2024 VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR | Denielle Bassels | | The JUNO Awards

Toronto’s Indie chanteuse Denielle Bassels, has developed a unique blend of jazz manouche, folk and pop that has earned her acclaim as “one of the most intriguing and innovative popular jazz singers on the current scene” (Lesley Mitchell Clark, Wholenote magazine, 2023). Imagine a whimsical fusion of Ella Fitzgerald and the Mad Hatter on a rollercoaster and you’ll grasp the enchantment of Denielle Bassels.

Denielle’s debut album “What About Wool Wishbags” reached #1 on iTunes Canada (Jazz) and ranked among 2017’s top 5 albums with JazzFM. Seven of these songs received various awards, including a grand prize win in the John Lennon International Songwriting Competition for her piece “Cool Cool Water”.

Her latest album “Little Bit a’ Love” was quoted as “luminary!” and features nine captivating original tracks marking her evolution as a producer, arranger and songwriter. Her collaborations with Grammy-awarded Drew Jurecka and Platinum-awarded Thom Mckay have propelled her to new heights, and she is now poised for a prestigious Banff residency as well as upcoming Canadian and International tours.