New Toronto jazz collective She’s Funny That Way gives modern updates to jazz classics by inspiring women
Baby This, Baby That! was recorded live off the floor at Union Sound Company in Toronto with a combination of experienced and up-and-coming artists and engineers in Toronto.
The recording showcases Majoko, Kovac and Oliver in wonderful three-part harmony, backed by pianist Elliot Jarmain, bassist Erik Larson, drummer Jon Catanus. It also has guest performances by saxophonist Jesse Ryan, clarinetist Virginia MacDonald and vocalist Donovan Locke.
Last year, Joanna Majoko released her solo debut No Holding Back and won the Toronto Arts Foundation’s Emerging Jazz Artist Award.
In 2015, while studying at Humber College, Alisha Oliver won the CNIB Scholarship, distributed by JAZZ.FM91 in memory of Jeff Healey. She released an EP titled Me Against You in 2018.
Alisa Kanda Kovac is a singer-songwriter who also records under the name Sakako.
Here’s the track listing:
- Is You Is (or Is You Ain’t My Baby)
- Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better)
- McGuire Sisters Medley
- Bye Bye Blackbird
She’s Funny That Way’s Baby This, Baby That! EP is available now.