Jazz on the Wing – Yukon Arts Centre cabaret

Ticket Prices

  • Adults: $27.50
  • Senior (60+): $25
  • Teens (13-19): $18
  • Child (12 and under): $8

Ticket Sales

  • Online at yukontickets.com
  • Yukon Arts Centre Box Office, (867) 667 8574
  • Hougen's Ticket Office, (867) 667 6058

Special series ticket offer until October 20, 2017

  • 5 shows for the price of 4
  • Adults: $110; Senior (60+): $100; Youth (13-19): $72; Child: $32
  • Available only at Yukon Arts Centre Box Office in person

Jazz in the Hall - Old Fire Hall

Ticket Prices (at the door)

  • General Admission: $7
  • Teens & Children (19 and under): Free

Jazz on the Wing - Dawson City

Ticket Prices

  • Adults: $25
  • KIAC members: $22
  • Youth: $10
  • Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8pm
  • Tickets at Maximillian’s, KIAC or at the door

Jazz on the Wing - Haines Junction

Ticket Prices

  • Tickets: $20 adults/$10 youth & seniors, Free for 12 & under
  • Doors open @ 7 pm, show starts @ 7:30 pm
  • Tickets at the door or reserve by email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
Vocalist Karin Plato Quintet from Vancouver

Vocalist Karin Plato Quintet from Vancouver

“Hers is a subtle yet powerful instrument ideally suited to jazz, and she wields it expertly.” Planet Jazz Magazine


From Vancouver, JUNO, WCMA, and National Jazz Awards-nominated jazz vocalist and ukulele player. Karin Plato’s “confident, tuneful phrasing and hip articulation stands out as she weaves a musical spell” (Edmonton Journal) working with her quintet featuring some of Vancouver’s most sensitive and expressive players who’ve just recorded a brand new album together.


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VOCALIST KARIN PLATO is from Vancouver, a JUNO, WCMA, and National Jazz Awards-nominated jazz vocalist and ukulele player. Karin’s “confident, tuneful phrasing and hip articulation stands out as she weaves a musical spell” (Edmonton Journal) working with her quintet featuring some of Vancouver’s most sensitive and expressive players.

A recording artist with several CDs, Karin has appeared in major jazz festivals in Canada and performed in clubs and for concert societies and Jazz societies across Canada, including Vancouver, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa and Montreal along with smaller communities, and the United States.

Plato has a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano & Voice from The University of Saskatchewan, completed the commercial music program (composition & arranging) at Capilano University and as a BC Registered Music Teacher (voice, piano, theory) has been operating a private teaching studio in Vancouver since 1988.

Karin has completed further jazz studies with internationally renowned vocalists Sheila Jordan and Jay Clayton at the Banff School of Fine Arts, with vocalist Nancy King and pianist Steve Christopherson in Port Townsend, Washingston, and with vocalist Kurt Elling in Port Townsend, Washington.

She was nominated for a Juno Award for her recording “There’s Beauty In The Rain”, twice nominated Canadian Jazz Vocalist of the year at ‘The National Jazz Awards’, and nominated for a West Coast Music Award for her recording “The State Of Bliss”.

CLARINETIST JAMES DANDERFER, a Vancouver based LEO award-winning film composer James Danderfer has been writing music in a wide range of styles for nearly twenty years.

Recent achievements include co-producing and scoring the film Bedbugs: A Musical Love Story, winner of Best Short Film in (EIFF, RxSM), Best Musical Score (Leo Award) and Best Screenwriting (Leo award), as well as scoring the new animated feature film by Arcana Studios: “Pixies.”

As a performer, James has been nominated “Best Jazz Clarinetist” twice in the National Jazz Awards and continues to perform and record with some of the finest musicians in North America. In recent years he has toured several East (New York City) meet West jazz projects to high acclaim.

PIANIST CHRIS GESTRIN. Since graduating with a Film Scoring degree from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in 1995, Vancouver native Chris Gestrin has become an integral part of the Canadian music scene. As a versatile pianist and multi-keyboardist, composer, engineer and producer he has worked on over 250 albums covering a wide range of musical styles. From avant garde electronic improvisations to greasy soul organ music, introspective piano jazz to top of the charts rock and hip-hop, Gestrin is in high demand for his eclectic talents and ability to bring a high level of musical inspiration to any situation. 9 Juno awards, 3 West Coast Music awards, 2 East Coast Music awards, Aboriginal music awards and a Canadian Folk Music award are just some of the accolades from the numerous projects he has been involved with.

As a jazz artist, Gestrin has performed on and off the stage not only with his great Canadian colleagues, but with a who’s who of the Jazz world. Gary Peacock, David ‘Fat Head’ Newman, Kenny Wheeler, Mino Cinelu, Jerry Granelli (Vince Gauraldi Trio), Petra Haden, Duke Robillard, Dave Douglas, Ben Monder, Michael Blake, Peter Bernstein, Jimmy Green, Ralph Bowen, PJ Perry, Red Holloway, and producer Lee Townsend to name a few. In the more mainstream music world, Chris has had the pleasure of working with a large number of prominent artists including Randy Bachman, Jann Arden, Bob Rock, D.O.A., Colin James, K-OS, Swollen Members, Ben Heppner, Roy Forbes, Nickelback, Kelly Joe Phelps, Loudon Wainwright III, Long John Baldry and Jeff Healey.

Chris’s original music has been featured in numerous television shows including The Dead Zone, Dark Angel, The L-Word, The Outer Limits, Crash Test Mommy, and Rob Feenie’s New Classics. His score for the film ‘Songs She Wrote About People She Knows’ was nominated for ‘best original score’ in the 2016 Canadian Screen AwardIn. In 2007 Chris collaborated with Ocular tip media and film makers Jeff Carter and Diarmuid Conway to create a beautiful pairing of images and music in the 24 minute film ‘Inside Passage’, which was featured in film festivals throughout Canada and the United Sates. His recording, ‘Stillpoint’, on the Songlines label was listed as one of the best albums of 2003 in Downbeat magazine.

Currently Chris performs regularly with fellow Canadians such as The Hard Rubber Orchestra, Coco Love Alcorn, The Jerry Granelli Trio, Peggy Lee, Brad Turner, Denzal Sinclaire, Cory Weeds, Jim Byrnes and Steve Dawson and is hard at work in the studio producing recordings for various artists across different genres including 2013 Juno award winners and 2017 Juno nominees, Pugs & Crows. He has also has his own independent record label ‘phonometrograph’

BASSIST LAURENCE MOLLERUP is a mainstay of the West Coast Music Scene, active in a wide variety of fields, including Classical, Jazz, Latin, and World Music. He plays both Double Bass and Electric Bass.

Laurence has performed with many symphony orchestras and choirs, including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Symphony, and Vancouver Opera, and his jazz credits include work with Herb Ellis, Louis Bellson, Alan Matheson and Bud Shank/Phil Woods, Charlie Byrd, NOW Orchestra, Asza, Christine Duncan, and his own jazz quartet. He can be heard on CBC radio and at jazz and folk festivals across the country. He’s recorded two CDs with the Chilean band Sumalao, played with Sal Ferrares, Ache Brasil and the Brazilian multi-instrumentalist Celso Machado, toured with Silk Road, and recorded a CD with the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble.

Laurence’s versatility has also involved him in theatre work including the musicals Sweeney Todd and Ain’t Misbehavin’ for the Arts Club, and Guys and Dolls and The Music Man at the Vancouver Playhouse theatre. Most weekends Laurence plays “casual” gigs with Sassabrass. He played on the soundtracks for the award-winning feature films Live Bait and A Place Called Chiapas. Laurence has performed at the Vancouver Early Music Festival, and at Harbourfront in Toronto as part of Peter Hannan’s “Hal Band” for the “999 Years of Music” project.

Laurence co-developed the Vancouver Bass Conference ‘99, 2000, and 2001, and the Comprivisation course (with Francois Houle, Ken Morrison and Benoit Delbecq). In his spare time, Laurence enjoys making fine Bass Guitars.

DRUMMER JOE POOLE earned his degree in Jazz Performance under the guidance of Oscar Peterson, gaining Jazz Report Magazine’s Best Post-Secondary Jazz Musician award along the way.

He has performed in over 25 different countries, from Aruba to Spain, Denmark to St. Martin, and of course, numerous cities throughout North America.

Joe has played with a respectable ensemble of musicians and bands, including the Verve recording artist Denzal Sinclaire, tenor sax legends Red Holloway, Lew Tabackin, Phil Dwyer, and Houston Person, baritone saxophone great Nick Brignola, alto sax players Richard Underhill and Bob Mover, Lorne Lofsky of the Oscar Peterson Quartet, Neil Swainson George Shearing, Woody Shaw, Don Thompson of the Jim Hall Trio, and Guido Basso of the Boss Brass.

His recent work includes a season of playing in France with Dmitri Shapko of the Wynton Marsalis Septet, and regular engagements with renowned vocalist Ernestine Anderson.

Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017

7:30pm, Yukon Arts Centre
Whitehorse, Yukon

Cabaret Seating


Karin Plato – vocals and ukulele
James Danderfer – clarinet
Chris Gestrin – piano
Laurence Mollerup – upright bass
Joe Poole – drums



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