“Jordana made a very positive impression on these ears with her 2013 debut, Standard Deviation. She ups the ante on this new album, one that shows a real evolution in her singing and writing. Her pure phrasing is devoid of affectation, and her supple voice is equally convincing on a wide range of material.”
- Kerry Doole (FYIMusicNews)
Jordana Talsky’s new full length album ‘Neither of Either’ marks an evolution from jazz songstress to performer with a distinct sound, combining acapella and full band tracks while seamlessly weaving between intricate support harmonies, vocal percussion and quirky textures to create an innovative and compelling sound.
The Toronto based vocalist-songwriter takes risks, sonically and stylistically, encompassing her diverse influences across multiple genres from jazz to pop, to alternative and ambient, to blues and soul and beyond.
Produced by Juno award winner Justin Abedin, the multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer recognized Jordana’s innate sense of music and deep well of creativity. “She understands the value in the craft of songwriting and brings a fresh approach to her style”.
Pushing the boundaries of her current sound, Jordana and Justin ensured the 10 track ‘Neither of Either’ has a great vibe, ease of vocal transition, convincing lyrics and musicality that harkens to other strong female voices influential on Jordana including Fiona Apple, Dido, Feist and Alanis Morissette.
Jordana Talsky is a voice to be heard. Her unique sound and varied style may be attributed to her wide ranging experience. Once an opera singer, a musical theatre performer, and member of a funk band, Jordana pushes boundaries and embraces all of her musical sensibilities. She was a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, a semi-finalist in the Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition, and runner-up for the Julian Award of Excellence for Emerging Canadian Artists and Toronto Independent Music Awards (vocal jazz).
With a live show of high energy and excitement Jordana’s reputation has led her to perform in several music festivals and renowned venues. Established as one of Canada’s most exciting new artists in music, Jordana Talsky continues to perform on many notable stages both in the US and Canada making her a rising entertainer to watch.
From the catchy quirky intro of “Run” to the roots infused post-rock “Around You All The Time” followed by the darkly soulful “Ways”, and the epitome of being fed up expressed in “Sick”, Side A rounds out with “Bitter Sweet Heart”, where Jordana’s mesmerizing voice takes over. “Spark”, the first track on Side B, is a reminder that sometimes, that’s all that’s needed. “Wave of Emotion” conveys the confusion of being pulled in two directions while the title track, “Neither of Either” considers that sometimes not making the choice is wise. The RnB flavoured “Don’t Know” precedes Jordana’s imaginative acapella remake of Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know” and completes the album much like it began – catchy, great vibe and shining vocals.
2017 DATES INCLUDE:
Aug. 27 - Newmarket Jazz Festival, 7pm, NEWMARKET, ON
Aug. 29 - Blue Mountain Jazz In The Village, Collingwood, ON
Sept. 16 - Kensington Market Jazz Festival - Justin Abedin -Trinity Common, TORONTO, ON
Oct. 4 - CD release at Supermarket in Kensington, 8pm/TORONTO, ON
* to be confirmed Oct. 20 - Junction City Music Hall/TORONTO, ON
* to be confirmed November - C'est What/Cameron House
Official Indie Week Showcase (Nov 7-12th - check website for more details http://www.canada.indieweek.com )
Dec. 15 - Homesmith Bar, Old Mill Inn/TORONTO, ON