Dee Daniels is performing on Friday, April 19. Courtesy Christi Graham

Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival lineup to be announced at upcoming concert

The two-day music lineup will be revealed at a concert on Friday, April 19.

Get ready to boogie and sway at the upcoming Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival lineup reveal night.

On Friday, April 19, jazz and gospel singer Dee Daniels will be performing at the Bez Arts Hub, along with Celso Machado, Dalannah Gail Bowen, and Maya Rae.

During the night, festival directors Karen Zukas and Dave Quinn will announce the official lineup for the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival that’s happening on July 26-28.

One student will also be selected as the recipient of the festival’s Rising Young Star award – which is a $1,000 scholarship and performance opportunity for a student who has demonstrated a high level of musical ability.

“This will be a show not to be missed. It’s a hint of what’s to come at this year’s festival,” Quinn said.

Daniels explained she will be singing a mix of jazz, gospel, and blues at the reveal night.

“They’re all first cousins – jazz, blues, gospel. The only difference is the lyrics. Music is music to me,” she explained.

Daniels added jazz is a very “creative” type of music, and said her favourite part of performing jazz is the “freedom that allows me to express myself musically.”

“It’s so spontaneous and in the moment. In jazz, you’re expected to improvise on the form.”

According to Daniels, it’s important for all communities to experience jazz because it’s “inspiring.”

“Jazz began in the States, but it’s a universal form of music that I think most people around the world can relate to. It’s a very inspiring type of music because it is so creative and in the moment.”

In 2015, Daniels battled breast cancer, and refers to it as “one of the best things that could of happened,” to her.

“I discovered my mission in life and have been working towards that since. It’s to help people through my music,” she explained.

Daniels is currently working on albums that she wrote after her breast cancer diagnosis – a time where she said she was “gifted with many songs.”

The reveal night concert is on Friday, April 19 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Bez Arts Hub at 20230 64 Ave.

For tickets visit, https://www.bezartshub.com/events, and for more information on the Fort Langley Jazz festival, visit www.fortlangleyjazzfest.com/

Just Posted

$18 million Aldergrove amenity seen as unfair for other Township communities

An unanimous council voted in favour of Councillor Eric Woodward’s policy to provide downtown Aldergrove with more resources.

Neighbour recounts ‘fifteen minutes of insanity’ after deck collapses at Aldergrove wedding

Local resident Charles Ford ran over to the dozens wounded, along with many other neighbours

High school mechanics get ‘huge head start’

The ACSS apprentices will showcase their work at this year’s Country Car Show in Aldergrove.

Wagner Hills brotherhood celebrates Easter hope

Five churches collaborated on Good Friday this year to present Stations of the Cross.

Langley pedophile wins appeal after violating court order

Kelly Glen Isbister’s sentence was cut by the BC Court of Appeal

What’s age got to do with it? B.C. couple with 45-year gap talks happy marriage

An Armstrong couple that has 45-year age gap began turning heads after being featured on show Extreme Love.

Loud jets are annoying Sumas residents, town’s mayor says

Flights out of Abbotsford airport turn over border town and annoy residents, Sumas mayor says

B.C. men challenge constitutionality of Canada’s secret no-fly list

Parvkar Singh Dulai says he received a “denial of boarding” notification under the no-fly program last May 17

Murder on B.C. property didn’t need to be disclosed before sale, court rules

Buyer had tried to break contract after learning a man with ties to crime had been murdered there

VIDEO: Spiderman-clad Lamborghini makes pit stop in Abbotsford ahead of Avengers premiere

Highstreet Shopping Centre displaying unique car during Friday’s opening of Marvel movie

B.C.’s largest Vaisakhi festival target of threatening Facebook post: Surrey RCMP

Police say they are investigating the posts on Facebook, after local MLA forwarded screenshots

Pug life: B.C. town boasts waggish list of dog names

Freedom-of-information request lists most ‘pupular’ dog names registered in White Rock

VIDEO: Fish farming company launches $30-million vessel to treat salmon for sea lice in B.C. waters

Freshwater treatment an improvement but fish farms should be removed from sea, says conservationist

Singh says childhood abuse steeled him for scrutiny and stress of politics

He recounts the assaults for the first time in his book Love & Courage

Most Read