Emilie-Claire is featured on keyboardist, arranger, composer Lou Pomanti's newest single "Stoned Soul Picnic" a groovy new take on the classic Laura Nyro, made popular in 1968 by 5th Dimension. The track also features the ten-time Grammy-winning trumpeter, Randy Brecker with a blazing solo. Lou’s arrangement is the perfect soundtrack for a sunny spring day and is the fourth single from the upcoming album. Stream it everywhere now.
Emilie-Claire Barlow is an award winning and critically acclaimed Canadian jazz singer, arranger, record producer and voice actress. A two time Juno Award winner and 6 time nominee, she has released 12 self-produced albums on her own label, Empress Music Group.
Her performing career spans over 24 years in venues ranging from Toronto’s storied Montreal Bistro & Top of the Senator, to Tokyo’s Cotton Club and more recently concerts with symphony orchestras at Toronto’s Massey Hall and Montreal’s Maison Symphonique. She has performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival on seven occasions including a 2015 performance on the Main Stage with 50,000 people attending.
Ms. Barlow has lead bands featuring the finest musician’s in Canada. Her work as a band leader and producer has been recognized with a Juno Award nomination for “Producer of Year” for her recording “Clear Day” (2015) — notable for being only the 2nd Jazz recording nominated in this category. Ms. Barlow is also one of a very women to be honoured as “Producer of the Year”.
Ms. Barlow’s all francophone recording “Seule ce soir” won a Juno and Felix Award in 2013 representing an unprecedented achievement in Canadian bilingualism.
After releasing her second holiday album Lumières d'hiver in 2017, Emilie-Claire turned her attention to her duo project with Steve Webster, Bocana. Bocana has released 8 singles over the last couple of years in the electro-pop, lounge, world muic genres, amassing a healthy following on streaming platforms. ECB has also released a collection of James Taylor covers as part of her JT Project.
Up next is her 13th full album, due for release in early 2023. In the meantime, You can listen to ECB's newest singles - a stripped down take on the classic "My Favorite Things" and a guest vocal on Lou Pomanti's latest, "Stoned Soul Picnic".