Cyndi Cain

Cyndi Cain is the East Coast’s most formidable figure in original soul music. Her powerful voice, unforgettable stage charisma, and timeless compositions have made her a rising star in Nova Scotia’s vibrant music scene. Fronting a band that features six of Halifax’s best musicians, Cyndi draws musical roots from her early childhood singing gospel music in church. Her music evokes the classic soul and r&b sounds of Sharon Jones, Aretha Franklin and Bettye LaVette. Cyndi is rapidly gaining recognition as a force in Canada’s music community, and she is not slowing down.

Dianne Reeves

Dianne Reeves' most recent release, Beautiful Life, showcases Reeves’ sublime gifts by melding elements of R&B, Latin and pop within the framework of 21st Century jazz. “At its essence,” says Reeves, “Life is beautiful and I wanted to celebrate that which is too often overlooked.”

Toronto Mass Choir

The Toronto Mass Choir (TMC) continues to be on the cutting edge of the Canadian gospel music scene bringing their distinct gospel sound to the world stage.

Chloe Watkinson

Chloé Watkinson is a talented singer, reaching through musical genres with ease, she sings Jazz, Blues, Soul, Gospel, Rock, Ska, Funk and more.

Ian Shaw

“Best Jazz Vocalist” at the BBC Jazz Awards in 2007 and 2004, and nominated in the Best UK Vocalist category at the JazzFM awards in 2013, Ian Shaw has already amassed a number of highly acclaimed intentionally released albums and is a popular performer both in the UK and the US. He has been cited, along with Mark Murphy and Kurt Elling, as one of the world’s finest male jazz vocalists.

Norma Winstone Trio

An English singer, a German reedman, an Italian pianist. Sometimes called Distances
(they prefer this), sometimes the Norma Winstone Trio or Norma Winstone’s


Broadsway is the combination of three uber-talented “Broads”: Dora Mavor Moore Award-nominee Diane Leah, JUNO / ECMA nominee Heather Bambrick, and international touring Jazz artist Julie Michels. In Broadsway, they bring their respective musical talents together with the repertoire of the Theatre, the improvisational spirit of Jazz, and a heaping serving of humour to create a show that is immeasurably entertaining!

John Alcorn

The Toronto Star calls him “one of our finest interpreters of the ‘great American songbook,’ an artist who always knows how to walk the fine line between respecting the material and offering an original interpretation.”
John Alcorn is one of Canada’s premiere jazz vocalists, delivering his distinctive renditions of jazz standards on the most prestigious bandstands and concert stages across Canada. His list of citations and acknowledgements in music and theatre includes both Jazz Report (Male Vocalist of the Year) and Dora (Outstanding Music) awards.

Allison Long and CJ&T

Two of Canada’s most revered jazz veterans meet up with fresh new talent in this special performance showcasing exciting young vocalists.
Singer-songwriter, Allison Long, dynamic vocal trio, CJ&T, and other young vocalists hit the Musideum stage playing everything from jazz classics to originals, British soul and more. Dave Restivo (piano) and JUNO winning bassist, Mike Downs accompany.

Julian Taylor Band

Taylor is a Canadian, award-winning, singer-songwriter who began his career as a teenager; playing at local, open stages around the city. Those humble beginnings have led Taylor down a storied path that includes; the release of seven albums, ten top-forty singles and has seen him play more than two thousand live shows in the last decade.

A true music fan and gifted performer, Taylor’s sound is a culmination of every musical genre that has touched him throughout his life. Equal parts troubadour and soul singer, Taylor emits a raw, emotive and distinct delivery.


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