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Amanda Tosoff

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: December 9, 1983    

Amanda Tosoff

Toronto-based jazz pianist and composer Amanda Tosoff has emerged as one of the top new talents on the Canadian jazz scene. Tosoff has released 2 CDs on Vancouver’s Cellar Live label: “Still Life” (2006), and “Wait and See” (2008) featuring Juno award-winning trumpeter Brad Turner. In 2010, Tosoff released her 3rd CD “Looking North”, the first release on her own record label Oceans Beyond Records. In addition to her long-time quartet, this album features NY-based trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, Toronto’s Kelly Jefferson on tenor saxophone, and William Carn on trombone....
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Awards

Montreal Grand Prix De Jazz - Montreal Jazz Festival 2009 CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award - Vancouver Jazz Festival 2007
PRESS QUOTES

“... a gifted musician with refined compositional skills.” - Marke Andrews, (Vancouver Sun Review)

“They prove that jazz is in very good hands indeed!” - Paul Grant (CBC Radio's “Hot Air”)

“Tosoff shows a remarkable grasp of the art of the song.” - Raul d'Gama Rose, (Allaboutjazz.com)

“Two things that make Tosoff's jazz fun are the generosity she gives to her backing quartet that leaves it lots of room, and her piano playing, which has a playful curiosity” - Tom Harrison (The Province)

“This group exemplifies so many of the great and positive things that young jazz musicians have going for them; compositional talent, instrumental talent, and devotion to the music and one another.” - Katie Malloch (CBC Radio)

“...Tosoff shows great promise: as a composer, leader, and performer... Her quartet swings with a genuine spirit, and she interprets clearly with a crisp motion. .. she brings the piano into full view through her calm demeanor and complete confidence.” - Jim Santella (Cadence Magazine)

“Amanda performed with her quartet at the Jazz Festival and they were absolutely stunning. Everyone was coming up and asking, 'Who is this band?' ... the quality of her composing is extremely high, and she swings, yet she can be introspective. Definitely an artist and a band to watch.” - John Orysik (Coastal Jazz and Blues Society)

There is an obvious cohesiveness and comfort level amongst these musicians. Grooves hang in a common pocket, and the young players show a mature level of sensitivity to each other’s nuances. Perhaps even more impressive is the harmonic sophistication of Tosoff’s writing. These are tunes that flow logically, and form the bed for her lyrical melodies, but the harmonies are interesting and provide a lot of meat for these players to dig into. - Lyle Rebbeck (Medicine Hat Jazz Society)

“...an assured, forward-thinking voice on the city's mainstream scene.” - Greg Buium (Vancouver Sun)

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    Wait and See

    Cellar Live
    2009

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Primary Instrument:
Piano

Location:
Toronto

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:
Amanda currently teaches private jazz lessons and group classes in Toronto as well as over the internet. Contact her through www.amandatosoff.com for more information. She has also taught workshops on composition, jazz history and improvisation at schools such as Lethbridge University, Red Deer College, Capilano College and more.

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