August 23 /7:30 pm 10:30 pm
In a rare Toronto performance, the far north’s gift to the Canadian music scene, outstanding singer/songwriter FAWN FRITZEN teams with brilliant pianist and composer DAVID RESTIVO and guitar eminence REG SCHWAGER for an evening that promises entertainment excellence.
Now based in historic Whitehorse, Yukon, Fawn Fritzen has lived and performed all over the country, including all three of Canada’s northern territories. She embodies Canada’s diversity with her mixed cultural roots of Chinese, French, and German, singing in her three ancestral languages as well as English.
Raised on folk, classical, and musical theatre, she was a latecomer to jazz, but the bug bit her hard, and she quickly garnered accolades. Tim Tamashiro (former host of CBC Radio’s national jazz program Tonic) named Fawn “one of Canada’s top swingers”. In 2014, she won the Julian Award of Excellence for Emerging Jazz Artists.
In March 2019, Fawn debuted How to Say Sorry and Other Lessons, a show of eight personal stories and eight new songs. The music is co-written with pianist and composer David Restivo, ‘fusing singer songwriter truth bombs with the rich complexity of jazz’. That performance was recorded live with the support of Jazz Yukon, and the recording is scheduled for release in early 2020.