Vocalist and composer Nicky Schrire has just released her fourth recording, Nowhere Girl.

The album is a collection of compositions that invites us to see and feel the world through her travels and experiences, from her birthplace in London, then on to South Africa, New York and now Toronto. Nowhere Girl, her first album in 10 years, serves as something of a travelogue, with songs about the places that have shaped Schrire and her music.

Schrire is also a music educator, a respected jazz journalist and podcaster, and she’ll be performing on June 26 as part of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival.

Schrire joined us to talk about her latest album and how she got here.