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What the critics have said

“Emilie-Claire Barlow is unquestionably one of the hottest jazz properties in these parts”
Geoff Chapman – Toronto Star

“The next big thing in jazz”
CBC – Canada Now
“Emilie-Claire Barlow is a spectacular singer”
FW Magazine

“In terms of technical ability and impeccable phrasing, there’s simply no better stylist in these parts
Kerry Doole


“A refreshing voice amongst the many singers who are recording today”
Hal Hill – Jazz Canadiana


“Barlow sings with winning verve, cheering articulation and a daring that’s all too rare”
The Jazz Report

“Her clarity and, more important, her accuracy set her apart from the many other singers around town”
Mark Miller – Globe and Mail




www.emilieclairebarlow.com
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Discography

Discography

LIKE A LOVER (2005)
“Like a Lover“ is a very successful step into a new maturity for this accomplished artist” raves Stanley Fefferman of The Live Music Report.

This stunning new release showcases Emilie-Claire’s voice in an intimate, small group setting, with guest soloists Guido Basso, John Johnson, and Kelly Jefferson adding wonderful colour to this collection of swingin’ standards (On The Sunny Side of the Street, Our Love is Here to Stay) and lush bossa novas (Like A Lover, A Time for Love). Produced and arranged by Emilie-Claire, “Like A Lover “ is a beautiful example of her evolution as a musician and a reminder as to why she is considered one of Canada’s finest jazz vocalists - “absolutely fabulous….a sure 2006 Juno Nominee” - Geoff Chapman – Toronto Star.

HAPPY FEET (2003)
"It's very very good. One of the best vocal jazz discs in a long time" - Geoff Chapman - Toronto Star.

The much anticipated third album from Juno nominated vocalist Emilie-Claire Barlow. Once again, Emilie-Claire thrills listeners with a great collection of jazz standards, classic ballads, and funky sambas.

TRIBUTE (2001)
Emilie-Claire pays TRIBUTE to a fabulous collection of artists, from Ella to Ellington, Chick Corea to Sting, on this Juno Nominated sophomore release. This disc gets around the musical map and includes a great mix of popular tunes (It Don't Mean a Thing, Take the A Train) to lesser known gems (Summer Song, La Belle Dame Sans Regret)

"Her clarity and, more important, her accuracy set her apart from the many other singers around town" - Mark Miller - Globe and Mail

SINGS (1998)
"...a splendid release that demands repeated listening..." - Hal Hill - Jazz Canadiana

Emilie-Claire's voice is young and personable on SINGS, her debut album. Recorded when she was just 20, Emilie-Claire shows a maturity in her phrasing and delivery that is far beyond her years. With a top-notch group of musicians, and wonderful arrangements by Emilie-Claire's father, drummer Brian Barlow, this is a beautiful debut recording

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emilie-claire barlow

She's been called "the next big thing in jazz" (CBC - Canada Now), but Emilie-Claire is no newcomer to the music business. She started her career as a singer and voice actor at the age of seven, lending her voice to various television and radio jingles and voice-overs.

Her most recent release “Like A Lover”. (June 2005) has garnered critical acclaim – “A sure 2006 Juno nominee – Geoff Chapman, Toronto Star” – The album features a classic mix of standards (Sunny Side of the Street, Our Love is Here to Stay) and bossa novas. (Like A Lover, So Danco Samba

Emilie-Claire spent 5 years at Etobicoke School of the Arts studying music theatre and dance, then continued her studies at Humber College, focusing on music theory and arranging. During this time Emilie-Claire put together a jazz quartet and began performing in and around Toronto.

In the fall of 1998, Emilie-Claire released her first CD: ‘Emilie-Claire Barlow – SINGS’, "a splendid debut release that demands repeated listening" (Hal Hill - Jazz Canadiana).

Over the next five years, in between recording ‘TRIBUTE’ and ‘happy feet’, Emilie-Claire played consistently to sold out shows at top jazz clubs and festivals. People are charmed by her energetic, confident performances, her natural demeanor and wit. Whether it’s with a small jazz trio, or the power-house octet, Emilie-Claire continues to endear herself to audiences everywhere.

“It’s very, very good. The best vocal jazz disc in a long time.” says Geoff Chapman (Toronto Star) of Emilie-Claire Barlow’s third album ‘happy feet’ (2003). The album is a follow up to the Juno Award nominated ‘TRIBUTE’. (2001 – nominated for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year)

As a busy studio singer and voice actor, Emilie-Claire can be heard on numerous commercials and recordings and is a featured voice on several animated television series such as Rescue Heroes, Martin Mystery, 6Teen.

“Her clarity and, more important, her accuracy set her apart from the many other singers around town.” – Mark Miller – Globe and Mail

“Barlow sings with winning verve, cheering articulation and a daring that’s all too rare.” – The Jazz Report
www.emilieclairebarlow.com