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Fawn’s voice is warm, rich, and willingly vulnerable, with hints of Karen Carpenter, Julie London, and Barbra Streisand. On his CBC Music blog, Tim Tamashiro recognized Fawn as one of Canada’s “top swingers”.

So perhaps it’s not surprising that she is the bandleader and vocalist for the 7- piece 40s-style Swing Street Band (complete with vintage costumes!). And that she is also the singer for a 16-piece Big Band. And that she has several seasons under her belt as Leading Lady in the 44-year-old vaudeville show The Frantic Follies Revue (depicting the entertainment of the Gold Rush era).

What may be most surprising is that Fawn does all of this from her home in far- flung Whitehorse, Yukon.

All those high-energy acts give her the opportunity to use the powerful belting voice she developed in her musical-theatre days in Ottawa, but when she recorded her debut album, Bedroom Voice, she chose to highlight the soft, sultry side of her singing personality.

With four originals on the album, Fawn has been recognized as a gifted songwriter, penning tunes that fit in comfortably with the traditional jazz and blues she loves to sing.

The album also highlights her affinity for language. Blessed with a multi- cultural background, Fawn confidently performs in English, French, German, and – unexpectedly – Mandarin Chinese.

Bedroom Voice, released in March 2013 to critical acclaim, has been featured on Espace.mu and played on Tonic, regional CBC stations, independent radio stations in BC, Ontario, Quebec, and even Australia.

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The result of Fritzen and Janke’s collaboration is a treasure of vocal jazz. It captures the strength and expression of Fritzen’s voice and songwriting with Janke’s skills and experimentation to create a thoroughly enjoyable album. — Barry “Jack” Jenkins, What’s Up, Yukon

Fawn’s CD is lovely. She has a warm, relaxed sound and she knows how to communicate. Her accompaniment here is perfect – clear and economical – always supporting, never overwhelming as she tells her story.— Reg Schwager

“A set of pipes that can conduct…a powerful singer with a really clean style.” — Stuart Derdeyn, The Province

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Albums by Fawn Fritzen

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