Blessed with an achingly distinct voice, reminiscent of Iris De Ment, Jadea tours internationally opening for the likes of Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, The Good Lovelies and Catherine MacLellan. Hailing from Whitby, Ontario, Jadea resides in Toronto alongside her band mates. In 2008, she released her first record entitled Second Spring, earning her “Best Country …Read more »
ST-LAURENT is a fresh and exciting trio that plays the compositions of guitarist Eric St-Laurent and creates new interpretations every night through the magic of improvisation. Lyrical melodies, infectious grooves and riffs, lots of interaction and a good dose of humour round off the picture. With the unique and highly virtuosic rhythm section of …Read more »
Vocalist/pianist Elizabeth Shepherd arrived on the international scene in 2006 when her debut album Start To Move was voted one of the top jazz albums of the year by the listeners of the influential Gilles Peterson Show on BBC Radio Worldwide. Since then, the Toronto-based souljazz innovator has released two widely acclaimed records and toured extensively in North America, Europe …Read more »
A jazz pianist and composer, Klein grew up in Israel where he is considered “One of the most fascinating artists that have emerged from this country in the last decade” (City Mouse, Tel Aviv).
Klein studied in Boston with Danilo Perez and continued his studies in New York under Fred Hersch. He became a notable …Read more »
Now a staple on the Toronto Jazz Scene, Terra Hazelton leads her own band: ‘Terra Hazelton & Her Easy Answers’ and is also a member of other notable ensembles including The Hogtown Syncopators, the Royal Jelly Orchestra of Jaymz Bee (Jazz.Fm) fame and the 10-Piece Jivebombers featuring Alex Dean and Chuck Jackson. With Her Easy …Read more »
Melissa Lauren is an accomplished singer and songwriter who is making her mark on the Canadian music scene. With a strong influence in jazz and blues, Melissa has developed an original style of her own; melting together old school sounds with modern flare. Melissa’s latest album, “The Other Side”, was released in March 2012 …Read more »
Sarah Kim Turnbull is an artist, arts manager and promoter. She is the Artistic Director of the Markham Jazz Festival and Executive Director of Euphonia, Toronto’s indie classical orchestra. Sarah Kim owns and operates an independent, boutique booking agency specializing in Canadian and European tours. She has represented artists including Elizabeth Shepherd, Terra Hazelton, Jane Bunnett, Michael Occhipinti, Jadea Kelly and Oh Susanna, among others. She is the driving force behind numerous international collaborations including the Canadian presentation of Isreali pianist and composer, Omer Klein, the Canadian debut of pianist and trumpeter, Sebastian Studnitzky (2015 winner of Germany’s ECHO award) and performances in collaboration with the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra.
“Whether you’re a hipster, a purist or a Diana Krall-loving softie, Elizabeth Shepherd will win you over”
Tom Power, CBC
“Jadea Kelly is one of the shining jewels in the
crown of Canadian songwriters”