April Grislason ~ Singer - Songwriter - Musician

Performance Dates

Come dance to the house Big Band at the Butchart Gardens Band Shell this summer!

The Three Divas of Blues & Jazz

Jan 29th 7:30PM 2016 The Three Divas of Blues & Jazz

Vocalists: April Gislason, Maria Manna, Maureen Washington

Where: Upstairs Lounge @ Oak Bay Rec Centre

Tickets: $15. Door $20.

 

2013 Performance Dates

Nov 22nd 7:00 PM Ladies of Jazz

Us girls are at it again! Come out and join us for the "Ladies of Jazz" featuring Maria Manna, Maureen Washington, and, myself on November 22, 2013 at the Sooke Harbor House in Sooke, B.C. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and tickets are $50. This show is in honor and remembrance of our friend Kyle Hack and proceeds will go to support his family. It's going to be a great show and hope you can make it!

 

2012 - Butchart Gardens Summer Shows

Jul 5th 8:00 PM Dancin' (7-piece version of the Big Band)
Jul 12th 8:00 PM Dancin' (7-piece version of the Big Band)
Jul 19th 8:00 PM Dancin' (7-piece version of the Big Band)
Aug 9th 7:30 PM Dancin' (7-piece version of the Big Band)
Aug 16th 7:30 PM Dancin' (7-piece version of the Big Band)
Aug 23rd 7:30 PM Dancin' (7-piece version of the Big Band)
Aug 30th 7:30 PM Dancin' (7-piece version of the Big Band)

 

2012 - Performances

Feb 4th “Dancin’” Private Function at the Fairmont Empress

 

2011 - Performances

Aug 1st 11:30 AM BC Day Show

Saturday, April featured vocalist with the "Vic-High R&B Band" and "The Midnights." April is also one of the judges @ St. Anne's Academy for the "Garage Band" contest!

Nov 19th Mount Doug Idol Event with David Foster & Friends

Featuring Nelly Furtado at the UVIC FARQUAR AUDITORIUM. April featured singing "I Have Nothing" from Whitney Houston's movie "The Body Guard". April also sings with Nelly Furtado on "I'm Like a Bird" and "Try"
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Hdo8RDx4TU

Dec 11th Sunday “Christmas with the Women of the Blues”

Hermann's Jazz Club. Featuring: April Gislason, Maria Manna, Maureen Washington and Debra Rhymer

Nov 1st 8:00 PM Women of the Blues

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2010 - Performances

Aug 2nd 2:00 PM BC Day Bash

I will be the featured singer with "The Midnights" on BC Day out at the big BASH in Langford on Monday, August 2nd. Check us out at the City Centre Park, 1089 Langford Parkway. This will also be the official opening of the brand new stadium! Should be fun. Hope to see you there! Check out www.capitalfestival.com for more info.

Oct 15th Friday Fundraiser

Friday night FUNDRAISER @ Gateway Baptist Church FEATURING Rachelle Gislason and April Gislason. A great night of entertainment! Band consisting of: Grant Gislason (guitar), Bryan Gislason (drums) and Steven Taddei (bass)

Dec 11th 7:30 PM CD Release Party

Saturday night.....April opens for daughter, Rachelle Gislason at her CD RELEASE PARTY being held at the "Black Stilt" on Hillside Ave. A whole family affair!

 

2010 - Butchart Gardens Summer Shows

Jul 8th 8:00 PM Dancin' (7-piece version of the Big Band)
Jul 15th 8:00 PM Dancin' (7-piece version of the Big Band)
Jul 22nd 8:00 PM Dancin' (7-piece version of the Big Band)
Jul 29th 8:00 PM Dancin' (7-piece version of the Big Band)
Aug 5th 7:30 PM Dancin' (7-piece version of the Big Band)
Aug 12th 7:30 PM Dancin' (7-piece version of the Big Band)
Aug 19th 7:30 PM Dancin' (7-piece version of the Big Band)
Aug 26th 7:30 PM Dancin' (7-piece version of the Big Band)
Sep 2nd 7:30 PM Dancin' (7-piece version of the Big Band)

 

2009 - Performances

Nov 7th Taste of Britain Fundraiser

April performs with "The Acousticats" at the Taste of Britain Fundraiser Event along with the "Sutcliffs" to be held at the Crystal Gardens. For tickets go to www.tasteofbritain.ca.

Oct 9th 7:00 PM Six String Nation Guitar

April is the guest musician to play six string nation guitar at the Solstice Café, Friday evening with Jowi Taylor sharing his story of how this guitar was made and what went into it! See www.sixstringnation.com.

Jul 1st 2:00 PM Jazz Fest - Canada Day

April Gislason featured vocalist with the Chris Millington Quintet. Centennial Square, Victoria, B.C. Canada.

Sep 26th 12:00-5:00 PM Auditions for Victoria Idol
Sep 27th 12:00-5:00 PM Auditions for Victoria Idol

 

2009 - Butchart Gardens Summer Shows

Jul 9th 8:00 PM Dancin' (7-piece version of the Big Band)
Jul 16th 8:00 PM Dancin' (7-piece version of the Big Band)
Jul 23rd 8:00 PM Big Band & Featured vocalist’s April Gislason & Duncan Meiklejohn
Jul 30th 8:00 PM Big Band & Featured vocalist’s April Gislason & Duncan Meiklejohn
Aug 7th 7:30 PM Dancin' (7-piece version of the Big Band)
Aug 13th 7:30 PM Big Band & Featured vocalist’s April Gislason & Duncan Meiklejohn
Aug 20th 7:30 PM Dancin' (7-piece version of the Big Band)
Aug 27th 7:30 PM Dancin' (7-piece version of the Big Band)
Sep 3rd 7:30 PM Dancin' (7-piece version of the Big Band)

 

 

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