Born to parents in Toronto in 1976 who were both professional musicians, Emilie-Claire Barlow got an early start in the music business and by age 21 had already recorded her first jazz album. She’s since released eight more albums, and has multiple Juno nominations to her credit, including a win for Best Vocal Jazz album for Seule ce soir in 2013.
Barlow was also named “Female Vocalist of the Year” at the 2008 National Jazz Awards, and has done some voice work for animated TV shows like Sailor Moon.
On Saturday she’s in town to perform at the Casino Regina Show Lounge at 8 p.m. The concert is being presented by the Regina Jazz Society and will be preceded by a silent auction starting at 6 p.m. Funds raised will be used to support Jazzfest Regina which will run in the city in mid-June.
Tickets are $25 advance and $30 door, and to give you a sense of what to expect here’s video from a few months ago of Barlow and her band performing “The Beat Goes On”: