JUNO-nominated jazz bassist Jodi Proznick is a stalwart on the Vancouver jazz scene as a performer and educator (she is a professor of music at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Langley, BC). Her latest album Sun Songs (eight years in the making) will be featured in this concert. She wrote the songs as a dedication to her mother who recently passed away after a 10 year journey with Alzheimer’s Dementia and as celebration for the birth of her son.
Sun Songs invites the listener into a musical experience that explores the depths of and reverence for the dualities of life. Sun Songs represents the unbridled potential of every woman’s most powerful contribution – her story. In fact, the album may become a beacon for other artists aspiring to share their own stories with the world. Inside each song, a radiant beauty echoes, and there’s a gateway to the many different ways we can all light up the sky. In the land where jazz and pop meet, two genres that have always been intrinsically woven together, Sun Songs becomes the template for a new weave. Every track is an exquisite tapestry of modern harmonies and rhythms, layered with memorable melodies and potent lyrics.
With the addition of singer Laila Biali, whose luminous vocals lift the songs to unparalleled heights. The other players on the album are Jodi on acoustic bass, her husband Tilden Webb (piano), Jesse Cahill (drums), and Steve Kaldestad (tenor saxophone). Infinitely talented as a songwriter, producer, and player, Jodi Proznick is also a mentor for the next generation of musicians.