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Emilie-Claire Barlow is an award winning and critically acclaimed Canadian jazz singer, arranger, record producer and voice actress. A two time Juno Award winner and six time nominee, she has released 11 self-produced albums on her own label, Empress Music Group. She is known for her skillful re-imaginings and affectionate treatment of both classic pop and jazz songs, delivered with a relaxed, polished demeanor, charming humour, and a voice of unforgettable beauty.
Her performing career spans over 20 years in venues ranging from Toronto’s storied Montreal Bistro, Tokyo’s Cotton Club and more recently concerts with symphonyorchestras at Toronto’s Massey Hall and Montreal’s Maison Symphonique. She has performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival on seven occasions including a 2015 performance on the Main Stage with 50,000 people attending. Ms. Barlow has led bands featuring the finest musicians in Canada. Her work as a band leader and producer has been recognized with a Juno Award nomination for “Producer of Year” for her recording “Clear Day” featuring the Metropole Orkest— notable for being only the 2nd Jazz recording nominated in this category. Ms. Barlow is also one of a very small group of women to be honoured with a “Producer of the Year” nomination.
Ms. Barlow’s all francophone recording “Seule ce soir” won a Juno and Felix Award in 2013 representing a remarkable achievement in Canadian bilingualism. Her 12th album, “Lumières d’hiver” is expected in fall 2017.
Selected Discography:Sings (1998)Tribute (2001)Happy Feet (2003)Like a Lover (2005)Winter Wonderland (2006)The Very Thought of You (2007)Haven't We Met? (2009)The Beat Goes On (2010)Seule ce soir (2012)Live in Tokyo (2014)Clear Day (2015)Lumières d’hiver (expected 2017)
Selected Awards:Juno Awards “Tribute” Vocal Jazz Album of the Year Nom. 2008Juno Awards “The Very Thought of You” Vocal Jazz Album of the Year Nom. 2008National Jazz Awards Female Vocalist of the Year Won 2008Gemini Awards Songwriters Hall of Fame Best Perf. Variety Program Nom. 2008Juno Awards “Haven't We Met?” Vocal Jazz Album of the Year Nom 2009Juno Awards “The Beat Goes On” Vocal Jazz Album of the Year Nom. 2011SiriusXM Independent Album of the Year Jazz Artist of the Year Won 2011Juno Awards “Seule ce soir” Vocal Jazz Album of the Year Won 2013ADISQ Awards “Seule ce soir” Album of the Year, Jazz Won 2013SiriusXM Independent Album of the Year Jazz Artist of the Year Won 2013Juno Awards “Clear Day” Vocal Jazz Album of the Year Won 2016Juno Awards “Clear Day” Producer of the Year Nom. 2016ADISQ Awards “Clear Day” Album de l’année - Jazz Nom. 2016
Ten albums in, jazz artist Emilie-Claire Barlow has proven herself to be a dazzling singer and an exceptional interpreter of jazz standards, French chansons, Brazilian favourites and many more musical styles. CBC Music"
Ten albums in, jazz artist Emilie-Claire Barlow has proven herself to be a dazzling singer and an exceptional interpreter of jazz standards, French chansons, Brazilian favourites and many more musical styles.