Aline Homzy

Aline Homzy is a classical and jazz award-winning violinist and composer. From Montreal but living in Toronto, Aline is in high-demand as an improvising violinist and as a session player in Canada. She co-leads a jazz-manouche group called Les Petits Nouveaux, which have found international success having performed at jazz festivals in Europe, the U.S.A. and Canada. She also composes music for big band, string quartet and pop ensembles. She is a recipient of numerous grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and has received prizes and awards for her compositions, recordings, musicianship and for her project with the Homzy/Kesler Duo. Aline’s most important Toronto-based performances and collaborations have been with David Occhipinti, Michael Davidson and Andrew Downing. She has also performed or recorded with Guido Basso, Barry Harris, Ben Wendel, Danilo Perez and many more. Aline has recently spent some time in Europe studying with Aki Takase and Mairi Campbell. She has most recently played at the Daigu Jazz Festival in South Korea as a guest with the group Djül led by bassist Yongwon Cho. Aline has a small but humble violin studio where she teaches her pupils how to play the violin and improvise while getting the younger generation to think about social causes through music.

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