Award winning, International Jazz and Blues artist, Maureen Washington is one of Vancouver Island's most sought after vocalists. Her rich tones and captivating emotions have cultivated large audiences with a styling that encompasses the soul of Etta James, Carmen McRae and the modernity of Holly Cole. And yet, she remains a voice of her own.
Having had the honor of working with some of BC's best musicians, Maureen is an accomplished jazz and blues vocalist, songwriter, and instructor. 2017, Maureen released her ninth album, “Harvest Moon”, working alongside West Coast producer, Joby Baker, who is known for his Juno and Grammy award-winning tracks.
Selected regularly as a performer at the TD Victoria Jazz Festival, Maureen has opened for The Blind Boys of Alabama, Jazz legend, Joe Lovano, Vincent Herring and sang BGV on Folk legend Valdy's last album, “Read Between The Lines”. Maureen has played and hosted for Prince George International Folk Fest as well as had the opportunity to share the stage with Bruce Cockburn and Janis Ian, while also hosting clinics with Florida's Lee Boys, Ruthie Foster and Amy Millan on female songwriters.
Maureen's effortless charisma, crystal-clear control, and room-filling stage presence is enough to inspire any audience to fall in love with jazz again.
Maureen will be joined on stage with Ashley Wey - Piano, Joey Smith – Double Bass, & Damian Graham – Drums, Bryn Badel - Trumpet