Vocals

Gracie

Gracie is a blooming R&B/Jazz/Soul/Funk artist. The 24 year old has been writing music since she was 14, playing guitar for 11 years and has recently been dabbling in piano. Gracie began performing and writing full time in 2015. Having many musical influences, some of the artists that helped move Gracie along are Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, D’Angelo, Aretha Franklin, and Amy Winehouse.

Matt Zaddy

With a sound that seamlessly blends folk-rock and modern soul, there’s something for every music fan to love about singer/songwriter Matt Zaddy. But what’s immediately apparent on his new album Be (due out Nov. 2019) is a sophistication that dramatically builds on the success of his 2015 debut EP, Perfect Moments.

Gavin Hope

Gavin has a diverse experience though song, stage, film, and TV throughout his career.

FreePlay

Using nothing but their voices and innovative live-looping techniques, genre-bending FreePlay takes you from the concert halls of Europe, to the jazz clubs of Manhattan, to the temples of India, and back to their native Toronto, Canada… all without leaving your seat. From Bach to Bird to the Beatles, Dylan and Suba effortlessly cross musical boundaries, continually combining and recombining sounds to create a concert of endless variety, with the intimate delivery of two people.

Cadence

The stage lights fall, the crowd goes quiet, and four harmonious voices rise up and fill the air. The melodies unfurl into something both familiar and fresh. What comes next may be a classic song by Joni Mitchell or Louis Prima. It may be an old bebop standard or cheeky arrangement of a 1980s hit. But these are arrangements like you’ve never heard them before—containing all the richness of a full band, but performed using just four voices.

Aviva Chernick

Aviva Chernick is an award-winning singer singing in Hebrew, Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) and English. She has had the pleasure of making music with many wonderful musicians including Frank London, Yair Dalal, Jackie Richardson, Ken Whiteley, Levon Ichkhanian, Maryem Tollar, Lori Cullen, and Flory Jagoda. Aviva was one of the founding members and lead singer of the Canadian World Music group Jaffa Road with whom she toured across Canada and to the United States and Brazil (2002-2016).

Holly Cole

Multi-JUNO award winner, Holly Cole performs material from her new album, Holly, in the intimate setting of Jeanne Lamon Hall at Trinity-St. Paul’s. Released earlier this year, Holly is Cole’s first studio album in five years, featuring classics such as “Everybody Loves Somebody,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” and “Teach Me Tonight.” Cole’s dynamic artistry will be on display, demonstrating why she’s been named one of the country’s greatest jazz singers.

Voices Rock Canada

Voices Rock Canada™ is an opportunity for young people to discover, explore, and express their inner rock star through contemporary music. Their goal is to foster a community environment that prioritizes teamwork, expression, and excitement while singing together. Through their program’s musical education, kids learn to balance individuality and collaboration, personal creativity and group dynamics, high energy and discipline, letting loose and proper techniques, plus so much more!

Cécile McLorin Salvant

"You get a singer like this once in a generation or two." - Wynton Marsalis

“Salvant has a supple, well-trained voice with spot-on pitch. (No vibrato-teases; no meandering warbles passing as melisma.) Her low notes go from husky to full-bodied; her high notes float purely
and cleanly. When she scats, it’s not an ego trip but a musical game, where notes and syllables get to shape-shift.” – The New York Times Magazine

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