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Ederlezi with Cam Neufeld and the Gadjo Collective

Riverdale house , 9231 100 Ave NW, Edmonton

From ancient times, wherever humans have lived, we have celebrated the arrival of spring and summer. Ederlezi is a Romani mid spring festival , when everything comes alive after the bitter winter. Come join Cam Neufeld and the Gadjo Collective as we celebrate the escape from the winters grip. Come make your wish and tie it to the wishing tree This year we are offering tickets for a Syrian dinner that can be purchased apart from the dance tickets ( all food tickets must be purchased by May 3 ) outdoor party ( dress warm ! ) May 7 @ Riverdale House 9231 100 Ave NW, Edmonton Dinner @ 7pm Dance @ 8pm

Dance only - $20 with food - $35

call Marianne for tickets - 780-424-4768 mariannewatchel@hotmail.com

The Road to Django

Capital Theatre, Fort Edmonton Park, Edmonton

Following the gypsy trail from India through Persia, Turkey, the Balkans, and Spain, ending with the gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt, this show will take you on a musical journey through exotic lands to the swing era of the Quintet of the Hotclub of France! 

Dance for Nepal fundraiser with the Gadjo Collective

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Riverdale Hall , 9231 100 ave, Edmonton

Earthquake Relief Fundraiser Cash bar, Silent Auction - sale of crafts Proceeds go to UNICEF and the Nepali Children's Education Project

$20 advance $25 at the door

Ederlezi festival with Cam Neufeld and the Gadjo Collective with Fable Entertainment

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Churchill Square, Edmonton

From ancient times, wherever humans have lived, we have celebrated the arrival of spring and summer. Ederlezi is a Romany mid-spring festival, when everything comes alive after the bitter winter. Come join Cam Neufeld and the Gadjo Collective with special guests,Fable Entertainment, as we celebrate the escape from winter's grip! Come dance to Balkan beats and Hot Cub Swing. Come make your wish and tie it to a wishing tree. Come party on Churchill Square on Sunday, May 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. Come bring your Mom!

free event Age limit: All ages

Rd to Django

Festival Place , 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park

The Road to Django celebrates the life of Django Reinhardt and the music of the Roma. Led by Cam Neufeld and incorporating the musicality and energy of 14 musicians and 3 dancers, the show follows the gypsy trail from India through Persia, Turkey, the Balkans and Spain and ends with the gypsy jazz of Reinhardt himself. Experience a musical journey unlike any other through exotic lands to the swing era of the quintet of the Hotclub of France! Featuring Cam Neufeld - violin Lisi Sommer - vocals Billie Zizi - guitar and vocals Clint Pelletier -guitar Alin Rogoz - guitar and vocals Jamie Philp - guitar Jim Findlay - guitar and oud Don Ross - clarinet Mary -Lee Bird - trombone Keith Remple -sousaphone Spencer Murray - saxophone and zurna Bramwell Park -drums Ahmed Al Auqaily - percussion Geoff O’Brian - percussion Jana Lang - dancer Birkley Wisniewski - dancer Krista Posyniak - dancer special guest - Caleb Hunt - violin

$28 - $32 Age limit: All ages

Jul25

Billie Zizi

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Sasquatch Gathering , Rangeton

Billie Zizi grew up surrounded by music and started her first band at age seven called The Rotten Socks. Billie Zizi and her two best friends played concerts, had promotional photo shoots and wrote singles such as “Old People Cryin' by the side of the Noodle River”, “Stinkin' up the Highway” and “How dare you Bob”. They grossed a total of five dollars and fifty nine cents. Since then Billie Zizi has continued her musical journey in an entirely nomadic fashion, her migratory tendencies spanning West Africa, South Asia, Europe and Canada. Upon her return to Canada in 2010 Billie Zizi attended Grant Macewan university to study music. Conjoining jazz influenced vocal lines with folk lyrics she is “A nuclear fission of calculated folk and meandering jazz sensibilities”-Joe Gurba

“Her voice will lull you into a dream and wake you with the sweetest sounding alarm clock.”-One Man Band Festival


“Last night's show with Jordan Billie Zizi-The tunnel song was so beautiful and moving. A totally unforgettable experience.”-Julie Rohr Rice “With a honed in trickling jazz folk not unlike early Feist, Billie Zizi has carved a little cubby to tuck away the simple truths & admissions.”-Argue Job

Cam Neufeld and the Rd to Django Collective

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Ness Creek Festival, Big River, Saskatchewan

http://nesscreek.com/tickets/

Jul9

Michael Dunn and the Moaning After

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Calgary Stampede, Calgary

Jun27

Billie Zizi and Cam Neufeld

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Alianait Arts Festival, Iqaluit

Jun20

North Country Fair

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I'll be playing here with Billie Zizi and also with Michael Dunn

World Music Series with Cam Neufeld

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Blue Chair Cafe, 9624 76 ave, Edmonton

World Music brunch with Cam Neufeld

by donation Age limit: All ages

Cam Neufeld and the Rd to Django Collective

Demmitt Hall, Demmitt

Cam Neufeld -violin Clint Pelletier- guitar Lisi Sommer - Vocals Billie Zizi - guitar and vocals Don Ross - clarinet Farley Scott - bass Geoff O'Brian- percussion
The Road to Django is a show that celebrates the life of Django Reinhardt (Jan 23, 1910 - May 16,1953) and the music of the Roma. It was put together after Cam Neufeld attended the Django fest in Samois France in 2010 that celebrated Django’s 100th birthday.

Following the gypsy trail from India through Persia, Turkey, the Balkans, and Spain, ending with the gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt, this show will take you on a musical journey through exotic lands to the swing era of the Quintet of the Hotclub of France!

$25 advance $27 at the door Age limit: All ages

Billie Zizi and the gypsy jive

Shaw Convention Center Edmonton , Edmonton

Come One, Come All! On May 9, 2014, you and your guests will be immersed in a big-top experience like no other; one that will transport you to the romantic age of bygone dustbowl carnivals. Like stepping into a storybook, you are sure to come alive within the dazzling confines of CASA Carnival!

Our celebration will open with effervescent cocktails and roving performances in a bustling carnival environment. Mingle with more than 500 fellow revelers amid impossible feats of magic, mysterious fortune tellers and intimate circus performances while your guests sample tantalizing midway treats and examine the tempting lots to be found on our auction tables. For a sweet and eclectic take on dustbowl jazz, sway along to original music, swing standards and fits of balkan insanity courtesy of Edmonton based Billie Zizi and the Gypsy Jive! You will share in the philosophy, "eating is a discovery" with award winning Chef Simon Smotkowicz' three course feast worthy of applause.

Ringmaster Fred Keating will lead you through an enchanted evening of performances and accolades of CASA’s work in the community, and auctioneer Garry Meyer will direct a thrilling live auction experience where your guests have the opportunity to bring home lavish prizes in support of children’s mental health.

The evening’s festivities conclude with our finale act, a sumptuous cocktail lounge complete with captivating live entertainment where remaining merrymakers may bask in songs and drink and savour the magic of the evening well into nightfall.

“The finest of pleasures are always the unexpected ones.”

― Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circu

$2000 for a table of 10.. individual tickets avalable as well

Billie Zizi and Cam Neufeld Train Roots Tour

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Edmonton to Halifax and back

Edmonton to Halifax and back.. Itinerary: Edmonton to Toronto train - April 6 - 8

The Central, 603 Markham St, Toronto, April 8 , 9 pm Cameron House - 408 Queen St W, Toronto Ont short tweener set for Scott Cook 7pm East Village Arts Co-op , 757 Dundas St London Ont

Montreal - Halifax train April 16 -17

Canso Bar - April 21 Canso Nova Scotia House concert at Lenny's and Heather's April 24th -P.E.I. House concert in Charlottetown,April 25 P.E.I.

Halifax to Winnipeg train - April 27th to May 1st

Florian Vorreiter Lutherie concert series May 3rd http://www.vorreiterguitars.com/?page_id=226 Winnipeg to Edmonton train May 5 -6 www.billiezizi.com www.camneufeld.com

Cam Neufeld and Billie Zizi are a father daughter duo whose musical inclinations span a broad horizon. From Gypsy Jazz to folk to canadian fiddle tunes this duo has traveled as far as Turkey, Romania and France in search of new sounds. Cam has played his own style of fiddle music in clubs and festivals across the prairies and around the world. Cam's daughter, Billie Zizi, had an early start in music playing electric guitar her band "the rotten socks" at age seven. Since then she has gone on to front her own project as well as backing up her dad is several others. Billie Zizi finished the Jazz Guitar Program at Grant MacEwan in 2012 and is currently recording her first solo album.

The richness of traditional Canadian fiddle music in proximity to Billie's smoky jazz vocals and quirky original folk music creates a beautiful and odd pairing of old and new. he Duo will be travelling across canada as part of Via rails 'Artists on the Rails' in April 2014.

Age limit: All ages