Karin Plato is a strong and steady force on the Vancouver jazz scene, not only as an award-winning and highly respected vocalist, but also as a composer, arranger, producer and educator.

Add to that her role as artistic director of the Joy of Jazz concert series, and it all makes for a pretty steady and busy career. It had been a while since she had been in the Toronto area, but Plato visited recently to perform at Toronto Vinyl Fest and for two shows with the Mark Eisenman Trio as part of the acclaimed concert series Jazz in the Kitchen. She is currently supporting her latest recording, This Could Be the One. 

Plato stopped by the JAZZ.FM91 studios to talk about her decision to write more original material, why dark and vulnerable art can bring so much joy, and what else she’s doing these days.

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