Adele-Marina Wilding / Blog


I have just returned from a most enjoyable Summer Tour across Western Canada (Apologies for not posting the dates here. Time has escaped me this season.). In early July, the Wilding - Faas Duo performed in Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Brandon, Calgary and Red Deer to much acclaim. We thank each and very one of the audience members and the venue staff for supporting us and making us feel so welcome.

The Duo is currently on down time for the remainder of the summer. Details of shows in 2015/16 will be announced on September 1 2015. Check back soon!


Greetings, Fellow Artists!

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Thsi year has commenced very promisingly. My jazz duo partner Juanita Faas and I have several gigs on our books, from established venues to private functions. Bookings currently extend into 2016.

In mid June of this year, Juanita and I will have a pre JazzFest weekend in Medicine Hat, AB. We often perform this weekend as a taster to our JazzFest bookings.

On the subject of the Medicine Hat JazzFest 2015, we will be performing at Inspire Café on June 25, followed by the "Bless the Fest" Jazz Vespers at St John's Presbyterian Church on June 27.

In July, the Wilding - Faas Duo embarks on a tour of Western Canada, with dates in Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Brandon, Calgary and Red Deer. We conclude the tour in the Spring of 2016 in the Vancouver area.

By early 2016, I hope to be in pre production for my long awaited, fourth CD. There will be updates on this project in months to follow.

Finally, we are crowdfunding our Summer Tour to assist with costs. I have recently posted on my Blog section about this. If you would like to contribute or simply learn more about our campaign, please click the link within the Blog.

I hope that you are all enjoying a wonderful spring, as we are here in Western Canada. I wish you the very best in your respective projects and will connect with you again in the summer months. “Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.” ― Ludwig van Beethoven

All Good Wishes,

Adele M. Wilding On Behalf of the Wilding - Faas Duo

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We are Adele M. Wilding, an award-winning jazz vocalist/composer, and Juanita Faas, jazz pianist/composer. Between the two of us, we share 30 years' of experience on the professional music scene. We perform original jazz songs, as well as contemporary interpretations of classic jazz and pop standards.

We are currently crowd funding our 2015/16 tour of Western Canada.

The funding that is raised will be utilized to cover accommodation and travel expenses for both parts of our forthcoming tour of Western Canada. Although the tour itself consists of six dates, the artists' performance fees will not sufficiently cover the aforementioned accommodation expenses. There will also be a maximum of four individuals included in the entourage, including the musicians themselves.

The jazz duo of Adele M. Wilding and Juanita Faas is becoming an increasingly popular jazz ensemble on the Western Canadian jazz scene. The Wilding - Faas musical partnership commenced in February 2013, when the duo were introduced by mutual, professional colleagues. The two ladies initiated their partnership at a local cafe, performing in a monthly residency.

Local performances eventually led to appearances in local media. During the height of the Alberta Floods, the Wilding - Faas Duo found themselves bringing calm to their local city via radio and tv appearances. The duo followed media coverage with their fringe debut in the Medicine Hat JazzFest 2013.

The Wilding - Faas Duo has since been performing in established venues in Western Canada. Shows also include regular appearances in Jazz Vespers events. The duo, along with bassist Rick Lett, recorded a four-track demo in April 2014.

2015 is evolving into a busy year for the Wilding - Faas Duo. The tour of Western Canada will not only serve to bring the duo's music to a wider audience, the duo will gain a following necessary for future CD releases.

We want to share our music and future projects with jazz and music lovers across Canada. Please visit Indiegogo for the "Music Tour of Western Canada 2015" Campaign.

We thank you in advance for your support!

CBC Music Searchlight

I am pleased to be participating in this wonderful initiative! If you enjoy my track, 'Atlantic Lament', please visit the link, scroll down and vote: http://music.cbc.ca/#!/artists/ADELE-MARINA-WILDING

SPRING AND SUMMER 2014: Gigs and Forthcoming EP

It has indeed been a long time since I have visited Reverbnation! Gigs have been plentiful during the past 18 months, and I am truly fortunate to be working with the likes of pianist extraordinaire Juanita Faas and the versatile multi-instrumentalist Rick Lett.

We are currently on a break due to other commitments and projects. However, we have several dates and a new promo EP recording in pre production.

We will be performing across Western Canada in the early to mid summer months. Please do check periodically for new shows. Dates are posted as they are confirmed.


Please visit www.amwjazz.wordpress.com for shows throughout Western Canada. More in the pipeline...

New Jazz Dates in the Works

Things are moving forward with live shows. For confirmed dates, please visit our blog: http://amwjazz.wordpress.com

Featured Download: Hide An Emerald

The Featured Download for this summer is a 12-year-old song, ‘Hide An Emerald’. It was written in the spring of 1999, and is a retrospective account of a relationship break-up, one year previously.

I decided to record a demo of my own songs, 10 years ago this month, and recruited two talented London musicians to accompany me: saxophonist Jules Turner and pianist/vocalist Thea Wray. We recorded three tracks, but when the time arrived to record ‘Hide An Emerald’, we struggled to capture the mood. At the time of the recording, I was going through an experimental phase with my voice, having been heavily influenced by some of the jazz-pop artists of the day (Norah Jones, Katie Melua). Although my backing was excellent, I personally could not convey the intended mood. It was my first solo demo, and I was quite meticulous in my expectations. In true British fashion, the three of us then headed to the nearest pub for a spot of lunch and some serious chill time.

Once back at the studio, we resumed our respective places. As Thea sat down on her keyboard throne, she calmly stated, “Time to relax”. The subtle, opening chords from Thea’s Yamaha open the track. Thereafter, everything else fell into place: the vocals, the dynamics, and the emotive solos in the outro from Thea and Jules.

‘Hide An Emerald’ is best enjoyed at dusk, with a glass of your favorite beverage to hand. Hope you enjoy it…


Loving Reverbnation and all of my new musical friends on here. Thanks to everybody for the love and support! Great to be at no 1 position today!