Powell River Academy of Music

Gergana Velinova, vocalist

Friday, November 17, 2023 | 7:30 PM | James Hall

Admission $25 - Students 18 & under free with student ticket voucher


Tickets are also available:

• at the Academy Box Office – 7280 Kemano Street, Monday – Thursday 9:30 - 4:30
• by phone at 604-485-9633
• and at the door 30 minutes before the concert

Saturday, November 18, 2023 | James Hall

$45/20 minutes 1-on-1 - (Contact the Academy Office to register, 6 people max)
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Individual Singing Master Class

By Donation ($20 suggested)
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Open Stage with Gergana and Walter Martella on Piano
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Vocal Workshop Exploration
                                 (warm up - phrasing - improv)

About the Artist

Vocalist, songwriter and poet Gergana Velinova has inspired international audiences with her diverse artistic talents. With a repertoire extending from her own compositions to Ellington, Jobim or Stravinsky, Gergana is equally comfortable in the world of Jazz, Classical Art Song and Musical Theatre.

Gergana has shared the stage, and recorded with, Juno and Grammy winning musicians such as Phil Dwyer, Brad Turner, Marc Seals, Neal Swanson, Don Thompson , Jeff Johnson, David Deacon-Joiner and Willard Dyson to name a few.

She has released six albums featuring her own compositions and arrangements of art songs and jazz classics. Pre-pandemic, Gergana showcased her 2019 album entitled Could It Be with an all star band at West Coast venues such Tula's Jazz Club in Seattle, Frankie's Jazz Club in Vancouver and Wood Recital Hall.

Her previous albums reached critical acclaim: In 2014 The Thief Remix reached #10 on the CMJ Top 40 US Jazz Chart and the Earshot Canadian National Jazz Charts, and in 2015 December Wishing reached #7 on the CMJ top 40 Jazz charts, finding its place among a list of jazz legends.