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© 2014 by Dale Rasmussen.

Dale

Rasmussen

PIANIST - VOCALIST - GUITARIST - ARRANGER

HI THERE AND THANK YOU FOR VISITING... on this page you'll find some information about me and what I'm up to these days.
 
I work as a pianist, guitarist, singer, vocal arranger and director and I live in beautiful Victoria, BC.
 
I perform regularly at the Fairmont Empress Hotel as a piano soloist, and I also play with a couple of small local combos, on piano, vocals, guitar and mandolin. 
When I "put on my other hat," I'm a choral arranger and workshop leader, at music camps throughout BC and beyond, including BC Swing and Jazz Music Workshop, Georgia Strait Guitar Workshop, Puget Sound Workshop and BC Bluegrass Workshop. I also have my own jazz choir here and in Victoria, and I give clinics to other BC choirs.
I love performing and arranging the world’s greatest and most popular songs — from contemporary pop favourites by Paul Simon, Elton John, Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder and Adele to the jazz of Gershwin and Cole Porter and many others. My playing style honours those wonderful melodies while bringing out new and creative possibilities.
 
Over the years I've played some of the best venues in BC, including the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Hermann’s Jazz Club, Vancouver Island Music Fest, CBC’s Hot Air Jazz Program, Kamloops Symphony Orchestra and Western Canada Theatre Company. 

Current and past gigs and Workshops

January 2020:

"Tea At The Empress," Fairmont Empress Hotel (solo piano): Jan 4, 12, 14, 18, 28

December 2019:

"Tea At The Empress," Fairmont Empress Hotel (solo piano): Dec 3, 10, 13, 17, 24, 28, 31

November 2019:

"Tea At The Empress," Fairmont Empress Hotel (solo piano): Nov 5, 10, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 30

October 2019:

"Tea At The Empress," Fairmont Empress Hotel (solo piano): Oct 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 19, 22, 25, 29

September 2019:

"Tea At The Empress," Fairmont Empress Hotel (solo piano): Sept 3, 7, 10, 15, 17, 21, 24, 29

Mayne Island Community Centre 25th Anniversary Celebration - solo piano
(2-5:30pm Sat Sept 28 2019)

August 2019:

"Tea At The Empress," Fairmont Empress Hotel (solo piano): Aug 4, 6, 9, 14, 20, 25, 27, 30

Juy 2019:

"Tea At The Empress," Fairmont Empress Hotel (solo piano): July 2, 3, 7, 9, 13, 16, 19, 23, 28, 30

June 2019:

"Tea At The Empress" (solo piano): June 1, 2, 4, 8, 11, 14, 18, 23, 25, 29

May 2019:

"Tea At The Empress" (solo piano): May 4, 17, 12, 15, 18, 21, 22, 25, 29

Entertainment for RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOC AGM: May 8

Apr 2019:

"Tea At The Empress" (solo piano): Apr 2, 7, 9, 16, 18, 20, 23, 27

Sunday Singing Workshop, Mayne Island: Apr 28

Mar 2019:

"Tea At The Empress" (solo piano): Mar 2, 6, 9, 12, 30

Entertainment for RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOC OF VICTORIA: Mar 5

SongRoots choral study trip (Havana and Matanzas, Cuba): Mar 14-26

Sunday Singing Workshop, Mayne Island: Mar 31

Feb 2019:

"Tea At The Empress" (solo piano): Feb 2, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27

Choral Workshop, Bowen Island: Feb 8, 9

Sunday Singing Workshop, Mayne Island: Feb 24

Jan 2019:

"Tea At The Empress" (solo piano): Jan 11, 18, 25

Sunday Singing Workshop, Mayne Island Jan 27


Dec 2018:

SONGS OF THE SEASON ACOUSTIC JAM with Jenny Lester,

Friends Meeting House, Victoria, BC: Dec 5, 7:00pm ($5-$10 at the door)

HOLIDAY SWING WORKSHOP FOR GUITARS AND

OTHER INSTRUMENTS:

Sun Dec 9 1-3pm, Victoria

Sat Dec 15 1-3pm, Burnaby

Fairmont Empress Hotel:

"Tea At The Empress" (solo piano): Dec 3, 4, 5, 11, 18, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29

Q Lounge and Bar (vocals and piano): Dec 24

House concert with Karla Mundy, West Vancouver, BC: Dec 16, 7:30pm

Union Club of Victoria BC, Family Christmas Parties

with Tom Ackerman (sax) and Sean Drabbit (bass):

Dec 18, 19, 20, 21 (5-9pm)

Nov 2018:

Choral Workshop (Part 2), West Vancouver, BC: Nov 8th, 7pm

Vocal Ensemble Workshop, Victoria, BC: Nov 18, 1-4pm

Harmony Workshop, Mayne Island, BC: Nov 25, 1-4pm

Fairmont Empress Hotel, Lobby Lounge "Tea at The Empress" (solo piano):

Nov 6, 7, 14, 19, 21, 24, 28

Oct 2018:

Choral Workshop (Part 1), West Vancouver, BC: 11th, 7pm

Pop and Jazz Choral Workshop, Bowen Island, BC: 12th and 13th

Fairmont Empress Hotel, Lobby Lounge "Tea at the Empress" (solo piano):

6th, 9th, 16th, 20th, 23rd, 27th, 30th,

Sept 2018:

Fairmont Empress Hotel, Lobby Lounge "Tea at the Empress" (solo piano):

1st, 4th, 8th, 15th, 18th, 22, 29th

August 12-18, 2018:

Teaching at BC Swing Music Camp,

Sorrento, BC http://www.bcswingcamp.ca/

Fairmont Empress Hotel, Lobby Lounge "Tea at the Empress" (solo piano):

4th, 7th, 21st, 25th, 28th

July 22, 2018:

Guest speaker and musician,

Capital Unitarian Fellowship, Victoria

July 14, 2018:

Vocal workshop leader,

Harrison Festival Of The Arts

July 9-13, 2018:

Teaching at "SongRoots" voice and music workshop,

Gambier Island, BC

July 1, 2018:

Guest musician,

First Unitarian Church of Victoria

July 2018:

Fairmont Empress Hotel, Lobby Lounge "Tea at the Empress" (solo piano):

1st, 17th, 20th, 21st, 24th, 27th, 28th

June 2018:

Fairmont Empress Hotel, Lobby Lounge "Tea at the Empress" (solo piano):

6th, 9th, 13th, 16th, 20th, 23rd, 25th, 27th, 30th

May 2018:

Fairmont Empress Hotel, Lobby Lounge "Tea at the Empress" (solo piano):

2nd, 6th, 9th, 13th, 16th, 20th, 23rd, 27th, 30th

April 2018:

RazzmaTazz Vocal Ensemble concert at the Quaker Friends Meeting House,

on the 25th. 

Fairmont Empress Hotel, Lobby Lounge "Tea at the Empress" (solo piano):

4th, 7th, 11th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 21st, 25th, 28th

March 2018:

Fairmont Empress Hotel, Lobby Lounge "Tea at the Empress" (solo piano):

7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 19th, 23rd, 26th, 30th

The Victorian (with the RazzmaTazz Vocal Ensemble):

10th

January 2018:

Fairmont Empress Hotel, Lobby Lounge "Tea at the Empress" (solo piano):

2nd, 7th, 14th

December 2017:

Fairmont Empress Hotel, Lobby Lounge "Tea at the Empress" (solo piano):

3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th, 31st

Plus

Fairmont Empress Hotel, "Qbar" (vocals & guitar):

16th, 23rd 6-10pm

Union Club Christmas Parties: 15th, 19th, 20th

Berwick Shelbourne (with RazzmaTazz): Dec 4th

The Victorian (Dec 18)

November 2017:

Fairmont Empress Hotel, Lobby Lounge "Tea at the Empress" (solo piano):

1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, 29th, 31st

Plus

Fairmont Empress Hotel, "Qbar" (vocals & guitar):

4th, 11th, 18th, 25th 6-10pm

October 2017:

Fairmont Empress Hotel, Lobby Lounge "Tea at the Empress" (solo piano):

1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, 29th, 31st

Plus

Fairmont Empress Hotel, "Qbar" (vocals & guitar):

4th, 11th, 18th, 25th 6-10pm

The Victorian: Oct 5

September 2017:

Fairmont Empress Hotel, Lobby Lounge "Tea at the Empress" (solo piano):

3rd, 5th, 9th, 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th

Plus

Fairmont Empress Hotel, "Qbar" (vocals & guitar):

16th (with Wes Carroll) 6-10pm

The Victorian: Sept 1

August 2017:

Fairmont Empress Hotel, Lobby Lounge "Tea at the Empress" (solo piano):

1st, 6th, 8th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 29th

Plus

Fairmont Empress Hotel, "Qbar" (vocals & guitar):

2nd, 9th 6-10pm

 

August 13-19th 2017:

Teaching at ​the BC Swing Camp

http://www.bcswingcamp.ca/

July 2017:

Fairmont Empress Hotel, Lobby Lounge "Tea at the Empress" (solo piano):

2nd, 9th, 16th, 18th, 21st, 23rd, 25th, 28th, 30th

Plus

Fairmont Empress Hotel, "Qbar" (vocals & guitar):

July 1st, 12th, 23rd, 26th and 30th, 6-10pm

June 2017:

Fairmont Empress Hotel, Lobby Lounge "Tea at the Empress" (solo piano):

4th, 6th, 7th, 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, 25th, 27th

May 2017:

Fairmont Empress Hotel, Lobby Lounge "Tea at the Empress" (solo piano):

3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th, 28th, 31st

Plus 

Fairmont Empress Hotel, "Qbar" (vocals & guitar):

May 11, 7-10pm

Apr 2017:

28th: RazzmaTazz Soul/Jazz/Pop Choir

Spring concert, Fairfield United Church

2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 12th, 14th,  23rd, 26th:

Fairmont Empress Hotel

March 2017:

1st, 2nd, 4th, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 18th, 22nd, 29th:

Fairmont Empress Hotel

February 2017:

3rd, 7th, 10th, 14th, 17th, 21st, 24th, 28th:

Fairmont Empress Hotel

January 2017:

3rd, 6th, 8th, 10th, 13th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, 31st:

Fairmont Empress Hotel

December 2016:

9th: RazzmaTazz "Christmas Time Is Here" concert

7th, 8th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 21st, 27th,

28th, 29th, 30th, 31st:  Fairmont Empress Hotel

29th: Private Hanukkah party

November 2016:

2nd, 5th, 9th, 12th, 16th, 23rd, 30th:

Fairmont Empress Hotel

October 2016:

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 21st, 29th:

Fairmont Empress Hotel

September 2016:

2nd, 4th, 18th, 19th: Fairmont Empress Hotel

19th: RazzmaTazz Soul, Rock and Jazz Choir 2016-17 season start

21st, 23rd, 26th, 27th, 30th: Fairmont Empress Hotel

August 2016:

5th, 7th: Fairmont Empress Hotel

8th: Swing Dance, Victoria's Centennial Square 8-9:30pm

17th: Fairmont Empress Hotel 12-3pm

18th: Masters Lounge in the Westin Hotel, Bear Mountain Resort 7-9pm

19th, 24th, 26th, 31st: Fairmont Empress Hotel

July 2016:

3rd, 10th: Fairmont Empress Hotel

11th: Swing Dance, Victoria's Centennial Square 8-9:30pm

17th, 24th, 31st: Fairmont Empress Hotel

SINGING WORKSHOPS

FOR ALL EXPERIENCE

LEVELS

Jazz, pop, roots and other

contemporary styles.

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  • Classic pop songs from the 50's to the present

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