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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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CD REVIEWSDoug Edmond and FriendsStarry Nights(Independent)OUR RATING: ****
BY: DEBORAH REMUS 2/02/2011 4:40 PM


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, especially I Don’t Like Christmas, it’s the smaller instrumental tracks that really shine. The record starts off with a 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.



















- Uptown Magazine - published weekly by the Winnipeg Free Press


City musician, educator invited to play in Nashville
By: Morley Walker
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RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Edmond is raising money to fund his band�s trip to Nashville in May.
A Winnipeg singer-songwriter is making up for lost time while maintaining his busy career in the education system.
Doug Edmond is busy raising money to fund his band's first-ever trip to Nashville for an industry showcase in May.
"This is the way of the biz these days," says Edmond, 56, who works as the Winnipeg School Division's director of research, planning and systems management.
"You put your stuff out there in every form of media possible and play lots of gigs here, there and everywhere."
Edmond is also putting the finishing touches on his debut CD, as yet untitled, which he will distribute himself.
He hopes to have it done in time for the May 4 showcase in Music City U.S.A.
"If someone likes it, they might want to make a deal for U.S. distribution," Edmond says. "Or maybe they'll hear one song that interests them for licensing in a movie or a commercial."
To raise the $5,000-plus he needs for the trip, he and his three bandmates are performing 7:30 p.m. April 19 at the Park Theatre. Tickets are $15. He has also applied for travel funding from the federal and provincial music-support bodies.
The Doug Edmond Band, which mines an adult contemporary vein, consists of Mitch Dorge on drums, Rubin Kantorovich on guitars and Alasdair Dunlop on bass. Dorge is also producing the CD through his recording company, Studio Sis-Boom-Bah.
Edmond, a past president of the Jazz Winnipeg Festival, plays electric piano, flute and harmonica and writes his own tunes.
"I'm a self-taught piano player who loves to write and sing," he says.
One of six offspring of a well-known Crescentwood family, he has two brothers who are lawyers and another who runs a wealth management company. One sister is a social worker, the other a career counsellor.
With two adult children himself, Edmond is a full-time school division manager with a master's in education. But he has always enjoyed playing music. About two years ago, he decided to pursue his avocation more seriously.
He has composed dozens of songs and has assembled his band to play gigs at coffee houses, the Folk Exchange and the Winnipeg Squash Club.
He also posts his music to numerous industry websites. A Nashville showcase producer heard his song Treat Me Like a Dog on the website sonicbids.com and invited him down to perform.
"We were surprised and wondered who these guys were," Edmond says. "But we checked them out and started thinking it wasn't such a bad idea, given our CD is coming out. And who wouldn't want to play Nashville?"
In his day job, he is responsible for implementing new technology into the Winnipeg School Division.
"There's no question there's a connection between a good understanding of technology and music production," he says.
"What I get to do here is be creative about what kinds of initiatives we employ to benefit students."
morley.walker@freepress.mb.ca

- Winnipeg Free Press


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Doug Edmond
Singer-songwriter & pianist is no lounge lizard

By Darryl Sterdan, Winnipeg Sun

Last Updated: 27th January 2010

Doug Edmond might look like he should be tinkling the ivories and crooning Send in the Clowns in a lounge somewhere. But the local pianist is no lounge lizard — he’s actually a singer-songwriter who fuses folk, blues and jazz to create a sound somewhere between Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and Mark Knopfler. Edmond and his band — which includes former Crash Test Dummies drummer Mitch Dorge — recently released the CD Between the Shadows and the Light. Between gigs a while back, he sent in some answers to my clownish questions.

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* Who’s in the band, how old are they, what do they play, and what do they do for real money?

Doug Edmond (singer/songwriter, keyboards, flute, mouth harp), Mitch Dorge (drums, studio producer), Rubin Kantorovich (guitars), Alasdair Dunlop (bass). Doug is executive manager of technology, education and research services for a school division. Mitch is a music producer. Alasdair is a full-time musician. Rubin is an electronics specialist.

* Give us the history of the band in 20 words or less.

In 2006 I decided to return to performing. Mitch agreed to play. We welcomed Rubin and Alasdair shortly thereafter.

* Describe your music and/or sound in 20 words or less.

My songs draw from folk, jazz and blues — and we play everything with true emotion and intelligent lyrics.

* Describe your look and/or image in 20 words or less.

We are about the music — there is no dress code!!

* Why should we buy your CD?

Between the Shadows and the Light reflects our live performances with additional instrumental sound and backup singers. My personal/quieter numbers are superior on the CD than during live performances.

* If you’re so great, tell us this: How does your music make the world a better place?

Did I say we were great?? The answer lies with the audience — if we can bring some joy and understanding to others by connecting with them through our music, I’m happy.

* What’s your most original quality?

I have a interesting voice and our arrangements for certain songs are rather unique.

* Complete this sentence: This band runs on ...

I prefer to say that the band feeds on the energy of each player, which usually makes our live performance that much better!

* What’s your best song and what makes it so good?

Treat me like a Dog has become a bit of crowd pleaser! It’s about wanting to be treated as well as a dog by one’s sweetie.

* What’s your worst song and what the heck were you thinking when you wrote it?

That song is long gone!!

* Name a song you wish you had written and tell us why:

Like a Rolling Stone. It not only reflects the time of my youth but is a timeless tune. My kids also love it — but then again, they were trapped in the back on long road trips with Dad in charge of the CD player ... Hmm, sounds like brainwashing to me.

* Name a song you’re glad you didn’t write and tell us why:

Any disco song.

* What are your favourite movies?

Sophie’s Choice, Taxi Driver, The Graduate, Husbands and Wives, Frost/Nixon. I love movies.

* Your favourite TV shows?

Mad Men, Six Feet Under, Seinfeld, The Wire.

* Your favourite books?

Infinite Jest, English Patient, Remainder, Tribes.

* Your favourite magazines?

Hands down The New Yorker!!

* Any other favourite things?

I play squash to stay fit and love to bike and sail at the lake!

* What is your most valued possession? And where do you keep it?

My grand piano, handed down to me from my parents. It was purchased by my dad’s mother during the Second World War! She played in and around Winnipeg, mostly in churches. My Mom’s mother played piano for silent movies in her early days!

* Got any guilty pleasures? What are they?

A well-bodied red wine with a medium-rare steak!

* Name your favourite musical acts.

Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan (Blood on the Tracks), Neil Young (solo), U2, early Rolling Stones, early Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Dave Holland, Hey Rosetta!, Jill Barber,

* Who would you be insulted to be compared to?

Any disco artist.

* Tell us about your best gig.

Jan. 17, 2009 at the Folk Exchange. We had a night of pure musical ease, flow and timing for the band. Some nights, everything seems to be right with the universe ...

* Tell us about your worst gig.

First time I played McNally’s, I found my voice/piano drifting away into the upper level and coming back to me as a delayed echo. It took me a good 30 minutes to ignore the feedback over the major noise from the crowd eating, talking and ignoring!

* Describe your ultimate fantasy gig. Don’t hold anything back.

Small- to medium-sized jazz/folk clubs in Europe.

* What’s the best part of performing?

The connection between the band members and the audience each night.

* What - Winnipeg Sun- January 27th, 2010


Re: Doug Edmond Band performance at Folk Exchange on April 19th.

More about Doug Edmond – Doug Edmond is a singer/songwriter who plays piano, flute and harmonica.

Doug plays with true emotion and writes intelligent lyrics. During live performances he slides easily from extremely personal heartfelt ballads to lively uplifting numbers. Doug draws from an appreciation of a diverse genre of folk, jazz and blues. In addition to his own material, friends know him for his recreations of other artists’ songs, especially Bob Dylan. He also enjoys creating instrumental jazz pieces. Doug is an educator, researcher who is currently past-president of the Jazz Winnipeg Board of Directors.

The Doug Edmond band performs in local venues in and around Winnipeg. The other members of the band are: Mitch Dorge on drums, Rubin Kantorovich on guitar and Alasdair Dunlop on bass. Doug has written a fair number of new tunes and has a selected a few of his old favourites for the upcoming album. Come and visit www.dougedmondmusic.com to listen to a tune or two; some are old, some are new, some live, some are from the studio!
Doug Edmond Band @ The Folk Exchange April 19
April 19, 2008
7:00 pm

Winnipeg folk/jazz artist Doug Edmond and his band will grace the Folk Exchange stage on April 19. Edmond is a self-taught pianist, vocalist and songwriter, known locally for both his covers and his original material. Check out his sound - www.myspace.com/dougedmond

- Promo for Folk Exchange Gig


Re: Doug Edmond Band performance at Folk Exchange on April 19th.

More about Doug Edmond – Doug Edmond is a singer/songwriter who plays piano, flute and harmonica.

Doug plays with true emotion and writes intelligent lyrics. During live performances he slides easily from extremely personal heartfelt ballads to lively uplifting numbers. Doug draws from an appreciation of a diverse genre of folk, jazz and blues. In addition to his own material, friends know him for his recreations of other artists’ songs, especially Bob Dylan. He also enjoys creating instrumental jazz pieces. Doug is an educator, researcher who is currently past-president of the Jazz Winnipeg Board of Directors.

The Doug Edmond band performs in local venues in and around Winnipeg. The other members of the band are: Mitch Dorge on drums, Rubin Kantorovich on guitar and Alasdair Dunlop on bass. Doug has written a fair number of new tunes and has a selected a few of his old favourites for the upcoming album. Come and visit www.dougedmondmusic.com to listen to a tune or two; some are old, some are new, some live, some are from the studio!
Doug Edmond Band @ The Folk Exchange April 19
April 19, 2008
7:00 pm

Winnipeg folk/jazz artist Doug Edmond and his band will grace the Folk Exchange stage on April 19. Edmond is a self-taught pianist, vocalist and songwriter, known locally for both his covers and his original material. Check out his sound - www.myspace.com/dougedmond

- Promo for Folk Exchange Gig


The Local CD Pile: Doug Edmond

By DARRYL STERDAN



Last Updated: 22nd October 2009, 1:27am



Doug Edmond

Between the Shadows and the Light

Jazz-Roots

Between is the operative word in that title. Singer-pianist 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 Dylan's catalogue (the cover of It's All Over Now, Baby Blue helps, too), some jazzy pop and burbling guitars move things in a Knopfleresque direction -- while the mellow saxophone and soulful elements take a detour to Van Morrison's realm. Rather than being neither here nor there, Edmond makes Between seem like the right place.

dougedmondmusic.com

- Winnipeg Sun


The Local CD Pile: Doug Edmond

By DARRYL STERDAN



Last Updated: 22nd October 2009, 1:27am



Doug Edmond

Between the Shadows and the Light

Jazz-Roots

Between is the operative word in that title. Singer-pianist 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 Dylan's catalogue (the cover of It's All Over Now, Baby Blue helps, too), some jazzy pop and burbling guitars move things in a Knopfleresque direction -- while the mellow saxophone and soulful elements take a detour to Van Morrison's realm. Rather than being neither here nor there, Edmond makes Between seem like the right place.

dougedmondmusic.com

- Winnipeg Sun


Doug Edmond Band CD Release Party
Saturday, October 03 2009, 8:00pm - 12:00am Hits : 197

Doug Edmond CD Release –

Between the Shadows and the Light


Songwriter, pianist and vocalist Doug Edmond and his band return to the Park Theatre stage after a sold out show April 2009 to release the CD – Between the Shadows and the Light.
Doug plays with true emotion and writes intelligent lyrics. During live performances Doug and the band (Mitch Dorge on drums, Rubin Kantorovich on guitar, Alasdair Dunlop on bass and Bill Spornitz on sax) slide easily from extremely personal heartfelt ballads to lively uplifting numbers. Doug draws from an appreciation of a diverse genre of folk, jazz and blues.
Come on out and be one of the first to get a copy of the CD produced by Mitch Dorge before it hits the shelves.
Check out Doug’s sound at www.dougedmondmusic.com or www.myspace.com/dougedmond

- Park Theatre - Winnipeg


Doug Edmond Band CD Release Party
Saturday, October 03 2009, 8:00pm - 12:00am Hits : 197

Doug Edmond CD Release –

Between the Shadows and the Light


Songwriter, pianist and vocalist Doug Edmond and his band return to the Park Theatre stage after a sold out show April 2009 to release the CD – Between the Shadows and the Light.
Doug plays with true emotion and writes intelligent lyrics. During live performances Doug and the band (Mitch Dorge on drums, Rubin Kantorovich on guitar, Alasdair Dunlop on bass and Bill Spornitz on sax) slide easily from extremely personal heartfelt ballads to lively uplifting numbers. Doug draws from an appreciation of a diverse genre of folk, jazz and blues.
Come on out and be one of the first to get a copy of the CD produced by Mitch Dorge before it hits the shelves.
Check out Doug’s sound at www.dougedmondmusic.com or www.myspace.com/dougedmond

- Park Theatre - Winnipeg


The Doug Edmond Band with Sweet Alibi (All proceeds to Winnipeg Harvest)
Start Time: Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 8:00pm
End Time: Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 12:00am
Location: Park Theatre

Description Winnipeg Harvest Presents:

Songwriter, pianist and vocalist Doug Edmond and the band (Mitch Dorge on drums, Rubin Kantorovich on guitars, Alasdair Dunlop on bass and Bill Spornitz on sax) returned to Winnipeg’s Park Theatre stage to a capacity crowd to release the new CD “Between the Shadows and the Light” on Oct 3, 2009. The band committed to returning to the Park after their sold out show at the Park on April 19, 2008. The April gig was just prior to the band’s successful showcase performance in Nashville last May!

Once again, the band returns to the Park Theatre in support of Winnipeg Harvest with opening act The Sweet Alibi who have been wowing audiences with their unique folk/roots sound. Come on out and support Winnipeg Harvest and don't forget to bring a tin for the bin!

Doug plays with true emotion and writes intelligent lyrics. During live performances Doug and the band slide easily from extremely personal heartfelt ballads to lively jazz roots numbers. Mitch Dorge, of Crash Test Dummies fame, produced the CD. Mitch brings the best out of all artists who have had the pleasure to work with him in the studio. His exceptional drumming skills bring the right rhythmic texture to all of the band’s performances. Bill Spornitz continues to be one of Winnipeg’s finest sax players while Rubin Kantorovich provides rich textured guitar. Alasdair Dunlop inspires all who have the opportunity to witness his live performance.

Doug draws from a diverse genre of jazz, folk and blues. Have a listen to Doug’s sound on the CD or visit his web site to appreciate the band’s jazz/roots sound.

Winnipeg Sun Review

Between the Shadows and the Light - Doug Edmond

By DARRYL STERDAN

Between is the operative word in that title. Singer-pianist 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 Dylan's catalogue (the cover of It's All Over Now, Baby Blue helps, too), some jazzy pop and burbling guitars move things in a Knopfleresque direction -- while the mellow saxophone and soulful elements take a detour to Van Morrison's realm. Rather than being neither here nor there, Edmond makes Between seem like the right place.


- Park theatre


Doug Edmond Live @ the Folk Exchange
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January 17, 2009 7:00 pm to January 18, 2009 12:00 am

The Doug Edmond Band - January 17, 2009
Live @ The Folk Exchange, 211 Bannatyne Ave
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
$12 Advance, $15 Door

Songwriter, pianist and vocalist Doug Edmond and his band return to the Folk Exchange stage on January 17 after a sold out show in ‘08.
Doug plays with true emotion and writes intelligent lyrics. During live performances Doug and the band (Mitch Dorge on drums, Rubin Kantorovich on guitar and Alasdair Dunlop on bass) slide easily from extremely personal heartfelt ballads to lively uplifting numbers. Doug draws from an appreciation of a diverse genre of folk, jazz and blues. In addition to his extensive catalog of his own material, friends know him for his recreations of other artis’ songs, notibly Bob Dylan. Expect to see the upcoming CD produced by Mitch Dorge hit the shelves soon.
Tickets can be purchased at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store (211 Bannatyne Ave, at Arthur ) or by calling 231-1377
Doug’s myspace
dougedmondmusic.com
1 Response to “Doug Edmond Live @ the Folk Exchange
- Winnipeg Folk Festival


Doug Edmond Live @ the Folk Exchange
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January 17, 2009 7:00 pm to January 18, 2009 12:00 am

The Doug Edmond Band - January 17, 2009
Live @ The Folk Exchange, 211 Bannatyne Ave
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
$12 Advance, $15 Door

Songwriter, pianist and vocalist Doug Edmond and his band return to the Folk Exchange stage on January 17 after a sold out show in ‘08.
Doug plays with true emotion and writes intelligent lyrics. During live performances Doug and the band (Mitch Dorge on drums, Rubin Kantorovich on guitar and Alasdair Dunlop on bass) slide easily from extremely personal heartfelt ballads to lively uplifting numbers. Doug draws from an appreciation of a diverse genre of folk, jazz and blues. In addition to his extensive catalog of his own material, friends know him for his recreations of other artis’ songs, notibly Bob Dylan. Expect to see the upcoming CD produced by Mitch Dorge hit the shelves soon.
Tickets can be purchased at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store (211 Bannatyne Ave, at Arthur ) or by calling 231-1377
Doug’s myspace
dougedmondmusic.com
1 Response to “Doug Edmond Live @ the Folk Exchange
- Winnipeg Folk Festival


Discography

Between the Shadows and the Light was released on Oct 3rd, 2009 at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg! Songs have been picked up by CBC and other stations for air play on both web and regular radio.

Starry Nights - Doug Edmond and Friends, December 15th, 2011 at the capacity crowd at the Park theatre in Winnipeg Manitoba. On-air interview regarding Doug and the CD. See review from Uptown Magazine in Bio or press coverage section.

Released the Xmas tune entitled Gzowski on the Radio - Tribute to Peter Gzowski during Xmas's past.

Tracks played on Radio this past year:

Who Am I* - new song off Starry Nights
Father and Sons - new song off Starry Nights
Fallen - Between Shadows and Light
Its all Gone -Between the Shadows and the Light
Lonely Man -Between the Shadows and the Light
Sunshine in the Rain - Between the Shadows and the Light

*selected for music licensing for potential movie soundtrack

Currently working on third release as Doug Edmond with my five band members and support vocals and instrumentation by The Sweet Alibi, Lindsey White, Mitch Dorge, Rubin Kantorovich, Alasdiar Dunlop, Bill Spornitz and Joe Curtis.

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Bio

Doug Edmond

Doug Edmond, singer, songwriter, pianist and flutist is an independent roots/jazz/alternative artist.  His previous two CDs and the recently released Skipping Stones to a sold out show on March 8, 2014, continue to receive critical acclaim, Doug is often found 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 (Darryl Sterdan)

Skipping Stones is his third album produced by Mitch Dorge. The album highlights Dougs expanding and diverse songwriting style with lyrics and a voice that continues to draw in his audience.  Doug performs solo or with his trio or five piece band at over 30 venues and festivals over the past 7 years focusing on his extensive catalogue of original material. Doug has been selected again to perform at the 2014 TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival where he has performed for the past 5 years. 

Previous album information

Between the Shadows and the Light CD release concert

Songwriter, pianist and vocalist Doug Edmond and the band returned to Winnipegs Park Theatre stage to a capacity crowd to release the new CD Between the Shadows and the Light on Oct 3, 2009. The band committed to returning to the Park after their sold out show at the Park on April 19, 2008. The April gig was just prior to the bands successful showcase performance in Nashville last May! 


Doug plays with true emotion and writes intelligent lyrics. During live performances Doug and the band (Mitch Dorge on drums, Rubin Kantorovich on guitars, Alasdair Dunlop on bass and Bill Spornitz on sax) slide easily from extremely personal heartfelt ballads to lively jazz roots numbers. Mitch Dorge, of Crash Test Dummies fame, produced the CD. Mitch brings the best out of all artists who have had the pleasure to work with him in the studio. His exceptional drumming skills bring the right rhythmic texture to all of the bands performances. Bill Spornitz continues to be one of Winnipegs finest sax players while Rubin Kantorovich provides rich textured guitar. Alasdair Dunlop inspires all who have the opportunity to witness his live performance. Doug draws from a diverse genre of jazz, folk and blues. Have a listen to Dougs sound on the CD or visit his web site to appreciate the bands jazz/roots sound.

The band continues to perform to capacity crowds and is currently arranging performances at a variety of festivals again this summer. 

Contact: dedmond@mts.net or 204-771-7920 for more information regarding the CD, band bookings or to arrange print or on-air interviews.

Band Members