JOCELYN BARTH is one of Canada’s most exciting emerging vocalists. As a jazz singer, she is known for her emotional expressiveness and sensitivity. She delivers a lyric with intention, depth, and authenticity while maintaining the playfulness of phrasing that comes from her instinctively instrumentalist-like approach to singing. While happy to keep it simple, she loves to stretch out into an explorative, improvisational adventure with her bandmates.
Barth’s innate musicality and versatility have put her in increasing demand in a variety of settings. She sang on the soundtrack for the award-winning feature film The Witch and has performed and recorded with Canadian music icon Jane Siberry and Inuk throatsinging dynamo Tanya Tagaq. She sang with voice improvisation collective New Lineage, which held a weekly residency at the Art Gallery of Ontario for June 2016. In November 2017, she performed Robert W. Stevenson’s sound poetry score “Cheap Sunglasses” at Harbourfront Centre Theatre for Danceworks’ 40th Anniversary Celebration.
She is featured with an original song on Volume Two by Toronto recording project Collective Order, and recently released trumpeter-composer Marie Goudy’s debut album, The Bitter Suite, a contemporary jazz-mariachi fusion featuring Jocelyn Barth singing with the Marie Goudy 12tet.
This evening’s singing star JOCELYN BARTH features DADREAN FARRUGIA on piano and JIM VIVIAN on bass, entertaining in the up-close-and-personal ambience of the Home Smith Bar.