February 04, 2019
Just putting some finishing touches on the music for my next CD Earth Voices
, which will likely be released in early 2020! This is an extension of my current Words project, featuring – as the title implies – a bunch of fantastic Canadian vocalists... stay tuned..!
June 30, 2018
Just finished up a new creation project thanks to the support of the Ontario Arts Council! This project was a series of compositions inspired by the beautiful poems of Francophone poet Émile Nelligan. After hearing vocalist Sienna Dahlen sing a bunch of them on our Ontario tour, I am excited to keep working on this project and studying French and perhaps...... bring this project to Québec!
February 07, 2017
So excited to get my first Juno nomination for my album "Words." I'm super proud of this album. Thanks to everyone involved in the making of it, including my fabulous band Felicity Williams, Alex Goodman, Jon Maharaj, Morgan Childs, Rebekah Wolkstein, Amy Laing, and the poets and lyricists Tim Bowling, Laura Lush, Carole Langille, Lloyd Tosoff and Melissa Mansfield for their beautiful words.
August 29, 2016
Well, my CD didn't make the Long or Short list for the Polaris Prize, I'm still pretty honoured to have made the "Longer List" alongside many great artists like Emilie-Claire Barlow, Basia Bulat, and Neil Young!
Here's the full "Longer List" - http://exclaim.ca/music/article/polaris_music_prize_reveales_longer_list
The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organization that annually honours and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. A select panel of music critics judge and award the Prize without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity.
They announce the winner on Sept 19, 2016!
June 29, 2016
So excited and honoured chosen for the Toronto Arts Foundation's Emerging Jazz Artist Award. It was even just an honour to be nominated alongside two fantastic Toronto-based musicians Dan Fortin and Ian Wright. We are so lucky here in Canada to have the support of local, provincial and national arts funding – so big thanks to the the generous donors Cheryl and Manuel Buchwald, and the Toronto Arts Foundation for creating this award and helping Canadian musicians make music!
Read about this here!