TD Victoria International JazzFest Presents: OSTARA PROJECT
Sat. June 24th 9:15 PM - 11:30 PM doors at 8:00 PM (No Minors)
The Ostara Project, spear-headed by award-winning musicians Jodi Proznick and Amanda Tosoff, is a jazz super-group that showcases the strength and creativity of Canadian women in jazz. Ostara artists are all top-tier musicians, composers and bandleaders who reflect the geographical, cultural, and creative diversity of Canada’s musical landscape. The self-titled debut album, released November 2022, was nominated for a Juno award in the category of “Vocal Jazz Album of the Year.” In a genre and industry where women have been severely underrepresented, the Ostara Project is a beautiful example of perseverance, community, and a deep love for the music. Like the Germanic goddess of the spring the group is named for, the music of Ostara is creativity rising out of darkness. Laila Biali vocals/keyboards, Rachel Therrien trumpet, Allison Au saxophone, Valèrie Lacombe drums, Shruti Ramani vocals
“This supergroup should be a major player at Canadian jazz festivals this year.” – Will Chernoff, Rhythm Changes.