Dawn Aitken / Blog

CD Baby release

Dear Friends and Fans, Just a note to let you know that I have begun to work on my artist page on Facebook and I have downloaded a link from "CD Baby" where you can now buy my CD. Please check out my artist page at https://www.facebook.com/Dawn-aitken-202384413174685/ Thank you all for your continued support. My heartfelt thanks*

Andy Cahill
Andy Cahill  (about 2 years ago)

Dawn, check out the webpage for Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet. You may get some useful ideas.
See you on the radio,
Andy Cahill

Looking for accompanist and writing partner in Langley BC

I would like to start putting some new material together and possibly doing some co-writing with someone in my area. If you are in the Langley area, please contact me here on Reverbnation.

Visit to Toronto

Made a pilgrimage to my home town of Toronto last week. What an incredible trip. Stayed with my old friend Debbie Fleming, one of Toronto's premiere session singers. Debbie and I would often work together in the 80's in the top studio's with some of the best that Canadian music had to offer. Advertising was big in the 80's and I was very fortunate to stand on the studio floor with Lisa Dal Bello, Shirley Eikhard, Kieth Hampshire, Doug Riley, and so many more talented singers and musicians I would fill this page. I learned so much from the producers of those sessions. But more than the place where I began my music pursuit, it is also the place I was born. I began singing in the choir at Kingston Road United at the age of 7 and spent much of my childhood on the famous Toronto boardwalk and on the beach. As a result, I have always been drawn to the water's edge. I now make my home in BC. During my trip I got to sit in at Club 120 and jam with my friends, I went to The Orbit Room to hear Lou Poumanti's band "Oakland Stroke" the best of Tower of Power. I got to see the very talented Dawn Pemberton at The Horseshoe performing with "The Harpoonists and The Axe Murderer" where they tore it up* I only had 7 days this time, but filled it with time spent with old friends and of course, family* I missed everyone so much. It was so good to walk the sand in The Beaches again. Here's hoping it won't be quite so long before I get to go home again. Time to write some songs and get back to singing. If you see a gig posting here on Reverb, please come down and say hi*

Dear fans

Dear Fans, Thank you for visiting my page here on Reverbnation and for your continuing support. It's been a very long road and your response to my music has been heart warming and greatly appreciated. It has been difficult in recent months to continue performing due to challenges at home with family and health. It warms my heart to recieve notice from Reverbnation that you are listening to my songs and I hope one day soon to be back on stage again or in the studio producing my next CD. Until then God Bless you all for taking the time to visit, read and listen. Thank you for sharing my information and for brightening my days.

Going down to The Patricia Hotel on Valentine's Day

Going down to hear Jennifer Scott and Rene Worst perform on Sat. Feb. 14th at The Patricia Hotel. Jennifer is one of our premier femaile jazz vocalists here in Vancouver and a fine musician. She will be joined by one of the premier jazz bass players in Van, her husband Rene Worst. I have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Rene and know that this will be an excellent afternoon of music. Everyone should make their way down there*

The Patricia Hotel Oct. 18th 3pm

Looking forward to playing "The Pat" today at 3pm. Hoping for a good turnout* If you come by, please say hello and buy a CD*

Sat. Sept 13th at "Porter's Coffee and Tea House"

Come on down to "Porter's Coffee and Tea House" in Langley BC for great food, great environment and great music* Come on up and say hello*

July 12th at Porter's Coffee and Tea House

Sat. July 12th at 6:30 pm we will be performing a return engagement at Porter's Coffee and Tea House. Reservations are a must* We had such a good turn out on our last visit that we have been asked back to do it again. Please join me, Bill Sample, Buff Allen and Brett Gubbels for a great night of music.

Gig at Porter's in Langley BC

Happy to announce that I will be performing at "Porter's Restaurant" in Langley BC, Murrayville. Come on out and enjoy great food, a welcoming and comfortable venue with great music. Joining me will be Bill Sample on piano, Rene Worst on bass, and Jerry Adolphe on drums. Really looking forward to this event. If you come out, please come up and say hello, all my reverbnation fans* Looking forward to seeing you there*

Performance video

Please take a look at the new videos that have been posted here on Reverbnation.