TIA BRAZDA / ISABEL STOVER at East Rock Concert Series - Saturday, October 20th, at mActivity Coffee Bar, New Haven
Fernando Pinto Presents; TIA BRAZDA / ISABEL STOVER - Saturday October 20,
East Rock Concert Series at mActivity Coffee Bar, New Haven
Tickets, $18. Advance and $22. At the door
Doors at 6:30pm / Showtime 7pm
Tia Brazda's sassy jazz-pop gems and vintage style have established her as a sparkling presence on the jazz scene at home and abroad, paying homage to the golden era while adding a modern twist. Having honed her cutting-edge sound in the clubs of Toronto, she burst onto the scene in 2012, hitting #1 on the iTunes Canada Jazz Chart as well as receiving play on BBC Radio 6, CBC Radio, Jazz FM 91.1 in Toronto and college radio stations across Canada. This debut brought her to Paris and Amsterdam as well as cities around the UK in support, in addition to performing at major festivals at home across Canada.
In 2015 Tia followed up with her debut full-length album 'Bandshell', which also debuted at #1 on the iTunes Jazz Chart and #3 on the Nielsen Soundscan Chart in Canada. It was also ranked the #5 best Canadian jazz release of 2015 by Jazz FM 91 in Toronto. The album also hit #24 on the CMJ national radio chart in the U.S. after being added to over 35 stations nationwide.
In support of 'Bandshell', Tia toured Canada, the U.S. and Spain in 2015 and 2016, performing at such major festivals such as the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal (main stage), Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (front cover of festival program), TD Toronto International Jazz Festival, Jazz Sudbury Festival, All-Canadian Jazz Festival and Iboga Summer Festival (Spain). In 2016 she also released an electro-swing collection of remixes titled 'Bandshell Remixed', featuring prominent DJs from around the globe, including Wolfgang Lohr and Sound Nomaden. Tracks from this release continue to be featured on BBC6 Radio in the UK and Rai Radio 1 in Italy and the album made the Best of 2016 list by the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show on BBC6 Radio in the UK.
In 2017 Tia performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival as well as the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest (rated "Best of the Fest") as part of her European and North American touring. She is currently working on a new album scheduled for release in the spring of 2018
+ Isabel Stover
Isabel Stover is a seasoned vocalist who entertains and inspires listeners by fearlessly deconstructing musical compositions to their emotional core. Her mastery of rhythm, phrasing and spot-on intonation draws the emotive thread between timeless Jazz standards, Latin favorites and Classic Blues; all with original arrangements. Her laid-back style, ability to connect with her audience and unique repertoire provides a refreshingly different experience than the typical Jazz singers showcase.
Isabel Stover is a fantastic talent in the classic tradition of Carmen Mcrea or Sarah Vaughan who puts on a heartfelt, warm and vibrant show packed to the gills with soul. - Phil Wilcox, Tres Gatos of Boston
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