At the vanguard of ‘The New Jazz Generation’ and freshly graduated from the University of Toronto’s prestigious jazz performance program, JENNA MARIE PINARD possesses a signature jazz and blues voice that hints at Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Aretha Franklin, but is distinctly her own.
She is a bandleader, arranger, songwriter, and improviser, quickly gaining a reputation in Toronto as a uniquely warm spirit and engaging performer, best known for her smooth-sounding jazz and rich R&B vocals, her wide vocal range, and passionate performances.
Originally from Montréal, Jenna Marie now lives in Toronto and plays throughout the city. In the Fall, she will be releasing a duo album with Jay Yoo entitled, “Here, Now”.
Tonight, soaring young singing star JENNA MARIE PINARD features jazz luminary STEVE WALLACE on bass, with ANTHONY D’ALESSANDRO on piano, and drummer NICK DONOVAN, entertaining in the up-close-and-personal ambience of The Home Smith Bar.