Since her JUNO-nominated debut album “Stealing Genius” with trumpeter William Sperandei, AMY McCONNELL has been a popular presence in the Canadian jazz scene, moving stylishly through 20th century music, and transitioning effortlessly from traditional to modern repertoire as she covers songwriters like Cole Porter, Michel Legrand, Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell.
McConnell is fluently bilingual and frequently performs in French. Known for her beautiful voice, impeccable intonation, and emotional approach, her style encompasses jazz, pop, and musical theatre. She released her second album “Accomplice” (with William Sperandei) in 2016 and she has begun work on her third album, to be released in the Spring.
“The beautiful, soaring voice of Canadian singer Amy McConnell… a jazz that is fresh and melodic.” (François Lemay, ICI Musique)
Watch the music video of her glittering cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Dance Me to the End of Love”
This evening’s all-star AMY McCONNELL QUARTET features DREW JURECKA on violin, ROB PILTCH on guitar, and bassist ROSS MacINTYRE, entertaining in the up-close-and-personal ambience of The Home Smith Bar.