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PRESS KIT

ABOUT

Origin:  Toronto, ON

Genre:  Adult Contemporary

Players: Mike Downes (bass), Robi Botos (piano), Davide DiRenzo / Larnell Lewis (drums).

Label:  Universal Music Canada

 

Website: www.mollyjohnson.com

 

SHORT BIO

 

Recognized as one of Canada’s greatest voices, jazz vocalist Molly Johnson is a mother, singer-songwriter, artist, and philanthropist. Throughout her career, she has captivated audiences both in Canada and Europe with her original pieces and interpretations of jazz standards. Not surprisingly, Molly is a laureate of multiple notable awards, including two JUNO awards, the Governor General Award, the Order of Canada, and the Chevalier Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Outside her own musical endeavours, Molly is also an avid supporter and patron of the arts. As the founding artistic director of Toronto's Kensington Market Jazz Festival, she has introduced hundreds of performers and in her own words built a “local jazz festival that reflects the cultural depth” of the immediate musical community.

HIGHLIGHTS

 

1992: JUNO Award: Most Promising Group of the Year (Infidels)

2007: Made an Officer to the Order of Canada  

2009: JUNO Award: Vocal Jazz Album of the Year (Lucky) 

2009: National Jazz Award: Jazz Vocalist of the Year 

2012: Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal Recipient

2023: Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Fr)

2023: Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement

6x JUNO Award Nominee

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