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Lower than 24 hours earlier than taking the stage on the Montreal Worldwide Jazz Competition’s on-line occasion Le jazz est dans l’air Tuesday night, Dominique Fils-Aimé gained the Juno Award for vocal jazz album of the 12 months.
The Haitian-Québécoise singer-songwriter’s second album, Keep Tuned!, is an entrancing mixture of jazz, soul and groove that was short-listed for final 12 months’s Polaris Music Prize for finest Canadian album.
“I see this (Juno win) as affirmation that I’m well-surrounded,” Fils-Aimé stated Tuesday, “and that we’ve got the appropriate to do what evokes us, even when it’s totally different. The general public and the trade are encouraging me to proceed doing issues which can be off the overwhelmed path, to maintain exploring and mixing totally different kinds of music, freely.”
Fils-Aimé has been a jazz fest common in recent times, performing earlier than a sold-out Théâtre Maisonneuve final July. She performs as a part of Jazz Is In the Air on Tuesday night at 7:40 p.m. (Go to montrealjazzfest.com for particulars.)