With versatility, power and emotion, Toronto-based singer NINA RICHMOND is sharing her voice with you.
Here, and in the pages that follow, you will find albums, videos, photos and
details of upcoming performances.
HEAR NINA SING:
With the Advocats Big Band on In Full Swing! and All I Want for Christmas is...Swing!
With Fifth Element on FIFTH ELEMENT
"singer Nina Richmond’s dynamic, subtly electrifying, insightful interpretations…"
"girl-next-door vocalist Nina Richmond"
"Richmond is clear and bright throughout"
"elegance from Richmond"
"she sings with freshness, clarity, subtlety"
"not a flashy singer, she is unconcerned to be different for the sake of difference and is never in any way gimmicky; her attention to the lyrics brings genuine insight to her performances"
Winner of Best Jazz Album by the OWMR Awards 2021 and one of the top vocal jazz albums of 2021 by Jimmy Jazz on CFBX 92.5 FM The X, Fifth Element jazz quintet's first album is called, simply, "FIFTH ELEMENT". I sing 12 tunes, all arranged by Dave Coules, with the beautiful music of Dave Coules on tenor sax, Dale Scaife on piano, Ron Johnston on bass and Glenn Anderson on drums. Everything you need to know about the album and access to samples of the tunes are available HERE.
AND! The first cut on our album was chosen by All About Jazz, an international jazz website, as its "Track of the Day" for May 7th, 2021. And then, the second cut was chosen as "Track of the Day" for January 21st, 2022! Both TOP TRACKS of 2021 and 2022!
You can LISTEN to them, "LIKE" them on the website and
DOWNLOAD them for free HERE!
AND...one of Jazz.FM91's 25 best jazz albums of 2020, and one of Glen Woodcock's top 3 favourite albums of 2020, "In Full Swing!" is the Advocats Big Band's first album! It has a wonderful selection of big band tunes spanning almost 85 years. Our music has been getting lots of radio airplay in Canada and abroad! Details about the album are available HERE.
HERE'S TO LIFE, with the Advocats Big Band at Scarborough Civic Centre on October 20, 2019
WITH THE ADVOCATS BIG BAND AT THE DUKE LIVE
It’s that thing. You know. The thing that makes you “you”. With me, it’s singing... Read on...
Contact me to perform at your upcoming event in and around Toronto with one of the many ensembles I sing with. I would love to sing for you.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING...
"Nina, I have been at your gigs when you sang beautifully. But all that was eclipsed yesterday at the concert. I have never heard you in finer voice."
"Fifth Element recently performed at my surprise birthday party. Everyone loved the music and Nina’s voice is a treat to listen to! The group is a perfect size for a house party and I highly recommend them!"
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