Here's a couple of wonderful Canadian artists you may or may not be aware of:
LAILA BIALI - "Multi award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter, pianist and CBC Music national radio host.
I heard "MONOLITH" on Jazz 91.1 on the way home from work, and have been catching up on her extraordinary music ever since ... awesome!
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MANDY LAGAN - "Mandy Lagan has released a sparkling tribute to her muse, titled THE JONI BOOK, featuring a roster of Canada’s finest jazz artists. She couldn’t ask for a better or more simpatico group of musicians than Kevin Turcotte, Jim Vivian, Ted Quinlan, Dave Restivo, Andrew Downing and Blair Mackay."
"It is truly a group effort, though, and all the musicians delve into both familiar (My Old Man, All I Want) and less familiar material (Conversation) with dedication and zeal. Everyone contributes to the inventive arrangements, ranging from the playful interplay on Help Me (featuring an outstanding trumpet solo by Turcotte), to the masterful textural arc they craft on Song for Sharon."