John Miller plays his composition Don't Wake Me Up, I Might Stop Dreaming

John Reischman plays his composition A Prairie Jewel

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