“Her devastating chops let her zip through the changes like a trumpeter, hitting all the high notes with the clarity and accuracy of Dizzy Gillespie in full, glorious flight… and she can swing like a raging storm.” – Hamilton Spectator
The Victoria Jazz Society Presents:
The award winning, illustrious Emilie-Claire Barlow maintains a youthful energy and appearance that contradicts her 20 year career as a Canadian jazz singer, arranger, record producer and voice actress. A two time Juno Award winner and six time nominee, she has 12 self-produced albums to her credit on her own label, Empress Music Group, including her latest 2017 holiday album, Lumières d'hiver.
Even with numerous past accomplishments, Barlow is not one to stand on ceremony. Ever-growing as an artist, Barlow continues to tour across the globe, leading a group of some of the finest musicians in Canada. Known for her inspired re-imaginings and affectionate treatment of both classic pop and jazz songs, she has honed her stage presence and voice to its highest tier, hitting up venues such as Toronto’s Montreal Bistro, Tokyo’s Cotton Club, and Montreal Jazz Festival’s Main Stage, alongside a band that consistently makes musical brilliance look easy. Barlow’s work as a band leader and producer has been recognized with a Juno Award nomination for “Producer of Year” for her recording “Clear Day” — notable for being only the 2nd Jazz recording nominated in this category.
Featuring a few forgotten gems and her most popular hits, Barlow will presenting some of her favourite repertoire in an intimate trio format, captivating her audience through the songs and stories behind her recordings, music and life.
The Victoria Jazz Society respectfully acknowledges the Lekwungen-speaking peoples, the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples and their ancestors on whose traditional territory we are uninvited guests.