As prescribed by Paulina Constancia

Oh Canada! series (5) – Krall, Bublé & Other Canadian JAZZ Greats

Canada Day is July 1st so to extend Canada’s birthday celebration, this week I bring you an “Oh Canada” seriesI will feature some of the wonderful people, places, creatures and features that make Canada so special!

Today I share with you some of Canada’s best jazz vocalists, with special focus on the music and career of Diana Krall and Michael Bublé.

  • Diana Jean Krall was born November 16, 1964 in Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • Canadian jazz pianist and singer known for her contralto vocals
  • has sold more than 6 million albums in the US and over 15 million worldwide
  • On December 11, 2009, Billboard magazine named her the second Jazz artist of the 2000–09 decade, establishing her as one of the best-selling artists of her time
  • the only jazz singer to have eight albums debuting at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums
  • To date, she has won three Grammy Awards and eight Juno Awards. She also has earned nine gold, three platinum, and seven multi-platinum albums (Info Source)
Michael Bublé
Photo Source
  • Michael Steven Bublé was born in Burnaby, British Columbia, September 9, 1975
  • is an Italian Canadian singer and actor
  • has won several awards, including three Grammy Awards and multiple Juno Awards
  • His first album reached the top ten in Canada and the UK
  • He found a worldwide audience with his 2005 album It’s Time, and his 2007 album Call Me Irresponsible which reached number one on the Canadian Albums Chart, the U.K. Albums Chart, the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart, the Australian ARIA Albums Chart and several European charts. Bublé has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.Info Source

Learn more about Michael Bublé

I am a big fan of Michael Bublé. I have been trying to see him in concert for a few years now but it never seems to work out with timing and dates. The last time was when he was passing through Singapore and my husband and I decided we would go online and get tickets. Once released we worked our way through the website and were diligently deciphering the seating plan. But for some reason we were unable to book a seat. No matter how hard we tried it just would not go through. After some more careful inspection it became apparent that all the tickets were already sold out but it was difficult to tell by looking at the seating plan on the website. So, failed again by a Michael Bublé crazed Singapore.Maybe next time, maybe next time… 

Watch this video of a young Bublé perform
“The Way You Look Tonight”

After spending time exploring jazz music in our public libraries, I’ve discovered a wealth of Canadian talent beyond Diana Krall and Michael Bublé, here are a few of our many amazing artists… 

Here are some of my other favourite
Canadian Jazz Artists:
Sophie Milman
Watch this video of Sophie Milman perform 

“Matchmaker, Matchmaker”

Russian-born, Israeli-raised, Toronto-based jazz vocalist who’s well on her way to becoming an international sensation (she’s Toronto based so i’d like to include her on my list)
The intimacy and immediacy of Sophie Milman’s singing reflects the dramatic experiences that shaped her early life.  Born in Russia’s Ural Mountains, she left for Israel with her parents in an effort to escape the strictures and uncertainties of life under communism.  Among the few possessions that her family managed to hold onto was a cherished collection of vinyl jazz bootlegs.  Those recordings would become the foundation for Sophie’s lifelong love of jazz.

Learn more about Sophie Milman

Matt Dusk
Watch this video of Matt Dusk perform
“Fly Me to the Moon”

There are swingers and then there is Matt Dusk – a singer, songwriter, producer, arranger and fervent jazz-pop musicologist blessed with the perfect name … for his spirit truly comes out as night approaches and concert audience await.(Info Source)
Learn more about Matt Dusk
Molly Johnson
Watch Molly Johnson perform “Melody”
Molly Johnson has earned her reputation as one of Canada’s greatest voices. She has rocked standing-room only audiences in nightclubs and bars from coast-to-coast as a pop artist, and seduced the patrons of salons and lounges with her luscious interpretations of jazz and blues standards.(Info Source)
Learn more about Molly Johnson
Carol Welsman
Listen to Carol Welsman sing 
“You Take Me Away”
CAROL WELSMAN is an internationally acclaimed singer and pianist whose expressive vocal styling and dynamic stage presence have captivated audiences around the world.

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