Media Release – 4 April Concerts / 4 Musical Styles

by Deanna Knight on April 17, 2014


Vancouver’s Gypsy-jazz Chanteuse spreads her wings
Four April Concerts / Four Musical Styles 

SPIRITUAL – Deanna Knight with Ensemble & Choir

St. Andrew’s Wesley, Easter Morning Service
Easter Sunday, Apr 20th / 10:30 am
Simon Kendall on piano / Cam Wilson on violin 

ORIGINALS – Deanna Knight Quartet
St. Andrew’s Wesley, Easter Jazz Vesper
Easter Sunday, Apr 20th / 4 – 5:00 pm
1012 Nelson St. @ Burrard, Vancouver
Simon Kendall on piano, Paul Bergman on bass,
Michael Coury on trumpet

BIG BAND – Deanna Knight with
Dave Guiney’s Swing Aggregation 
Easter Sunday, Apr 20th / 6:30 lesson, 8 – 11:30 pm live band / $12
Lux Lounge, 1180 Howe St. Vancouver

HOT SWING – Deanna Knight & the Hot Club of Mars Cabaret 
April in Paris 8th Annual Django Festival@ Rogue Folk Club
Saturday, Apr 26th / 7pm  lesson, 8 – 11:30pm cabaret / $26 –  $22 member 
St. James Hall,  3214 West 10th  Ave., Kitsilano, Vancouver 

Vancouver, BC….Deanna Knight steps out beyond her beloved Hot Club of Mars (HCOM) to explore four musical styles in one week.  Three of the shows land on April 20, Easter Sunday. St. Andrew’s Wesley Church Easter Morning Service features Simon Kendall on piano, Cam Wilson on violin and the St. Andrew’s choir. Followed by Jazz Vespers where Deanna debuts her original compositions in a new quartet comprised of Simon Kendall on piano, Paul Bergman on bass and Michael Coury on trumpet. Deanna closes this busy day with a return to Big Band swing as guest vocalist with Swing Aggregation.

On April 26th at the St. James Hall, Knight and HCOM are the feature for the 8th annual April in Paris Cabaret, sponsored by the Rogue Folk Club. The event includes burlesque darling Miss Lydia DeCarllo, magical Travis Bernhardt and The Dusty Flowerpot. Enjoy a dance lesson and plenty of hot swing, tango, bossa and boogie.

Knight, known to many simply as D, has worked with George Koller (Holly Cole, Loreena McKennitt) Gary Craig (Anne Murray, Jann Arden) and Richard Bell (Janis Joplin, The Band).  Deeply rooted in the Vancouver gypsy –jazz scene for over 12 yrs as the sultry and dynamic chanteuse of The Hot Club of Mars, Knight’s musical partnership with world renowned luthier and guitarist Michael Dunn, has landed her on many prestigious stages including Vancouver and Pender Harbour International Jazz Festivals, Harmony Arts and In The House Festival, Vancouver Island Musicfest, Vancouver 2010 Olympics, Butchart Gardens and more.

~ “sultry” ~  “as smooth as fine whiskey” ~ “unmistakable” ~

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Return to Vancouver’s Jazz Festival!

by Deanna Knight on April 9, 2014

Join myself and The Hot Club of Mars on Canada Day for some Vancouver Jazz Festival fun on Granville Island. We hit the fully licensed Railspur District Stage at 8pm for a couple sets of hot swing, tango, bossa, boogie and more.

We are so thrilled to be invited back to this prestigious festival and look forward to seeing you out dancing and celebrating with us!


Spring brings newness!

by Deanna Knight on April 2, 2014

Much of this info is below with ticket prices and links.
This is my new postcard to help spread the word!


Blossom Time!

by Deanna Knight on March 27, 2014

Hard to believe that 12 years have passed since I moved to Vancouver from Ontario. It was such a musical blessing to slip into an already established Hot Club of Mars and continue my exploration of old swing, tango, bossa, boogie and more. I’ve had such fun introducing Canadian singer-songwriters like Danny Michel and Suzana d’Amour to the Hotties, who effortlessly bring their sweet gypsy-jazz sounds to the music.  We have enjoyed so much success and continue to meet enthusiastic fans who are inspired by Django and songs from the 20′s and 30′s. Plenty more to do with this fantastic band with some super exciting shows cooking up for the summer …so keep connected here for announcements!

Spring has arrived in Vancouver and what better time to BLOSSOM forward with some new projects, new songs and new musical friendships. Since I made the decision to branch out in January this year, seems the Universe was in support and next thing I knew,  I had 3 big shows …all on Easter Sunday (4:20…2014)

I’m thrilled to share the stage with a choir once again, introduce my own songwriting in a stellar lineup and venture into the big band sounds as a guest vocalist. Hope you can join in some of the fun!

3 Easter Sunday performances

Spiritual / Gospel with Ensemble and Choir
St. Andrew’s Wesley, Easter Morning Service
When: Easter Sunday, Apr 20th / 10am
Where: 1012 Nelson St @ Burrard, Vancouver

Originals & Jazz Standards with NEW Quartet
St. Andrew’s Wesley, Easter Jazz Vesper
When: Easter Sunday, Apr 20th / 4-5pm
Where: 1012 Nelson St @ Burrard, Vancouver
Simon Kendall : piano, Paul Bergman : bass & Michael Coury : trumpet

Guest Vocalist with Little Big Band : Swing Aggregation
Jump and Swing weekly dance with lesson and live 8 piece band
When: Easter Sunday, Apr 20th / 6:30 -11pm : $10
Where: Lux Lounge, 1180 Howe St. Vancouver

Deanna Knight & the Hot Club of Mars : Cabaret
April in Paris 8th Annual Django Festival @ the Rogue Folk Club
Guests : 70 year old swing dance sensations Gloria & Harold,
burlesque sweetheart Miss Lydia DeCarllo and magical Travis Bernhardt
When: Saturday, Apr 26th / 8 – 11:30pm : $26 / $22 members
Where: St. James Hall, 3214 West 10th Kitsilano


Always a a fabulous festival and this year we up our game with a Saturday Night Cabaret that includes Miss Lydia DeCarlloTravis Bernhardt and 70 year old swing dance sensations Gloria & Harold. Come early for the swing dance lessons and reserve your seats for one of our most dynamic and fun shows of the year.

Get your tickets early HERE


February return to PoCo

by Deanna Knight on January 13, 2014

Thrilled to be part of this wonderful series and share the stage with the talented Hot Club of Mars in fine concert style.


2014 – a bright and shiny new year!

by Deanna Knight on January 13, 2014

We have so much to be grateful for with blessings all around. I’ve just returned from a 2 week vacation with my family in Jamaica, where I nurtured my island roots and took a real break from life back in Vancouver. 2013 was another busy year and I’m excited about the possibilities and opportunities of 2014. Lots of plans for musical adventures, event production and a commitment to songwriting.


Sharing my originals alongside Simon Kendall

by Deanna Knight on December 15, 2013

Takin’ Turns is an intimate songwriters showcase at my favourite Vancouver listening room…The Prophouse Cafe.  It wraps up the 2013 season with some of the year’s favourite musical acts. Illiteratty, Ross Douglas, Deanna Knight w/ Simon Kendall & Adam Hill will be joining hosts Glenn Chatten & Chris Ronald for an unforgettable evening of songs and stories. Admission is by generous donation with all proceeds going to Crisis Centre.


Table for 2000 ~ Annual UGM Event!

by Deanna Knight on December 12, 2013

We are pleased to return to this special event. I will be joined by several Hot Club members to share some holiday tunes and swing classics at this warm and wonderful supper they call Table for 2000 but rumour has it that last year they served over 3000 dinners.

Union Gospel Mission will partner one again with friends at the Glowbal Collection and provide an upscale dining experience for the community at it’s 5th annual Table For 2000 event on Tuesday December 17th from 3-6.30pm.

Envision an enormous, heated, custom designed tent that stretches along Princess, south of Cordova to the northern side of Hastings. They provide pet care, secure shopping cart / bicycle / scooter valet for pretty much anything our guests do not wish to leave unattended, wheelchair repair, live musical entertainment, a gourmet meal, authentic Starbucks coffee, a special treat for all guests who attend, and of course – a visit from Santa.

To wrap your mind around the scale of T42K click HERE


First Fridays @ the Prophouse!

by Deanna Knight on December 6, 2013

This month we celebrate swing, bossa, tango and originals with special guest Michael Coury of  the Rugcutter Jazz Band and Butter and Egg Band. He will bring along his trumpet and share a fun night of swing in one of Vancouver’s most unique venues The Prophouse Cafe. 

Doors @ 7:30 / Show @ 8pm.
Kicking the night off is myself with pianoman Simon Kendall
performing my original songs and more.