“A Technicolor swing that’s just the thing.” – Globe and Mail
Tia Brazda has established herself as a sparkling presence on the jazz scene in Canada and beyond, performing from Montreal to Paris to Amsterdam, and at such notable festivals as the Vancouver International Jazz, Toronto International Jazz and Bestival. Her debut EP, â€œCabin Feverâ€ burst onto the scene in February 2012, hitting #1 on the iTunes Canada Jazz chart as well as receiving play on CBC Radio 1, Jazz FM 91.1 and college radio stations across Canada. Originally from Vancouver, but having honed her cutting-edge sound in the clubs of Toronto, Tiaâ€™s sassy songs and pin-up girl style have made a startling impression. Her music pays homage to the golden era while still remaining daringly modern.
Now, with her debut full-length album Bandshell, which hit #1 on the iTunes Canada Jazz chart upon release, Tia comes out swinging with a more polished flair, updating her vintage vibe from flats to heels. The 10-track examines affairs of the heart from a rollercoaster’s front car view, neatly packaged and bowed with Brazda’s superb Billie Holiday-meets-Elle King-like vocals.