Emilie-Claire Barlow is a critically acclaimed Canadian jazz singer, arranger, record producer and voice actress. She is known for her inspired re-imaginings and affectionate treatment of both classic pop and jazz songs, delivered with polished demeanor, charming humour and a voice of unforgettable beauty. Emilie-Claire has spent the last 20 years in search of her “perfect band” and her current lineup is a who’s who of Canadian musicians.
Recording her first album at the age of 22, EC now has a dozen releases to her credit, many of which have garnered award nominations – several with Félix and JUNO wins. They range from the 1960s themed The Beat Goes On to the all-francophone Seule ce soir. Her latest offering, the seasonal Lumières d’hiver, was released in November 2017. Never one to rest on past accomplishments Ms. Barlow continues to grow as an artist and numerous tours across the globe – taking her from Toronto’s storied Montreal Bistro to the Montreal Jazz Festival (seven dates) and Tokyo’s Cotton Club – have honed her stage presence and voice to a peak of control and expression, wowing audiences with a combination of vocal prowess and relaxed energy. She appears regularly at London’s Aeolian Hall as part of the TD Sunfest World Music & Jazz Series.
Her new show, Emilie-Claire Barlow: 20 Year Retrospective Tour, brings to the stage a tour-de-force performance of songs – including her most popular hits and a few forgotten gems – spanning the entire career of a major talent at her peak.