Opening Act: Jake Silverman
Tia Brazda’s sassy songs and pin-up girl style have established her as a sparkling presence on the jazz scene in Canada and beyond, paying homage to the golden era while remaining daringly modern. She has performed from Vancouver to Amsterdam, including such notable festivals as the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal (main stage), Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, TD Toronto International Jazz Festival, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Bestival and Maui Waui in the UK, and the Iboga Summer Festival in Spain. Her debut release, ‘Cabin Fever’ as well as her latest album ‘Bandshell’ both debuted at #1 on the iTunes jazz chart in Canada, with Bandshell named the #5 best Canadian jazz release of 2015 by Jazz FM 91 in Toronto. The album also reached #24 on the CMJ Jazz Radio Chart in the United States after being added to 35 stations nationwide. Tia’s music continues to air on Rai Radio 1 in Italy (Beat Connection), BBC 6 Radio in the UK (Craig Charles show) and across North America. Highlights of Tia’s upcoming European and North American tours include performances at the Montreux Jazz Festival and the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest.