EPK – Electronic Press Kit

Jeari Czapla
EPK – Electronic Press Kit


Creating The Sound Track To Your Life


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At A Glance:
Jeari has 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’.

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Paid His Dues Today:
Success is never owned, it is Rented, and Rent is Due Every Day.

After 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.

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Versatile Repertoire:
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.

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The Media:
“Jeari is a very tasty jazz guitarist”
Ross Porter ~ CEO Jazz FM, Toronto

“…Edmonton’s Lenny Breau…”
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


Music Awards

For Ella“, garnered 3 Canadian Music Award Nominations.

  • Outstanding Jazz Recording ~ Prairie Music Awards
  • Best Contemporary Jazz Album ~ Juno Awards [Short Listed]
  • Best Jazz or Blues Album ~ Aboriginal Music Awards


Dolce” Czapla’s second released garnered 4 nominations.

  • Best Blues Album ~ Aboriginal Music Awards
  • Best Instrumental Album ~ Aboriginal Music Awards
  • Best Contemporary Jazz Album ~ Juno Awards [Short Listed]
  • Best Instrumental Jazz Album, Individual or Group ~ 2004 Grammy Awards [Short Listed]


Uptown Shuffle – the Country Band that Rocks Your Blues Away

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Originally formed in July 1996, ‘Uptown Shuffle’ performed throughout the Edmonton area on average 38 out of 52 weekends annually for over 7 years.Uptown Shuffle is a versatile band that performs all the major genres of music.

Versatility is Uptown Shuffle’s Success,

Their Band 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 single.

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.

Book Uptown Shuffle for your next event.

Yes we do play our Original Music at our Gigs.


Performance Hi-Lites:

  • Northlands Agricom, Edmonton, AB
  • Fresh Start, Edmonton, AB
  • Northlands Agricom, Edmonton, AB
  • TELUS Stage, Edmonton, AB
  • Barrie Jazz Festival, Barrie, ON
  • Fairmont [The MacDonald Hotel], Edmonton, AB
  • Gate 403, Toronto, ON
  • Dazzle Restaurant, Denver Colorado
  • Festival Place, Sherwood Park AB SOLD OUT [Official International CD Release, Dolce]
  • Prairie Music Awards, Winnipeg, MB
  • Scotia Stage, Winnipeg, MB [North American Indigenous Games]
  • The Yardbird SuiteEdmonton, AB SOLD OUT [Official Canadian CD Release, For Ella]
  • The Yale Hotel, Vancouver, BC
  • Toronto Skydome, 2001 Aboriginal Music Awards
  • Grossman’s Tavern, Toronto, ON
  • The RexToronto, ON
  • Jazz City Festivals, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg
  • 2000 First Night Festival, Westin Hotel Edmonton, AB