Claire Davis

Claire Davis is a musical time traveler. Known for her mighty and expressive vocals, Davis authentically and effortlessly brings the sounds of ‘60s and ‘70s soul into the present on her debut solo EP Thrive. Recording the EP to tape, Davis stays true to the golden years of soul music that inspire her most.

Hannah Burge Luviano

Hannah Burgé Luviano (Métis Nation Ontario) is an artist and academic. Her contemporary jazz album, "Green River Sessions" (2014), which featured NYC harmonica and vibraphone player Hendrik Meurkens, charted on US college radio and has continued to receive worldwide airplay. Hannah has toured the United States, Canada, and Mexico as a bandleader and sideman.

Tamar Ilana

Tamar Ilana is an internationally renowned award-winning vocalist, singing in over 20 languages, and a mesmerizing flamenco dancer. Tamar grew up on stage and on the road as the daughter of a travelling ethnomusicologist and is of Jewish, Indigenous, Romanian and Scottish descent. Her global music project, Tamar Ilana & Ventanas, has released three albums - two of them at the Aga Khan Museum – and received four CFMA nominations. In 2020, Tamar co-founded fabcollab.ca to showcase BIPOC, female-identifying and minority artists online.

Sammy Jackson

JUNO Award-winning artist Sammy Jackson is an emerging Jamaican-Canadian singer-songwriter recognized for her distinct sound, fusing elements of Jazz, R&B and Pop. Growing up, she regularly found opportunities to perform and develop as a musician, which led her to pursue a Bachelor of Music in Performance specializing in Jazz Voice from the University of Toronto. During her education, she studied with accomplished vocalists including Alex Samaras, Christine Duncan and Sienna Dahlen.

Mike Nagoda

Mike Nagoda is a Blues and Roots musician and independent recording artist based in Toronto. Born with Cerebral Palsy, Mike struggled to play guitar in the conventional manner until he discovered legendary Toronto Bluesman Brian Cober at Grossman’s Tavern, who invented the art of double slide guitar in 1971. Mike eventually approached Brian to teach him this system and Mr. Cober became Mike’s close friend and mentor until his passing in 2016. Mike is now proudly carrying on Mr.

Jaymz Bee

Jaymz Bee is a Canadian musician, entertainer, writer, producer and radio personality. His last gig before going freelance was at JAZZ.FM91 as an on-air host and producer. Jaymz is also a writer and singer with “The Tiki Collective”, the electro-pop band “Bonzai Suzuki” and music producer for Vesuvius Music Inc. and Happy Fingers Music. He is an emcee for charity galas and corporate events, a freelance publicist and writes freelance for various magazines and websites.

Alana Bridgewater

Alana Bridgewater is a Toronto-based actor and singer, best known for her role as Killer Queen in the Mirvish rock musical We Will Rock You. She made her Off-Broadway debut in 2017 at The Pershing Square Signature Center performing in Soulpepper Theatre Company’s Spoon River and First Ladies. Other Soulpepper credits include the title role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Rose – A Musical, Idomeneus, Porgy & Bess, Riverboat, and the Global Cabaret Festival.

Sass Jordan

The roots that grew Canada’s Queen of Rock, Sass Jordan, started in Europe and edged across the pond to the veins of metal pulsing in the musical metallurgy of Montreal in the 70’s. Montreal’s burgeoning ’70’s scene included a ‘no holds barred’ approach to glam, punk, blues, prog, metal, country, jazz, folk, with the added attraction of a homegrown sound created by the Quebecois artists of the decade, unique to the landscape and pertinent to the denizens of the period.

Jenna Marie Pinard

At the vanguard of ‘The New Jazz Generation’ and freshly graduated from the University of Toronto’s prestigious jazz studies program, JENNA MARIE PINARD possesses a signature jazz and blues voice that hints at Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Aretha Franklin, but is distinctly her own. She is best known for her smooth-sounding jazz and rich R&B vocals, her wide vocal range, and passionate performances. She is quickly gaining reputation in Toronto as a uniquely warm spirit and engaging performer.

Wendy Lands

Juno nominated artist Wendy Lands, has earned prominence as a magnetic and generous performer, combining an intimate, vulnerable theatricality with a cool, spellbinding jazziness. Always making her audiences feel as though they’re not just sitting back and watching —but participating in something very special.


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