Montreal International Jazz Festival presents

Emilie Claire-Barlow

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 music has been streamed over 300 million times across the major platforms. On Spotify alone, listenership is over 120K streams per day.

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. More recently, she has performed 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 musicians 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 few 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 Bocana with partner Steve Webster. Bocana has released 8 singles over the last couple of years in the electro-pop, lounge, world music genres, amassing a healthy following on streaming platforms. ECB has also released a collection of James Taylor covers as part of her JT Project.

Emilie-Claire Barlow will perform at the historic Monument National on July 6 at 8pm. For tickets please call 514-842-2112 or visit

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