Country Music Rep
Denis has been heavily involved in the Country Music Industry for over 10 years and an Albertan his entire life. He is an in demand artist and musician from Calgary, AB and has played live and/or recorded for most of the established and up and coming artists in the Country Music Industry in Canada. He has been awarded 4 CCMA’s as a musician and 2 ACMA’s for his group, PEAR.
- 4x CCMA Winner (Fiddle and Mandolin Player of the Year)
- 2x ACMA Winner (Group of the Year, PEAR)
International Songwriting Competition Winner (Country Music Category)
- Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee (Songwriter of the Year) 2x Gemini Award Nominee
•Command Performances for The Prince Of Wales, Prime Minister Chretien, Queen of England, Saudi Royal Family
•Featured performer/artist Tom Jackson’s Huron Carole
•Top Call Fiddle/Mandolin/Acoustic Guitar/Vocalist Studio Musician
•Still plays for Hot Dogs and Beer
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P | 403 969 9283
Southern Alberta Rep
Karla Adolphe is a multi-faceted music lover and industry builder, as well as an award-winning singer/songwriter and acclaimed performer based in High River, AB. Over the past years Karla has functioned in various capacities both as a performer and presenter, specifically she has experience as a full time touring artist in the roots duo Jacob and Lily and The Emporiums, or as an award-winning songwriter and solo performer, workshop facilitator, or Artistic Director of the Foothills Folk Club, she is a music lover and champion. Karla hopes to bring more awareness of AB Music’s programming to musicians in the Foothills Region of Southern AB, alongside various professional development workshops to help train local musicians!
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P | 403 603 8079
Red Deer Rep
E | Teresa.firstname.lastname@example.org
P | 403 309 4757
"Borromeo's stunning vocals are what really catch the ear; she sings with enough soul to drop your jaw".
"Joanna is the kind of artist that stops you dead in your tracks."
-Marcus Rodriguez, Dir. of Leadership and Programs, ASI, CalState University Los Angeles
"Not only can Joanna sing with the best of them, she is an accomplished on piano and rhodes, and knows how to arrange the band to great affect."
-Splinters & Candy
"In an age of mass-produced "artistry", she stands apart. She's clearly done her homework, having studied the legendary and contemporary voices of R&B and Soul music. But she's gone that step further: she's synthesized her many influences into a style that pays homage to the greats without resorting to clichés or pure mimicry. Joanna's emerged as the artist's artist, with a unique and refreshing sound."
-Andrew Craig, CBC Radio
In 2010, Joanna Borromeo turned the heads of audiophiles and members of the underground urban music scene with her first independent EP, Through The Dark. It was an album that brilliantly captured the depth and range of talent that the young artist first stepped forward with. The record landed on a range of Top 10 radio charts for R&B, Hip Hop and Jazz. Selections from the record also garnered wins from the John Lennon Songwriting Competition and Great American Song Contest. Interestingly though, Through the Dark was a test-run in record production for the Canadian-born independent artist. During that time, she was actively involved with a number of bands as a full-fledged freelance musician, covering a diverse list of musical genres including gospel, hip hop, alternative soul, indie rock/country, folk/singer-songwriter, Afro-Caribbean jazz fusion, and "rootsy" instrumental folk-jazz.
Three years following the release of Through the Dark, Joanna put forth a solid full-length record. While seamlessly threading elements of R&B, jazz and hip hop, Joanna made a record that was undeniably soulful and polished with pop-like sensibilities. The songs, though diverse as they were, maintained a common ground. And fittingly, she called it Kaleidoscope.
Shortly after Kaleidoscope was released, Joanna received nation-wide recognition from the Canadian music industry. Kaleidoscope brought Joanna a Juno Award nomination for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year and a Western Canadian Music Award nomination for Urban Recording of the Year. The record also caught the attention of music blogs such as BamaLoveSoul.com, SoulBounce, and The Next 2 Shine, and landed at #9 on the National Jazz Charts in Canada within a week of its release.
Currently, Joanna is happily back in experimentation mode, touring regularly through California and writing new material for her next EP. Not wanting to leave her quickly developing fan base without a taste of what's to come, she's released a few demo singles that see her go deeper into more electronic versions of R&B and hip hop, as seen in her most popular singles, "Wanna Love You" and "Sun Come In".
At the end of the day, Joanna Borromeo is a passionate artist of soul/jazz music. Being one who can confidently take a run at whatever kind of music she sets her eyes on makes her an emerging artist to keep our eyes on.
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P | 403 397 8569
Tyson has been a member of many different bands since moving to Lethbridge in 2004. He also runs a cassette/record label called Norwegian Blue Records that has put out Alberta and B.C. artists, and has strong ties to campus radio as he's performed at many of CKXU's events. Entering his 11th year as a Lethbridge resident and local artist, he views his community as a hotbed of music in Alberta and would love to help other musicians looking to create music and further their careers.
E | firstname.lastname@example.org
P | (403) 892-8160
What is a community representative?
A community representative will act on behalf of a specific musical community in Alberta (geographical or genre specific) and will communicate with ALBERTA MUSIC's STAFF and BOARD OF DIRECTORS to find ways in which the Association can help to serve that community.
How do I become a community representative?
Alberta Music is asking for submissions from its membership to find people who might want to represent certain communities. We will be starting small, with just a few to begin with, but hope to grow the program to include many cities, towns and musical genres around the province.
If you are interested in applying, you can do so by filling out this application form
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