2016 Winner, Vocalist of the Year, VIMA
2015 WCMA Nomination, World Album of the Year
'Burdett'  style fuses jazz from the 40's to art song and gypsy blending songs effortlessly in five languages that tap into deep veins of emotion.

British Columbia chanteuse, Cari Burdett, performs a timeless, genre-defying,
european fusion of opera, folk, jazz and world music. Burdett cites Edith Piaf, Joni Mitchell, Lhasa De Sela, Nina Simone, Maureen Forrester, Mecedes Sosa, Rhiannon Giddens as inuences. Her live show is musically moving from language to language, features her original compositions and sensual songs that express the vulnerable heart. The show is theatrical, virtuosic and at times impromptu.

Winter Solstice – This seasonal, family-friendly show melds vocalists, musicians and dancers to create an unforgettable evening of joy and peace. Sold out for 5 years running! “Wonderful music. Moving.” - Raffi


Cari Burdett's background is deeply routed in her Opera training having earned a Music degree from Montreal’s McGill University for Opera and a Master’s degree in Performance Voice from London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Music.  Cari performs with orchestras across Canada and England and most recently on Vancouver Island. Her songs from Magnolia are orchestrated and ready for orchestras. She premiered the new arrangements with the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra, 2016.  Cari continues to enjoy performing classical operatic songs combined with her varied repertoire with orchestras. 

Vocal Play Workshops

Cari has over 20 years of teaching experience with individuals and groups. She is the Artistic Director and owner of Lila Music Centre (www.joythroughmusic.com) and is a professor of voice in both the Contemporary and Classical Schools at the Victoria Conservatory of Music with Comosun College Degree Programs.  Cari leads voice, music and movement workshops and has offered her inspiring and joyful programs in China, Canada, US and Europe.