Brad Barker is JAZZ.FM91’s music director and on-air host

Juno-nominated musician Jodi Proznick is one of the best bassists in the country, having played with the likes of Guido Basso, Kirk MacDonald, Don Thompson and Sheila Jordan, along with her own groups.

The Vancouver-based artist has won numerous National Jazz Awards, and just this year her latest album Sun Songs featuring Laila Biali was nominated for a Juno Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year. Prior to that, her debut album Foundations was nominated for a Juno in 2006. In addition to her original work, she’s also been featured on more than 40 recordings as a side player.

While she was in Toronto for a show with our own Heather Bambrick, Proznick joined us here at JAZZ.FM91 to talk about how she first became a bassist, and how she came to finally realize and acknowledge that being a professional musician was her calling.

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