Singer Tia Brazda takes on the iconic Peggy Lee in a Giants of Jazz concert, Saturday, June 15 in Heritage Park. She will be performing a retrospective of her work and life.
Peggy Lee a.k.a. Norma Deloris Egstrom (May 26, 1920 – Jan. 21, 2002) is considered to be one of the greatest pop song stylists alongside Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Sarah Vaughan. She was nominated for 12 Grammy Awards in her lifetime, won Best Contemporary Vocal Performance for her 1969 hit “Is That All There Is?”, and in 1995 was given the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Among other awards, she was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1999.
Tia Brazda is established in the jazz world for her jazz-pop songs and retro style. She pays homage to the golden era while adding a modern twist.
Brazda honed her cutting-edge sound in the clubs of Toronto, and burst onto the scene in 2012, hitting #1 on the iTunes Canada Jazz Chart as well as receiving play on numerous radio stations.
In 2015, her debut full-length album ‘Bandshell’, debuted at #1 on the iTunes Jazz Chart and was ranked the #5 best Canadian jazz release of 2015 by Jazz FM 91 in Toronto.
It led to tours across Canada, the U.S., and Spain in 2015 and 2016. Two more albums followed, an electro-swing collection of remixes titled ‘Bandshell Remixed’ in 2016, and new all-original album, ‘Daydream’ in September 2018.
Brazda will be performing with musicians Chris Adriaanse, Mike Freedman and Christopher Graham June 15 at Centre Stage in Heritage Park, 2:30-4 p.m.
The Barrie Jazz & Blues Festival runs from June 6-17. For more see http://barriejazzbluesfest.com