Maureen Washington

Maureen Washington

Singer, Musician and Actor

Victoria, Canada

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October 2013
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About Maureen

Maureen Washington is one of Vancouver Island's most sought after vocalists. Her rich tones and captivating emotions have cultivated large audiences with a styling that encompasses the soul of Etta James, Carmen McRae and the modernity of Holly Cole. And yet she remains a voice of her own.
Having had the honor of working with some of BC's best musicians, Maureen is an accomplished jazz and blues vocalist, songwriter, and instructor. Recently, Maureen released her ninth album, “Harvest Moon”, working alongside West Coast producer, Joby Baker, who is known for his Juno and Grammy award-winning tracks.
Selected regularly as a performer at the TD Victoria Jazz Festival, Maureen has opened for The Blind Boys of Alabama, Jazz legend, Joe Lovano, Vincent Herring and sang BGV on Folk legend Valdy's last album, “Read Between The Lines”. Maureen has played and hosted for Prince George International Folk Fest as well as had the opportunity to share the stage with Bruce Cockburn and Janis Ian, while also hosting clinics with Florida's Lee Boys, Ruthie Foster and Amy Millan on female songwriters.
Maureen's effortless charisma, crystal-clear control, and room-filling stage presence is enough to inspire any audience to fall in love with jazz again.


Her discography:
"Harvest Moon" 2016
"Here We Go Again" 2010 Collaboration with Daniel Cook
"Blues in the Night" 2010
"Summertime EP" 2009
"Baby it's Cold Outside" 2005
"BOP" 2005
"Fly Away Be At Rest" 2004
"Beyond the Veil" 2003

Unique traits: Sings with Expression and deep emotion

Awards

  • Winner Black Canadian Awards for Best Jazz and Soul Artist
    (2014)

  • Winner Monday Magazine~ Jazz and Blues Artist of the Year!!
    (2014)

  • Third-round artist (Victoria regions top 5!) in CBC’s Searchlight Contest
    (2013)

  • Winner Monday Magazine~ Jazz and Blues Artist of the Year!!
    (2013)

  • Nominee Vancouver Island Music Awards for 'Best Live Act'
    (2012)

  • Winner Monday Magazine~ Jazz and Blues Artist of the Year!!
    (2011)

  • Nominee Vancouver Island Music Awards for female vocalist of the year!!
    (2011)

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