~ Amanda Tosoff ~


"Words" nominated for Juno Award for Vocal Jazz album 2016

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.

"Words" CD recognized on the Polaris Prize Longer List

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!

Winner of the Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Jazz Artist Award

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!

Words Project Jazz Festival Tour 2016

June 09, 2016

So excited to be taking my new project on the road this summer. We had an awesome CD release back in March in Toronto and Kitchener/Waterloo, ON – so now I'm looking forward to releasing the CD at the following jazz festivals:

June 21 Medicine Hat Jazz Festival,
June 22 Medicine Hat Jazz Festival
June 23 Winnipeg Jazz Festival
June 28 Ottawa Jazz Festival
June 30 Vancouver Jazz Festival (can't wait to make it back home for this gig!)
July 1 Edmonton Jazz Festival
July 2 Victoria Jazz Festival

The amazing Felicity Williams, Alex Goodman, Jon Maharaj and Morgan Childs will be joining me (see schedule for more info!)

This tour was made possible through the assistance of the Music Section of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Toronto Star Review for "Words"

March 18, 2016

Here's a great review of our new CD, and a great piece on the state of jazz these days.

Toronto Star Review - Peter Goddard
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