Winter Concert Series: Harmonica George & Annie Avery + Brigitte Jardin
January 7, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
One event on January 8, 2021 at 8:00 pm
The Klondike Institute of Art & Culture and the Dawson City Music Festival Association are thrilled to present live music at the KIAC Ballroom – dënäkär zho all winter! Musicians from throughout the Yukon will share their work in a concert series, with each concert showcasing two artists for two nights.
Harmonica George and Annie Avery / Honouring the Blues/Jazz Standards
After playing for many years in different formats, Annie Avery and George McConkey discovered their shared love of blues and melodic jazz music. In 2012, Annie and George released Honouring The Blues, a CD honouring various styles of blues music produced by Bob Hamilton at Old Crow Recording Studio in Whitehorse.
Annie is an accomplished piano player, music teacher and singer who has performed for many years in the North. She is currently half of the performing duet Two Piano Tornado with Grant Simpson. George McConkey plays Harmonica primarily and is known around the North as Harmonica George. George was a founding member of the Juno- nominated band The Undertakin’ Daddies.
In the spring of 2021, Annie and George are booked to play at “Jazz In The Hall” in Whitehorse. George and Annie love entertaining enthusiastic audiences and are sure to bring the energy and excitement to create a memorable two nights of Blues and Jazz Standards to the KIAC Ballroom.
Brigitte Jardin gets inspiration from traditional country, old-time & Cajun repertoire. She navigates between guitar, washboard, drums, vocals & foot percussion. As a queer bilingual woman, Brigitte incorporates French and English stories that explore gender themes as part of her performance. She usually plays with a supporting band malleable to the occasion, including slide guitar, fiddle, upright bass & drum kit.
Brigitte creates a soundscape that is both familiar and unique. She pays tribute to women roots singers who impacted the industry, such as Cléoma Breaux, the first Cajun women who recorded music in Louisiana; Gallant tu perds ton temps, the first traditional all-women band in Québec; and Barbara Dane, a political activist and folk-singer from Michigan.
Originally from Quebec, Brigitte was involved full-time in the Montreal music scene as a drummer. She is now a renowned artist in the Yukon, actively performing with Ryan McNally, Claire Ness and many more for the past seven years. Brigitte Jardin has now decided to focus her time, work & love on her country-folk musical project.
We are committed to providing a safe concert-going experience, so please note the following:
• All concerts are all-ages.
• Each concert will have very limited capacity with physical distancing in place.
• We are offering advanced tickets only. You may purchase tickets in clusters of up to four (4) people to be seated together.
• All concert-goers will be required to wear a mask. If you do not own a mask, disposable ones will be available.
• All concert-goers must be seated upon entrance and remain seated throughout each set (except for bathroom breaks). There will be a 10-minute set changeover, but audience members cannot mingle in the venue.
• Artists will be performing live off the floor rather than on stage to ensure proper spacing when needed.
• Thursday night shows will be broadcast live on CFYT 106.9fm and cfyt.ca from 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm for those who cannot attend.
• If you feel sick at all, please contact KIAC for a refund and stay home.
• We are following the public health situation closely, and we are prepared to cancel, postpone, or alter all shows if needed.