Heather Bambrick

As one of Canada’s top Jazz vocalists, Heather has collaborated with some of the best, including Phil Nimmons, Fred Hersch, Guido Basso, Ian Shaw, and the late Rob McConnell and Peter Appleyard. She’s appeared as a guest performer with numerous Jazz ensembles, as well as with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, and many others.

Each of Heather’s four solo recordings have received East Coast Music Award nominations for Jazz Recording of the Year, and her 2017 release You’ll Never Know was also nominated for a JUNO Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year. Her latest release Fine State moved in some new musical directions, with a more pop-influenced jazz sound, featuring strong Canadian content, and original material. Says Bambrick: “This project brings together more of the things that inspire me overall, not just in jazz and not just in music. The arrangements show influences from rock, pop, and folk music, and the tunes we’ve chosen have a strong connection to the events of the world around me, and the roots of who I am as a musician and a person.”

Beyond singing, Heather is one of Canada’s top voice actors, voicing characters for commercial campaigns and several Emmy Award-winning animated series, including Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Wild Kratts, and Justin Time. For over 18 years she’s been a popular host on JAZZ.FM91, twice named the National Jazz Awards’ Broadcaster of the Year, and most recently receiving the inaugural 2020 Canadian Broadcasting Award for Best On-Air Host (Music). Heather is also highly sought after as an educator at schools and festivals across Canada, having taught at both University of Toronto and Humber College. She currently sits on the Advisory Council for Music Canada, and between all of this, she’s been known to take the occasional nap.

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