PAID HIS DUES | GALLERY
performed on various stages and venues across Canada
and Internationally since 1986. Garnering 10
Nominations for his 4 Canadian
album releases Czapla has achieved international
success with his Creative Original Jazz Compositions.
Achieving Number 1
Status in Canada, not once, but Twice for his Canadian Jazz
Albums, and being recognized at the 47th. Annual
Grammy Awards in the "Best Jazz Duo or Group", category #48
for his second release entitled, 'Dolce'.
Paid His Dues Today:
Success is never owned, it is Rented, and Rent is Due Every Day.
decades of continuously Performing and Improvising live without
a net. Czapla continues to pay his dues in Edmonton with
his band Uptown Shuffle.
Czapla performs on average 38 out of 52
weekends annually and is considered by his peers to be one of
the most versatile musicians on the Canadian music scene.
Czapla's popularity continues to
grow world wide as new fans and audience members discover his
form of Jazz, Country, Rock, & Blues
music including his Symphonic Compositions.
His passion for live performance
and his ability to entertain audiences in any
music venue is seldom exceeded.
Don't be surprised if your at one
of Czapla's performances and you hear some old time country like Haggard,
and Jones, or a blues legend like Junior Wells or
T-bone Walker. You might even hear some Canadian
Content Classic Rock like The
Guess Who or Rush. You might even hear some Original
Contemporary Jazz and Country Saloon Rock.
"Jeari is a very tasty
Ross Porter ~
CEO Jazz FM, Toronto
Mike Ross ~ The Edmonton Sun
“Czapla exhibits a notable grasp of both-hands-on-the-frets style…”
Roger Levesque ~ The Edmonton Journal
“Guitar aficionados have been impressed
by the range and technique of that guy with
the hard-to-pronounce name. Czapla creates some amazing sound scapes by using all his fingers simultaneously on the guitar frets.”
Gary McGowan ~ Vue weekly
garnered 3 Canadian Music Award Nominations.
Outstanding Jazz Recording ~ Prairie Music
Contemporary Jazz Album ~ Juno Awards [Short Listed]
Best Jazz or
Blues Album ~ Aboriginal Music Awards
"Dolce" Czapla's second
released garnered 4 nominations.
Album ~ Aboriginal Music Awards
Instrumental Album ~ Aboriginal Music Awards
Best Contemporary Jazz Album ~ Juno Awards
Best Instrumental Jazz Album, Individual or Group ~
Uptown Shuffle -
the Country Band
that Rocks Your
Originally formed in July 1996, 'Uptown
throughout the Edmonton area
on average 38 out of 52
weekends annually for over 7
Shuffle is a versatile band
that performs all the major
genres of music.
Uptown Shuffle's Success,
Slogan is, "The Country Band
That Rocks Your Blues Away".
Q: How many Band Members do you have?
A: We perform as a Trio, Quartet, NineTuplete, duel and as a
Uptown Shuffle are Jazz Musicians with a Love for
Playing and Performing every
genre of music. They stay
relevant in today's Secondary Music Market by changing their Set
List Frequently to reflect today's Billboard Charts.
Their repertoire covers Living Room Floor
Dance Hall Theme Tunes, Rockin' Kitchen Party Turn It Up The
Neighbours Don't Mind Favourites, and
Mosquito Free Zone with really good musicianship etiquette.
Uptown Shuffle for your next event.
Yes we do
play our Original Music at
Agricom, Edmonton, AB
Start, Edmonton, AB
Agricom, Edmonton, AB
TELUS Stage, Edmonton, AB
Barrie Jazz Festival,
Fairmont [The MacDonald
Hotel], Edmonton, AB
Gate 403, Toronto, ON
Restaurant, Denver Colorado
- Festival Place,
Sherwood Park AB SOLD OUT [Official International CD
Prairie Music Awards, Winnipeg, MB
Stage, Winnipeg, MB [North American Indigenous Games]
[Official Canadian CD Release, For
Yale Hotel, Vancouver, BC
- Toronto Skydome, 2001 Aboriginal Music Awards
- Grossman's Tavern,
City Festivals, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg
- 2000 First
Night Festival, Westin Hotel Edmonton, AB