“There’s no shortage of passion and emotion at a Maureen Washington show.” – CBC Radio
With a luxuriant, powerful voice and remarkable onstage charisma, Maureen Washington has long been one of the most beloved and in-demand vocalists on Vancouver Island. Equally versed in jazz, blues, and soul, Washington recalls the spirit of the classic jazz divas while putting her own stamp on material ranging from Etta James to Norah Jones. Washington has opened for musical greats such as The Blind Boys of Alabama, Joe Lovano and Vincent Herring, and has won several awards including Black Canadian Award’s “Best Jazz and Soul Artist” in 2014. This savvy veteran has just released her 9th album, Harvest Moon.
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With a vocal style that encompasses the soul of Etta James, and Carmen McRae, the modernity of Holly Cole and the playfulness of Jann Arden; Maureen Washington evokes comparison to some of the great female Jazz singers of our time yet remains one of a kind.
Maureen Washington songstress for a variety of different ensembles, began her music career ... more info