monica chapman trio
September 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
“Small World finds Chapman once again backed by a stellar cast of some of the country’s finest musicians, putting an individual spin on tunes that first came to light in classic Hollywood films. While Chapman can hold her own with any singer who has come before, where pipes are concerned, it’s just that slight and delightful hint of an accent in her voice that gives her something every vocalist wants (and should have): a sound unmistakably her own! Traditional jazz is alive–and very well-in her hands.” Mark Rheaume, CBC Radio.
Romanian-born Monica Chapman is an exciting jazz vocalist whose music is heard internationally. She released two critically acclaimed albums, “But Beautiful” (2013) and “P.S. I Love You” (2015). Her latest album “Small World” (2017) was released last year to very enthusiastic reviews and featured on BBC, CBC’s “Tonic,” “The Sunday Edition,” “Fresh-Air” and “Saturday Night Jazz,” Jazz.FM 91 and many more radio shows worldwide and was produced/arranged once again by Juno award-winning producer Bill King who assembled an A-list of players, featuring Mike Murley, Reg Schwager and Kevin Turcotte. She performs in top music venues in Toronto and the G.T.A. such as “Jazz Bistro,” “Lula Lounge,” “Home Smith Bar (Old Mill Toronto) and “Manhattans Music Club” (Guelph) to name a few and made her debut at “Birdland” and “The Salon” in New York. She sings to full houses wherever she performs. Her latest album “Small World” was also released in JAPAN and sold in major music stores there! All her albums are available on iTunes, Amazon, and all other digital outlets as well as Sunrise Records (Stone Road Mall-Guelph), Grigorian in Yorkville and Song & Script in Cumberland.
She has many music videos on youtube, one of which is sung in Spanish and is one of the songs recorded on her third album called Piel Canela, filmed in Kensington Market, Toronto!
Some of her influences are: Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday.
Joining Monica on stage tonight is Artie Roth (bass) and Bartosz Hadala (piano).