Jazz-pop songstress Tia Brazda makes her Port Alberni debut on Friday, March 15. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Jazz-pop songstress takes on Char’s Landing in Port Alberni

Tia Brazda brings a collection of songs from her newest album

Jazz-pop songstress Tia Brazda makes her Port Alberni debut at Char’s Landing on Friday, March 15 as part of her spring B.C. tour.

Brazda brings a fresh collection of songs from her new album Daydream, which debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes jazz chart in Canada upon its release. She also recently toured coast to coast across North America in support.

Brazda’s retro style and utterly distinctive voice have established her as a strong, unique presence on the jazz scene, both at home in Canada and abroad. Garnering comparisons to Billie Holiday and Amy Winehouse in the past, she stands distinguished as a powerful artist in her own right.

Having honed her cutting-edge sound in the clubs of Toronto, Brazda’s vintage-inspired look made a startling impression. Her first EP Cabin Fever burst onto the scene in 2012, hitting No. 1 on the iTunes Canada Jazz Chart, as well as receiving plenty of radio airplay. The follow up, full-length album Bandshell also debuted at No. 1 on iTunes and received significant acclaim, catapulting Brazda into her current high-profile status as a serious Canadian powerhouse.

Her new all-original album, Daydream, finds Brazda’s irresistible voice cradled in a rich and varied atmosphere of strings, horns and backing vocals, all in service of her positive outlook on various states of romance. She moves effortlessly from the bossa nova of the title track to the pure jazz balladry of “Irreplaceable” to the tango-infused French chanson of “Un amour bohème” – with the songs sounding as strong as if they’ve been around forever.

The album also features a “who’s-who” of JUNO-nominated players, including Larnell Lewis of Snarky Puppy on drums, Shirantha Beddage on saxophone, William Sperandei on trumpet, Adrean Farrugia on piano, William Carn on trombone, and Marc Rogers on bass. The funky track “Livin’ Easy” also features a songwriting collaboration and genre-bending piano solo by Marc Pelli of MAGIC!.

One of the most hardworking artists on the music scene today, Brazda has toured the world, performing at a number of prestigious festivals.

The upcoming show in Port Alberni starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

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