2022 VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR | Amanda Tosoff | | The JUNO Awards

Amanda Tosoff is a Juno-Award nominated pianist, composer and arranger. She has performed with internationally recognized artists as Ingrid Jensen, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Phil Dwyer, and opened for jazz legends Bobby Hutcherson, Renee Rosnes, Oliver Jones, and Brazilian singer Luciana Souza. She has recorded for CBC Radio, Hot Air, Tonic, Jazz Beat, and Espace Musique’s series, Portraits Jazz. On her previous release, “Words” (nominated for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year 2017), Amanda took an adventurous leap beyond the confines of conventional jazz, taking poems and lyrics that possess a personal resonance for her and framing them in original new compositions that utilize vocals for the first time, sung by highly-regarded singer Felicity Williams (Hobson’s Choice, Broken Social Scene)

Her new release “Earth Voices”, follows up on this concept, but with a larger cast of vocalists, including Emilie-Claire Barlow, Laila Biali, Michelle Willis, Lydia Persaud. Along with strings and guest saxophonists Allison Au and Kelly Jefferson, she invites guitarist Alex Goodman to broaden her ensemble texture. Uniting this vast and impressive guest list is the musical genius of Amanda Tosoff, whose melodies, harmonies and arrangements create a rich sonic environment to host the guests. This album is special.