"Plato's confident, tuneful and hip articulation
stands out as she weaves a musical spell."

The Edmonton Journal    

BIO

KARIN PLATO is an acclaimed Canadian Juno nominated Jazz vocalist and recording artist. She has performed throughout Canada and in the western USA for concert societies and at jazz festivals. She works as a composer, arranger, music educator, concert producer, and is the artistic director of the JOY OF JAZZ CONCERTS series in Vancouver BC.
 

She has three times been nominated Canadian Jazz Vocalist of the Year at the National Jazz Awards and she is a West Coast Music Award nominee.
 

Karin latest project includes writing new music as well as arranging songs from various genres: jazz, pop and country, all specifically for her quintet. This quintet features Vancouver jazz artists Chris Gestrin (piano), James Danderfer (clarinet), Laurence Mollerup (bass), and Joe Poole (drums).
 

Her latest recording with this quintet THIS COULD BE THE ONE was done in the famed Warehouse Studio in Vancouver (Bryan Adam's studio) with recording engineer Sheldon Zaharko, who was able to capture a warm and natural "live off the floor" sound. Special guests include blues star Jim Byrnes and Rebecca Shoichet, who each sing a duet with Karin, and trombonist Rod Murray is the featured guest on two other songs.
 

THIS COULD BE THE ONE was released on vinyl and CD in September, 2018 and is available for purchase directly from Karin’s website and at certain select stores in Canada and on iTunes and Spotify. A special 180 gram vinyl limited edition is available through Arioso Records.

"There's a sense of danger about her work that's enthralling." 

The Toronto Star

 

PHOTOS

 

VIDEO

 

LIVE

2019 APPEARANCES

Thursday, January 10

Joy of Jazz Concerts Presents Grammy nominee vocalist

KATE MCGARRY with Keith Ganz & Gary Versace

(Karin is the producer of this concert)

Pyatt Hall - 8 PM

www.joyofjazzconcerts.com

 

Friday, February 15

THE KARIN PLATO ENSEMBLE

Frankie’s Jazz Club - 8 PM

www.coastaljazz.ca   

 

Wednesday, February 20

JOY OF JAZZ CONCERTS

Karin Plato, Laura Crema, David Blake & Brent Gubbels

Hood 29 - 7:30 PM

www.joyofjazzconcerts.com

 

Sunday, March 3

JAZZ VESPERS with THE KARIN PLATO BAND

St. Andrews Wesley United Church - 3 PM

1012 Nelson Street

Tuesday, March 5

STRONG WOMEN, STRONG MUSIC

Karin Plato with Anita Eccleston, Rebecca Shoichet,
Anna Lumiere, Karen Graves and Jen Hodge

Frankie’s Jazz Club - 8 PM

www.coastaljazz.ca   

Friday, March 8

SHE CAN BLOOM

Karin Plato with Kristina Olsen, Jodi Proznick,
Shauna Johannesen and Kate Braid

Hood 29 - 8 PM

4470 Main Street at 29th

www.eventbrite.com

 

Friday, May 10

Deep Cove Coffee House Concerts

KARIN PLATO & GUIDO HEISTEK

Mount Seymour United Church - 7:30 PM

 

Sunday, May 12

Mother’s Day Sunday Jazz Vespers

THE KARIN PLATO QUINTET

St. Andrews Wesley United Church - 4 PM

Friday, October 11

KAIN PLATO QUINTET

Karin Plato with Nick Peck on piano, Tom Keenlyside on sax/flute,
Laurence Mollerup on bass and Joe Poole on drums

Frankie's Jazz Club - 8 PM

www.frankiesjazzclub.ca

October 18-20

TORONTO VINYL FESTIVAL and TORONTO AUDIO FESTIVAL
Karin will be in Toronto signing copies of her limited edition 180g vinyl
release of “This Could Be The One”, available through Arioso Music

www.torontovinylfest.ca

torontoaudiofest.org

 

Sunday, October 20 - Monday, October 21

JAZZ IN THE KITCHEN

​Karin will perform two concerts with the acclaimed
Mark Eisenman Trio in Toronto.

www.jazzinthekitchen.ca

Sunday, October 27
JOY OF JAZZ CONCERTS

Karin Plato, Kate Hammett-Vaughan & Conrad Good

Hood 29 - 7:30 PM

4470 Main Street at 29th

www.joyofjazzconcerts.com

December 8

JAZZ IN THE VALLEY with WE THREE QUEENS

Karin Plato, Jennifer Scott, and Kate Hammett-Vaughan

Northwood United Church - 4 PM

8855 156 Street in Surrey, BC

www.northwood-united.org

 

December 12

'I'LL SEND THIS DREAM' CD RELEASE

Karin Plato, John Reischman & John Miller

Roedde House Museum - 7 PM

1415 Barclay Street

www.roeddehouse.org

 

Sunday, December 15

JOY OF JAZZ CONCERTS

Karin Plato, Tom Keenlyside & Bill Coon

Hood 29 - 7:30 PM

4470 Main Street at 29th

www.joyofjazzconcerts.com

December 18

JAZZ EVENSONG with WE THREE QUEENS

Karin Plato, Jennifer Scott, and Kate Hammett-Vaughan
Brentwood Presbyterian Church - 8 PM

1600 Delta Avenue in Burnaby, BC

www.brentwoodpc.ca/jazz-evensong

December 20

'I'LL SEND THIS DREAM' CD RELEASE

Karin Plato, John Reischman & John Miller

The Tipper Restaurant & Review Room - 8 PM

2066 Kingsway (at Victoria)

www.thetipperrestaurant.blogspot.com

December 22

CHRISTMAS VESPERS with WE THREE QUEENS

Karin Plato, Jennifer Scott, and Kate Hammett-Vaughan

St. Andrews Wesley United Church - 4 PM

1012 Nelson Street

www.standrewswesley.com/events/category/music/jazz-vespers

December 22 -23

WE THREE QUEENS

Karin Plato, Jennifer Scott, and Kate Hammett-Vaughan

Frankie’s Jazz Club - 8 PM

765 Beatty Street

www.coastaljazz.ca

 

 

TEACHING

Karin has been teaching piano, voice and theory lessons for over 30 years at her music studio in Vancouver.

 

She has prepared students for auditions, for exams, for recordings, for performances and for the general enjoyment of music.

 

She is a BC Registered Music Teacher and she teaches classical piano, classical voice, vocal jazz, Broadway and other popular music styles.

 

She has been an instructor leading music workshops in BC, Alberta, Manitoba, in the Yukon and in the State of Washington. 

Contact Karin directly if you are interested in booking a music lesson or attending a music workshop.

 

CONTACT

KARIN PLATO
778-928-1127
karinplato(at)shaw.ca

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